Teachers abroad generally find themselves teaching in one of four categories:
- Teaching in a regular school or tutoring
- Teaching Kindergarten
- Teaching adults, tutoring
- Teaching in a business setting
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is the first course you should take. This gives you a broad range of methodologies and techniques to apply in most teaching situations.
Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) is specifically aimed at people who want to teach kindergarten or early primary. It takes a certain ability to do this and teaching strategies are quite different.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (TEFLA) is aimed at teaching in post-secondary students. It may be Conversational English, Grammar for University Entrance, Essay Writing or basic business English.
Teaching Business English (TBE) is aimed at teaching in a business situation. Many businesses need English to converse with overseas customers, suppliers, head office or subsidiary managers and can be for supervisory level, management and senior management. (Link coming soon!)
Sunbridge has introduced a new Advanced TESOL Diploma that covers all four critical areas. This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to teach overseas and wants to get well prepared for all situations.
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