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.
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.
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
Eton Institute?s Black Friday Sale Offers Discounts Up to 50% for 48 Hours Only
Language learners can enjoy this special offer on Regular Language Group Courses and Private/Semi-Private for 20+ units packages. There are also exclusive discounts on TESOL Extended Courses, Teacher Training Workshops, Professional Development Courses ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:06:00 GMT
Clearly, much "lip service" is being paid by ESOL language businesses all over in reference to the Communicative Approach (CA). Yet, noticeably, these same institutions advocate, promote, and push ESOL textbooks as a means to engage the CA, which, by ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:22:00 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
New Standards for Short-Term TESOL Programs
In response to the proliferation of short-term TESOL certificate programs around the world, TESOL International Association has developed a set of standards for entry-level short-term certificate programs. The standards are intended to provide a framework ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:57:00 GMT
Fund Your New Life Overseas Teaching English In Southeast Asia
If you like the idea of living or retiring in a new country but lack the funds to support yourself in the adventure, consider Southeast Asia. The growth ... is the type of degree or certification you have under your belt. Most English teachers have TEFL ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:17:00 GMT
Tesol Certification Courses
Be the first to know about new publications. Become TESOL certified to teach adults and children English as a second language. American TESOL Institute offers (TESOL), or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a certification for professional ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Aug 2010 17:00:00 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
Jobs: English; Applied Ling; TESOL: Program Director, Virginia International U
Job-Specific Duties: -Manage course scheduling and calendar for each semester. -Evaluate and develop curriculum for the existing and new TESOL courses. -Work with the HR department to recruit, hire and train qualified instructors that fit program requirements.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:00:00 GMT
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 05:28:00 GMT