International TEFL Courses & Job Search Guidance with ITA

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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 over the age of 21?
- 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!

Questions & Answers

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.
My guess is that most organizations will require a non-native English speaker to demonstrate C1 or C2 proficiency in order to teach. I’m not sure what International TEFL Academy’s policy is on this.

Reviews

93%
based on 77 reviews
  • Instruction 9.2
  • Support 9.4
  • Value 8.3
  • Academic Rigor 7.4
  • Job Assistance 8.7
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Hannah
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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HaCarra
10/10

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!!

How can this program be improved?
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!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alec
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Diana
9/10

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.

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest they continuously update the schools listed in job search guidance manual. Besides that, the manual was really helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sydney
10/10

Would Recommend!

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Matthew
10/10

This is worth your time! Time to live

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.

How can this program be improved?
I really enjoyed the program and have no negative reviews.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Haley
10/10

International TEFL Academy review

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.

How can this program be improved?
I genuinely cannot think of any improvements that could be done at this time.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kristine
10/10

I Bought A Life Change

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!

How can this program be improved?
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.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kathleen
10/10

Very satisfied

I just completed my online course with International TEFL Academy. To be honest, the course was more in-depth than I was expecting (which is a good thing, in my opinion). I have never taken an online course of any kind before, so I was a little worried about managing everything. The website/student portal was very easy to navigate. Even though I’m not the best at time management, I feel like the reading assignments and projects were spaced out well so I had enough time to complete the tasks each week while also working at my job. The student affairs reps were very helpful- I was feeling a bit discouraged in the middle of the course and one of them explained that this is normal and it will all make sense and come together when I’m in the classroom. Looking forward to my practicum and the adventures that are to come!

How can this program be improved?
Overall, the course was great. If there were any changes made, I would like to see more examples of/instructions on lesson planning.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Carlin
10/10

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I really enjoyed my experience taking a TEFL certification course through ITA. I thought the course was really well thought out and executed. I really enjoyed the interactive online textbook with videos and links to other websites to help explain and demonstrate the concepts in each chapter. I also really enjoyed my practicum experience and how ITA set up that portion of the course. Throughout the entire course experience I felt supported and knew where to go to find answers to my questions. I truly feel like the ITA course has provided me with the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful English teacher. I am in the process of looking for a job and am very grateful for all of the resources provided to me by ITA.

How can this program be improved?
I really cannot think of any big ways in which the program needs to be improved. The entire process went very smoothly for me from the signing up and my initial advisor to completing and submitting my final project and practicum.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Tyler
10/10

Int'l TEFL Acadcemy

I have really enjoyed my time so far with ITA. When looking for a program for TEFL certification, I always found tons of information and articles from ITA. I knew that they would be one of the programs I would choose from. When I requested a brochure and talked to an admissions advisor, I was hooked. I really enjoyed the way they marketed the program on social media and how they designed everything. I also enjoy talking to other ITA alumni in the Facebook pages in the country that I want to teach in. My advisor was really helpful with everything. Buying the course and signing up for a class was really easy. The class wasn't too difficult and the information was helpful. I finished the online portion and am now looking for a practicum site in my hometown. I cannot wait to earn my certification and go through the visa/passport and find a school and teach and travel abroad!

How can this program be improved?
N/A
Yes, I recommend this program
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Gabriela
10/10

Wonderful Program with Helpful Support

My experience with the International TEFL Academy was fantastic. From the moment I demonstrated interest in the course until completing my final assignment, I was offered a ton of support and advice from the instructor as well as my assigned counselor. There are also ample resources available online to find a job, connect with other alumni, and make the most out of your teaching experience. The way the course itself is setup was super well-organized and gave me a foundation for creating lesson plans that address students’ needs in an effective and enjoyable manner.

