What is TESOL?

TESOL stands for “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.” It is a common term used to describe the professional activity of teaching English to students whose first language isn’t English. Similar terms include TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). In the past few decades, TESOL has been a growing practice. Many countries across the globe are expanding on the number of English classes in their schooling system. At the same time, companies wishing to remain competitive in the global market, place a high value on English fluency. Regardless of the demographics, there is a clear and growing worldwide demand for…

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TESOL Certification

What is TESOL Certification?

Preface Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL) is a profession that first gained a lot of traction in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Since then, the world has become much more connected, thanks largely to the Internet, booming international trade and improved accessibility to international travel.The TESOL industry has expanded in turn and is expected to continue to grow. Recent developments have altered the landscape of the industry however, and it is no longer the unregulated and somewhat disorganised sector that it was decades ago. A common misconception is that anyone can be a TESOL teacher, as long as they can speak English. In truth, many organisations and countries have…

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TESOL certification

What is TESOL certification good for?

Toput it briefly, many things! Preface and review As stated in previous posts, there is a common misconception that anybody can teach English so long as they can speak it. This is simply not the case. A TESOL qualification is proof that you have the knowledge and skills to deliver engaging and effective TESOL instruction to your students. Remember: If you have successfully obtained a TESOL qualification from a registered training organisation, then you are “TESOL certified.” Since most certified TESOL courses require learners to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of areas, a successful completion of the course will also be proof that you can deliver lessons for a variety…

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