ESL classes are taught by individuals who possess a teaching license and either a Bachelor's or Master's Degree, if the classes are through public schools. Specific requirements vary among U.S. states.
Sacred Heart University and the Boston Academy of English have several English as a Second Language programs to choose from. The Commission on English Language accredits Sacred Heart's program, whereas Boston Academy has accreditation from multiple agencies.
Some overseas countries that offer opportunities for teaching include China, Spain and South Korea. As of 2015, these are some of the best job markets for Americans looking to teach English abroad.
The websites ESLGo.com and USALearns.org offer free online English as a Second Language classes. Some public libraries and colleges also offer ESL courses for members of the community. For example, in New York City, the New York Public Library and City University of New York offer free ESL classes.
The minimum requirement to teach English as a second language is a bachelor's degree. After obtaining a degree, the teacher must complete an ESL training program to gain certification, and then get licensed by the state or country in which he intends to teach.
ESL activities can be found on sites such as eslflow.com, EnglishClub, and Dave's ESL Cafe. These sites offer a variety of activities for students to do with the guidance of their instructors.
Common ESL practice questions ask about personal information and other things that might spark a conversation. Practice questions might also ask respondents for their opinions on an issue.
Fun games for ESL learners include "Call My Bluff" and "The Mime." These games are appropriate for both adult and children learners in classroom environments.
Many websites offer free English lessons online, including ESLGo.com, USALearns.org and ESOLCourses.com. Some of these sites allow users to select their ability level and personalize their studies. Others offer mobile apps to facilitate learning anywhere.
ESL classes are often available online through colleges and universities, such as the University of Arizona. Many programs also offer online courses for prospective ESL teachers to help them gain certification in the field. ESL students can also find free and paid online resources and practice tests