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Our internationally recognised classroom TEFL courses in Chicago give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to step into your first classroom overseas with confidence in your abilities. The course is led by one of i-to-i’s expert and very experienced TEFL tutors and covers all the key theory and practical elements of planning lessons and teaching in front of a class.
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|9.00-9.15||Welcome & course aims|
|11.00-12.30||Teaching new language|
|1.30-3.00||Grammar & error correction|
(time may vary)
|Teaching Practice 1|
|5.30-6.00||Day 1 reflection|
|11.00-12.30||Teaching reading & listening|
(time may vary)
|Teaching Practice 2|
|5.00-5.30||Day 2 reflection|
|5.30-6.00||Your TEFL future|
The TEFL course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 18:00, on both Saturday and Sunday.
You should take the elevator to the 6th floor where the main lobby is. This is also the same floor where the meeting space is located where the course takes place.
You will get three breaks during the course on the Saturday – one in the morning and afternoon and one for lunch and you will get two breaks on the Sunday – one in the morning and one for lunch.
Bella Bacinos is famed for its amazing pizza; but if for any reason you don’t want to give it a try, that’s not a problem as there are a number of eateries right on your doorstep! Starbucks, McDonald’s and 7-11 are all a block away from the venue; and there are many sit-down restaurants too, like the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, just a two minute walk from the venue.
There is not really a dress code, although we advise you to wear something which you could imagine wearing in a classroom situation – something like jeans and trainers will be fine.
Very professionally presented. The course is concise, full of information, extra reading and tips. This was exactly what I was hoping for. The feedback on assignments is indepth, and clear. I enjoyed the course immensely and i am so glad I chose this company to work through. 😊
To whom this may concern, I have had nothing but the Best in the form of support, both academically and mentally, in that i-to-i makes one feel that this course is not done until it's done, that it can be done and pretty much will be done, by you, the student, even if it takes two years or more. i-to-i has shown that me and every other student of TEFL will be and is supported right up until completion of the course, TEFL. This, with the latest and most up to date and extremely well-versed information and requirements needed to become a qualified and confidently, well certified TEFL teacher. Many thanks again to i-to-i for an amazing experience thus far!
I HONESTLEY HAVE TO GIVE 10 STAR TO I-TO-I TEFL , NOT ONLY I ENJOYED GOING THROUGH LESSONS ONE BY ONE, I SURE LEARNED A LOT. ITS BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY AND FUN. THE TUTORS ARE WELL EDUCATED AND GUIDES YOU THROUGH YOUR ASSAIGNMENTS. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP
I very much enjoyed the course, even more so the longer it got. The tutors' feedback and help was amazing. I think the course is laid out very well and it teaches all the aspects of English teaching. Thanks very much for the experience.
Good morning... My experience with i-to-i TEFL has been phenomenal. The support and personal interest taken by the support and academic team of i-to-i is what separates i-to-i from the rest and as a "businesses" in making sure one does not give up and pushes through. i-to-i takes a personal interest and in ensuring each and every individual doing a TEFL course through them, will see it through till the end and this is so much appreciated. I had personal problems and two months after my course had expired and was uncompleted, I was allowed to resume through an extension and received the exact same support that I grew confident in and accustomed to and more. Once again, my complete respect and gratitude for and toward i-to-i !!!
I really enjoyed the time I spent working on the Level 5 180h course, it was fun and challenging. The course has a very good layout with plenty of important information one needs to be an effective TEFL teacher with a fundamental understanding on how to manage your class and provide a high quality level of teaching. The staff are very friendly, helpful and know what they are doing! The course outlines all the fundamental information you will need to be able to teach students from young ages and help them succeed in learning English as a secondary language. It has comprehensive information on what is expected from you as a TEFL teacher and highlights a wide variety of methods and activities that you can use for a range of different types of lessons. It has useful information for anticipating and solving difficulties associated with teaching younger students, as well as older students, and focuses on creating a safe learning environment that students will feel comfortable in. It will also help you with implementing your ideas into your lesson in a way that is fun, challenging and fair for students. The assessment criteria for the assignments have a high set of standards but are very fair regarding what is required of the learner to achieve their necessary aims. The feedback was very constructive and detailed. It highlighted all of my shortcomings and was well presented with well structured advice on how to achieve my goals, and was especially helpful in improving on my ability to plan a lesson properly. I truly appreciate the work and effort that my Tutor put into my assessments, as it gave me a clear vision of my level of understanding and it helped me build the confidence I need towards becoming a TEFL teacher. Without a doubt this course will help you along your journey to becoming a fully certified TEFL teacher and achieving your dreams! I can wholeheartedly recommend i-to-i if you want to become a confident and successful TEFL teacher. A big THANK YOU to Tim Keeley and everyone at i-to-i for helping me along my journey! I really look forward to working with you again in the future!
