Want to teach English as an additional language or teach English abroad? Keen to improve your existing English language teaching (ELT) skills? Kickstart your career by joining one of these professional development courses for educators.
Median base salary UK£24,500
You'll usually needA degree and teaching qualification
What skills do you need to teach English?
Depending on whether you're planning to work as a TESL, TESOL or TEFL teacher, you could teach English to children or adults and work around the world.
A good command of English is an obvious requirement, as are strong written and communication skills, plus the ability to listen effectively to students.
English language teachers will need to be exceptionally organised. They will need to plan and deliver creative and interesting lessons day in, day out.
Continuing professional development is a key part of any teacher’s job. Staying abreast of the latest developments in English language teaching is a must.
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