Just like brick and mortar schools, some online schools are fine and some are rubbish. Whichever school you go to, you need to do your research though.
An online TEFL certificate is fine for a first job. If you want to go higher in the industry then you should be looking at a CELTA but that's best taken once you have a few years experience. They're *very* intense.
ICAL run an online course and have been doing so since 1998 (it's the oldest in the industry). The students forum is open to public viewing so you can see what the students are talking about and so on. It's here: http://isc.icalweb.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=403&func=listcat
Over the past 14 years ICAL have trained literally thousands of teachers and you can read about the course here: http://icalweb.com/cms/
Getting started in TEFL: http://teflworldwiki.com/index.php?title=TEFL:_An_Introduction
About TEFL Courses in General: http://teflworldwiki.com/index.php/Tefl_courses
· 8 years ago