Here you will find a list of International TEFL Academy's

 Online Preferred Practicum Locations 

This is a list of organizations that ITA Students have worked with before and that have requested to be listed with us as they may have openings for volunteers to assist their students. If you choose to apply with these organizations, please note that they have their own requirements, student needs, application processes, and varying availability for their classes and students. ITA is not directly affiliated with these organizations and cannot guarantee that you will be accepted with them.  It is your responsibility to understand their requirements, applications processes, and availability.

**Due to COVID-19, some organizations are experiencing a high number of volunteer applicants, and may not be able to accommodate your request at this time. Please be respectful of these organizations.**

**Reminder: You are not required to work with one of these organizations in order to complete your hours.  There are many other opportunities outside of this list to complete your practicum online. These hours can be completed with with any organization and you are welcome to complete your practicum hours however you wish to, whether that's in a formal classroom, or through private tutoring.

 

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Community Impact (at Columbia University)

Webpage: cifreeway.weebly.com

Organization Overview: "​The Community Impact Freeway connects JEEP (Jobs & Education Empowerment Project) students & teachers to services, resources and information related to their program and beyond." - Community Impact
 
Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Teaching and Tutoring
 
This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

English Language Learners In-Home Program

Webpage: eslinhome.org

Organization Overview: "We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization tutoring ESL, GED, Citizenship study at no cost worldwide. We need volunteers who are willing to be trained as tutors and commit to teaching one or more adult learners a minimum of 1 to 2 hours a week for at least six months." - ESL Language Learners In-Home Program

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Teaching, Tutoring 

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

Webpage: literacycouncilcd.org

Organization Overview: "Our program provides a volunteer opportunity to tutor adults in English as a second language. Students are all immigrants to the United States and reside within Chelan and Douglas counties in Washington state. They are anywhere from true beginners to low advanced students. Many are native Spanish speakers, and many moved to this area to work in the tree fruit industry.

Volunteer requirements of our program include being 18 or older, passing a background check, and committing to tutor a class of 1-6 students twice per week for 90-minute sessions until students reach 40 hours of instruction. Volunteers use Zoom or their platform of choice to teach online over video. We can also offer an in-person volunteer opportunity for those in our local area." - Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

This program offers orientation, optional curriculum, and support. Once students are available, all students assigned to you will be the same level. 

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring  

No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

My Culture Connect

Webpage: mycultureconnect.org

Organization Overview: "My Culture Connect was founded in Taiwan on January 1st, 2009. It’s a not-profit organization that aims to enrich the culture and education of Changhua County. In Taiwan, it is known as Renshi (人師), which means role models or "people’s teachers." Connect and speak (in English or Chinese) with a classroom. Videoconferencing creates an incredible opportunity to experience Taiwanese culture, learn a new language, and have a direct impact on the lives of motivated students (Elementary to High School aged). Videoconferencing with a classroom generally takes place in 30 minute sessions."- MyCultureConnect.org

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Nevy's Language

Webpage: nevyslanguage.org

Organization Overview: "A non-profit organization that helps immigrants to English speaking countries across the world improve their English. Help a newcomer improve their language skills, pronunciation, confidence and desire to feel settled in Canada and the United States from the comfort of your home. Join sessions from your desktop or laptop and according to your availability. Videoconference each week for two hours or more."- NevysLanguage.org

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer observation hours to those who are also volunteering to student teach or tutor. You may request observation opportunities only if you are also contacting them about teaching and/or tutoring.

Paper Airplanes

*Please note, Paper Airplanes has filled all of their volunteer positions for their Summer 2020 session, and is currently accepting applications for their Fall 2020 session.

