Why work at home when you can be here?
Are you thinking about teaching English abroad? If so, an exciting adventure awaits you. Currently, the prospects for certified TEFL teachers are excellent, especially in Latin America including South America. There are opportunities in private language schools, corporations, public schools, universities and even private tutoring, but where do you begin? Getting started can be very overwhelming. How will you find a job? How can you know that your employer is reputable? Which country should you choose? Should you be certified? Don’t worry. The International Teacher Training Organization (ITTO) can help you every step of the way.
Where do I begin?
Becoming certified to teach English is the most important thing you can do to make your journey a success. It will open the doors to reputable schools all over Latin America and give you many more options when selecting an employer, not to mention, it will set you apart from other applicants. In just four short weeks, you can become a certified teacher at our facilities in beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico. While it is true that you can still find some schools in South America that do not require their teachers to hold a certificate, these jobs often pay less than half of what you could expect from institutions that require certification. Even in countries where it may be commonplace to work without formal qualification, teachers who lack a specific grounding in TEFL TESL TESOL will often be at a disadvantage. Schools that are not concerned with the quality of their teachers are more likely to exploit their employees and their students. In some countries, certification is a pre-requisite for obtaining a work visa — yet another justification for doing some formal training before setting off.
What will I learn?
Increasing your employment options and ensuring quality from your employers are not the only reasons to get your certificate. Training at a quality institution such as ITTO ensures that you have the skills required to actually teach. Those without such training will find that speaking a language and teaching it are two very different things. Internationally accepted guidelines state that a valid certification program must consist of 100 hours of class time plus 6 hours of teaching practice. Our program goes well beyond these guidelines, offering 140 hours of classroom training and 10 hours of monitored teaching practice. You will learn essential skills like how to assess the needs of your future students and how to appeal to their motivations and learning styles, as well as classroom management skills. You will have the amazing opportunity to teach 10 classes with real EFL students. These practice sessions will be monitored and evaluated by trained professionals who will give you helpful feedback and encouragement. Our comprehensive course will make you a confident instructor in a variety of classroom settings and provide you with a wide range of ideas on how to teach, and perhaps just as critical, how not to teach.
How will I find a job?
Unlike almost any other program, ITTO will guarantee you a job in Mexico after taking ITTO’s 5-Day Teaching Practices Program in Guadalajara or help you to find a job in the Latin American or South American country of your choice. While training at our school in historic downtown Guadalajara, not only will you receive the training and certification that you need, but also job guidance for the entire region. ITTO has valuable contacts and alumni working all over Latin America and South America. Consider the possibilities of countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Argentina. The friendly ITTO staff members are experts at knowing what good schools are looking for. They will help you to create an international teaching resume, develop your interview skills, advise you on which jobs are best for you, and help you to negotiate salaries. They can offer you valuable information about obtaining a visa and help you to know what to expect from your new employers. Don’t forget – ITTO GUARANTEES YOU A JOB IN MEXICO after taking ITTO’s Teaching Practices Program!
Why should I choose ITTO?
Moving to a foreign country and finding a job is an intimidating, but worthwhile venture. Besides guaranteeing you a job, ITTO is different from other programs in that they are committed to assisting your transition all along the way. We can arrange high-quality, affordable housing for you. We can help you to navigate the city and give you the inside scoop on cultural activities, restaurants and nightspots. The members of our staff are well traveled and experienced in the EFL ESL Teaching field and they are eager to offer their experiences and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We’ll even pick you up from the airport! Why would you go it alone?
The benefits of training in Mexico are endless. You will have a chance to learn about the culture, the language and the landscape — all before committing to a job. Your fellow classmates will be adventurers just like you. It is possible that you will meet your future roommates or coworkers in this network of friends. Together you can explore all that Mexico has to offer, from sandy beaches to tree-covered mountains, modern cities to quaint farming towns. Mexico is the home of tequila, mariachi music, salsa dancing and an amazing cuisine. You will fall in love with the culture, the people and the laid-back way of life all while enjoying a low cost of living and acquiring a skill that creates opportunities for you all over the world. Don’t delay the experience of a lifetime!
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