Review of ITTO

ITTO – International Teacher Training Organization – is part of a group of teacher training and language institutes dedicated to providing ONLINE and ONSITE internationally recognized TEFL, TESOL and specialty courses with different locations worldwide; in Mexico, The USA, Czech Republic, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Thailand and Spain!

Those who become certified through us are often hired before others in the industry because of ITTO’s impeccable reputation. Furthermore, ITTO is a proud institutional member of The College of Teachers, ACTFL, IATEFL, AMCHAM, and IALLT.

Teach English abroad with ITTO! Upon graduation we Guarantee Paid Job Placement and Direct Employment Contacts Worldwide. You may also register for ITTO’s TEFL Job Offer Program in China, South Korea, Thailand, France or Mexico.

Special Offers

Job Offers Worldwide

Teach English in 2017 upon graduation of Online TEFL TESOL Course. ITTO's Certificate Courses start at $225 USD!

Guaranteed Job Placement

Teach English upon graduation of accredited TEFL program. Guaranteed jobs in Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, or China!

Courses Offered

Type: Combined TEFL CoursesOn-site TEFL CoursesOnline TEFL Courses
Length: Mini Courses (<30 hours)Short Courses (40-100 hours)Standard (120-140 hours)
Certificate: TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Specialist Courses: Teaching Business English (BE)Teaching with TechnologyTeaching Young Learners (YL)
Additional Features: Stand-Alone Teaching Practice Module

Location of Courses

Argentina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Thailand, USA
Overall Rating4.84.84.84.84.8
Course Content4.84.84.84.84.8
Practice Teaching4.434.434.434.434.43
Quality of Feedback4.824.824.824.824.82
Lesson Plan Guidance4.674.674.674.674.67
Instructor Competency4.864.864.864.864.86
Job Placement4.164.164.164.164.16
Facilities/Resources4.594.594.594.594.59
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100 Customer Reviews of ITTO

Review by Rocio Juarez, August 14, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course provided me with the skills and tools to prepare my lessons and to teach English. It is easy to follow and well structured. My tutor provided me very useful material and reviews after the submission of each assignment. I would hardly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in teaching English as a second language.

Review by Veronica Irvin, June 26, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I am thankful to ITTO for the training. Providing updated material, giving us challenging tasks and revealing the rewards of authentic communication and genuine interaction with our students around the globe not only authored a lifetime of teaching, but also exposed us to international friends.
I have lived and taught in Mexico, South Korea, China, Hong Kong S.A.R. and the U.S.A.
My “readiness check” is alive and prospering!

Review by Carissa Knudson, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I just finished this course and I truly enjoyed every minute of my experience. My tutor was very inspiring and knowledgeable in all of the subjects I studied. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in teaching ESL to take this course.

Review by Lauren M., June 9, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the 140-hour TEFL course and am very pleased with the content and my tutor, Susan. The course was challenging and I learned so much about teaching — more than I thought I would! Each unit builds off of the previous unit and covers a different area of teaching. The units include journal entries, lessons, videos, forums, and homework assignments. The information was very helpful and covered more topics than I had expected.

I was worried about taking an online course because I’ve traditionally learned in a classroom and I like to being able to receive quick responses from my teacher, but Susan eased my anxiety. She responded to my questions quickly, returned homework promptly, and offered tons of excellent resources and feedback. Her knowledge and experience in teaching showed, and she helped me become a better teacher.

Review by Mauricio Palomino, June 2, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I am very grateful to ITTO for this great opportunity to know the techniques, skills that an English TEFL teacher should know and use in a classroom, it was a difficult course but thanks to GOD; I could finish it.

I was fortunate to have a great teacher as my tutor; Susan Gammage helped me a lot to understand the situations and tasks that I had to solve, she opened my understanding with her innumerable arsenal of ideas, suggestions, contributions and methodological advice.

Thank you very much, Teacher Susan.

Review by Keith, March 13, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

My tutor Susan was absolutely amazing. I found the course to be highly efficient, effective, and instructive. I really enjoyed the interactive content and course.

The tasks were challenging and rewarding.

Review by Sarah Teegarden, February 27, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I was more than pleased by the content of my course. I felt like it covered the main topics and issues in teaching English and I learned quite a bit of information over 9 lessons. My tutor was amazing and always went above and beyond in her feedback and supplying me with additional resources and information. I would recommend this program to anyone!

Review by Zaph, September 30, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The lessons were very informative and challenging enough. My teacher was always available to help and gave apt and helpful feedback

Review by Rev Roger L Fries, May 2, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have found this 140 hour course to be very beneficial and much more than what I had anticipated. It is far better than I expected and I really appreciate the thoroughness of the course. It took me a little longer than I expected but that was purposeful too. My tutor, Susan G. was one of the best. She was always very prompt, complete and helpful in her feedback. I high recommend her to other students. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable of the topic at hand. I am retired seminary professor but like to keep up to date in the work I do. I have taught English abroad and also here in the USA. This course has provided many new insights and I highly recommend it to others. The cost is most reasonable for the amount of resources one gains as he/she takes this course. Part of the reason for me launching into this training was because of being able to use it in places I may travel to with my local church. So far it has been Africa and Indonesia.

Review by Rachel Ewurum, April 23, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 11111
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 55555

I enrolled for the 140 hours TEFL online and started on February 22, 2016 with the intention of completing the course within a month. I ended up finishing April 21, 2016. The one month delay was attributed to many factors including my computer breaking down for a week, had exam to write, fear of failure, I am also a teacher and a mother of three. I spend odd hours doing the course after my children are down for the day. It was very stressful but well worth it. I will recommend ITTO anytime, anywhere. As a a matter of fact two of my friends are currently enrolled. I am a trained teacher that has been a teacher for almost 16years but this course is an eye opener for me. If you are a foreign trained teacher and moved to Canada like me you will understand my perspective.

The lessons and units are so beautifully laid out and logically connected such that I never for once felt lost or confused. This course has made me more aware of myself when I speak and teach English Language. My colleagues have noticed the huge difference in my speaking and I have personally seen how I have improved a lot in just two months. In the part of Canada where I live, it is very common to hear people speak and you a foreign will be thinking to yourself if you are speaking correct English. They jungle the tenses and the vocabulary is another story altogether.

The bottom line is I am more confident and more aware of my vocabulary and grammar than before and I am experiencing more positive reaction now.

My tutor Sheila Corwin is a hard marker and I lover her for that. It made me spend more time researching and doing my tasks because I do not fancy anything below A, yes she gave me “B” couple times. The good thing is if I am laid back and thought I have done my best and got a “B”, it made me sit up and fight for the A. Her feedback is so great and I humbly applied every single feedback in both the course and my teaching. It added up to my scoring 13 out of 15 in the final project.

I rated Practice teaching and Job Placement poor because I did not do practice teaching and have not used the job placement service.

Review by Jasper, February 16, 2016

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 33333

The course puts you on the spot: there’s nothing like teaching real classes on your first day to focus the mind and push you to do your best! Just as good is the feedback. Experienced teachers will tell you exactly what you are doing well and alsond the aspects you will need to be aware of the next time you step into the classroom. The teachers are clearly highly knowledgeable so their feedback is something to treasure.

By the end of the programme I was beginning to understand how to pitch a lesson so that it is suitable for the level of the students. I could clearly see the importance of elicting answers from students and not just ‘telling’ them, keeping the whole class engaged, and using the board effectively. I now feel ready to go and teach a class – somewhere in Mexico I hope – and would not be in this position if I hadn’t had ITTO’s support along the way.

Review by Tania Brown, August 6, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 11111
Quality of Feedback 22222
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

This is a review for ITTO’s Online TESOL Technology course.

Several years ago I completed ITTO’s TEFL Certification in Guadalajara and was very satisfied with the experience. This year for further education I took two ITTO online courses. First, I completed the Teaching Business English course. This course I completed easily. It was well thought out and gave a good overview of the things a teacher must consider and implement when the focus of the client and student is Business English.

This week after much struggle and toil I completed the online TESOL Technology course. As hard as it was for me because it required tinkering with numerous activities, programs and technologies online that I had never used before, I can unequivocally state that it was worth the effort. The course probably launches into more than any teacher will use but that is also reflected in today’s reality that their are numerous choices and multiple means of application for many of these apps, programs and activities. The point is to get acquainted with these options, experiment and find what works for what and when.

My only criticism is that I would have liked to interface more with other students taking the course. I was able to read their posts but interaction was at a minimum as well as with the instructor. Some live webinars would have been great in this course or the use of Skype. Skype was taught in the course but not used as a platform in delivery of the course.

I did a lot of web surfing before determining and choosing the ITTO online TESOL Technology course. I felt that it had more to offer than many other options available online and I feel that I learned something both of value and of use. I hope others have felt the same.

