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Get Paid to Teach English Abroad with ITA

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Teach abroad! Do it do it!

About 9 months ago I made the decision to spend a year teaching abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel. With the help from the International TEFL Academy I was able to make my dream a reality! I highly recommend!

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International TEFL Academy (Chicago, IL)

Going through the ITA to get certified to teach abroad was a wonderful experience. Ever since my first phone call with a pre-admissions adviser, I felt like they cared making sure this was what I wanted to do and not just wasting money. The coursework was all relative to ESL teaching and I learned a lot what goes into making a successful ESL classroom. I wouldn't change anything my experience and would do it all over again. I'm excited to now be equipped to go abroad and start teaching ESL students in Mexico.

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  • Course Instructor

    8

Worth the investment!

I am so glad I received my TEFL certification through ITA! The coursework focused on many important aspects of teaching and gave countless resources and tips on how to hone the skills needed to be a successful English teacher. The homework assignments were very practical and I'm sure will be useful when I begin lesson planning in my own classroom. The ITA advisors I worked with were responsive and helpful in making sure this course was right for me, and have continued to reach out after my completion of the course to provide assistance with my job search. I definitely recommend this course to anyone considering receiving their TEFL certification. I look forward to seeing where this certification takes me in the future!!

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Helpfulness

I was completely satisfied with the efficiency of this program. They diligently helped me throughout the entire process. This a good a program and I would definitely recommend it! They did a fantastic job!

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July 2016

TEFL online course was great. The amount of resources available are next to none. Being able to communicate with everyone in the class, the professor, and alumni make for such a rewarding course. I'm currently 7 months into my first teaching job in Seoul and it couldn't be better. There are so many red flags and big decisions to make before jumping ship and living/working overseas, but never once did I doubt what ITA provided me with. The course was the perfect crash course to prep me for what teaching ESL would be like. Sure, everything is different once you actually start, but getting the basics down and completing hours teaching/observing/tutoring was such a rewarding and thrilling experience. It's a shame I didn't do this straight out of college! Couldn't recommend it more to people debating or even looking for a change. I was in that boat over a year ago and it without a doubt is the best decision I've made in god knows how long. Thank you ITA.

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A wonderful experience!

I found this class to be a marvelous experience that has boosted my confidence immensely! From the weekly peer reviews to the assignments themselves I found the class as whole informative and comforting. Moreover, the importance of having life long job search guidance cannot be overstated. Thanks again to the TEFL Academy!

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Great class

It was a great class and I have never had a problem using my certificate. Although more expensive than others I feel the price was worth it and I recommend anyone who has plans to go abroad to use them too

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Doug

As far as an advisor goes, Doug was awesome. I am a person with 7 million questions and 39 sub questions to each of those. Doug took his time to listen and answer each question and concern I had- even when there were numerous calls and emails. I took the course and gained a lot of information and knowledge that I wouldn't have survived my first couple of months teaching in South Korea without. Because of the alumni connections- I met some of my now best friends before ever heading out on my adventure. They were amazing and our bond in this crazy new time was just what I needed.

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10/ 10

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Costa Rica TEFL course

I took the Costa Rica TEFL Certification course in October 2013. It was the best experience of my life and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking teaching English abroad. The course was extremely informative, and I learned way more than I ever thought I would in just a short time of 4 weeks. The location of the school is great, right in the center of town with plenty of restaurants, bars, entertainment, etc. I chose the homestay option and it made my experience even better. I truly enjoyed getting to know a local family, learning their traditions and culture, and it really helped me learn Spanish. I made so many memories that will last a lifetime, and made friendships with people from all over the world. If you are not sure your decision to take the class, I say just go for it! You will not regret it and you will have the time of your life!

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10/ 10

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International TEFL Academy online course review

I'm now taking my last week of the additional 30 hours after completing my 11 week online TEFL course. I've had an amazing, educating, and insightful experience. I'm truly appreciative of all the guidance and support of the ITA staff and my instructor. I truly look forward to my journey in teaching and traveling aboard.

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International TEFL Academy online TEFL course

ITA online TEFL course was very helpful and insightful. I learned a lot of information during my time with them and my course instructor provided me with useful feedback on my works. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who is trying to become a TEFL teacher.

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Great program!!!

I really enjoyed going through all the steps in getting my TEFL certificate through ITA. I have never had so much help and patience from everyone. Moving abroad is scary and nerve racking, but with all the help, job guidance, and questions answered were so helpful in easing me with the right decision. Would recommend this program to anyone thinking of traveling to teach abroad!

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Great overall experience

I researched several online TEFL courses before deciding on ITA. The support I received validated my choice and really made me feel confident going abroad to teach. The course instruction, advising, and ability to connect with alum all over the world were invaluable resources. Whenever I had questions lesson planning, visas, or lifestyle in a specific country I knew I would get honest advice and quick answers. The lifelong job search guidance and alum connections really put the course over the top for me!

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My experience was exceptional

My experience was really terrific. From the first day that I called and spoke to Ashley, to the instructor, Darius, and the support was exceptional. I feel very prepared and look forward to many years of teaching English as a Second language.

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ITA - thank you for everything!

