Our TEFL certification courses in North America are offered in Chicago and New York City.
Students should expect a professional-level TEFL certification course to run from 9 am - 6 pm daily (5 days a week) with 10 -12 students in a class. Student teaching (practicum) is often completed in the evening hours with local ESL students. All TEFL certification courses are taught by experienced university-level professors and incorporate a minimum of 100 hours of academic coursework and at least 6 hours of observed student teaching with ESL students.
See below to learn more about locations, tuition, housing options & other TEFL in North America details.
Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, it is imperative that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.
Take advantage of the one-on-one guidance provided to you by an expert in the field of TEFL. Your advisor has taught English abroad or online and lived overseas. They will answer all your questions and guide you through your options.
Read more: TEFL Course Registration procedure.
Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a World leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. We offer internationally accredited TEFL Classes online & in 21 locations worldwide. We certify 6,000 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online, and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe.
All classes, including our two online courses, are taught by experienced university-level instructors and incorporate live practice teaching (practicum).
All ITA students receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance.
All North America TEFL Courses
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International TEFL Academy offers accredited TEFL certification courses online in 21 locations worldwide.
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Teaches English in Spain
I found other TEFL certifications that were cheaper 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 calls with my advisor 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 and now I'm living my dream in Madrid!
Taught English in South Korea
I loved the Chicago TEFL course! I think my favorite aspect was the fact that we were able to instruct adults at various English levels to prepare us for what was to come. I work 24 hours per week and make $2,200 USD a month plus free housing. I've found it easy to save $700-1,000 each month. I have two weeks of vacation each year in addition to all of the Korean national holidays, which is an additional 20 days - Koreans love to celebrate!
Teaches English in France
When I decided to retire from the corporate world, I started thinking about how I could continue working part-time while doing something I was passionate about. After doing some research and speaking with several ESL training certification schools, I signed up with ITA. I was attracted to their strong curriculum, experienced teachers, and a good level of interaction between the teacher and students. The TEFL course was more challenging than I had imagined but in a good way - I learned so much! I even signed on for the Business English and Young Learners courses.
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