Duration: Combined TEFL Certification (75% online theory/25% onsite teaching practices)
Hours: 120 Hours Total
Total Course Tuition: $2,000 USD
Booking Fee: $500 USD
Why take your TEFL Course in USA?
San Francisco is one of the most attractive tourist locations in the United States, so plenty of tourists and international students visit there. There is a lot of work for English teachers as a result. During the training, we help TEFL students set up a professional resume and supply them with information on how to get in touch with their prospective schools. Every student receives a free San Francisco CityPass with unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, and cable cars for seven days and free entrance tickets to four of the most spectacular sights.
Study in San Francisco
Accommodated in a beautifully modernized building downtown, the school is located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, close to AT&T Park! During your teaching practices, you will be teaching real EFL students, who are local immigrants or visitors who have come to explore San Francisco. During the TEFL training in San Francisco, we help students set up a professional resume and supply information on how to get in touch with prospective schools in the area.
Accredited TEFL Program
Our TEFL course in USA has successfully met all of the International Accreditation Organization (IAO)’s accreditation requirements and, as a result, our program has been awarded Full Accreditation by IAO. Our institute has been awarded Full Accreditation after being evaluated under the International Accreditation Organization’s standards of global best practices in: Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance. IAO’s full accreditation is a proof that we offer education that is on par with global education standards and that our institute is fully committed towards continuous improvement in the ever-evolving field of education.
120-Hour Combined TEFL Certification
(75% on line/25% on site Teaching Practices in San Francisco)
The certificate of this is the same as the one issued upon completion of the on-site program. This is due to the 7-day teaching practicum in San Francisco that comes with the combined course.
Classes run between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Our accredited Combined TEFL course in USA connects online with on-site training. The first stage is to study the principles and theories of TEFL online, at your own pace. After completion of the theory segment of our TEFL Course in USA, you will attend one of our training centers for seven days of practical teaching of real EFL/ESL students. This combined certification is ideal if you do not have the time the intensive nature of an on-site TEFL course, but would like to get real teaching practice (something a lot of schools prefer to see, especially when they pay in the upper salary range). The combined course features the same components as an on-site course and results in 120-hour TEFL certification. The course comes with full career-support services.
2017 Course Dates
10 July – 14 July
7 August – 11 August
11 September – 15 September
2 October – 6 October
30 October – 3 November
27 November – 1 December
Included features within Total Course Fee:
120-Hour Combined TEFL/TESOL Course Description
The academic program of the combined TEFL Course in USA is essentially the same as the one of the on-site course. The difference is that the trainees work on the theory in an on-line segment under the guidance of a tutor. They do the practical teaching and project work during a seven-day attendance in one of the centers.
ON-LINE THEORY COMPONENT
Topics include the following:
· Lesson planning
· Classroom management
· Approaches to language learning
· A “methodical” history of language teaching
· Current methodologies
· Developing speaking, writing, reading and listening
· Teaching vocabulary, grammar and phonology
· Basic concepts in language assessment
· Practical classroom applications in assessing students
· The importance of giving feedback
· Teaching across proficiency levels
· Teaching across age levels
· Socio-cultural development
· Theater techniques
· Textbook review and evaluation
· Using songs and chants
· Using video and computer-assisted learning (CALL)
How to Teach English Grammar
Inputs cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb tenses, conditionals and modals, phrasal verbs and reported speech. The participants of the TEFL Course in USA experience how to present grammar concepts in the EFL/ESL classroom in an interesting way while reviewing it at the same time.
How to Teach Accent Reduction (phonology)
Covering phonemics, rhythm, stress, intonation, place & manner of articulation, and connected speech. Trainees learn how to assess a student’s accent in order to design a program to reduce (or even eliminate) it.
Besides daily teaching of actual EFL students, the teaching practicum focuses on the same projects students of the on-site program must complete.
· Foreign Language Learning Experience
· Student Evaluation Project
· Teaching Practice and Observation
All teachers have to complete:
· 3 hours of observing experienced teachers
· 3 hour observing professionally developed video
· 6 hours of peer observation
· a minimum of 6 hours of observed, individual teaching practice with EFL classes.
Trainees’ assignments on the TEFL course in USA will be evaluated according to a specific set of assessment criteria, as listed below, all of which are also specified on the information header sheets attached to each relevant assignment. The assessment criteria for the Language Awareness component of the course include the requirements for the Phonology and Grammar Tests. You will also be evaluated on the following:
Teach to Travel Academy expects its trainees of the TEFL Course in USA and other locations to meet the certain standards during their attendance on the course and throughout their subsequent stay.
Trainees are asked to:
· Observe the laws of the host country.
· Practice culturally sensitive behavior.
· Encourage tolerance and cross-cultural understanding in the classroom.
· Act with responsibility, reliability and professionalism both in and out of the classroom.
· Be aware of acceptable behavior for teaching in foreign schools.
· Trainees are expected to adopt the trainers’ advice on social etiquette as related to their role as aspiring teachers.
· Dress and act with appropriate decorum.
· Adopt teaching approaches that are culturally appropriate to their students.
