Sunday, September 13, 2009

ESL Teacher News Fall 2009

We expect a few more teaching positions for Canadian ESL teachers during 2010.

The major influencing factors are the continuing economic recovery, more stable currencies and reduced effects of the H1N1 flu virus.

The high 2009 Canadian dollar and Swine Flu motivated many international students to stay at home or choose non-North America destinations.

All Canadian ESL English schools experienced a decrease of students compared to last year. We have already witnessed a number of ESL school bankruptcies and expect more over the winter months. Many ESL schools have slashed teacher salaries, increased student-teacher ratios, fired senior staff and replaced them with unqualified or minimum qualified new staff, stopped supplying books and other cost reduction service cuts.

During 2009 we continued to see English students from Spain. Many utilized the special overseas study scholarship available to Spanish students. The rise of the Euro against both the Canadian and USA dollars has motivated some Europeans to try North American Schools and the new lower costs via the currency exchanges.

With small increases of the Brazilian Real, Korean Won, Mexican Peso and Chinese RMB we expect to see more students next summer.

More students means more teaching jobs in Canada and the USA. If you can get a job and be paid fairly for your qualifications and experience.

We recommend teaching in a stable economy with established professional teaching pay - Europe and Japan still look the best.

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for those students wishing to pursue professional teacher training in recognized Career Training Institutions.

The TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) program provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful as ESL/EFL teachers. It is designed to help both prospective and experienced teachers. This program is recognized by TESL Canada. Students who successfully complete this program may apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Standard Two certification.

TESOL-TYL Preparation Plus Diploma Program is designed to equip you with the language skills for teaching English as a second language to young learners (children, adolescents, and young adults), and is the perfect introduction to working with children in English and to future TESOL course work.

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