Review by HesperZia, July 26, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Yahoo! Hurrah!
Hello! Every Body I am Hesperzia from Pakistan, just qualified the ITTO-TEFL 140 Hours course with flying colors.
Having crossed the finishing line now i see backward and look toward my achievement, without hesitation i deem that my victory is not outcome of my own efforts, dedication and diligence but cannot help to give all the credit to the blue chip ITTO-TEFL organization who designed the course in smart manner, with easy, useful and valuable contents. Order and flow of information from first till last unit was significant. The organization not only transmitted valuable information in easy remarkable manners but also transformed the information into ladder from beginning point to the finishing line.
Beside this real time support and encouragement given by my respected mentor Sheila Corwin was undeniable. Although it was my wish that being student I could approach to my mentor through live messenger like SKYPE but as per SOP of organization mode of communication was email only, but even then, with her prompt response to any of my query and by her quick feedback to my assignments, my mentor did not let me realize for a single day that i am far away from her. And i just went through from all process like flying horse. With due respect and honor Here my Hats Off for her with ovation.
Now I am in the phase of job placement, and hold the hope, as usual in this area i will be give due attention & support and practically soon I will be part of ESL industry in any of my dream country like Thailand, Philippine, SriLanka etc.,
In contrast to other ESL courses I found it really affordable, this was the very first attraction and motivation for me to step into this valuable course. Rest ITTO-TEFL did not allow me for a single moment to repent upon my decision. With confidence I do recommend ITTO-TEFL to any willing person who REALLY wants to creep into ESL industry.
In last my humble gratitude to my esteemed mentor Sheila Corwin and my distinguished organization ITTO-TEFL within the ESL industry along with cordial prays of prosperity & thrives.
Merely
Hesperzia
email: hesperzia@yahoo.com
mobile: 0092-3004324973
skype: hesperzia

Review by Alysia Kang, May 1, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The only problem I had was the lack of practice teaching. As much problem as I had writing actual lesson plans, they were the most useful, real life experience I could get–so I wished for more practice and feedback. Overall though, all the lessons were substantial and really helpful. My advisor, Sheila, was amazing and often responded back within 24 hours. The only reason I think she even took that long (which isn’t long at all) is because I think she lived in a completely different timezone than me.

The times I had questions or problems with some of the material, she was very helpful and informative. The entire organization is very quick to respond to questions and concerns as well-which is amazing!

I would recommend anyone to take a course at this website. It’s very manageable, affordable, and helpful for your future. Both as a teacher and as a working individual. You gain skills and knowledge on a variety of things! I also learned a lot more about grammar than I remember from elementary school so that helped catch me up!

Review by Nashmi Kazi, April 24, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

Hello Everybody,
I have just completed my 140 hours online TEFL course with distinction on my grade and am feeling very happy. It was an amazing experience for me throughout the course. You can smoothly complete the course at your own pace as you have a full one year of time. The course material is very clear and easy to follow.
My review won’t be completed if I forget to mention my tutor –SUSAN GAMMAGE without whom this could have not been possible. She is real gem for me. Her quick and impressive feedback helped me a lot in widening my teaching knowledge. She is very encouraging and motivating. She supports and helps me thoroughly in every query and gives the best solution. Her feedback carries abundant of information which helps me a lot in improving and elaborating my knowledge.
Even Treisi, the administrative staff is very supportive and provide me with quick feedback in every query and doubts.
I would highly recommend ITTO TEFL course to any graduate who wants to enter the teaching world.
Thank you one and all.

Review by Cameron Moniz, March 29, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I took the 140 hour online course with Susan as my tutor and it was awesome. Susan responded to every question and graded everything I submitted within a day (sometimes just a few hours). The comments were extremely useful. The feedback coupled with the course material has given me the ability to write lesson plans with the confidence I lacked before the course. I am excited to begin my career Teaching in Vietnam. One recommendation though: The grammar course should be earlier in the curriculum. I would make it one of the first 3 subjects covered (if not the first one). It is a great source to review and improve your grammar throughout. Thanks!!!

Review by Misti Marquette Cooke, March 27, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

My husband and I just completed the teacher training in Guadalajara for ITTO, after completing the online portion of the certification. First off, Guadalajara is a beautiful city! I’m not sure if I ever would’ve had the chance/reason to travel there otherwise, and I feel so grateful that this provided me the opportunity. Guadalajara is gorgeous, with tons to see and do. It’s safe, the people are so friendly and the food is great! It’s also very affordable! I really hope to return to Guadalajara someday and I think everyone should visit. Did I mention the perfect weather? Yeah, there’s that too.
As for the program, I highly recommend it! I would not have been prepared for what real teaching is like, if I didn’t come here. The people at ITTO and the students were so friendly! You get a lot of 1 on 1 help and feedback from experienced ESL teachers, which was very helpful. The staff and the students at ITTO make it a wonderful place to be. I already miss it! Thank you to Ms. Byrd, Treisi and all the staff and students for a lovely experience!

Review by Carol, March 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I recently completed the 5-day teaching practice in Guadalajara after completing an online TESOL program. It was everything and more than I’d hoped it would be! The program provided me with the opportunity to teach 10 different classes at a variety of levels, from emerging to advanced. My trainer, Linda Byrd, was always available to help with lesson planning and to answer any questions that I had. In addition to teaching actual EFL students, I also observed veteran teachers in the classroom and earned 5 specialty certificates.

A free week of Spanish classes is offered either before or after you start the program. I highly recommend taking these classes before if you can. You will have the experience of being on the other end of instruction as a language student. In the evenings there is time to explore the beautiful city of Guadalajara and practice your new language skills.

Overall, this experience has better prepared me for my new career as an EFL teacher. It also greatly increased my self-esteem. Now I know that I am ready to teach!

Review by Sean Mann, February 3, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really do not have any complaints about my experience completing the online 140 hour course. My tutor Susan provided very detailed feedback filled with resources that I will definitely use in the future. The interface of the program’s website was easy to navigate and lessons were thorough with information for students. The units required time commitment and focus which I appreciated as I feel like I’ve learned a lot upon finishing the course and it’s a rewarding feeling. I would definitely recommend using the ITTO’s TEFL Course if you are looking for a thorough and resourceful online program.

Review by Sara Brady, January 13, 2015

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I attended ITTO’s 4 week program in Guadalajara about 4 years ago. It was a great program for new English teachers. I learned a lot about teaching and the teaching practices were invaluable!
I think it’s important to mention that you can get a teaching job in Mexico without a TEFL diploma, but the international schools, which pay the top rates, will not hire you without one. I think it was a sound investment for myself, and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about teaching English abroad. This is especially if you are interested in teaching in a reputable institution.
The job placement has been helpful as well. I only used it twice, but they were able to help me get into the American School, and an online teaching job, where I currently work.

Review by frank bill, January 4, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 33333

I just completed the 140 hour TOEFL course. Being an English major with a graduate degree, I assumed that getting TOEFL certified would be a cake walk. I quickly realized that teaching English as a second language is very different than writing literary criticism in graduate school. Fortunately
I had a very supportive tutor who included a plethora of resources and references which I will be able to use for years to come. While I have nothing to compare the course to, I would rate it as being an excellent foundation for students new to toefl. In reality, it is just a beginning.
Now I am hoping to start working online to get more confidence and experience in actual teacher-student contact.

Review by Kate Dana, December 30, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 33333

I am a 2012 graduate of the TEFL course offered by ITTO in Guadalajara, México, a beautiful major city with many opportunities. I enrolled in ITTO’s reasonably-priced, homestay program and had a wonderful experience with a friendly family in comfortable housing: definitely recommended for anyone wanting a cultural experience.

Following the intensive 4 week course at ITTO, I found work almost immediately in México, first in Tlaquepaque, then in Puerto Vallarta, where I lived for a year. I went on to teach as a volunteer in Barranquilla, Colombia in 2014, and will be working as an English teacher in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in 2015. The ITTO staff in Guadalajara are always excited and supportive of their students work and lives after graduation.

Since earning my TEFL certificate, my life has changed for the better and nearly every moment has been amazing. At times, teaching and living in another country is challenging, but the rewards and adventures make it worth doing. While where you go and what you teach is up to you, the options that appear as a result of being an ITTO graduate are limitless.

Review by Nicole P Dunford, September 3, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the TEFL 140Hour course within about a month and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I had never done a course online before and was a bit nervous at the beginning. The course was easy to understand and the structure easy to follow. My Tutor was definitely the most helpful as she gave me A LOT of feedback and material to use in my future classes. I have never taught English before so this material will be very useful. My tutuor was very friendly and encouraging. I got the feeling that she genuinely wants me to succeed.
The Administration were also very helpful and prompt with their communication.
I am now looking forward to travelling and teaching abroad! I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to teach English!

Review by James Han, August 13, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Just finished the TEFL 120-H online course and it was awesome! I wanted to get my feet wet before going all in into teaching English abroad. I looked around and found the ITTO online course to be the perfect match for me. All the course material were very informative and easy to comprehend. The best part of the course was having a private tutor who would give awesome feedback and help me throughout the entire time of the course. The tutor did their best to make sure we learn as much as we could and to encourage us to move forward. I am so glad that I took this course and would recommend anyone who is looking to teach English abroad. It gets the basics down.

