Adrian Ortiz | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Adrian Ortiz | Online TEFL Course Instructor

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

I have taught the Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Course since March  2012.

What is your educational background?

  • M.A  TESOL from Northeastern Illinois University

  •  B.S.  Economics/Business Administration from the University of Illinois-Chicago

Where have you taught?

USA: University of Tennessee, Univeristy of Illinois, National Louis University, Roosevelt University, Illinois Institute of Technology, MacCormac College, YMCA-Metro Chicago, Albany Park Community Center.

OVERSEAS: AEON Institute of Foreign Languages, Matsue, Japan

NON-ESL:  Adult Basic Education at Workplace Literacy, Chicago.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Dining with a group at the Hotel Moskva in the former USSR. Had an incredibly scrumptious traditional Russian gourmet feast, with entertainment, all for only $5.00!

What countries have you visited?

Canada, MexicoJapanHong KongChinaRussiaHungaryCzech RepublicGermany, Holland, FranceSpainPortugal, and Turkey.

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

Go with an open mind, an accepting heart, and a positive outlook, and you’ll have the time of your life!

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