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Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Published Content

    9

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    9

  • Practical Experience

    8

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Inspiring

Real learning at your own pace with good resource material. For sure, a door opener for job opportunities. It could be a better experience with the help of tutors. My course was an online course. It was enough for my current needs.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Fresh teaching ideas, friendly staff, convenient on-line access

I've just completed The 120-hour online course and I must say that the course is totally awesome, full of helpful, useful, resourceful information, fresh and working ideas and clear explanations of “how to”. Even though I’ve gained my University degree and had some teaching experience, I’ve found the course really great. The course made me reconsider some of teaching techniques and methods and, no doubts will help me to teach my future students even more effectively. All the Admissions Advisors are very friendly and ready to help. I’d like to express my gratefulness for the course and for the opportunity to take it on-line. I’ve fully enjoyed it. I do recommend it to inexperienced and to already practicing teachers.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Published Content

    8

  • Job Search Guidance

    3

  • Quality of the Course

    7

  • Practical Experience

    0

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    7

  • Course Instructor

    7

Decent cert that gives you a job.

This review is a retrospective for any would-be TEFLers having any trepidation the effectiveness of this program. I received my certificate from ITTT in 2012 and used in conjunction with my non-language BA to obtain work.

Let's make one thing clear: There is no substitute for in-class training. The ITTT TEFL cert, by its very nature, does NOT provide this. I had the good fortune of taking the ITTT course while I was working as an assistant in Japan several years ago. This made the experience essentially a hybrid course.

That out of the way, ITTT is what I recommend to TEFL hopefuls who aren't sure they want to make it a career, but want a qualification to legitimately put into their resume without investing the thousands into a CELTA. This certificate has been accepted by organizations in Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Given that Saudi Arabia and UAE have all kinds of issues with documentation, especially online ones, this should be reassuring to those seeking the relatively higher salaries there (it doesn't hurt that the certificate itself doesn't specify that it was conducted online!). If you want a cert that will tick the checkbox of "Teaching Qualification" that allows you to obtain a job and visa to legally reside - you could do much worse.

However, keep in mind that most employers these days require an actual college degree as well, and the better paying positions (such as British Council) will take nothing less than a CELTA! The job pool is getting more competitive as well.

As for the course itself, I wouldn't consider it particularly exhaustive or rigorous, but it was relevant, applicable and there ARE standards to meet. My tutor Tania, while feeling somewhat distant at times, often gave quite useful feedback directly reflecting what I had submitted to her. For instance, she once handed back a less-than-stellar lesson plan by giving constructive feedback WHY it didn't work within the course objectives specified by ITTT and forced me to re-do it. Even so, not all assignments are as scrutinized - looking at my "independent research article" that I submitted for my final assignment, I cringe at how poorly written, organized and full of embarrassing gaffes it was. So, it's not the highest bar to cross, but you can't get away with blatant BS either!

If there is a weakness to the program, it's what happens after you finish. The certificates and paperwork are all of reasonable quality and are delivered promptly, at least. What doesn't impress me are how ITTT helps passing students find work. Almost all the jobs they advertise are on the low end of the pay scale and one would be better off utilizing other TEFL job-hunting sites. Given how many resources there are for job-hunters, this is a relatively minor quibble, but a quibble nonetheless. What I will say in their favor that, lately, they have been uploading some good information on their Youtube channel the various criteria different countries have for legal employment.

Overall, a program that does what it sets out to do and serves as a decent refresher course.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Course Instructor

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    9

  • Job Search Guidance

    9

  • Published Content

    8

Great experience - ITTT 120 hour online course

I chose to take this 120 hour online TEFL course over the summer to improve my teaching at a refugee center in Rome, Italy where I teach during the academic year as a volunteer English teacher. I learned so much more than I was expecting to learn, and it really pushed me to be as precise and excellent as possible. I wasn't expecting the course to push me so hard and I'm so glad it did, because it gave me the tools I need to be a better teacher.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Published Content

    7

  • Job Search Guidance

    7

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    5

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    8

  • Course Instructor

    5

Review for online TESOL course

First I was not sure how it would work out to do my first 'serious' course in my life online. Once I had done the first few course modules I started to feel more relaxed and I really started to like it a lot. Doing a course like this online gave me the freedom to do it whenever I wanted and wherever I wanted and as much as I wanted to do at a time.
The support material was available both in writing as well as on video, which was excellent.

I can highly recommend this course to anyone who is considering - it is great value with a high standard for an internationally recognized certificate. This has also prompted me to do another course (Business English), as I have a personal interest in business.