International TEFL Academy

Program Reviews

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Madeline
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience, highly recommend

I loved my time in Costa Rica!! I felt like a learned so much in a month while also having so much fun the whole time, and it made me really excited to teach! By the end of it I felt prepared to go off and confidently step into any classroom knowing I had the tools to plan and teach a good English lesson to any level or age. The ITA tools helped me find a job right after graduating the course and I am planning on using them in many more places in the future! :) I know it’s a bit more expensive than some other TEFL programs out there, but in my opinion it is totally worth it.

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Esther
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Costa Rica ITA, simply the best!

ITA Costa Rica truly stands out as exceptional. Mike, our instructor, is nothing short of amazing. His friendly, down-to-earth demeanor and relatable teaching style made classes incredibly enjoyable and easy to grasp. Even now, I find myself using the activities he taught us. Moreover, the school facilitated connections within the community, a vital aspect of living abroad. This sense of belonging they fostered is invaluable. Thanks to their seamless job placement assistance, I'm still happily employed at the same school. Living the Pura Vida lifestyle in Costa Rica is an added bonus. With its breathtaking natural beauty, commitment to sustainability, and warm culture, the country has so much to offer. Without hesitation, I would recommend ITA Costa Rica to anyone seeking an ESL school. They are simply incredible!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t overpack, and approach your travels with an open mind. Embrace the different lifestyle from the start, and you’ll find joy in every moment.
Pros
  • Learn a different language
  • Diversity and different cultures
  • Beautiful surroundings
Cons
  • Language barrier
  • Very laid back people
  • Lots and lots of fun…😄
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Aubrey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

You Should Take This Course!

Doing this course was such a great experience, as well as a great opportunity to learn how to teach and learn about Costa Rican culture at the same time. The classes are packed full of helpful, relevant information given by an experienced TEFL teacher, and it's great to connect with other students, who are from all different walks of life. I don't have a college degree, any previous teaching experience, or a lot of work experience in general, but now I have an online teaching job! The town itself is beautiful, and the locals are very friendly. I'm so glad I decided to take this course!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
There's an end-of-course culture report that you have to do, and I decided on my culture at 5:00 PM on the day that it was due. So I gave myself barely any time to research and write everything on a culture I was unfamiliar with. I turned it in 5 minutes before midnight, when it was due.
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Alexander
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very Great Value

I enjoyed this course and found it incredibly useful! It wasn't too difficult to take because of the great instruction, but it also wasn't so easy that it felt useless. After the course, I made my money back and more through jobs in the area. ITA is active in the community and does well to connect you with people looking for employees. It was easier to find a position as an ITA graduate than it would have been with other accreditations. I have been able to enjoy a happy life while living in Costa Rica, and it wouldn't have been possible without ITA Costa Rica!

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Shelbie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best thing I've ever done!

This TEFL certification course in Heredia, Costa Rica has changed my life in more ways than one. I learned so much in this course, made lifelong friends, and discovered my passion for teaching. This course allowed me to secure a job teaching abroad in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's been a dream come true.
I highly recommend this course to anyone that has ever wanted to teach while traveling abroad. This course opens the door to so many opportunities, virtual and in-person, and helps you create the best memories along the way.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
This program was really challenging and tested me on every level. However, with the most challenging of times comes the greatest lessons learned! The practicum teaching days were so nerve-racking, but the community here is full of kind encouraging people that made that challenge easier to face. I'm the teacher I am today because of it!
Pros
  • New friends
  • Great community
  • Beautiful location
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Vanessa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

International TEFL Academy

My overall experience of the course was wonderful! Our instructor Mike made classes interesting and fun and prepared us well for the assignments.

I also made friends for life and have left the course as a confident TEFL teacher and person.

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Livia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!!

The TEFL certification with ITA Costa Rica was life changing :) the class was awesome and helped me find a job teaching immediately. I know this program also has job search guidance to other countries as well.

The class also had a lot of group bonding activities, such as salsa dancing, graduation parties, and a trip to a nearby waterfall. I met really amazing people here! You can choose to stay with a host family or in the student house. I stayed with a host family and I would recommend for sure.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The month commitment could open up an endless amount of doors, so I would say to just go for it
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Atishay
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Is it worth it? Yes!

The content is absolutely amazing. I learnt so much during this course about what it takes to be a teacher - not just an EFL teacher, but a teacher in general. Not only has this course equipped me with the skills required to be EFL teacher, it has also enlightened me whilst positively contributing to my person development.

The support has been great too! A special thanks to my admissions advisor Rebecca, course instructor Courtney and student advisor Ivana :)

If you are someone who is looking to get TEFL certified, ITA is the way!

Pros
  • Top quality course content
  • Super friendly staff
  • User-friendly platform
Cons
  • Limited interaction with course instructor and peers
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Andrew
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Pleasantly Surprised!

Like many people here, I was just looking to get a TEFL certification as a means to an end. I honestly went with ITA because people on a TEFL subreddit recommended it. I figured I would just blow through the course and do whatever work was needed. What I didn’t expect was how robust and useful the information on the course is. I did the 170 hour course, 20 of those hours involved me observing and teaching in the classroom, which I felt prepared to do thanks to the program. I finished with the feeling that I had gained skills and knowledge that would benefit me and my future students.

Response from International TEFL Academy

Andrew,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it. Please remember to get in touch for job search guidance or with any questions about TEFL, teaching abroad, or teaching English online - our team is here to help!

Cheers - The ITA Team

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Anna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

It was a nice experience

It was unique because I got more opportunities.and fun and it was unique because I got to know people and make new friends and help my family I really want to be a English teacher to help more kids to be better in the future. And the reason I want to teach in Germany is because the is alert of opportunity for me and my family.and help my family and friends to the reason I want to teach in Germany is the salary is also good .also people are friendly and also want to travel around Germany thank you