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Everything TESOL is about getting TESOL Certified, finding a job teaching English overseas, and

becoming a successful English language teacher anywhere in the world.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Teaching English Overseas: 10 Great TESOL Websites

Teaching English Overseas: 

10 Great Websites for TESOL Employment

Looking for a TESOL job overseas can be both exciting and exhausting.  If you have ever done a web search with any of the following phrases:

You've undoubtedly been bombarded with thousands of hits.  Among the ads you'll find sites that range from useless to useful.  

(By the way, here's a useful one that gives similar details on finding a job teaching English abroad.)

There has been a skyrocketing growth in the demand for qualified TESOL teachers that shows no signs of slowing down.   This is true throughout the world and in particular in both Asia and Latin America.  With the economies in each of these regions booming, there is a greater need for learning English and a higher number of people who can afford it.
For those of you who are TESOL Certified and are ready to teach your way around the world©,  to start your career teaching English overseas right here.  

Watch this :  Alyx shares her experiences 

getting TESOL Certified and working overseas

Top 10 websites for finding a job teaching English overseas 

Monday, October 17, 2016

What to Expect When Taking the TESOL Course

What should you expect when taking our 

TESOL Certificate Course?

So, what really happens in a typical SIT TESOL Certificate course?  

This is a great question to ask as this TESOL Certificate course probably isn't like many courses you've taken in the past.  Most classes are the 'sit' and 'get' kind where the instructor doles out the information, the students take notes, and passing the class is dependent on passing the tests.

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Participants on the SIT TESOL Course plan for class.
World Learning's SIT TESOL Certificate course is different in all aspects.  As previously mentioned, this TESOL course is the kind of course for people who want to take charge of their own learning.

This TESOL Certificate program is a very interactive, experiential course that encourages participants to think critically, take risks, and involve their whole selves in the process from the beginning to the end.

For a look at how the TESOL Certificate course schedule is laid out, visit:

www.tesoltrainers.com. Here's a more detailed look of what goes on at each stage of the course.

There are basically 3 components to the TESOL course:  TESOL workshops, lesson planning, and practice teaching.  

Let's explore each of these!!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Why Should I Get TESOL Certified?

Why Should I Get TESOL Certified?

There's something that is driving you to get certified in TESOL. You may look at this as an entrance to the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as their first career, a step into a new career, or as a complement to their careers.

Knowing what you're going to do once you've successfully completed the SIT TESOL Certificate Course is very important in considering how being TESOL certified supports your professional and personal goals.

The field of TESOL is an ever growing, ever adapting employment sector.

TESOL offers exciting opportunities for people who feel themselves drawn to working with non-native English speakers in their communities and abroad.

Watch:  Christina Romero talk about why she got 
TESOL Certified at John Kongsvik's training center.

Here are four categories of people and why they choose to get TESOL Certified.  Consider which one(s) you identify with most.

Get TESOL Certified with John Kongsvik in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Get TESOL Certified & Teach Your Way Around the World

Getting Certified in TESOL

Teach Your Way Around The World ™

Becoming TESOL certified as you enter the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages {TESOL}is not only a good idea, but it's also an investment that pays immediate and lasting benefits.

While there are places around the world that will accept a native-English speaking teacher without an accredited TESOL Certificate, most employers of TESOL teachers require this as a minimum requisite.  You can read more about this in our post:  Do I really need to get TESOL certified?

There are many clear reasons why getting TESOL certified is the first step you take before you start teaching your way around the world.  More than likely, your principle reason is getting a job overseas.  So, let's start from there.

  1. You'll feel prepared to teach non-native English speakers. {Knowing a language is not the same as knowing how to teach it}
  2. You'll feel competent in teaching all aspects of TESOL. {Learning a language is more than vocabulary and grammar}
  3. You'll be able to choose from a wider variety of TESOL job opportunities. {There are hundreds of openings each day}
  4. You'll be able to teach where having a TESOL Certificate is the law.  {Many require this in exchange for a work visa}
  5. You'll be on par with thousands of other TESOL Certified teachers. {Education and experience count in this field too}
Watch this video!    Alyx will tell 
you why she got TESOL Certified.

Here's why earning your SIT TESOL Certificate from TESOL Trainers is the best step to take before teaching English locally or abroad......

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Finding a TESOL Job Overseas - 5 Crucial Considerations

Finding a TESOL Job Overseas

5 Questions to Ask Your Employer Before the Contract is Signed

So, you've got your TESOL Certificate and have found some appealing possibilities teaching English overseas, and are preparing for potential TESOL job interviews.  In addition to selling yourself in the interview, you also have to determine whether or not this job is right for you and whether or not the school is right for you.   
While this may be challenging for a number of reasons, arming yourself with as much information as you can get is the best way to make sure your expectations are met.

While there are employers who freely offer a lot of information about the school and community, many potential employers do not go out of their way to paint the clearest of pictures they could.  

Here are 5 broad strokes to ponder before you sign that contract to teach at that school:

  1. You may not know too much about the school.
  2. You don't know anyone who's worked there.
  3. You don't have a clear picture of the TESOL position.
  4. You don't know the real value of your compensation.
  5. You don't know much about the location.

Watch this video:  Esta Gutierrez  shares how she got 
TESOL Certified in Sant Fe, NM and taught all over the word.

Below you'll find a list of 5 key considerations to explore with a potential employer before you start packing your bags.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I've got my TESOL Certificate, now what?

How do I get a job as an English Language Teacher?

Getting TESOL Certified is the First Step

So, if you're like the group of teachers that have just completed World Learning's SIT Graduate Institute TESOL Certificate course, you're probably wondering, "What now?  I've got the skills.  I've got the accredited TESOL certificate, and I'm ready to start teaching.  Now, all I need is an English language teaching job!"

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Now that you are a TESOL certified teacher, where do you go from here?  There are so many opportunities for teaching English both at home and abroad.  Likewise, there are many ways to learn about these TESOL jobs.

How do you get your first job teaching English overseas?  While earning your certificate was probably a challenge, finding the teaching job that best fits your goals can also be a bit challenging.  Deciding where and what you see yourself teaching is critical.

Certainly, you want to start looking for what kinds of English language teaching jobs are out there.  The resources available can seem overwhelming;  The internet provides a ton of English language teaching jobs, recruiters, discussion boards, and many other indispensable tools for finding a teaching gig.

There are countless TESOL employment opportunities that appear every day.  These are English language teaching jobs from all over the world.  There is a huge variety in the kinds of schools looking for TESOL certified teachers all with their own requirements.   These TESOL jobs are also quite diverse in the scope of the teaching job (kinds of classes), the number of contract hours, and the compensation the schools offer.

What's the best way to tap into the available resources to find a job teaching English that meets your needs?

Teaching Your Way Around the World!