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.



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Yes, I recommend this program

I chose ITTT because I have a US Bachelor's and Master's degree, but many of the overseas teaching courses wanted a TEFL certification. It wasn't the cheapest program, and I'm happy I paid the extra for it. To me, though some of the terms were different, I don't really differentiate between British English and American English. To me, English is English. So while I had to spend a little extra time absorbing some of the different terms - the explanations and concepts were the same. The links they provided were excellent. I didn't need any support because I'm a good learner and simply reviewed again what I'd missed on previous tests. I also downloaded and printed each chapter to make a workbook that I can take with me. It's a good course.

What was your funniest moment?
When I realized the my lesson planning was all messed up and that I had never actually used more than a straight arrow plan - sorta sad, and funny all at once.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Above all, I am thankful I choose this course. The content is relevant and beneficial. If I had a question, a tutor would respond within one day, usually sooner. The course provides numerous resources, materials, and ideas towards lesson planning that are beneficial. The video component is a great addition as it helped answer questions I had or provided a useful illustration. I have not applied for a job yet. However, after completing the 120-course, additional material was provided to aid the job hunt. Some units are longer, and some are shorter, but some topics have more information.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Grammar/tense system: I created a spreadsheet with all the applied rules, another designated to the forms and examples for each tense and studied from it.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I just finished my first 120-hour course with ITTT. I've been an English and Reading teacher in the US for 30 years, and I learned an enormous amount on how to present and teach English to students not familiar with the language. The course materials and videos were great.

I took an online course and look forward to taking my next two courses, one that covers teaching businessmen and another that addresses teaching children.

I plan on combining knowledge of teaching in the classroom with online.

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Yes, I recommend this program

I completed the basic course of 120 plus the Business English and Teach English to Young Learners courses.
I found them all well structured, giving you a very good background.
You will be equipped with a deep well of language knowledge and teaching skills ranging from lesson planning to classroom management and beyond.
At the end of each unit there are exercises which you can practise before taking the test to move on to the next unit.
I highly recommend taking this course if you want to teach abroad.
I think I will also enrol in the 250-hour diploma course.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing course! super complete, dynamic and professional. It covers every possible scenario of teaching, problems you might encounter, types of students, different teaching methods, etc. It gives you great up-to-date tools to provide outstanding teaching.
I truly believe that the course covers absolutely everything you need to know about teaching. I would totally recommend it to people looking for superb on-line training. I was impressed by how well explained everything was and how every single detail was covered. Although there were many things that I had already studied, the ITTT course showed me a different perspective to it, it gave me new and fresh ideas on how to teach the difficult areas of the English language.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Nothing! I truly believe that the course covers absolutely everything you need to know about teaching.


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Alumni Interviews

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

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.

Christine Thompson

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.