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TEFL Courses in New York City | USA
There’s no other place quite like New York City and TEFL International in nyc combines the professionalism of our training center with the jaw-dropping excitement of one of the largest metropolitan areas on Earth. The city’s incredible diversity, rich culture and impeccable style will delight even the biggest skeptics. We’re located in the best part of Manhattan; it’s safe, convenient and highly entertaining. Coupled with our staff’s great training, you couldn’t ask for a better place to gain tefl certification.
The list of NYC’s highlights is so long that there’s no way you can take advantage of visiting each one while you’re here. Choose from 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, and the list goes on and on and on. If you like the theater, you’ll love Broadway. If you’re into sports, why not visit Yankee Stadium or Madison Square Garden? Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
TEFL International’s center in New York City is recognized by the state of New York and the certificate earned on our course will allow you to work as an ESL teacher nearly anywhere in the world.
Our center is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan. We’re very near transit points such as Grand Central Station, the Port Authority, the bus terminal and Penn Station. We’re also near Times Square and access to a subway system that connects to you to virtually every point in the city.
As well as the sites listed above, we’re also conveniently located near Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. If the arts interest you, there is also the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And in the city that never sleeps, you’ll have 24-hour access to countless restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping outlets during your free time.
Our facilities afford you a spectacular view of NYC’s numerous skyscrapers and the rest of its world-famous cityscape. We’re housed in an immaculately kept historical building in what many consider to be the best area in all of Manhattan. Upon walking into our spacious entrance hall, you’ll be greeted by uniformed staff who’ll direct you to our center.
We’ve got spacious, modern and fully equipped classrooms. Rooms are both heated and air conditioned and other factors will ensure everyone has a wonderful learning experience.
As always, TEFL International’s training staff will be at your side throughout your course and will do all they can to give you the best teacher training money can buy.
Why TEFL in New York City?
- Our international students are incredibly eager to learn English.
- You’ll meet interesting people from all over the world.
- NYC is the most famous and dynamic metropolis the world has to offer.
- You’ll have excellent connections to Boston, Washing DC and other points of interest.
- You’ll be able to explore a side of NYC that the average visitor never gets to see.
TEFL International’s center in New York City has no shortage of great accommodation options. They are all located very near the center as well as access points to NYC’s abundant public transport options.
Hostels in New York City are filled with guests from all over the world. They feature plenty of great options and charge budget-friendly prices. If you desire a private room with a local family, we can help with home-stay options. There are also many hotels in the immediate area and they all allow for a very plush, comfortable stay. Basically, we’ve got something to meet everyone’s needs.
TEFL International will do all we can to cater to your specific requests and needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any specific questions and requests regarding accommodation.Apply Now!
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.