Meet The International TEFL Academy Instructors

International TEFL Academy Professor

Adrian Ortiz

Online TEFL Class Professor

What class do you teach at International TEFL Academy & when did you start?

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 University of Illinois-Chicago


Where else have you taught ESL?

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's 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!

Adrian Got His MA in TESOL From Northwestern Illinois University!

International TEFL Academy Instructor


What countries have you visited?

Canada, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic., Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, 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!

"I’m happy to share my story in hopes of helping other
International TEFL students connect to the world."

International TEFL Academy Professor