International TEFL Academy

Program Reviews

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Ana
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am a lawyer by profession. I have spent all my life behind a computer trying to solve urgent problems happening all around the world in the shipping industry. I had never worked with children nor as a teacher before. The course gives you a very good insight as to how a language should be taught. This method is far from the methods used when I was at school. At that time we only learned grammar and literature and never in context . The TEFL course shows you how to teach grammar and vocabulary, always in context, making sure the student is in the centre of the class, learning games that students enjoy.

What would you improve about this program?
Giving more guarantees about finding jobs afterwards.
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Brant
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The International TEFL/TESOL Course was the best decision for me because it allowed a degree of flexibility that other courses different offer, but, don't let the online nature of this class fool you. The class content was rich and the amount of materials, examples, videos, etc was outstanding. The course instructor I had (Barbara) was excellent in providing constructive feedback, live office hours, and timely with assignment grading. If you're looking for a course that will give you what you need to know to teach English abroad, and more, this is the one.

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Elizabeth
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

International TEFL/TESOL is definitely not one of those certifications they just hand out for a fee. I found the course to be very informative and very challenging. Definitely not an easy A! I feel confident that I am now qualified to teach in just about any environment and that I was properly trained. I would have liked a little more time to complete assignments and take advantage of some of the resources like the live lectures. I may try to go back and rewatch some videos before it's too late.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like more time to access resources such as the live lectures.
Response from International TEFL Academy

We really appreciate this review! You're 100% right - we are not one of those TEFL classes where you just get a piece of paper. You truly have to put in the time and effort to make it happen, so we're very glad that you did and had a great experience! We are always here to assist you along the way, so don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll be here! Cheers to all your adventures! - ITA

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Trinity
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This TEFL course has helped me understand how to become a stronger teacher and has given me the tools/resources to continually improve upon that. I have enjoyed every week of the course and hope to utilize the strong TEFL community moving into the future. After near completion, I am glad to have chosen the International TEFL School over other options as it exceeded my expectations. More than anything this course has allowed me the mindfulness of how to approach the world of teaching and provided a strong base to build on.

Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Trinity,

Thanks for this review! We are so glad that you're experience exceeded expectations. We're always here to assist you so don't hesitate to get in touch! - ITA

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Timothy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as an International TEFL Academy student. The Support Staff and Instructors were exceptional from start to finish. I now feel genuinely empowered as I pursue my aspirations to teach ESL to adults. I have travelled to several countries already. I intend to use the information that I have learned to prepare me to be an even more effective teacher. I am excited about what lies in store for the future thanks to the ITEFL course. Take this course -- You won't regret it.

What would you improve about this program?
I am overall pleased with everything that the program offered. If you want a challenge and are willing to make an effort, sign up and go for it! No regrets.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Timothy,

Thank you so much for sharing your store and writing this review. We greatly appreciate your insights. We're always here if you need any job search assistance or have any questions, so don't hesitate to get in touch! - ITA

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Melinda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you have chosen to obtain your TEFL certificate through ITA, you have just made the best decision of your life. The entire staff from your recruitment person to your instructor to the tech support to the employment guidance personnel are completely dedicated to your success. The course work is challenging but doable and each assignment helps to build you into a better ESL instructor. You will definitely feel more confident and eager to teach abroad by the end of the term. I simply cannot recommend this course enough!

What would you improve about this program?
Just maybe a little more encouragement for the older student who wants to pursue this path.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Melinda, Thank you so, so much for taking the time to write this review. Truly, your review means a lot to us and we are so glad you've had a fantastic experience. We've always got your back, so don't hesitate to get in touch and we're here to help! - ITA

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Jay
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am super impressed with ITA's professionalism throughout the course. The course is well structured, organized and easy to understand. My instructor was available, helpful and a great communicator who gave honest and helpful feedback. The coursework was relevant and the assignments were building blocks to prepare one for real teaching experiences. In addition to the instruction, ITA provides a lot of extra teaching resources like, teacher office hours, live instruction, teaching videos, peer chat opportunities and much more. ITA's staff is very accessible for job guidance, country selection and general information on teaching abroad. I felt like I got a top-notch education at a great value. Thank you ITA for your commitment to providing excellence in TEFL certification.

What would you improve about this program?
I was very satisfied and ITA exceeded my expectations.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Thank you for taking the time to share your story and write this review. It truly means a lot to us and it made our day to read it. We are so, so glad that you've had a great experience. We are always here to help you so get in touch anytime! Cheers, ITA

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Joseph
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

For me, this course was exactly what I needed. I had never created a lesson plan and I have zero experience teaching in a classroom. This course challenged me on a weekly basis and forced me out of my comfort zone which was exactly what I needed. What I can do, where I can go and how I want to live is now limitless with my TEFL Certificate. I plan to use my TEFL Certificate to teach Business English to adults for a private company in Italy. Until I am ready to move, I plan on teaching Business English online while here in the states once I complete both the supplemental Online Teaching course and the Teaching Business English course online with the International TEFL Academy.

What would you improve about this program?
The program is fine the way it is. However, I would like to see more ITA videos from the ITA instructors demonstrating as many aspects of teaching as possible. I have never taught before and I can definitely use the help.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Joseph, Thank you so much for sharing your story and writing this review. You have an awesome plan and we can't wait to see where this adventure takes you! Italy is going to be incredible, great choice! We're always here to help you, so don't hesitate to get in touch! - ITA

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Gabriel
9/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Half of this course emphasizes the differences in teaching methods and approaches. Toward the second you will see that it only focuses on one method and pattern of lesson creation. Didn't really need those first 5 chapters. Cut the course in half. Cut the price half. I'm confident I'll get my money's worth out of it though.

It's the real deal. If you want to become a EFL teacher, this course is exactly what you're looking for, and your safest bet to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, which is to go on an adventure around the world teaching English.

What would you improve about this program?
Cut the course in half, cut the price in a half. I think that as I travel and explore the world that I'll forget about the money I had to put down for this course. I loved what I learned in the second half, it's practical and useful.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Thanks for taking the time to review our Online class. I will pass your thoughts and ideas over to our Director of Studies so she can take these into consideration. We're always here if you need any assistance, so don't hesitate to get in touch! - ITA

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Deanna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall, I found that the foundation of this course was very easy to follow and was very effective in my learning experience. The resources, the people, and the platform were just all too wonderful! I wish it was this nice at the University I attend too! When taking my TEFL course and completing the practicum, I thought it was something a little "off" for me to do, but when I finally found an opportunity to teach, I had a blast! I really wish I was able to talk more to my peers, but I think that given the circumstances, we all did really well together!

What was your funniest moment?
My experience with the people I taught for practicum.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Really appreciate you taking the time to write this review! We recently added some new features to boost peer communication in the Online class, so we greatly appreciate your feedback and ideas! Don't hesitate to get in touch if we can ever assist you moving forward! - ITA