ITTT TEFL

Program Reviews

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Amelia
3/5
No, I don't recommend this program

I was hoping for better

There is definitely no need to pay extra for the videos and tutors. Everything is written for a ninth-grade reading comprehension and all the concepts are kept quite shallow. No critical thinking is required to pass with a 90% or higher in all the units.

The vast majority of the theories and pedagogy are only discussed in a sentence or two, so you don't get a very rounded perspective on teaching ESL. There is only one method that is used in any detail, so that you feel you have no choice but to use that method in your own teaching because it's the only one you really understand.

If you already have a strong command of English, just be aware that the grammar and the poorly-aged content can make the units a bit of struggle. The materials clearly have not been updated in a decade or two.

Some of the units will make you do your own research because they don't cover it, but still require you to know it. This includes having to read a downright offensive piece about judging a culture based on its masculinity level (femininity is not a part of this piece as they take the view that femininity is simply the far low scale of masculinity).

Pros
  • Extremely easy
  • I had a connection issue once and they were helpful, but not friendly.
  • Quick turnaround on grading
Cons
  • I don't feel like anyone could be truly prepared to teach ESL from this
  • So. Many. Grammar. Errors.
  • Outdated content
Response from ITTT TEFL

Hi Amelia. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We’re not sure what caused your change of heart with regard to ITTT since you emailed us on 8th June 2022 after we gave you a deadline extension on your course free of charge: “Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate it and this really just goes to show what amazing and remarkable company you are. I am so happy that I chose to get my ESL certification through ITTT and I recommend your company to all my friends who are seeking the same training.”

We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t find the videos useful or that you didn’t take advantage of the tutor support that was available to you throughout the course. The feedback that we usually get for both these areas is usually very positive, but we understand that the needs of all course participants will inevitably differ. We acknowledge the comments you submitted in your unit reflections and some changes will be made.

In your YL course unit reflections you mentioned that you were frustrated that you needed to do additional research as part of the course requirements. Every task sheet (which you were advised to complete before each unit test) stated that further research from other sources may be required.

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JADELYN
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GREAT EXPERIENCE

Thank you so much, ITTT, for making me more confident, competitive, and a better teacher. I'm so glad that I found this course. It helps me a lot and gives me great experience. i hope many enrollees will know your training and let them to become more confident, better and great teacher either online and offline. Wish all the best for team and staff of international TEFL and TESOL training. For better future and great opportunities, ITTT will help you a lot, just trust and be confident honestly its my first time to enroll in TEFL and TESOL training and I'm so happy.

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Svetlana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent course

I got retired and felt bored. So I decided to learn one more skill- to be an English teacher. English is my second language, and it was quite a hard task for me. I was looking for a good teaching platform, I searched few courses very carefully. At the same time I was searching for the fair price. From many options I chose ITTT, and I've never reggreted it.
This is awesome course. I've completed 220 hours course : 120 hours online TEFL, 50 hours specialized Teaching English to Young Learners course and 50 hours specialized Teaching Business English course.
The information in each course was very interesting, well presented, so it was even kind of fun to study.
There are also a lot of references to other resources presented in the courses.
The support from the stuff was also a great experience: as soon as I ask for the help, the answer was almost immediately provided.
I just want to cheer other non native English speakers up to take any of ITTT courses if they want to continue studying and working (at any age).
I am 72 years old , so far I'm not sure about my future work , but I feel very happy and excited that I found my strength and willpower to complete ITTT courses.
I highly recommend ITTT courses to those people who are looking for the best education as a teacher!

Pros
  • Professionalism
  • Great support
  • Fun
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Arzun
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

ITTT 120-hr TEFL Course - Online

I have completed the 120-hr course recently and I would love to share what my experience has been like. I can't recommend the course highly enough! ITTT offers a balanced training, manageable chunks of new information presented in a thought-provoking way. Throughout the course , I have gained in-depth comprehension of different types of TEFL methods, as well as awareness of different types of students and how to approach the lesson in order to meet the needs of all learners. Thank you for the ongoing professional support!

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Mladen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved it!

170-hour TEFL + TEO was an amazing thing to do and I believe the right choice. I approached it with mixed feelings: on one hand, I was overconfident, and on the other hand, I had doubts. By the third unit all my feelings straightened out and I started to enjoy myself. Easy to navigate, but you have to concentrate and get familiar with the terms. It is dense, it is useful. I had an experience with some other online courses, but this one stands out. Soon I found myself checking and reading every link, I had to return to some parts to connect it with later content, but it worked like a skillfully guided net without any confusion or misunderstanding. It was not only a course but a powerful tool.

Pros
  • Content
  • User interface
  • Exercises and exams
Cons
  • Give us more online games and activities
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Mladen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Online is great

ITTT 170-hour TEFL course was a challenge for me. I was surprised by how dense and informative the course is, therefore useful when starting your teaching career. In the beginning, I was worried if I am up to this challenge, but after some time I understood that I am getting a needed foundation to become a professional. While refreshing grammar was an inevitable element that was expected, an upgrade with teaching methods, tips and tricks created an ensemble that is at the highest level. It was motivating and given through a pleasant user interface. From one unit to another I felt more confident that I am building knowledge that I will use and return to from time to time to enforce my career and overcome any possible obstacles. Great work, ITTT!

Pros
  • Steep learning curve
  • Easy to use user interface
  • A wonderful support
Cons
  • Give us more online games and activities
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Storm Dean
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

220 Hour Master TEFL

It had been over 2 years since completing ym ITTT 220 Hour Master TEFL online. I needed help getting my certificate notorized for visa applications overseas and they responded promptly, with very clear details amd examples of what I should do. ITTT provided me with the tools and support to succeed, not only during the time of completing my TEFL course online, but also helped tremendously afterwards, with any other questions I had. They're a fantastic and reliable company. As an ESL teacher with over 6 years of experience in the field, I can strongly recommend ITTT as the top teaching certification provider available.

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Evgeniia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent material and support

I really appreciate the course, it is short (170-hour) but really informative. A lot of website resources to make the teaching more interesting and easier. It was a really handy to know the course books which are more relevant all over the world, a lot of game resources, a plenty of ideas how to engage the students. Excellent! I really liked the part with video lesson where an experienced teacher shows how to act during the lesson and what mistakes should we avoid. Hope to be on the place of this teacher and have a practice in real classroom abroad

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Sadie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best course package ever

It's truly useful for starting my TEFL career! From instructing me on each and every aspect of teaching English language. As a native speaker I feel the urge to conduct my own research on phonology again . I'm considering to have a personal pronunciation trainer in the near future to learn something from the professional. Even though it's gonna cost me a fortune lol.
☺️I feel more confident in teaching English now. I guess the law of attraction is working for me!
Thanks ITTT Team for the amazing job!

What was your funniest moment?
The most funniest momen happens to me is every time I make a rash decision to delete someone's number then regret doing it next morning. The number deleting and regret deleting his number is fucking like a slap on my face and a funny story to bring up to my friends.😆
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Sangxia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

120-hour TESOL course

I have recently graduated with 120-hour TESOL certificate from ITTT. The course content was really helpful, and most importantly, practical, While the course content is brief and accessible to anyone, I am sure it includes all you need to get off to flying start as a new ESL teacher. The ESA methodology was really great, enabling ESL teachers to implement it in the classroom setting. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who looks for a practical, fun, and accessible teaching method, and wants to enhance their teaching skill and knowledge.

What would you improve about this program?
in my point of view, this program may include more real practical teaching, this may helpful for new ESL teachers.