American English

Written by Rylee Newton
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No matter if you're a recent college graduate or you're looking to switch careers, you can find rewarding work as a teacher of American English. The demand for English educators continues to grow as the need for a global economy becomes more and more evident. In order to maintain their competitive edge, many industrialized nations require their citizens to obtain working knowledge of the English language.

If you qualify to teach English in other countries you can expect not only to earn a decent living, but also you can expect to become a part of a rewarding and satisfying working environment. Every day you will witness change and growth in your students. In addition, you will learn more than you ever imagined possible about yourself and the world around you.

American English: 101

If you want to qualify for TESOL certification you need to first earn an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Upon graduation you can apply for a certificate to teach ESL. There are several different educational resources in most areas and online that can provide you with TESOL certification and training.

When choosing a TESOL program, it's a good idea to look for one that offers students work placement. Nothing is worse than earning your certification only to find out that there's no work waiting for you at the finish line. The right program provides you not only with job placement options, but also provides you with support with international rules and regulations. The last thing you want to do is enter another country with the wrong paperwork or insufficient identification


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