International TEFL/TESOL Courses & Job Search Guidance with ITA

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My group
My group
Eger, Hungary
Eger, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
John Lennon Wall, Prague, Czech Republic
John Lennon Wall, Prague, Czech Republic
An amazing foggy view of Prague from the castle grounds.
An amazing foggy view of Prague from the castle grounds.
The best beach in Lefkada Greece!
The best beach in Lefkada Greece!
Hiking the Alps in Austria.
Hiking the Alps in Austria.
My first day in Shanghai, visiting my new school!

About

Interested in getting paid to travel the world? With International TEFL Academy’s Online TEFL class, you’ll be qualified to teach English in 80+ countries worldwide.

Are You...

- A native English speaker from the U.S. or Canada & at least 21 years old?
- Looking for a way to make money while living abroad in Europe, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East?
- Passionate about education and eager to earn your accredited TEFL certificate?

If yes, then armed with your ITA TEFL certification & our lifetime job search guidance, you'll be able to find professional English teaching jobs in countries like Spain, Costa Rica, and South Korea.

A job teaching English abroad is a fantastic way to gain professional work experience, learn a new language, make new friends, and ultimately one of the best ways to make money while traveling and living abroad.

Why is International TEFL Academy the Right Choice?

  • One-on-One Pre-Enrollment Guidance: What TEFL class is best for me? What country is best for me? How much money do I need to bring with me? Your own personal ITA advisor will help you navigate these questions about TEFL certification, teaching abroad, and many more! Your advisor will educate you on how to find English teaching jobs in 80+ countries around the world before enrolling in your class. Your advisor will help you decide if teaching English abroad is a good fit for you!
  • Professional Level TEFL Certification Courses: We offer accredited TEFL certification courses online (11 weeks online) and in-person (4 weeks) in 25 locations worldwide that exceed international professional standards of instructor qualifications, class, and student teaching hours.
  • We Have Been in YOUR shoes: Everyone on the ITA staff has extensive experience international experience. Travel is in our blood. It’s our passion to help people realize how realistic this dream of living & working abroad can be. We all appreciate the challenges & rewards of living, traveling, and working abroad from first-hand experience.
  • One-on-One Job Search Guidance: How do I find a job? How do I make friends? What paperwork do I need for my visa? Once enrolled in any ITA TEFL class, you’ll work with our team of expert job search advisors to help you out with these three questions and many, many more. Enjoy access to the most comprehensive job resources & guidance on the planet to help you navigate international job markets around the world.
  • Access to ITA Worldwide Alumni Network: Exclusive opportunities to network, connect, and correspond with our 15,000 ITA alumni teaching English across the globe. This is a great way to meet friends before you head out & get your questions answered by current ITA alumni on the ground abroad.

How Do I Get Started?

Contact International TEFL Academy for your starter brochure or call us directly at 773-634-9900 & start working with your personal Admission Advisors. Your advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your all of your questions, go over your options & set up your game plan to see the world. Your advisor will be happy to speak with you as many times as you need to go over job markets, hiring requirements, TEFL course options & much more.

Your journey begins now so let’s get in touch & let’s get started!

Where In The World Should You Teach Abroad?

Should you teach English in Japan, Spain or Costa Rica? What about Thailand or Italy? Compare 60+ countries side-by-side including salaries, hiring requirements & hiring seasons, to choose where in the world you should teach English abroad. Get TEFL certified with ITA and let's make 2020 the year you get out and see the world!

Click the link below to access your free country comparison chart:

Questions & Answers

The answer is it depends entirely on which country you choose to teach in. I made a lot of money in China but it is not an easy place to live.

Well first you need to get a work visa and your family can come as Accompanying family members

I got the certification through ITA because I was going to study abroad. With a wife and son, I knew I needed to work while I studied. I finished the certification course in April and have been teaching English online since June. I would not have gotten these online opportunities were it not for the certification. This has been a wonderful option for me and my family.

I have a TEFL certification and I'm teaching at a wonderful language school in the far northeast of Russia.

Reviews

93%
based on 103 reviews
  • Instruction 9.3
  • Support 9.5
  • Value 8.5
  • Academic Rigor 7.8
  • Job Assistance 8.6
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Vanessa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you have the WILL to teach abroad, ITA WILL help make it happen!!

