If you wish to work abroad as an English teacher and need extra support as you work on becoming TESOL certified, we can help. Varsity Tutors offers supplemental Phoenix TESOL certification training to accredited TESOL courses that you may already be enrolled in. Becoming TESOL certified can open up numerous teaching job opportunities around the world. It demonstrates to potential employers that you have the skills to manage a classroom and prepare effective lesson plans for English learners.
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is a general term that encompasses other programs like TEFL and TESL. Organizations like the TESOL International Association offer certificate programs, but there are also other accredited organizations that you can enroll in to become certified. Job requirements are typically specific to the job. Some language schools may require a four-year university degree from an institution like the University of Arizona, but this is not always the case. Note that if you want to teach in the United States, you must have a field-specific teaching license from the state you wish to work in. No matter where you decide to obtain your TESOL certificate, you will be expected to carve out time to complete your coursework and follow through on assignments. TESOL certification courses through an accredited organization typically cover the following: assessing language skills, planning effective curriculum, teaching speaking skills, and planning activities for learning vocabulary. Certification is awarded upon successful completion of the required coursework and practicum (practice teaching). TESOL does not usually have a large exam you have to take.
There are many benefits to enrolling in a Phoenix TESOL certification course. The first is that all sessions are led by highly experienced instructors who are familiar with the process of becoming TESOL certified and the coursework that is involved. Your instructor can cover various aspects that you'll be expected to know to earn your certification, from managing disruptive behavior to planning effective lessons and more. Another benefit is that other prospective TESOL candidates will also be attending classroom discussions. Your classmates can provide insight you may not have even thought of based on their own personal experiences. Reviewing in this manner provides a more collaborative learning environment that is conducive to your goal of becoming TESOL certified. If you have additional questions teaching complex grammar or assessing reading proficiency, you can always request additional one-on-one time with your instructor outside of class.
If your goal is to travel and work abroad, teaching English offers a viable way to make that happen. We understand that you likely have a busy schedule that leaves little time for anything else. You'll be glad to know that the supplemental Phoenix TESOL certification training we provide is conducted entirely online. Whether you prefer learning at your home or even at a private study area at Arizona State University, simply log into the virtual classroom from your computer. There's no need to spend time commuting through heavy traffic. There are new sections that start each month, and you can choose between two-week or four-week classes at a time that fits into your schedule. Even if you are fluent in English, you may not necessarily know how to explain complex grammar or how to teach vocabulary to your students. As you work through your coursework, you will undoubtedly have many questions which you may not know the answer to. With the comprehensive training that we provide, you can feel more confident as you turn in your assignments. Reach out to Varsity Tutors today and we can help you enroll in a Phoenix TESOL certification class.