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Mauro
10/10
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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C
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have just completed the 120-hour course. The site is user-friendly and the course is quite comprehensive. You will observe that the units were written by experts. The exams really test your understanding and the summative task is challenging and somehow makes you proud once done. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives to ITTT but this is legit and accredited world-wide, so it's worth every penny. I'll certainly become more confident in teaching English. Overall, I am satisfied with my TEFL course at ITTT.

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Neil
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have recently completed the 120 hour TEFL course offered by ITTT, and I am half way through their 50 hour course for specialising in teaching online.
I found it very clear and easy to navigate through the course content, and had no issues accessing the units or videos.
I did struggle with some of the grammar units and do wish a little more explanation was included for some of the more difficult concepts.
Otherwise I am very satisfied with what I’ve learnt so far from these courses, and am very impressed with the amount of additional information via external links that has been provided, especially with relation to finding jobs.
A little advice for others considering these courses, would be to pace yourself and try to work on the course regularly. I started mine during lockdown when I had plenty of free time, then became busy with work and travel, and found myself rushing at the end to complete everything before the six months was up.
In conclusion, I highly recommend the course and ITTT.

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Charlotte
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Taking this course has enabled me to work abroad in a language school for over 8 years and is now enabling me to be my own boss and work online via a language teaching/learning website. It provided me with the information and tools that I needed in order to feel confident enough to pursue a career in a field that I am passionate about. I was a complete novice and had little to no knowledge of the theory or practical side of teaching English as a foreign language but the course was extremely informative and gave me all I needed to know to begin my career and take my first steps towards being an experienced teacher.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking thing for me was when I had completed my course and began my job as a teacher. Standing up in front of a class of students for the first time isn't the same as planning and preparing but remembering everything I had learnt during the course got me through it and I am still teaching, more than 8 years later.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for this excellent rating, Charlotte. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with ITTT and have had a successful career in teaching English for over 8 years. We wish you all the best for the future.

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Sherri
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great course! The way the course is organized, I feel like I fully learned and interalized all the information presented. The course takes you from the first day of class to the last covering everything in between to include: student level and diagnostic testing, how to create a syllabus, and lesson plans, a review of grammar and tenses necessary for teaching ESL students, teaching methodolgies, teacher roles, what to expect from your students, how to evaluate your students and your class for improvements, as well as proffesional development. This course includes sample placement and diagnostic tests and many sample activities.

Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you so much for the excellent rating, Sherri! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the course with us and that you took a lot away from it. All the best to you!

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LAURA
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would like to let you know that what motivated me to do the Diploma course was originally to up´date my qualifications and to receive an international recognition for my teaching experience and qualification, which is national. This goal has been achieved.I would like to outstand the role of my tutor, who was always ready and willing to give me advice.
Although I graduated in 1982, I have always been involved in teaching English as a Foreign Language to all-age-groups or classes and this course has shown me that, all the courses i have done since 1982, and congresses or lectures I have attended or taken part in, have kept me up-to-date in different educational areas.
I would recommend adding or designing a course suitable for TEFL online or blend´learning. I have been doing many courses since I finished my Diploma, and all of them were related to TICs. Forunately our own platform was ready for March, when all the COVID 19 local lockout started, but I have found that I am not an expert at that, and this online or blended learning method will be the future in education. Thank you for your interest in our experience

What would you improve about this program?
I would add or design material for e and blend teaching EFL as this is the coming trend and it would be very important to incorporate practical knowlege regarding this aspect. I am sure that most of the teachers from all over the world would benefir from it.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for your valuable feedback, Laura! We actually recently rolled out a course specifically for teaching English online! This might be something interesting to add to your professional portfolio. All the best to you :)

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Nazlı
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This program was a completely great experience. It gave me useful knowledge which I’ve been implementing while teaching in my classes. Information, suggestions and recommendations given to us are totally advantageous. I’m so happy to apply for the program. When I had finished it, I found a job in a college and now I’m looking forward to researching a new job in any other countries when I get more experiences. I want to improve myself by taking a look at my notes that I took while studying this certificate program’s lessons. Thanks a lot!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
It was definitely wasabi. When I was in the US, one of my Japan friends invited me for the dinner and I ate it in 2017.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thanks for your excellent rating, Nazlı! It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your course experience with ITTT. All the best to you!

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Natalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I started with just the online certifications then almost a year later upgraded to include classroom experience. While a generous 6 months is allotted for each course to be completed, if you have the motivation the courses can be completed much sooner. The lessons were informative and academically relevant. For someone who was not an educator coming into the courses the overall program was very helpful in explaining how to teach English as a foreign language. Once I completed the "in class" practicum, I had a new-found confidence in my education abilities. The support staff was very helpful and would answer questions promptly and comprehensively. They provided very helpful feedback and advice. I now work in a wonderful job as a English conversation teacher.

What would you improve about this program?
I understand that demand was down for TEFL and TESOL teaching and classes when I took the in class practicum. I was the only student in the class. With my lack of education experience, this was helpful because I was able to get more in depth and better one on one. I completed this program during the 4th of July week. I feel that, while the time frame was perfect for my busy schedule, the teacher had been inconvenienced. Maybe offer a few less class options so that the educators do not have to scramble for one student and maybe the class can fill up with more students.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for your excellent rating, Natalie! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your course and learned a lot! We wish you all the best for your future endeavors!

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Lewis
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The program was great. I would have preferred to be in class to practice the lessons. I have not used my ESL skills yet, my only options have been for online teaching. I want to teach in a classroom setting. Perhaps I'll have the chance later. My first effort will be in the US to hone my skills before I try to get a job overseas. I hope other folks have benefitted from the program and were able to get jobs in the countries they preferred to live in. Due to the Pandemic I asume most folks are staying put

Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for this great review, Lewis! Great to hear that you enjoyed the course and that you would recommend it to others!

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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.
Response from ITTT TEFL

Thank you for your detailed review, Nicanor! We appreciate it and are sorry to hear you had some issues with your tutor. We are always trying to do better and improve so this is very valuable feedback for us. All the best to you!