Then you are an idiot, because for a month they are offering it for the much more realistic price of 59 Euros on GroupOn – and that “original” price of 559 pounds is quite possibly only there so that they can offer the ridiculous discount of 92% on said site, meaning if they’ve actually taken that much off people for an online course it is just preying on their stupidity/ lack of knowledge of the industry. Something similar must be true of their 42-page grammar guide that was apparently originally priced at nearly a pound a page at 39 pounds 99 – which would make the much more professionally-produced new Oxford English Grammar Course’s 316 pages worth at least 300 quid!
Also, you might want to reconsider having anything to do with this organisation at all because their website has all the signs of dodginess:
Name changes/ Can’t remember who they are
The top left of the “Why TEFLINK page” says “Why TEFL Cambridge”, a question which poses the question “Why don’t you even know your own name?”
“Once completed, our TEFLINK course fully prepares you to confidently complete the University of Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) examination, an internationally recognised, prestigious and impressive qualification. It is your passport to a highly-respected and successful career in English Language Teaching.” (I’ve never seen a school specifically asking for the TKT – which you can take after reading a book on your own anyway – and you’d be much better off doing a four week TEFL course with observed teaching practice with anyone at all. Alternatively, maybe you could just avoid all cowboys by doing a Cambridge CELTA – which TEFLINK would surely approve of as they mention Cambridge so prominently and often on their site)
“the ultimate TEFL qualifications – the Master 140 hour TEFL Course Certificate.” (not sure what that s is doing at the end of “qualification”, but more importantly all purely online TEFL certs are at the very bottom of the pile when it comes to qualifications)
Ridiculous marketing/ Also probably lies
“wise professors” (Do they exist outside Harry Potter?) “esteemed professors” (By who, and is there any chance at all they are actual university professors?)
“internationally celebrated TEFLINK qualification” (DoS looking through CVs – “He’s got a TEFLINK qualification with no observed teaching practice! Hooray, crack open the champagne!” Also, I’d never heard the name in my life before – unsurprising if they just changed their name from TEFL Cambridge)
“We are the leading provider of TEFL training within Europe”/”We are the market leader; one of the foremost providers of TEFL training in Europe.” (Quite apart from the contradictions, based on what statistics, and how could they even know?)
“state of the art methodology” (“We want you to use low teacher talking time, something developed by the CIA and still highly confidential. If you tell CELTA qualified teachers about this, we may have to kill you”)
“a fully accredited international organisation” (but no details on that accreditation, despite a whole page on the topic)
Have just emailed them to ask for explanations of some of the above.