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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Bringing innovation to English teaching
TESOL Certificate for Young Learners (YL-TESOL), which is for teachers of young learners ages four to 12; Play and Learn TESOL (PL-TESOL), which trains teachers who will teach young children ages three to eight; TESOL Certificate for International Teachers ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:59:00 GMT

Teacher shortage alleviated by ?grow-your-own? approach
Because of the state requirements, that?s not enough. The English Language Learners Director at the district says the state of Illinois requires a TESOL certification ? Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages ? which is part of a master ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT

Studying MA TESOL in the UK at the University of Bath ? part 2
Whatever your experience is I would recommend it to anyone. John: Studying the MA TESOL might not be as useful as a certificate in TESOL, but I would argue and say after studying your MA, you know more about why. You view education, teaching and learning i ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:24:00 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

Letter: A look into George W. Bush?s background
I do not think that you really have anything to teach me about writing. I do have a B.A. in English with a certificate in TESOL, and an M.A. in English with concentrations in rhetoric and teaching writing and TESOL. But I do appreciate you reminding ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:42:00 GMT

Shaping the Way We Teach English 2: Online course by Univ of Oregon
The materials and approaches presented should complement college courses such as Introduction to TEFL/TESOL Methods. The five-week course explores important aspects of teaching English as a second or foreign language. The goal of this course is to help you ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:48:00 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, 31 Aug 2015 08:32:50 GMT

Bridging the language gap
For frequently asked questions about TESOL certification, click here. LAS CRUCES ? A certification commonly sought by people who want to teach English abroad will soon be required for all teachers at home ? in the Gadsden Independent School District.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 17:00:00 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

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