Teaching English Abroad

March 19, 2012

Teaching English in another country is becoming a popular post-graduation career option, one that is exciting, rewarding and even life-changing.

The School of Education TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Masters Degree Program will hold an informational meeting about teaching English abroad 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in Schulz 3001. This event is free and open to community.

Faculty will be on hand to discuss what programs SSU offers to prepare students for teaching English overseas, what countries are looking for English teachers, and what qualifications are necessary for getting a good position.

Students completing the MA in Education with a concentration in TESOL will be prepared for a number of teaching opportunities, as well as related work in business or doctoral studies in the field of language education.

Graduates will be qualified to:

• Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at the community college level
• Teach ESL in university-affiliated intensive English programs
• Teach English as a foreign language in other countries
• Work in related international businesses
• Pursue doctoral degrees in language education and related fields

SSU's renowned faculty have taught in the California public schools, and around the world, including in China, South Korea, Argentina, Slovenia, Turkey, and Italy. They have provided workshops for teachers throughout the world and have also published extensively in the field of English language teaching.

Students may opt to complete the 18-unit TESOL certificate, recognized world-wide as professional level preparation, or may earn a full Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in TESOL.

For further information contact Education Professor Karen Grady at (707) 664-3328 or visit the website at http://www.sonoma.edu/education/graduate/masters/tesol/tesol.html.