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International TEFL Academy Professor

Amelia Jones

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 February  2017.

What is your educational background?

- Colorado State University B.A. and M.A. in English (Teaching English as a Second/ForeignLanguage)

Where else have you taught?

USA –I’ve taught ESL in Colorado and Mississippi
Overseas – King Abdulaziz University for Health Science in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

What's Your Favorite Travel Memory?

Once, I got off the wrong stop on the train in Osaka, Japan. I had an enormous bag and was exhausted and didn’t exactly know how far my hostel was. I walked about a mile and eventually stopped in a tea shop and had a glass of iced oolong. I asked the man working there, in my limited Japanese, if the hostel was far away. He assured me that it was, and within five minutes, he presented me with a woman (another customer, I presumed) and her young daughter (both of whom spoke almost no English) who gave me a drive all the way to the hostel. I was glad to have a few small gifts to give to her in return. She seemed quite happy, and I was touched and delighted to be at my destination.

International TEFL Academy Instructor


What countries have you visited?

France, Japan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, (W. Germany!) Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Canada

What Advice Do You Have for ITA Students Who Want to Teach English Abroad? 

Be prepared to work hard! Be prepared to be confused, frustrated, hungry, tired. Be open-minded. Be grateful! Soak it in! Enjoy and appreciate your students. Many of them want to learn. You are giving them an opportunity to improve their lives by teaching them English.

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

International TEFL Academy Professor