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ESL TEACHER: You Can Go Anywhere In The World To Teach English

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Jessica is an ESL teacher. She shares what a typical day looks like for her, how she became an English teacher, and talks about the opportunities around the world being an English teacher.

Degree: Sociology
Job Title: English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Job Summary: Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Job Description

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

On-the-Job Training

Yes

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$45,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 21 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='11530'>come</span> <span m='11740'>into</span> <span m='11940'>my</span> <span m='12080'>classroom.</span> </p><p><span m='13660'>Some</span> <span m='13870'>of</span> <span m='14030'>them</span> <span m='14350'>from</span> <span m='14760'>Japan,</span> <span m='15410'>Taiwan,</span> <span m='16239'>Saudi</span> <span m='16640'>Arabia,</span> <span m='17800'>Spain,</span> <span m='18670'>Germany.</span> <span m='19540'>So</span> <span m='19670'>we</span> <span m='19740'>have</span> <span m='19920'>a</span> <span m='19970'>really</span> <span m='20280'>big</span> <span m='20540'>mixture.</span> <span m='21620'>And</span> <span m='21820'>then</span> <span m='21950'>we</span> <span m='22060'>usually</span> <span m='22530'>just</span> <span m='22910'>kind</span> <span m='23110'>of</span> <span m='23220'>discuss</span> <span m='24010'>and</span> <span m='24780'>talk</span> <span m='25080'>about</span> <span m='25500'>some of the</span> <span m='25730'>topics</span> <span m='26190'>of</span> <span m='26360'>the</span> <span m='26460'>day</span> <span m='27340'>and</span> <span m='27580'>what</span> <span m='27800'>they're</span> <span m='27940'>learning.</span> </p><p><span m='28460'>So</span> <span m='28730'>this</span> <span m='28980'>week</span> <span m='29220'>we've</span> <span m='29390'>been</span> <span m='29550'>learning</span> <span m='30020'>how</span> <span m='30190'>to</span> <span m='30320'>take</span> <span m='30610'>messages</span> <span m='31840'>and</span> <span m='32080'>how</span> <span m='32320'>to--</span> <span m='33430'>vocabulary</span> <span m='34260'>that</span> <span m='34430'>you</span> <span m='34490'>use</span> <span m='34760'>when</span> <span m='34850'>you're</span> <span m='34980'>checking</span> <span m='35360'>into</span> <span m='35610'>a</span> <span m='35680'>hotel</span> <span m='36670'>and</span> <span m='36820'>whatnot.</span> <span m='37950'>My</span> <span m='38170'>degree</span> <span m='38610'>in</span> <span m='38770'>sociology</span> <span m='39940'>and</span> <span m='40120'>I</span> <span m='40230'>had</span> <span m='40540'>a</span> <span m='40730'>minor</span> <span m='41690'>in</span> <span m='41860'>education.</span> <span m='42910'>So</span> <span m='43150'>it</span> <span m='43520'>had</span> <span m='43950'>a</span> <span m='44060'>little</span> <span m='44310'>bit</span> <span m='44500'>of</span> <span m='44740'>international</span> <span m='46590'>studies</span> <span m='47250'>in</span> <span m='47380'>there,</span> <span m='47660'>too.</span> </p><p><span m='48710'>Well,</span> <span m='48900'>to</span> <span m='48960'>become</span> <span m='49510'>an</span> <span m='49690'>English</span> <span m='50090'>teacher</span> <span m='50760'>to</span> <span m='51090'>foreign</span> <span m='51990'>students,</span> <span m='52810'>either</span> <span m='53090'>in</span> <span m='53220'>America</span> <span m='53890'>or</span> <span m='54180'>abroad,</span> <span m='55060'>you</span> <span m='55210'>have</span> <span m='55410'>to</span> <span m='55530'>get</span> <span m='55900'>a</span> <span m='56010'>degree.