Review by hannah, March 23, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The courses offered at ITTO are excellent and prepare a person for teaching abroad. The 120 hour course helped me greatly this year as I moved to Turkey and am now teaching at an international school with many ESL students. I had two online tutors since I took a break during this course and took the year to complete it. My second tutor, Susan Gammage, is the best tutor anyone could ask for. She is great in assessing assignments and doesn’t just show someone the weak areas of the tasks, but also gives a person constructive feedback to greatly improve in weak areas. She always writes promptly and is willing to help her students succeed as much as possible. She has given me so many resources and possibilities to look into now. I would recommend ITTO to anyone interested in starting their TESL career.

Review by Teacher Kevin, February 27, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed the 140 hour TEFL/TESOL online course in March of 2011.
I offer an overall rating of this course as excellent. The course content was thorough and detailed. The Practice Teaching aspect was a bit confusing to me. In fairness, I suspect that may have been because learning online was a very new experience for me.

My tutor, Susan Gammage, was highly professional, exceptionally qualified, patient and very supportive, even when I thought I may just quit. Susan’s ability to explain things that I did not understand clearly and her ability to share her extensive knowledge was impressive! I have copious pages of notes and resource links that I continue to access today. The lesson plans were very detailed.

With respect to Job Placement, I was a little disappointed, but this may be because, due to personal circumstances and family issues, I am strictly limited to teaching only in an online capacity at this time.

I will also say that the first employer that hired me, Learn-E-World, was disingenuous with the assertions they made with respect to pay and scheduling. The lesson there is to shop around. There are other/better companies to work for.

In closing, the ITTO representative, Treisi and my assigned tutor, Susan proved to be dedicated and supportive of my goal. I recommend without any reservation both the TEFL program and TBE (Teaching Business English) program.

Review by Agnes Reyes, February 21, 2014

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I started online course with ITTO on May 2013, and at last, I graduated on February 2014. Even though it nearly took me many months to finish it but it was all worth it. My tutor, Mary Ann was amazing and she was with me all the way through my course. If I didn’t understand any of my assignments, she’ll explained to me to an extent. Besides her being amazing tutor, she was patient with me and gave me so much motivation.

I also want to include with the help I’m getting with some advice about job placement, always there to give me answers. Since I just graduated, I’m looking forward to achieve my journey to be in Spain. I’m actually in contact with this Institute to where I’ll be volunteering in Spain hopefully before the end of the year. Time will tell when I’m actually there hoping while I’m there, another opportunity will arise or be knocking.

This has been one of my goals that I’ve been wanting to meet to be a Certified English Teacher. I’m so glad that I took this opportunity with ITTO to where I would highly recommend to anyone. I’ve checked so many online courses out there prior enrolling myself with ITTO, but I felt a bit skeptical what they have to offer. So when I found ITTO, my heart was telling me better take this course with ITTO; very good intuition.

Review by Jennifer Gabrillos, February 4, 2014

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

It is an exciting stage for me right now because I have just completed the 140-hour Online TEFL Certificate course. I have some experience teaching English but lack the formal training to do so. Taking this course in ITTO has certainly increased my confidence in teaching English. ITTO has provided an effective online platform and course guidelines that allow me, an online user from a tropical island, to study and be in touch with my tutor from Canada. Susan is instrumental in my studies through her constructive feedback and encouragement. As I wait for my certificate, I can only extend my warmest greetings to everyone at ITTO. I highly recommend ITTO to those who are thinking of teaching English but have no formal training yet. It is worth the time and effort.

– Jennifer Gabrillos

Review by Rishi Chatterjee, December 9, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

If I had to sum up my experience with ITTO online in one word it would be: Life-changing.

But luckily, I don’t have to. I was living in America working by the hour when my dad ran the idea of Teaching English as a Foreign Language abroad. At first, I was hesitant. I thought it sounded a little far-fetched.

A few months down the road, I said “what the heck? I’ll give it a go.”

I did the 120 hour course. My tutor was EXCELLENT. I would recommend her to anyone. Her name is Mary Ann Moore. She always responded promptly and I felt that she was always on my side. She truly wanted me to excel.

After completing the course I received my TEFL certificate and recommendation letter immediately.

Since then I’ve lived in two countries teaching English as a foreign language. I’ve lived comfortably and met many interesting people.

Am I happy I did this course? Absolutely.

Would I recommend this course to anyone who wants to travel while at the same time making a living? Absolutely.

Rishi Chatterjee

Review by Elvis Anye, December 7, 2013

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

As the saying goes, “better late than never”. I took my course at the end of 2010 & finished in Mid 2011. Just didn’t have the opportunity to write & publish my review on this forum back then. It was very satisfactory for me. My tutor was prompt in responding to my tasks with very accurate comments. Her name was Maribel Boender. She’s Mexican. She supported me thru out the course. With my certification, I was able to work in a couple of establishment on short term basis but nonetheless, I acquired more experience along the way.

In conclusion, you folks form a formidable team of experts & I can only wish you the best in all your future endeavours.

Thanks for everything

P.S. ITTO is worth every dime.
Overall 4 out 5 starts.

Review by T.J, November 15, 2013

Overall Rating 22222
Course Content 33333
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 22222
Lesson Plan Guidance 22222
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 22222

I took the course in the summer of 2013 in Guadalajara Mexico. It is an intensive month and a lot of material is covered. However I would not recommend the course offered in Mexico to anyone. They advertise that they offer free job placement for life which is not entirely the truth. What is offered is an interview which you may not get the job. If you do get a job it is going to be in a language institution, and it is not a normal schedule you may work one hour in the morning and then have an 8 hour break and work one morning in the afternoon. You may have to sign a 6 month contract so two hours a day for 6 months, if you break this contract ITTO will not help you look for anymore jobs in the future. Also they do not explain the visa process until you get here. What I mean is that you have to leave the country and obtain the visa outside of mexico and return if you want to work legally in Mexico. So all in all I would give this a 2 out of 5 stars.

Review by Zeke Villarreal, November 13, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Attending ITTO was a worth while and pleasurable experience to say the least. My beginning communication with ITTO revealed a school where professionalism and care were both paramount, even when answering a myriad of questions as was their case with me. ITTO’s effectiveness in implementation was foreshadowed upon my arrival to Guadalajara, as provided and paid for transportation was waiting to take me to my reserved housing, whose staff also kindly awaited my arrival. Housing was a major concern of mine that was quickly relieved day one, as I was overwhelmed by the accommodations and willingness of staff to make sure all my questions and needs were addressed quickly and properly. The communication between ITTO and student housing was both obvious and effective in addressing any concerns the students may have had, in all situations I observed, to the betterment and liking of the student first. Our instructor, Linda Byrd, exudes a love for English and teaching that is both apparent and infectious. Daniel Nunez, with whom I began my communiqué with ITTO, was helpful and friendly throughout the course, and always left me with the feeling that he not only didn’t mind helping, but was happy to do so. Another major concern with the course for me was how compact it is, and If I would be able to handle it without stressing out or failing. This particular concern was alleviated daily, as preparation time for all projects and classes included a host of veteran instructors ready to answer questions and help through knowledge and example. Job placement is crucial for anyone entering any field or profession. ITTO addresses this fact by both offering life long job placement and through rigorous and professional seminars held by Alan Davalos on building a professional and modern CV while also effectively marketing oneself through different medias and internet usages. Throughout your attendance, Alan is ready to answer all questions about the course, and about your future thereafter, including private one on one meetings with the students helping them to decide where they want teach in the world. Alan’s and ITTO’s extensive network of schools around the world who constantly reach out to them for well qualified instructors to fill positions in an ever growing global market for English teachers, is invaluable to all ITTO graduates in obtaining the right job they are looking for in a timely fashion. I myself, garnered a highly desired position, which included housing and above average pay, in San Lois Potosi within a week of my graduation from ITTO. Teaching is rewarding in a way one could only feel once they’ve experienced it for themselves, I would never beforehand had thought it to be so pleasurable and filled with joy. Horror stories from friends who teach middle school or high school back home in the states, before ITTO, had me thinking I might hate teaching, or at least not enjoy it. These ill placed stereotypes were thankfully dissolved throughout and after the course as I realized how teaching students who deeply desire the knowledge you have ready to serve them, as is the case in most if not all English language teaching classes, can be addictive, fulfilling, and thought provoking. I really can’t say enough about my experience at ITTO, simply put, I couldn’t have hoped for anything better, and I’d recommend ITTO to anyone serious about teaching English, or just looking to add a positive change to their life. For answers to more specific questions, any at all, concerning the ITTO and after experience, shoot me an email, and I’d be happy to answer them.
email questions to: zekevillarreal@aol.com

Review by Paige Célestin, October 28, 2013

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 22222
Facilities/Resources 44444

I recently completed the on-line 120-hour TESOL certificate course from my home in the South of France. I was not sure what to expect going into an on-line course, as I had never taken one before. I really had my heart set on going to Paris to take the course, but I could not get the time off from work in the summer and so I decided to take the course on line. Boy am I glad I did!

