The idea of teaching English abroad attracts a variety of people from all corners of the English speaking world, from university students taking a gap year, long-term travellers to those who have decided to change their careers (and their lifestyles) and those who have retired. The opportunities to travel and teach are endless. There are English language schools all over the world. The most popular destinations for teachers are: South America, Eastern Europe, Asia and South East Asia. Teaching English overseas is an unforgettable experience and will give you the rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, and to learn about a country and its people while travelling and earning money.
In addition, many English language students travel to English speaking countries to enrol in English courses and immerse themselves in the language and culture countries like the United Kingdom, the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Teaching English to Speakers of other languages has evolved into a multibillion dollar international industry, with opportunities that appeal to all sorts of people aspiring to enter this specialised field of education.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a satisfying and rewarding career. There are positions available to teach various levels and age groups: from kindergarten to Business English. Most TESOL classes are student centered, communicative and activity-based so that the students are given the opportunity to interact and learn English in a stimulating and interesting environment while having fun. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course offered by the Wits Language School in Johannesburg will prepare you for a career in English language teaching. There are both part-time and full-time TESOL courses available at Wits Language School, as well as an TESOL via distance learning available online.
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