No matter if you want to teach English to non-native speaking students in the United States or in other parts of the world, you need to meet national and state ESL certification requirements. If you want to teach in other parts of the world, you may also need to provide proper identification and proof of your right to work in that country.
One of the first requirements for ESL certification is a college undergraduate degree. Most students who plan on teaching English as a second language earn their undergraduate degrees in English. A degree in any subject is acceptable if the candidate is able to pass subject matter exams to prove their English abilities. The need for qualified ESL teachers continues to grow. In fact, today there are more than three million students living in the United States who need additional training in English language usage. ESL teachers provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the English language. Rather than teaching students how to refine their skills in their native tongue, ESL teachers help international students acquire the skills they need to communicate and relate to others living in the United States and other English speaking countries.
Teaching ESL is a big responsibility, and it requires a great deal of specific training. Many years ago an organization called TESOL, which stands for teachers of English to speakers of other languages, set forth a list of guidelines for ESL certification. While these guidelines vary, most states require teachers to take coursework in linguistics and semantics in order to provide the best possible learning environment for ESL students. You can find out additional information about individual state requirements by contacting the state Department of Education directly.
Legislature needs to enable para-educators to do their jobs
They provide more than half of the instruction for special education and English-language learner students as well ... The proposal would establish certification and training protocol for these crucial, but often overlooked, positions.
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:24:00 GMT
As Texas grows, more languages spoken at home
consider bilingual skills in hiring of faculty and staff and invest in ESL certification for teachers. With a large Asian and Middle Eastern student population ? and a correspondingly wide range of languages spoken ? parents will often bring their own ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:15:00 GMT
CUK?s Eng deptt holds orientation on BEC
The department of English, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) today organised an orientation on Business English Certificate (BEC) programme and its examination conducted by the Cambridge University Press (CUP). Dean School of Languages, Prof. Muhammad ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:57:00 GMT
Language Agenda: Knowledge above Certificate
who is globally regarded as the ?Father of English Literature.? Ironically, this literary guru of no equal dropped out from school at his formative age. This analysis is not to downplay the importance of certificate. Not at all!!! It is rather to ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:12:00 GMT
Campus Diary: CUK?s English, Urdu Deptts Hold Programs
The department of English, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Monday organised an orientation on Business English Certificate (BEC) programme and its examination conducted by the Cambridge University Press (CUP). Dean School of Languages, Prof Muhammad ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:57:00 GMT
Intake of English teachers from India postponed - Mahdzir Khalid
Compulsory pass in English a concern for rural students - Ismail Sabri Sekolah Menengah St. Michael, Penampang, came out tops through its product "Go Green Pot", and took home RM15,000, a trophy, a challenge cup and certificate, as well as flight tickets ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:39:00 GMT
Teachers in Mass. District Aim for Dual Certification to Meet Student-Population Changes
To adjust to a rising population of non-English speaking students, 21 teachers in one Massachusetts district are volunteering to work-off hours to gain dual-certification in English as a second language instruction. The Milford, Mass., district serves more ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:08:00 GMT
Resolve to have fun learning new things
$49 for cake decorating and $210 for motorcycle rider's course certification. (Seniors 55-plus receive 10 percent off all lifelong learning classes.) ESL is $250 per class. For ESL and adult basic education, there are some grants available, so adult ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:43:00 GMT
Special education department to offer teaching certificate
Students will be eligible to take the state certification exam at the end of fall 2017 ... and how to select words and texts to use in teaching. Rachel Siegman, an English senior at Pepperdine University, said she is interested in taking part in the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:57:00 GMT