20,000 ESL Teaching Jobs
With over 20,000 ESL teaching jobs available monthly, English as a Second Language teachers are in high demand globally. With an Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate in hand, your overseas adventure could be just around the corner.
English is everywhere. Some 380 million people speak it as their first language and another 600 million speak it as their second. A billion are learning it, about a third of the world's population is in some sense exposed to it and by 2030, it is predicted almost half of the world will be more or less proficient in it. It is the language of globalization - of international business, politics and diplomacy. It is the language of computers and the Internet. You'll see it on posters in Beijing, you'll hear it in pop songs in Tokyo, you'll read it in official documents in Prague. Deutsche Welle broadcasts in it. Bjork, an Icelander, sings in it. French business schools teach in it. It is the medium of expression in cabinet meetings in Bolivia. English is now the global language.
With over 20,000 ESL teaching jobs being advertised each month, there is no better time than now to go and teach English overseas. Armed with our internationally recognized certificate, our graduates have found teaching jobs around the world - from Barcelona to Bangkok, from Paris to Prague, and from Santiago to Seoul - in schools like those featured in the Global ESL Schools Directory.
Teaching ESL abroad has numerous rewards: the chance to learn about other cultures and attitudes; the exposure to interesting characters and lifestyles; the opportunity to earn money while enjoying extensive overseas travels; a feeling of increased independence and self-reliance; a more accurate perception of your own culture and habits; the pleasure of making communication possible for your students; and establishing new rewarding friendships.
Whether you are still in school, have just finished school and are unsure of which career path you should take, or have been in the work force for a number of years and are looking for a change, the experience of teaching English overseas will increase your communication skills, self-assurance, maturity, and knowledge of the world.
The commonly used industry acronyms EFL, ESL, TEFL, TESL and TESOL can be confusing, especially since they are often used interchangeably. The acronyms stand for: English as a Foreign Language (EFL), English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). All of these terms essentially mean the same thing, the main difference being what part of the world the term is used in (i.e. in Europe, English is commonly referred to as a foreign language whereas in Canada, English is commonly referred to as a second language). At the end of our course, graduates receive a combined TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate which is recognized and accepted around the world (and which includes all components of TESOL, TESL and TEFL teacher training).
Besides increasing your marketability and making your ESL job-hunting task much easier, taking our certification course will increase your confidence and provide you with a range of skills on how to teach English grammar, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation. As our instructors often stress: "Without adequate preparation, the first week of teaching can be the longest week of your life." Proper training in teaching ESL goes a long way to increasing your job satisfaction.
Even in countries where formal TESOL/TESL qualifications are not required, teachers who lack a specific grounding in teaching ESL are often at a disadvantage, since the jobs they are likely to get will be lower paying ones with schools at the low end of the market who may in turn be more likely to offer exploitative working conditions. In some countries (such as Malaysia and Turkey), TESOL/TESL certification is a prerequisite for obtaining a work visa.
Our intensive course is a well-organized, challenging seminar designed for students who wish to maximize their competitive position in relation to other ESL teachers. We offer the most effective, up-to-date TESOL/TESL teacher training certification course available, with our instructors focussed on helping you build the skills you need to master ESL teaching within a creative and productive learning environment.