I found out about the International TEFL academy from a friend who received his certificate and subsequently traveled and taught English in Thailand for a number of years. He related his experience to me about taking the course and how the organization made the transition in his words "exponentially simpler". He discussed with me that he may have been easily discouraged on traveling due to the complexity of the steps to take such as job search, if it weren't for the resources that ITA offers. With the desire to travel and an even bigger passion to teach burning in my heart, I took a chance and decided to sign up for the 170 hour online course. Now, I should mention that I have taken online courses before and I was, let's say, less than successful. However, with the online course that the ITA offers, I found the content to be not only useful and meaningful but also interesting, so much that I would even read ahead of the syllabus! The instructor was fair and also made sure to not only point out strengths but also areas for improvement in all returned assignments. I also like the discussion forum aspect of the course, it gave me an opportunity to share ideas about teaching with people from all over the world! Aside from the course, the resources, as mentioned earlier, is what sets ITA apart from the other TEFL/CELTA organizations. Life long assistance from the ITA's student affairs department is my favorite because I really do feel like the organization cares about it's students, rather than simply awarding the student a certificate and that it, you are on your own. Another great thing about the organization is that it utilizes social media, facebook in specific, to connect students with others that are alumni that are living or have lived in different countries. This kind of networking can not only be useful but also crucial for prospective students and students alike to make the right decision for themselves and make connections. Overall, I would recommend the ITA to anyone seeking to teach abroad. The courses offered provide relevant and practical information for anyone wanting to teaching in a foreign country so much that it can prepare anyone to be the ideal ambassador for their home country while abroad. 5/5 STARS!

What would you improve about this program?
No improvements other than perhaps making it more affordable so that more people can have the opportunity to be a part of it!
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Vanessa,

Can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience getting TEFL certified with ITA, start to finish! We really appreciate the feedback about your class and your professor. Also, glad that you've started to utilize our job search guidance and alumni networks! Wishing you the very, very best in your upcoming adventures! If you ever need anything just get in touch! - ITA

Jessica
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When they say lifetime job guidance, they mean it!

I think what sets ITA apart from other TEFL programs is its lifetime job guidance support, which has been very important to me since completing the program 2 years ago. Since then, I have been able to revise my resume and write cover letters and have someone from ITA review it. They keep their job guidance manual for tips and such up to date, so whenever I have moments of thinking about changing countries, I always go there and check out the information about that country. Otherwise, I would be having to search on my own, and you never know if you'd be running into fake information. To this day, I still watch the webinars that they make available to everyone for more tips to improve my teaching. Whenever I've talked about ITA with others and I tell them the price, they think it's expensive. However, the fact that you are not only getting the TEFL, but also the support afterwords? That's more than what my university after school has certainly done for me, I paid MUCH more for that. The TEFL pays for itself.

What would you improve about this program?
There's not really anything I can think of at the moment.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Jessica,

You're right - our job search guidance is something we are very proud of and it is certainly something that sets ITA apart from every other TEFL organization. We really, really appreciate your feedback! We are always here to help you as you country hop and travel the world! Keep the adventures going, again, thank you thank you! - ITA

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Jennifer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL IS AMAZING!

I had an extremely rewarding experience during my certification/coursework with TEFL. From the very beginning I was met by kind staff who reassured and supported me along the way. The people that work here care deeply about travel, education, and culture and I could feel that in every post, conversation, and email I received from them. I am hoping to secure a job abroad this fall, and feel more than prepared for this adventure. Thanks TEFL!

What would you improve about this program?
This is a great program -- no comments.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Thanks a lot for this kind review! So glad to hear that you've had such a positive experience with our staff and your class. Please keep in touch with us and if there's anything we can help you out with along the way, just ask! Happy travels! - ITA

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Tanner
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Top of the Line School and Support

Let's no kid ourselves, most TEFL programs online are a joke. You pay the several hundreds dollsrs, breeze through a few hours of classes and print out your certificate. Not with ITA Academy. Anyone who researches best TEFL program online will come up with this result every single time. Courses are more challenging, staff is more hands on and cares about your struggles and personal success. ITA is all around a premium service. Anyone serious about being an international teacher should go through this program.

What would you improve about this program?
Updates from advisor if you need placement help after the first year.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Tyler! Here at ITA, we pride ourselves on offering the very, very best TEFL class, professors, guidance, job search resources, alumni networks, and much more. We are all travelers and we understand and value QUALITY! Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. If you ever need any job search help please just ask, we're always here to help you! - ITA

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Mason Douglas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

#WorthIt

I'm an American living in Russia and I decided to get certified. ITA made it possible. I was able to finish the course online in my free time. I learned a lot and I actually feel ready to teach my own students. The best part is I know that even though I've finished the course, ITA will still be there to help and guide me. I'm not just going off alone, I have the support and assistance I need to succeed.