I recently completed my Level 5 Tefl course with i-to-i and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The course was informative, challenging, interesting and exciting. The tutors were supportive, feedbacks on the assignments were detailed and helpful. I am totally satisfied with having done this course and I would definitely recommend it to others.
I really enjoyed TEFL!!! I am now confident more than ever. I now believe I can structure my lesson plans. This is beautiful!
I really enjoyed my TEFL course with i-to-i TEFL. The various course contents are well presented, engaging and easy to follow. The assignments take some time to prepare but they are a good preparation for teaching in the future. When I had a question or needed help the support team was very responsive and got back to me very quickly. If looking for a solid TEFL qualification I definitely recommend i-to-i TEFL.
The i-to-i TEFL team from start to end have been Amazing!! The support they offered was just wonderful! Having a full time job and still battling with day to day duties whilst studying they Assisted with everything and gave me all the knowledge I needed in order to be a great TEFL teacher. Choosing i-to-i was the best decision I've ever made!!! Thank you to you and your team for giving me the teachable knowledge I now have to give to others has changed my life in ways I can never explain. Thank you so very much
I'm pleased with how the tutors grade the assignments and If I had a query I was helped quickly. Thanks I to I
The tutors are really amazing and always welcoming ....I could do this a million times if I have to.
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They are always eager to help. The tutors are amazing and kind. I’m glad I’ve started my TEFL journey here because I don’t think it would have gone any better.
I'm happy to share that I've completed my GA Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at i-to-i. Thank you to Tutor and support team for helping with this. journey.
This company and the TEFL course I did change my life. The course is so thorough and easy to understand and is a true guide to a successful online teaching career. I have seen others and it doesn't compare. If you want to know which is the best...i-to-i TEFL is without a doubt! The assignments are hard which sets the high standards I prefer. The ultimate resource pack is a must. I am still using it as a reference and a backup since memory fails us sometimes. Customer service at i-to-i TEFL is superb. They are prompt to reply (considering time differences) and have exceeded my expectations every time. I recommend this company with pride and thankfulness.
very robust courses that prepare with everything you need to know about teaching English
course is amazing ,the advisors are friendly and extremely helpful
The team at i-to-i is amazing. They are fast at giving response and make sure to always be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Staff are friendly and always giving their best to help as needed.
Indepth, excellently structured and fun course. Packed with information to prepare you for your TEFL journey. Great support and tutoring! Thoroughly enjoying it.
I’m a an Education degree holder, learnt sooo much during this course. I was able to use the knowledge from this course into my normal teaching job also as I am teaching English already. Thank you i to i ❤️❤️❤️❤️
I am so inlove with this couses just the best thing that could ever happen. I would recommend this to anyone who has a teaching heart
It was hard work juggling a full time job and the course. But you need to do what you need to do and it paid off. I enjoyed the course and the must say I learnt a lot.
I am a proud i-to-i TEFL graduate, owing to an exceptional and professional team of academic Tutors, advisors, and customer service representatives that gave excellent support, guidance, and feedback. I would strongly recommend i-to-i TEFL to anyone interested in studying to teach English overseas or online.
Just completed my third assignment. The course has been amazing so far, I am learning a lot and the tutors provide very helpful feedback on assignments. I am glad I chose i-to-i TEFL to get certified. Excited to continue learning!
Proudly i-to-i TEFL Graduate, I confidently recommend i-to-i for Teaching English Foreign Language as the Institution of choice. even with some ups and downs with 1 or 2 Assignments I received support, understanding and guidance from Assessor's, Tutor's and Director's. Many, many thanks again and kindest personal regards. Looking forward to getting in touch to see how I can start the next step in my journey to be the best from the best in my teaching career.
