If you are currently or planning to become a teacher of the English language, and you are seeking assistance as you pursue your TESOL certification, Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a convenient, comprehensive Portland TESOL certification course. Obtaining your TESOL certification can open up opportunities to teach English all over the world. Enrolling in a TESOL study course can help you to stay focused on the material and attain the certification you need.
TESOL, which refers to teaching English to speakers of other languages, is a general name for a field of education that encompasses a kind of teaching one might engage in either here in the US or abroad. There is no single TESOL certification body or organization, and minimum education requirements or state teaching licenses may be needed depending on where, and at what level, you are going to teach. One well-known TESOL credential is given through the TESOL International Association Certificate Program, though certification can also be granted through accredited university courses, or by a private institution. Requirements vary from program to program, but to gain the certification you can expect to have completed TESOL coursework, as well as a practicum.
Though you no doubt learned a lot at a school like the University of Portland or Lewis & Clark College, and you may have gained experience teaching since then, TESOL certification covers a lot of information and may call on you to display knowledge or skills you don't make use of every day. In your Portland TESOL certification course, you'll be led by an instructor who has expertise in the TESOL curriculum, and in the subtleties of teaching English to non-native speakers. Your instructor can provide you with questions and scenarios to prepare you for what you might encounter in your coursework, and help you to develop classroom management strategies to successfully navigate the practicum. You will attend sessions with other educators and aspiring educators who share the same objective that you have: to gain TESOL certification. Through in-class discussion, your classmates can share their experiences in the classroom, and you can share yours. Your classmates' questions and contributions to the class discussion could expose you to ideas and perspectives you may not have come across had you decided to study alone. Working closely with your instructor and fellow students can help keep you focused and engaged as you work your way through the steps toward certification.
Whatever your reasons are for pursuing TESOL certification are, finding time to study can be a challenge, especially if you are already working. That's why the Portland TESOL certification training course provided by Varsity Tutors is completely online. With new courses beginning each month, it's easy to start at any time. Courses run in 2-week and 4-week sections, and sections meet at varying times to make them easier to fit into your busy schedule.
Since your Portland TESOL certification class is online, you can practically eliminate your commute. You can save on time, and hopefully the stress of commuting as well. Plus, you can attend from anywhere you want, whether that's your home, or work, or your local coffee shop.
No matter what your goals may be for your teaching career, enrolling in a Portland TESOL certification training class can help you to get the certification you need to achieve them. Mastering the knowledge and skills associated with the TESOL can serve you well in the classroom, so investing in a trustworthy and comprehensive study method is a wise choice. Reach out to the education consultants at Varsity Tutors today to enroll in Portland TESOL certification training, and you could start attending classes soon.