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Training at our TEFL course on Phuket means famous beaches are never far away. In your free time you can visit any one of over a dozen white sand shores and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters. From Mai Khao’s 11 miles of secluded northern beach, down to Rawai’s local seafood restaurants, seeing one beach doesn’t mean you’ve seen them all.
In class you’ll receive unsurpassed training, while after the course you’ll receive an internationally recognised certificate to teach English as a foreign language (CTEFL), as well as lifetime assistance finding jobs worldwide. Outside of class, Phuket never fails to provide trainees with breath-taking scenery and experiences not to be forgotten.

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21 Responses to iTTT (TEFL International)

  1. Doug Cornell

    Excellent value for your money. I recommend paying a little more for a tutor as the one on one help came in very handy for me. Delivered on everything they promised. Plenty of time to finish the course.


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  2. Charles

    I enrolled in the 100 hour TEFL course about two years ago and still have contact with this company to this very day. The course was extremely complete and even offered a complimentary certificate once you finish the course. I did find the Business English Certificate course very useful despite the fact it didn’t come with Tutor support. The only thing I could say negative in regards to the course was that the tutor wasn’t very critical of my work. At first I thought he was being kind and trying to provide me with support. I look at back at this as it could hinder your progress if your tutor is to relaxed. I would suggest others to take this course but please make sure that potential employers recognized this course. I did have several companies state they didn’t recognize this course but found the information very in depth compared to courses such as I-to-I.com. I compared I-to-I.com course to ITTT 100 hour TEFL course and found that the level of work was not even close. ITTT course would be on the same level of undergraduate work while ITTT would be at the level of middle school. They are completely different courses in my opinion. I guess it really comes down to if a potential employer will hire you based on the credentials of the course instead of the content of the material. Overall, the course was extremely difficult not due to the language content but due to the amount of work you must submit.


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  3. Billy Fason

    I disagree with Charles in the aspect that the tutors that I had with ITTT were very ” Up to the task.”I spelled a word incorrectly once.They caught it.I got away with absolutely nothing incorrect.I did have a lady from Costa Rica tell me that my certificate was not licensed.That was one person.No other gave me that response.I highly recommend ITTT.The course is very difficult and rewarding.


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  4. Abdul

    I found the course to be instructive, challenging, and very helpful. Even though I had been teaching for quite some time before I took it, I still learned so much. The guidance from my instructor helped me greatly. As a teacher, this course helped me so much in many different ways, from lesson plans, how to approach a class with students from a different culture… More importantly this course gave me a lot more confidence in myself as a person and as a teacher! So, from my point of view, if you want to start a teaching career in English…TAKE THIS COURSE…you will not regret it! To finish, the price is affordable and it is well worth it! I would recommend this course to anyone looking for an efficient online TESOL course which would prepare you thoroughly for the teaching job!


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  5. Corbin T. Doak

    I took the 100hr online course back in 2005 when I was already employed and working in South Korea teaching ESL. I thought it would help me to become a better teacher. I am happy to say it did. The sections on grammar and on phonology were particularly helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone. I haven’t had any problems getting a job with this certificate. I am now working on my 7th year teaching and I have to say it is the best job I have ever had.


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  6. Domeman

    I did not rate the course, the whole operations seemed quite basic and focused more on making money.
    The accommodation was “The Pitts” very basic and dirty.

    The website made you feel that it was a well run professional operation but it was the opposite.
    Bruce the CEO was a braggart and the staff seemed untrained.

    Wasted my money but the time spend in Thailand away from the TEFL course was great.


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  7. Jojo

    I did the Certificate in TESOL 5 years ago with TEFL International. I decided to do the four week course in the UK and it had to be one of the most unprofessional outfits I have ever come across. Not only were they quick to take the tuition fees from me (approx. £800-900), they were rude, unorganised and did not like being ‘challenged’ by students. One example was the group’s top student constantly having to correct the teacher with examples of sentence constituents, which resulted in the teacher belittling the student in front of others and initially failing her on the course.

