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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

Reviews

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Walter
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Prepared for the Job

I.completed this course several years ago, but plans change, and I did not teach then as planned. Now finally I am using the materials as I start my new teaching career in Thailand. I am reviewing the course modules in preparation so they will be fresh again in my mind, and I can follow up on the many preparation recommendations they provide.

In this course I found that the complexity of the English language is presented in a very well segmented form. The modules alternate between technical aspects and practical presentation aspects, so I was never bogged down with grammatical overdose. I found the follow-up support to be very valuable too, as I become a teacher. This course had everything I had hoped for at onset, and went beyond my expectations an many areas.

Pros
  • Value for money
  • Real world application
  • Follow-up assistance
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Elizabeth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

120hr TEFL course

I recently completed the 120 hour TEFL course and I must say that it really exceeded my expectations. Been an ALT and taking this course has really broadened my scope of knowledge in the teaching world. I learned and unlearned so many things. I highly recommend this course to all craving to teach English as it covers the teaching of English from toddlers to young adults to adults and upto professional level. Taking the course will also boost your chances of landing that great teaching job you've always admired and also make you a better person if you really want to learn or know the nitty-gritty of English.

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Amelia
3/5
No, I don't recommend this program

I was hoping for better

There is definitely no need to pay extra for the videos and tutors. Everything is written for a ninth-grade reading comprehension and all the concepts are kept quite shallow. No critical thinking is required to pass with a 90% or higher in all the units.

The vast majority of the theories and pedagogy are only discussed in a sentence or two, so you don't get a very rounded perspective on teaching ESL. There is only one method that is used in any detail, so that you feel you have no choice but to use that method in your own teaching because it's the only one you really understand.

If you already have a strong command of English, just be aware that the grammar and the poorly-aged content can make the units a bit of struggle. The materials clearly have not been updated in a decade or two.

Some of the units will make you do your own research because they don't cover it, but still require you to know it. This includes having to read a downright offensive piece about judging a culture based on its masculinity level (femininity is not a part of this piece as they take the view that femininity is simply the far low scale of masculinity).

Pros
  • Extremely easy
  • I had a connection issue once and they were helpful, but not friendly.
  • Quick turnaround on grading
Cons
  • I don't feel like anyone could be truly prepared to teach ESL from this
  • So. Many. Grammar. Errors.
  • Outdated content
Response from ITTT TEFL

Hi Amelia. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We’re not sure what caused your change of heart with regard to ITTT since you emailed us on 8th June 2022 after we gave you a deadline extension on your course free of charge: “Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate it and this really just goes to show what amazing and remarkable company you are. I am so happy that I chose to get my ESL certification through ITTT and I recommend your company to all my friends who are seeking the same training.”

We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t find the videos useful or that you didn’t take advantage of the tutor support that was available to you throughout the course. The feedback that we usually get for both these areas is usually very positive, but we understand that the needs of all course participants will inevitably differ. We acknowledge the comments you submitted in your unit reflections and some changes will be made.

In your YL course unit reflections you mentioned that you were frustrated that you needed to do additional research as part of the course requirements. Every task sheet (which you were advised to complete before each unit test) stated that further research from other sources may be required.

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JADELYN
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GREAT EXPERIENCE

Thank you so much, ITTT, for making me more confident, competitive, and a better teacher. I'm so glad that I found this course. It helps me a lot and gives me great experience. i hope many enrollees will know your training and let them to become more confident, better and great teacher either online and offline. Wish all the best for team and staff of international TEFL and TESOL training. For better future and great opportunities, ITTT will help you a lot, just trust and be confident honestly its my first time to enroll in TEFL and TESOL training and I'm so happy.

