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Our Mission

Here at the The TEFL Institute of Ireland, we live in a world filled with tenses, verbs, nouns and sentences. Good English is a part of the combined bundle of teaching with laughter, lifelong experiences, creativity and not forgetting a bit of music in the classroom. As one of the most accredited TEFL course providers in Ireland, we have a strong reputation for our high-quality learning experiences, and our internationally recognised TEFL courses. We help connect dreamers, doer’s and risk-takers with the best employers to learn about captivating cultures, aromatic smells, incredible sunsets and lasting memories.

We have created this page to give you the opportunity to book your chat time with one of our TEFL advisors.

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Information overload: What TEFL course should I take?
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Friday, 24th July 2020
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The top 6 countries to teach English
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Friday, 21st August 2020
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Meet the team:

So who are we then?

We are a bunch of like minded TEFL tasters…we have been there and done it ALL. Well, almost! The tantalising world of TEFL seduced us all and it is what we all have in common as it’s the one thing that we are all passionate about having done it ourselves. We can tell you stories and give you the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly so that you know exactly what you are signing up for with TEFL.

TEFL teaching is the type of training that will take you all over the globe. It keeps on giving with lots of different opportunities from online teaching anywhere in the world and one to one tutoring to general English classes in Spain or perhaps exam preparation classes in Thailand? Where to go and when is up to you!

There is a whole wide world of teaching positions out there waiting to be explored in locations like Spain, Malta, and Germany to Abu Dhabi, Japan and Taiwan. Not convinced, nah me neither but maybe our team here can convert you:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie

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Katie is our legendary Managing Director in the TEFL Institute of Ireland and she looks after all EVERYTHING, including all of us! She has always had a love of teaching since her days in Mary I in Limerick. So much so, she travelled to Zambia to teach in an orphanage for 3 months and with her background in play therapy, she taught the little tots in Abu Dhabi for a year.

Since Katie started working with the TEFL Institute of Ireland she has visited our partners in Thailand, Myanmar and Italy so you can get the low down on all of those glorious locations when you contact us to take off on your TEFL journey!

Kate

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Kate is our talented, thrice certified TEFL lover who works in sales – I mean hello? She has covered all bases between Online TEFL, CELTA and her BA in Education. Kate’s passion is online teaching and she even opened her own business for teaching English online. She has travelled to over 30 countries from Europe and Asia to Australia and South America (TEFL teaching & and tasting every local cuisine along the way!).

Ola

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Ola is our pretty Polish native who has been through the ranks of TEFL training herself as a non-native speaker. She has been living in Ireland for 13 years, has always loved to travel and visit new, exciting places but decided to settle in the Emerald Isle as she just fell in love with its beauty and people – one in particular . She graduated from UCC with an MBS in Management & Marketing to look after the marketing department for The TEFL Institute, however she is always open for new adventures!

Emma

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Emma is our marvellous customer care executive and is a walking, talking advocate of our 120 Hour Premier TEFL course & 10-hour day course, having done it herself in Cork. As well as giving a warm welcome to all our aspirants, Emma also acts as our resident D.J. here in the office to keep us all PUMPING and even jumping to the TEFL beat!

Caroline

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The idea behind the Institute originated in 2001, when founder Caroline Keevers and her husband travelled to Costa Rica to voluntarily teach English. Caroline was inspired to work in an industry where she could change and improve the lives of others and give them the opportunity to travel the world and gain lifelong experiences.

Leni

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Leni is new around here, but he has certainly proved his worth  on several high-profile projects in course development. His daily roles include making sure everyone is on task, watching the door and cleans the office daily , although he’s not too keen on the vacuum cleaner.

 

Speciality: Taking laps around the Marketing department to see who’s available to pet him.

Michelle

Michelle’s TEFL career spans over 20 years. After graduating with an English degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a TEFL qualification, she decided to teach English abroad for six years both in Botswana, Africa as well as Tel Aviv, Israel.

On her return to Ireland she completed a Master’s in TESOL from the University of Limerick. Since then Michelle has been teaching English to adults in The Further Education and Training Centre in Limerick city. Her students come from over 30 different countries, from Afghanistan to Brazil.

Frankie

Frankie is our newest member of the team. At only 19 years years he recently cut his teeth in the TEFL industry teaching English to teenagers in Poland.

 

He’s currently studying music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. But in every holiday he is travelling here, there and everywhere – with his last trip being to Goa, India!

 

 

Jacob

Jacob Head of Academic Team. DELTA trained Jacob’s international career has taken him across Thailand, Germany and Spain teaching English. His specialist teaching experience includes Cambridge assessment as well as IELTS preparation and online teaching. He loves travelling and his top travel spots are: Koh Phangan, Thailand and Miedzyzdroje, Poland (his partner’s hometown). He said traveling and having experiences that take your breath away!

 

 

Rachel

One of the assessors for the 180 hour TEFL course. She is originally from Wales but has been living and teaching in Spain for five years now. She is CELTA and Delta qualified and have also taught in Italy, Switzerland, Romania, the UK and Greece. She loves teaching, meeting new people and learning languages (On her 6th!). Teaching has opened up new travelling opportunities for Rachel which is her favourite part of the job. She has been to 25 countries so far and she aims to keep going!

 

Sienna

Sienna is one of our talented content creators. Born and raised in Hawaii, she has always had a passion for traveling and teaching abroad. While in school, she studied abroad in Switzerland, Germany, and Japan! After finishing University, she completed one of our internships in Thailand, where she taught English to high school students. She absolutely loves to travel, meet people from different backgrounds, and try new and exciting foods!

 

Montse

Montse is our Partner co Ordinator for Spain. She is a Barcelona native dedicated to the field of education. Her career in operations and project management spans more than a decade; the expertise gained over this time is what she brings to her role as your partnerships specialist on a daily basis. She loves meeting new people so part of her role is to pre-screen you for any positions available in Spain. She loves travelling and her favourite travel spot is Angkor Wat, Cambodia and next to visit on her list are the Maldives.

Becky

Becky is our B2B specialist with a knack for forming long-lasting relationships with our highly-reputable partners globally.
She believes (and knows) that close collaborations with English learning networks are the sure-fire way to achieve the best experiences for you all! It’s all about building on each other’s strengths and learning from one another.

Alongside forming international partnerships, Becky is actually a statistic nut, and lives and breathes all things data. In her spare time, she travels to every corner of the world – laptop packed of course! Right now, she lives in the sunny south of France!

Fiona

Fiona is our marketing intern with us for the next few months. She is currently studying for her Bachelor of Business degree at Waterford Institute of Technology and is working with us for her flexible semester.

Since starting with us she has completed the 120-hour course as well as our 10 Hour Virtual TEFL course and is looking forward to travelling and putting the course to use in the future!

She is a great help to our marketing department & busy helping with our social media, newsletters and our lovely affiliates.

 

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We are one of the most accredited course providers in Ireland, with a strong reputation for our high-quality learning experiences, and our internationally recognised TEFL courses.

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