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1.1. [Module 1] - PLAN YOUR DIRECTION

1.1.1. How much money can I earn? The amount of you money you can make will depend on a variety of factors, including ; location, type of institution you work in, the type of qualifications you have and the type of experience you have. At the high end of the spectrum you could make up to $5,000 per month in countries like China and the Middle East and the lower end at around $1,000 per countries (as a starting salary) in other, less developed countries

1.1.2. What places can I work and live? Persuing a career in teaching English can allow you to work in most countries around the world. As your progress in terms of the experience and qualifications you get, the moor doors will be open to you, both in terms of location flexibility as well as earning potential and career development opportunities. To put it simply, having a few qualifications behind you will enable you to work and life very well anywhere in the world. Although even without the full range of qualifications you will still be able to work in a wide range of locations across the world

1.1.3. What will my lifestyle be like? Taking into account the low cost of living in many countries abroad when compared to countries such as USA and UK, as well as being able to earn well in many countries abroad, not to mention increased earning potential with the more experience you have as well as career development, being involved in English teaching abroad can provide you a very comfortable lifestyle financially. . Moreover, the experiences you will have, the fun, adventurous things you will be able to do, all of the different people you will meet, new cultures to explore and venture into, can give you an extremely rewarding, fun and enjoyable lifestyle. In fact, so many people have such a fantastic lifestyle following this industry abroad, that many end up permenently abroad and never come back because they like it so much. Often leaving professional careers in thier home country and keep enjoying their time abroad. Not only earning a good wage and enjoying great experiences abroad, but the work itself can be very rewarding and enjoyable

1.1.4. Where can it take me in the future? Entering this field can lead you to whole range of interesting, professional and often lucrative careers, be that abroad or even back in your home country. From senior teaching positions, director of studies, teacher trainers, managers, course designers, coursebook creators, the list goes on. If you wanted to simply travel for a while that's fine, but you could also follow some very well respected and well paid avenues as your experience progresses

1.1.5. What kind of schools can I work in? Teaching English abroad can lead you to teach in a wide variety of places. Language schools, language centers, universities, international schools, high schools and primary schools, business and company headquarters are all examples of some of the places you can find work in (more in this is subsequent sections)

1.1.6. What type of people will I meet? Teaching English is a fantastic opportunity to not only make some really good, life long friendships as well as some really cool and interesting people to have fun and spend time exploring with. Moreover when teaching English abroad will give you the opportunity to meet people who you would never have otherwise met before in your home country, meeting people and making friends all over the world and from every walk of life. . Some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet will be the students you teach, who you will inevitably connect with and even form friendships with. We will explore good ways where you can meet people both locals and foreigners when abroad in later sections of this course

1.1.7. How can it help me grow as a person? Absolutely. Teaching English, especially abroad, is not only a great way to pick up some really valuable teaching skills that will help you grow as a teacher and deliver great value to your students and really help to improve their lives. Moreover, it really can help you grow so much as person. It can really develop your social, and conversation skills, give you confidence in speaking and clearly communicating to larger groups of people, which will improve your public speaking skills. Experiencing new cultures, new ways of life and thinking can really help to broaden your mind, and provide you with insights and world views that you would never have otherwise had. Overcoming the challenges (which will be alot less as a result of you going through this course) and obstacles of learning a new skill set and living abroad will really stretch you as a person, and make you a lot wiser and worldly as a result. You will find that after a while teaching English and living abroad, you won't be the same person you were when you come back, in a good way!

1.1.8. What type of experiences will I have? Meeting really interesting people, making life long friends, traveling to places you would never have even imagined going, having amazing, culturally rich experiences, learning so much more about people from different countries, super cool and interesting weekends away, going to fun parties and events, learning new languages, meeting eventual life partners are just some of the amazing experiences teaching English abroad can give you. We will go through these in specific details regarding particular countries later on in the course. The short answer being you are about to embark on a super amazing adventure, a journey of self discovery and life experience that you will always value and cherish.

1.1.9. Will I enjoy teaching abroad? This all comes down to how well you prepare for it. The purpose of this academy is to prepare you so well that you begin loving your experience straight away from day one! The vast, VAST majority of people who teach English abroad absolutely love it, and it turns out to be even better than they had originally expected. So much so that many people often completely focus on this as a career and often end up permanently living abroad. For others, especially the less prepared and experienced face struggles and challenges when teaching English abroad. From initial culture shocks (which we cover later) to settling in to the new environment (which we also cover), to getting through the initial learning curves of teaching English and the various challenges that come from that (which we also cover later) . As a result of not being prepared for this a proportion of people do not enjoy as much as they would have in the beginning, simply because they are going it alone and are overcoming the inevitable challenges themselves. The first few months are quite stressful for them, and then, the longer they stay there they enjoy it more and more. The purpose of this academy is to provide you with EVERYTHING that you need to know about both teaching English and relocating to prepare you THOROUGHLY. In fact, by them time you go through everything here, you will be more prepared than many teachers with several years experience and who have been living in your chosen country for a long time! To put it simply, yes, you will absolutely love teaching English and especially lviing abroad, even more so as a result of being a part of this academy,

1.1.10. How can it help my life be like when I return home? Firstly, having experience living and working abroad will really strengthen and look great on your CV, not to mention being proficient in another language will look great too and could open doors for you in terms of employment. Teaching is a respected profession, having relevant teaching experience beings with it a whole range of skill sets that employers find desirable. Furthermore the ESL industry is also huge in English speaking countries too, which means that you will have a whole new career pathway available to you when you return home. You could either choose to follow this career pathway to higher levels and get paid very well for it (more on this in module 3), or you can have the peace of mind knowing that you will always have teaching jobs available to you to either supplement your income further, or as a backup in case of an emergency. One of the most appealing things about establishing a career for yourself in the ESL industry, is that it gives you both peace of mind and essentially makes you recession proof. Peace of mind in the sense that in the back of your mind you will know that if ever you were not content with your current situation, you could pack up, leave and get paid well anywhere in the world within a very short space of time. Recession proof in that there are literally THOUSANDS of positions available across the world, including your home country at any given time. in the English teaching field.

