ESL Certification

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.

Fill out my online form.

HondaJet Receives Certification in Europe
Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2016 - (JCN Newswire) - The HondaJet received type certification today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Honda Aircraft Company announced the achievement during a press conference at the European Business ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 May 2016 22:38:00 GMT

This Is What It\'s Like To Do a CELTA Certification
Those four weeks have enabled me to change my life in so many wonderful ways, and I now teach English in Cambodia in a school that pays just as well as European schools. CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 May 2016 18:38:00 GMT

Hartselle High students pass medical certification exam
Stinson and Leslie passed the certified EKG exam, while Zanda and Akers gained certification as patient care technicians ... students still were required to earn 24 credits ? at least four each in English, math, science and social studies ? to ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 May 2016 22:45:00 GMT

Frankfort?s English Learner Teachers Scramble For Resources
After seeing the negative attitudes toward Latino students, Lanum decided two years ago to get her English learner certification and switch jobs. She?s now one of those eight teachers split among the hundreds of kids needing her specified instruction.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2016 06:59:00 GMT

Maths, English papers drag down CBSE Class 12 scores
Many city schools said they could not register 100% results because of mathematics and English, which dragged down scores ... huge let-down after a phenomenal showing in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams. Neel Kapoor from Apeejay School, Nerul ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 May 2016 11:45:00 GMT

More than 200 students graduate with English literacy certificate
214 students from 42 different countries graduated Tuesday with an English Literacy Certificate. The students were beaming with pride as they walked on stage to accept their certificates. They say knowing English will help them with small things like ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 08:17:00 GMT

Seal of Biliteracy awarded to 24 Plainfield public schools graduating seniors
These high school seniors have passed the approved assessment for the Seal of Biliteracy in English and in another language. High School seniors who qualify for the New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy receive a certificate with the New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2016 14:03:00 GMT

Formerly Homeless Girl Graduates College While Caring for Brothers
The road toward graduating cum laude on Tuesday with a bachelor?s degree in English and a certificate in forensic science was an arduous one for Bianca Jeannot, 22, and not just because of the academic challenges. The College of New Rochelle graduate ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 13:04:00 GMT

Utica Community Schools criticized for redesigning English as a Second Language program
The redesign is expected to save the district $2.7 million. Some of the ESL instruction work will be picked up by paraprofessionals, lacking teacher certification and working at a lower wage. A former ESL teacher in the district said that?s not a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 10:11:00 GMT

Sibling immigrants from Middle East earn ESL degree from Black Hawk College
MOLINE, Illinois ? A certificate of English proficiency looks a lot like a ticket for a better life, for brother and sister Ahmed and Aroa Afef. In 2007, they fled their home country of Iraq because of the war and went to Syria. Then, Syria got worse ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 May 2016 18:05:00 GMT