If you are considering a career in TESOL, you will find that the field is as rewarding as it is demanding. Teaching English as a second or foreign language requires skills beyond just knowing the language. Properly trained teachers
- know the latest research-based methodologies for language teaching
- know how learners acquire a new language
- have the patience and empathy to support students as they struggle with the language
- develop specialized skills through years of dedicated practice in the classroom
Clearly, you must be more than a native speaker!
English language teaching opportunities exist throughout the world. Opportunities vary depending on the following factors:
- Where you want to teach (public or private, geographical location)
- What level you want to teach (pre-K-12, adult, or postsecondary)
- Your background and qualifications
If you are interested in beginning a career in English language teaching, the information presented here will help you get started.
Doing the Research
Finding a Job