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The TEFL International training center in New York City is registered with the State of New York. The certificate you receive is your passport to your final destination - your teaching job.
The New York TESOL school is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, close to Times Square. The TEFL training center is convenient for those who arrive in New York by bus or train, within walking distance of Grand Central and Penn Station, and the Port Authority bus terminal. Also nearby is access to New York’s subway system, connecting you with every corner of this gigantic city.
Whatever New York is famous for is just around the corner of the TEFL course in New York City: Broadway with its many theaters, bustling 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 TEFL course, you have convenient access to restaurants, clubs and bars (if you have time!) 24 hours a day. For ardent shopaholics, the city center offers endless possibilities!
The TEFL training center is accommodated in a beautiful, superbly maintained historical building in what is considered by many to be the best area in town. A spacious entrance hall with security personnel in uniform is the first you will see. Elevators then take you up to the floor that houses the TEFL school, overlooking New York City’s amazing skyscrapers.
The TEFL International training center offers spacious classrooms in well maintained, modern, fully equipped spaces that encourage a maximum learning experience. The school is air-conditioned during the warm season.
As ever with TEFL International courses, our professional staff will be at your side during your TEFL training process.
There is plenty of accommodation available during your TEFL course in the vicinity of the school, and from there you can easily access public transportation to get to other places.
New York City hostels feature international guests, entertainment and budget-friendly prices. For those who prefer accommodation in a private room with a family, we may help with different home-stay programs. There are many hotels in the vicinity of the TEFL training center that allow for a luxurious stay. In short: There is housing for every budget and taste.
Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into consideration, and TEFL International will make every effort to honor such requests.
- 1 November 2021 - 26 November
- 4 January 2022 - 29 January
- 1 February 2022 - 26 February
- 28 February 2022 - 25 March
- 4 April 2022 - 29 April
- 2 May 2022 - 27 May
- 30 May 2022 - 24 June
- 4 July 2022 - 29 July
- 1 August 2022 - 26 August
- 5 September 2022 - 30 September
- 3 October 2022 - 28 October
- 7 November 2022 - 2 December
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 during the week before the start of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
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.
What travel documents will I need for travel to the usa?Expand
This information is specific to your country of origin. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for the USA, please contact your nearest American Embassy. There is also a very good chance that all the information you require (application documents, application fees, duration of processing documents), is available on the embassy’s webpage.
What is the course schedule?Expand
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.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
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.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
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.
Is there a dress code?Expand
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.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
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.
What is an average program day like?Close
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.