International training TEFL Academy
According to the International TEFL Academy, their alumni work in 80 countries across the world, so it’s no wonder why this world-renowned program tops our list. This part-time, 11-week 170-hour TEFL certification promises small class sizes (maximum of 20 students), teachers with a minimum of a master’s degree, and interactive features such as live lectures, webinars, and chat sessions.
This course is comprised of 150 hours of learning coupled with a 20-hour hands-on teaching practicum. Throughout your studies you will be aided by a personal tutor who will be there to answer all your questions.
Graduates will benefit from lifetime job search assistance as well as a network of thousands of ITA graduates located all around the globe.
Here’s what past participants had to say about ITA’s course:
- “The support staff and instructors were exceptional from start to finish. I now feel genuinely empowered as I pursue my aspirations to teach ESL to adults.” — Timothy
- “The course work is challenging but doable and each assignment helps to build you into a better ESL instructor.
Teaching English opens doors to a rewarding career that can take you all over the world. English is in demand and you’ll find enthusiastic students of all ages just waiting to learn. Although some countries allow native speakers to teach without a degree or certificate, a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course could enhance your job prospects and earning potential. Most importantly though, it can give you the tools to be a more effective teacher for your students.
You may be wondering if it’s better to get a TEFL course in person or online. Online TEFL courses provide the flexibility to study where and when is convenient for you. I teach English in Spain for a program that only requires a bachelor’s degree in any subject. However, to give me more confidence, I decided to do an online TEFL course. I found the course really helpful for remembering grammar structures as well as generating new ideas for activities and games to use in the classroom. It was a small investment that I believe markedly enhanced my teaching skills.