Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans, Britons, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Australians, in addition to thousands of fluent non-native speakers, can be found teaching English abroad in nearly every major city across the globe. A native English speaker with a four-year degree and a TEFL/TESOL Certification from International TEFL Academy can find opportunities in as many as 100 countries around the world from Asia, Europe and the Middle East to South and Central America, even Africa (though opportunities are more limited).
Ask your course creators if the system has special tools and functions. Is there a way to simultaneously poll all of the students to gauge their understanding of a topic? Can students type thoughts or questions into a chat or discussion while another student is speaking and save time on the additional verbal back and forth? You don’t want to discover special capabilities halfway through a course!
It might sound obvious, but make sure you bring your textbooks, class notes, assignments, and anything else that will be useful during your sessions. If you don’t have the materials you need, your tutor will not be able to effectively teach you what you need to know. Save time by having them laid out, organized, and ready to go for your session. If your school utilizes a coursework website, send your tutor the link ahead of time (if possible) so they can see exactly what you’re working on for themselves.
Far more complex than ‘just reading and writing', teaching language arts to students at the elementary level and beyond requires a host of critical analysis skills, a working knowledge of literary themes as they relate to history and current events, and the ability to analyze and teach the mechanics of spoke, written and aural expression and comprehension. The job does vary in scope and depth between English taught at the elementary and secondary levels; you'll find a typical job description below:
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There are fewer opportunities to give feedback in an online classroom, so it's a good idea to provide feedback quickly when you can. It’s also a good idea to ask for feedback yourself on how students are doing and what they need more of, and pass that information onto course creators so that necessary changes can be made. It can be hard to anticipate just what the student experience will be like for online learners, so asking for input can go a long way in shaping great experiences for future students.
English teachers typically begin to educate students in subject-specific classrooms at the middle school level, and often hold one or more subject specializations. Depending on the school curriculum (and budget), a teacher may teach a class that concentrates on a specific area of English, such as American Literature or Poetry. In addition to increasing the difficulty of reading assignments, middle school English teachers also concentrate on sharpening a student’s vocabulary, grammar, ability to structure sentences, and written communication skills.
Online tutors work with students of varying abilities and ages. Most have at least a master’s degree and are paid on an hourly basis. Tutors may work from anywhere in the world as long as they have a computer and Internet access (and a U.S. bank account). Peak season for hiring is May through August and November–December every year. Part-time (9–20 hours per week). Paid training of 10–15 hours required.