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TESOL Teacher Practicum

This one-week program allows aspiring teachers to utilize their skills in New York City and practice alongside experienced teachers.

Do you want to enhance your teaching abilities while meeting the qualifications to obtain your TESOL-required practicum hours? Look no further. With 20 observation and practice teaching hours, you will put your skills to the test. Work alongside an experienced TESOL teacher observing you during your lesson and providing feedback and guidance in the right direction.

Hone your teaching skills and bring your newly gained knowledge of English language teaching into the Manhattan College TESOL Practicum program. In addition to your practicum hours letter, a certificate from Manhattan College will also be provided to each participant.

The Program Includes

  • Teaching experience and practice with ESL students.
  • Guided lesson planning and templates from experienced teacher lessons.
  • Observational sessions of peer teacher lessons or activities.
  • Guided feedback on your teaching practice.

Program Dates

Option 1: July 8 - 12, 2024
Option 2: August 5 - 9, 2024



A $100 non-refundable application fee must be submitted at registration.

Housing Cost

Housing is not included. Please get in touch with us for on-campus and off-campus housing fees by sending an email to 

For international participants who require a visa to enter the U.S., you must have a valid B2 (tourist visa) to participate (we do not sponsor visas for this program).

Click on the "Register" link below.

For questions and group rates, contact 


TEFL Certificate Program

Earn an internationally recognized TEFL certificate from Manhattan College and gain experience in the classroom with a two-week practicum in New York City.


  • Online, self-paced training plus the in-person practical experience in NYC
  • Complete 100 hours of TEFL training online from anywhere in the world, at a pace that fits your schedule. Then opt to practice your teaching skills with a 20-hour practicum on the Manhattan College campus in Riverdale, New York.
  • Qualify to teach English around the world, both online and abroad
  • Qualify for an ESL job overseas in over 25 countries or online English teaching positions.
  • Get the skills you need to succeed in the classroom.
  • Learn essential skills such as lesson planning and classroom management in addition to culturally responsive teacher training, digital literacy, and classroom community building.
If interested in our TEFL Certification Program, click here.