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With 1.5 billion people enrolling in English classes worldwide, the demand for English teachers is so high that English speakers from virtually all backgrounds who gain a TEFL certification can get a professional job teaching English abroad. Here is an overview of the steps you will take to reach your goal.
This process may vary depending on your personal circumstances and where you wish to teach. Bear in mind that in most cases the process of getting TEFL certified & gaining employment teaching English abroad is typically 3-6 months, so if you're planning on teaching abroad this year, the time to begin researching and talking to an advisor is now.
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Before you ever enroll in a TEFL class or apply for a job, it’s critical that you gain a clear understanding of what your options are and how you can get there. It’s also important that you put together a plan and a timeline. International TEFL Academy provides the most extensive resources, tools and information about teaching English abroad & TEFL certification to assist you with this process. Experienced advisors will be there to provide personal assistance and guidance throughout the process.
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While you engage in your research, you will work with an experienced Admissions Advisor who will answer your questions and provide guidance with choosing your TEFL class, making a plan and putting together a timeline. All International TEFL Academy Advisors possess extensive experience living, working and traveling abroad and are extremely well-versed in all aspects of teaching abroad, from job markets to TEFL certification. Navigating the ins-and-outs of teaching abroad can be confusing or even overwhelming, and our team is here to HELP YOU and to provide straight-forward, realistic feedback in addressing your questions and concerns regarding:
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PREPPING FOR YOUR TEFL COURSE & JOB SEARCH:
Online TEFL Course Prep
- Review Pre-Course Grammar Module;
- Student Affairs Department is available to help with any questions relating to the course;
- Researching Practicum options.
In-Person TEFL Course Prep
- Contact onsite course director to make housing arrangements and address other practicalities;
- Make travel arrangements;
- Pay final balance 30 days prior to your course start date.
PREPPING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH (ALL STUDENTS):
You become a member of the ITA family the second you enroll in your TEFL course. You're joining a community of 40,000+ ITA alumni & fellow world travelers who are teaching in more than 80 countries worldwide. This means you can immediately connect with other alumni, make some friends before you head abroad, and get your questions answered by fellow alumni who have been in your shoes and are eager to help you out.
Here are some ways you can get connected right away:
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BEGIN THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD:
You will be put in touch with an expert advisor who has taught/lived overseas. We’re here to help, to answer questions, and to empower you to realize your goal of seeing the world as a professional English teacher.
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