Alumni Video: Teaching English in Fuzhou, China with Jonathan Ogden

An Insider's Perspective on Teaching English in China

Want to know what it's like to teach English in China - the largest job  market in the world for teaching English abroad?


Meet Jonathan Ogden, a 25-year-old graduate of the International TEFL Academy from Portland, Oregon, who took International TEFL Academy's Online TEFL Class before taking off to teach English in Fuzhou, China. 

A graduate of Portland State Universtity, Jonathan discusses why he chose to take the Online TEFL Class and how be came to chose to teachin Fuzhou, China, which is smaller than some of the more famous cities in China like Shanghai and Beijing. He also talks about how the online class prepared him for his teaching job in China once he arrived abroad.

Alumni Video: Teaching English in Vietnam with Jacklynn Blanchard

Alumni Video: ITA Graduate, Jacklynn Blanchard, Provides an Inside Look at Life as an English Teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


A native of Littleton, Colorado, who had never left North America, Jacklynn Blanchard was looking for adventure and a challenge when she took International TEFL Academy's 170-Hour Online TEFL Certification Course and headed to the heart of Southeast Asia to teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

In this new alumni video, Jacklynn discusses the challenges and rewards of moving to a totally new part of the world for the first time and how making Vietnam her home for the past year has built her self-confidence in all aspects of her life. She also discusses how her TEFL course prepared for her job as an English teacher as well as the ins and outs of life in Vietnam's largest city, including her job, how she found a place to live, riding public transportation and making friends.

Alumni Video: Teaching English in Japan with Rachel Beede

Alumni Video:
The Life of an English Teacher in Japan with Rachel Beede

Known for the entrancing beauty of the spring cherry blossoms, the ancient imperial castles of Kyoto and the high-tech metropolises of Tokyo and Osaka, Japan represents one of the top job markets for teaching English in Asia.


In this new alumni video, Rachel Beede of Memphis, TN, who took the 170-Hour Online TEFL Certification Course, reflects on her inspiration for teaching English in Japan and discusses her life as an English teacher in Fukuoka, including her job, her apartment and her desire to learn the Japanese language and culture.