TESOL Certification

One of the best ways to travel the world while working in a rewarding and profitable field is to seek TESOL certification. TESOL stands for "teachers of English to speakers of other languages." People who earn TESOL certification either teach English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL).


You can teach English as a second language in the United States and all over the world. ESL courses help people who speak another language, such as Spanish, learn the basics of English in countries where English is spoken. ESL is offered in most public and private school systems throughout the United States. English as a foreign language is generally taught in countries where English is not the primary language. EFL is often taught to students around the world who want to apply to colleges and universities in the United States. Most facilities require foreign students to provide test scores that prove a basic understanding of the English language. If you want to become certified to teach ESL or EFL, you need to meet a few minimum requirements. These requirements vary according to the grade level of study, and the country in which you seek certification. In places like Korea, an AA is all that is needed to teach, while in some countries, such as China, you only need a high school diploma to be eligible. Most language schools also require teachers to provide proof of some sort of certification course work as well. One of the best ways to gain experience teaching English to foreign students is to volunteer in your local community. Volunteer work requires the least amount of certification, and is a great way to explore the world of ESL and EFL education. If you're planning on teaching English in another country, it's a good idea to find out what kind of visa and work permit requirements need to be met. Some countries require teachers to provide proof of specialization in the field they wish to teach. If you're traveling to a foreign country, it's always a good idea to make contact with the embassy to make sure you meet all the necessary requirements for employment.


Increase Your Earning Potential

If you enjoy world travel and you like working with people, teaching English might just be the career choice for you. In most cases, you don't even have to speak a foreign language to qualify to teach English in another country. The pay range for TESOL positions varies depending on location. For example, teaching in the Middle East tends to provide higher salary rates than teaching English in other parts of the world. When considering where to teach it's important to consider quality of living, climate, attitude towards foreigners, pay rate, and accommodations. It's always a good idea to seek employment in a country that has always held a special interest to you, as it helps to keep you motivated and interested in your work.


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Norwalk Community College Offers Fall TESOL Methodology Course
The Norwalk Community College ESL division will offer a TESOL Methodology course during the fall 2015 ... Connecticut as meeting one of the requirements for the Adult Education Certification for teachers of ESL. For additional information, please contact ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:37:00 GMT

New TESOL Certificate for Undergrads in the Fall
A new TESOL certificate will be available in the fall for all undergraduate students interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, whether at home or abroad. "The TESOL undergraduate certificate is important because it is a new option for ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Kickstart Your TESOL Career
The Program offers MA in TESOL (with a joint AU/Peace Corps option), Graduate Certificate in TESOL, BA/MA in TESOL, and M.A.T. and Certificate in ESOL tracks in conjunction with the School of Education, Teaching and Health. The program welcomes students on ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:55:16 GMT

TESOL program provides experience teaching English abroad
Karen Parker, a Bellingham resident, said she plans to use her TESOL certificate to build upon her prior knowledge of the French language for her retirement plans. ?My husband and I are hoping to retire early to France,? Parker said. The program ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:16:00 GMT

KSU offering second TESOL course
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. A separate, unique citation will be added to the final KSU TESOL certificate indicating 21 hours ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Hazel L. Stephenson Scholarship recipients
Colten Parr is a student of UW-Madison with a major in linguistics and English. This summer, he began a TESOL certificate to teach English abroad. His future plans are to attend graduate school, with goals to research and teach language education at the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMT

Lee To Add TESOL Major This Fall
The bachelor of arts in TESOL with teacher certification (BAT) prepares students for a career in teaching English as a second language in grades PK-12. The bachelor of arts in TESOL (BA) prepares students for a career in teaching English as a second or ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT

LanguageCorps Releases New Article on Online vs. Onsite TEFL Certification Courses
STOW, MA--(Marketwire - 11/17/10) - LanguageCorps, a leading TESOL and TEFL certification and job ... www.languagecorps.com/press-releases/languagecorps-releases-article-on-online-vs-onsite-tefl-certification-courses.php.About LanguageCorps:LanguageCorps ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Nov 2010 03:00:00 GMT

Continuing Education\'s TESOL Program Prepares Teachers for International Experiences
Grzibovska was one of 17 students in this summer's eight-week TESOL class. Part of Continuing Education's American Language Program (ALP), the intensive certificate program began four years ago in response to the demand for well-trained English language ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Sep 2002 17:00:00 GMT

Becoming an ESL instructor
Although the American TESOL Certification is an internationally recognized accreditation, Europeans may often times lean towards the British equivalent certification such as Trinity College London TEFL Certif. or the Cambridge TEFL Certif. Due to its ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 05:17:00 GMT