Is ITA's Online TEFL Certification Course Valid and Accredited?

By John Bentley
 
Yes it is, International TEFL Academy’s 170-Hour Online TEFL Course is internationally accredited and recognized, and it exceeds international standards for professional level TEFL Certification (most accredited TEFL courses run 106-120 hours) as set forth by leading bodies in the international field of TEFL and recommended by thousands of schools and employers around across the globe. In addition, our online course is officially recommended by several leading recruiters that hire English teachers for private and public schools around the world.

Who Teaches International TEFL Academy's Online TEFL Certification Course?

Instruction is provided by highly qualified university-level professors with extensive experience teaching English as a foreign language, and all professors must meet or exceed the following standards: 

 * Hold a Masters in Education or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or higher; a high percentage of instructors will also hold a PhD.

* Have at least one year of overseas teaching experience. Professors will share their personal experiences and insights with their students.

* Hold professional experience in online education, including the use of advanced platforms and applications such as Moodle and WebEx.

Read full profiles of our instructors here.

Can I Finish ITA's Online TEL Class in Less Than 11 Weeks?

By: Shay Ames

No — you can't graduate & receive your certificate in fewer than 11 weeks, though you can work ahead and complete many assignments in advance. Also, bear in mind that once you have enrolled in your class and have completed your enrollment documents and have paid your tuition, you can begin receiving Job Search Guidance, even before your Online TEFL Class begins

You are excited to jet set and start your new life teaching English abroad, but remember, you also want to ensure your decision to live and work in a new country is accompanied by a success plan and that takes a little prep.  That’s why we’re here!

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 GoAbroad.com and GoOverseas.com 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 GoAbroad.com. ITA's Online TEFL Class also received recognition as the top-ranked Online TEFL class in several categories of the GoOverseas.com Community Choice Awards for TEFL Certification  as well.

10 Questions You Need to Ask Any TEFL School Before Enrolling in Their TEFL Class

By: Shay Ames

Teaching English abroad will be one of the great adventures of your life and whether you teach in Spain, Thailand, Turkey or anywhere else, your experience abroad will shape you for the rest of your life. So, if you're going to invest your time and money in a quality TEFL certification class (and you should!) you owe it to yourself to make sure that you will receive not only great training, but the support and guidance you need to get a great job teaching English abroad. So, here are 10 questions you should ask any TEFL school before enrolling in a class to make sure that they can help you get where you want to go. 

How Quickly Can I Get TEFL Certified and Begin Teaching English Abroad?

An Essential Guide for How to Get Your TEFL Certification & Plan Your Timeline for Teaching English Abroad

If you can jump into an In-Person TEFL Course immediately and you plan on working in the location where you take the course, you can be certified and teaching English professionally in a little more than a month.  However, this scenario is not typical or realistic for most people and we recommend that you allow yourself 4-6 months to get your TEFL certification, make your arrangements, and conduct your job search prior to beginning your job as an English teacher abroad.