</span> <span m='56560'>So</span> <span m='56680'>you</span> <span m='56780'>can</span> <span m='56940'>get</span> <span m='57130'>a</span> <span m='57230'>college</span> <span m='57730'>degree,</span> <span m='58270'>a</span> <span m='58400'>BA,</span> <span m='58850'>a</span> <span m='59200'>bachelor</span> <span m='59670'>of</span> <span m='59770'>arts,</span> <span m='60130'>or</span> <span m='60260'>a</span> <span m='60300'>bachelor</span> <span m='60800'>of</span> <span m='60860'>science</span> <span m='61330'>in</span> <span m='61430'>really</span> <span m='61790'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='63000'>And</span> <span m='63230'>then</span> <span m='63420'>you</span> <span m='63540'>get</span> <span m='63710'>a</span> <span m='63790'>certificate,</span> <span m='64769'>which</span> <span m='64980'>is</span> <span m='65099'>your</span> <span m='65290'>Teaching</span> <span m='65840'>English</span> <span m='66300'>as</span> <span m='66530'>a</span> <span m='66610'>Second</span> <span m='67050'>Language</span> <span m='67450'>certificate.</span> <span m='68490'>So</span> <span m='68670'>once</span> <span m='68960'>you</span> <span m='69100'>get</span> <span m='69390'>that</span> <span m='69660'>certificate</span> <span m='70230'>with</span> <span m='70370'>a</span> <span m='70420'>degree,</span> <span m='71280'>you</span> <span m='71440'>can</span> <span m='71660'>move</span> <span m='71980'>to</span> <span m='72160'>China,</span> <span m='72660'>and</span> <span m='72870'>like</span> <span m='73100'>I</span> <span m='73290'>did,</span> <span m='74000'>or</span> <span m='74200'>Germany</span> <span m='74880'>and</span> <span m='75230'>teach</span> <span m='75530'>English</span> <span m='76300'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='76675'>Or</span> <span m='77050'>you</span> <span m='77160'>could</span> <span m='77290'>come</span> <span m='77460'>back</span> <span m='77650'>to</span> <span m='77800'>America</span> <span m='78550'>and</span> <span m='78720'>teach</span> <span m='79000'>English</span> <span m='79350'>to</span> <span m='79540'>all the</span> <span m='79720'>international</span> <span m='80420'>students</span> <span m='80920'>who</span> <span m='81010'>visit</span> <span m='81490'>San</span> <span m='81670'>Francisco</span> <span m='82550'>to learn</span> <span m='82980'>English.</span> <span m='83590'>Well, I'd</span> <span m='83820'>say</span> <span m='84070'>definitely</span> <span m='84500'>get</span> <span m='84720'>to</span> <span m='84880'>know</span> <span m='85420'>some</span> <span m='85720'>international</span> <span m='86410'>students</span> <span m='87060'>in</span> <span m='87250'>your</span> <span m='87470'>community.</span> </p><p><span m='88920'>Or</span> <span m='89080'>maybe</span> <span m='89360'>partake</span> <span m='90000'>in</span> <span m='90190'>study</span> <span m='90640'>abroad</span> <span m='91260'>if</span> <span m='91400'>you</span> <span m='91530'>can</span> <span m='91780'>find</span> <span m='92160'>a</span> <span m='92220'>way</span> <span m='92470'>to</span> <span m='92650'>work</span> <span m='93010'>or</span> <span m='93160'>volunteer</span> <span m='93525'>abroad.</span> <span m='94780'>That</span> <span m='94950'>can</span> <span m='95090'>really</span> <span m='95340'>get</span> <span m='95570'>you</span> <span m='95730'>interested</span> <span m='96490'>in</span> <span m='96670'>meeting</span> <span m='97150'>internationals</span> <span m='98160'>and</span> <span m='98520'>just,</span> <span m='98980'>you</span> <span m='99100'>know,</span> <span m='99550'>work</span> <span m='99860'>hard</span> <span m='100130'>in</span> <span m='100260'>school</span> <span m='101390'>and</span> <span m='101780'>one</span> <span m='102360'>day</span> <span m='102570'>you</span> <span m='102660'>can</span> <span m='102780'>have</span> <span m='103010'>this</span> <span m='103190'>option,</span> <span m='103790'>especially</span> <span m='104270'>if</span> <span m='104310'>you</span> <span m='104420'>want</span> <span m='104550'>to</span> <span m='104620'>travel.</span> <span m='105130'>You</span> <span m='105220'>could</span> <span m='105380'>go</span> <span m='105610'>anywhere</span> <span m='106060'>in</span> <span m='106160'>the</span> <span m='106240'>world</span> <span m='106540'>and teach</span> <span m='106840'>English.</span> </p>","file":{"id":294029,"video_id":"2708281605001","name":"848-Jessica-p-ESLTeacher","duration":107695,"thumbnail_url":null}});