Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are the best places to teach English abroad?

    Due to high demand for teachers in many countries, Asia is by far the most popular region. Europe, Latin America and the Middle East also have significant opportunities for ESL/EFL teachers.

  • What are ESL/EFL Teachers?

    The common purpose of every ESL teacher is to help people to improve their ability to speak and write in English.

  • What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

    TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign  Language while TESOL means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  In other words, TEFL & TESOL means the same thing. These descriptions are generally used interchangeably.

  • Do I need TEFL to teach English abroad?

    We recommend that you complete a TEFL course before you set off, as many countries now require teachers to be TEFL certified. TEFL courses equip you with the skill and knowledge required to teach English to non-native speakers in any country of the world.

  • Do TEFL certificates expire?

    Once issued, TEFL certificates are valid for life. They do not expire. Wherever you are in the world, you can apply for a teaching job.  Your certificate is proof that you have received training in a wide variety of topics, including English grammar, lesson planning, and classroom management.

  • How much can I earn teaching English abroad?

    Regions such as the Middle East and Asia go for as high as $5000 USD per month.

  • How long does it take to get a TEFL job?

    It depends on many factors such as the time of the year, the country you are considering, the flexibility of the teacher, persistence and selling skills are also significant.

  • How long do TEFL contracts last?

    Contracts vary from school to school, but the most common requirement for public/private school is a contract that covers an academic year.

  • What are the questions I need to ask employers before accepting the job?

    To decide whether a job is right for you or not, it is essential to get as much information as possible.  You should be clear on areas such as salary, working hours, class size, student’s age and the resources available to you in the classroom.

  • What are areas of interview questions?

    • your personality

    • work history

    • your future plans

    • classroom management

    • lesson planning and delivery

  • What types of TEFL certification does iTTi Lagos offer?

    You can select the following:


      • 120 HOUR In-Class TEFL/TESOL Certification Course

      • 120-Hour Combined TEFL/TESOL Certification Course

      • 120-Hour On-Line TEFL/TESOL Certification Course

      • 120-Hour Weekend TEFL/TESOL Certification Course

  • What is the difference between the online, the combined and in-class TEFL certification?

    The online TEFL course can be completed online at any pace up to a maximum of one year. The online course provides an affordable option but does not include Teaching Practicum (TP).

    The in-class TEFL course can be completed in the classroom, with a class duration of four weeks.  It is the program many countries require to be able to issue a work visa. Although this course is the most expensive, it includes a teaching practicum that gives you the best preparation.

    The combined TEFL Course incorporates both the convenience of the online course (theory of teaching) and the practical experience of in-class training (teaching practice).  At iTTi Lagos, the combined TEFL course consists of 75% online and 25% onsite or in-class training.

  • What is the meaning of CELTA?   In what way is it different from TEFL/TESOL?

    CELTA means Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, just as TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESOL refers to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.


    CELTA and TEFL/TESOL are internationally recognized because both are initial teacher training qualifications for ESL/EFL teachers with almost identical course content.  The difference is that the TEFL/TESOL course talks about teaching children which the CELTA doesn’t.


    The content of both courses covers the basics of English instruction to ESL/EFL students, with an emphasis on practical classroom applications.  The difference is in the affiliation /accreditation of both courses. While CELTA is affiliated to Cambridge University, the TEFL/TESOL program as offered by International TEFL Training Institute is affiliated to College Of Teachers, one of the oldest and most recognized teachers college in the U.K,  and accredited by International Accreditation Organization-IAO, which provides global accreditation to education providers to serve and assure the stakeholders that the educational programs, policies and procedures of the institute, universities and schools are up to international standards of quality.  IAO assures the stakeholders that their degree and credits will have high acceptability around the world, should they decide to study or work abroad.

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