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Anyone inclined towards interaction with people and enjoys the company of people will enjoy an ESL career. Teaching itself is quite rewarding and provides an immense sense of satisfaction. This feeling of satisfaction when a teacher sees her students make progress not only academically but also personally cannot be put in words! Teaching as a career has always earned respect and recently a huge portion of people with a corporate background are showing interest in ESL careers. Teaching English may not be restricted just to regular schools but ESL jobs have opened many other avenues for TEFL qualified people.
If you are planning to develop your ESL career, you must first be aware of the skills that are required to be an ESL teacher. Possessing these skills will move you one step forward in setting your career
An ESL teacher requires-
All government funded schools require its ESL teachers to have at least a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in English as a second language or any other related subject. A master’s degree is not compulsory but can be pursued by those who already have a Bachelor’s degree in any other subject and want to specialize in ESL.
If you are looking to develop your career as an ESL teacher, here is the path you must follow:
According to a BLS report, the average annual salary for elementary school and high school teachers is around $58,600 and $60,320 respectively. It also states that adult ESL teachers earn an average median salary of $53,630. The related BLS category of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors reports a median salary of $52,100 per year.These salaries or wages are characterized by job location, training, education, and experience, as well as available funding for ESL programs.
ACT is a multiple award-winning teacher training institution, operating since 2007, offering an array of teacher training courses to meet the demands of aspiring teachers planning to enter the pre and primary teaching, TEFL, Corporate Training, Education Management, Special Education and Counselling domain.
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