1.1.11. Will it give me security for the future? Gaining relevant experience in the ESL field can not only give you job security, due the high demand of English teachers, but many companies exist that offer pension schemes too (e.g. British council)

1.1.12. Is it a proper job or career? Contrary to popular belief, teaching English can not only pay well and offer great benefits and perks, but is also an industry that can allow you to carve out a very professional career for yourself. While the industry does attract students and backpackers who simply want to travel for longer, there is also another, professional, long-term career side to it too. Many highly educated people who already have excellent careers and options, move to this industry for many different reasons. As you'll see in module 3, as you progress through this course and learn more about this industry, ESL can be a real, 'proper', professional, respectable career that you will not only thoroughly enjoy but that you can feel proud of and commit yourself to.

1.1.13. What type of freedom can it give me? The freedom to live anywhere in the world, whenever you want. The freedom of never being tied down to one job or career for the rest of your life. The freedom of peace of mind and security in knowing that you will always have job options available to you. The freedom of working from home and spending more time with your family The freedom of choosing to supplement your income from your current job any time you wanted

1.1.14. Am I capable of doing it? Teaching English to a high standard will require the acquisition of a lot of new skills, techniques and strategies. With experience alone, it can take years to reach a high level of English teaching that both you and your students enjoy, Additionally living abroad brings with a range of challenges and obstacles too. Being part of this academy will help you to cut years off this process, and fast track your progress, not only preparing you for teaching English both online and offline as well as living abroad (if you choose to do that), but positioning you in a place whereby both you enjoy what you do, and it becomes a thoroughly rewarding and fin experience right from the start If you can read, write and speak English then you can certainly do this, regardless of your age, experience or educational background. As you'll soon see, with the right information available to you, you will see how this can be possible in a short space of time.

1.1.15. How long does it take to become qualified? This really depends on your intentions and which avenues you wish to persue. Module 2 will go through this in significant depth, so you will have a good understanding on what path you wish to take in terms of qualifications and employment

1.1.16. How soon can I begin? / While it's possible to begin straight away or even in as little as a month, it really depends on your intentions. As you go through the modules in the academy, you will get a clear understanding on all the ins and outs in terms of qualifications, employment and relocating. This will help you to get a really clear picture in terms of how soon you wish to begin.

1.1.17. Can I afford to move abroad?/ What if I don't have any money? Modules 4 and 7 provide specific country profiles and case studies which will help give you a clear understanding in terms of how much you need to prepare financially. If you are itching to leave and experience life abroad as soon as possible, even with very little backup money it;;s very possible. The key is preparation, planning and being fully informed before you leave. By the time you go through these modules you will have confidence in knowing exactly what;s available to you concerning your particular financial situation .

1.1.18. Is it safe to live abroad? Are the jobs scams? Is it safe for females? .... Living abroad can be a daunting experience, with very real risks and legitimate concerns. , That being said, the bottom line is YES, but it;'s wise to do your due diligence and take call the right precautions before you leave. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing. Knowing that you are as prepared and equipped as possible to relocate will make for a much more relaxing and enjoyable experience. Module 7 is designed to provide you with as much information as possible for you to ensure you know and have everything you need in order to stay as safe as possible

1.1.19. Is the work enjoyable or is it difficult and tiring? There are really two sides to this coin. Teaching English, especially if you go abroad can be one of the most enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding experiences of your life that you will love doing and will cherish the memories of forever. Even if you weren't fully prepared and simply jumped in at the deep end, it could be a fun and exciting adventure for you. The other side of the coin is that it becomes a living nightmare. Things go wrong, things weren't as you expected, challenges arise and it becomes a living nightmare. The good news is that all of this can be avoided with the right preparation and knowledge before hand, both in terms of teaching skills and living abroad. Going through the various modules with thoroughly prepare you in advance, Your teaching will be on point, and you'll know exactly what to expect both in terms of teaching, working and living. You can begin to enjoy the work and experience as soon as you begin.

1.1.20. Will I have time to actually travel? While some job posts give you more time off than others, such as high schools, international schools and universities which can give EXTREMELY generous allowances in terms of holidays and time off, compared to language schools Regardless, teaching English abroad provides you with the perfect opportunity to take both long and short trips to places that wouldn't have even crossed your mind or that you wouldn't have had the opportunity to visit before. Be that to neighboring countries and countries a relatively short distance away, to even provinces, cities and small, hidden gems off the beaten path in your host country. Teaching English abroad will give you the privilege of venturing to all of these really cool places that you would never have even known about or otherwise visited if you were back in your home country.

1.1.21. Who will I teach? What are the students like? English language students come from all different walks of life, places age ranges and backgrounds. From super suave, successful European business men to sweet, charming old ladies in Thailand. People learn English for a whole host of reasons. From preparing university placement exams, to relocating abroad, to dealing with customers in their own business, the reasons are vast A great aspect of this field is the broad range of people you get to meet, interact and form friendships with from all over the world. You get to meet people who you would never have otherwise met before. In fact some of the best friends you will ever make will be some of the students that you will have the privileged of working with and knowing. The students can be one of the BEST parts of teaching English. Some of the sweetest, endearing people you'll ever meet. You can also learn ALOT from them as well as them learning from you. It really can be a mutual exchange. Certainly a reciprocal relationship in many respects

1.1.22. What if I don't have confidence or I feel scared to teach and travel?

1.1.23. Will I have support when I'm there? Or will I be alone? A wide range of support systems exist for foreigners abroad. From embassies and consulates, to expatriate communities, the friendly, kind and helpful locals you meet who would do anything for you, to the staff and management at your places of work, colleagues and from the close friends you end up forming either abroad, Module 7 of the academy aims to provide you with as much information as possible before you relocated, so you will fully aware of and have access to various support networks once you arrive. Even accessing and preparing for them before you leave your home country. Preparing thoroughly in this respect will really provide you with the security, assurance and peace of mind you need to know that you will be safe and have access to solid, helpful support after you relocate

