Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
To display support for Chicago teachers affected by the strike and to promote their future opportunities teaching English abroad, Chicago-based International TEFL Academy is offering $20,000 in scholarships to striking Chicago Public School teachers who wish to earn a TEFL certification to teach English abroad.
“We believe in helping our Chicago Public School teachers, want to show our support and offer them additional options in their teaching profession,” said Bruce Jones, President of International TEFL Academy, a world leader in TEFL certification that trains and provides job search guidance to approximately 1,200 new English teachers a year.
“We also want to enable those teachers with a desire to travel the world and teach abroad to receive the training and job search guidance they need to teach English in up to 100 countries around the globe.”
International TEFL Academy will provide one full scholarship for every school day that teachers are on strike for up to 10 school days. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to Chicago Public School teachers with credentials.
ITA will award up to five full scholarships for Chicago TEFL classes (tuition value is $ 1,995 for each place; classes are four weeks, full-time Monday – Friday), and eight full scholarships for Online TEFL classes (tuition value is $ 1,350 for each place; classes 11 weeks part time, with a flexible schedule to accommodate those working full-time).
Once full scholarships have been claimed, additional striking Chicago Public Schools teacher may receive a 50% scholarship discount off tuition for any future Chicago TEFL class or Online TEFL class if they register in the month of September.
“We know teachers are looking for a way to personally and professionally grow, this is an opportunity to see the world and return as better teachers and people,” Jones stated.
According to Jones, a Chicago Public School teacher who earns a TEFL certification and receives job search guidance from International TEFL Academy will qualify for thousands of English teaching opportunities in up to 100 countries around the world from Argentina and Costa Rica to China and Spain.
Teachers are employed as English teachers abroad in a variety of language institutes, pre-schools, private academies and even public schools in countries like Japan, Korea and France.
In most countries, American English teachers earn a comfortable if modest living, but in some countries, particularly in Asia and the Middle East, qualified English teachers can often save thousands of dollars annually after expenses and may receive such benefits as free housing and airfare, free medical insurance, and paid vacation.
“Tens of thousands of American are hired as English teachers abroad each year in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East,” Jones added. “It’s a great opportunity to get paid to see the world as an English teacher and return with greater skills and understanding of the world’s cultures.”
To learn more about TEFL scholarships for striking Chicago Public School Teachers, please visit the International TEFL Academy website.
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, 90% of whom are non-education majors. Internationally accredited TEFL / TESOL certification courses are offered online and in 25 locations around the world. All graduates receive lifetime job search guidance and graduates are currently employed as teachers in more than 80 nations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
For more information, please visit: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com