Webpage: paper-airplanes.org

Organization Overview: "Paper Airplanes is a nonprofit organization registered in the USA that matches individuals with personal tutors for 12-16 week sessions conducted via Skype and other video conferencing platforms. We have five programs, all formed in response to beneficiary demand. Being well-versed in the English language is critical to accessing higher education and employment. Our English Program matches students with tutors, providing a detailed curriculum and personalized training to ensure success. We believe in the power of the internet to transform educational access for those who need it most. We focus on the skills learners need to access future training, employment, and higher education in their country of residence or abroad. Through live and personalized instruction, we further hope to break down politicized cultural barriers and encourage cross-cultural understanding. We know that by fostering personal relationships, mentoring goes beyond the virtual classroom into the lives of both our tutors as well as our learners." - Paper-Airplanes.org

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Preply

Webpage: preply.com

Organization Overview: If you are looking to work with students aged 4-100 in countries all around the world, Preply is a great option. This is one-on one tutoring with students from 170 countries world-wide. Whether you want to teach English or are a native speaker of another language, there are options out there for you. You get to set your own price, clients find you, and you get to interact with students from locations you’ve never dreamed of. You can work remotely when you want and wherever you want!

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Paid Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities
 

Professional English GDL

Webpage: professionalenglishgdl.com

Organization Overview: Professional English is "a leading academy in Guadalajara, in teaching the English language. With the quality offered in our services and our own methodology in constant development, we commit ourselves with our students in offering them the best way to learn." They also aim "to be one of the academies that can leave a mark on each of its students, being a fundamental part of their growth" - ProfessionalEnglishGDL.com
 
Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Teaching, Tutoring, and Observing
 
This organization currently can only offer observation hours to those who are also volunteering to student teach or tutor. You may request observation opportunities only if you are also contacting them about teaching and/or tutoring.
 

Refugee Development Center

Webpage: refugeedevelopmentcenter.org

Organization Overview: "The Refugee Development Center's mission is to cultivate a welcoming, thriving community that collaborates with refugees and newcomers through education, engagement, and support. The RDC typically offers community in-person ESL classes in three locations, however, due to COVID19, we are adapting to running our classrooms virtually. We are currently building capacity for our English teachers to work one-on-one with students through video-chatting or phone calls. In this unprecedented time, we are working to find ways to stay connected to our students and keep them learning." - Refugee Development Center 

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Tutoria

*Please note, Tutoria is currently seeking Spanish-speaking volunteer ESL tutors, though still accepting applications for all ESL volunteer tutors. No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

To inquire about online tutoring options, please send an email to: volunteer@tutoria.io

Webpage: tutoria.io

Organization Overview: Tutoria is a free web application connecting those looking for help with volunteers. Interested in volunteer opportunities tutoring English? Sign up a as a volunteer at https://tutoria.io.

Who we are: We're an all-volunteer team inspired by the impact of free tutoring in our local communities. We've seen the challenges in meeting people who need our help or arranging where and when to meet. That's why we created Tutoria.. - Tutoria.io

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Viet- Skype

Webpage: Viet-Skype

Organization Overview: "A non-profit project promoting Vietnamese culture and English speaking skills between Vietnamese students and English speakers from the world via online conversations. Viet Skype is a project that connects international volunteers from all around the world with Vietnamese students via online conversations." - Viet-Skype

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Wanderlust Exchange

Webpage: Wanderlustorg.com

Organization Overview: "Wanderlust Exchange is an Au Pair organization based in China. Do you want to teach English online but also learn some Mandarin? Are you keen to experience Chinese culture from home? Engage in conversation with children ages 5+ with basic English skills. You will focus on teaching vocabulary and expressions in 10 total, 25 minute lessons (2 per week). Teaching hours are primarily between 9:00-10:30 & 19:00-20:30 China time during the week. You will receive free online Mandarin classes equal to your time teaching English." - Wanderlust Exchange

*Please note, you may only count hours spent teaching English towards your practicum hours, and may not count your additional Mandarin class hours towards your practicum.

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring 

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

Window On America - Ternopil

Webpage: facebook.com/woaternopil

Organization Overview: "Window on America Ternopil is more than a place to study English or a library with foreign literature. This is a space for your realization, communication with native English speakers and interesting people from all over. These are lectures, workshops, film screenings and resources for your development. Window on America Ternopil - exchange of ideas, the opportunity to find like-minded people and spend free time usefully. And it's all free!" - Window On America

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Teaching, Tutoring and Observation 

This organization currently can only offer volunteer student teaching or tutoring options. You may contact them about private tutoring or student teaching opportunities.
 
No observation options are available at this time, please do not contact this organization to inquire about observation opportunities

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