Fraud in the TESOL industry in Cape Town

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It has come to our attention that there is much mis-information, fraud, incorrect statements, false representation (the using of false names) in the TESOL industry in and around Cape Town. There are some “Institutions” / persons offering TESOL courses around Cape Town who are less than honest with prospective students.

Important points to look out for before registering for your TEFL/TESOL course:

  1. Check if the Training Institute has a physical Business address (that you can find on Google maps) or best still: visit the premises or ask someone else to visit there if you are out-of-town.
  2. The people involved in the Institution and the training should be clearly listed on the website. If there is 1 person listed, it is a private business, not a Training Institution.
  3. The lecturers involved in the training should at least have a Degree plus CELTA working under the direction a Course Designer/ Senior Lecturer  with a P.G.C.E or similar qualification in addition to a Master’s degree in linguistics.
  4. We would also suggest that to further check on the credentials of such an institution or person, to use google as a good source of information. Check www.hellopeter.com too.
  5. Remember, it is extremely easy nowadays, with a cell number, email and website to make claims and promises. Do your research and do it well.

Not only are you paying a substantial amount for your course, you need to know that the Institution is legitimate and the trainer/s are qualified, have no criminal record and are honest, with a good reputation. 

A good guide is also to see if the Institution is affiliated to English South Africa, a S.A. accreditation body. 

Important Notice

Matthew van As, a previous trainer, was successfully convicted of fraud and theft from our Institute and sentenced on Friday 26 July 2013. For further information, please contact our office.

Cedric Wampach is no longer a facilitator at our Institution. His term was ended with immediate effect at the end of November 2023.

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