PREFERRED ONLINE PRACTICUM LOCATIONS

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Where To Complete Your Live Practice Teaching Online

Use the below list to find online locations where you can complete your practicum.

Note: 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 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.

If you are looking for more options to complete your practicum, check the following:


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*Note if your organization is listed and you would like to have it removed, please contact International TEFL Academy at studentaffairs[at]internationalteflacademy.com.

Asian Human Services

Webpage: ahschicago.org

To inquire about online volunteer teaching and tutoring options, please send an email to: mbozart@ahschicago.org

Organization Overview: We are "an organization dedicated to helping people become healthy, educated and employed. We serve all who seek our help, with special expertise in the challenges facing refugees, immigrants and other underserved communities in the greater Chicago area.." -Asian Human Services

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.

Aspira of Illinois

Webpage: aspirail.org

To inquire about online volunteer teaching and tutoring options, please send an email to: ksanabria@aspirail.org

Organization Overview:  "ASPIRA was founded in the spirit of community service. Our volunteers play a critical role in carrying out ASPIRA's mission by supporting our staff and making a lasting impact on our ASPIRANTES. The commitment of their time and enthusiasm inspires our students and participants to continue on their educational and career paths"- ASPIRA of Illinois

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.

Change Education SAC

Webpage: https://change.edu.pe/

To inquire about online tutoring options, please send an email to: jmanrique@change.edu.pe

Organization Overview: "We offer classes for kids and adults. We have groups and one-on-one sessions. Teachers will be able to go through our training program which focuses on Agile principles on education and gameful design" - Change Education SAC

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

This organization currently can only offer observation hours to those who are also volunteering to tutor, but also cannot guarantee such opportunities. You may inquire about possible observation opportunities only if you are also contacting them about tutoring.

Community Impact (at Columbia University)

Webpage: https://www.jeepstudent.com/

Organization Overview: "​The Community Impact Freeway connects JEEP (Jobs & Education Empowerment Project) students & teachers to services, resources & 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.

The Dominican Learning Center (DLC)

Webpage: domlearningcenter.org

Please contact DLCcolumbus@oppeace.org for volunteer tutoring opportunities.

Organization Overview: "The Dominican Learning Center (DLC) serves adult learners seeking to improve reading, pass the GED examinations or learn English as a Second Language (ESL). With dedicated volunteer tutors, the DLC assists adult learners to master learning skills and increase self-esteem." - The Dominican Learning 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.

El Centro Latino Advocacy Coalition

Webpage: Elcentrolac.org

To inquire about online tutoring options, please send an email to: lisa@elcentrolac.org 

Organization Overview: "El Centro of Henderson County (Latino Advocacy Coalition) is a multifaceted community center for the Latinx community in the area surrounding Hendersonville, NC. We have served our community for the last 20 years and are always here to help with any of our three departments' services. The three departments are Advocacy, Mental Health, and Education. " - El Centro LAC


Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring and Online Student Teaching

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.

Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services

*Please note, Heartland Alliance requires a commitment of 3 months. ALSO, due to their funding, volunteers must be Illinois residents.

Webpage: https://www.heartlandalliance.org/heartland-human-care-services/

Organization Overview: Heartland Alliance "offers English language classes, one-on-one and group tutoring, job readiness, digital literacy, and transitions counseling to English language learners, including refugees and immigrants" in the Chicago area. - Heartland Alliance

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

Language Parrot

Webpage: languageparrot.com

To inquire about online volunteer teaching and tutoring options, please send an email to: support@languageparrot.com

Organization Overview: Languageparrot.com (LP) is a global online language learning platform that connects language learners and TEFL certified (or in progress), native tutors for private, 1-on-1 online language lessons. They provide targeted mentoring to new ESL tutors and a platform for tutors to complete their 20-hour volunteer teaching practicum and observation hours under the title: Language Tutor (LT).

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Teaching/Tutoring

They can also provide two hours of observation opportunities at the end of the 20-hour practicum.

Practicum LTs are assigned a Master Tutor Mentor (MTMs). They are veteran ESL educators who will serve as mentors to Practicum Tutors before, during, and after completing practicum hours. They will also provide lesson observation and feedback, an official 20-hour Teaching Practicum Certificate, and a letter of recommendation for future teaching employment (a $60 certificate issuance fee applies).

A Zoom account (free/basic) is required to use the LP platform to teach. However, an upgraded Zoom Small and Medium Business Account is recommended for practicum LTs because tutors can record and download their lessons' audio, transcripts, and video. Tutors can share these files with students to review for a comprehensive learning experience. The LP learning platform can provide the upgraded Zoom license ($25) to complete the practicum hours in 1-3 months.

After completing the 20-hour practicum, tutors are encouraged to re-apply as a paid online language tutors on LP or offline ESL teaching jobs in South Korea and China. To apply to become a tutor, please click here.

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

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 1, 2009. It is a non-profit educational organization with the goal of enriching cultural and educational programs in Changhua County (central Taiwan) and nearby areas. The focus is often on underserved rural areas. In Chinese the name is Renshi 人師 – this means “role models or people’s teachers.”

Opportunities available include: Connecting and speaking with classrooms. Video conferencing creates opportunities to experience and learn about Taiwanese/Chinese culture, learn Mandarin Chinese language, and directly influence and impact students elementary through high school. Video conferences are generally 45-minute sessions.

Fulfilling TEFL practicum hours by online volunteer teaching and/or tutoring and/or observing others doing TEFL lessons. You may contact MCC to set up private tutoring, student teaching, and observation opportunities.

Do not overlook the potential to talk to others who have walked this path before you. This can be an excellent opportunity to connect and exchange notes, ideas, and experiences. Opening this door is extremely helpful.

 

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 four hours or more." - NevysLanguage.org

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

Please note that this organization charges a fee for observation. 

Northern Nevada International Center

Webpage: NNIC.org

Please contact nnic@unr.edu for volunteer opportunities (ESL tutoring is available, but not listed on website).

Organization Overview: They are the designated refugee resettlement agency for Northern Nevada and are part of UNR. Their clients are expected to find employment within one month of arrival. Learning English is critical to their survival in their new country, but with classes and tutoring centers closed, they have pivoted to provide opportunities via Zoom. The faster our new neighbors can learn English, the sooner they will become self-sufficient and be able to contribute within our communities.

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring and Teaching


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

Paper Airplanes

*Please note, Paper Airplanes fills positions on a session, or semester, basis and you may need to sign up for them well in advance of a coming 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.

People-Places-Things

Webpage: http://www.pptpdx.com/

To inquire about online tutoring options, please send an email to: info@pptpdx.com

Organization Overview: People-Places-Things exists to provide intercultural communication services to the emerging America that embraces its multiethnic, multilingual identity. Our vision is living in integrated communities which nurture their language and cultural diversity.

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring, In-Person Student Teaching, and Online or In-Person Observation.

This organization can offer online opportunities to anyone or in-person opportunities to those located in Portland, OR.

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.

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 **Note Website Currently Under Construction - Please contact on their Facebook Page**

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.

Tampa Language Center

Webpage: https://www.tampalanguagecenter.com/

Organization Overview: "Our institute is committed to making learning the English language a fun and rewarding experience thanks to our dedicated faculty and staff. " - Tampa Language Center

Type of Practicum Options Available: Online Volunteer Tutoring

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

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 Tutoria

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.