I can't say enough good things ITA. From the moment I first spoke on the phone with my adviser, Ashley, I knew I was in good hands. The amount of information that was given to me regarding all the countries to get certified in was so so helpful. Ashley helped me decide to take my TEFL course in Costa Rica, and I have not been disappointed at all. My experience here in Costa Rica has been amazing. The course itself was so informative and helpful in my journey to become an effective English teacher. My instructors, Luke and Melanie, were absolutely amazing instructors, and are great people whom I consider to be good friends. The whole atmosphere at the school is so positive, fun, and energetic! I would definitely recommend anybody to ITA Costa Rica, you will not be disappointed! ITA has been a great company to be associated with. I have participated in some of the alumni activities that they offer, which is a great way to meet people and make connections. Additionally, ITA has answered any questions I've had, and I have full confidence that they will continue to do so during my travels around the world. Thank you so much ITA, this has been an incredible life changing journey!

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Great TEFL experience

After receiving my TEFL they put me in with Jose who had lived in Beijing for 8 yrs when I arrived. It made my transition to China easy. He helped me find a job. The TEFL degree made living abroad so much easier.

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10/ 10

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It's never too late!

I have been teaching English Literature in American public schools for fifteen years and decided to broaden my horizons with help from ITA. I enrolled in the online course, easily located a place to fulfill the practicum requirement and am looking forward to teaching English as a second language while being immersed in a new culture. I can't wait to use my TEFL certificate to teach and travel abroad!

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Fantastic program!!

I took the Cambodia/Vietnam course 3 years ago and it was an exceptional experience. The classes were taught by Master level American teachers who had been teaching English Abroad for years. Excellent! Our practicum experience was taught by the most amazing Vietnamese ladies who I am still in with even to this day. I cannot wait to go back to HCMC and visit them. I feel like I learned so much in this program and I am currently using those skills in my position in the Peace Corps. If you are wondering if this program is for you, it is. Trust me, it was that good.

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So glad I signed up for this course!

I recommend International TEFL Academy to anyone who's looking to teach abroad. This course prepared me on what to expect when teaching abroad. I am looking to teach English in Japan next year and I know that when I make the move I will be prepared to teach students properly.

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Review of International TEFL Academy

I took an online TEFL certification course with ITA in October-December 2016. I found it to be thoroughly impressive overall; as a result, it prepared me comprehensively for teaching overseas. As someone who entered the course as an experienced university instructor, I particularly benefited from the course's consistent focus on the unique demands and opportunities of international TEFL teaching. A strong element of the program is its use of instructors with extensive teaching experience. The guidance my teacher provided has proved over and over to be very helpful to me and my students.

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Great networking!

One of the things that I liked most the program was their facebook networking community! I was able to quickly find a job using the certification because of this resource! I would highly recommend this program!

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Do it!

The classes were great, the instruction and practical teaching was very good. I'm a very visual learner, so the hands on experience you get at Int'l TEFL Academy is the best. One of my instructors was great, the other one didn't seem as into the teaching as much as the sharing his stories. But I really enjoyed the class. I have told quite a few people this course, have had one go through it for sure. And have had many friends get TEFL certified to teach abroad. One is currently teaching in Usan, South Korea.
It has been one of the best experiences of my life, going abroad to teach. I highly recommend it to anyone willing to listen to me. I also plan on going again, hopefully to the same area I went.
And this course gets you ready for just everything a school can throw at you. Plus, the people here really care you and your future teaching experiences. They want you to have a good experience, so they watch out for you. Let you know what schools have good reputations and which don't. They even look over your contracts to make sure there aren't any catches.
So they're the best in my opinion on getting you ready for your TEFL experience.

  • International TEFL Academy responded to this review April 03, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed your course and sharing the possibilities of teaching abroad! Make sure to let your friends know you referred them so you can get your Alumni Referral Bonus for having friends enroll for the course!

Overall Rating

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International TEFL Academy is truly worth the investment!

Overall, an excellent experience. There are plenty of free articles available on the website that can help anyone out and the course was great, giving me an advantage in a crowded job market. It may seem like a lot of money, but I can assure you that the benefits of the course are well worth it, especially if you plan to teach abroad for a few years and/or in a competitive market like China or the Middle East. I had never taken an entire course fully online before and I was very satisfied with the professionalism of the instructor and the students, learned a great deal and how the certification looks on my resume. If you are thinking taking the course, just do it as Nike says.

  • International TEFL Academy responded to this review April 05, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    Hey! We're glad you enjoyed the articles on the site. If you're interested in writing an Alumni Q

Overall Rating

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International TEFL Academy

International TEFL Academy was there with me every step of the way since my decision to teach English abroad. My advisor was extremely helpful in helping me decide which course to take and where would be a good place for me to teach based on my interests. My education with ITA has proven to be extremely useful in the classroom. I am extremely grateful for their guidance throughout this entire process.

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One year turned into many more

After graduating college I spent 8 months as an executive assistant in my home state of Texas. But I soon became bored of office work and felt as though my life was stagnant. I decided, at this point in my life, I would take the opportunity to shake up my life a bit. I had known others who had ventured abroad to teach English so I began to do some research on companies that would help me accomplish the same adventure. I stumbled upon ITA and got in touch with Michael who was more than helpful. He answered all of my questions over the phone and all the extras I had come up with over e-mail, quick and efficiently. He really took the time to speak with me his experience teaching abroad which helped assure any doubts I may have had in my head. After a few days I felt confident this is what I wanted to do and I knew where I wanted to go, which would not have been possible without such a helpful advisor. From there ITA helped me obtain my certification and gave me a plethora of information regarding the country I had chose, what I should expect, how to get there, how to get set up, what to bring, and most importantly how to find a job. Without ITA's help I would have been totally lost and it was reassuring to have such a great company to turn to for resources. I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering teaching abroad as they offer a comprehensive package from start to finish on an amazing journey that will change your life.