I found the course to be a pleasant experience from start to finish. It was easy to sign up and pay, and I had fast and efficient feedback from staff regarding my questions about the program. They returned my calls promptly despite the time difference. Very considerate.

The course content was very good. I enjoyed it SO much and wish now that I had signed up for a longer course. I am happy that I will be given a bonus class on teaching business English since that is one of the things I most want to do.

BUT, my best experience with ITTO by far was my on-line teacher/Tudor. Her name is Susan Gammage and she is based in Canada. She was there for me 100%. She gave me such good feedback on my Unit work, and sent me so many pertinent internet links and sites that I will be able to use as a teacher. Additionally, she got back to to me without 24 hours each time I sent a completed lesson, and she was available and kind when I asked for clarification or assistance. Moreoever, she was extremely compassionate, dedicated and went the extra mile. Wow, such a Professional! My pleasure with my on-line instructor made up for my not being able to take the course in a classroom.

I can recommend the course without reservation, and hope you get Susan as your instructor!

Review by Fiona Chong, September 23, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

This is the right on-line TEFL course for me and I’m very glad I have selected ITTO as the course provider. It has been an amazing learning experience and the lessons are well planned and detailed. The admin staff are helpful and my tutor Susan, she is truly a wonderful tutor who is prompt, clear and thorough in her feedbacks. Susan has many years in the teaching industry and she has worked, traveled and lived in many countries in the world. The knowledge she has to share with you is endless. The additional articles, websites and support from Susan are useful and helpful in the teaching industry. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is keen to be an ESL instructor! Thank You ITTO!

Review by Cyprian Thebe, August 31, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Thank you ITTO for a tremendous course content. I am an AL Business Studies and Economics teacher who now applies all the ITTO formative assessments, reflects on the success of the methods applied and keeps up to date with the most innovative lesson plans. The acquired techniques boosted the November 2012 public exam results.

I have also completed the TBE specialty course but I am still part of ITTO and will still pursue the technology based course. ITTO empowered me to be a global teacher who is now licensed to teach without boundaries. May I also proudly say that the identification of learner needs taught in unit 1 enabled me to shine in the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers -CIDTT with a distinction making my way into the top 15% of the diploma candidates. May I profusely thank my tutor Neeta who was kindly informative, lucidly informed in the course content and providing feedback that always stretched my thinking. Back at home I am teaching EFL to Arabic learners on a part time basis. Recently, Korean speakers also joined the group of 12 Arabic learners and I will provide the ITTO team more progress detail in November 2013. I am disseminating the ITTO course to fellow colleagues so that they may part take in such a prestigious program.

Thank you for the job updates, the sky is the limit.

Cyprian Thebe
Zimbabwe

Review by Maja, August 29, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I was very satisfied with the on-line TEFL course that iTTO provided. I found it stimulating and concise, with lots of ideas on how to organize different segments of a class. It gave me a solid support in making lesson plans in an educational system so different from the one in my country. Above all, my positive impressions are due to an amazing tutor, Susan Gammage, who is a real treasure to have as a mentor. She treats her students with care, encourages their progress, gives prompt replies with lots of valuable info and links, and demonstrates a practical lesson on a teacher-student relationship. With her enthusiasm and knowledge, Susan made this course even more enjoyable and useful.

Review by Natalie, August 23, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took this course because my employer requested that I get it done and also because I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have this for future employment. I’m so glad that I did! I really learned a lot and my tutor Susan was excellent! Always willing to help, she gave relevant and useful feedback as well as a TON of resources I can’t wait to use in the classroom! I was on a time crunch and she understood completely, getting back to me as soon as she could. It was a great experience and I would absolutely recommend ITTO to anyone!

Review by Nathan, June 3, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I completed the online TEFL course. My instructor Susan was extremely helpful and responsive. She has far more experience teaching, travelling, and training EFL teachers than I will ever have. I learned a lot about teaching methods and practical applications, and there was more for me to learn than I expected. Without ITTO’s online course, I would not have been able to get my TEFL certificate as I spent many months physically on the move. I may not have been able to get my current teaching post, either, so the benefits are long-ranging. Would I recommend this course to others? Yes!!!

Review by Blaise Rastello, May 20, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have taken many online courses and in fact took all my classes for my Arizona teaching credential online with a local community college. My ITTO tutor Susan Gammage was bar none the best online instructor/tutor I have ever had. Her feedback was always relevant, precise and comprehensive. Susan’s style of feedback was always positive and encouraging. At times I felt overwhelmed with all the resources she would provide me in her feedback, but now I have a tremendous reference library to draw on.

ITTO as a whole was a pleasure to work with from the very start. Anytime I needed anything they were prompt and always helpful. Thank you for such a positive experience.

Review by Gringo Jusa, May 1, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 11111
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 55555

At first, I was hesitant in taking the TEFL online course as I have not experienced this before. I have thought it would be difficult since it will be done online. However, that has changed when I met my tutor who helped me a lot in accomplishing my tasks.

The online course covers many informative and meaningful topics that will help teachers in their teaching careers. The activities and feedback you will get from your tutor will help your grow and understand how you run your lesson in the classroom.

Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience to be part of this particular program and I will be forever grateful to this. I have learned a lot on which I can say I have grown as a professional teacher, capable of sharing and influencing the minds of students who are interested to learn in my class.

Note: I have not rated Practice Teaching and Job placement for I have not done any of the two. Practice Teaching are only for those who had taken an in-house TEFL course.

Review by Ilina TRUFIN, April 28, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

If you want to become an EFL/ESL teacher I recommend you to choose ITTO in Guadalajara. They offer more than others: the teaching practice and observing classes in one of the best schools, IMAC; And let’s not forget about salsa, guitar and Spanish lessons that are included too! I learned so much during this course and the information was so useful after I started working as an ESL Teacher. You don’t realize how much you have learned till you get to practice it. The course was very intensive, but we had all the materials we needed and the best teachers. They helped us with any problems at any time.
The administrative staff is always there to help you, no matter what you will ask them, they will find a solution to your problem or they will have an answer to your request. They are just amazing!
I also recommend choosing the home-stay program. You get to know the Mexican culture, the traditional food, practice your Spanish language and, the most important thing, you don’t have to worry about grocery shopping or cooking! 🙂 It’s so good when you come late from school and you find your meal nice and warm on the table!

Review by Michele Paul, April 26, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I took the TEFL online course and was meant to do it during my knee surgery rehab. I knew it was going to be difficult, because it was like going back to school for me, I had to focus. As expected it was very intense, so much information and material. I too, at some point, felt like maybe this was too hard for me and quitting was an option. But no, I didn’t quit, on the contrary I attacked it and honestly it was just impossible for me to fail with my amazing tutor. She is an inspiration to me and I really wanted to succeed. At any given time, when I didn’t understand the assignment, or wasn’t 100% sure, she was just one email away! When I would submit my assignment, even if I had done a good job, it’s amazing how much feedback I would get, and this is what is most helpful, because there are so many great teaching methods, and activities to chose from, I loved that I could get inspired by that feedback, it was extremely accurate and useful. I kept all the notes, all the websites, and articles suggestions and I’m sure to use when I start teaching!
I love how serious this course is. If you want to do it and become an English teacher, it has to be serious, it is not easy and that’s why I love it. The grammar was so far away for me, and yet it was easy to study hard with all the help and tools you get with this course.
Now I can’t wait to get on an adventure and go on to teach the English language! I couldn’t rate the job placement yet because I haven’t used it yet.
Now I am so excited to be able to consider teaching overseas!

Review by D. Robert Tuff, April 19, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

When I started thinking in earnest about teaching overseas, I immediately selected ITTO for my TEFL training. For me, the only question was: “San Jose or Guadalajara?” I settled on Guadalajara because they seemed to offer so much more with a reduced rate, and I was not disappointed. It took me about five days to completely fall in love with the city. There is a feeling of “up tempo” tranquility here that is revitalizing.
While I was preparing for my TEFL adventure back in Minnesota, the office people here were so helpful and friendly. They made the whole process simple and exciting!
The course material was very intense. I had determined beforehand that this would be the case, but it was almost too much and I felt like quitting at times. The instructors were always so helpful and I didn’t quit. In fact, I finished on a strong note, and I am so grateful because I am employed part time in this beautiful city I now call “home”.

Review by William Poyer, April 18, 2013

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The ITTO programme is a fantastic course for those looking to gain the relevant qualifications in a short time.

The course was intensive and provided high quality teaching, alongside essential practice in the classroom.

The teaching and administrative staff are incredibly helpful and skilled. All materials were sufficient, and appropriate to the course at hand.

The guaranteed job placement on completion of the course is wonderful incentive, as well as the beautiful city of Mexico.

I would recommend this course highly to anyone looking to obtain such a teaching qualification.

Many thanks to the ITTO staff.

