A Teaching Job Anywhere in the World Virtually Guaranteed After Just 2 Weeks of TEFL Online Training
Leading global education and tutoring franchise International TEFL Organization (ITO) is set to change the way the world learns the English language, expanding the reach of the proven brand with a game-changing approach to online education.
Singapore-based ITO is hitting the road to growth with a turnkey online platform for TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language, enhancing the brand’s tried and tested business model that has served over 15 countries worldwide since 2002.
“Our focus is to teach English to as many students as possible,” says Amy Flanagan, ITO Program Manager. “By selling the courses, franchisees can duplicate the number of people we will be able to teach. We want to teach English to a million students in the next five years.”
While the market for in-class instruction remains strong, in the past two years, there has been a massive shift in demand for online TEFL courses driven by the explosion of innovative ways to learn in the digital age. Every year over 36 million searches are conducted seeking information on online TEFL – also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)—and online teacher training, according to Google Keyword Planner.
ITO is taking a two-prong approach to growth aimed at people who want to teach the language and others looking to invest in a fully functional location independent business.
The brand is offering a limited number of licenses, 75, for the rights to own and manage the online e-business to market and sell TEFL courses online and recruit other franchisees as sub-affiliates.
“We are offering an opportunity for young people, those looking for a career break, the semi-retired and retired seeking an independent income,” notes Flanagan. “After taking our basic course and becoming certified they can start teaching or marketing English online almost immediately. This means they are no longer tied to any single location, which means they can travel the world, work from home or work from the beach and still have that income.”
ITO franchisees are responsible for managing customer email inquiries and the marketing and promotion of the business. Along with training, the ITO organization provides branding, fulfilment, and needed support along the way.
With 42 existing franchisees, the brand’s planned strategic growth will ensure new brand partners will have plenty of opportunities for grab their own market share to build business.
With English becoming the 'global language', the future of ITO is limitless. Trained TEFL teachers are in high demand, in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and private language schools from Brazil to Thailand to Tanzania. Flanagan says expanding the organization online will reach “millions of potential students,” both young and old, who would otherwise not have the chance to learn English from a fluent, qualified teacher.
“We have sense of what works,” Flanagan says. “If franchisees follow our system they will do well, make money, and have the opportunity to help people in the world, while managing a rewarding and profitable business.”
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