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K.D. - Ireland said: British english vs American EnglishEnglish is the first language of over 375 million people, most of whom live in great britain (61 million) and America (215 million). It is the official second language in many countries, and these States have always looked to British or American english for their standards. However there has at times been resentment against American english importations into British english. American english differs in numerous ways, from pronunciation to points of... [Read more]
Boasting high desert at one extreme, and low glaciers at another, this slim country is a natural wonder full of geysers, mountains, beaches and volcanoes. A breathtakingly beautiful country, and a paradise to the adventurer’s adventurer. You could take all of this away, and yet the extraordinary economic growth which the country has experienced during the 21st century would make it a place to catch the TESOL teachers eye. Five percent unemployment combined with outside investment, mainly from the US, make this a dynamic and fascinating place to work.
The principal language is Spanish, though there are several native idioms in use. The country is eighty-seven percent Roman Catholic, ten-percent Protestant, with one-percent Jewish. The population is sixteen millions, and with a landmass... [Read more]
If you are considering Spain as a location for teaching English, you certainly won't be alone as it has long been one of the most popular destinations in Europe. However, before you buy a plane ticket why not take a look at Latin America as many teachers find that this amazing region is actually a better option for them.
For many people, the opportunity to learn a new language is one of the great benefits of teaching English abroad. When it comes to learning Spanish, the assumption that Spain is the best place to do so is certainly a common one. However, in reality the type of Spanish used in Spain actually uses accents and slang terms that are vastly different to the language spoken in other Spanish speaking countries. In fact, many native Spanish speakers from outside of Spain... [Read more]
As the wealthiest country in Latin America, Costa Rica - the ‘rich coast’ - stands out in stark contrast to many of its neighbours. It also suffers from none of the political turmoil so characteristic of the region. It’s an eco tourist’s paradise, thanks in large part to the governments desire to preserve habitats and species. It’s a fabulous place to experience the tropics, and since it’s comprised mostly of coastline there are miles of pristine beaches, and it is a heaven for those into diving, surfing an any other eco-friendly water sport.
Spanish is the official language, with English, now taught in primary schools, coming a close second. The population is a shade over four millions, fitting snugly into a landmass of about twenty thousand square miles. Seventy five percent... [Read more]
Don’t be put off by the fact that bolivia is one of the poorest Latin American nations. The Andean and Amazonian landscapes offer a breath-taking experience in themselves. In addition to which, there is an interesting class system at play composed of the upper classes - those of Spanish decent; the middle classes - those of mixed race; and the native Bolivians. The interplay between culture and topography make for a fascinating travel and work experience.
Spanish is the lingua franca; however, Aymara - a composite of Spanish and native dialects is also, intriguingly, an official language. The population is a shade under nine millions, and ninety-five percent of those profession religious faith are Roman Catholic, with a smattering of Evangelical Methodism.
In a continent where baseball... [Read more]
The world's fifth largest country has a great deal to ignite the imagination of the traveller. Tropical rainforests, the Amazon basin, pristine beaches are just what comes with the territory. Once one adds in the people, who are often extremely friendly, and the buzz of the big cities, you can guarantee that you are entertaining the experience of a lifetime.
The official language is Portuguese, and the population of one-hundred and seventy millions has plenty of space in the three-point three millions square miles of landmass. Seventy percent of the population is Roman Catholic. Of the remainder there is a significant proportion of evangelical Christians, but also, interestingly, of native animists - those that believe earthquakes, trees, mountains, etc. all have spirits associated with... [Read more]
venezuela is a country where the superlative is commonplace. It has a large landmass, the world’s third longest river, the world’s highest waterfall, and is home to the world’s longest snake, not to mention jaguars, and armadillos. It has great mineral wealth, in the form of oil, and this has led to a thriving economy, much trade with and investment from the US, and, thus, a great demand for English.
Spanish is the official language; however, more than thirty native dialects survive. The population is twenty-seven millions, in a landmass of a shade over three-hundred and fifty thousand square miles. The country is ninety-six percent Roman Catholic.
