• Online
170 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition includes lifetime job search guidance featuring:

✔️ Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor.

✔️ ESL Job Search Manual: All of our graduates receive a 400-page manual containing all relevant information for major job markets around the world.

✔️ESL worldwide school directory listing over 20,000 schools & online teaching companies worldwide.

✔️ Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, online teaching companies, and language schools.

✔️ Job interview assistance for International TEFL / TESOL course participants.

✔️ Engaged alumni community of 35,000+ ITA graduates in 80 countries worldwide.
What's Included (Extra)

✔️ University-level instructors
✔️ Award-winning accredited TEFL courses
✔️ Personalized pre-enrollment guidance
✔️ All courses include live practice teaching

Dec 01, 2022
Jul 29, 2023
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About Program

Interested in getting paid to travel the world? With International TEFL Academy’s Online TEFL class, you’ll be qualified to both teach English in 80+ countries worldwide and also to teach English online.

If You Are...

- A native English speaker from the U.S. or Canada & at least 21 years old
- Looking for a way to make money while living abroad in Europe, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East
- Passionate about education and eager to earn your accredited TEFL certificate

Armed with your ITA TEFL certification & our lifetime job search guidance, you'll be able to find professional English teaching jobs online and in countries like Spain, Costa Rica, and South Korea.

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Why is International TEFL Academy the Right Choice?

  • One-on-One Pre-Enrollment Guidance: What TEFL class is best for me? What country is best for me? How much money do I need to bring with me? Your own personal ITA advisor will help you navigate these questions about TEFL certification, teaching abroad, and many more! Your advisor will educate you on how to find English teaching jobs in 80+ countries around the world before enrolling in your class. Your advisor will help you decide if teaching English abroad is a good fit for you!
  • Professional Level TEFL Certification Courses: We offer accredited TEFL certification courses online (11 weeks online) and in-person (4 weeks) in 25 locations worldwide that exceed international professional standards of instructor qualifications, class, and student teaching hours.
  • We Have Been in YOUR shoes: Everyone on the ITA staff has extensive experience international experience. Travel is in our blood. It’s our passion to help people realize how realistic this dream of living & working abroad can be. We all appreciate the challenges & rewards of living, traveling, and working abroad from first-hand experience.
  • One-on-One Job Search Guidance: How do I find a job? How do I make friends? What paperwork do I need for my visa? Once enrolled in any ITA TEFL class, you’ll work with our team of expert job search advisors to help you out with these three questions and many, many more. Enjoy access to the most comprehensive job resources & guidance on the planet to help you navigate international job markets around the world.
  • Access to ITA Worldwide Alumni Network: Exclusive opportunities to network, connect, and correspond with our 15,000 ITA alumni teaching English across the globe. This is a great way to meet friends before you head out & get your questions answered by current ITA alumni on the ground abroad.

How Do I Get Started?

Contact International TEFL Academy for your starter brochure or call us directly at 773-634-9900 & start working with your personal Admission Advisors. Your advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your all of your questions, go over your options & set up your game plan to see the world. Your advisor will be happy to speak with you as many times as you need to go over job markets, hiring requirements, TEFL course options & much more.

Your journey begins now so let’s get in touch & let’s get started!

Program Reviews

4.76 Rating
based on 169 reviews
  • 5 rating 82.84%
  • 4 rating 13.02%
  • 3 rating 2.96%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 1.18%
  • Instruction 4.8
  • Support 4.85
  • Value 4.4
  • Academic Rigor 4.1
  • Job Assistance 4.5
  • Content 4.85
  • Engagement 4.75
  • Support 4.7
  • Platform 4.8
  • Value 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Online ITA Course Experience

I am a current college student hoping to teach English abroad after I graduate. I really appreciate the online asynchronous format of this course because I was able to fit this course into my schedule even while working full-time (plus overtime) at my summer job! My instructor was very kind and helpful, and she offered excellent critiques on my assignments and participated often in the Discussion Forums. The other students were friendly and shared some great ideas in the Forums. I feel like the content was very thorough; it prepares students to teach people of any age or English proficiency level. I am very grateful for the required Practicum, also: even after completing only one hour as of when I wrote this review, I feel much more comfortable with the idea of teaching people English. Overall, I would highly recommend this TEFL/TESL couse!

  • Great instructors
  • Thorough and practical content
  • Good timeline
26 people found this review helpful.
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Joyce (Yuanchun)
Yes, I recommend this program

Great TEFL Program

Working with ITA has been a great experience for me. Not only do they offer a great course to obtain your TEFL certificate, they offer additional specialized courses that helps boost your experience and resume. ITA also offer many other resources such as advisors for your course and job search guidance, pdf's that outline details about working in different countries, information on where to find practicum programs, and much more. My advisors have also been very helpful to me in answering all my questions regarding courses and job search.

