Verified TESOL Course testimonials
This article looks at where our customer reviews are predominantly published, and the red-flag Online TEFL/TESOL review tactics of some of our competitors that should be taken with a generous pinch of salt.
To begin this article, it should be made clear that we welcome both positive and negative feedback of our services.
Of course, it would be great if every review that we received was a five-star review. But life doesn’t work that way. You can’t please all of the customers all of the time. And actually, a negative review is often a positive for us – negative reviews can possibly indicate to us where there is further room for improvement, so that we can develop as a company and develop in the delivery of our customer services.
We will start, with the review websites that we recognize as being trusted sources of TEFL/TESOL student and graduate feedback.
TEFL Online Pro | Facebook
Facebook is an excellent platform, where potential customers can read verified reviews from TEFL Online Pro students and graduates.
One of the major benefits of Facebook reviews, is that you can read a review and then check the poster’s Facebook profile; seeing whether the reviewer has a Facebook history and, therefore, if it is a legitimate review. This is arguably the best medium with which to tell if a reviewer is a real person, who has actually taken a TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course.
Some examples of recent verified reviews posted on our company’s Facebook page, by students and graduates of the tefl online pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course program:
Verified TEFL Online Pro reviews on Facebook:
TEFL Online Pro | Trusted TEFL Reviews
Trusted TEFL Reviews is a similarly excellent source of verified reviews of tefl online pro students and graduates.
According to Trusted TEFL Reviews, the owners of the website are a group of English teachers (based in Vienna, Europe) who set up the website in order to clean up the Online TEFL/TESOL reviews industry. It is a non profit website, so this avoids the grey area corruption that is prevalent in some of the other major Online TEFL/TESOL review websites.
Students and graduates of the tefl online pro international TEFL/TESOL certification program, who have left reviews on Trusted TEFL Reviews, have reported back to us that in order for their review to be published they had to prove course attendance – submitting a copy of their international TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Trusted TEFL Reviews also allows Online TEFL/TESOL schools to respond to reviews.
Verified TEFL Online Pro reviews on Trusted TEFL Reviews:
The ‘TEFL Online Pro Reviews’ section of this website also addresses reviews of the TEFL Online Pro TEFL & TESOL online international certification course program:
The Dark Underbelly Of Fake Online TEFL/TESOL reviews
And now, we need to take a look at the dark underbelly of Online TEFL/TESOL reviews.
There are two main ways in which some Online TEFL/TESOL companies manipulate their company reviews, in order to present a far rosier picture than what is true in reality.
The first way in which some companies artificially increase their review ratings, is by writing the reviews themselves and publishing them on websites that lack a verified review process. Another option for these unscrupulous companies, is to pay people (people who most likely haven’t taken one of their courses) to write reviews for them. One way of telling if a company is involved in this tactic is if they receive a bunch of reviews all at the same time – such as ten in one day.
The second way is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a form of fake reviews corruption, and it is a big problem within the Online TEFL/TESOL industry. Some of the more popular Online TEFL/TESOL reviews websites work on this principle. They encourage Online TEFL/TESOL schools to add a listing on their website, and they then receive an affiliates fee when a sale has been made. The issue with these types of review websites is that they often delete negative reviews, because it is bad business for their affiliate marketing model.
Affiliate marketing is also prevalent among bloggers who finance their world travels by claiming that such and such a course was AMAZING, and then they cream off the affiliate income when new customers use their coupon code when purchasing a course. It just isn’t possible to be objective about a product when the incentive for a blogger is to market it for their own financial gain.
So next time you read what appears to be a five-star review, shouting the praises of an Online TEFL/TESOL certification program, try checking to see whether there is an ulterior motive hidden behind the seemingly innocent review.
One thing that you can be certain of is that all tefl online pro reviews, published on Facebook and Trusted TEFL Reviews, have been written by actual students and graduates of the tefl online pro international TEFL/TESOL certification program.
We never waste our time trying to plant student and graduate reviews on unverified review websites, and we make it a principle not to add our school listing to review website that work on the affiliate marketing business model.
For any unanswered questions, contact us via the TEFL Online Pro official school website: https://teflonlinepro.com/contact-us/
Thank you for reading this Verified TESOL Course Testimonials article.
Paul Murphy | Operations Manager | TEFL Online Pro
The Teachers’ Choice Award winner in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022