Category Archives: Online TEFL Course

TEFL Course in Baku

Country manager of iTTi in Azerbaijan “ Baku, Azerbaijan Afar Ibrahimov I started teaching and realized that this something I want in my life because the class is one of the places where I feel most at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeG9Ha9Awkg&feature=youtu.be interview Why have you chosen this career? One of the most common reasons to become a teacher is to make a difference in the lives of as many students as you can.  I worked in different fields, but I was not satisfied with my life because I did not like the work I did.  I became a teacher because I loved the profession of teaching. A teacher is an educator. You learn a lot by teaching. The love of teaching inspired me to choose this profession. I started teaching and realized that this is something I want in my life because the class is one of the places where I feel…

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Regardless of your age, you can always work on your pronunciation.  Our mini session of today is to help non-native speakers improve their competence in pronunciation by focussing on one sound (actually two)–the TH.  This sound is unique to English; therefore, the English student will always try to replace this sound by either T or S. Some students may object by saying that they are too old to change for the better.  We have living proof that one of our TEFL trainees from the U.K. was able to teach a Russian lady beyond 50 how to form this sound properly within a week of daily practice.  If she could do it, you can do it. INTRODUCTION Please watch this video and see for yourself what can happen if your pronunciation is incorrect. Maybe you are thinking about your pronunciation of the TH right now.  Don’t worry.  If you stay with…

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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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TEFL Course in Amman

Mouafaq Arman, iTTi Amman Director ” Amman, Jordan Mouafaq Arman “..Teaching is the only career where respect is paid more to the service provider…” interview Why have you chosen this career? Teaching is the only career where respect is paid more to the service provider rather than to the customer. What arguments do you use to motivate someone to become a teacher? It connects the teacher to many people from all walks of life and opens many opportunities for traveling. Describe a personal connection experience you have had with your students that you remember for the rest of your life? Many of my students are now my friends and they work in different industries. Two are really remarkable; a physician who got promoted really fast and a business man who has gone global. What methodology were you taught? How effective was it? I taught in the past grammar translation method…

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Stephen Scott Bucholtz iTTi Peru

iTTi Arequipa, Co-Director ” Arequipa, Peru Stephen Scott Bucholtz “…working with kids with learning disabilities, I began to see the importance of being part of the “Forming the Future” revolution….” interview Why have you chosen this career? Education was not what I originally studied for. I studied Psychology, Accounting, and Systems. However, since my days teaching Graphic Design and a as a Literacy Volunteer working with kids with learning disabilities, I began to see the importance of being part of the “Forming the Future” revolution. What arguments do you use to motivate someone to become a teacher? If you think there are serious problems in the world, the best place to begin change is in Education. If you don’t like the way today’s generations are being formed, the best place to begin change is Education. If you don’t do you part to affect change, then you have no supportive argument…

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iTTi New York Adriana BLumberg

iTTi New York Adriana BLumberg ” New York , USA  Adriana BLumberg Ms. Blumberg has dedicated her professional career to education.  After graduating with an MA in Applied Linguistics, she entered the public school system and taught English up to the 12th grade in Europe for a number of years.    interview Why have you chosen this career? I love English, and I love teaching it even more. I enjoy observing people progress towards fluency. What arguments do you use to motivate someone to become a teacher? Being a teacher is a great job. I have done is for so many years and have never been bored a minute. It’s a job that challenges you all the time and requires you to give your best. It is beautiful to watch students grow. Apart from a decent salary, you work in a nice environment. Plus, you get to see the world…

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Amber Ryne iTTi South AFrica TESOL TEFL

iTTi South Africa, CEO ” Cape Town, South Africa Amber Ryne “…people thanked me for being an inspiration and giving them an experience that has changed their lives forever…” interview Why have you chosen this career? To be honest, this career chose me. I didn’t foresee myself becoming a teacher, but knew I would always follow a path in communications and business. After teaching abroad for some time and accumulating great understanding and experience physically teaching English, I recognized the role in which I would want to play within this industry. I decided I want to involve myself more in the process and training of excellent teachers that can represent the iTTi standard of Education world wide. I am interested in the evolution of education and would like to be a part of its direction. What arguments do you use to motivate someone to become a teacher? I truly believe…

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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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In all those years as a TEFL trainer, I experienced countless novice teachers and seasoned ones during teaching practice.  When they came, they all had difficulties with the “Principle of Meaningful Context.”  When they left, they had become wonderful EFL teachers with the knowledge of how to excite their students in class.  Nothing can replace excellent teaching skills.  And those schools that hired our graduates were able to tell the difference.  Read on to learn a little bit about our work in training EFL teachers. In English language (or any foreign language) teaching, our trainees learn that meaningful learning is imperative to a top-notch EFL class.  What is the difference between meaningful learning and “rote” learning?  Let me explain that by looking back in history.  Most of our parents learned a foreign language from a teacher who spoke the native language of the students in class.  Vocabulary was taught by translating…

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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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