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How to Teach English

How to teach English

Teaching English is a rewarding occupation that can afford a range of international travel opportunities.  In this section, you can find out about the steps involved in becoming an English teacher and access an array of useful teaching resources:

Getting your qualifications as a TEFL teacher

The first step in becoming an English teacher is to obtain the proper teaching qualifications.

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and gaining a TEFL qualification allows you to teach students who are non-native English speakers. 

St Giles was one of the first organisations to offer training for English language teachers in the United Kingdom and the first organisation to offer CELTA in the USA at its school in San Francisco.  St Giles offers the Cambridge CELTA Course, an initial teacher training course for native or near-native English speakers:

This 120-hour TEFL qualifications meet the minimum requirements of good quality schools and language institutions around the world.

St Giles also offers TEFL courses for practising non-native teachers of English who want to improve their language skills and develop their teaching methodologies and techniques. 

Following certification

Visit our Teaching English Jobs section, where you can search our ESL jobs database for vacancies around the world. You can also read some useful job finding tips and advice for interviews.

Teacher Training Resources

Download our sample lesson plan.

Visit some useful websites: