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.


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Education department encourages students to work towards additional ESL certification
The education department is encouraging students who plan to obtain their masters of arts in teaching to get an additional certification in English as a second language (ESL). ?One of the things that we are seeing?that we know is a national trend?is ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT

Summer hours announced for Adult Learning Center
There will be no ESL instruction during this second session. All those pursuing a high school equivalency certificate are required to attend a new student orientation. Two summer orientation dates are available: Tuesday, May 26 or Tuesday, June 2 both days ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 May 2015 09:27:00 GMT

KSU offering second TESOL course
Each trainee presents two to four live sessions to adult ESL students, including a lecture ... To enroll in this course, students must currently hold a TESOL certificate from any institution or evidence of completion of KSU?s TESOL Methods certificate.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT

ESL Job Link Now Recruiting Teachers for Teaching Jobs in South Korea
They are looking for licensed K-12 teachers, as well as individuals who have TFEL/TESOL certification, to fill these positions and become mentors and teachers abroad. Interviews are held in person and via Skype, and ESL Job Link puts together interview ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 May 2015 22:50:00 GMT

Western to offer new ESL certification program
WKU?s English department has created a new certification program - Teaching English as a Second Language - that will qualify graduate students to teach ESL classes. The TESL program is geared primarily toward students who do not want to teach ESL in ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:00:00 GMT

Crestwood Advisory Team hosts first meeting
ESL teachers differ from teachers with an ESL certification. Teachers with ESL certification are not teaching a language, like a bilingual teacher would. They have been taught a way of teaching an ELL regardless of language or background by understanding ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:01:00 GMT

Adult Workforce Development Provider Kuepa.com Announces US Expansion
Initial course offerings include GED test preparation, ESL, computer skills, and career skills. The company will also be adding vocational training and certification programs in the future. ?Students of all ages come to Kuepa for different reasons ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 May 2015 12:01:00 GMT

Forney ISD announces new principals and administrators
She holds a Math Certification, a Principal Certification and a Superintendent ... She holds certifications in Early Childhood Education and in English as a Second Language (ESL).
Publ.Date : Thu, 21 May 2015 07:54:00 GMT

English classes open doors to international cooperation
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Publ.Date : Sat, 23 May 2015 21:07:00 GMT

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year Mandy Moreno
(2) How did you decide to special in ESL? ?My former principal in Alief ISD advised me to pursue my ESL certification due to the many English Language Learners that we had at our campus. More than half of my class as a first year teacher included ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:10:00 GMT