TESOL - Exploring the world whilst learning - Is it for you?

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Travelling is all about broadening your mind and horizons. People have been travelling across the globe for centuries - exploring and discovering different countries, traditions and people. If you love the thrill of travelling and experiencing new cultures then maybe a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL course, is the right ticket to take you on the journey of a lifetime. You can travel the world, seeing new places and meeting new people every day, whilst earning and learning at the same time, by teaching English wherever you are.

TESOL courses are designed for those looking to teach English as a foreign language either in Australia or in other countries. It is also appropriate for qualified teachers, who work with students in diverse language and cultural backgrounds and want a better understanding of how to communicate with foreign pupils. The basis of the course is to equip you with the right skills to effectively teach English to students who don’t have a grasp of English. It can serve as a great base for a life full of travel, new opportunities and the pleasure that can come with teaching others.

Seeing the world with TESOL

The advantage of TESOL is that it teaches you the best way to teach students the correct use of English, whilst gaining first-hand experience of different cultures, languages and countries too. Whether you decide to teach international students or diverse cultures in Australia or use it as a way to see the world is entirely up to you.

However, if you use it to expand your horizons abroad, then it is great to have peace of mind that you can pay your way to travel overseas, with a valid teaching English qualification that is recognised around the world.

The teaching methods used in TESOL mean you don’t necessarily need to have a grasp of the other language either, although this can be an advantage. You can head anywhere in the world and put your teaching skills to the test. This can be a huge pull to those who want to travel but want to earn at the same time.

Career Opportunities

In terms of employment, on completion of the TESOL course, the world is your oyster. If you want to make a career of teaching English to non-English speakers, then the TESOL course is a brilliant place to start. The National English Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) recognises TESOL as a minimum qualification to teach in an ELICOS programme or a Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs in Australia too.

For the seasoned traveller it can be a stepping stone to seeing the rest of the world, whether that is with continued education to complete a degree or masters, or to pack your bags and hop on a flight abroad. You can venture abroad as soon as you qualify, with many countries seeking teachers with a TESOL certification across the globe.

The completion of the course means you are fully qualified with a Certificate IV Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. You will have the necessary skills to plan lessons to suit varying skill levels and contexts, as well as be able to design and adapt classroom materials to create an effective learning process. You will also have the ability to analyse language and apply them to your teaching methods.

If you like the sound of learning to explore, then the TESOL course is perfect for you. You can see the world, learn about new cultures and languages and get paid for the privilege.


Posted By JenniferA on 11th May 2015

Updated : 11th May 2015 | Words : 590 | Views : 1885

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