Review by Alejandro Hernandez, April 17, 2013

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I always have been fascinated by languages and the importance that they communicate and how they open doors all over the world. After completing this intensive teacher training course, I feel my thoughts and my personality have been transformed in a positive sense. I have learned so many things that involve a teacher’s live, including the rights and responsibilities to manage a classroom. From my own experience I have now experienced the two sides of the classroom, as ESL student in the United States, and now an EFL teacher.
This teacher training course, in my opinion, has covered the whole aspects related to preparing me to have a real life teaching experience, and the city of guadalajara is amazing to live this EFL course.
Thank You

Review by Khadija, February 26, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I started my ITTO online course back in December 2012, and I just finished it. I like the idea that you’re not rushed and you have up to one year to finish it.
The course structure is excellent and easy to follow. The paragraphs are short to read and clear to comprehend.
I already had an English teaching degree but didn’t have the knowledge and confidence I needed to begin teaching English, however ITTO provided me with ample training that it will guide me through my career once I anchor a job.
The tutor was excellent, she gave me a lot of support, guidance and rich feedback that were useful during the course.
Thank you

Review by Chris R., February 19, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

If you want to teach English abroad then this is the course and location to take your TEFL certification. No teaching experience? No problem! You will teach for an hour a day Monday through Friday as well as a few Saturdays to a class of REAL students who want to learn English.

And that’s not all! The staff at ITTO are amazing. Alan and Daniel are very helpful with anything and everything you might need. I got really sick one day during the course because of food poisoning, and they sent me to the emergency room right away. I was there within 30 minutes.

I also recommend the all inclusive housing option to stay in the hostel. Make sure to ask for the hostel Casa Vilasanta. You will be about 8 blocks from the school and can walk there in 15 minutes. Sometimes they are full depending on the time of year, but the staff there is absolutely amazing. You will feel like part of the family because it is actually run by a family!

I recommend bringing:

Laptop (WiFi is abundant, but computers are not)

Flash Drive (Good for backing up files, and transferring them to ITTO’s computers for printing lesson plans)

Professional Clothes (You must dress up when you teach, and it can be hard to find larger sizes in Mexico)

Review by Justina Sparling, February 18, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I did ITTO’s TEFL certificate course in Guadalajara, Mexico in June 2012 and the experience was great. I had a wonderful instructor who gave a lot of feedback about practice teaching and a lot of helpful hints. I was placed in a job immediately after completing the course. I love my job and it is a perfect fit for me. The staff at ITTO were helpful before and during the course and continue to be helpful now. I highly recommend this course!

Review by Elisabeth, February 13, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was at ITTO during the January 2013 course and had an excellent experience. The course is very intensive, challenging and will truly prepare you to teach all levels of English students. I strongly encourage all who want to be English teachers to take part in the course in Guadalajara. The staff is excellent. They are helpful, knowledgeable and deliver on all of their promises. The teaching practices are in a real English institute, with real students and thoroughly prepare you to teach. If you have little or no experience teaching English the teaching practices are priceless. The feedback is very helpful and by the time the course ends you will be exhausted but feel completely ready to teach English to all sorts of students using different platforms and methods. This course is superior to CELTA and to any online TEFL certification because of the teaching practices, feedback and instructors who are experts in their field. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in becoming an excellent English teacher. For those interested in job placement I can tell you that my job placement was excellent. I was placed within three weeks of starting the course.

Review by Maria, January 31, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have just completed the online TEFL course and I was very happy with it. I found the content quite interesting and I despite already having teaching experience, I definitely learned from it, as it made me think of the broader picture for teaching lessons and to think about how I would cater to learners in different environments than I was used to.
The tutor was a great support and corrected my work quickly and ably, and in this way I was able to apply her advice as I progressed through the course.
I would recommend this course, especially as they sometimes offer deals which makes it very economical.

Review by Luis, January 20, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I find myself here after completing my TEFL class and, actually, I first found about ITTO, the course I ended up choosing, on  http://TEFLCourseReview.com/.
 I was looking for an online TEFL course and, like I’m sure several other people out there, I began searching mainly on-the-basis of my pocketbook.
However, when I found the poor reviews of the ‘inexpensive’ course I was thinking about, I decided I needed to reconsider.
I am so glad I did!  Actually, the course at ITTO was not that much more costly than the other one I was considering, but it looked like one of the top-reviewed courses out there.
I would highly recommend the online TEFL course offered by ITTO.  Honestly, the only negative thing I can say about the course, is that I am sorry I did not take a ‘higher-level’ of the course.  120 hours went by way too fast!!  Seriously, I learned so much from this class, and gained so much.  

Review by Axel Ramirez, December 18, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

Hi everybody,
I recently finished the TEFL Online Course which allowed me to manage my time and juggle with other life areas. The course has been a wonderful experience because of the thourough feedback I have received from the tutor. The course structure which is very clear and easy to understand is a real highway to knowledge of concepts and insights about English teaching. The downside to this online course is exactly that ‘it is online’; hence the practicality depends on my application of the concepts at the workplace, or whenever I teach a language (the metodology can work with other languages as well). Another thing I really liked is the forums because I could discuss a topic and share opinions with so many language teachers around the world! Once again, a great experience this course has been.

Review by fatima, December 6, 2012

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I started my ITTO program on December 16 2011 and since then my teaching skills have improved. The online program helped me understand students more and manage my teaching abilities more efficiently and effectively. After completing the course I can proudly say that I am qualified to successfully teach an English class. Adding that I am a ITTO program student onto my curriculum vitae was a plus when I last conducted a teaching interview and I got the job.

Review by Kamil Gomularz, November 16, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The great thing about the course was the caring support and the encouraging and quick feedback from my tutor. Sure, the course was intensive and required several hours of dedication a week. But if you enjoyed something as much as I had with this course, then it doesn’t become a chore. There was a lot of extra reading involved as my tutor had provided many websites and many articles, but they then became valuable resources. Earlier in the course, my tutor recognised my weaknesses and had in her feedbacks, given me some sound advice and ideas on how to improve. Along the journey, I grew in confidence when I had been exposed to so many ideas, strategies, methodologies and understood the expectations of being an effective teacher of English. I have finished the course with so much excitement and fulfilment.
I, now, also appreciate the importance of a well structured lesson plan which caters for different types of learners, incorporates a lead-in, elicitation from students, introduction of new vocabulary, presentation, controlled and free practices, and homework. But, most of all, I have recognised that the most effective lessons are student-centred and can be stimulating by introducing a variety of activities, such as games, music, debates and role plays.

Review by Sarah Cheetham, October 23, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

If you are looking for a quality program that will really help prepare you for teaching TEFL, choose ITTO.

Not only do I feel prepared for teaching English in Mexico, but with the Job placement program, I was able to find a job in 3 weeks into the course and I will be starting right away

Review by Wendy Diedrich, October 23, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course is a really fast and comprehensive introuduction to TELF. If you’re wanting to get our there working ASAP, this is a great way to go!

I Highly recommend ITTO.

Review by Veronica Moeller, October 22, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

As a certified TESOL instructor, I was looking for a course that provided good outlines and structures on teaching Business English. I decided to try the ITTO online Business English 25 hour self guided course and I am glad that I did.

First, the staff was very helpful in getting me registered, and second the course provided exactly the type of course syllabus that I was looking for. The course outline provided every element of BE along with materials and guidelines, but most importantly, how to implement the training.

I would recommend this course if you already teach and want to specialize in Business English Teaching

Review by Josh, October 11, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I actually came to the city before deciding on a school and visited various institutions. ITTO was by far the most modern, professional and all inclusive. After making the decision to attend ITTO their student liaison kept in constant contact with me, answering questions mailing useful documents and overall making sure i was well informed every step of the way.

The staff are warm and understanding while at the same time maintaining a level of professional stance and attitude. The program manager boast a fountain of knowledge and was able to support all students from all over the world, in navigating the Mexican system as well as the city streets.

The professors have years of international teaching experience and all held post graduate degrees and yes all of the staff speak English Fluently; most have spent much time living in the states.

Warning; This is not a degree mill!! You will work hard for the 4 week duration. However, upon completion you will surely feel a great sense of accomplishment and hold the tools to teach anywhere in the world, not just Mexico or Latin America. If you decide to relocate, the program manager has connections all over the world and will seamlessly find you a position in the geographical area you desire.

ITTO Guadalajara is a Top Notch institution! Do not let the impostors steer you astray… Thank you to all the ITTO Team.

Review by Sean Nakamura, September 25, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

In 2011 I lost my job.. agian. So i finally decided that “now” was the time for my idea.

I contacted ITTO they were very helpful and supportive. When classes began, our teacher Rodolfo was warm and accommadating. Rodolfo is very knowledgable and motivating instructor. The curriculum was very up to date. Rodolfo gave us students the benefits of the years of experience his classes where lively and interesting.

His ability to critique and give useful feedback was exemplary. The first few days of class were a little daunting. There was a lot of information to process, lesson planning grammar phonetics, essays and teaching practice.

During this whole time ITTO was very supportiveand willing to assist me, Finally when I completed the course ITTO was very helpful in finding me a job.