    I have just found out in the last few days that my TEFL International qualification is NOT accredited by IATQuO. I’m in the process of applying for a job and wanted to add some information to my CV on IATQuO. I made the discovery about the sham qualification when I visited the IATQuO website. My TEFL International certificate has the IATQuO logo and ‘unique’ teaching number, which I have now discovered is fake. Needless to say, the centre where I did my training closed down 6 months after I completed my course and the sign was vandalised.

    Upon reflection, I should have done more research into TESOL courses, however it was my university’s careers service that recommended the course. They were obviously duped by the professional website and qualifications too.

    My advice- keep well away from TEFL International. There are far more valid and professional courses out there.


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  8. BG

    This place completely sucks. I can’t think of a single good thing to say about it.
    They didn’t pick me up at the airport as promised – excuses made.
    My accommodation was changed from what I booked – excuses made.
    Too many trainees in a room designed for a lot fewer.
    Photocopied materials.
    Not enough students for practice classes. Trainees ended up teaching one another.
    Certificates not ready on the last day despite some of us leaving. “Come back tomorrow” doesn’t work if you have a flight booked today.
    Steer a wide berth and do your training elsewhere.


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  9. Chris

    I don’t normally give reviews on the courses I have done but I will say that the TEFL international course is a stressful 4 weeks. I learnt a lot but the course should be 6 and not 4 weeks,
    The time limit and to digest the material is poor. Just as I was starting to understand a topic we would move on. The 4 week course is just a boot camp that crams too much information that cannot be retained unless you are a experienced teacher. I am not saying that the training is not beneficial just too quickly learned.


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  10. Julie

    The classroom didn’t have airconditioning,
    They changed teachers several times during the 4 week November class.
    There were dogs barking outside the open classroom door. The copy machine didn’t even do color copies, but that didn’t really matter because it was broken most of the time. Class times changed back and forth from one week to the next due to the fact the teachers were always changing.
    And though the website hollers loudly about Guaranted Job Placement nobody who goes to their class gets hired anywhere.


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  11. Rose

    Although I have had more than seven years of teaching experience in an ESL setting, still, it feels different to acquire an internationally acknowledged certification such as a TESOL certificate. This, plus my passion for teaching, and the joy I get when I am the classroom facilitator, prompted me to enroll plus my previous boss’ financial help, I was able to do the first step at being TESOL certificated.

    While I was on the course, the first week had topics that were fun and reiterated the importance of the must-do’s of teaching. The following week had given me the basics of grammar – which was quite a breeze for me! The final two weeks had tested my teaching abilities! But I was able to do all Observed Teaching practices with the nod of my trainers…… am I right, Miss Jacky?

    The 4 week course was, I should say, intensive with the bulk of materials we have to read and the amount of course work we had to accomplish (success is achieved after hard work, right?) but the thought of being TESOL certified adds fuel to the fire – my passion for teaching, and the very thought of improving myself professionally! And with that said, I would not be where I am now, without the Guaranteed Job Placement the company offers to its more than 14000 proud graduates to date, which I could say, I am one of them! (said with a wide S-M-I-L-E on my face!)

    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the course to any one!


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  12. Duckman

    I took the TEFL International course in Thailand all the way back in 1999. It was an excellent course with amazing trainers. The Teaching Practice in real Thai schools was amazing. The building was a bit old but for Thailand, it was fine.


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  13. Georgia Louise Kirby

    I really enjoyed doing this course, I especially liked the Foreign Language Project because I believe this helped me to see things from a learners point of view, and I could recognize the techniques we needed to learn to use during our own lessons.As a native speaker, I presumed I knew a lot about the English language, when actually I knew very little. It was a great opportunity to learn more things about the English language and to share what I had learned with the non-native speakers.


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  14. Matthew Theron

    I completed the 120hour course with tutor support. Great value for money and definitely helps to make you a better teacher. The tutor support is great and the course content is thourough.


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  15. locdogg45

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on these people!!!!!!!!!!!

    The course itself was ok. you get experience in the classroom and a few good ideas but other than that its awful. The teachers are friends with the director. That is why they are there, not because they are the best people for the job. You waste $2000 for something that should be 500 at best. If you take this, do not give any critism because they can’t take it and are not professional in any way. They also do not stand by what they say in terms of helping you find jobs. They give you the link for the yellow pages. THATS it


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  16. Frank Pollard

    I had initially taken the 50 hour on-line TESOL/TEFL course to ascertain if this was a field, in which I could possibly work in as a part time teacher. Although I have some physical limitations, I found that this course is at the college level and was difficult. I had no tutor. Distance learning has become the standard all over the US.

