Here at International TEFL Academy (ITA), we are committed to the health and safety of every one of our alumni and prospective students. We fully understand why our alumni all over the world and our prospective students considering getting TEFL certified are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are doing our best to stay informed on this rapidly developing situation and advise our students accordingly.
Get a full overview of the current coronavirus situation and know your options for TEFL certification, teaching English online & teaching English abroad.
As of July 8, 2020, the following onsite and partner course start dates have been canceled:
- Prague, Czech Republic - August 3, September 7, 2020
- Heredia, Costa Rica - August 3, 2020
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia - July 27, 2020; August 24, 2020
- St. Petersburg, Russia - August 31, 2020
- Sardinia, Italy - September 7, 2020
We are continuing to offer our Online TEFL Certification course as well as future in-person course dates in Chicago. We will continue to stay in close communication with our partners regarding the situation and upcoming course dates.
We are also working closely with our partner recruiters and schools abroad to keep up-to-date on hiring in affected countries. At this time, schools may be delaying start dates or hiring until after March. Students should also be advised that currencies are fluctuating, which may impact their job search and moving abroad. Please refer to xe.com for the most up to date exchange rates.
Enrolled students can reach out to their Student Affairs Advisor to get more information on how this may affect their specific job search.
We are doing our very best to monitor the situation closely and we encourage all of our students to do the same. Be sure to stay up to date with any and all travel recommendations by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Department, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about how this may impact your plans to teach English abroad. If you’re an enrolled student, get in touch with your Student Affairs Advisor. If you are considering teaching overseas but haven’t enrolled yet, get in touch with your Admissions Advisor to talk through your options
TEFL IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS WEBCAST:
FAQs About Coronavirus And TEFL:
At this point in time, most in-person TEFL courses are running as scheduled.
If your course is cancelled due to the Coronavirus you have a variety of options. Your ITA Student Affairs Advisor can help you either transfer to a later TEFL course date and/or location. You may also be eligible for a refund.
If you're an enrolled student, get in touch with your Student Affairs Advisor to discuss your options.
Our 11-week Online TEFL class is operating normally and we don't anticipate any delays because of COVID-19. If you want to confidently enroll in a TEFL class and want the peace of mind that it will not be delayed or cancelled, talk with your ITA Advisor and see if the Online class is the right fit for you.