Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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 12 months
Average pay $47,029
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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language
Certificate IV in TESOL