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So you want to be an English language teacher?

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER? Step 1: Where to start ASK YOURSELF SOME QUESTIONS 3 WHO DO YOU WANT TO TEACH? WHERE DO YOU WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER AMBITIONS? WANT TO TEACH? Would you like to be a teacher or start off as an assistant Choose where in the world you want to work and the kind of Children or adults, university lecturer? Would institution. In the UK or students or business you like to develop into a abroad? At a university, in a private language school or for a multinational company? executives? Director of Studies or is your passion just for the classroom? GET A DEGREE (AND A TEFL QUALIFICATION) You don't have to have a degree to become an English language teacher but most employers prefer graduates and you will need a degree to access the most important qualifications. Taking a qualification before you start will increase your chances of getting a job. If you know you want to teach in a specific sector, research what that sector demands from candidates. FIND OUT WHEN TO APPLY MAY FRIDAY The best time to apply for teaching jobs is before the beginning of a new academic year. Make a list of the countries you'd like to work in and make sure you know when school starts in each one of them. 18 Step 2: The qualifications TO BEGIN WITH... CELTA CertTESOL Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, an initial qualification for people with little or no teaching experience offered by University of Cambridge An initial training qualification in TESOL offered by Trinity College ESOL Examinations TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER... DipTESOL SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS DELTA Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a qualification for experienced CELTA YL or STYLE for A qualification for experienced teachers to refine knowledge and skills, offered by Trinity College teaching young learners; CertIBET for Business teachers who want to advance their career offered by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations English teachers Did you know that? YES! GOOD! A quarter of the world's population speaks English to some level of competence. Demand from the other three quarters is growing (1) In the next 10 to 15 years, it is expected that the number of people learning English will reach a peak of around 2 billion (2) 10,000 700,000 people come to the UK to study English each year (1) people take CELTA every year (3) HOW MUCH CAN I EARN? WHERE IS THE GREATEST DEMAND FOR TEACHERS? MEXICO CITY TOKYO LONDON + £1,200 ROME CHINA SAUDI ARABIA SPAIN BRAZIL + €1,000 + 10,000MXP + 250,000 ¥ per month per month per month per month REMEMBER Salaries always depend on experience and qualifications. teaching abroad can accommodation and other benefits: always check what's included before you sign a contract! Son contracts flights, Sources: Produced for: (1) (2) David Graddol, English Next 2006 Report, British Council (3) CELTA website one stop english AMACMILLAN Designed by: Antonio di Vico EDUCATION

So you want to be an English language teacher?

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So you want to be an English language teacher? Here’s an infographic prepared by Onestopenglish to tell you all about it!


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