If you're pursuing a career teaching English as a foreign language abroad or as a second language in the United States a TESOL certificate program can both build the skills that you'll need to succeed in your chosen profession, and Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a Nashville TESOL certification course that can supplement your education and help prepare you for your career. TESOL, short for "teaching English to speakers of other languages," is a blanket term that applies to both ESL and EFL instructors. The TESOL International Association is a professional organization that supports those working in these fields, and becoming a member will give you access to workshops and seminars taught by leading voices in the field of English language instruction, as well as access to resources like the the TESOL Online Career Center, a job placement program for those who have earned a TESOL certificate. Becoming a TESOL member can make your resume stand out when applying to jobs, and can also provide you with opportunities for lifelong learning, so certification training can be well worth the investment.
There is no single path to a position teaching ESL or EFL. If you're teaching within the United States you'll have to be licensed according to your state's regulations, and if you're teaching in a foreign country you'll have to meet the requirements of the program employing you. In some cases, you'll need a bachelor's degree from a four-year school like Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, or another college or university. While a TESOL certificate program won't authorize you to teach English wherever you'd like, it will give you access to the aforementioned professional resources, and the skills that you'll study to earn your certificate can overlap with the skills you'll need to become licensed to teach English in international and domestic programs.
Nashville TESOL certification training can offer you support as you study to become an ESL or EFL teacher through an online classroom where you'll be taught by an expert instructor. Your instructor can deliver lessons on critical teaching concepts like curriculum planning, identifying learning objectives, the unique challenges of teaching students to read, write, and speak in English, and more. You can also participate in collaborative activities with your classmates, like working together to develop class materials, and you can engage in group discussions where the diverse teaching experiences and viewpoints of your colleagues can introduce you to new perspectives on teaching techniques and learning styles, managing disruptive student behavior, and so on. You'll be able to reach out to your instructor for one-on-one sessions as well, so if you're struggling with difficult subjects you can get direct feedback to clear up issues.
There are barriers to attending a traditional classroom, most notably the amount of time that can be eaten up by a commute to and from class. An online Nashville TESOL certification class makes it easier to get support as you strive towards your career goals, which can be a boon to those with busy academic and professional lives. You'll be able to study wherever it is most convenient for you, as you'll attend class through our video chat platform, which allows you to interact with your classmates and instructor face-to-face remotely. There are a variety of class meeting times as well as both two-week and four-week class sections, so you can find something that suits your availability.
If you give Varsity Tutors a call today one of our educational consultants can provide you with more information about what you can expect from Nashville TESOL certification training and get you signed up painlessly. New class sections are starting every month, so a class that's just right for you might be in your immediate future. Contact us now and take this step towards your pursuit of a future in TESL or TEFL.