World TEFL School, WTS, started over a year ago. WTS was born because we listen to people who talk to us.
Please keep reading to find out more about what we heard, our reaction, and how we show people how to mobilise their teaching power and empower people for a brighter future.
Nov 2019 – the beginning
The Trinity College CertTESOL name is synonymous with excellence, prestige, and worldwide recognition. On the EBC website, the 4-week Online EBC Trinity College CertTESOL certificate course price is 1,100 Euros.
What connects WTS with EBC and the EBC Trinity College CertTESOL course? Please keep reading.
People told us at EBC that they would love to take the CertTESOL course but cannot afford the 1,100 euro price tag. This challenge was made a top priority on our to-do list.
We knew that there must be a way to give back something to society and create an affordable solution. We needed a solution that could help people who want to become EFL and ESL teachers but are limited in their choice.
Our aim was to create something that would:
- mobilise an individual’s teaching power
- convert dreams of being an English teacher into action
- show people how to be world English teaching ambassadors
- promote global English teaching skills
- transform people for a better world
- empower people for a brighter future
- keep everything practical and affordable
But what, how, when? There were so many extraordinary challenges to consider. It was getting towards Christmas, so we took a break to enjoy some family and friends time, get our batteries recharged and think hard about what we could do to make this dream a reality.
Jan-Sep 2020 – brainstorming and development
We started the year well-rested, with clearer heads, batteries recharged, and ready for the task ahead. After a good intake of hot chocolate and “churros” on a cold winter morning, we all accepted the idea!
We knew that we could come up with a quality, gold-standard course, just like our CertTESOL course, at a more affordable price. We had a combined total of more than 140 years of experience and knowledge between the trainers and management.
First came the brainstorming. Next came the course design, structure, framework, and curriculum. It took nine months to build this exciting course, and we decided to call it the WTS (World TEFL School) Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL. We chose to run it on the state-of-the-art Moodle learning management system. Around this time, the COVID pandemic hit the world, and we had to work from home. We adjusted to remote working and work on the WTS Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL course continued. At the same time, we carried on with our roles as Trinity College CertTESOL trainers running our 4-week Online CertTESOL courses.
Oct-Dec 2020 – challenging decisions
We were almost there, ready to launch our WTS Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL course! However, we were at a crossroads. The price! How can we give the most affordable price possible and maintain our high standards? Our goal was to be able to empower people to teach. To do this, they need a gold-standard, top-quality course, similar to the EBC Trinity College CertTESOL. We initially priced the Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL at 130 Euros. After more discussions about our goal, we all decided on a highly affordable initial price of 30 Euros. We all hope to hold on to this significantly discounted price as long as we can.
Jan 2021 – almost ready
All done and ready to launch! We have been on a very emotional journey. We gave our after-work hours and some weekends to make sure we met our launch deadline. It was hard work, but the outcome is something in which we take great pride.
We reached our goal. We made a gold-standard course patterned after the EBC Trinity College CertTESOL course. Our Trinity College approved CertTESOL trainers and assessors all look forward to the success of our WTS Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL trainees.
Feb 2021 – we launched WTS
The advertising and marketing of the WTS Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL course has started. Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter? After many ups and downs, we all decided that the marketing and advertising of WTS would keep a relentless focus on delivering a reliable, frictionless and gimmick-free user experience. To do this, we have provided a sample course that people can access on our website. The sample course gives a sneak preview of the WTS Advanced Certificate in TESOL and TEFL course.
We have done what we said we would do. We have reached our goal, and we feel we are giving something back to society in our small way. And that, my friends, is a great feeling.
March 2021 – we are live and training
We are happy to say that WTS is launched and is now empowering people for a brighter future.