Once the payment for your ITTT online course has been received, you will be sent a username and password that will allow you to log in to your course control panel. Here you will find all the information you need to start the course, including full instructions.
Initially, the course introduction and unit 1 will be available to you, with a worksheet at the end of the unit. You read and absorb the material in the first unit and then complete the task sheet independently. Once you’re happy that you’ve understood the unit contents, you would then complete the online test.
As soon as you’ve submitted the test, the results for unit 1 will be displayed, and unit 2 will then become available to you. This is how you proceed through the course, with your overall score given throughout.
Technical assistance is available to all course participants, and those that have chosen a course that includes tutor support are able to contact their tutor at any time regarding any aspect of the course they would like extra guidance with, or any TEFL/TESOL-related question. Once all course units have been completed, the final task is a lesson plan, which will be submitted and reviewed by ITTT staff.
After successfully completing all course units and the final lesson plan, you will be asked to confirm your postal address, where you will receive your TEFL or TESOL certificate and a letter of recommendation. The course has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility. As long as you complete the course within six months of starting the course you can work at a pace that suits you. The maximum number of units you can work on per day is three, so you could theoretically complete the course within a week to ten days. You should probably allow for about five or six hours per unit (on average) to allow you to read and absorb the material, complete the task sheet and submit the test.
In order to get the maximum benefit from the course we recommend working on just a single unit per day. This will allow you to complete the course in under four weeks and will give you time to understand the lesson fully and digest the contents. However, if you wish to work through the course more quickly, or slowly, the choice is of course yours.
The ITTT course is unique for an online TEFL/TESOL course as it enables graduates to receive ongoing career support and teacher development after completion and provides an opportunity to see 'real' lessons through our video.
This course aims to provide a solid introduction to the world of teaching English as a foreign language. Upon completion of the course graduates should have a good working knowledge of the English grammatical system (120-hour course only) and an awareness of the skills and techniques required for successful language teaching.
The course is divided into two main areas – teaching skills and language awareness. The teaching skills component provides details of the techniques and skills required by teachers in the classroom while the language awareness component gives a solid foundation course in English grammar.
The course consists of either 20 units, covering teaching skills, language awareness (grammar) and phonology, or 10 units covering teaching skills only. Course components are carefully chosen and organized to ensure a gradual build up of knowledge whilst not overloading students with too much information at any one time. These units allow you to work through the course at a pace that suits your requirements. In addition, you will receive several post-course units with supplementary information including general classroom tips and TEFL/TESOL employment opportunities.
Post course job guidance:
TITC will provide all possible assistance in finding a teaching position after you have completed the course. This includes the following support services:
- Resume/CV preparation
- Information on likely sources of TEFL/TESOL vacancies
- Job guidance counseling
- Job search and application
- Interview preparation
We are happy to provide this assistance for the duration of your teaching career.