If you're interested in teaching English as a foreign language abroad, or as a second language within the United States, TESOL membership can provide you with a variety of professional advantages, and Varsity Tutors can get you set up with a Cleveland TESOL certification course that can supplement a TESOL certificate program, or help you review the skills you'll use when working towards TEFL or TESL certification. TESOL stands for "Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages," and the TESOL International Association is a professional organization for English instructors worldwide. Membership can give you access to seminars and workshops put on by leaders in the field, as well as the TESOL Resource Center, a compendium of lesson plans, activities, and the like. Whether you're already actively teaching ESL or EFL and are looking to join an organization that can benefit your career, or if you're a student pursuing a career in English instruction who would like an additional source of guidance, feedback, and systematic review of teaching techniques, a TESOL certification course can give you the instruction you're looking for.
There is no single certification that can give you the ability to teach English all over the world. If you're teaching ESL in the United States you'll need a teaching license in your state, among other things, and EFL programs in foreign countries have their requirements that vary from nation to nation. In some cases, you may need a degree from a four-year school like Cleveland State University or Kent State University. However, as the skills you'll need to complete a TESOL certificate program have plenty of crossover with other certifications, studying to become a TESOL member can be a great way to build your teaching skills, particularly as membership in the organization can help you stand out when you're applying for employment in an ESL or EFL position. TEFL, TESL, and TESOL programs can be quite challenging, and Cleveland TESOL certification training can give you more resources to draw upon as you strive to complete your program.
When you enroll in a training class, you'll be placed in an online classroom where you'll study under the leadership of an expert mentor in a classroom of your peers. Your instructor can give lessons on critical TEFL and TESL concepts like presentation and evaluation of lesson plans, techniques for teaching English speaking, reading, and writing skills; how to assess language skills, curriculum planning, and more. Your instructor can also create collaborative activities for you and your classmates, so you can learn through cooperative work like putting together teaching materials or lesson plans. You can engage in group discussions as well, where you can draw on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of your colleagues to get a more well-rounded understanding of concepts like learning styles and personality types, or new perspectives on managing disruptive behavior in the classroom. You'll be able to request one-on-one time with your instructor where you can clear up questions you have about topics that you're struggling with.
We're aware that many people interested in TESOL membership have busy professional, academic, and personal lives that can make fitting in a prep class difficult, but a Cleveland TESOL certification class is designed to be convenient and accessible. You'll attend class online through our video chat platform, so you can work with your instructor and classmates face-to-face without having to add a time-wasting commute to your life. There are a variety of class meeting times on offer, and you'll be able to pick from two-week and four-week class sections, giving you some flexibility in scheduling.
If you give Varsity Tutors a call today we can enroll you in Cleveland TESOL certification training quickly and hassle-free. New course sections start monthly, so a course that works for you may be right around the corner. Reach out now and take a step towards pursuing a career as a teacher of ESL or EFL.