ITA students can complete their live practice teaching in the Big Apple with this exclusive Program.


Please note: This program will be held virtually until further notice.

Looking to combine the convenience & lower costs of ITA's state-of-the-art Online TEFL Class with a week of structured practicum & expert instruction in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in New York City?

This exclusive practicum TEFL program was created to provide ITA Students who have completed their Online TEFL Course with an opportunity to complete their required in-person practice teaching and hone their skills under the expert guidance of instructors in New York. This highly engaging course offers teaching practice with ESL students, lesson feedback from university-level instructors, lesson observations, and individual and guided lesson planning.

This Practicum program is a great way to build on your new teaching skills and gain valuable experience working with ESL students before heading abroad or staying local to teach English online, while also getting exposure to life in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. You'll have a minimum of 6 hours of assessed teaching in addition to over 15 hours of lesson observations.

This Practicum Program is a Great Fit if You Are...

  • Looking for an affordable TEFL certification option that has a face-to-face component - ITA's Online TEFL course + 1-week New York In-Person practicum.
  • Planning on taking the Online TEFL class but still want the in-person, structured teaching experience.
  • Looking to way to gain more experience teaching ESL students before heading abroad to teach.
  • A current ITA Online TEFL course student looking for a place to complete your required 20-hours of practicum.

Practicum Details


1 week, full-time (48 hours).


Must be combined with completed ITA Online TEFL Class. View practicum program dates.


Students should expect to be in class Monday-Friday from 9:00am - 7:30pm (with breaks, of course). View sample course schedule.


This intensive 1-week practicum option is located in New York in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.


Classes are capped at 6 students; Internet access is available at the school facilities.


This is a partner course of International TEFL Academy. All students receive the full benefits of ITA students and alumni, including lifetime Job Search Guidance.

Practicum Content

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers.

The Practicum Program Includes:

  • Observation of 4 hours of lessons taught by experienced teachers. Detailed observation notes to be taken and submitted to your trainer.
  • Planning and delivery of 6 hours of lessons that will be observed by an experienced trainer.
  • Scheduled observation of lessons delivered by a peer (10 hours) which includes taking detailed observation notes which will be given to your peer and your trainer.
  • Participation in feedback sessions following your practice teaching and reflection on lessons taught or observed.


Like all ITA TEFL classes, the New York City Practicum TEFL program is taught by highly experienced instructors.


All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. Further details.

Tuition & Costs

The cost of the Practicum Program is $ 650. Check TEFL Course Dates & Tuition for current discount offers.


  • 1-week Live practice teaching in New-York
  • All course materials
  • Assistance with making housing arrangements (housing costs not included)
  • Lifetime job guidance advice worldwide, including job search workshops during the course


  • TEFL Course tuition
  • Personal Expenses
  • Transportation
  • Housing costs


While your Practicum Program will be a full-time commitment that represents a rigorous academic endeavor, you will certainly want to take time to enjoy all that New York City has to offer including:

  • Central Park, Time Square
  • Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Yankees Baseball Game

Enrollment & Eligibility

Prior to enrolling for this program, you must speak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics; and your options for employment after completion of the program.




Visit our Dates & Tuition page to view dates, any available discounts.

Please visit our Registration Procedures Page & Review our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.

Housing Arrangements

Homestays are a wonderful way for you to fully experience American culture and life as a true New Yorker. Rennert has hosts in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. There is a difference in pricing between our Manhattan and our Brooklyn/Queens homestays. Additionally, the prices will fluctuate based on your preference for meals. All prices suggested below are per week.

  • Homestays (Manhattan):
    • $540 per week (x7 breakfasts included) in a private single room
    • $645 per week (x7 breakfasts and x5 dinners included) in a private single room
  • Homestay (Queens/Brooklyn):
    • $350 per week (x7 breakfasts included) in a private single room
    • $425 per week (x7 breakfasts and x5 dinners included) in a private single room OR $310 in a double room
    • $455 per week (x7 breakfasts and x7 dinners included) in a private single room

Talk to your TEFL Advisors about the different NYC course housing options, as there are a variety of residence hall and apartment options in upper Manhattan and Midtown


Job Opportunities for New York City Practicum TEFL Students 

All New York City Practicum TEFL students receive lifetime Job Search Guidance worldwide from ITA's expert team of advisors. You'll also receive specialized guidance from the local staff in New York for ESL teaching jobs in New York City if you plan on teaching locally.

Read our Country Profiles to learn about the job market for teaching English abroad and online.

Watch hundreds of video testimonials from ITA alumni.


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TEFL Course Options in The USA

Online TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • 170-Hour Online Certification
  • 4-Week Full-time/ 11-Week part-time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10 to 20-Hours Live Practice Teaching


What's included 👇

  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Meets/Exceeds All Industry Accreditation Standards
  • University-Level Instructors
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10-Hours Live Practice Teaching
  • Classes Capped at 6 Students

Chicago TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • University-Level Instructors
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10-Hours Live Practice Teaching
  • Classes Capped at 12 Students

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Kellie Kaufmann

ITA Graduate

Kellie Kaufmann

I found other TEFL certifications that were much more affordable. But I still chose ITA because of their reputation and resources. One of my favorite things about ITA is that you have an assigned advisor. Changing careers and moving abroad was such a foreign concept for me... I had so many questions, I didn't know where to start. I scheduled multiple conference calls with my advisor at ITA and they answered all my questions - not just about the TEFL certification, but about the entire process of moving abroad. The support was worth spending the extra money, in my opinion.

Lorraine McLeggan

ITA Graduate

Lorraine McLeggan

Having met other TEFL graduates - International TEFL Academy graduates are better trained and have so many more resources to pull from.

Many of my fellow teachers had no support resources once they graduated.



Rose London-Hinman

ITA Graduate

Rose London-Hinman

I decided to get a TEFL certification because it was the most common requirement for teaching in the region I thought about going to. I chose ITA because of the incredible support the advisors provide. From the first email when I wasn’t even sure where or when I wanted to get TEFL certified, I got clear information and follow up calls and emails to help guide me to a decision.

Visit the ITA Blog to read more articles and stories by our alumni about their experiences getting TEFL certified with International TEFL Academy, and teaching English online and around the world.