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ESL Teacher in NYC Application Process:

  1. Download and complete the application form here.

    NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school certificate and demonstrate capability for post-high school study. Proof of completion of high school must be submitted with each application (e.g. a high school completion certificate, GED/TASC test results, or proof of university acceptance).

  2. Complete the following and send to Rennert:

    • Application Form and Conditions of Participation Agreement; signed and dated. Include the 400-500 word essay for all courses 4 weeks or longer (excluding combined Refresher courses) (pages 2-5 of this document). For courses shorter than 4 weeks, the essay is NOT required; submit pages 2-4 only.
    • Language proficiency requirements apply for all courses. See the chart below for the minimum language requirement per course. This chart is a guideline only. Acceptance to the program is at the discretion of the Center. NOTE: A test score is NOT necessary - your English proficiency will be assessed in the application process. However, you may submit an IELTs or Cambridge score with your application if you have one.

    • Course Name Rennert Level CEFR IELTS Cambridge
      SIT TESOL Certificate Rennert Level 8 C1 7.0 CAE
      SIT Best Practices in TESOL Certificate Rennert Level 5 B1 4.0 PET
      Rennert TESOL Certificate Rennert Level 5 B1 4.0 PET
      Teaching English to Young Learners Certificate (TEYL) Rennert Level 5 B1 4.0 PET
      Teaching Business English Certificate (TBE) Rennert Level 7 B2 5.5 FCE
      Refresher Course for English Teachers Rennert Level 7 B2 5.5 FCE
      English for English Teachers Rennert Level 5 B1 4.0 PET

    • The TEYL, TBE and Refresher Courses require proof of an ESOL Teaching qualification to be submitted with application. (NOTE: Experience may be accepted in lieu of formal qualifications. Proof of employment and submissions of a lesson plan may be required).
    • All applicants are required to submit proof of completion of high school with their application.

    Mail, fax or email your application packet (with a signed attachment) to:

    Rennert New York TESOL Center
    211 E. 43rd St., 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10017

    Fax: 212-867-7666 attention TESOL
    Email: tesol@rennert.com

  3. Once we receive your application, we will schedule a phone, Skype or in-person interview to assure that the program is a good fit for you.

  4. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be sent an invoice. You should pay the non-refundable* Registration Fee and the Materials Fee** (for TESOL courses 4 weeks or longer only) within 7 days.

    **Materials Fee:
    For courses 4 weeks or longer (SIT TESOL Certificate, SIT Best Practices in TESOL Certificate and Rennert TESOL Certificate), you will be sent course materials digitally upon receipt of payment by Rennert. Unless Rennert receives written notification within 24 hours that you decline to accept the materials, you will be deemed to have accepted the materials and at this point, the Materials Fee becomes non-refundable. Your space on the course is then guaranteed. Failure to pay this will result in cancellation of your registration. If you decline to accept the coursed materials, then your registration will be cancelled and the Materials Fee will be refunded to you. See Refund Policy below for details.

  5. The tuition is payable in full two weeks prior to the course start date.

  6. Upon arrival at the TESOL Center on your first day, you will be asked to sign an Enrollment Agreement. This may also be signed in advance in person at the TESOL Center.
*See Policies for more details.

Each session of the course has a maximum number of participants allowed. As there is limited space available, it is best to apply as early as possible to ensure a place in the course of your choice.

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