· Develop an interest in the host country’s language and culture.
· Encourage their students to act in a socially responsible manner.
As a graduate of our TEFL course in USA, you can find work in language schools, private schools, colleges and universities. Colleges and universities tend to hire language teachers as adjuncts. Most programs accept applications all year around, but teachers can expect to teach during the fall, spring and summer.
There are numerous language schools in the city. However, because of the number of qualified applicants, these positions can be very competitive. Language schools are selective and will expect all candidates to possess a university degree and TEFL or TESOL certificate in order to qualify for positions.
Teachers working for language schools are generally paid an hourly rate. Teachers in colleges and universities can expect a monthly salary instead.
The hourly salary varies dramatically depending on the school (from about $18 – $25 USD per hour). At the university, the part-time salary is $3,500 USD for teaching a 14-week class, which meets 3 times per week.
We will provide more detailed information during our training program.
Travelling to San Francisco
San Francisco’s Downtown, the Golden Gate and the Night bus tours show you all of the best sights & sounds of the city. Enjoy entirely live narrated 90-minute tours of San Francisco’s most famous sites, with professional and entertaining tour guides. To get the full experience of the San Francisco’s charm, you’ll have to hop on board of a trolley or cable car. San Francisco’s cable car system is the last of its kind in the United States, and is considered one of the main tourist attractions.
Although it stretches only seven miles, San Francisco is packed with a variety of activities that’s sure to please outdoor and food lovers and curious wanderers of all ages. The Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see, and so is Alcatraz Island, the infamous, and now closed, federal prison. And instead of spending all your time around the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf, you can discover a more authentic side of San Francisco by strolling through the diverse Mission District or the charming Nob Hilland Russian Hill.
The Golden Gate Bridge has become San Francisco’s landmark and stands as the West Coast’s most enduring symbol. “Golden Gate” actually refers to the brilliant reflection of the sun upon San Francisco Bay’s inlet.
The Mission District has attracted San Francisco’s young crowd in the past decade, but it’s still retained its authentic, local Mexican ambience. This is the place that introduced “the burrito” to the wider world, so be sure to check it out for great eateries. The Mission is also a great neighborhood for getting away from the heavily visited tourist attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. For an excellent view of the city, walk to the nearby Bernal Heights hill and relax for a bit. And Dolores Park is the most popular spot for sunbathers on a fogless day. While the Mission District is one of San Francisco’s more popular neighborhoods, it can be unsafe to be there alone at night.
While the trolleys are certainly not the speediest mode of transportation, they are a fun way to get around. You can catch them from a few spots around town, including the famous Powell-Hyde Line at Powell and Market Street, which passes the twisty Lombard Street and the equally popular Russian Hill neighborhood. The cable cars are a bit expensive at $5 a ride, but travelers find the experience well worth it.
Most of our students use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the TEFL course in the USA. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.
Alternatively, we will gladly assist you set up your housing with an additional fee of $150 USD (plus the cost of the accommodation).
Which places do you recommend to visit during the TEFL Course?
If you want to leave the city, Muir Woods, the expansive national monument (just a half hour drive north of San Francisco), is a must-see attraction. In addition to exploring the giant Redwood groves, you can also sunbathe or swim at the nearby Muir Beach or the larger Stinson Beach. Muir Woods is also an excellent spot for trail runners, bicyclists and hikers. If you prefer to stay in the city, Union Square is also a shop-a-holic’s delight: Nearby are high-end shops like Prada and Tiffany & Co. among others. And when you’ve shopped until you’ve just about dropped, take a break at the park’s Emporio Rulli Café, which features plenty of open-air seating.
How is the weather in San Francisco?
San Francisco’s weather is strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean, which moderate temperature swings and produce a remarkably mild year-round climate with little seasonal temperature changes. Fog is a regular feature of San Francisco summers. During the summer, rising hot air in California’s interior valleys creates a low pressure area that draws winds from the North Pacific High through the Golden Gate, which creates the city’s characteristic cool winds and fog. The fog is less pronounced in eastern neighborhoods and during the late summer and early fall, which is the warmest time of the year. Temperatures hardly exceed 75 °F (24 °C). The dry period of May to October is mild to warm, with average high temperatures of 64–71 °F (18–22 °C) and lows of 51–56 °F (11–13 °C). The rainy period of November to April is slightly cooler, with high temperatures of 58–64 °F (14–18 °C) and lows of 46–51 °F (8–11 °C). On average, there are 73 rainy days a year. Snowfall in the city is extremely rare. The last recorded snow fall with up to 5 inches was in 1976.
Is there a nearby beach?
The beaches of San Francisco are beautiful, but they might not be what you think of when you decide to hang out at the beach. Whether you choose Baker Beach or the incredible beauty of Ocean Beach, San Francisco is a great place for a day at the ocean. San Francisco is known for a chill in the ocean air. Not too many people go swimming here, but if you do ,we recommend that you wear wetsuits to keep out the cold.
Book your course today!
By attending this TEFL course in USA, you will receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts in USA, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be an eclectic mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless charm and beauty of USA.