1.1.24. Various components of lexis

1.2. [Module - 2] QUALIFICATIONS

1.2.1. (Section1) What is the difference between CELTA, TEFL, TESOL and EFL? These terms are often used interchangeably. Even though they all mean different things some people use them all the same way.. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course: This prepares teachers to teach English in a country where English is not the primary language. For example, John from the USA goes to China to teach English. TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) course: This on the other hand would prepare a teacher to teach in an English speaking country to students whose first language isn’t English. For example, John from the USA stays in the USA and teaches English to students who want to learn English. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course: This encompasses both TEFL and TESL and can mean either one or both. T TESOL prepares a teacher to teach a student whose native language isn’t English. For example, our good friend John from the USA is teaching a student who didn’t learn English as their first language You can think of TESOL as the type of product and CELTA as a specific brand. The CELTA course is the best known and some consider it the most respected of TESOL courses. CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course: This is a specific brand of TESOL course operating under the umbrella of Cambridge University. CELTA is the industry standard because the quality of instruction doesn’t vary a huge amount, Cambridge is very well known, and it is generally well respected. There are other well known and respected . There are other well known and respected TESOL courses as well (Trinity TESOL or SIT TESOL) but CELTA is by far the most internationally well known accreditation. There are literally thousands of other TESOL courses, but because there are so many other TESOL courses there is a lot of variability in quality and price.

1.2.2. (Section 2) Non CELTA TEFL qualifications (Section 2 - Video1) What are the limits and benefits of taking online TEFL courses? Online Offline (Section 2 - Video 2) TEFL / TEFL / TESOL Certificates TESOL/TEFL/TESL Some accredited by proper institutions, while others are not Course length: Varies greatly some as short as a week some as long as several months but most respected TESOL courses are 100+ hours of instruction Price: Also varies greatly 200 to 4,000 USD, but generally less expensive than the CELTA Prerequisites: Depends completely on the school issuing the TESOL certificate Course work: Varies tremendously with some courses being only easy online work to some that require hours and hours of grueling work and include practical training in a real class but as a VERY general rule of thumb the course work is usually easier than the CELTA course work Quality control: Once again it is completely dependent on the school. Some are very rigorous some aren’t. (Section 2 - Video 3) Offline Courses TEFL Certificate SIT TESOL Certificate Trinity Certy ( Trinity Certificate in TESOL) CELTA Positives and Negatives of CELTA and Trinity Cert Master of Education (MEd) in TESOL Master of Arts (MA) or Science (MS) in Applied Linguistics Master of Arts (MA) in English with an emphasis in TESOL Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching (MAT) in ESL (Section 2 - Video 4) Online Courses (Part 1) The different, reputable online options, (Part 2) Which is the best online option

1.2.3. (Section 3) Common CELTA FAQs How will I be assessed on the course? Assessment on the course is continuous and integrated, taking into account teaching skills, the written assignments and professionalism, with each assessed component contributing to the overall grade. Trainees are given feedback by the tutors on their teaching and have at least two tutorials during the course at which they discuss their progress All tutors working on the course discuss each trainee's progress before deciding on the final grade. You will be assessed throughout the course. There is no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, moderates each course. There are two types of assessment – Teaching Practice and Written Assignments. To get the CELTA certificate, you must pass both assessments. There are three passing grades: Pass ‘A’ Pass ‘B’ Pass You will cover the topics on the course through attending seminars, observing qualified teachers, participating in teaching practice and writing four assignments. 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with real EFL classes at two levels of ability 4 written assignments: one focusing on adult learning; one on the language system of English; one on language skills; and one on classroom teaching. Each one is pass/fail To be awarded the certificate you must pass both components the assessed teaching practice and the written assignments of which the teaching practice holds more weight What level of English grammar is expected prior to the course As a teacher of English, it is essential that you are able to provide correct models for the students. You are not expected to know all the terminology at the start of your teaching career, but you are expected to have a very strong command of the language, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Everything you need to know to successfully pass the CELTA and much more will be covered later in the course. By the time you take your CELTA you will be more than thoroughly prepared and well positioned to pass it What is the application/interview procedure? Candidates complete an application form, with a writing task. Once the application has been assessed candidates are then contacted for an interview. Applicants are interviewed by one of the CELTA trainers to check that you understand what is involved on the course and that you have realistic expectations of the course outcomes. To check and that your skills are adequate and so you will be asked questions to get an idea of how well you can explain the things you know about language and how you would interact with students. The interview isn't particularly difficult, but it's important to think about your answers and to explain your answers as clearly as possible. What is the pre-course activity? The pre-course task is designed to get you up to speed on the terminology of English grammar and to help you to recognise the phonemic symbols which help your students to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. You will be asked to identify tenses, parts of speech (adverbs and adjectives, for example) and vocabulary meaning, as well as phonology. The pre course isn't very difficult but it's a little bit extensive. With all of the resources on this website you will be able to answer all of the questions. How Can I Prepare myself for the CELTA? You don't need to worry too much about really preparing yourself for the CELTA course. We have a a whole range of resources available to you to brush up on these and learn before your course begins. Although if you have never had any teaching experience and are completely new, there are 2 books, that are often suggested for trainees prior to taking the course. 1. Practical English Usage (Michael Swan) 2. Learning Teaching (Jim Scrivener) The grammar / language book Practical English Usage you can just keep handy for you during the course to help you with your plans and assignments should any issues or terminology regarding grammar or language that you are unsure of arise. The second book Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener, will really help you to get a head start on all the ins and outs of teaching and give you a taste of some of the things you are going to study on the CELTA. Both books are available in the resources section. However, everything has been mapped out for you on this memebership site, so all you need to do is go through the content in the fulfilment section which will show you everything you need to know and more. By the time you go through the modules in this course you will be more equipped and informed than even the most experienced teachers on your course Other, useful books include.. - The Ultimate Guide To CELTA (Emma Jones & Amanda Momeni - A Concise Grammar For English Teachers (Tony Penston) - The Practice of English Language Teaching (Jeremy Harmer) - How To Teach Hrammar (Scott Thornbury) - Grammar For English Teachers (Martin Parrott) - Teaching Tenses (Rosemary Aitken) - How English Works (Michael Swan and Catherine Walter) - Essential Phonetics For English Language Teachers (Tony Penston) (Section 3) CELTA - Certificate in Language Teaching For Adults (Section 3 - Video 1) What doors can it open for you? (Section 3 - Video 2) What career paths can it lead to? (Section 3 - Video 3) How much is the CELTA and how to pay? And Where can I take the CELTA course? (Section 3 - Video 4) What does the CELTA course involve? (Section 3 - Video 5) What are the requirements to take the CELTA (Section 4) Doing the CELTA

