Becoming a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
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Becoming a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Also known as English as a Second Language Teacher.
Teaches classes in English to students whose first language is a language other than English.
Training time 8 months
Avg. weekly wage $1,027
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,600

What does a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages do?

  • assessing the extent of language difficulties in students for whom English is a second language
  • teaching students individually and in small groups out of the regular classroom, and assisting students within normal classroom settings
  • teaching students English language skills using a variety of methods including lecture and visual demonstration
  • providing assistance to other classroom teachers by designing special teaching programs for students with English language difficulties
  • designing and producing teaching materials and adapting existing materials
  • preparing course outlines and goals
  • assigning lessons, correcting homework, and preparing and grading exams