Teaching ESL

What is ESL?

ESL is an abbreviation for ‘English as a Second Language.’ ESL courses are for students whose native language is not English.

What qualifications do you need to teach ESL?

Most countries require both a bachelor’s degree, and some type of teaching credential. 

I highly recommend taking the CELTA teaching course, offered by Cambridge English, since it is valued over other TEFL and TESL teaching courses.

What is the CELTA? 

CELTA is an abbreviation for ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.’

The 120-hour course prepares you to teach ESL by focusing on proper lesson planning and hands-on teaching practice. The course is offered in over 70 countries, takes as little as one month to complete, and is recognized internationally by employers.

Personally, I took my course in Mexico City at International House.

Feel free to follow this link and find a teaching center near you! 😀

How do you get an ESL teaching job? 

Searching for jobs can be daunting. Here are a few of my favorite job search links:

Jobs all over the world- http://eslcafe.com/

Jobs all over the world- http://www.teachinghouse.com/

Jobs all over the world: https://americantesol.com/

Recruiter for teaching jobs (mainly in China): https://www.teachingnomad.com/

Jobs in Thailand- http://ajarn.com/

Jobs in Latin America- http://www.computrabajo.com/

You can also search for jobs locally, by looking at the classifieds, searching Wikipedia, or visiting schools in person.