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becoming a successful English language teacher anywhere in the world.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Do I really need to get TESOL Certified?

Do I need a TESOL Certificate to Teach English Overseas?

Teaching English Overseas With or Without a TESOL Certificate?

Many people who want to teach English overseas ask themselves this question when they first consider taking a TESOL Certificate course.  In many cases, it's easy to see why.  You may be a native English speaker, possess a degree in a related area, have experience teaching, or just feel you'd be a fantastic teacher don't you already have what it takes?  There is some truth to this though times continue to change.

25 years ago you really only needed to be a native English speaker with a passport and a pulse to find a teaching job almost anywhere in the world. Today, getting a job teaching English overseas can be more challenging for someone who doesn't have a TESOL Certificate.  After all, other people applying for English language teaching job most likely are certified in TESOL. 

Nonetheless, there are certainly circumstances in which a TESOL Certificate may not be needed.  For most, earning a TESOL Certificate may be the best first step to take before teaching English overseas.

Watch this:  Author Marsha Scarbrough shares 
her thoughts on getting TESOL Certified in Santa Fe.

Here are some of the factors that may influence your decision on whether or not to get a TESOL Certificate.

Contact John Kongsvik, the director of TESOL Trainers for more info

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Experiential Learning Cycle: Promoting Positive Teaching Practices

The Experiential Learning Cycle -

Promoting Positive Teaching Practices

Regardless of yourteaching experience, the Experiential Learning Cycle {ELC} provides a framework for informing and transforming our teaching practices. [to see the first post on this, click here]

Teacher Training with TESOL TrainersThough the ELC has been around in some form or another, it was David Kolb who brought detail to the stages of learning that everyone, on some level or another, pass through as we engage in experiences and encounters.  Common phrases such as ‘we learn from our experiences’ and ‘trial and error’ capture this natural process.

Educators can use this basic process to frame how they approach teaching and learning.  With a little effort and a bit of practice, teachers can support their own understanding of what helps/hinders learning and their ability to improve their own teaching practice.  

Using the ELC is a critical way in informing and transforming your teaching practice.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Global Need for English Language Teachers

The Skyrocketing Demand for TESOL Teacher Overseas

In previous posts, we have discussed the increase in the demand for qualified English language teachers.  The chances are that you can name a non-native English speaking country and they are more than likely looking for English language teachers.
Teach Your Way Around the World
Doing a few Google searches will put you in touch with a ton of websites that dedicate themselves to TESOL employment.  On a monthly basis, there are around 20,000 jobs that are posted somewhere online!

That is not to say that every country has the same needs either in quantity of TESOL teachers or the quality of English language instructors.  These vary region by region with the common denominator in all of them:  

A TESOL Certificate is the minimal requisite.  Here's why.

Let’s take a look at some of the hot spots for English language teachers....

Saturday, January 17, 2015

TESOL Jobs From the Macro to the Micro

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A TESOL Certificate from World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute, can open up a world of opportunities to teaching your way around the world ©.

The field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is vast with a large range of English language teaching positions around the world.  TEFL and TESOL programs all look to fill their classrooms with qualified teachers who are going to help their students succeed.

There are TEFL/TESOL jobs teaching English to young children, teens, and adults.  There are English conversation classes and more specific courses in grammar, writing, and pronunciation.  There are general English classes and English for Specific Purposes, such as Business English.  There are full-time & part-time TESOL jobs.  There are English language programs that hire teachers for both long term & short term contracts.  In short, the myriad of English language teaching options is mind boggling....which is a good thing!  It means your perfect TESOL job is out there waiting for you to find it.

The best thing that you can do before getting a TESOL job and packing your bags is empowering yourself with knowledge about teaching English overseas.  Below, you will find informative information on the TEFL/TESOL employment sector that can help educate you on what kinds of jobs teaching English to non-native speakers are available.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

The World-Wide Demand For English Language Teachers

 The World-Wide Demand For English Language Teachers 

The Rise in Demand for TESOL Teachers in Latin America.

In the previous post, we explored the global need for English language teachers in Asia.  Let's move our focus from Asia to Latin America.  The chances are that you can name any country in Latin America and they are more than likely looking for English language teachers.

From Mexico to Chile, there are plenty of teaching opportunities for those qualified TESOL teachers. As in Asia, the range of teaching opportunities and conditions vary from country to country.  

This is a part of the world that teams with teaching opportunities and intercultural experiences that are unique  in context and in content.

If you are currently TESOL certified, you may want to read this.

Here are some of the options for tesoLing in Latin America.