Here you will find some reviews on MyTEFL and ITTT. Unlike some other sites these reviews do not include affiliate links which you will soon learn more about.

Are ITTT and MyTEFL legit? Well, it depends what you mean by legit, but I am going to share my observations, insights as a teacher (started in 2004) and some unbiased reviews which might help. I haven't actually taken a course with either one, so you can take this with a grain of salt.

First we'll talk about MyTEFL, then iTTT and then their accreditation which is the same.

Why do so many blogger$ review MyTEFL? 

I always see bloggers reviewing and recommending MyTEFL. But if you look closely you will see that there is a reason why. That reason is because they are making money off of you when you buy a course after clicking on the link to their website.

Here is an example of MyTEFL's affiliate marketing.

MyTEFL affiliate marketing advertisement

The whole beach thing is also frequently used to market some TEFL courses, but something to keep in mind is that you don't teach on a beach.

Just so you know

If you google "MyTEFL reviews" many of the sites on the first few pages are by affiliates.

  • farangdom.com
  • bestonlinetefl.com
  • cheapteflcourses.com
  • twomonkeystravelgroup.com
  • thebrokepackbacker.com
  • hungrypartier.com

Those pages all include affiliate links.

Should you care? Well, they are written by someone who is making a commision by recommending that course. So you could say that they have financial motives.

Also the following sites have reviews written by different people, yet they are also affiliate sites.

  • goabroad.com
  • gooverseas.com
  • teflcoursereview.com

MyTEFL review on Reddit

Reddit is a pretty good place to get a variety of opinions on things. Although there may be undercover marketers there is no affiliate marketing allowed on Reddit, so it can be a little less biased as the community definitely doesn't encourage marketing.

I found a couple posts there about them.

"Also, remember that mytefl has a good affiliate program which pays anyone that brings them students (not a bad thing, just a marketing strategy) so it will be difficult to find impartial reviews about the company." - James-Lang

My thoughts

Yes, as I previously mentioned finding impartial reviews about MyTEFL on many sites will be difficult.

"Can't speak to myTEFL's job assistance specifically, but in general you don't really need a TEFL course's assistance for Korea. Plenty of job postings, recruiters, direct hires, EPIK (the ministry of education's program) that you can easily navigate yourself." - Cormore

My thoughts

I agree. I took a TESOL course that offered "guaranteed jobs", but they had very few jobs where I wanted to teach. You can find many more jobs on your own. I previously wrote about TEFL course job placement.

"I'm currently doing one on myTEFL.net. So far it's okay. I don't think it's a waste of money (especially if it is required for your job and you have no prior experience teaching in a classroom.)

They have a bunch of sales to get a certain percent off of your course...

...How quick you do it is up to you, it's all go at your own pace with quizzes every so often. I'm about 1/4 done with it and its not super difficult or anything, just pay attention!" - fangmeiya

Now we'll talk a bit about iTTT and then the accreditation after that.

Are iTTT's reviews biased or unbiased?

Both iTTT and MyTEFL do some affiliate marketing and as mentioned before that means that bloggers and others get a cut when they recommend their courses. 

Here's an example from Quora.

ittt review affiliate

You can see the affiliate link when you hover over it. It says, www.teflcourse.net/?cu=lindagoesesl

There's also no such thing as "international accreditation".

So do you think an affiliate review is an unbiased review?

iTTT looks kinda spammy

I don't know much about their courses, but there is one thing I noticed...

Over the years I noticed that iTTT's site showed up in the search results and sometimes it was the same page with a different url. I did a little research with an online tool and found 9 different url's for their home page. See for yourself:

  • teflcorp.com
  • tefl-certificate.net
  • tefl-tesol.net
  • tefl-course.com
  • teflcourse.net
  • tesolcourse.com
  • tefllife.com
  • teflinternational.com
  • teflcourse.net

If you go to any of those above pages you will find a page that looks the same. I think this might be pre-2010 SEO because it's really spammy.

iTTT TEFL course review

This is a review on a blogger's site that doesn't appear to be an affiliate.

"In the ITTT online TEFL Course, there are 20 units in total and a final test. I did about 2 to 4 units a day (depending on how many was in the zipfile) and completed it in about six to seven days. It was well under 100hrs worth, 60 max, including the final test."

"They had a good competitive price and the course content was adequate. I feel like I learnt enough to at least give teaching English a good go. When I signed up though it said that I’d get a free course (business or children) which they refused to give me, saying that it was only for those that chose tutor support." - Bertahan Luxing

ITTT and MyTEFL's accreditation

"OTTSA is one of those empty-shell 'accrediting' organizations that exists solely to make it look like a place has been accredited. They don't have a physical address, a phone number, nor indeed any indication of even what country they are in. Two-thirds of their 'accreditations' have been awarded to ITTT, and the only place you can find a reference to them is from the 'schools' they have 'accredited'." - Annaeus

You should know that TEFL accreditation isn't actually a requirement for TEFL courses. There is also no one accrediting body for this.

Despite the fact that it isn't required it is apparently a form of social proof and trust for some people as many are searching Google for "accredited TEFL courses". So over the last month or so I have emailed a few different accreditors in TEFL which included OTTSA (who "accredits" ITTT & MyTEFL) and Accreditat.

The guy from Accreditat responded pretty quickly. However, OTTSA never responded and I actually have sent them 2 different emails inquiring about getting accreditation. And since they haven't responded I am questioning the validity of it and the courses that it accredits.

Is their accreditation legit?

OTTSA claims to accredit some courses by MyTEFL and ITTT.

It is said that sometimes the accreditor and the company are the same. That's when the course provider and the "accreditor" are actually the same person(s) with the accreditor using a different name. Here's a definite example here.

OTTSA only claims to accredit these companies and another company. The other doubts I had may have been from an article about MyTEFL that I read by Alex Case.

I mean if you really want to do business and make money then why wouldn't you respond to inquires from a potential client?

Again I sent 2 emails. The first I sent directly on 8/8/2017 from my hotmail account. And the second email I sent using the form on their website on 9/15/2017. If they actually reply then I'll update this article, yet it's now June 21st, 2018 and they still haven't replied. 


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