I am still working for the first school ITTO placed me and I am enjoying living and teaching in Guadalajara.

I highly recommend ITTO

Review by Joe Rivera, September 21, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course was very intensive and required a lot from me as I hadnt had to be this studious since my college days many many years ago. The trainers, staff and materials ITTO provided were excellent.

One outstanding feature of ITTO´s Program is acually teaching real students within a real classroom enviorment by way of a provate school associated with ITTO.

I didnt have any previous experience being a school teacher, however ITTO provided me with the training, knowledge and confidence I needed to begin teaching right away. As a matter of fact, I received many offers to teach whitin a couple of weeks of graduating. ITTO guarantees any graduate a teaching job anywhere within Mexico and they have lived up to that promise as I was able to obtain the position I wanted in the town that I desired wiht telative ease.

For anyone thinking of obtaining ther TEFL cerificate i highly recommend ITTO, as thier course will more than prepare you to become an ESL teacher not only in Mexico but anywhere in the world!!!

Joe Rivera

Review by Joe Hoggard, September 21, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

One of the great advantages of taking the course at ITTO is that the school is affiliated with a language school across the street. So we had the advantege of learning how to desing lesson plans. grammar lessons etc.

We were able to teach English in real classes to real students. Each class that we taught was observed and graded by a teacher. So, there was immediate feedback and direction. At the end fo the four weeks there was no doubt in my mind that i was qualified to teach in a TEFL enviorment!

Joe Hoggard

Review by Laura Werner, September 21, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Professionalism and organization are outstading! ITTO delivers a challenging, well-rounded training program, together with the staff support and resources students need to succeed; tgeb tget fikkiw.thru with conscientiours job placement assistance as promised. What does this acutally mean? I had to work very hard in the program ( this was not a vacation in Guadalajara) Simultaneously, ITTO´s staff was consistently there for me helping me in every way. Practice teaching real students ( not volunteers) and receiving specific quidance and feedback on my teaching amde all teh difference for me: in addition to earning a higly respected credential, I also cama away with the confidence I needed to launch myslef as a teacher. I was offered a job in the location of my choice within one month of graduating! I am thoroughly happy that I decided to make this life change and that I chose ITTO to help me get started!

Laura Werner

Review by Yulia Savushkina, August 22, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in order to be able to work overseas and to deep my knowledge of teaching. i found this course brilliant!the content is full and structured. The tutor i worked with is a wonderful and an experinced teacher whose comments were more than useful. i d really recommend you this course!

Review by Rudy, July 24, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the online course and it is a fantastic program. The tutors give a lot of support information that is both interesting and useful. You will be able to use a lot of the resources they give you in the comments for the classes you teach abroad. Things like lists of websites with game ideas and other helpful material will be given to help you teach in the future. I’m very glad I chose this route instead of doing in-class and getting rushed into finishing.

Review by Cristina, July 23, 2012

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

ITTO’s TELF online course was well structured and easy to follow. I already had an English teaching degree in my country when I started it, so I was able to compare it with what I had already learned in college, and I can say that the materials were well chosen and not to unnecessarily complex, so that even a beginner could get the best results.
I found very useful the examples of activities and games, some of which I had never heard of before and which I will surely use if I will get a teaching job.
Also, the grammar presentation in the course (parts of speech, etc.) was well structured and useful, since English grammar is never summarized and simplified on any of the Internet websites.
My tutor corrected my exercises quite fast and I always had feedback and answers on a very friendly tone and promptly. The ITTO team also replied to my emails every time I hand an inqury, so communication was excellent.
I did indeed finish my course in 4 months, but I believe it can be finished it even faster, especially by those who already have some teaching knowledge.
As for the job placement part, unfortunately most schools demand native speakers of English, which I believe is somewhat unfair (some native speakers can have less language knowledge than non-natives who have studied it for years).
If there’s anyone out there who isn’t a native speaker and has managed to find an English teaching job with the help of this course, please share your experience with me, I would be very interested to find out about it.
To end this review, I recommend the course especially to native speakers of English who have no or little teaching experience, I’m sure it will help them learn fast about teaching and at the end they should have great chances of finding a job.

Review by Christina, June 17, 2012

Overall Rating Not Rated
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Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I just completed the ITTO TEFL Online course and I highly recommend it to others. I was able to complete the course on my own time over the past 5 months. The content is very useful and my tutor was always quick to assist during my progress. I was given helpful advice after completing each task, that I will be sure to use when teaching my own class. I am moving to Spain next month to search for a TEFL teaching job and I’m positive this certification will help me lock in the job I’m looking for. I have saved all of the lessons and the material that I gained through this course and I plan to use it to guide me when teaching. It even helped polish up my English grammar, which I have never been too good at. Overall, I highly suggest others looking for an online TEFL certification to choose this program!

Review by Han, March 25, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Choosing an online TESOL course is not easy, there are many companies out there on the market trying to sell you a quick ticket to Paradise!! After weeks and weeks of searching and reading reviews I finally settled for ITTO and what a fantastic choice that proved to be!! I have just completed my course, receiving an excellent grade for what has been an extremely rewarding course. The content was fantastic, the tutor was excellent and the experience was amazing! I’m going to feel a little lost without having my weekly tasks to complete…!! If you are looking for a TESOl course which will equip you with the skills you need to be an excellent TESOL teacher than look no further than ITTO!

Review by Janice, March 21, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

English teaching job has become very competitive among English native and non-native speakers in Japan. One has to be well-equipped to become competitive. The ITTO Business English and ITTO Tesol Technology online courses that I finished and greatly enjoyed have equipped me with knowledge, skills, versatility and confidence in teaching English using technology. The lessons are very educational, practical and realistic that I can readily apply it to my classes. The assignments made me explore and use what I learned, not to mention the making of online interactive exercises. I find the Web 2.0 Tools especially interesting and helpful. The course kept me abreast with the current technology like collaborating thru blogging and social networking. To sum up, for a very reasonable price I’m very glad and satisfied with the course.

Review by Sarah, February 16, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed my course whilst living in São Paulo, Brazil and I have to say that the course made my transition into an English teacher far easier and smoother than I could have imagined.

The course offered plenty of practical advice, guides and methods of teaching and an excellent evaluation system of checking my progress through tutor graded assesments. These were a godsend, allowing me to see my strengths, weakness and how my knowledge was developing. All of the assessments linked seamlessly to the previous unit, meaning every step of the way I was enhancing my knowledge and building upon it.

The forums offered fabulous suggestions from other teachers, both new and experienced which gave me extra ideas and insights. The forums are great for creating diversity and unity: I didn’t feel I was studying alone when I had feedback from other fellow students!

Mostly importantly, the course inspired motivation and an ambition to do my best at teaching. After completing every module, I would apply all these new thoughts into my class and I had so much satisfaction seeing my classes improving and becoming more dynamic, simply from the confidence the course was giving me.

I would highly recommend this course as it will establish a foundation to a new teacher or freshen up ideas for the more experienced.

Review by Aaron, February 8, 2012

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the online 140hour Tefl course and it’s brilliant. I went into it thinking I would know it all and it would be easy but in fact there was a lot to learn and I got challenged too! I’m extremely glad I decided to go with this particular course. My tutor was amazing and my dealings with the administrative staff has been very pleasant. The content is great, it hit any question I had out of the park. Going into this I had no clue how I would control little kids and to my surprise there was a huge section on discipline. My only criticism being a computer programmer is their website and class portal is stuck in the 90s and it almost dissuaded me from taking it, however it gets the job done. Overall awesome experience.

Review by Theresa Almagharbeh, February 4, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I recieved great news today that I passed my TEFL course. I want to thank my tutor Susan for all the help and support she gave me. The course was very helpful and easy to understand. I know all that I have learned will come very useful in my future teaching position. Susan was very kind and helpful when I was having a problem and she gave me some great feedback on my tasks that I will always keep reading and learning from.

Review by Tania Brown, February 3, 2012

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In December took ITTO’s TEFL certification course in Guadalajara. ITTO promised job placement assistance and guaranteed job placement in Mexico. I am happy to announce that even before graduating the course I was offered a position in San Luis Potosi. I did not accept the position as it was not what I wanted but ITTO still graciously listened to my criteria for job placement and continued to help me find a good match. I sent my resume out to several places on my own but it was with ITTO’s assistance that I found a job in Ajijic, Mexico. ITTO delivered as promised. Their job placement program is just another benefit from the strong and comprehensive TEFL certification course they offer. Be prepared to work had in the month long course but you will have a good foundation to start a new and interesting career in teaching English.

Review by Candice Gopaul, January 10, 2012

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I currently work as a native teacher in South Korea. Every year all native teachers have to hold one compulsory open class (demonstration class) in which he/she is graded on. After the open class the grades along with a DVD of the class are submitted to the office of education and the top 5 teachers are selected to host a second open class and native teachers from neighbouring schools are invited to watch the class. I was fortunate to have been award this opportunity last fall. My class was held in early November 2011 and I won the overall prize which was a cash incentive and a certificate of excellence. Thanks to the TESOL/TEFL course my teaching style and lesson planning had improved significantly and now I hold the title of “Super Teacher” in my office of education.