1.2.4. (Section 4) The next stage up from a CELTA (Section 6 - Video 1) The DELTA Delta (Section 6 - Video 2) DELTA FAQ's (Section 6.2) Common DELTA FAQs

1.3. [Module 3] CAREER PATHWAY

1.3.1. (Section 1) English Teacher (Section 1.1) How to become an English teacher This will vary from country to country and from school to school... Generally the requirements typically fall into the following categories, depending on country, institution and salary... (1) MA Linguistcs / English / TEFL - Bachelors Degree English / TEFL / Education - CELTA / Trinity Cert - Relevant teaching experience - Native English Speaker (2) Bachelors degree (any subject) - CELTA / Trinity Cert - Relevant teaching experience - Native English speaker (3) Bachelors degree (any subject) - CELTA / Trinity Cert - Relevant teaching experience - Native English speaker or high level non native English speaker (4) Bachelors degree (any subject) - CELTA / Trinity Cert - Native Speaker (5) Bachelors degree (any subject) - CELTA / Trinity Cert - Native Speaker or high level non native speaker (6) CELTA / Trinity Cert - Native Speaker (7) CELTA / Trinity CERT - Native speaker or high level non native speaker (8) Any reputable 120 hour online TEFL Cert - Relevant teaching experience - Native speaker (9) Any reputable 120 hour online TEFL Cert - Native speaker (10) Any reputable 120 hour online TEFL Cert - Relevant teaching experience - Native speaker or high level non native speaker (11) Any reputable 120 hour online TEFL Cert - Native speaker or high level non native speaker (12) Native speaker (13) Native speaker or high level non native speaker (Section 1.2) English teacher job role ESL instructors create lesson plans to teach non-native speakers to read, write and speak English. They help students learn English grammar, pronunciation and conversational skills. Many ESL instructors also prepare classroom and community activities in addition to arranging field trips, which allow students to learn English in real life contexts. College ESL instructors develop students' abilities to read textbooks and write essays in English. Most ESL instructors teach in elementary schools, high schools, public and private colleges, adult education programs, vocational schools and community education programs. Other ESL instructors work as private tutors. The primary job responsibility of an ESL instructor is to improve the English reading, writing and speaking skills of students of diverse ages and backgrounds. ESL instructors are generally required to tailor their lessons for students whose native languages and English-speaking abilities are varied. ESL teachers may be required to teach General, Academic, Business, Conversational English depending on the school requirements. Sometimes teachers will work using predesignated lesson plans, coursebooks, supplementary materials or they may need to research, find or create their own materials for lessons and lesson plans Individual language schools and centers may have different systems and policies with regardds to the nature of lessons teachers deliver. In some cases lesson plans may be provided to teachers, whereby teachers are expected to deliver classes according to a pre-established procedure English teacher salary (Section 1.3) Where to find English teacher jobs? Job boards Contacting schools directly Agencies

1.3.2. (Section 2) Senior teachers (Section 2.1) How to become a senior teacher The requirements for becoming a senior teacher vary from each language school or language center. Typically, teachers will need at least minimum of 2 years teaching experience with a recognized teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA / Trinity Cert). Other requirements are likely to or may include... - TDELTA or equivalent such as MA - - - TEFL/EFL including observed teaching/Trinity Diploma or International Equivalent - A bachelors degree as minimum - Experience and strong interest in teacher training and CPD - Experience of conducting teacher observations - Experience of teaching IELTS exam preparation, EAP, Business English classes - Excellent IT skills, a demonstrable interest in technology and an ability to use technology in an educational environment - Excellent communication and customer service skills - Substantial experience teaching a range of different courses and levels - Proven commitment to continuous professional development - Record of excellent student feedback (Section 2.2) Senior teacher job role While the specific role for senior teachers may vary, there are a lot of common areas that most senior teachers are responsible for. Let's take a look at some of those... - Testing and placing students - Ensuring all documentation and records are kept up-to-date - Observing teachers and giving feedback - Providing support to teachers - Managing teaching resources - Delivering teacher development sessions - Logging attendance and following-up student absences - Developing course plans - Assisting with recruitment, interviewing and induction - Dealing with student enquiries - Submitting payroll on a weekly basis - Conducting teachers’ meetings - Arranging teaching cover - Assisting the DoS with the overall management of the academic department and deputizing for the DoS in his/her absence -Ensuring that the highest quality of teaching is being delivered -Mentoring newly recruited teaching staff and instructing/supporting them in the academic and administrative processes of the school -Identifying training needs and areas for improvement and leading staff training and development. -Monitoring and developing teaching and learning resources to ensure that appropriate materials and supplementary materials are available according to the syllabus -Acting as a primary point of contact in the academic department for all students and endeavouring to resolve issues in collaboration with the DoS -Teaching a variable lesson bank in agreement with the DoS SENIOR TEACHER SALARY (Section 2.3) Where to find Senior English teacher jobs?

