1. TESOL Jobs
There are positions in language schools, tuition centres, international schools, government schools, developing country relief and development work, community programmes, adult management training, tuition and other projects. There are so many other opportunities! Take time to browse the following.
Teach in China with M.E.F. International
Specialising in providing vibrant kindergarten level classes in China
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Teach in China through Continents Education
Contact Mike, Lead Recruiter, Tel. 0086-15167107255
Teach in Singapore at British Education Centre
Singapore is a vibrant city where you could be teaching – Interviews in Glasgow
Teach in Italy at the British School of Campobasso
Teach in Myanmar
Teach in the Philippines
Also look at:
IATEFL Jobs Market https://secure.iatefl.org/jmk/jobalert.php
TESOL International Association http://careers.tesol.org/jobs/
English First http://www.englishfirst.com
Quinn’s World of TEFL http://worldoftefl.com
Do I have to be a native speaker of English?
No, with the exception of a few countries where a government visa for foreigners to enter and teach English may be restricted to nationals from native-speaker countries. Most of our work has been with non-native speakers of English. There a far more non-native speakers (NNS) teaching English throughout the world than native speakers (NS). There are advantages in having learnt English the hard way, as a second language, working through the grammar, knowing your own language and that of your class where it is their first language (L1), being able to understand and explain errors they make going from their L1 into English. The NS teacher lacks these advantages.
Is an online qualification acceptable to employers?
Online study fits around your life, your work and other important commitments. Online study is growing rapidly in TESOL and in every other field. Employers recognise this and will appreciate good training courses with rich practical content. This is what we provide.
Why don’t you have classroom study in a school?
Our TESOL training experience comes from our Head of College founding and developing a school, British Education Centre (BEC) in Singapore, delivering TESOL training from 2008. BEC is now the TOP SCHOOL in Singapore and in South East Asia for number of graduating students with the London Teacher Training College Diploma in TESOL by classroom study. For more on how well this has turned out, please look at https://britisheducationcentre.co/. From this work comes THE TESOL COLLEGE, based in Scotland but reaching out globally and particularly to Asia. THE TESOL COLLEGE provides courses by classroom study through British Education Centre in Singapore and provides them to other countries with an online global reach.
What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL?
‘TESL’ is Teaching English as a Second Language. English has a mainstream place in the society in which the learner lives and the learner encounters the language in day-to-day life. Examples are Singapore, parts of India, South Africa and immigrant communities in the ‘native speaker’ countries, for example Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
‘TEFL’ is Teaching English as a Foreign Language. English is not used a a mainstream language in the learner’s environment. Examples are countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Russia, France and Mexico. TEFL is the traditional term used in Britain, but TESL is a more correct term for the British context.
‘TESOL’ is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The terms TEFL and TESL can overlap considerably because the teaching situation varies so much in any one society, depending on family, group and other demographic factors the learner is subject to. TESOL is a more useful term that covers both TEFL and TESL.
Courses for awards in TEFL. TESL and TESOL essentially address the same teaching knowledge and skills areas. They are all similar in aiming to provide you with the ability to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages, in a variety of teaching situations.
Why does THE TESOL COLLEGE not offer CELTA?
CELTA is is a brand name under TESOL. We prefer to endorse the London Teacher Training College UK Level 7 Diploma in TESOL, which comprehensively provides knowledge and skills for teaching English and allows us to contextualise more widely, for example with studying language error from Asian languages into English. The London Teacher Training College Diploma syllabus includes a wider range of approaches and methodologies and covers language awareness to a greater extent than a short CELTA course. The value for money is far better. The CELTA syllabus is more oriented to native speakers of English than non-native speakers, who are more important globally in terms of their larger numbers and essential roles in their own countries and regions.
Are there opportunities to volunteer?