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ITTT TEFL

About

Since 1993, ITTT has provided industry-leading TEFL Teacher Training to over 150,000 trainees who are now working in over 40 countries around the world. With a large array of TEFL course options, including online, in-class and combined, ITTT TEFL aims to support and educate future teachers who wish to gain paid teaching positions abroad. A member of the prestigious College of Teachers, ITTT caters to the needs of its TEFL students, making sure each individual has the materials they need to grow and learn more about English language education. With over 25 international locations, ITTT boasts one of the largest TEFL programs and job networks in the world and offers its graduates:

- Lifetime job placement assistance.
- The opportunity to support yourself abroad and learn a new language.
- CV and resume preparation.
- Access to a library of teaching resources, lesson plans and teaching points.
- Letter of recommendation for future employers.

Founded
1993
Headquarters

Go Overseas
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States

Reviews

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Md. Mahfujar
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have been teaching English for quite a long in Bangladesh. I didn't take any professional course previously. That's the reason I was looking for one that would be flexible for me and well designed to develop my skills further. I think this course has been great for me. I learned a lot. What fascinated me most is the support I received from ITTT. They offered me a free course after the successful completion of TEFL. Besides, whenever I asked anything, I always found their cordial response with utmost promtnes. The most thought-provoking part in this course is ESA: engage, study and activate. I feel that some video lessons could be included to show more examples of how ESA lessons are planned and implemented. Overall, this course is very helpful and eye-opening.

What would you improve about this program?
Inclusion of some other videos on ESA would be much more helpful.
Ana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have chosen to take this course since I will be going abroad next year and my plan is to continue working as an english teacher. Searching for job postings abroad, I found out that the TEFL/TESOL course was a requirement in most of the jobs adverts. So I did some research on the options available for this course. The online course was my preferred choice since I could do it from home at my own pace and it was perfect for me. I was able to continue with my duties and in the free time dedicate time to do the course. I completed it in less than 4 months, and the timeframe given was up to 6 months. I liked the way the course is set up is. You learn about a topic in each of the units and after that you were required to take a test and it was pretty encouraging to do it this way. You could save the unit lesson to your computer for a future reference or to review the info before going into the test. In my case, some units were easier than others and some of them were very challenging, for instance the phonetics unit was tough for me . I have been working as an english teacher for some years now so I was familiar with some of the information provided but still there was always information that was very useful for me in every unit. Methodologies and resources were a great source for me , gave me so many other options to include in my lessons, and make my classes more dynamic and diverse. The videos provided in the course were very real and its a nice way to see the practical teaching ways and take advantage of it.During the course I was even able to include some of the learning information into my lessons and groups and they were very positive. I have now completed this course and I have to say it was a great investment for my career and it will definitively pay off. I do recommend this course to anyone going abroad and willing to have great content and learning as a second language english teacher.

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Txiv
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn or teach English, or just needs meet the requirements for a job. The time and money efficient course provides tons of useful materials and instructions that prepares you well for lecturing and facilitating activities. The final test is to write a summarize essay to provide the gist of what you have learned and reflected during the course, which is not that hard if you have taken the course seriously. After finishing the course, the administrative staff will send you an email containing useful links with advices for jobs and job banks, which will help you find a satisfactory job just by clicking your mouse. Trust me, you won’t regret your choice for this TESOL/TEFL course accredited by so many organizations.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I didn’t expect the course to be so user friendly and easy to follow. Since they have a tutor option, I thought it would be hard to understand the course without a tutor. It turned out that I was totally wrong.
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James
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The 120 hour online TEFL course was very flexible and streamlined. I was able to study and take the tests on my own time and felt a sense of accomplishment after completing each unit. At the end of each unit I was more and more excited to move on to the next and cared more about teaching than when I started. The course material really Inspired me. The website is very well made and easy to navigate. The course material was challenging yet very comprehensive at the same time. They are responsive via email and social media as well. The certificate looks very professional and the priced is shipping was included in the cost of the course. Immediately after finishing the course and following on their facebook page I was contacted about possible job opportunities. Will reccomend and rate 10 out of 10!