1.3.3. (Section 3) CELTA trainer (Section 3.1) How to become a teacher trainer Substantial (normally five years) varied and current classroom-based ELT experience preferably in more than one context. Experience of teaching a range of levels and different types of class is a requirement. Cambridge Deltas Modules (One, Two and Three), the Cambridge DTEFLA, Cambridge English DELTA or Trinity Dip. TESOL. If the proposed trainer-in-training does not have any of the above, a transcript of the award must be submitted to Cambridge English for special consideration before training can be verified. for the qualifications to be considered they must be a post initial English Language Teaching qualification at Level 7 and they must include a practical component. evidence of professional commitment (involvement in staff development, conference attendance, etc.) (Section 3.2) Teacher trainer job role Observing Teaching practice sessions The position also includes in-service training and teacher/ tutor development. *Designing and delivering input sessions Marking assignments *Conducting interviews *Other aspects of CELTA SALARY (Section 3.3) Where to fin teacher trainer jobs? There should be a thorough and rigorous application process. At the least, this should involve a wide-ranging and rigorous interview between you and the centre. The potential training supervisor should be involved (you need to have the chance to decide whether you will be able to work with this person, after all.) Expectations about the training process, time investment, and post-training commitments need to be made clear and agreed. If both you and the centre agree to enter into a training agreement, then the centre would send an application on your behalf to Cambridge Assessment. Part of this application will be an outline of the training programme that the centre proposes you undertake and this, as well as your application, need to be approved by Cambridge before you may start training. you need to be accepted as a trainer in training (TinT) by a specific centre. They need to accept you with a prospect of working with you post-training as an Assistant Course Tutor (ACT) for at least 3 courses. This means that centres should not offer to train you without also agreeing to offer you at least this amount of work post-training. It also means that you should not look to be trained at a centre where you do not plan to remain for at least three courses post-approval to consolidate your training. This also means that a centre should not charge you for your training. They should only offer to train you if they foresee a use for you within their team. If they think they should charge you, then your training cannot be valuable for them and they are only doing it for the money. You should also already be working at the centre in some other capacity (for example as a teacher) or be working for another centre who cannot offer the training you are seeking.

1.3.4. (Section 4) Director of studies (Section 4.1) How to become a director of studies The requirements for becoming a senior teacher vary from each language school or language center, Typically, Director of Studies will need A Bachelor’s Degree CELTA/Trinity Cert (or equivalent) and 2-5 years years of ESL teaching experience Management experience with responsibility for a team, preferably in ESL/EFL Strong communication skills, flexible and proactive Other requirements typically include... - Delta - TESOL, university degree or relevant ·- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, punctuality and professional manner - Commitment to professional development Management experience a plus - Teacher training experience a plus - Recruitment experience a plus - Course planning experience a plus - Previous experience in a similar role - Willingness to learn about new teaching trends (Section 4.2) Director of studies job role - Deputize for the deputy headmaster/principal or headmaster/principal in their absence. - Assist the headmaster/principal in management matters. -Actively engage in the maintenance of discipline and good conduct. -Participate in the interviewing of candidates for ESL teaching posts. - Take responsibility for all aspects of the curriculum associated with its planning, development, delivery, assessment, monitoring, and budgeting. -Take responsibility for all aspects of the management, performance, and development of the ESL teaching staff in accordance with specified academic objectives and goals. To this end, the DoS is required to provide the appropriate training where necessary and to monitor and review ESL staff performance. This would also include teacher induction training for novice ESL teachers, and regular teachers’ ‘professional development’ conferences. -Set, monitor, and manage a school homework policy. - Organise and administer parents’ meetings and parents’ evenings. - Advise parents and ESL students on ESL curriculum options. - Participate in the production of a school timetable. -Ensure that ESL teaching workloads are fairly allocated. -Organise extracurricular activities. -Laise with external ESL examination bodies. - Manage ESL staff and material resources. - Deliver regular lessons and demonstration classes to the highest standards - Ensure effective scheduling of classes, extra-curricular activities and events - Arrange English language school inductions for new teachers; lead regular teacher training workshops - Assess academic staff’s performance and provide constructive feedback together with developmental plans - Work closely with the Center Director and other supervisors to ensure inter-departmental co-operation and effective communication - Update and consult the Regional Education Manager to guarantee smooth product implementation and overall academic operations - Assist Product Development in testing and implementing new EF products and coursesDeliver regular lessons and demonstration classes to the highest standardsEnsure effective scheduling of classes, extra-curricular activities and events - Arrange English language school inductions for new teachers; lead regular teacher training workshops - Assess academic staff’s performance and provide constructive feedback together with developmental plans - Work closely with the Center Director and other supervisors to ensure inter-departmental co-operation and effective communications - Update and consult the Regional Education Manager to guarantee smooth product implementation and overall academic operations - Assist Product Development in testing and implementing new EF products and course SALARY (Section 4.3.) Where to find DOS jobs?

1.3.5. (Section 5) Language Center managers (Section 5.1) How to become a language centre manager After you stay in the company for at least 6 months to a year, you will likely either be approached for career development or you let the senior management know you are interested. You will be put on a traiing program to develop your skills as a school/center manager, whereby you will gradually progress up the ladder, from senior team supervisor to centre manager. Following up this ladder, depending on the school you work for can lead to regional and even national management positions. (Section 5.2) Language centre manager job role Overview, policy, planning and implementation re language and training programmes to be developed by Conlan School or its partner organizations, with particular focus on logistics (accommodation, coaches & transportation, programmes, timetables, contact with host families, etc); Overview, policy and implementation re stage, shadowing and work experience to be developed by Conlan School or its partner organizations; Overview, policy and implementation re translation and other business support services as carried out by Conlan School or its partner organizations; - Close liaison with and support of Director of Studies to ensure delivery of high quality service; - Local promotion and marketing activities in keeping with the general mission of Conlan School; - Preparation and maintenance of accreditation and visits by external organizations - Administration - Organization of weekly payments’ files - Preparation of reports Other skills for this role include... Counselling & interpersonal skills (ability to understand people’s needs) 2 / 3 -Excellent communication skills & time management skills • Financial management – keeping budgets, managing expenses - Managing people - Ability to create and maintain business networks/relationships - Office administration experience (IT literate, particularly MS Excel) - Analytical thinking - Attention to details SALARY (Section 5.3) Where to find Language center manager jobs?