35 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend

I absolutely recommend this program. International TEFL Academy has been such a great experience from my very first advisor to my professor to the job board. This program taught me things I didn't know I needed to know about teaching English and specifically teaching English abroad. The most valuable part of this course is how they teach you to build a lesson plan. Their program is incredibly student and spontaneous, authentic language focused. My professor was thorough, corrective, and helpful. I feel very prepared from this program.

37 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent experience. Feel prepared.

ITA has been more than what I expected. The material is comprehensive, the program (teacher, student affairs) is extremely supportive, and the resources (practicum hours/job search) are extensive. There's a sense of community even though it's all online.

When applying for my practicum hours, I was able to choose from a huge list of different and interesting organizations that ITA is affiliated with. Once I started my student teaching/practicum hours I felt prepared even though I had not completed the course. 2 weeks into my practicum hours I was invited to attend a professional development day in which the topic was material I had already covered in the ITA course!

I definitely recommend ITA for your TEFL certification. It's comprehensive, interesting, and will leave you feeling prepared, confident and inspired to teach and explore the world!

51 people found this review helpful.
Response from International TEFL Academy

Jessica - Thanks for taking your TEFL course with ITA, and for sharing your experience - we really appreciate it! Please remember to get in touch with any questions or issues relating to your course and your job search. Our team is here to help!

Cheers! - The ITA Team

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Yes, I recommend this program

ITA - TEFL Certification Program

I decided to get my TEFL certification as I had just graduated college and was not sure what I wanted to do with my life, so traveling and teaching English seemed like an exciting career path to pursue. At first, I was just participating in the course so that I had a cheaper option to travel to a different country, but after actively engaging in the course material and the enthusiasm my teachers and other classmates had for this subject, I was also excited to continued my studies. ITA had a clear, concise, organized way of presenting and teaching the information and I would highly recommend the program to anyone that is considering teaching English as a foreign language.

  • Organized material
  • Quick course duration
  • Vast amount of resources
  • Not as flexible with deadlines
  • Not as "hands-on"
  • Tutoring experience is found solely by students
71 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Online Course

I completed the 11-week online TEFL course. Overall, I would definitely recommend it! The content is extensive and informative, including a lot of general teaching advice as well as advice specifically for teaching English. They also have a lot of videos with advice from current and former EFL/ESL teachers which I found really helpful. The classes are small so the instructor was quick to respond and gave really good feedback.

It definitely is time consuming. Be prepared to do a lot of reading and spend fair amount of time on the assignments. You do make several lesson plans which is great practice when you can get feedback on them, but it takes time. I did this course while going to college full time and did struggle somewhat, but it's manageable. Just don't expect to get by putting in minimal time and effort.

Even though it is more expensive than other TEFL courses I researched, I think it's worth it for how much you learn and how helpful the resources are. They constantly have discounts so watch out for when they drop the price $100-$300 (I got mine $300 off). BUT, the price doesn't include the textbook, which isn't required, but I didn't realize that going in and it felt a bit sneaky. You also lose access to the online material after 3 months so you have to save anything you want to look at in the future. Other than that, I don't regret spending the money.

60 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

ITA Intensive 4-week TEFL

I really enjoyed this program and am so glad I did it. The intensive is a lot of work but it's worth it and the content is excellent. My instructors (Nicole and Julia) were both awesome. It's a lot of information in a short amount of time so having live class on Zoom every day was super helpful. Nicole's lectures are interesting, very participatory, never monotonous and you hear everyone perspectives on things. Julia's feedback is great. Her practicums were super fun to teach and the students are so nice. I highly recommend this certification.

  • Excellent instructors
  • Easy to use online format
  • Really learned a lot
  • Clear your schedule - its a lot of work
56 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Course

My teaching experience has been in the classroom only and the ITA course was online and very different for me. The staff and teacher were very helpful and always answered me within a quick time frame. The ITA course was challenging but not overwhelming and is in all a great course to prepare you for any teaching experience you may pursue overseas and online. I have yet to move overseas as this time and am waiting for my retirement. ITA is there to help in my transitional move to Spain when the time comes. It is peace of mind to know that ITA has the structure and staff ready, set in place to start this transition at any time for me. A great Course and group of people who enjoy their work in teaching and really show it! Thank you ITA all.

  • Challenging
  • Preparedness
  • Cover all aspects of teaching abroad
  • A short course on actually using the computer to teach online using the course materials to help better prepare those not so savvy with the computer
63 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

This is a wide questions both for youngest and oldest. The youngest are at least 18 with a high school diploma, the oldest depends country by country on mandatory retirement ages. 95% are jobs at language schools, not "programs" like an assistant teacher through a government program. Teaching jobs are like in your country, people work to 70, 75, 80 years old if they can handle the rigor of the...

Yes, many people take TEFL courses who are not native English speakers, they need to be proficient in English to be accepted into TEFL classes and have excellent English to be able to work in schools. Here's an article:https://www.internationalteflacademy.com/non-native-english…

The answer is it depends entirely on which country you choose to teach in. I made a lot of money in China but it is not an easy place to live.

Well first you need to get a work visa and your family can come as Accompanying family members