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Masum
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When I first heard about ITTT courses I was bit amazed to know if this was really possible to have such course in such affordable price, I did little more digging on its official website and things seemed really promising to me, I decided to take it , I signed up for the online course , step by step instructions were really clear and the way I was tested really pointed out my mistakes and I was motivated to study hard after each lesson been completed, the study materials of next lessons are only available after passing the test of current lesson. If anyone is willing to get authenticated TESOL certification I would say this is a great choice, also they sent the certificate in a very quick time. All in all the whole process is really worth trying.
Cheers!

What would you improve about this program?
More study materials can be added in addition and each wrong answers given in the test can be corrected with more real time examples.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Travis Thomas

Travis is an ambassador in cross-cultural relations with a passion for teaching and learning through global citizenship. He is currently teaching English and developing businesses in Bogota, Colombia.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program with the intent of being self-employed and continuing in my pursuit of living cross-culturally. I chose this program to advance in my goals and better my life. I desired to live intentional, and this program provided with the tools and resources to do just that. I wanted to have control of my destiny and to possess my work, and this program provided me with this opportunity

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The program provided me with the resources and the tools to be a proficient teacher of English as a foreign language. It was up to me to seek out the opportunities and then apply them so I can make a living teaching.

The program does not work without the execution. I gained the knowledge necessary to change my life, and it was up to me to apply that knowledge through wise choices.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would advise that they pace themselves, master the art of incrementalism, take little bites at a time, and be patient. Just like learning any new trade or skill, you want to take your time and truly absorb the content and information. When the opportunity arises to apply what you know, take those opportunities.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I usually wake up around 8 AM or 7 PM depending on when I have a class. I teach my classes, and study. Any spare time I divide between leisure and business ventures. The program was not arduous nor overbearing, I was able to complete it in three weeks and then immediately apply the skills I had acquired to teaching English classes.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was moving abroad and not being able to sustain myself. What if I don't book enough classes? However, after 1 month of working, I had made enough to pay my rent and more. I succeeded quicker than I expected. Don't be afraid to take the risk of going abroad, and don't underestimate your ability to swim in unknown waters. Find the security and peace of mind to invest in yourself.

Some more advice.

As you are growing abroad, simply plan as much as you can, even for spontaneous exploration. Never be afraid to wander, allow yourself to get lost, and work your way out of foreign places and circumstances.

If you never test yourself in these spaces, you'll never uncover the hidden potential and resourcefulness you have.

Give yourself over to the process of risk and new experiences. Create meaningful connection as much as you can, and don't be afraid to ask for help from people around you, even strangers. The world is much more inviting than you can imagine.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

John Coan

Tell us a little about yourself. What position do you hold there?

I’m John and I’m the head trainer. I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years, mostly here in Prague.

What makes Prague a unique destination to obtain a TEFL Certification?

Prague is a very beautiful city – most visitors fall in love with the place. Everything is still reasonably priced, so your money will go a lot further here than in, say, Paris or London. It’s also very nicely located – you can be in Berlin, Vienna, or Budapest in just a few hours. It’s also helpful that there are a lot of language schools in Prague, so your employment options are greater than in many other European cities.

We are proud of our course. We’re dedicated teacher trainers who have spent many years working in the field. Over the four weeks, you will gain vital skills and knowledge, and we will make sure that every trainee benefits as much as they can, both through classroom input sessions and individual guidance.

We have an excellent library and you will have the chance to use this to help plan your lessons. You will also have the opportunity to teach young learners on the course – practical and rewarding experience that in fact many courses of this type do not offer.

What are some extracurricular activities students participate in during this course? (Does your training centre offer any guided tours?)

We have a very friendly staff who will help organize outings for the trainees, depending on their interests. Typically people who take the course want to see the city and guided tours are often planned early in the course. There will be trips to Czech restaurants and pubs, too, and we can help you plan a visit to the opera, Prague Castle, or the famous Black Light Theatre.

Please bear in mind however that as the course is intensive in nature, you will not have a great deal of free time during the four weeks of study.

Do students generally stay in Prague to teach after completing this course? (How does this course help students teach abroad? What are some other popular destinations?)

It really depends on the individual. Some trainees want to go back home to think about their next move, and some can’t stand to leave Prague once the course is over! Whatever you decide to do, we can help and advise.

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering obtaining TEFL Certification in Prague?

I would advise someone to think carefully about whether they want to teach English to foreigners. If they have the desire and a bit of talent in that area, then we will do our very best to help develop this, and give them the tools they need to do a very good job in the classroom.