1.3.6. (Section 6) Coursebook creator / developer (Section 6.1) How to become a coursebook creator / developer? (Section 6.2) Coursebook creator / developer job role (Section 6.3) Coursebook creator / developer salary (Section 6.4) Where to find coursebook creator / developer jobs?

1.3.7. (Section 7) Curriciulum developer (Section 7.1) How to become a curriculum developer (Section 7.2) Curriculum developer job role (Section 7.3) Curriculumn developer salary (Section 7.4) Where to find curriculum developer jobs?

1.3.8. Section (8) IELTS Examiner

1.3.9. Section (9) Business English Corporate Trainer

1.3.10. Section (10) Corporate Business English Teacher


1.4.1. (Section 1) Middle East (Section 1.1) FOCUS: Saudi 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What types of salary vs qualifications and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 1.2) FOCUS: U.A.E 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What types of salary vs qualifications and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working 7. Living costs 8. Finding accommodation

1.4.2. (Section 2) Far East (Section 2.1) FOCUS: China 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What types of salary vs qualifactions and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 2.2) FOCUS: South Korea 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What types of salary vs qualifications and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.4.3. (Section 3) South East Asia (Section 3.1) FOCUS: Thailand 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What types of salary vs qualifications and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 3.2) FOCUS: Vietnam 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.4.4. (Section 4) Eastern Europe (Section 4.1) FOCUS: Russia 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experience 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 4.2) FOCUS: Poland 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.4.5. (Section 5) Southern Europe (Section 5.1) FOCUS: Spain 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 5.2) FOCUS: Italy 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.4.6. (Section 6) N.W.Central Europe (Section 6.1) FOCUS: Germany 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 6.2) FOCUS: France 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What types of salary vs qualifications & experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.4.7. (Section 7) N. Africa (Section 7.1) FOCUS: Egypt 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 7.2) FOCUS: Morocco 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.4.8. (Section 8) S. America (Section 8.1) FOCUS: Mexico 1. Types of teaching jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working (Section 8.2) FOCUS: Brazil 1. Types of teaching Jobs 2. What type of salary vs qualifications and experiences 3. How to find jobs 4. Getting a VISA 5. Contracts 6. Pros and cons of working

1.5. [Module 5] GETTING A JOB

1.5.1. (Section 1) Educational Institutes (Section 1.1) Language Schools/Centres What to expect working in Language schools and language cetres the majority of opportunities for TEFL/TESOL graduates will be in private language schools. These are generally privately owned enterprises specializing in language training (usually English), and can range in size and scope from mom-and-pop businesses with a single classroom, to large multi-national chains of schools operating dozens of branches in multiple countries Large cities in Europe, Asia and Latin America typically host anywhere from 30-100 schools. Mega cities of Asia such as Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai can boast 3,000 – 5,000 language schools! Some will specialize in areas such as business English or young learners, while others may offer general classes to students of all levels and abilities Many classes taught in such venues focus on conversational English, which many students find difficult to master and which they need for professional reasons, but as a teacher you must be prepared to cover all aspects of the English language. Schedules vary, but on average you will teach for 25 - 30 hours a week with 12-15 hours of prep work. common shift is from 2 – 9 p.m. with some weekend work to accommodate students looking to study English after a standard work or school day. Class sizes vary, but typically range from 2 – 15 students. (Section 1.2) Universities What to expect working in Universities (Section 1.3) High Schools What to expect working in high schools and International schools (Section 1.4) Primary Schools What to expect working in Primary schools and International schools (Section 1.5) International Schools

