Why the need for TESOL certification?
The demand for English teachers around the world is unprecedented. Globalisation of business, travel and tourism, the internet, entertainment, and academic education means that the need for people everywhere to speak English has never been greater.
Over the last decade, the demand for QUALIFIED English teachers has grown. Overseas employers now seek out people who have completed at least some basic training in teaching English and people who have an understanding of what is required once they enter the classroom.
As a native speaker of English you are in high demand for teaching positions around the world. Not only do you bring your SPOKEN English to the classroom, but you also bring your innate UNDERSTANDING of the language – you know the unique way in which English functions in the real world, rather than just what can be learnt from a book – the slang, the idiosyncrasies, the customs of the language.