ECCD offer accreditation and validation services for organizations who offer or would like to offer Teaching Engilsh as a Foreign Language (TEFL) training either online or at a brick-and-mortar location. Our program evaluators follow the same standards required by the British Council for the training of teachers for employment in schools they accredit within the UK. They visit the organization's training site, observe lessons, interview instructors and administrators, give recommendations and feedback on adhereing to our acceditiation standards, and confirm whether accreditation will continue. For online TEFL courses, online course content is thoroughly reviewed alongside the learning platform. Administrators and teachers are interviewed online via Skype.
Our evaluation service checks that organizations seeking accreditation and those that wish to continue to be accredited by ECCD meet the following requirements:
A minimum of 100 hours of cooperation between trainees and trainers
Satisfactory coverage and balance between theory and practical work
A minimum of 6 hours of observed teaching with real learners for the trainees accompanied by trainer comment
Appropriately qualified and experienced trainers with adequate academic management
Location, premises, resources and learning platform are a sufficiently appropiate quality
For those organizations who would like to pursue a TEFL accreditation and receive more details about the accreditation process, including fees, please contact us through our contact form found here.