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ESL Teacher Courses

An ESL Teacher teaches English to students whose first language is something other than English. You might work for an English language school or provide lessons privately to individuals or small groups of students. ESL Teachers generally follow a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) program which may focus on speaking, reading or writing. ESL Teachers often work with migrants or refugees from various cultural backgrounds.

ESL Teachers need to be patient and able to work with students with a wide range of abilities. You’ll need to be organised and be able to plan and follow a teaching program. An ESL Teacher must have excellent communication skills and be able to meet the needs of several students at one time.

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Popular ESL Teacher Courses

There are 8 courses available for people who want to become an ESL Teacher. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an ESL Teacher earn?

In Australia, a full time ESL Teacher generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an ESL Teacher?

This industry has seen strong employment growth in recent years. There are currently 5,900 people working as an ESL Teacher in Australia compared to 3,000 five years ago. ESL Teachers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an ESL Teacher?

A Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as an ESL Teacher. You’ll look at various strategies for teaching English language and literacy skills including grammar, spelling, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading and writing. You could also consider a Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within language and tesol. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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