Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 11, 2012
A world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad, International TEFL Academy has announced that to commemorate Veterans Day, the school will offer $500 scholarship discounts to all veterans and active members of the U.S. Military, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and City Year.
The scholarships will reduce tuition for veterans and others who qualify from $1,350 to $850 for ITA’s internationally accredited online TEFL classes and from $1,995 to $1,495 for TEFL certification in Chicago, home of International TEFL Academy’s world headquarters.
The TEFL courses provide an internationally accredited TEFL certification, qualifying graduates to teach English abroad at thousands of English teaching job locations around the world. Students and graduates will also receive lifetime job search guidance to assist them in gaining employment as English teachers in dozens of countries from Asia and Europe to Latin America and the Middle East.
“We want to recognize and reward the commitment to public service displayed by those in the military as well as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and City Year,” said Bruce Jones, President of International TEFL Academy, a world leader in TEFL certification that trains and provides job placement assistance to approximately 1,200 new English teachers a year.
“It is our hope that these scholarships will enable those who have served and volunteered for the benefit of others to live their dream of living and traveling abroad,” Jones added.
“Many of those who have served in the military or the Peace Corps, especially, have had a taste of living and traveling overseas. TEFL certification and teaching English abroad provides a very viable way for them to pursue thousands of employment opportunities abroad while continuing to serve others.”
According to the International TEFL Academy, 250,000 English speakers are employed as English teachers in more than 100 countries around the globe each year. Jones says that 90% have no background in education or professional teaching experience, and up to a quarter do not hold a four-year degree.
“One of the myths out there is that you need to be a professional teacher to get hired to teach English abroad, but this is not at all the case,” Jones said. “These TEFL classes provide the skills and qualification that non-teachers need to gain employment and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime teaching English as a foreign language abroad.”
Those interested in learning more about International TEFL Academy scholarships for military personnel and veterans, and those who have participated in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and City Year can do so by visiting the ITA website or calling 877-610-1337 or 773-634-9900.
International TEFL Academy (ITA) is a world leader in training and certifying English speakers to teach English abroad. Based in Chicago, IL, ITA trains more than 1,200 English teachers annually and offers internationally accredited TEFL-TESOL certification courses online and in 25 locations around the world. All students and graduates receive lifetime job search guidance and graduates are currently employed as teachers in more than 50 nations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
For more information, please visit: http://www.InternationalTEFLAcademy.com.