International TEFL Academy

Program Reviews

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Hannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I’ve never been much of a traveler, but this program has inspired me so much to go out and see the world. I debated for a long time whether or not I should look into teaching abroad, but after seeing so many of my friends take the plunge, I decided to jump too. International TEFL Academy offers so much support and resources for a great price. The course is straightforward but will challenge you to think about teaching in new ways and will make you really evaluate your teaching style. They offer job assistance and a ton of resources to help you make a smooth transition into a new chapter of your life. I couldn’t recommend this program more.

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HaCarra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I absolutely love this school. From my advisor to my teacher to the job search guidance, they are there and so, so helpful. I really feel like I can go on and teach a class just using the techniques I learned from the course. I was even able to apply these same techniques to a dance class I teach and the studio managers were very impressed with the planning. The teacher in the TEFL course gave the best feedback, always very honest and always suggested what could be done better. I really appreciated that! I can't wait to get out and take on the world with what i've gained from ITA, one English class at a time!!

What would you improve about this program?
For online, more peer discussions. Classmates answered the mandatory questions but there weren't any outside discussion on experience among the classmates. That's all I would change. Everything else was perfect!
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Alec
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ITA offers very holistic guidance in getting you abroad. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and they did nothing but inspire and help me to feel good about my decision to go abroad. The class was stimulating and definitely has helped prepare me for my new career. I’d recommend ITA to anyone who is unhappy with their career or simply wants to make a change by moving abroad. From admissions, to the actual instructors, the recorded webinars, and student affairs staff, my experience was top notch. ITA’s resources and network have set me up for major success abroad.

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Diana
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would recommend ITA to anyone; particularly, if you want to earn your TEFL while working full-time. The workload is manageable and insightful. The lesson planning assignments were helpful and my tutor, Wayne Walker, gave me great feedback. The best part of ITA is the support from staff. They are always available via email or phone to answer questions, give advice, and discuss your concerns. They were incredibly helpful and kind and reassuring during what can be an uncertain and stressful process. Take advantage of the job search guidance materials, alumni interviews, and free webinars.

What would you improve about this program?
I would suggest they continuously update the schools listed in job search guidance manual. Besides that, the manual was really helpful.
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Maddie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I found this course to be very effective and useful in preparing me to teach abroad. The course was challenging and very encompassing. They also throw you in almost immediately to activity and lesson planning. While this seems very intimidating when it first happens, I am very grateful to have been exposed so early on. The thing I am most grateful for though is the job search guidance and alumni support. Student Affairs has been wonderful in giving me feedback and guidance on the resume and cover letter, interviews, and school locations. The alumni are also extremely well connected. Being able to speak with other people who had already spent time teaching in my desired country was so helpful in giving me confidence in my choice to go to Taiwan and reassurance that any question I have can be answered by another alum.

What would you improve about this program?
I really can't think of anything. It's been great.
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Chris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoy the support I receive from everyone at ITA! From the beginning to now, they have always been willing and happy to answer every question I have had. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The class is interesting, but not terribly challenging. It is easy to manage while working, student teaching, or going to school. The ITA also provides many other resources available to students that I find really useful. They include information about regions/countries, culture, and lifestyle that are accurate and can help students make important decisions.

What would you improve about this program?
N/A
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Sydney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would highly suggest getting TEFL certified through ITA! The assistance from the staff before, during, and after my class was always helpful and professional. I received comments and feedback on my resume geared at TEFL jobs abroad. The comments on my resume were very helpful and helped me get many interviews here in Costa Rica. I found the job that I have now in Costa Rica through the ITA job search assistance PDF. This is an amazing PDF filled with contact information for many TEFL related jobs within various countries throughout the world.

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Matthew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I just completed my 11-week online TEFL certification through the International TEFL Academy and now feel fully prepared to teach English abroad. To be transparent, you have to work hard throughout the course, give yourself plenty of time throughout the week to study the course materials, plan lessons, and take weekly quizzes! This will not be a breeze for all! I will say, as long as you are willing to reach out to your course instructor and fellow classmates for questions you have, they will be of great assistance with anything you are struggling through. I personally had no prior teaching experience and had no formal classes related to teaching English before taking this course. I can confidently say now that I am prepared to move abroad with my certification and ready to start my teaching career. The International TEFL Academy requires you to observe ESL classes and to choose tutoring or small group classes during your Practicum to get you accustomed to teaching English in the future. I believe this is what sets them apart from other TEFL certification programs. Getting my certification through ITA has been worth every cent! Please look them up for more information and they will help you with any questions you may have.

What would you improve about this program?
I really enjoyed the program and have no negative reviews.
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Haley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I was blown away by this program. It came to me at a proper time in my life and has open a door that ables me to follow my dreams of traveling. This program gave me the confidence I need to enter a classroom on my own. My teacher helped me to be as successful as I can be and my advisor helped me navigate the system to reach completion. I have never been more excited, prepared, or proud in my entire life. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the opportunity the International TEFL Academy has given me.

What would you improve about this program?
I genuinely cannot think of any improvements that could be done at this time.
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Kristine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I thought I was purchasing an online course but what I actually received was a life change. I did the ITA online course 2 years ago and because of it I was able to get a job in one of the most fascinating places on Earth (at least to me) - Siberia! The online course was highly organised; expectations and timelines were clearly established at the start of the course and timely support was always available from ITA teaching and support staff. Since I was actually in a teaching job while I was doing the course, I was able to put what I was learning into practice immediately, which helped boost my confidence and the quality of my lessons, for which I’m sure my students are still grateful. The team also helped me immeasurably in preparing my resume for my job search. I had a lot of experience with corporate resumes but absolute none with this industry and I’d probably still be looking for a job if I hadn’t had their help. They provided tonnes of information to help with my job search, although my interest ended up going in a direction where they didn’t yet have much information, which isn’t their fault; they actually have a huge amount of information on most regions. I now happily live and work in beautiful and fascinating Eastern Siberia. Sometimes I feel as if my life is a dream because I never before in my life had such constant happiness. Doing the online certification course with ITA literally changed my life. All in all, my experience with ITA has been 100% positive and I highly encourage anyone who is interested in being a travelling English teacher to enroll in an ITA course without delay!

What would you improve about this program?
I honestly have no idea how they can improve because my experience as a student and an alumnus was and continues to be positive and seamless.
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