1.5.2. (Section 2) CV's (Section 2.1) The importance of writing an ESL style CV When writing a CV in the ESL industry, especially in locations where there is a high demand for teaching positions, employers receive lots of applications from candidates, often so many that they can't get through all of them. Often times, employers will take a couple of seconds glance at the CV before either throwing it in the scrap pile or in the maybe pile for them to look at later. It's important that you write your CV in a way that grabs employers immediate attention and that separates you from the other candidates. In order to do this, there are several specific things you can include on your CV that are particularly useful for ESL jobs and a way to layout your CV to make your CV stand out from other candidates... (Section 2.2) What to include in your ESL CV COMPONENTS OF A GOOD CV For personal details, personal statement, qualifications and work experience include bullet points. Try to match your personal statement just with a few with the job requirements in the job posting Then a few, short sentences about what kind of teacher you are, what kind of person you are and why you want to live and work in that particular country (you will need to edit your CV each time you apply for jobs in different countries) For example... • CELTA qualified • Degree holder • Native English speaker • 4 Years ESL teaching experience • Detailed, observed lesson reports available My teaching is detailed, well structured and student centred. I prefer teaching with a high degree of student involvement and personalisation. I’m reliable, self-motivated and highly committed to my professional and personal development. For qualifications, again leave a few key bullet points showing your qualifications, no need to write the institutions here. For example... Qualifications • MA Education • CELTA degree • 2:1 BSc Psychology • A Level: - English Literature - ICT - Media Studies • GCSE : - 11 A-C grades - English (A) - English Literature (A) - English Speaking & Listening (A*) For work experience, again, leave a few bullet points on your work experience Just leave your job title, company and time working with them. For example.... - xyz (London) 2 years (2016-2018) - abc (Bangkok) 4 years (2012-2014) - 123 (Paris) 3 years (2009-2012) * References available on request For interest and skills write 2-3- paragraphs talking about things you enjoy doing and things you are interested. Try to include things that are unique and give a good impression of yourself to employers... For example... "Aside from being a native English speaker, I’m able to speak, read and write Italian, German and Thai and I’m currently learning Chinese. I have an interest in languages. I love travelling. Visiting different countries and places, experiencing different cultures and gaining insight by seeing different ways of life is something I’m fascinated by, and do as often as I can. I’m also an Internet Marketer committed to l earning and developing my marketing and sales skills in my spare time. I attend Internet Marketing seminars and frequently invest in courses and one to one coaching. I have experience creating websites, marketing campaigns and sales funnels for generating online leads and sales. I’m also a keen blogger, regularly posting on a range of topics. I have also been responsible for setting up and maintaining the social media presence of the last language school I worked for (International House Bangkok). I’m very interested in personal development, often attending seminars and multiple day events. I read daily and listen to audio books during my down time or when walking or exercising. Aside from being a native English speaker, I’m able to speak, read and write Italian, German and Thai and I’m currently learning Chinese. I have an interest in languages (Section 2..3) ESL CV Do's and Don'ts DO - Keep it as clean, and trim as possible, writing in short, simple sentences and cutting out the fluff. - Use bullet points, leave room for plenty of white space on your page, making it as easy on they eye as possible for your reader - Use clean, simple fonts like Verdana or arial with a good font size that is larger and easy to read - Include a professional photograph - include a smart, thin border around your page - use bold and underline to improve the look of your page and make important sections and words stand out - check spelling, grammar and punctuation DON'T - include unprofessional photos - write in either too much of an informal or formal style. Keep it friendly and professional. - include typical, or things in your 'interests and skills section'that gives the impression you are teaching abroad to simply party or that you spend too much time in bars, clubs etc or that you lead a partying lifestyle (Section 2.4) Writing a good cover letter A professional cover letter is a short, single page letter you should include with every application and/or resume you send out. tell prospective employers who you are, showcase why they should hire you, and stand out above all the other candidates. It’s a quick way for you to introduce yourself to an employer and gives them a taste of you…not just your skills (which they will get by looking at your resume.) Not only does it act as an introduction, it will also let whoever is reading it (hiring managers) know exactly why you are sending them your information as well as potentially help open the door to future meetings…and interviews! It gives potential employers information about you that they wouldn’t get just from looking at your resume alone. It’s an opportunity for you to reach out as an individual, not just as an applicant. it’s also an opportunity to help explain away any concerns a prospective employer might have about your ability to do the job they’re hiring for. reinforcing that you’re not only enthusiastic about the opportunity but that you’re also motivated to do what it takes to get in the door for that face to face meeting. the best cover letter is informative without being overly long or rambling. Each paragraph should serve a purpose and shouldn’t be excessively lengthy or confusing. make sure yours is brief enough to still be read but detailed and interesting enough to make them want to learn more about you. Your Name Your Address City, State, Zip Your Best Contact Phone Number Your Professional Email Your Personal Branding Website Date Employer Name Title Company Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Mr./Mrs. Last Name:* PARAGRAPH 1: make sure it’s strong and draws the reader in. Explain why you are writing. Describe the job you are applying for, including the position and job title. PARAGRAPH 2: get to introduce yourself and tell your potential employer why you are qualified to do the job you are applying for. Let them know what you have to offer and why your skills and knowledge are perfect for the position. Don’t forget to tailor based off your research on what you know about the company PARAGRAPH 3-4: explain away any concerns an employer might have about your ability to do the job. IShare accomplishments , success stories, and any other bits of information that will help convince the hiring manager that they have to bring you in for an interview. FINAL PARAGRAPH: thank them for considering you for the job and let them know they should feel comfortable reaching out to you with any questions or concerns not addressed in your letter/resume. let them know how you plan on following up with them. Finally, be sure to direct the hiring manager to your Your PersonalWebsite and/or social media profiles are able to get a feel for who you are as a person. Sincerely (or any other closing comment), Signature/Typed Signature You want to always try to address your cover letter to someone specific. Unfortunately that information is not always available. If you find yourself writing a letter and unsure of who to address it to, use “Dear Hiring Manager,” or “Dear Recruiter.” Avoid keeping your cover letter generic, make sure it's tailored to the work place and the job. it shows that the applicant is excited to be applying for the job. It also lets the hiring manager know the applicant isn’t just looking for a job, but that they’re looking to be a part of a team. hiring managers are reading tens of hundreds of cover letters and after a while, they’re all going to start blending together…make your stand out…in a good way! Now What? If after sending your cover letter and your resume you don’t hear from the company within a couple of days, a quick “wanted to be sure you had received my application” email is an entirely appropriate follow-up, even without telling them that you will be following up first. If you do end up needing to write a follow-up note, you absolutely should slip in a line like “I really think my (skills and talents that are relevant to the job) would be great for (the company), and want to make sure my application didn’t get lost or submitted incorrectly.” You can also throw in something again about why you want to work at that company – mention some company values or exciting projects to show that you’ve done your research and are really interested in them specifically. Offer to go to work on probation. In the majority of instances if you are determined to have the position for which you apply, it will be most effective if you offer to work for a week, or a month, or for a sufficient length of time to enable your prospective employer to judge your value WITHOUT PAY. his may appear to be a radical suggestion, but experience has proved that it seldom fails to win at least a trial. If you are SURE OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS, a trial is all you need. Incidentally, such an offer indicates that you have confidence in your ability to fill the position you seek. It is most convincing. If your offer is accepted, and you make good, more than likely you will be paid for your "probation" period. Make clear the fact that your offer is based upon: a. Your confidence in your ability to fill the position. b. Your confidence in your prospective employer's decision to employ you after trial. c. Your DETERMINATION to have the position you seek. Knowledge of your prospective employer's business. Before applying for a position, do sufficient research in connection with the business to familiarize yourself thoroughly with that business, and indicate in your brief the knowledge you have acquired in this field. This will be impressive, as it will indicate that you have imagination,and a real interest in the position you seek. Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins. If your "case" is properly prepared and presented, your victory will have been more than half won at the outset. Successful salesmen groom themselves with care. They understand that first impressions are lasting. Your brief is your salesman. Give it a good suit of clothes, so it will stand out in bold contrast to anything your prospective employer ever saw, in the way of an application for a position. If the position you seek is worth having, it is worth going after with care. . Moreover, if you sell yourself to an employer in a manner that impresses him with your individuality, you probably will receive more money for your services from the very start, than you would if you applied for employment in the usual conventional way. If you seek employment through an advertising agency, or an employment agency, have the agent use copies of your brief in marketing your services. This will help to gain preference for you, both with the agent, and the prospective employers (Section 2.5) Where to upload your CV

