Varsity Tutors can help you find a New York City TESOL certification course that is led by an experienced and qualified instructor in order to help you pursue your test preparation goals effectively. The TESOL International Association certification program is a well-known program which allows educators who teach English to non-native speakers to signal their expertise and ability. Many of those who complete a TESOL International Association certification program have been able to find better jobs with higher salaries. No matter where you are in your preparation process, a New York City TESOL certification course can be an important next step towards pursuing this certification program.
There are many benefits to attending a New York City TESOL certification class rather than preparing for the certification program individually. The class is conducted online, so it offers high levels of accessibility and flexibility. Moreover, the class is led by an experienced instructor who can share tested exam-taking strategies with you that you may not realize when studying alone. And, as part of the prep program, you can take practice tests and revise them with your instructor to avoid making the same mistakes again.
A New York City TESOL certification class is conducted online by integrating video chat, audio chat, and an interactive virtual whiteboard in order to mimic a real classroom as much as possible. You can communicate with your instructor face-to-face as you would in person in order to ask them questions and interact. Moreover, you can chat with other classmates to collaborate during your revision process and share test-taking tips with one another. This can help you to feel motivated as you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals with similar goals to yours. New York City TESOL certification training is convenient because you can experience all these benefits without having to spend time and energy commuting to and from a physical class location. All you need is a device with audio and video chat capabilities, a stable internet connection, and a quiet study environment such as your dorm room or a study room at a library in your school whether you attend Cornell University, Columbia University, or another school in New York City. The convenience of New York City TESOL certification training extends to controlling the time and duration of your class. There are many online classes taking place, each of which begins at the start of every month. So, no matter how busy your schedule is, you should be able to find a class time that fits into your calendar. In addition to that, you can choose a two-week program if you want a class that meets frequently with a high volume of homework, or a four-week program if you want a class that meets less frequently with a more relaxed workload. New York City TESOL certification class can conveniently meet your scheduling and preparation preferences.
TESOL stands for teaching English to speakers of other languages. TESL refers to teaching English as a second language, in countries where English is a primary language. TEFL refers to teaching English as a foreign language, in countries where English is not a commonly spoken language. The certification programs are offered to educators who wish to teach at the pre-K-12 level, the adult level, or the post-secondary level. These certification programs vary in length: some are a few weeks long, while others take a number of semesters to complete. It is important to note that while such a certification program can bolster an aspiring educator's resume, it may not be enough to allow them to teach English depending on where they wish to work. For example, in the United States, any educator must acquire a teaching license specific to their field in the state where they wish to provide instruction.
Certification programs also include a period of live training and a practical exam after the end of which students can attain certification. These certification programs are most commonly offered by the TESOL International Association, a very large English teaching as a second language association that brings together educators, administrators, and students alike. They offer virtual seminars, online courses, teaching resources, workshops, and job placement assistance. There are three membership types: New Professional, Professional, and TESOL student (for those still attending an educational institution).
There are many certificate programs offered by TESOL. The TESOL Core Certificate Program is a 140-hour blended program, with a portion completed online and another in person. It includes a course covering the foundations of teaching English and a virtual or in-person practical teaching assessment. It is designed for teachers who have less than two years of experience.
The TESOL Certificate: Advanced Practitioner is a self-study program where participants are given one year to develop their own syllabi, focusing on developing one area of English teaching pedagogy. They are required to record themselves teaching a 50-minute lesson and publish an article on their findings and how what they learned can be integrated into future TESOL educators work in order to improve learning. Because this is an intensive research program, it is only open to those who have a related degree and two years of teaching experience.
Another example is the TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program. This consists of 3 courses that are 6 weeks long each and a 2-week project. It covers the practices of online English teaching, mobile support, development, and how to put these principles into action when teaching.
New York City TESOL certification training can be helpful when pursuing any of these certification programs and more. The certification program can be tricky, especially the courses, as they put your skills and abilities as a learner and test-taker to the limit. It is sometimes not enough to be an expert on the subject at hand to succeed. That is where the expertise of your instructor can assist you. They can provide you with approaches that can allow you to participate in these certificate programs more efficiently. The instructors are experienced in spotting common practices that can lead even the most qualified English educators to make mistakes due to misunderstanding the requirements and instructions of the certificate program. Moreover, as part of the training program, you can perform mock tests, whether they are written or verbal, that are designed to mimic those you may face during the certification program. By working closely with your instructor, you can pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and amend your methods of approaching the assessments you face. As a result, you can prioritize the way you tackle the exams during the certification program to score points on the question types you understand well first before moving onto more difficult ones. And, working closely with an instructor can help you avoid making the same mistakes you made during your preparation when the time comes to attend the actual certification program.
These are some of the many benefits you can experience during New York City TESOL certification training. Contact Varsity Tutors today to learn more about this service by chatting with a friendly educational consultant who would love to answer any questions you may have. After that, it is a quick and easy process to sign-up for a two-week or four-week preparation program.