If you are considering a new career and are looking for an occupation in the field of education, then you may be wondering about what type of English teacher you need to be able to do the job. This is often a confusing question, and there are a few different types of teachers. You may be thinking that there is no difference in the way a teacher of English works in school and in a school setting. In most cases, this is correct, however it can be misleading.
The first two primary types of teachers are teachers of languages. These are typically those that teach the English language because the English language is by far the most widely spoken language in the world. For example: “English teacher” has more than the typical connotations of it being someone that is teaching English at all.
“English as a Second Language” is a job that can be found in schools that are interested in providing an English language program. It is a job where the teacher teaches the English language to students that are not fluent in English, but rather just have a love of the language.
If you are interested in teaching ESL children, then you may be interested in a job in which you work with children from other countries in the English-speaking world, and in which the children learn English with the goal of later becoming successful adults and living in the United States or other English speaking nations. Many times English as Second Language teachers will teach in public schools or with private schools.
While many English teachers to teach the language as a primary course in a school setting, many of these teachers also teach courses of study in English composition or other classes related to English literature. If you are interested in these types of jobs, then you may want to check with the State Department of Education to see what the requirements are for employment in that particular state.
These are just some of the many types of jobs that are available in the English teaching field. If you are interested in finding a new occupation, then you may want to look into finding a job in which you can teach the language in addition to . . . . . . educating students who may be fluent in English. This can be a great career move that is both rewarding and fun.