The learning material is thorough and ensures you are able to work through it progressively building on prior knowledge. The evaluations are fairly challenging so you are sure that you are being tested comprehensively and that when you pass you have a good understanding of the work
I have loved every second of the 180 hour course. It has been incredibly insightful and I have learnt so much with regards to teaching and the English language as a whole. The tutors are absolutely fantastic. They mark your work very quickly and provide constructive criticism and excellent feedback. I would recommend this course to any and everyone looking to start a career in teaching English as a foreign language. I am looking forward to journeying through my remaining courses.
I am loving this course. It looked daunting, but it is structured well and easy to follow. Turns out I have a knack for this. I really enjoying drawing up the lesson plans and loved the 3 assignment so far. Just finished my 180 hours course and on to the One-on-One and Business English course. Can't wait to start working. I am super excited for this next chapter in life.
I to I courses it’s not something that you can play with, I was somewhere in one of the college I did the same course I do at I to I campus in one month I was done but I can bet with my hand to cut it off you can’t do 520hours course at I to I campus in one year. I have seen many students who can finish their work and pass in short time but they can’t do what they study to support their lives. The lesson plans I did was hard for me but I did it by my self and I am sure if my teacher give it to me again I can do it again and again. I to I courses are real and heaven I really feel my head is carrying something 😂😂😂😂
Excellent communication and great help
I battled to access my course as I was not sure how to navigate the site. Matthew advised a representative from customer services would be in touch. Within minutes I received a phone call from Leah (bear in mind I am based in South Africa!) Leah advised me on where to access as well as sending me a how-to guide on mail. Excellent service all round, thank you and regards.
A very carefully and thoughtfully prepared course. Thank you so much!
Greetings Leah Burke Where do I start? I am totally in awe from the very first time we connected. You are efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. I know there are many different offers for these courses out there and quite frankly, I was confused until I dealt with you guys. Thank you for confirming by your service that I made the right choice. God bless. I wish you well. Julie Bosman
Victoria Sharratt was a very kind lady, gave information to the point and informed and emailed me immediately so I could understand what the exact procedure would be.
I received the best service from the day I inquired about the course until the my last assignment. They check on your progress and promptly attend to queries. The Cherry on top was the practical course in Johannesburg. It made all the difference and helped me complete my assignments. Highly recommended!
I have really enjoyed doing this TEFL course, you learn so much and at the same time its so interesting. It will definitely help me in the future. Very fast feedback, really appreciate it.
Thanks for the quick and very helpful response.It is much appreciated
I had a pleasant time studying with i-to-i. Your prompt responses to my needs enthralled me. I am so glad I choose this company.
I am very pleased with the i-to-i staff. They have been very helpful with me acquiring the best possible course, throughout my course and my assignments and any help I have needed afterwards. Thank you so much!
I am very happy with the TEFL staff, especially the customer support, and academic staff, especially Catherine and Emily, who have been very helpful, towards me as a blind student, and making accommodations where possible. I will intern give them a full report on where I think the course could be made more accessible for screen reader users, although 99% of the course is very accessible
I-to-I tefl is a comprehensive course that truly does prepare one to enter the vast world of tefl.
I have found i-to-i TEFL to be very helpful , encouraging and when I needed help, my tutor Peter Bowdery really helped me. I'm grateful for the response I received.
Thanks, Victoria for your quick response. I will get back to you should I have a problem to reset my password and get into the site. Regards Lindie
If I ever needed any kind of assistance TEFL and it's Team have been extremely excellent in their service to me and helping me through my course it such short notice I was able to complete my course in time successfully. Thank you soo much TEFL Team!
Assisted with clarifying my misconceptions in an assignment
Yay, I am finally starting my TEFL journey with i-to-i, after many months. Thank you Nikki James for the great service and help to get me started.
I am so grateful for everyone at i-to-i. They have helped me so much during these last few months. I want to thank Catherine as well. She was never to busy to help. She gave the best advise on how to pass on my assignments. I have her to thank.
Mimi Thank Catherine Kilbane for your very helpful assistance. I sent an emails three times regarding my L5 business assignment asking for some advice and you never give on me. You gave a advice that led me to the right direction.Thank you for your never die assistance Catherine. May God bless you.
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