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About Manhattan College
A person-centered educational experience. Established in 1853, Manhattan College views teaching as a vocation as well as a profession. It is committed to providing a person-first education approach that encourages personal development, professional success, civic engagement and community service.
Broad learning and rigorous technical training. Manhattan College seeks to combine a comprehensive education in all subjects alongside technical training to ensure professional success after graduation.
With a focus on providing education to those most in need, Manhattan College is proud to have many students in their diverse student body be the first in their families to attend university. The dedicated faculty impress upon their students the importance of giving back to the community.
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Enroll in TEFL
There are no prerequisites to enroll in this TEFL course, so enrollment can be completed at any time and you can begin the course instantly!
Complete the online training portion of your course
On average, students finish in 6 - 12 weeks with 2 - 3 hours of study a day.
Select and complete your two-week practicum in NYC
If you choose the practicum you will work in an English language classroom for 10 days alongside highly qualified and experienced ESL instructors.
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Who is a TEFL certification for?
Current university students and recent graduates
A university graduate, or soon-to-be graduating student, seeking an exciting opportunity to work, travel and broaden their horizons.
Job seekers and career changers
People new to teaching with no formal teaching experience, with or without a teaching license or qualifications.
New and experienced teachers looking to supplement their income from home or university graduates seeking a remote work opportunity while traveling.
120-hour Course Curriculum + 20-hour practicum
This course is a blended format comprised of a 120-hour 100% online training plus a 20-hour in-person practicum. The course curriculum introduces you to the fundamentals of teaching, equips you to teach English and prepares you to become an active member of your international community. You may choose to complete the online training independently or register for the full 140-hour course which includes the practicum.
120-hour course curriculum
|Module 1||Intro to TEFL||10 hours|
|Module 2||Components of Language||5 hours|
|Module 3||The Role of Teachers||5 hours|
|Module 4||Lesson Planning Foundations||10 hours|
|Module 5||Effective Classroom Skills and Management||10 hours|
|Module 6||Teaching Reading||7.5 hours|
|Module 7||Teaching Listening||7.5 hours|
|Module 8||Teaching Writing||7.5 hours|
|Module 9||Teaching Grammar||7.5 hours|
|Module 10||Teaching Speaking||7.5 hours|
|Module 11||Resources, Games and Materials||7.5 hours|
|Module 12||Teaching Pronunciation||7.5 hours|
|Module 13||Teaching Vocabulary||7.5 hours|
|Total Hours||100 hours|
Culturally Responsive Teaching
|Module 1||What Is Culture?||1.5 hours|
|Module 2||The Teacher’s Perspective||1 hour|
|Module 3||The Student's Perspective||1 hour|
|Module 4||The Home-School Connection||1.5 hours|
|Total Hours||5 hours|
|Module 1||What are Digital Literacies?||2 hours|
|Module 2||Integrating Technology into Instructional Strategies||3 hours|
|Module 3||The SAMR Model||2 hours|
|Module 4||The Flipped Classroom||2 hours|
|Module 5||Using Social Media in the ESL Classroom||2 hours|
|Total Hours||11 hours|
Social-Emotional Learning & Classroom Community Building
|Module 1||Developing Relationships||2 hours|
|Module 2||Holistic Practices||1 hour|
|Module 3||Your Classroom Environment||1 hours|
|Total Hours||4 hours|
20-hour practicum (optional)
|Day 1||Classroom Management & Technology|
|Days 2-10||Classroom teaching w/co-teacher & observation feedback sessions|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! As an internationally recognized qualification to teach English abroad, a TEFL certification is a common requirement set by most international employers. While you may come across the occasional job posting where a TEFL certification is not explicitly listed as a requirement, being TEFL certified will help you stand out among other candidates when applying for jobs teaching English abroad.
This course is a blended format. Your first 120-hours of TEFL training will be 100% online and self-paced. You can then choose to gain in-person classroom experience with a two-week practicum on the Manhattan College campus in Riverdale, NYC.
There are no prerequisites for the online course and it is completely self-paced so you may begin at any time.
The in-class practical experience will resume in the summer of 2021.
A TEFL certification is the ESL qualification of choice for hiring schools all around the world, however, there’s no single international accrediting body in place (yet) to govern TEFL course standards.
No accrediting body also means there is no single organization regulating the quality of TEFL courses, so anyone can create and sell a TEFL course. This accounts for the huge range in both price and quality of the sometimes overwhelming number of TEFL course offerings currently on the market.
As a general rule, a reputable online TEFL course should come in around the $1,000 USD mark. A reputable TEFL practicum should be at least 20 hours and should cost approximately an additional $1,000.
On average, this TEFL course takes approximately 6-12 weeks to complete. However, the course is completely self-paced and students are given one year to complete it.
The practicum may be completed anytime after completion of the online course.
For more answers to common questions related to getting TEFL certified, check out our guide to TEFL certification.