Quite unlike Europe, for those wishing to teach in a state or private school, there is not the requirement for a PGCE or an... [Read more]
Setting aside Costa Rica and Mexico, which have separate entries of their own, central America offers a kaleidoscope of different climates, experiences, and peoples. Many of the countries in the region are now politically stable and are experiencing an upsurge in tourism. Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Guatemala all have a very different feel within a relatively small geographic area. Belize is so laid back it is hard to imagine doing anything but being laid back. El Salvador’s bloody civil war is now set firmly in the past. Tourists flock to Guatemala on account of its active volcanoes and Mayan ruins. Honduras is the place to get off the beaten track and get back to nature. Nicaragua boasts natural beauty that few can rival. Finally, Panama offers some of the... [Read more]
Whether you are planning a gap year abroad or looking for something more permanent, teaching English in Europe is certainly an idea that is well worth exploring. Every year thousands of ordinary people just like you pack their bags and head off to this extraordinary continent in search of fun, adventure, and a cultural experience that will stay with them for life. As long as you have a solid understanding of the English language you are eligible, although most employers will expect you to also complete a TESOL certification course before you start teaching. Across the continent there are many countries to choose from, all which have their own benefits to offer. However, to give you a head start we have put together the following list of countries that we think are the best for... [Read more]
mexico: What a place. You could easily spend a year in a couple of hours in this hugely diverse and vast country. Whether you prefer snow-capped volcanoes, heavily populated beaches, deserted beaches, superb diving, the hum of the big cities, or the world-class archaeological sites, you would be hard pressed to find a place offering more to the traveller.
On the back of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), governing free trade between Canada, the USA, and mexico, massive investment has poured into mexico, which in turn has created huge demand for English language skills. Be choosy. For the well-qualified TESOL teacher it is a sellers’ market, and you don’t have to dive in to the first opportunity that comes your way. Indeed, TESOL teacher poaching is a popular pastime... [Read more]
The state of Oregon is an exciting destination on the Pacific Coast. Often nicknamed “The Beaver State”, Oregon is blessed with unique natural scenery, including a relaxing coastline, abundant bodies of water, volcanic mountain ranges, and lush forests. Oregon has a history of millions of years and was populated by various tribes of Native American before the first explorers arrived in the area. Today, Oregon is America’s ninth largest state and one of three to have a Pacific Coast on mainland USA. Visitors especially enjoy the many historic and natural wonders the state has to offer year-round.
You will have to get out and about to fully explore all that Oregon has to offer. Get out of the car and hike the hidden paths to embrace the beauty and tranquility of the region. Mt.... [Read more]
In 1837, the first settlement of Madison was set up and named after former president of the united states, James Madison. Soon after the first settlers built their homes, people from all across the country began flocking here. However, long before the American settlers came to the region, Native Americans of the Ho Chunk tribe called Wisconsin and the area of Madison their home. They knew the land as Taychopera (Land of the four lakes), and lived in the areas around Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Kegonsa, and Lake Waubesa. Still today, this area is popular for outdoor activities. Famous man made landmarks, such as the Wisconsin State Capitol, Monona Terrace, First Unitarian Society Meetinghouse and Memorial Union are also famous sites visited by people from all across the nation. ... [Read more]
In a continent where baseball and US television is enormously popular, there is considerable enthusiasm for learning English. However, it is American English that has most currency and is most sought after, not British English. The distinction is noted by locals, bringing considerable advantage to Canadian and American candidates.
Nevertheless, there are many opportunities and, as ever, persistence pays dividends. Those actively looking for work will find it, and be rewarded by the experience of teaching some of the most enthusiastic, fun-loving students on the planet. In addition to this, America is seen as corporate Big Brother. Its influence and presence is pervasive.
Quite unlike Europe, for those wishing to teach in a state or private school, a TESOL qualification is more than... [Read more]
Whilst Spanish is the official language, there are not less than sixty-five indigenous languages. The forty-three million people fit comfortably into a little over a million square miles. The principal religion is Roman Catholic with the remainder of the Episcopal and Jewish faith.