    I am a former tax accountant and former US law enforcement agent/criminal investigator. I attended many training classes for taxation, auditing, investigations, etc. I had to study hard and apply all of my learning skills to pass this course. I passed above average and subsequently had taken the 50 hour on-line CTEYL course and passed that as well.

    I believe that I will be able to teach English and will have no problems. I researched ITTT and others, but found that ITTT offers the most cost effective courses and is an established entity in which to deal. They are a real school that teaches real students. They know what they teach and how to teach. I am happy to have had the experience. Thanks for the confidence!


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  17. Erik M

    I enrolled in the 120-hour TEFL/TESOL course near the beginning of 2011 and completed it in August the same year, via tutor support. I suppose I got lured in by the special they were running for a free certificate course at the end for either Teaching English to Young Learners or Teaching Business English–and I chose the latter option, which was offered sans tutor support, meaning all the lessons were sent at the beginning and once I was ready they sent me the test with instructions to complete it within 24 hours.

    I had never taken a TEFL course before, nor have I yet had experience with it elsewhere, except that I had taught English overseas for about five years in a TEFL setting and planned to return to that line of work again.

    The 120-hour TEFL course with tutor support was demanding. I was rarely able to finish more than two units a week given my ordinary schedule, but I probably spent at least eight hours on average to complete each lesson. The end result, for me, was a binder full of useful materials that I will be able to reference in future teaching of English. I would give the course high marks overall. Yes, the tutor caught all of my grammatical errors on the grammar units, but the brief praise for each lesson that was generally given was not unexpected. I knew I was doing quality work.

    The 50-hour Business English course, without tutor support, was less satisfying, personally. Sure, it was easier. I spent far less time for the equivalent in certificate hours on it. The test was rigorous, but not impossible, and it did not correlate strongly with the lesson worksheets provided at the end of each unit. But it boils down to a simple principle of “no pain, no gain.” With less effort put in, you get less value out. Even then, the course helps me to be more confident, and was worthwhile.

    I’m glad I took the course, and would be happy to make the same choice for ITTT again.


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  18. Quatermass

    Well, it really was a mixed bag. I did the course late last year, but already had experience teaching.
    The main instructor was very good, but I was worried to find out that the other instructor was basically an illegal worker in Thailand as she did not have a degree and was doing border runs to stay longer. The support staff were very helpful and kind on the whole.
    The course itself was a mix of very useful information and activities that helped me, and Im sure must have been of help to people with no experience. The two weeks teaching practice was very good too. It was really good to be able to put the things we had been taught into practice, to be able to watch other students teach and to get feedback on our own lessons. However the downside was that it was not very well focused, there was no distinction made between teaching different levels, very little focus on activities/games and no mention of eliciting, concept checking, zpd etc. Basic tools for teaching English in most classrooms.
    It seemed they were very quick to take peoples money even if that person did not have a degree and would not legally be able to get a work permit in most countries. Their focus was on making money, as can be seen from their advertising which focuses on selling the course as a way to travel for free. However this was not an issue for me, I do feel sorry for the people on the course who had spent a lot of money on a qualification that was of no use to them though.
    My biggest problem personally was that despite getting one of the highest test scores and skating through the observed teaching part of the course I was not given a certificate because there was some problem with the company I had done the course through.
    It says a lot that they considered the certificate to be of more value than the course itself.
    I would recommend a CELTA course to anyone seriously interested in teaching English over any TEFL/Mickey Mouse qualification.


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  19. K alda

    I am enjoying this 100 hour course and I hope it will result in gainful employment; however, the course itself is full of confusing wording, content and grammatical errors! They could use a proofreading team. Otherwise, very useful.


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  20. Agent orange

    I was initially impressed but as my online part of the course progressed they got picky, finding faults. I just wonder, as some have said, is this about turning over gullible ex pats to make money? I quit.


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  21. Alex koker

    I had 4 weeks in classroom course in London it was rubbish don’t waste your time and Money with any of ittt course in classroom

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