What are the advantages of Online TEFL courses compared to in-person courses?

7 Advantages of Taking Your TEFL Class Online

 

1.  SAVE MONEY!

  • Tuition for a four-week in-person TEFL course anywhere in the world will typically cost $ 1,599 to $ 2,499 ($ 1,899 on average) depending on location.  Tuition for the ITA 170 hour online course is $1,399 so you will save $ 500 – $ 700 on the online TEFL Class compared to an onsite TEFL Class on tuition alone.
  • In addition, unless you are taking a course in-person in your home city, you will also need to pay for housing, food and expenses, which usually run $ 800 - $ 1,500 for a month depending on where you are taking your course.

This means that taking the International TEFL Academy online TEFL certification course will typically save you $ 2,000 - $3,000 compared to an equivalent four-week onsite course.  That is money you can use to travel and for start-up costs such as airfare to the country where you plan to work and to support yourself until you begin to get paid.

Can I Apply for Jobs Teaching English Abroad in Multiple Countries?

Absolutely, it’s the smart thing to do!  Schools in many Asian countries predominantly interview and hire teachers in advance from abroad.  Certain Latin American and European nations like Mexico, Chile, Russia or Turkey will hire in advance as well, though the majority of positions are found on the ground. This means that if your take an online TEFL certification class, or the Chicago TEFL Class, for example, you will receive comprehensive job search guidance that will enable you to apply and interview for teaching jobs and opportunities in multiple countries and regions in the world at the same time.

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.