The International TEFL Organisation (ITO)

The International TEFL Organisation (ITO) is a professional educational body dedicated to raising  industry standards for courses on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESOL)

What We Do...

Online course providers seeking accreditation must demonstrate that they meet our international standard criteria

  Course providers in over 15 counties have applied for and been granted accreditation and moderation by the ITO

Organisations wishing to gain formal recognition that their courses meet accepted industry standards

Internationally Recognized TEFL/TESOL Certificates

Not all TEFL certificates are created equal. As a valued member of the International TEFL Organization, students receive a fully accredited and professional 120-hour TEFL/TESOL certificate. Accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide, our certificates are a global mark of excellence that help you start and develop your career and open doors to exciting employment opportunities.

Lifetime Job Club Membership

ITO members offer their students access to a global daily job feed with over 6000 Jobs. They assist you in finding a teaching job after successfully completing their online TEFL course. There are just too many vacant teaching jobs and not enough certified teachers to fill them. Bear in mind that securing a position ultimately depends on you; a well-crafted CV and a strong interview performance go a long way!

Who Can Apply?

All adults over 18 who are fluent or proficient in both written and spoken English can apply for our member course. You should be generally positive and friendly towards your tutors and students to attitude is everything. No experience or qualifications are required to enrol in a TEFL course. You can log in anytime and take the course at your own pace.

What You'll Discover

Whether you are a total beginner looking for a comprehensive TEFL program, or a veteran seeking to upgrade your classroom management skills, our members have the right solution for you! Teaching English is one of the most amazing ways to discover the world! You can travel the world and get paid for it, you'll meet new people,  learn foreign languages, haggle at colourful markets, and share romances, friendships and experiences in a way a tourist never can!
  • How to be a good teacher
  • ​How to manage a classroom
  • ​How to plan lessons
  • ​A brief history of English
  • ​Teaching reading, speaking and listening
  • ​How to teach grammar and make
    it fun
  • Teaching a new language
  • ​Evaluation and testing
  • ​How to deal with problems in the classroom
  • ​Teaching business English
  • ​Teaching English online
  • ​How to teach English online

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TEFL/TESOL or even TOEFL ?
TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language.” So the student’s native language is not English while the teacher may or may not be a native English speaker or  a speaker of the local language. TESOL means "Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages", which was more commonly known in the USA.  A few years back, you would take a TEFL course and possibly gain a TESOL certificate. But nowadays, both terms mean exactly the same. 

Don't get this mixed up with TOEFL which is a test of English as a Foreign Language. This is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities.
How long does it take to complete my TEFL course?
Most students can complete the course in around 2 weeks, with just one hour per day study time. You have up to three months to complete the course.
Do I have to be a native English speaker to take this course?
No, you do not need to be a native speaker to teach English. In fact there are more non-native TEFL teachers around the world than native ones! 
Do I need to have any qualifications or experience?
No, you do not need any qualifications or experience. We give your the knowledge, experience and recognized certification to teach English online or overseas.
When will I receive my TEFL/TESOL certificate?
Once you complete all lessons with at least a 70% pass mark, you can download your TEFL/TESOL certificate after successfully completing the final exam.
Will you help me secure a teaching job online or overseas?
You get access to our global daily job feed with over 6000 Jobs and we will advise you in how to secure a teaching job after successfully completing our online TEFL course. There are just too many vacant teaching jobs and not enough certified teachers to fill them. Bear in mind that securing a position ultimately depends on you! So a well-crafted CV/resume, persistence and a strong interview performance go a long way!

Summary of Terms & Conditions

We are a teacher training accreditation (TEFL) company and we are not involved in the recruitment process. Therefore, we must not be considered to be a recruitment agency and/or an employer. We will not be responsible for any students/graduates entering into any employment agreement under any circumstances. All job offers from third-party employers are subject to an interview. No guarantee of a job placement is expressed or implied on this website.
Cambridge ESOL Examinations: 
The full Cambridge TKT course is included in the Diploma course or it can be added as an upgrade to any TEFL course package we offer. Please note there is an additional certificate fee for each trainee. The Cambridge ESOL examination board does not accredit or moderate our TEFL/TESOL courses.

We welcome all constructive feedback from our students and members. Please note, however, we have a strict policy against any form of online bullying, abuse, or threats directed toward our students or support staff. We also do not tolerate implied threats of blackmail, and/or public defamation, in return for special privileges. 

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