TEFL in Princeton, USA

Date posted:2007-03-27 | Writer: The English Language Learning Group | Email: [email protected]

The English Language Learning group (ELL) in the Assessment Development Division at ETS expects to have 20?30 internship openings for the summer of 2007.

The Summer Institute will run from Monday, July 9 through Friday, August 17.



Interns will be paid $1, 000 per week for each week that they work.

Interns will work at the ETS Rosedale campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The ETS workday is 8:30?5:00. For interns who wish to commute to Princeton by train, ETS will provide round-trip shuttle service between the Princeton Junction station and the ETS campus. (ETS does not provide housing for interns, and prospective interns should know that summer housing in the Princeton area is in short supply and expensive.)


Interns will prepare test materials for TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or for TOEIC, the Test of English for International Communication. TOEFL is taken by foreign students planning to apply to an English-speaking college or university. TOEIC is taken by those who need to use English as a second language for business purposes.

The TOEFL program will be hiring interns to work exclusively on one of the following sections: Reading, Writing, or Speaking. The TOEIC program will assign interns to work on either Reading and Listening or Writing and Speaking.

Test development tasks include writing questions about textbook passages to test reading comprehension, creating short conversations and minilectures to test listening comprehension, and developing scenarios and prompts that allow candidates to demonstrate their writing and speaking skills.

All interns must have excellent writing skills. The work will draw on each intern?s ability to be analytical, creative, and detail oriented. Interns must have a very high degree of fluency in English, but they do not need to be native speakers nor do they need to be U.S. citizens. TOEFL and TOEIC are global tests, so ETS actively seeks candidates who can bring a diverse range of personal experiences and perspectives to the work.


Interested candidates must submit a ré³µmé ¡nd work samples for each of the programs in which they are interested. Directions for completing and submitting the work samples can be found at Contact us .All applications are due by April 30, 2007.

If you have any questions, please contact Marian Crandall, ELL Summer Institute Coordinator, at [email protected] .

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


I remember studying phonology long time ago, it was difficult but I managed to pass all the test. That previous experience of mine helped me today when doing this test. I like the way the videos and the PDF files complement each other. This is a nice repetition for me, something I am glad to learn. I also appreciate the images and the flash file that I could download in which I am able to hear the different sounds.Unit 10 is about evaluation and testing students, types of tests were explained starting with placement test, then progress test,diagnostic test,practice test. general external examinations such as TOEFEL, Ielets, Toeic and Cambridge international exam. KET, PET FCE , CAE, CPE were also explained.Skills for Life certicate was also briefly mentioned, also business English certificates like BEC, BULATS external exams