Meet The International TEFL Academy Instructors

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Mary Hanson

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 October 2018.

What is your educational background?

MA in TESOL, University of London

BA in Elementary Education, Michigan State University

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


Colorado Springs, CO:  Middle School Newcomer Teacher
Breckenridge, CO:  High School Newcomer Teacher
Breckenridge, CO:  Colorado Mountain College, Intermediate ESL
Colorado Springs, CO:  Adult and Family Education
Colorado Springs, CO:  University of Colorado, Colorado Springs     (UCCS), Associate Director of International Affairs ad responsible for   the Intensive English Program
 UCCS:  Faculty member in the College of Education, teach in the MA   TESOL program and the BA in Inclusive Elementary Education


San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Warsaw, Poland
London, England
La Roche sur Yon, France
Daegu, South Korea

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What countries have you visited?

Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Greece,  Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Vietnam, South Korea, Ethiopia

What's your favorite travel memory?

My husband and I spent a month in Guatemala learning Spanish in an intensive program.  We stayed in Antigua for three weeks and lived with a local family.  Our school was in a beautiful colonial building and we had one-on-one Spanish classes, sitting in the garden courtyard.  After these three weeks, we went to Lake Atitlan and studied for another week there.  We fell in love with this incredible country and the wonderful people!

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

Go for it!  There are so many opportunities for you to grow professionally and as an individual in classrooms around the world.  Be open to all that your students have to teach you about their country, culture and language and don’t be afraid to explore the countries in your vicinity. 

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