We just received a message from a person calling himself James – who took the Language House TEFL Prague (TLH Prague) course in 2013; proving his course attendance by attaching a pdf copy of his course certificate – who has let us know that he has tried to add a balanced, but negative review of his course experience on a number of websites.
He wrote that the Language House TEFL Prague invest quite heavily on paid advertising spots on the main TEFL websites (probably with all that tax-free money they haven’t been disclosing to the Czech government) and that as soon as a negative review shows up, or a negative post, the review/post is deleted; obviously because Chris Westergaard is online 24/7 and threatens the website owner with stopping paid advertising unless the review/post is deleted.
James writes that even when his review is very balanced and only slightly negative – even when he submits email correspondence history with the Language House TEFL Prague and shows his course certificate – the review or comment is deleted.
James also suggests that a few years ago the Language House TEFL Prague bought out one of the top TEFL course reviews websites to further push their agenda.
The good news is that this site is not funded by the Language House TEFL Prague tax-free advertising costs, so we will publish anything which we receive which can be confirmed as coming from a reliable source.
Basic rule of thumb?
Don’t believe the balance of reviews of the Language House TEFL Prague on websites where they pay for advertising. It’s for certain that behind all those fake 5 star reviews (obviously written by Chris Westergaard, his friends, or school staff) are a whole load of (genuine) negative ones deleted because of advertising paid services.
It’s a dirty business. Do your homework. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.