ESL Teaching

English as a Second Language (ESL) is also known as English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Read on to learn about educational programs that train graduates to teach English learners of all ages in the U.S. and in other countries.

Inside ESL Teaching

Professional ESL teachers possess the fundamental linguistic knowledge of how people learn languages and employ theory-based methods to teach English learners speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. In addition to theories of second-language acquisition, core studies in ESL teaching involve the structure and sounds of English, as well as methods for developing learning materials and evaluating student progress. Educational programs that prepare graduates to teach ESL are available at all levels, and many certificate and degree programs are available online. Some programs award degrees in applied linguistics.

ESL teaching opportunities are available in public schools, adult education programs and company training programs. Educational requirements for each career can vary by type and by state, where licensure is mandatory. If you think an ESL teaching job may be right for you, Eduational-Portal.com has valuable information that can help you make your education and career decisions.

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