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Svetlana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent course

I got retired and felt bored. So I decided to learn one more skill- to be an English teacher. English is my second language, and it was quite a hard task for me. I was looking for a good teaching platform, I searched few courses very carefully. At the same time I was searching for the fair price. From many options I chose ITTT, and I've never reggreted it.
This is awesome course. I've completed 220 hours course : 120 hours online TEFL, 50 hours specialized Teaching English to Young Learners course and 50 hours specialized Teaching Business English course.
The information in each course was very interesting, well presented, so it was even kind of fun to study.
There are also a lot of references to other resources presented in the courses.
The support from the stuff was also a great experience: as soon as I ask for the help, the answer was almost immediately provided.
I just want to cheer other non native English speakers up to take any of ITTT courses if they want to continue studying and working (at any age).
I am 72 years old , so far I'm not sure about my future work , but I feel very happy and excited that I found my strength and willpower to complete ITTT courses.
I highly recommend ITTT courses to those people who are looking for the best education as a teacher!

Pros
  • Professionalism
  • Great support
  • Fun

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Alumni Interviews

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

Md. Mahfujar Rahman

Md. Mahfujar Rahman

Why did you choose this program?

Well, a number of factors motivated me to choose this course.

To begin with, I completed my graduation and post-graduation on economics. However, I teach English because I am good at it although I don't have any certification. That's why I was searching for one for me.

I thought this course matched my interest very much. I could do it at my own pace.

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

Well, I took the course without any tutor. So, I didn't get any assistance directly from the tutor. However, the course materials they provided are so lucid and elucidating that I didn't have that many questions to ask. Sometimes, I browsed through some sites as suggested in the materials. Besides, whenever I wanted to know something, I dropped emails and found them instantly.

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

I would say that anyone, who would like to undertake the course, should have the basics of the English language to draw the best out of the course. It's due to the fact that one has to understand the approach and the intended tone of the author of the materials to do well in the tests. Most importantly, it's about developing quality, not understanding only.

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

It's entirely up to the individuals. As far as I am concerned, this course is very helpful for all kinds of participants, mostly for those with jobs. It's because there's no making haste when it comes to taking tests. It's really student-friendly and so less burdensome for the students. Thus, learning will be according to the will of the students.

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

Well, although I haven't moved to another country to teach English, I have had to move to another city far away from my hometown. One thing I found very challenging is the cultural differences alongside the language. Sometimes, I have to get stuck understanding the way my students speak. However, I managed to get through by spending time out just to observe their lifestyle and talk to those who came here earlier.

Staff Interviews

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

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

My name is Christine Thompson and I am one of the Directors of Studies at Threshold Training Associates which hosts the TEFL International Prague program. I am chiefly responsible for career guidance and job interview training.

I have been teaching EFL full time since 1996 and have worked for universities, language schools and primary schools in Japan, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. My original degree is in International Relations with a Spanish minor and I hold a teaching certificate and teaching diploma from Cambridge University.

What makes Prague a unique destination to obtain TEFL Certification?

Prague is an interesting and fun city with a long history of preparing and employing TEFL teachers. I am the prime example of this phenomena; I took my DELTA course in Prague 7 years ago and have yet to leave. Our program runs in a functioning language school so trainees get an authentic TEFL experience and will come into daily contact with TEFL teachers and their students.

What are some extracurricular activities students participate in during this course? One of the best features of Prague and the Czech Republic is its pubs and of course, its beer. Our course coordinator is a self-studied expert on the city’s hostelries and has found some of the most authentic Prague pub and musical experiences available to share with our trainees. In addition, we employ several teachers who also work as city guides who can give tailor-made tours of the city.

Do students generally stay in Prague to teach after completing this course?

A number of trainees stay in the Czech Republic to teach after completing the course. There is quite a demand for qualified teachers in Prague and the Czech Republic in general. As part of the course we help trainees with writing CV’s, creating successful demo lessons and interviewing techniques, skills that they can apply to any position they decide to apply for.

Both Prague TEFL and TEFL International have a broad network of personal contacts who can provide career advice and contact information for schools the world over. Also, our course has an intensive and hands-on young learners component that makes our trainees attractive for destinations with a high concentration of YL classes like China, Korea and other parts of South East Asia.

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

My advice for anyone considering doing a TEFL program anywhere: do as much reading and preparation as possible before you come. Read up on English grammar basics, what types of EFL are taught and where, consider what your expenses will be and what the visa restrictions are for places where you might like to work.

Being well-prepared will help you to make the most of your time on the course; be it asking good questions to the trainers or knowing what kind of teaching you would like to do when you finish or having an idea of where you’d like to live and work.