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Jobs in the ESL World
If you're looking for a job as an English teacher either in the U.S. or abroad, you're on the right track. We have seen our staff and trainees use their Cambridge CELTA training and qualification to go in many different directions with their careers, part-time jobs and hobbies, as well as travels.
- First-time teachers have gotten jobs teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to adults in language schools and international companies in New York and other locations in the U.S. and as well as in a huge number of different countries overseas.
- Experienced teachers have also taken the course and used their CELTA qualification for professional development and to expand their repertoire to teaching ESL students within their schools as well as to travel and work abroad.
- Some teachers have also used the CELTA certification to get volunteer and paid work teaching immigrant students in the States and some have taught ESL in refugee camps overseas.
The possibilities for types of employment, types of students and job locations are endless.
Whatever it is you choose to do, the University of Cambridge CELTA at Teaching House prepares you for all of the above possibilities and more. Not only does the CELTA give you the practical, hands-on training that you need to be completely prepared and confident to walk into an EFL/ESL classroom anywhere in the world and teach English, but being affiliated with Cambridge offers world-wide recognition with language school employers who give strong preference to teachers who have successfully completed a CELTA training course.
There are several more ways Teaching House helps our teachers find work. It is our aim to make sure that each of our teachers has the ability to find teaching positions where they want and we are very proud of the places where our teachers go on to work.
With Teaching House, the process of getting our teachers the right job starts before the course has even begun. Our trainees write out their resumé and bring it with them to the start of the course. Over the first two weeks of the course, our tutors give individual support to help trainees write resumés and cover letters to send out to schools. One of the most powerful tools for finding work is the Teaching House School Database. This is a purpose-built database of information on schools around the world. So whether our trainees wish to teach English in New York or Nakhodka, Barcelona or Bali, we have listings of all the major (and quite a few minor) schools in the district with contact details including email and postal addresses as well as phone numbers.
With the School Database, our teachers are able to contact schools directly, bypassing the crowd who can only apply for teaching positions once they have been advertised. The best jobs rarely get advertised on the Internet and are taken by teachers who can apply directly to the principal of a school who does the hiring. Our teachers have access to the right people through the School Database. And access does not stop once a teacher has got their first job; our teachers have access to the Teaching House School Database as well as job assistance and advice from our tutors for life. Remember, in the ESL profession, which is a versatile international field, you want to make sure your teaching qualification is just as versatile and international! We ensure quality training, experienced staff and long-standing internationally-recognized certification with the University of Cambridge CELTA course. Combined with access to the Teaching House School Database and our expert assistance in job hunting, you will be well on the way to getting the job you want!
Please note: We do not charge our teachers extra for access to MyTeachingHouse or the Teaching House School Database or for contacting schools on their behalf to organize interviews or to give references. Furthermore, we do not accept payment from schools who wish to employ our graduates. As such, we never accept payment from either our graduates looking for work or the school hiring, and we would be very wary of any teacher training center which did.
"I'm very happy that I took the course & feel that I am well-equipped to begin a career as an EFL teacher." - Tanya, June '08 CELTA graduate