What would you improve about this program?
No comment. They're doing awesome!
Response from International TEFL Academy

Hey Mason! Thanks for your review and really glad to hear you've had a positive experience with ITA. If you ever need anything we're here! Happy travels! - ITA

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Monica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

So worth it!

It was excited to see pictures of beautiful places! With real people interacting and serving the community all over the world! I wanted to be a part of it and my personal consultant, Andrew shortly after I expressed interest. We scheduled a time to chat and he answered all my questions both conscience and subconsciously. The coursework was hefty but I expected nothing less for a crash course of incredibly priceless material and instruction. Plenty of how to videos are available. The website can be cluttered and difficult to maneuver through because there is so

What would you improve about this program?
More streamline design of the website to find routes more smoothly. More initiative from the staff to personally reach out and check in throughout the process.
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Lauren
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Effective for both Linguistics and Non-Linguistics Majors

Overall, the course is excellent. As a person that holds a BA in Linguistics, the course wasn't too difficult and I don't think Non-Linguistics majors would have much trouble picking up the concepts from the lessons. The price is competitive compared with other programs which often cost more, but have less hours of certification (make sure to take ITA up on their extra 30 hours for teaching Young Learners and Business English). The only problem I had was with the textbook. There were some concepts that would conflict with each other. For example, in one of the early chapters, it states that a teacher should not admit mistakes to students while a few pages later it states that they should. I imagine the best solution would depend upon the culture you are in, but the editors need to make sure the textbook has consistency or at least explanations for conflicting ideas.

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Seth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Course for Experienced and Novice Teachers

As a teacher with a few years of experience already under my belt, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my ITA course was an excellent use of my time. I appreciated learning the theoretical underpinnings of the practices I had in place in my classrooms, and picked up many new techniques and lesson plan ideas from the course. I already had jobs in mind when I began the course, but ITA staff were very responsive and the job support after the course seemed very accessible.

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Shae
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Well Worth It

I opted for taking the TEFL course online, and I was very pleased with the experience. My advisor, Helen, went above and beyond to help me with any questions I had about the class or applying for jobs internationally. The teaching hours, which were part of the course, really helped me to secure a teaching position in South Korea. Right now, I am on my second contract. As a bonus, ITA also has wonderful Alumni services and contests!

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Carley
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

International TEFL Academy Review

I went to school for Aerospace Engineering and now I teach English as a foreign language. Wait, what? Well, the summer before graduating I went to Italy to teach (but mostly, to be in Italy) and found myself happier than I had been in the four years prior. I loved being in the classroom and loved the feeling of spreading the language in my own small way. After that, I decided I’d rather be on a plane rather than build one. ITA helped make that decision a reality. After graduating from college, I enrolled in their online course. I learned about teaching methods, techniques, classroom management, and more. Each week was a different topic, quiz, reading, discussion, and lesson activity. The course closed with a practicum where I was finally able to put my new knowledge to use and observe/teach in a classroom for 20 hours. Aside from all the new material I was learning, I think I am most grateful for the lifetime job assistance and sense of community this program offers. I get on the ITA Facebook groups multiple times a week to check for recommendations from other students. There are various Facebook group for various countries! From my first call to register for the course to my most recent job assistance phone call, I have had nothing but genuine, attentitive advisors. Since completing my course, I have taught students from 33 different countries online and am now getting ready to step into a Spanish classroom this fall!

What would you improve about this program?
I currently work for a teaching company that doesn’t allow our students to receive 5 stars so maybe that’s why I have the “everyone can improve” mentality. This is why you don’t see 10/10 ratings. The lowest rating is for “difficulty.” The main reason for this is because there were times throughout the reading where I thought to myself “well yeah, that’s common sense.” On the upside, since the course wasn’t difficult, this made the readings light and the coursework more enjoyable.
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Jaquelyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Educational Experience

I have taken many hybrid courses at a separate university, but the International TEFL course was by far the most inclusive online class I have been in. The Professor was very connected and involved and was able to answer any and all questions I had during the course (even with the time change). The academy provided guides, resources, and connected me with alumni from all over the world. Through these connections, I was able to finish the course stress free and obtain a new position in Bilbao, Spain as an AU PAIR. My passion for helping others and traveling can now be done all at once thanks to International TEFL Academy!

What would you improve about this program?
n/a
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Hannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Look No Further!

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

The best TEFL education

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

Great value and way to kickstart going abroad

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

ITA: A great option!

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.