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International TEFL Academy Reviews

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5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services

Cons

Lack of classmate interactions

Other comments

Being online it was self paced so was easy to schedule into my day. At times being in classroom would have been preferred so could work with classmates and collaborate.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

Thorough training, lots of help from the instructor, requires first-hand teaching experience- tutoring and observing, very informative, creative class environment.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training.

Other comments

International TEFL Academy is great! The teachers, program, options, alumni-base, reputation, and coursework are excellent and exceeded my expectations. I could not have asked for a better training.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training.

Other comments

This TEFL school prepares me for a good career in teaching ESL. There is also a great alumni community you can reach out to if you are looking for a job. There is endless support from staff ready to assist you with any questions you have.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Cons

No coasting here, it's a lot of work.

Other comments

This immersive program is excellent as a boot camp for people wishing to teach English as a foreign or second language. The instructors are knowledgeable and the administration is helpful with international placements. I'm glad I studied here.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation

Other comments

There are two assignments due each week. They are very time consuming as there is a lot of material to cover each week. There is a final project and also a practicum to complete before receiving the certificate.

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

Good combination of online modules and hands on learning. The coursework required us work through a lot of "real-life" situations that were definitely common in the classroom.

3.0

Pros

Hands-on training

Cons

Lack of further training

Other comments

A lot of the training involved creating lesson plans and how to apply those. I learned strategies on how to create lesson plans. I don't remember the training being difficult. I just wish it was more involved in preparing myself for the reality of teaching. I enjoyed teaching the students when I could see that they were understanding of the topic and that they also enjoyed learning.

5.0

Pros

Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training.

Other comments

The learning environment created at International TEFL Academy was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding decisions I've ever made. The hardest part was the long hours. I took their intensive course which is 180 credit hours of class work along with 10 hours of practicum and about 3-4 hours of homework/day. The teachers were amazing and the staff was wonderfully supportive and helpful. They are still helpful to me now as they have a pretty extensive alumni network in many countries around the world.

5.0

Pros

Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training.

Other comments

Excellent teaching staff and wonderfully constructed course. Well balanced online course to in-person practicum. I believe that the most difficult aspect of this course for individuals with stage-fright can and most likely will be the in-person observation/teaching section.

TEFL Certificate Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their TEFL Certificate?

18 people answered

“In South Africa, teachers do not get paid well”

Sept. 18, 2019

“Depth and breath of teaching skills involved. Rewarding time spent with students at MTTP.”

Sept. 2, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their TEFL Certificate?

18 people answered

“If they want to become a teacher, they would need to have a secondary income to live, I'd advise they do a TEFL course”

Sept. 18, 2019

“Add a new and interesting point of view to your teaching experience. What you take for granted is magic and gold to a student wanting to learn English.”

Sept. 2, 2019

English as a Second Language (ESOL) Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their English as a Second Language (ESOL) Certification?

26 people answered

“The value of continuing to educate yourself as a teacher is invaluable to the students you teach.”

Sept. 27, 2019

“This does not apply to me. I was asked to get my certification because the school district was interested in promoting me.”

Aug. 27, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their English as a Second Language (ESOL) Certification?

27 people answered

“It was very convenient online but some teachers made it more difficult. However, it was also very interesting and useful!”

Sept. 28, 2019

“It provides you with a great deal of knowledge and insight useful both in and out of the classroom.”

Sept. 27, 2019
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