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School management post Masters in TESOL

TESOL School Management

Some teachers make their way up to management level. These positions require organizational and people skills – talents you will have developed during your teaching career. It is not difficult to find teachers and former teachers who have...
Practical teaching form Masters in TESOL

TESOL in Your Gap Year

Gap year travel (huge in the UK, unknown in the USA) is a way for students to take a year out and travel before settling down to their studies at university, often working as a volunteer (and teaching English is a popular option). The needs...
Americorps for Masters in TESOL

Volunteer TESOL programs

In some countries the demand for adult English language teachers outstrips the supply; as state-funded programmes struggle to provide needed services with shrinking funds, the role of volunteers in teaching English becomes crucial. And this...

What to do when you receive a job offer

Ask your prospective employer if you can contact teachers who are working at the school for references. If the school is reputable, the owner or principal should have no problems with this request. If no other native-speaking teachers are...

TESOL Jobs – What if a Dispute Arises?

No single aspect of teaching EFL overseas causes more heartache, grief, and anguish than disputes between teachers and employers arising from contractual problems. Historically, certain countries, such as South Korea, were notorious for such...

TEFL Jobs – UK Summer Schools

The UK has a very strong summer-school industry (with several hundred schools working the season) that always has a need for qualified teachers. The summer schools cater for students who want to learn English over a summer holiday; these students...

TEFL Recruitment Agencies and International School Groups

There are plenty of commercial recruitment agencies specialising in the English language market – working for a school to help find teachers or helping a teacher find a job. The agencies are normally paid by the employer (the school), though...

TESOL jobs online

There are hundreds of websites specialising in the ELT/ESL job sector. Some simply provide advice, others offer help with interviews, others provide lists of jobs available in a particular region or country. Try these sites for a varied flavour...

TESOL jobs in the USA

In the USA, each state has its own requirements for teacher qualifications (read the requirements later in this Guide). The schools within a state must also be registered with their state education body – and each state, again, has its own...

TESOL jobs in Canada

To teach in most private language schools in Canada you will need a TESOL or TESL certificate. To find a list of schools, the simplest route is to use the Internet. The next few pages include ESL job sites in Canada. Alternatively, use the...