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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

Reviews

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Sangxia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

120-hour TESOL course

I have recently graduated with 120-hour TESOL certificate from ITTT. The course content was really helpful, and most importantly, practical, While the course content is brief and accessible to anyone, I am sure it includes all you need to get off to flying start as a new ESL teacher. The ESA methodology was really great, enabling ESL teachers to implement it in the classroom setting. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who looks for a practical, fun, and accessible teaching method, and wants to enhance their teaching skill and knowledge.

What would you improve about this program?
in my point of view, this program may include more real practical teaching, this may helpful for new ESL teachers.
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Saber
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ITTT 120-hour TESOL course

I have recently graduated with 120-hour TESOL certificate from ITTT. The course content was really helpful, and most importantly, practical, and is worlds away from theoretical content that I learnt during my undergraduate studies. While the course content is brief and accessible to anyone, I am sure it includes all you need to get off to flying start as a new ESL teacher. The ESA methodology was really great, enabling ESL teachers to implement it in the classroom setting. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who looks for a practical, fun, and accessible teaching method, and wants to enhance their teaching skill and knowledge.

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

120-hour Course

I recently finished the 120-hour course as part of my 550-hour course package. Even as a native English speaker, I still learned a lot of valuable things about the language that will go a long way in helping me teach it to non-English speakers. I think it really helped me get an idea of not only how to teach English but also how to interact and connect with students as their teacher. Most units also have a lot of great tips for teachers of any experience level, which I think will be very useful in the future!

What would you improve about this program?
I think what I would improve is allowing students to retake the tests 1 time. This not only would improve their overall score, but also gives them a chance to prove to themselves they really understand the material after further study if they didn't do well on the initial attempt. That would build confidence in their knowledge, which would make for a better teacher in the long run.
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Aline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best course ever

I’m currently teaching English in the countryside of São Paulo in Brazil.
I’ve just taken the one hundred seventh hour TEFL course. I can absolutely recommend ITTT for anybody who already teach and who wants to improve your skills as a teacher. This is the course you are going to need if you would like to teach abroad or online.
Now I have more knowledge for planning my lessons and new activities. I enjoyed everything about the course, but my favorite one was ESA methodology.
As a result, my students are enjoying learning English. So, GO FOR IT!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The best thing about this course is the ESA methodology. Now I have more knowledge for planning my lessons and new activities.
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William
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ITTT was a great choice

I've been wanted to get a TESOL diploma for years, and finally found the time during the pandemic isolation period. It was exhilarating, challenging, and most of the time fun. I really looked forward to getting up every morning and diving into the latest unit. I feel confident that I would be able to start teaching in a classroom (although will be frightening at first, of course) quite successfully after all I've learned during the course. Someday soon I hope to be able put this knowledge to use either in person or online. Recommended highly.

What was your funniest moment?
Also the saddest moment. When I looked through all the various topics we would be covering and realizing that I somehow passed all my English courses all through the years in public school but didn't remember hardly anything about the various parts of speech and how to explain them. I'm a voracious reader rarely have to refer to a dictionary, but the technical descriptions of what the words & phrases actually were (conjunctions, future present continuous, modal verbs, prepositions, gerunds (!?) etc. etc.) had completely disappeared from my brain. I basically started from scratch and am much the better for it.

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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.