What is TESOL?
TESOL is the acronym – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. English is the most widely spoken and common second language in the world. It is the language used for global business, trade, research, science, technology and the Internet. This means learning to speak English is a necessity for people in non-English speaking countries in order for them to get a good job, trade, do business, travel, study abroad and fully use the Internet.
Why study a TESOL Course?
The need for TESOL teachers has exploded and continues to rise as global demand continue to increase. Native English speakers and non-native fluent English speakers are constantly sought after to work in Asian, European, South American and Middle Eastern countries in fact, almost everywhere in non-English speaking parts of the world.
Teaching your native English language to others is a rewarding experience both financially and personally. Through teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) you can travel to exotic countries, learn about new and exciting cultures, make new international friends, change your lifestyle and so much more.
How many people worldwide study English?
There are over 1.75 billion people studying English as a second language worldwide (according to the British Council) and this number is set to rise to over 2 billion by 2020.
Online English language lessons in China alone stands as a US$4.5 billion industry and as of 2019, it is projected to grow more than 20% per year to reach US$7.8 billion, when the country’s entire online education sector will be valued at US$41 billion.
But this isn’t all, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Europe, South America, The Middle East all have a demand for TESOL certified teachers.
How many certified TESOL teachers are needed?
Over 100,000 new TESOL teaching positions open every year and the lack of certified English language teachers is one of the largest challenges to educators and learners globally.
But this is just the beginning as this does not take into account the impact of English on the Internet.
Over 80% of the world’s electronically stored information is in English and 51.2% of the world’s top 10 million websites is English dwarfing all other languages online.
The Internet’s growth in middle income countries is developing a ‘rising billions’ of potentially new English as a Second Language learners which will mean an explosive rise in the need for certified online English teachers. The global demand for certified English language teachers overseas and online is virtually insatiable.
If you are a native English speaker or fluent non-native, then you too can become part of this exciting, incredible rapidly exploding global industry.
How can I become a part of this exciting industry?
You need to do a TESOL certificate and learn how to teach learners of all ages and all levels.
Completing a TESOL certificate will give you the knowledge, skills, certification and work experience to become an ‘in demand’ TESOL teacher.
Which TESOL Certificate should I do?
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