ITTT TEFL Accreditation
It was recently brought to our attention at Trusted TEFL Reviews that the ITTT TEFL Accreditation claims are questionable.
ITTT is an acronym for International TEFL and TESOL Training.
Firstly, we think it important that readers understand that ITTT TEFL runs multiple websites to sell the same bunch of its course offers.
There are probably more duplicate sites listed under other URLs.
This is an immediate red flag because it shows that this company is trying to muddy the waters with regard to its core business website identity.
Trusted TEFL Reviews took a screenshot of the footer of the accreditation page that lists ITTT’s apparent affiliations.
At first glance, it certainly looks impressive!
ITTT TEFL lists its Affiliations and Partners, and boy, there are many!
Here is that screenshot:
Now, let’s look at the claims and delve into the truth.
ITTT TEFL Partners
The “Partners” are just websites that ITTT TEFL pays to be listed on and pays advertising money to.
A couple of the websites are dubious forums, notorious for a lack of any oversight, and a few of the websites are TEFL review websites that earn their money from the affiliate marketing model which they operate. In other words, they earn advertising money from the TEFL companies that they promote.
This is an obvious conflict of interest scenario because it is in the interests of those TEFL review websites to hide negative reviews and let fly fake positive reviews – reviews that are often written by the TEFL school itself.
ITTT TEFL Accreditation (Affiliations)
The Paris College of International Education is an online program, which is similar in stature to the University of American Samoa – go sand crabs!
OTTSA has been written about in detail on Trusted TEFL Reviews and has been identified as being a less-than-reputable TEFL accreditation body, based in Thailand – which, btw, is where ITTT TEFL is based. Search for “OTTSA” in the Trusted TEFL Reviews search box and you will see what we mean by “less-than-reputable”.
iatefl is an organization that, for an annual fee, will allow any TEFL program or education company to display its logo on its school website.
BGS is God knows what.
The Bangkok School of Management is reputable, but in no form or way accredits ITTT TEFL.
The Teacher Training Council spells “Accreditation” with a “d” instead of a “t” – “Accredidation”.
What reputable accreditation body misspells “accreditation”?
And, what does it tell you about a company that chooses to affiliate itself with an accreditation body that can’t spell “accreditation” correctly?
It appears that Teacher Training Council not only has issues with spelling “accreditation. They also clearly have an issue with dates.
The following are two screenshots from the Teacher Training Council accreditation website – taken on 24 March 2022 and one taken of an archived version of the same page on 19th January 2021:
Furthermore, it is my guess that both Costa Rica TEFL and Will-Excel likely never applied to the Teacher Training Council for accreditation.
It is also my guess that Costa Rica TEFL and Will-Excel’s school names were added to the “Accredited TEFL / TESOL Programs” page simply to make the page seem more believable because people would think that there is a review process to become accredited by the Teacher Training Council (which, clearly, there very likely isn’t).
Given the above information, we suggest treading with caution when pondering your ITTT TEFL/TESOL training options.
There are lots of dodgy TEFL accreditation bodies out there.
We always recommend referring to the TEFL Accreditation Guide when weighing up which TEFL/TESOL accreditation will work best for you:
Take a look at the TEFL Directory for guidance:
The top-rated schools in the directory are top-rated for a legitimate reason.
Stay safe out there!
This ‘ITTT TEFL Accreditation’ post was written by Mia Williams, co-owner of Trusted TEFL Reviews (TTR)
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