1.5.3. (Section 3) Finding a job (Section 3.1) Top ESL online job boards SL Job Boards When it comes to finding ESL tutoring jobs online, one of the best resources is ESL job boards. You can use general job search engines, but using a dedicated site saves you time and frustration. These boards connect recruiters in the education industry with teachers – meaning you don’t have to scour the web yourself to find opportunities. As they’re updated frequently, ESL jobs boards offer a good supply of online job postings – so they are a great place to find new leads. 1. Started in 1997, is one of the longest established and most popular English teaching job websites. It is one of the world’s biggest real-time ESL job boards. So, it offers a really extensive selection of English teaching jobs. Many of the site’s job postings are for location-based positions. But, it also posts a plethora of online teaching opportunities. Visit the job seeker’s section of the site to search for current openings. Where it says “Type of Position” on the job search form, select the option “online” from the drop down menu. This brings up a list of English language teaching jobs that are based online, rather than location-based. The site updates its job database daily – so make sure you check back for new opportunities. 2. Dave’s ESL Café Dave’s ESL Café is another long established ESL teaching job board. This popular website was launched in 1995, by Dave Sperling – hence the name of the site – a traveler and multimedia consultant. Now, the website is one of the most popular resources for English teaching jobs. It connects students and teachers from around the world. The site has three main jobs boards: • International Job Board • Korean Job Board • China Job Board You can find online ESL teaching jobs on all of these boards. The only downside is, there’s no way to filter job listings on the boards to display online-only jobs. Tip: An easy way to find them is to click CTRL + F and then in the search bar of your browser, type “online” and hit enter. This will highlight any use of that word on the page. You can also post your resume to the site. Potential employers can view it and consider it for any positions they may have open in the future. 3. ESL Jobs Another great place to find jobs as an English language teacher is ESL Jobs. This job board posts new jobs every day – so there are always new opportunities available. . While this job board does offer a smaller selection compared to the previous sites, it’s still worth checking out. Most of the jobs on the site are location-based. But, there are online jobs posted occasionally. ESL Jobs has a section just for online jobs – this is a really handy, time-saving feature. So, check out the online jobs page for opportunities. You can set up job alerts for the types of jobs that you’re interested in. And, these alerts are automatically sent to you. This is one of the best features of the site 4. ESL Jobs World ESL Jobs World is another excellent resource for ESL teaching jobs. And, it’s really easy to use! Essentially, all you need to do is upload a copy of your resume to the site’s database. This shows your availability to employers. And, when it comes to applying for jobs, you already have your resume ready. So, applying for positions on the site’s job boards is a really quick process. ESL Jobs World posts a lot of location-based positions. But, it also offers quite a good selection of online ESL teaching opportunities. It even has a section just for online positions. So, upload your resume, and check out the online jobs sections – you might find an opportunity that suits your needs. You can also create personalized email alerts – these notify you about job opportunities that fit your criteria. 5. Teachlingo Teachlingo is a website that offers ESL/TEFL jobs. So, if you’re looking for English language jobs online, it’s a great resource. Here’s what you need to do: • Create a Profile: Your profile needs to include your experience and requirements, as well as a professional looking photo of yourself. • Upload a CV: This makes applying to jobs easier and shows potential employees your experience, skills and qualifications. • Create a Video: Create and display an introduction video if you want to increase the number of offers you get. After you have completed the steps above, you can start searching for jobs that fit your requirements. The website allows you to filter and sort the results to those that best suit your needs – rather than just offering you a big list of jobs to sort through, as many other jobs boards do. What’s best about Teachlingo is how quick and easy it is to apply for a job. You can apply to an open position with just a single click. Recruiters receive your application, as well as your profile and CV, instantly. And, potential employers can also use filters to search for teachers on the site that could be a match for the job openings they have. So, if your profile and CV are uploaded to the site and you match an employer’s requirements, then they can send you a job offer straight to your inbox. 6. TESOL International Association TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Association is a professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. It also features a job board that lists ESL teaching jobs. Often, these jobs are location-based. But, you can also find online positions too. So, add this site to your list of resources and check back for opportunities. 7. ESL Employment ESL Employment is a website that lists jobs and career opportunities for English language teachers. The website has a section just for online English teaching jobs. And, it’s updated quite frequently. So, make sure you check back every now and then for new opportunities. (Section 3.2) Agencies Recruiting Agencies, also referred to as Teacher Placement Agencies or Employment Agencies, are commonly used in the ESL teaching industry where employers and job seekers may be remotely located Unable to meet job candidates in person, schools rely on recruiters to screen potential teachers through face-to-face interviews. Likewise, teachers rely on recruiters to help secure legitimate contracts and fair compensation from employers whose nationality and culture are often foreign. Recruiters also help to fill the language gap between teachers and school administrators. Agencies recruit various levels of candidates, ranging from recent graduates with little or no experience, to those who have taught abroad for six or more years. While experienced teachers may find employment success without recruiters, many enjoy the benefits recruiters provide and continue to utilize them throughout their career. recruiting agents specialize in the legal aspects of the industry. However, unlike these other types of agents, a recruiter does not hold back a portion of a teacher's salary. A professional recruiting agency charges the school a fee, not the teacher. The agency's goal is to ensure that all job candidates are qualified, capable, and enthusiastic about teaching abroad. Recruiters need to be able to pair up the skills and experience of candidates with the specific needs of the schools. Successful matchmaking takes into account several factors including: educational req