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Please Note: The New York City TEFL Course will be held online until further notice. Please check out our online TEFL course page for further information.

Offered in one of the top language learning centers in New York City, this internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certification course provides 160 hours of training, including live practice teaching, and provides one of the most prestigious and recognized certifications for teaching English as a foreign language.

All students will be required to engage in at least six hours of live practice teaching with actual ESL students from the local community, providing the hands-on experience that is required to become a professional level English instructor. All practice teaching is closely monitored and observed by instructors, who provide extensive feedback and attention to the student not only during practice teaching sessions, but throughout the entire course.

While most International TEFL Academy graduates earn their TEFL certification for the purpose of teaching English abroad, professional-level opportunities for teaching English are available in the New York City metropolitan areas to those who earn an accredited TEFL/TESOL certification, including the SIT TEFL TESOL certification offered in New York.

As the largest city in the U.S. and home to one of the largest immigrant populations of any city in the world, including more than 2 million non-native English speakers, the New York metropolitan area boasts huge demand for English language instruction.

NOTE: This is a rigorous full-time university-level class. To learn more about what the course entails and how it works, see our FAQs.

TEFL / TESOL Class Details


4 weeks full-time. This is an intensive university-level course.


We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. This is a very popular course and often fills in advance. More information here.


Students should expect to be in class from 9:15 am - 6:30 pm (with breaks), Monday-Friday. Weekends are primarily free for sight-seeing and relaxation, but some homework is required. More info.


International TEFL Academy is proud to offer this intensive four-week TEFL/TESOL certification course for teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) on 43rd street in New York, located 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.

TEFL / TESOL Course Content

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


Like all ITA TEFL classes, the New York City TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students.


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


  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

Tuition & Costs

The cost of the TEFL Class is $ 2,795 ($545 Deposit, $2,250 Balance). Check our TEFL Course Dates & Tuition for current discount offers and to enroll.


  • TEFL course tuition
  • All course materials & course textbook
  • Assistance with making housing arrangements (housing costs not included)
  • Lifetime job guidance advice worldwide, including job search workshops during the course


  • Personal Expenses
  • Transportation
  • Visa, insurance
  • Housing costs


While your TEFL Course 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 course, you must:

  • Conduct an interview and complete a brief application process.
  • 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 your TEFL Class.





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):
    • $520 per week (x7 breakfasts included) in a private single room
    • $625 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 OR $245 in a double room
    • $415 per week (x7 breakfasts and x5 dinners included) in a private single room OR $310 in a double room
    • $445 per week (x7 breakfasts and x7 dinners included) in a private single room OR $340 in a double room

Talk to your TEFL Advisors about the different NYC Course Housing options, as there are a variety of Residence Hall options.

TEFL Course Dates & Registration

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions, review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad, and assist you with enrollment. 

We strongly recommend enrolling in your NYC TEFL course at least one month in advance due to its popularity. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.



Job Opportunities for New York City TEFL Students 

All New York City students receive lifetime Job Search Guidance worldwide. These services and resources include personal assistance from expert advisors to help you get a job virtually everywhere; contact information for tens of thousands of schools; referrals to top recruiters around the globe; & much more.

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

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TEFL Certification Classroom in New York City
Time Square in NYC
New York City TEFL Course Accomodation
Central Park, NYC
New York City TEFL Course Students
The TEFL Course is located in Manhattan, New York

New York City TEFL Course FAQs

How many hours will I be spending in class and on course work during the course?

Students will be spending a total of 160 hours in class.  That equates to 40 hours per week.  In addition, each night students can expect to have about 2-5 hours of homework. The practicum teaching is 6 hours total with real ESL students. TEFL students can expect to teach 1-2 hours per week for 4 weeks. Teaching starts on the 3rd day of the course.

Read more: A Day In the Life of an ITA Student in the New York TEFL Course

How many assignments are there throughout the course and what do they consist of? How many hours of homework can I expect outside of class?

The main assignment students work on is the lesson planning. Students will prepare plans for the following types of lessons:

  • A getting to know you lesson
  • Two vocabulary lessons (one is a group lesson and the other is individually planned and taught)
  • One Reading lesson (individually planned and taught)
  • One Listening lesson (individually planned and taught)
  • One Grammar lesson (individually planned and taught)
  • One lesson on the topic of your choice (individually planned and taught)

Students spend 2-5 hours per night working on these lesson plans.

Additional Assignments:

  • The Focus on Learning Essay (due at the end of week one)
  • Two Extended Reflection Essays (due at the end of week 2 and week 3)
  • The Reading Log (10 responses to articles assigned during the course)
  • The Teaching Portfolio (a collection of all the work completed during the course)
Students spend an additional 5-10 hours per week on the additional assignments above. 

Will I have free time to see New York City?

Because of the intense nature of the schedule, you should plan to do any major sightseeing either before or after the course finishes. 

Will grammar be taught during the course? Are there additional resources in the course materials?

The tenses and a few other concepts will be reviewed. The course focuses mostly on giving students the tools to analyze and research grammar.  A reference library of grammar books for students to use at the school is available.

Is there a textbook needed for the course? Do I need to purchase it before the course begins?

There is a textbook for the course that students will receive on the first day.  Students will receive both a physical and a digital copy. 

What kind of English language learners will I be teaching during the practicum?

ESL students can be from 18-80 years old and are from many different cultures. Some of them are in NYC on vacation; some of them are studying English or preparing to enter university here; and others are immigrants who live here. Each class the TEFL students teach can have up to 12 ESL students. 

The level English language proficiency of the students can vary from beginner to intermediate. 

Are there any specific technology requirements for the course?

The school has a computer lab for students to use, but most students bring a laptop.

How can I prepare for the course? Can I begin working on my assignments prior to the course?

There is a pre-course grammar awareness task. Also, once students pay the deposit for the course, 5 of the articles for the Reading Log will be sent out so students can get a head start on this assignment.

Does the TEFL course recommend housing or arrange it?

The school can help students arrange a homestay, a private apartment, shared apartments or residence halls during the course in either Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn. Please contact the onsite coordinator in order to coordinate accommodations.

What time should I arrive on the first day of class?

The start time of the class can change, but it is usually 9:15am. Students are advised to arrive by 9:00am on the first day in order to get their ID photo taken so please bring your photo ID on the first day.

New York City TEFL Course Comparison


What's included 👇

  • Held online until further notice
  • 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

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

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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.

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