At 339 million, English has the third most native speakers in the world. And with the countless people speaking English as a second included, English is easily one of the most prevalent and ubiquitous languages on earth. The problem is, with over 170,00 words in numerous dialects, English is also one of the most complicated languages to learn. It’s no wonder that Americans can feel like things have been lost in translation when travelling to other countries that speak English.
A job as an English as a Second Language teacher is a great option for anyone who loves languages, people, and is looking for a flexible career option. Some ESL teachers work as adult literacy teachers and GED teachers in the states; they also work as private tutors with students or adults. Others work abroad in other countries helping people learn a second language.
As an English as Second Language (ESL) student or teacher, you probably need all the help you can get in learning and in teaching this language. Online materials are readily available, including study guides, textbooks, and software. ESL software usually is not free, but we’ve included some reasonably-priced tools in this list, as well as several resources for free textbooks. As an addition, we also included several ESL forums for students and teachers, where you can ask for help or look for ESL teaching jobs. Continue reading →