How can this program be improved?
I would appreciate it if my counselor checked in with me one or two times in the last few weeks of the course to offer one-on-one job-hunting experience
Yes, I recommend this program
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Shannon
10/10

All The Tools To Succeed

I am extremely satisfied with choosing ITA to get TEFL certified. Before I registered for a class I was assigned an adviser who answered all the questions I had about the course. I also watched a webinar put on by ITA advisers who spoke about teaching abroad and answered questions that were submitted to them throughout. The course itself is intense. I took the online course with the Young Learners and Business English add-ons, and I was constantly challenged. Anyone looking to get TEFL certified should be aware that this is an actual class. A lot will be expected of you but it is all beneficial information to help you succeed as a teacher. The instructors are very supportive and responsive to students. Overall I'm beyond satisfied with the ITA TEFL certification course and highly recommend it to anyone looking to get TEFL certified.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Juan
10/10

A Good Investment!

My motive in coming to the International TEFL Academy was to support my family during our time abroad by teaching English. I had planned to do graduate school abroad and needed something flexible to make money. From the beginning, ITA encouraged me that the online TEFL course was not only going to equip me for being able to teach English as a foreign language but also support me in finding a job as long as I wanted the help. The life-time job support was perhaps the biggest draw for me. This suggested to me that ITA was in it for the long haul. It wasn't simply trying to get a mere customer. It is made up of good teachers and adventurers who really want to help others teach English well and succeed in living abroad. I find that the benefits of the program far outweigh the cost of registration.

I am currently filling out applications to begin teaching online and feel equipped as I do so.

How can this program be improved?
I can think of none.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Megan
10/10

International TEFL Academy

I love the versatility of ITA, if you want an intensive four week course in an amazing location it’s totally an option but if you prefer to do the work online in your pjs you can absolutely do that as well. It’s nice knowing that you can get through the course in a way that fits your needs. I personally chose to do mine online while working full time and pursuing my masters. Throughout the course the teacher offers valuable feedback when grading your assignments, the kind of feedback you can actually grow from and improve your skills with. The course itself is extremely helpful and easy to follow. You get a chance to learn everything from learning styles, classroom management, cultural sensitivity, and lesson planning, all of which has proven helpful for me as I teach English. For those of you who are worried about being able to get through the course, the course is completely manageable with a busy schedule. With a little time management I firmly believe anyone can get through the course, it’s not so taxing that you have to dedicate your whole life to the course but it’s not such a breeze that you feel like you don’t learn anything. It’s a nice balance between the two. From the second you sign up you get to be part of a community that has what seems to be endless resources on countries all over the world. Not only that but they are active on social media so you can connect with people who are abroad, they host ITA instagram story takeovers so you can follow someone in a city you are interested in, and once you’re abroad they host get togethers so you can meet fellow ITA alumni abroad. Getting certified through ITA opened up so many doors, I have moved abroad, I teach English online and I spend everyday exploring a new part of a city, then when I’m ready I have the flexibility to move to a new city and do it all over again. Getting my TEFL certification through ITA has changed my life. One of the driving factors for me in choosing ITA was the lifetime job search guidance. If I go back home and start a career there I can come back to ITA at any point and seek out a career abroad again, which is an amazing thing to know you have that kind of option. ITA has all the answers, whether you’re a married couple, you have kids, you have pets, whatever your situation ITA can assist you with all the info you need to make moving and starting a new adventure a breeze. Anyone that is looking to get certified, if you’re looking for an outstanding company, with resources to help you achieve your goals, and a friendly knowledgeable staff to help you with any questions, and the school has all the accreditation to prove it’s a proper program then ITA is what you’re looking for. I HIGHLY recommend you reach out and get more information and get enrolled so you can start your dream job abroad!

How can this program be improved?
Honestly the program is pretty great, the only thing I see students struggling with is finding a practicum location, if there was a bit more than a list, maybe some viable up to date contacts that regularly work with ITA it could be easier and less stressful to find a practicum location
Yes, I recommend this program

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International TEFL Academy is passionate about two things:

1) Providing the highest quality TEFL certification classes.

2) Ensuring all of our graduates find professional, paid English teaching jobs abroad & have a wonderful experience overseas.

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