Review by Nicolette, January 4, 2012

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed the ITTO TEFL course online while living in Eastern Asia. The course is very well organized and did exactly as promised! It not only gives you a solid foundation to teach English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, it teaches you how to connect with students, cater to their learning styles, and how to make your time in the classroom as effective as possible.

While the online course does not offer the option to practice in the classroom, it provides ITTO students with hundreds of teaching resources, lesson plans, game ideas, forums, helpful websites, and support from your tutor is always available.

If taking the course in Mexico is not an option, I highly recommend the ITTO online course. You can work at your own pace, so this can be done in addition to other job and schoolwork. The more you put in, the more you’ll get out of the program!

Review by Liz Robles, December 28, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended the ITTO course in the beginning of September 2011 and by the end of that month, I was employed. That’s not to say the course was easy, in fact, I found myself teaching within that first week… for the first time ever!

Still, stepping into that classroom, I felt confident, everything that I’d learned wheeled out of me. I soon realized I was being lead by professionals, truly devoted to their teaching, and I was unknowingly absorbing that. Our same trainers observed and provided constructive feedback, assuring that every lessons was better than the last.

The ITTO facility was without a doubt the most resourceful atmosphere; it’s equipped with computers, printers, books.. essentially all materilas for lesson planing. And, the staff is by far the friendliest most organized personnel I’ve encountered. All of this on top of the beauties of Guadalajara; I have nothing but appreciation for ITTO. It’s opened a new world for me, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Thanks ITTO!

Review by Helen, December 6, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

My experience with the TEFL online course has been totally fulfilling, despite my initial reservations about studying at a distance through a technological medium. I was certainly not expecting the high level of personal guidance and feedback I received throughout. The topics were logically laid out and explained, and the learning platform easy to navigate. My tutor could not have been more helpful in providing additional resources and suggestions for future practice. Overall I think this course is exceptional value for money and I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a qualification in TEFL – whether they are experienced teachers or newcomers.

Review by Irene, August 12, 2011

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I would highly recommend this course in the beautiful city of Guadalajara. We had the best experience and feedback from experienced teachers that observed us for our practice teaching toghether with an outstanding staff that was always ready to help and guide us throught the process. If you are seriously considering on teaching English I highly recomend this course to anyone considering a Tefl certificate.
And the best of all : at the end of your course several job options will be available for you.

Review by Rhea Sutherland, August 8, 2011

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Like most potential foreign students, I was somewhat concerned when I decided to register on-line for a course outside of my own country …and I must say, I made the right decision choosing ITTO. Liz is extremely helpful, Alan handles every situation admirably and our teacher, Sarah was great. Should you have any questions, I would be happy to help if I can.

Review by Nicole, June 15, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I did my TEFL course onsite in Guadalajara in May 2011. Since I am a non-native English speaker at the beginning I had my doubts if I would be able to follow the course and meet the courses’ objectives. But thanks to my teachers and a lot of studying I was able to finish the TEFL course and get my diploma. The course was very intense and we covered a lot of material in just 4 weeks. I learned a lot, not only during classes at ITTO but also through teaching practices, observing experienced teachers and getting feedback from my observers. Staff at ITTO was always very helpful and I was happy to be able to practice my Spanish with them. I can highly recommend the TEFL course at ITTO.

Review by Karol Montellano, May 10, 2011

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Job Placement Not Rated
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The TEFL certification course is a very intensive program, but well worth the time and money for those who are serious about teaching. My experience at ITTO was great and it opened up many doors for me. I am now teaching in Guadalajara at a private school and can honestly say that I would not be able to make it without all the practice, help and guidance given by my instructors at ITTO. I highly recommend this course for those people looking to start a career in this field.

Review by Kirra, May 7, 2011

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The onsite TEFL course in Guadalajara was the perfect preparation for me as a teacher.

I took the course in March/ April 2011, and although it was very demanding, I feel that it accurately projected the daily requirements of life as a teacher. It would not have been to my benefit to have had an ‘easy ride’, as I would have had a nasty shock with the work load of real teaching!

The practice teaching at nearby IMAC was a great experience. The feedback from my trainer was always constructive and gave me the confidence to try new things and adapt my approach. She was very supportive.

The job assistance that I received was phenomenal. I had a choice of five jobs before I had even finished my course! All of the interviews were arranged for me, and the ITTO staff helped advise me on what type of working conditions, salary and extras to expect.

I would recommend anyone who is seriously considering a TEFL career to choose ITTO.

Review by Jon, May 6, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.

Prior to enrolling in the ITTO onsite TEFL course in Guadalajara I did research on as many courses in Mexico as I could find, utilizing third party resources whenever possible. I chose ITTO because:

Both the website and the telephone staff were very professional.

Virtally all third-party reviews were positive.

Fully accredited TEFL certificate in 4 weeks, at a cost equal or below standard.

GAURANTEED JOB PLACEMENT

All of these proved genuine, but the course is more than the sum of its parts. Once you enter into the fold of ITTO, and its sister school IMAC, it feels as if you have family in Mexico. They sent me to the doctor (and paid the bill) when I was sick, they showed me where to eat, they gave me my choice of job options. If you are seriously considering training to teach EFL, you owe it to yourself to call the office–ask for Liz, and ask whatever questions you have.

Review by Sara Brady, May 6, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 22222
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I had a very good experience with ITTOs program. After going through the program and meeting other TEFL teachers, I can see the benefits of the teaching practices and observations that we did (which not all programs require).
The service of the support staff was excellent at all times. When we had concerns about the course or the instruction, the concerns were addressed immediately and that was very much appreciated.
I think where the course lacks the most is in guidance for the lesson plan. Although we had time to plan our lessons, there were 12 students fighting for the attention of 1 or 2 people with regards to our planning. I think there should be more instruction on lesson planning throughout the course, so that we were better prepared on how to make a good lesson.
I used the job placement services but in the end found a job on my own through, within 3 days of graduation, that I am very happy with.
This is a great program for those who are serious about teaching English, and it is very helpful to have teaching experience before going in to the program.
Based on the results of the course, my current job and salary, I would recommend to others taking this TEFL course.

Review by Jacquelina, May 6, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was a little anxious when I left New Zealand in February 2011 to participate in the ITTO TEFL program in Guadalajara. From my arrival everything was exactly as I was told it would be, I was even sent a picture of the taxi I should get on arrival at the airport. I opted to stay in a homestay initially and it was a safe friendly environment. I then shifted into a posada near the school and found that an equally good experience. The school program is intense as it is only 4 weeks so it is a good opportunity to learn as much as you can about Foreign language teaching. The training is professional and supportive. I was encouraged and tutored and very quickly found myself in front of a classroom of eager young Mexican students. With each lesson I was evaluated and provided with valuable feedback to help me grow as a teacher.

The trainers and office support is outstanding as they are fluent in both English and Spanish so any hiccups with getting settled are easily taken care of, including assisting with mobile phone registration and ensuring I was comfortable in my accommodation.

I was also very impressed with the Spanish class that ITTO organised for me at the end of my course at IMAC (the ITTO sister school).

I have found Mexico as safe as anywhere I have traveled in the world and the people and culture welcoming, so much so that I am still here!
In summary the entire experience at ITTO was a great experience and I now have a TEFL certificate and a profession I can practice anywhere in the world.

Review by James, May 3, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 55555

I started taking the online TESOL course with ITTO and ended up getting far more out of the course than I expected. I thought it would be a simple course that did not really teach me anything that I did not already know but I ended up graduating the course with so much knowledge that I ended up printing out the materials and putting them in a binder.

ITTO was very helpful throughout the TESOL course. ITTO answered all of my questions before I signed up for the course, they were helpful during the course, and they were helpful after I graduated from the course. The only thing that ITTO does not have is job placement. They have contacts for jobs but it is up to you to apply independently. ITTO is not a recruitment agency for their graduates but they do offer helpful insight on where to work.

Review by Sam, February 18, 2011

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The ITTO course in Guadalajara is an intense 4-week program. There is a lot of material to cover in a short time. You are required to complete many hours of observed teachings (more than other TEFL certificate programs) and also to observe seasoned EFL teachers. In addition, a lot of written work is required. But by the end of the course, I had enough material to put together a teaching portfolio and felt well-prepared to start teaching right away.

The school has lots of materials to help you plan your lessons (including textbooks, posters, flash cards, games, and multiple computers to use) and the staff and teacher trainers were very helpful and happy to answer any questions I had.

The ITTO course is less expensive than many of the other big TEFL certificate courses but is just as (if not more) rigorous and also comes with guaranteed job placement. However, as previous reviewers have noted if you have very specific locations in mind for your job then don’t expect to get one right away. If you are more flexible, however, you will have several job offers right away.

