International TEFL Academy Wins Recognition as Best TEFL Certification School

By John Bentley

International TEFL Academy (ITA) staff, students and alumni are proud that ITA has received multiple awards & widespread recognition as one of the best TEFL schools in the world for offering TEFL certification for teaching English abroad & teaching English online.

Since the beginning of 2019, ITA has been named the #1 TEFL school by and across a range of awards categories for TEFL certification, including #1 Best Online TEFL Course and #1 Best In-person TEFL Class (ITA Chicago TEFL Class) by ITA's Online TEFL Class also received recognition as the top-ranked Online TEFL class in several categories of the Community Choice Awards for TEFL Certification  as well.

International TEFL Academy Wins GoAbroad Award for Best International Education Organization

Power to the People! International TEFL Academy (ITA) and our staff are thrilled and proud to have won the 2018 People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization at the GoAbroad Awards for Innovation in Meaningful Travel reception. The award was announced in Philadelphia, PA on May 31, 2018 at the NAFSA International Conference and Expo, the world's largest conference for international education with more than 10,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.

Famous TV Characters & Where They Would Teach Abroad

By Tyler Parsons

Recently we took a look and shared 15 celebrities who took the leap to teach English abroad before they were famous (we’re not saying teaching English abroad will make you famous— unless you can act like Ed Norton or make a living pranking Dwight) and it got us thinking a bit.

What if fictional TV characters had the choice to teach English abroad? Would they jump on the opportunity, and if so, where in the world would they teach? And since there is no wrong answer here, we figured we would take an educated guess or seven.

Top 3 Reasons to Get TEFL Certified Over the Summer So You Can Teach Abroad Right After College Graduation

By Lindsay Campher Krasinski

”I’m actually just looking into TEFL certification but I’m not ready to take a class until after I graduate…”  This might sound like a sensible thing to do. It may even seem like a strategic plan, but it's really just procrastination at its finest.

Here are the top 3 reasons you should get TEFL certified in the summer so you can teach English abroad right after college graduation.

5 Reasons to Take Your TEFL Course Before Moving to Teach English Abroad

Get Your Adventure Started:
Why Earning Your TEFL Certificate Before Going Abroad Makes Sense

By Shay Ames 

To take your TEFL class abroad or in your home country before you head overseas? This is a common consideration for those looking to make the big move to teach English abroad. There is definitely a lot to consider when deciding where and when to take your certification course.

From convenience to costs, here are five reasons why taking your TEFL certification class before heading abroad can make the most sense in many cases.


Want a Job Teaching English Abroad Waiting For You After College?


Everyone knows the overall job market isn’t looking too bright at the moment, and it looks even worse for those that are just graduating from college. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the unemployment rate for people under 25 in the United States is twice the national average.

Why face a domestic labor market full of uncertainty when you can enjoy the international adventure of a lifetime teaching English overseas, and gain marketable job skills and international experience for your resume?  

With nearly 100,000 new job openings every year for English teachers, this is your best option for finding a great job and adventure immediately out of college.  Sure beats moving back home with mom and dad and working part-time as a barista, doesn’t it?