ELT/ESL Professional Development

Take your teaching career to the next level with professional development. Whether it’s taking a Specialized TEFL/TESOL course to enhance your resume or a Micro-credential course to learn a new skill you can use to improve your teaching, we’re always offering new professional development opportunities to our global teachers.

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How Long Does It Take to Get a TEFL Certification?

If you’re thinking about becoming an English teacher or are exploring a new ESL niche, you’ll need to consider getting TEFL/TESOL certified. These certifications help you qualify for competitive jobs or attract students as a freelancer. You’ve probably wondered about the time commitment this entails and have asked yourself, “How long does it take to […]

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Upskilling Opportunities for ELT Industry Grow With Global Shifts, Rise of Private Sector EFL Companies

Denver, Co – If you work in education, you’re likely immersed in a culture that greatly values continued professional development, or CPD. In recent years, this idea of continuous growth or development has evolved, and a familiar term in the lexicon of the business world has emerged that may better suit the purpose of CPD […]

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How (And Why) English Teachers Should Improve the Employability of Their Students

This guest article was written by Pearson, a leading global publisher of English language curricula and resources, courseware, and assessments. In many parts of the world, English has been adopted as the standard corporate, business, academic, and scientific language. This means that mastery of English also facilitates and enriches the development of these four areas. […]

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More Connected Than Ever: Taking Advantage of Global ELT Associations’ Online Offerings

Since ELT is a global industry, it’s common for teachers to travel the world and teach in various contexts. However, despite forming part of a global industry, English teachers often struggle to connect with one another to share experiences, challenges and successes. Teachers frequently express the feeling of existing on islands. Claudia María Uribe, Treasurer […]

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How to Teach English Online – Should I Work With a Company or for Myself?

One of the best things about teaching online is that it’s so flexible; it can be a full-time job or a side gig, you can be a new or experienced teacher, and you can even choose if you want to work with a company or go it on your own as a freelancer.

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How to Monetize Your Freelance Teaching Business

Get tips for making more money as a freelance teacher, and discover how you can monetize your freelance teaching business through social media, blogging, selling lesson plans, and more.

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8 Benefits of Professional Development in ELT

ESL teachers find themselves in a unique and challenging position, as they come from all sorts of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and have to bridge the gaps of an equally diverse student population. As such, the importance of professional development for ESL teachers cannot be understated. But, what are the specific benefits of professional development […]

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10 Powerful 2023 Goals for English Teachers to Ring In the New Year

The year 2023 is almost here, and we’ve got 10 powerful goals for English teachers to help ring in the new year with a bang. Whether you’re choosing a few New Year’s resolutions or just need to spice up your teaching routine, it’s time to visualize your upcoming year and kick things into gear! We’ll […]

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Make Your Experience Count: Careers in EFL

Whether your TEFL certification has taken you to classrooms around the world or allowed you to teach from home, chances are, you’ve accumulated valuable skills and experience you can apply toward a variety of long-term careers in EFL.

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Is Getting a Master’s in TESOL Worth It?

Earning a master’s degree is a major commitment of time, money, and energy. You may be considering a career in teaching English as a foreign language, but is a master’s in TESOL worth it for you? We’ll examine the factors to consider and several paths that can get you there.

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