In a continent where baseball and US television is enormously popular, there is considerable enthusiasm for learning English. However, it is ‘American’ English that has most currency and is most sought after, not ‘English’ English. The distinction is noted by locals, bringing considerable advantage to Canadian and North American candidates. Nevertheless, there are many opportunities and, as ever, persistence pays dividends. Those actively looking for work will find it, and be rewarded by the experience... [Read more]
ITTT has been operating in the teacher training industry since 1998. We have developed relationships with many leading individuals, institutes and schools in the English education industry and have established a very successful partnership program in 2013.
Today, we are working with thousands of affiliates through many channels to strengthen each other’s position on the TEFL and TESOL market. In 2019, we decided to showcase our most trusted partners and their role in the global ESL World on this page.
If you are interested in finding out more about our recruitment partners, please visit our TEFL Recruitment Partner page.
Below are some of our most renowned partners that are operating very successfully under the ITTT affiliate program. If you are an ITTT partner and want to be named in... [Read more]
The Caribbean is home to a vast array of small states, ranging from the Bahamas and Barbados, playground to the great and the good, through to Castro’s Cuba - a quite different kettle of fish. In a relatively small geographic space you can take in Antigua, Aruba, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. Of the Caribbean in general you can expect excellent scuba diving and snorkelling, great big game fishing, beautiful beaches and friendly people.
A large percentage of the population is devoted to Catholicism, with a minority of professing Protestantism in one form or another.
In some countries such as Belize, English and Spanish are spoken; however, in most other... [Read more]
Massachusetts is the state with the largest population in New England, the Northeast of the United States. Its convenient geographic gave it the name “The Bay State” as it bordered the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Due to this exciting coastline, Massachusetts is a wonderful destination for outdoor lovers with tall mountains, deep valleys and the best beaches in the region. Add to that, Massachusetts’ rich history as it was the place where the Pilgrims landed and the Revolutionary War started. As you can see, Massachusetts truly is a wonderful place to explore.
In fact, visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of Massachusetts during all four seasons. The mild weather in spring is perfect for camping, hiking, biking and even fishing. On top of that, people love to... [Read more]
The smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands, Ecuador is home to a diverse array of indigenous cultures, lush rainforests, and mountainous highlands redolent of a lunar landscape. The impressive, well-preserved colonial architecture is not to be missed. Though the country has been stricken by a severe economic crises, it has now adopted the US Dollar as its national currency, and this has brought a measure of stability. The ups and downs of the currency and economy mean little to the TESOL teacher. Wages may seem low, but life is extremely cheap, and a comfortable standard of living is a very achievable goal if you don’t sell yourself short!
The official language is Spanish; however, Quecha, a native dialect is still very much alive. At 109 square miles the country is small;... [Read more]
Sweden offers a combination of big city sophistication and unspoilt Nordic wilderness. Since the devaluation of the Swedish crown this now comes with a considerably reduced price tag. Haunting islands and endless tracts of forest abound, and it’s the perfect place for hiking and getting back to nature.
In this predominantly Lutheran country the official language is Swedish, though Finish and Sami are supported as minority languages. English is widely spoken, and so you can expect a helping hand on the ground. With a population of just over ten million you won’t feel crowded out.
Prospects for teachers are good, however, the traditional private language institutes do not feature as strongly as in other European countries. This is because of the well-established network of Folk... [Read more]
If you take our TESOL course in peru, you will be learning to teach in one of South America’s most fascinating countries. Upon successful completion of the course you will have gained a highly regarded and internationally recognised TESOL certificate that will open up the world of English teaching in South America and beyond.
peru has a fascinating history that encompasses the intriguing geometric lines and animal drawings of the Nazca Desert, the colonial influence of the Spanish conquests and the lost civilization of the Inca. Throughout peru you will be amazed by its diverse natural beauty with the powerful waves of the Pacific coast, the soaring heights of the Andean mountain range and the tropical splendour of the Amazon rainforest. Add the excitement of hiking, biking,... [Read more]
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