From Student to Teacher in 6 Easy Steps

 

STEP 1. GETTING STARTED

Decide where you want to teach. Research the required qualifications for your chosen destination. Find out potential salaries and cost of living. Complete an application for one of ITTT's TEFL courses, either online, in-class or combined.

STEP 2. LEARN

Upon successfully completing the course wait for your certificate to arrive by post.

Or attend the training center at your chosen destination for your 4 week in-class course.

Once your application is successful and necessary fees have been paid you are ready to go! If you have chosen an online course, you can start studying the course materials and complete the tests when you are ready.

STEP 3. APPLY FOR JOBS

Use the resources provided by ITTT to ensure your C.V.,/cover letter, etc. make the most impact for TEFL/TESOL job applications.

Contact schools via email, telephone or in person to apply for positions you are interested in.

STEP 4. THE INTERVIEW

Make sure you are smartly dressed for your job interview whether it is in person or over Skype. Be sure to bring all necessary documents to the interview.

STEP 5. THE SMALL PRINT

Find out what the visa and work permit situation is. Wilt your employer be organising these for you or are they something you need to arrange yourself?

Is accommodation provided or will the employer help in finding somewhere to stay?

STEP 6. BEGIN

Turn up for your first day and teach.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In this section 6, we get to receive more guidance on how to instruct the students and different purposes for different activities and how to make them more effective and beneficial for the student experience as well as making the lesson cohesive. This section was good for me because it was a good opening introduction of creating a solid lesson plan that uses the ESA methodology.unit 14 was focused on course books and the need for them or not, I personally do not follow course books in any of my classes. I feel they can be limiting to your instruction and can become very boring for the student. in today's day and age of technology students require faster paced learning activities that are stimulating to the brain, I feel course books do not achieve that.

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