This intensive course was very timely, and provided me with new opportunities to advance my teaching career. I was one of two students who was native to the United States, and I was the only one truly born here. The other classmates were a lot of fun, and we worked well together. I most enjoyed working with the students that came to the center, and being able to teach them English. I realized through this course that I really enjoy teaching English to adults. I already had experience teaching children. I learned how to work with other students trying to accomplish the same end results. I quickly discovered how much information I was receiving for such a short course. The self-reflections were long, but worth it. And lesson planning was fun, and afforded many opportunities to be creative. However, after completing the course, I was expecting more help with job placement from ITTT and I have received very little help. I have some links, but mostly, they seem to be links to other schools providing the same/similar TEFL certification courses. I do hope to secure a TESL/TEFL job soon enough, but I do need some help in where to look, and what schools are the best, both locally and abroad. I am especially interested in Latin America. I am grateful to have had this opportunity.
If I had to change one thing, I would have more staff available at the school, where one person would help with job placements, another may be in charge of the school, and even another person would handle administrative/paperwork needs. I realized quickly that our teacher was doing everything, and it looked exhausting. For this to happen, a bigger facility would be necessary, but being in the city, I realize that is harder to do.