Katie Gaffney | Online TEFL Course Instructor

Katie Gaffney | Online TEFL Course Instructor

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

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?

USA – English 8-12, VA; university courses in English, Radford University; university courses 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.

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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