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Teaching English as a Profession

Teaching English is a profession that offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you travel abroad or teach in your home country, you will meet people of many different cultures and make a real difference in their lives as you help them with their English.

Teaching is a flexible profession – it can be a source of full-time employment or can be done part-time to supplement an existing job or as you study. It can also be the first step towards a further career in education; as an Academic Director in a language school, developing education materials or becoming a teacher trainer.

Language schools often have a corporate division that has contracts with businesses and organizations to provide them with language teachers in the work place. This is a great opportunity for language teachers with a business background and usually pays more than classroom teaching.

There are many other interesting opportunities for language teachers, for example, teaching refugees or organizing private lessons marketed towards other skills and knowledge that you have, e.g. teaching English to lawyers, teaching English through drama, etc.

Teaching in Canada

Canada is a very popular destination for foreign students who want to learn English. There are many private language schools that offer language courses throughout the year to students who come to improve their English. In summer there is an even greater demand for CELTA-qualified teachers as schools' populations increase dramatically.

Language schools often have a corporate division that has contracts with businesses and organizations to provide them with language teachers in the work place. This is a great opportunity for language teachers with a business background and usually pays more than classroom teaching.

There are many other interesting opportunities for language teachers, for example, teaching refugees or organizing private lessons marketed towards other skills and knowledge that you have, e.g. teaching English to lawyers, teaching English through drama, etc.

The CELTA is recognized in Canada by:
  1. TESL Canada - the organization that oversees teaching training programs in Canada. CELTA graduates are eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard Level 1. Please note that a university degree is required to obtain TESL Canada certification.
  2. Languages Canada – the association of private language schools in Canada.

Teaching in the United States

The United States is a prime destination for English language learners.
  • For tourist students, private language schools are an ideal place to experience language and culture, and make life-long friends.
  • For students whose goals may include college and university studies, private language schools offer academic preparation programs that help them reach educational objectives.
  • Finally, professionals from all over the world recognize the United States as an ideal location to learn Business English, making connections abroad and broadening their career prospects.
All of these programs require qualified instructors with classroom experience, and the CELTA program will prepare you with these skills.

Teaching Abroad

The CELTA is the most recognized qualification for teaching English internationally. Whether you want to go to Asia or Europe, the Middle East or Australia, employers will immediately recognize that you are a qualified teacher and ready to go straight into the classroom and teach.

Teaching English abroad can be a valuable experience, both culturally – living and working in another country – and economically. Many schools are willing to help graduates with travel and visa costs, and to assist with accommodation and health insurance together with a generous salary and even free language lessons for you!

While it is not necessary to have a university degree to take the CELTA program, many countries do require their teachers to have one.

Job Placement Assistance

As one of the largest teacher training centers in Canada we are constantly being contacted by schools and institutions locally and abroad who are looking for CELTA-qualified teachers. Trainees at ILSC have access to all of these job postings.

The ILSC organization has schools in Canada and abroad and is constantly looking for teachers. We can put you in touch with the recruiting directors at our other locations in:

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • New York, USA
  • San Francisco, USA
  • New Delhi, India
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Brisbane, Australia