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Jessica Allison | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Jessica Allison

What classes do you teach at International TEFL Academy?

I have been teaching the Online TEFL Certification Course and the Teaching English Online Speciality Course since November of 2019. I used to teach the Chicago In-Person TEFL Course from July of 2017 before moving to Seattle.

What is your educational background?

  • University of California, Santa Barbara - BA Sociology, Minor- Education
    • University of Manchester (UK Study Abroad) 
  • Concordia University Irvine - MA International Education TEFL/TESOL Certification

Where have you taught?

China, Italy, Germany, California - San Francisco & Santa Barbara.

What countries have you visited?

Canada, Mexico, Panama, Belize, Dominican Republic, Scotland, England, Ireland, Norway, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria. Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Czechia, Hungary, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore!

What is your favorite travel memory?

Riding a scooter through Vietnam’s Hai Van Pass! One of my most memorable days - as it was exciting, a bit terrifying but breathtaking views all along the way!

What advice do you have for ITA students who want to teach English abroad?

If you bring passion and energy to your classroom your students will feel that and pick up on what you put out (even if they are ESL beginners). If you are excited to teach, they too will be excited to learn. Value your students and what they bring to the classroom because you will learn so much from them.

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