Looking for training and a job? Check this out. Around 2 billion of the earth’s population speaks English. Of this massive 2+ billion, over a billion people on earth today learn English as a foreign language. To learn, they need YOU, an accredited English language teacher. Read the article to find out more.
Training to teach
Training to teach English is a must. Therefore, if you want to get a well-paying English teaching job with a reputable school, you must get a good TEFL certificate.
Language schools that hire English teachers insist that an applicant has taken training to teach English. In addition, these schools place the highest importance on accredited TEFL / TESOL certificates that include real teaching practice.
What does your training to teach English require?
Increasingly, schools that hire English teachers insist that applicants have an accredited certificate from a course with real teaching practice.
Why do the best schools prefer this type of candidate?
The answer is very simple. They want to hire people who:
- have verifiable, quality training,
- can prepare and execute lesson plans,
- know how to behave in a classroom,
- have taught non-English speakers in a real classroom environment.
In other words, they want to feel secure that you, as a new teacher, know what you are doing and won’t screw up. After all, they may lose a paying client if you screw up.
If you take a unaccredited course or an online course that does not include teaching practice, you are limiting your jobs prospects. However, you may not be completely un-employable. You may find work, but unless you are extremely lucky, the job will probably be second or third rate.
In conclusion, you are in charge of your training to teach English. You will choose your training course. Do your research and choose wisely.
Other teacher qualities
There are other qualities that an employer looks for as well.
These are things like life experience, business experience, having a degree, dynamism, dependability etc. Above all, the good schools will expect you to at least have an accredited TESOL TEFL certificate.
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