Alumni Spotlight: Irene DallAntonia


Why did you decide to get TEFL certified with INTESOL?

I decided to complete my TESOL course with INTESOL because it offers the possibility to study in Barcelona. I visited Barcelona in the past and I couldn't wait to go back to this vibrant city. Although I wanted to work in Prague after completing the course, after contacting the tutors I was impressed and felt that I would be supported across Europe.

What made this teach abroad experience unique and special?

The experience in Barcelona was more challenging than I expected but that meant that I have gained a lot more from the experience. The support in Barcelona was awesome! I was slightly nervous about teaching, but I was given a lot of confidence and support in the course and improved a lot as a teacher!

How has this experience impacted your future? (Personally, professionally, academically, etc.)

Looking for a job in Prague was not easy, but with some advice, I managed to achieve what I wanted. I am now working part-time in Prague and continuing with my medicine degree. I love my city and teaching has given me a different perspective! I hope that this TESOL course will help me with my career but for sure it has broadened my horizons!

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering teaching abroad?

If you're considering teaching abroad, be realistic of what you can but don't let it stop you from travelling across the world and discovering new places and new people! There are so many weird and wonderful places that are waiting and that may be the right place for you! Every job market and city is different and it could be what you're looking for.