Here at ITA, we strive to provide the best TEFL training and guidance possible which is why we offer three, 30-hour optional add-on Specialty Courses in addition to your TEFL Certification:
These two-week, part-time courses are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world on virtually any device (12-15 hours per week course time) by all our students and alumni.
Developed by leading TEFL experts and taught by university-level instructors with extensive experience in these specific fields, these courses are not only designed to provide you with specialized professional skills but also access to a wealth of resources including videos, course design blueprints, and step-by-step activity plans that you will find invaluable in the classroom long after you complete your course.
You must be an enrolled International TEFL Academy (ITA) student or graduate to enroll in an ITA Specialty Course. Not an ITA student? Fill out a form here to receive detailed information about TEFL certification & job search guidance for teaching English abroad & teaching English online.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: If you register for your Specialty Course when you enroll in your standard Online or In-Person TEFL course, you will receive a $50 discount for each Specialty Course in which you enroll! (Tuition reduced from $299 to $249 for each specialty course).
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Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a World leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad & online. We offer internationally accredited TEFL Courses both online & in 21 locations worldwide. We certify 6,000 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online, and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe.
Just like all our TEFL courses, our three Specialty Classes are taught by experienced university-level instructors. Upon Specialty Course completion, you are provided with a digital certificate to showcase your specialized skillset when applying for teaching jobs both abroad and online.
All ITA students receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance.
2-Weeks, Part-Time 💻
Check out dates and tuition for our three online Specialty Classes - Teaching English Online, Teaching Business English, and Teaching English to Young Learners.
ITA offers two Online TEFL Courses that are taught by expert professors & incorporate live practice teaching. These 2 courses enable you to get certified at home in just 4 weeks, or in 11 weeks while working full-time or going to school.
4-Week, Full-Time 🏫
International TEFL Academy offers accredited TEFL certification 4-week courses in 23 locations worldwide including North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
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Taught English in Germany
I took ITA's Online TEFL Course because of their level of accreditation and really enjoyed it. The tasks assigned taught me how to be an effective teacher and construct lesson plans. I really appreciated the practicum and quizzes. I decided to teach in Berlin because I'm a history nerd, and there's so much history to learn about in this city. I also love the high level of diversity and a plethora of activities to do. I work for Lingua Franca, a company that specializes in business English training. My students are all adult professionals working in their fields.
Teaches English in France
When I decided to retire from the corporate world, I started thinking about how I could continue working part-time while doing something I was passionate about. After doing some research and speaking with several ESL training certification schools, I signed up with ITA. I was attracted to their strong curriculum, experienced teachers, and a good level of interaction between the teacher and students. The TEFL course was more challenging than I had imagined but in a good way - I learned so much! I even signed on for the Business English and Young Learners courses.
Teaches English in Thailand
I wanted to have an upper hand on other teachers in the ESL job market - that's when ITA's Online TEFL Course was suggested to me. At the time I had three jobs, so the part-time course was very convenient. The assignments were relatable and even the history of language was interesting. I also had an awesome teacher! I think having a practicum component was invaluable because now that I'm here in Thailand, there are so many "teachers" here with no obvious classroom experience. I moved to Nakhon Pathom, Thailand at the beginning of 2019 and plan to stay for as long as I can.