Review by Wes, January 25, 2011

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

My experience onsite at ITTO Guadalajara was excellent. I am an older student -sixty-three – and the idea of teaching ESL has been in the back of my mind for many years. When the time was right, and I began researching different schools, ITTO immediately rose to the top. One of the first things I found was that a certificate from ITTO Guadalajara is fully accredited – and not all certificates from other schools are. Once I contacted them, they kept in close touch with me even before I committed to them. (I sent queries to some other schools who still haven’t responded.) ITTO answered every question of mine thoroughly – from living accomodations while taking the course to how much I might be making once I got a job. From the research I did, I feel that ITTO Guadalajara is one of the best schools in the world to attend. It is very intensive, thorough, professionally run and the guarantee of a job in Mexico, as far as I am concerned, is more than just talk, since I got an interview and a job two weeks into the four-week course. Also, surprisingly, the price is lower than most other schools.

I am now living and employed in Guadalajara and felt fully prepared to walk into my first class able to assist and guide my students toward the goals they wanted. The professional staff, the practice teaching hours, the thorough grammar lessons at ITTO were invaluable in that preparation. Also, the onsite experience is something that simply can’t be replicated with an online course. Our practice teaching sessions, for instance, were with real students, actually involved in the learning of English, so that we were not simply going through the motions, practicing classroom management, or practicing in front of our peers, but teaching actual learners.

I highly recommend ITTO Guadalajara as an excellent place to get an ESL/TOESL certificate.

Review by Andrew, December 5, 2010

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I found the TEFL course in Guadalajara very helpful. I learned a lot and received wonderful guidance from Victor, my highly competent instructor. Alan then lined me up with a position teaching mainly business English, as I had asked for. I had a job waiting for me the week after I graduated.
I recommend taking the course in Mexico. You cannot substitute for practice and quality observation. It was a stimulating and interesting course, which I found much more effective than other internet courses I have taken.

Review by Jenna, December 4, 2010

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I graduated from the ITTO TEFL on-site course in Guadalajara, October ’10.

I have to say that during my time at ITTO I found the staff to be extremely supportive on an educational and personal level. The free medical service turned out to be an absolute Godsend and I’m very grateful for it! (Especially as I had no idea about it until I arrived).

My trainer was experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and most importantly, he connected with our group so that by the end of the course, he was not only our trainer, but our friend. I felt that my trainer was integral to the course – I learned so much from him that I cannot imagine having gone through the experience without him.

The course was intense but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The opportunity to teach from Day 3 of the course was daunting to begin with, but I believe it was the best way to make everybody feel involved and motivated throughout the four weeks.

I have made some life-long friends through ITTO, and for me, that is just as important as the course itself. The TEFL Certificate course as a learning experience was informative and helpful and I really appreciate the opportunities it has given me. However, the people I met on the course were also part of that learning experience – offering support, sharing ideas and sharing stories.

I think this social aspect of the course is a big advantage that shouldn’t be overlooked- especially as your some of your classmates will be living in the same hostel as you if you choose that accommodation option. Yes the course can be demanding at times, but its easier if you can moan about it for 10 minutes over a coffee or a beer with somebody who is in the same boat!

The job placement guarantee is great – especially if you are looking for your first job in a country you have never visited before. However, I think it is important to do your research on areas you would prefer to teach in before you begin the course. It is also important to be flexible. If you arrive with very specific job specifications then it may not be possible for ITTO to service the job guarantee within a two week period. Also – ensure you have enough back up funds – your first job may be low paid, or you may not have enough hours to begin with.

ITTO offers you the opportunity to learn, work, have fun, meet people, travel and get a certificate at the end of it all! I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

Review by Joeline, November 26, 2010

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Graduated in September ’10’ in Guadalajara
Choosing a TEFL program is a difficult decision to make, especially when trying to decide to take it in a different country, but I feel that ITTO gave me everything I expected and more! It was definitely intensive, but nothing that couldn’t be done. It provided me with the experience and teaching practice I need in the classroom. I had the opportunity to learn from my trainer, teachers at the language school, and other trainees as well. ITTO demonstrates a high level of professionalism where the staff are very helpful and the job guidance sessions and placement is excellent! I got the exact position I wanted, teaching at a university in Oaxaca, Mexico. I am living comfortably and applying my TEFL certification and skills in a university setting. I would highly recommend ITTO to anybody, especially if you know you would like to teach in Mexico or a Latin American country, and it has a perfect location in the heart of downtown Guadalajara!

Review by Tom, November 25, 2010

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My experience at ITTO was a positive one. Our teacher was superb – experienced, honest and motivational and the team as a whole were very helpful and encouraging. My first job has been in a place with limited resources and few other staff. Without the skills I picked up at ITTO – especially the ten lessons teaching – I would have seriously struggled, but, as it is, I’m really enjoying it. The course, though only one month (albeit very intensive), will push you, inspire you and enable you to hit the ground running for your first teaching placement. I’m glad I did it.

Review by Anjela, October 20, 2010

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I completed ITTO’s course in Guadalajara in Sept. 2010. I found the course to be very inclusive, and not nearly as “simple” as I thought it might be! My instructor was motivating, insightful, available, and empowering. I truly appreciate his efforts for my class.
I was offered several jobs before graduation, and accepted one in a small town in Mexico (just what I wanted!). I am teaching in the real world! I also have had employment offers from Russia, Malaysia, and Ethiopia, so I know ITTO’s diploma is accepted around the world and worth every penney and all the work I put into it!
I am very happy I chose ITTO, and recommend their program full heartedly!

Review by Bethany, October 15, 2010

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I just graduated in September ’10 from ITTO in Guadalajara, Mexico. The program was fantastic. It was four weeks of intense classes, but I now feel very equipped to teach English as a second/foreign language. I also was able to do extra training packets for free the week following the course. Those packets gave me more training in specific areas as well as looking great on a resume.
My teacher was fantastic as well as all the staff at ITTO. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in teaching English as a second or foreign language. The resources that we were given through this course are so helpful, particularly the job placement guarantee.

Review by EsDavid, October 14, 2010

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I took the 4-wk TEFL/TESL training course at ITTO Guadalajara from 30 Aug, 2010 through 1 Oct, 2010. I highly recommend taking the course on site to take full advantage of training with colleagues and, more importantly, observing and practice teaching at imac, ITTO’s partnering school. The TEFL/TESL course is intense and challenging, the ITTO staff is courteous, knowledgeable, accommodating and supportive, and the practice teaching with its professional evaluations is rewarding and inspiring. An added bonus – a primary attraction for me – is that ITTO’s job placement team is committed to guiding you through the interview and placement process in order to uphold ITTO’s job placement guarantee. I so appreciate the opportunity to train under and work with such professional, reliable and trustworthy people. You will, too.

Review by Amanda, October 14, 2010

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I took my TEFL couse in Guadalajara. The 4 week intensive course was great. The trainers are really excellent. They know the in’s and out’s of the program and are wonderful sources for information. When you do your practice teaching, you are given lots of great feedback. The staff at ITTO really do go out of their way to help you when you need it. They really want to help you find a job.

It was an amazine experience. If you are thinking of taking this course I would recommend it to you.

Review by Mia, October 14, 2010

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I loved my ITTO experience! My teacher was excellent and the staff was humble and helpful! You will make excellent friends and even enhance your Spanish skills. If you are looking to improve your teaching ability or polish your grammar this course will help with both. Thanks ITTO!

Review by Daniel, October 14, 2010

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My experience with ITTO was wonderful. The course is intensive and has to be taken seriously, but it’s a lot of fun and you get as much out of it as you put in.

They have great trainers and the overall course fulfills any expectations. I am not taking advantage of the job placement at the moment, but I will surely consider it in a future. The TEFL course offered by ITTO is definitely a great option!

Review by Aaron, October 14, 2010

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I took my TEFL course onsite in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was simply fantastic! The professionalism of the staff, trainers, and support staff is simply amazing. I can now say that I am a fully qualified and capable EFL teacher.

Plus their job placement is wonderful! ITTO does indeed deliver on their job placement guarantee. They found me and excellent job with a school in Mexico and I am truly enjoying my time here.

The onsite TEFL curse in Guadalajara Mexico is definitely the best option for becoming a certified EFL teacher.

Review by Jack, October 4, 2010

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I took my TESOL course online and I think its great. The lesson plan is carefully laid out to you. The instructor is great and gives you the best feedback in planning your lesson plan. The course gives you detailed lessons about what to expect in teaching English. I am glad that I took this course and you should too.

Review by Laura, May 8, 2010

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I have been taking the TEFLcourse on-line since January of 2010 and almost done with it. I am working on my final project. Overall, I highly recommend ITTO. I have found the course to be interesting. Much information has been given in regards to teaching strategies. I have found my instructor to be most helpful. I can totally rely on her with feedback. Lesson Plan guidance is awesome! I have been given feedback from the instructor and if ever I feel incertain I email her and she quickly responds and always sends suggestions, so that I may better improve myself. All the information I have received and seen is truly insightful. I look forward to visiting ITTO in July as I will be taking my teacher practicum there.

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