We offer a world-renowned TEFL / TESOL certification course in New York City that prepares you for teaching English overseas, or in your home country. Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach – where English is the only language used in the classroom.
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2) Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3) Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4) Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5) Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
6) Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in New York is to complete a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.
Apply to take our TEFL course in New York City now and soon you could be experiencing life in the Big Apple. However, training in the USA doesn’t mean you have to stay and teach there. If you would like to move on after the course we offer lifetime assistance finding jobs and our certificates are recognised worldwide.
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) PayPal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
There is no other place quite like New York City and our TEFL course there combines the professionalism of our training staff with the heart pounding excitement of one of the largest metropolitan neighbourhoods on Earth.
New York City’s attractions speak for themselves: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, the Metropolitan Museum of Natural History, the list goes on and on and on. If you like the theatre, you will love Broadway. If you are keen on sports, why not visit Madison Square Garden? Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
The city’s incredible diversity, rich culture and impeccable style will delight even the biggest sceptics. Our centre is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, very near transit points such as Grand Central Station, the Port Authority bus terminal and Penn Station. We are also close to Times Square and access to the subway system that connects you to virtually every point in the city. Our facilities afford you a spectacular view of nyc’s numerous skyscrapers and the rest of its world-famous cityscape.
Our course is based in an immaculately kept historical building in what many consider to be the best area in all of Manhattan; it’s safe, convenient and full of entertainment. Our centre has spacious, modern and fully equipped classrooms that are both heated and air conditioned, while your observed teaching sessions will be with authentic EFL students from all over the world. Also, our training staff will be at your side throughout the course and will do all they can to give you the best teacher training money can buy.
Accommodation options include hotels, hostels and a home stay experience with a private room. Costs and options vary so it’s best to book your seat on the course early. Once you have done so, you will be able to reserve the accommodation of your choice.
The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.
The ITTT training centre in New York City is registered with the State of New York and the certificate you receive upon completion of the course will be your passport to your final destination – an exciting new career in EFL teaching. Our New York school is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, close to Times Square. The TEFL training centre is convenient for those who arrive in New York by bus or train and is within walking distance of Grand Central and Penn Station, as well as the Port Authority bus terminal. Also nearby is access to New York’s subway system which will connect you to every corner of this incredible city.
Whatever New York is famous for is just around the corner of the TEFL course in New York City: Broadway with its many theatres, Times Square, Central Park with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History, New York Public Library, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. During your New York TEFL course, you will have easy access to restaurants, clubs and bars (if you have time!) 24 hours a day. And for shopaholics, the city centre offers endless possibilities.
The New York TEFL training centre is accommodated in a beautiful, superbly maintained historical building in what is considered to be the best area in town. Our course is located high up in the building where you will overlook the spectacular New York City skyline. The training centre offers spacious classrooms that are well maintained, modern and fully equipped to encourage the maximum learning experience. The school is also fully air-conditioned during the warm summer months.
It is no surprise that a city the size of New York has plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences. You will find many options in the immediate vicinity of the school or you can stay further away and use the city’s extensive public transport system to travel to and from your classes.
You will have the choice of several backpacker style hostels, with both dorm rooms and private rooms available at budget-friendly prices. For those who would prefer a bit more luxury then there are also plenty of good quality hotels to choose from within easy reach of the training centre. We can also arrange a home stay type option where you can stay in a private room within the home of a local family in the city. In short: we can arrange accommodation for every budget and taste.
Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into consideration, and we will do all we can to ensure your individual needs are catered to.
The accommodation fees are USD $1120 and up, plus a booking fee of $150, and are not part of the course price, you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and New York City itself.
Please pay the balance of the course fee directly to the New York City school on or before the first day of the course. You will receive an invoice before the first day. The course fee is payable in US dollars at the current exchange rate. The payment can be made in cash, traveler’s checks, or by credit card. Please note that we are unable to accept banker’s drafts or personal checks.
Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.
Course attendees have three options in terms of accommodation:
New York City Hostels
For all those who love to be on Times Square or in the immediate vicinity, we suggest hostel accommodation. Good choices are the Times Square West Hostel, the Times Square Dream Hostel and the Swiss Hostel. Beds in a multi-bed dorm start at US$ 30 per night (depending on availability). We suggest using hostels that are below 110th Street in Manhattan.
Home Stays in New York City
Another popular option is to stay with a local family on a home stay basis. Trainees are given a private room with shared bathroom facilities. Prices for this option start at around US$ 700 per month. Please see your deposit acknowledgement for more details on our home stay program.
Hotel Rooms in New York City
These are available in all star ratings and price categories.
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During the first week, classes heavily concentrate on learning about ESL teaching principles and methods. Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and several short breaks throughout the day. During these sessions trainees learn about classroom management, grammar, phonology, culture and other practical aspects of the course.
Students start their teaching practice in the middle of the second week. The lessons are given to the New York ESL students at the TEFL/TESOL Training Institute. These lessons are followed by immediate feedback from the instructors. We aim to provide six to ten hours of observed teaching practice over the four-week course.
On Fridays, trainees review and do assignments in the morning and are then free after 1:00 p.m. Weekends are also free. They are, however, encouraged to take their books with them wherever they go, so they can study. In addition to these hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments.
We use local immigrant students for the trainees’ teaching practice. These students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
On average, we have around seven trainees on each course. The participants come from a wide variety of English speaking countries and we also accept non-native speakers of English with a high proficiency in the language.
When you are not teaching, attire can be casual. However, please bear in mind that we enjoy four seasons in New York: spring, summer, fall and winter. Between November and the end of February, the temperature may fall below freezing so a winter coat, a hat, a scarf and mittens/gloves are recommended. In March, temperatures begin to rise and New Yorkers start wearing t-shirts, shorts and sandals, although you should still bring something warm to wear in case of a few additional cold days. From the end of May to the beginning of September, the temperature varies between warm and very hot and there is also a high probability of short, heavy showers. During September and October the temperature is usually around a cool 55 °F.
During your teaching practice, attire should be smart and conservative. Your shoulders must be covered and skirts or trousers must cover your knees when you are sitting down. Women are advised to be careful that your shirts are not too low cut or show your stomach as you may need to lean over to help a student sitting at a desk. Jeans, shorts and flip-flops are not acceptable during teaching practice. Shoes or sandals should be conservative.
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We encourage you to bring a laptop as the training center has excellent high-speed internet connections, including wireless. There are also a number of internet cafes nearby. Should you require a computer for coursework and lesson planning at the school, we have a computer available.
During the first week, classes heavily concentrate on learning about EFL teaching principles and methods. Classes start at 9:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm with an hour lunch from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and several short breaks throughout the day. Trainees learn classroom management, grammar, phonology, culture, and other practical aspects of the course.
Students start teaching practice at the beginning of the second week. The lessons are given to the New York ESL students at TEFL/TESOL Training Institute. These lessons are followed by feedback from the instructors. We aim to provide 8 to 10 hours of observed teaching practice over the four weeks.
On Friday, trainees are free after 1:00 pm, and the weekend is theirs. They are, however, encouraged to take their books with them wherever they go, so they can study. In addition to those hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments.
During the course you will learn a little of another language using the same techniques as you will use to teach English. This is so that trainees can see the problems that students will face from their perspective.