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Katie Gaffney

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 August 2018.


What is your educational background?

Radford University - B.S. English

George Mason University - MEd Curriculum & Instruction

George Mason University - ESOL Endorsement

Where have you taught abroad AND IN THE U.S.?

USA – English 8-12, VA; university courses in English, Radford University; universitycourses in education and reading, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overseas – English as an additional language teacher at American School of
Bombay in Mumbai, India

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What countries have you visited?

England, Ireland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, the Maldives

What's your favorite travel memory?

I’m not a fan of road tripping.  I got car sick as a child so I’ve never been fond of long stints in the car.  For spring break one year in India, I traveled the Golden Triangle in India by car and had the best time ever.  A week on Indian roads cured me of my aversion to car trips and I saw the most amazing sites, met awesome people, and ate delicious food. 

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

Be open to opportunities.  If you’re flexible, you never know where your adventure will lead you. 

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