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I want to be an English teacher, what should I do?


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Information for people who want to teach English to non-native speakers

The qualifications that you will need to teach English to speakers of other languages will depend on where you want to work. Different employers in different countries will have varying requirements.

What qualification do I need?

If you are unsure about which course to take, potential employers offering teaching jobs should be able to advise which qualifications they expect their employees to hold.
There are a range of different teaching awards available and you’ll need to decide which will be best suited to you and your situation. While we can't recommend which award will be best for you, Cambridge English Language Assessment offers a wide range of qualifications to suit a variety of different needs, and you can find information about all of these on our website.
If you are thinking about taking one of our teaching awards, please contact one of our authorised teaching award centres for information about course dates, fees and registration. 

Free Online Course

If you would like to find out more information about what it's like to be an English language teacher, you can sign up to our free online learning course: Exploring the World of English Language Teaching.
This is a 6 week course, written by experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment designed to help you understand what it's like to teach English. The course can help you learn about the skills that English language teachers need and what training is available.

You can find out more about the course and enrol here.

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