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TEFL/TESOL Course

It takes courage to become a winner despite all odds.  And you may have read somewhere that it is patience and persistence that will make you succeed.   This is so true. FULFILLING YOUR DREAMS OF TEACHING ABROAD AT iTTi LAGOS, NIGERIA My dream has always been to teach English abroad, especially in countries of the Middle East (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and UAE) where teachers are well remunerated.  But as a non-native speaker of English, with native-like proficiency, I reckoned that I needed to have the necessary qualifications to stand a chance. I decided to travel to the United States for my TESOL certification; it was a huge investment, considering that I am from Nigeria with unstable exchange rate of Naira to dollar. I emptied my bank account and got additional loan support from family members. I was optimistic that the training would stand me in good stead…

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iTTi TEFL TESOL Course in Egypt, Cairo

There are more than 7000 language in the world, but only one has become dominant. English has been the universal language over the years. Statistics estimate that 400 million people speak it either as a first or a second language . This means that the vast majority of the world’s population uses English. Another survey states that about half of the internet homepages are written in English. Currently, it’s the language of science, aviation, computer, diplomacy and tourism. Moreover, English has affected countries, industries, peoples’ cultures and life styles, so it has become the official language of communication, the media, and the internet. English is now the language of the global citizen. Therefore, if anyone wants to enter the field of international business or workforce, they have to learn it.Learning English enables us to know about other cultures and achieve better mutual understanding and respect.  For all what I have…

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TEFL Course in Paris

Here are some inexpensive restaurant suggestions for all those who have to live on a shoestring budget while taking the TEFL course in Paris. 1. Delicious Middle Eastern Food A Paris classic in the Marais—L’as du fallafel.  The falafel here is simply out of this world, and at around €6, it can’t be beaten!  The only negative part: Be prepared to wait in a (quickly moving) line. 32-34 Rue des Rosiers4th arrondissement+33 1 48 87 63 60Metro: Saint-Paul (Line 1) 2. Savory and Sweet Crepes Not far from L’as du fallafel,  Breizh Cafe offers some of the best crepes in Paris. Their buckwheat versions with egg, ham and cheese are so good. Try a yummy one for around €8, and you’ll be full and happy all night! 109 Rue Vieille du Temple3rd arrondissement+33 1 42 72 13 77Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (Line 8) 3. Spicy Indian Food Paris may not be famous for its Indian food,…

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In a survey published by the Huffington Post, Germany has been listed as the country in Europe in which English teachers make the highest salaries in comparison to other European countries.  Is there anything Germany-bound English teachers should pay attention to?  Our blog gives you some tips of how to get employed in Germany that values its English teachers “If you like teaching, Germany is a really satisfying,dynamic environment to work in,” said Dale Coulter, Chair of the English-Language Teaching Association in Berlin-Brandenburg. “You have so much control over what you teach, the hours you want to work and what materials you develop for your learners.” “There is a big difference to teaching in a state school where you have lots of syllabi to deliver. There’s so much more freedom and dynamism in this industry.” Deborah C., an American ex-pat, who has been teaching English in Berlin since 1992 and…

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.  So throw off your bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover. Mark Twain What was the reason you founded International TEFL Training Institute? I have always been fascinated by travel.  Personally, I have traveled around the world and visited over 125 countries.  Travel is an exciting thing; however, you have to be able to support yourself over time.  An excellent way to achieve the balance between travel and the need to support yourself is to teach English.  So we established a training organization that gives individuals with an excellent command of English the opportunity to become certified to teach English. What makes your organization different from other TEFL training providers? We have created a training program that not only “sells”; it’s a training program designed…

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iTTi international TEFL Training institute

Interview preparation is key these days The job market for English teaching is at an all-time high.  All our graduates land jobs around the world.  Certain areas in the world are extremely popular due to their high compensation rates and benefits.  And here is where you actually have competition.  In order to land a job at such high-profile institutions, you have to have interview and career-planning skills.  Here is where our career coaching can help. 1.  Learn how your background is viewed by others. Self-awareness is critical to securing a great position.  You need to learn how to view your experience, writing and presentations from different perspectives of experienced professionals, directors and recruiters. 2.  Refresh your interviewing skills. Most people haven’t needed an interview for quite a while by the time they apply for teaching positions.  Recruiters have invented a crafty series of techniques in recent years to tease information out…

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”     Thomas Edison   We often look back at a missed opportunity and think, “I really blew it.  I’ll never get another chance like that one.”  And we give up trying.  Most people who don’t achieve as much as they want to in life don’t fall short because of a lack of ability, but because they gave up too soon. People often envy high achievers, not for the effort they put in, but for their “luck” and their “golden opportunities.”  They always say, “Oh, you’ve been lucky,” says B. Jenner (an American athlete).  “I always believed that the harder I trained, the luckier I got. … Luck is part of the game, but when I prepare for something, I don’t prepare to be lucky, I prepare to be good.” The dictionary defines luck as…

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