There is no such thing as a TESOL teacher. We call them Trainers. TESOL trainers train you how to teach English as a second language. So you train to be an ESL teacher.
Singapore has successfully positioned itself to be an education hub. There are up to 150,000 foreign students in Singapore. This does not include children of expatriates.
Furthermore, a 2006 MOE review showed that English may not be the language of choice for many Singaporeans at home. As a result of this, MOE revised their pedagogy and incorporated TESOL techniques and principles within the training of new teachers. Many MOE teachers are also doing their CELTA.
Increasingly, more private tutors tutoring local students are doing our courses as well.
In addition, there are many foreign workers in Singapore, whose employers recognise these workers need ESL lessons.
The ESL industry is strong and the last decade has seen phenomenal growth in the market worldwide. In areas like Western Europe, Hong Kong and the Middle East, English is widely spoken, and yet the ESL market continues to grow. Places like Japan, Korea and Taiwan boast a stable infrastructure in the ESL market, and no sign of slowing down. The most exciting areas of the industry, however, lie in locations such as China, South-East Asia, Latin America and Central/Eastern Europe. It is here that the need is the greatest and the market is the most vibrant.
Let us help you! We have extensive experience in travel and teaching, and can help you make a good choice based on your background, your interests and your skills.
No, many positions do not require a University degree but do require a TESOL certificate of 120hrs training time. The only countries where you cannot legally teach without a University degree (any Bachelor's degree) are South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan if you are over 30. In other countries, employers may or may not ask for a degree, but this is the employer's choice; it does not mean you MUST have one to work in that country. In fact, many employers will advertise what is called a 'wish list' asking for lots of qualifications, but usually settling for less.
Our trainers are very interested in making you aware of all the opportunities, and would like to open your eyes and mind to places you may never have thought of living or working!
We can never make such a guarantee. Our Graduate Services are second to none. We have the most extensive network of private schools who come to us looking for ESL teachers. Our Graduate Services also include the Job Portal.
Between $25/hr to $55/hr for contract work at private language and business schools. If you do tutoring, it will be around $40-$75/hr. For permanent work at private and language schools, the range is $2500/month to $3800/month. These rates are entry level rates, assuming you have little or no ESL teaching experience.
Heartpower will help you. We have been in the business and know who is who in Singapore. And if we dont we will find out and advise you. We will never tell you DON'T work at a particular school. We can only tell you what we heard and what we know and you need to be extra careful when signing the contract.
We do so in many ways. Schools come to us for graduate trainees. We have worked with many schools and have built a reputation of trust. Some schools employ based solely on our recommendation, even without interviews.
ANYWHERE! English has attained a unique position that no other language has done to date. As long as you can prove that you are a capable, engaging and passionate teacher, the world is your oyster.
Within 3 months of successful completion of your course.
120hrs. That is in-class training hrs. Should not include self study time etc.
Heartpower TESOL has built relationships with schools and we continually invite schools to advise us what they are looking for in ESL teachers. On an average an ESL Head of Department gets about 5 resumes via email per week.
Are you an engaging student-centred teacher? Can you acheive the 80:20 rule? Can you adapt textbooks to make each lesson come alive? Can you elicit rather than explain? Can you motivate your students? All our courses have incorporated specific training sections that produce skills the schools want. With Heartpower TESOL, you stand the best chance in getting noticed.
Teaching Practice is always recommended. Some people require more TP than others. It is for you to gain confidence teaching and to apply what you learnt in a real environment. With Heartpower, we do not restrict the amount of TP sessions you can do. You stop when we both think you are ready to apply for ESL teaching jobs.