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As English becomes a globally essential language, the demand for teachers of English as a second language, or ESL is on the rise. More and more people worldwide are finding it critical to learn English, and ESL jobs are readily available.

Teachers of English as a second language may work in either the public or private sector. Those working for the public education system are generally required to have a college degree in teaching, with a state endorsed certification in ESL. Those working in the private sector may or may not have a teaching degree, but are usually required to have a TEFL certificate.

An ESL job can take you all over the world, literally. Teachers of English as a second language can be found all over the globe, working in schools, businesses, and as private language instructors. An ESL job can also bring the world to you as you interact with students from countries far and near.



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