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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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Nicanor
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The 220-hour Master Package was well designed for new teachers, providing three certification programs in one package. I took first the foundational course, then teaching English for young learners, and finally teaching English for business people. The Canvas platform was very easy to use, the content is great providing what a teacher needs to know. The combination of reading, writing, listening materials made very interesting each course. I would suggest more videos in TEYL and business English.
The so-called experienced tutors were very formal and not helpful with the student's needs. They always told me to read the instructions. If I ever take a course with ITTT I will sign up without a tutor.
I enjoyed working on the materials. I recommend 100% to anyone looking for TEFL Certification!
Cheers, Nicanor

What would you improve about this program?
More videos because visual learning is important to me.
More friendly tutor to deal with learning issues rather than zealous guardians of the learning platform.
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Nick
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This was a very comprehensive course and intro to TOEFL and some special populations. Without COVID I would have liked to take advantage of some in-person learning, but this was a good way to get my bearings and learn about pedagogy from home. While the material was extensive, it was a lot of reading and pre-recorded videos that have started to show a little bit of age. More interactive content would have been better for staying engaged and not needing to re-visit material as much for the quiz portions.

What would you improve about this program?
The material could probably stand to be updated and revised to be a bit more interactive for at-home learners.
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Antonio
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I liked the freedom to study at my own pace and where I wanted through the online courses. The support was good and the platform for studying as well. I enjoyed the videos. The online course is not too expensive. Doing this course opens up new opportunities around the world. It would be nice if the course managers would pair up students somehow to create a social network among the students even if it is just with another student only. It would be nice if the school had contact with employers and could also cooperate with employers and future and current TESOL teachers.

What would you improve about this program?
Some job adds don´t accept TESOL teachers with just an online Diploma. If there is a way you can solve this. This issue exists, you could be more clear about it and how to solve it from the teacher's end as well.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for your review, Antonio. We understand your concerns but we showcase a wide range of different teaching jobs on our website, from online to in-class and in a variety of countries. Each school has its own requirements for their teachers, which we do not have control over.

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Sheresa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have only completed the 120 hour TEFL Certification part of this class package as it contains three parts-120 TEFL Certification, Business English, and Young Learners. Hence, so far the first class in this package, the 120-hour TEFL/TESOL Certification class, was presented in a very straightforward manner which made me want to learn more. I thought that the sequence of the modules, having a module of grammar, followed by a module of classroom/pedagogy were also appropriate as the grammar and language units were longer and more intense. The videos reinforced the content well with real life demonstrations of pedagogy and thorough explanations of content. The final exam for this section challenged me to explore more about the role of teachers in helping English Learners learn the English language.

What would you improve about this program?
Include a lesson planning and ESA practice instruction activity for students to complete.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for your top rating, Sheresa! We really appreciate it and wish you all the best.

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Angelica
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I took the 120-hour course (w/o tutor) and I found it really informative and helpful. The modules were not too long, but not too short either. The handouts are very organized and well-made! I'm happy to have the handouts to look back on when I finally start teaching. They explained the concepts really well and I liked how they gave clear examples for the topics they discussed. I also liked the fact that they had worksheets at the end of each unit, I feel that the worksheets helped me in retaining the information that I learned. The website is also very easy to use so I appreciated that. I don't regret spending for this course, I feel that the quality of the materials that I got were well worth the money.

What would you improve about this program?
The program is actually really good already but I would have liked one or two more sample videos of teachers in the classroom.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you very much for your review, Angelica! We are happy to here you enjoyed your course experience with us :) All the best to you!

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Alumni Interviews

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

Md. Mahfujar Rahman

He is an ITTT graduate and a teacher from Bangladesh. He has been teaching English there for about 5 years.

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.

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.