- TESOL Tutor
- English Conversation Group Facilitator
Start a global career helping people connect with each other and set yourself on a path to success by studying a TESOL course.
What do tesol graduates do?
After completing a TESOL course, you’ll likely work as a TESOL teacher or tutor, and may perform tasks like:
- Assessing students’ existing knowledge of English, conducting initial tests and interviews, and grading students into classes;
- Assessing students’ difficulties with learning English;
- Designing, planning and preparing lessons, activities, exercises and games to assist with students’ learning of English concepts;
- Preparing English lessons according to a set curriculum, including teaching grammar, vocabulary, pedagogy and language context;
- Designing, producing and adapting teaching materials for students;
- Assisting with English learning in a classroom setting, including explaining concepts, answering student questions and conducting exercises;
- Assigning and correcting homework;
- Administering, marking and correcting tests;
- Analysing, recording and reporting progress to students and other teachers; and
- Contributing to curriculum development
You’ll thrive in an English teaching environment if you:
- Are patient and empathetic
- Love working with people
- Want a global career
- Are energetic and motivated
- Love languages
- Are curious about people
- Enjoy problem-solving
- Enjoy learning
- Are organised and efficient
- Are a confident public speaker
- Enjoy planning
- Enjoy repetitive work
- Want a meaningful and rewarding career
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook identifies the teaching English to speakers of other languages a small profession with limited job opportunities. Currently employing approximately 4,200 people, the profession is likely to contract slightly in the next few years, and is predicted to employ approximately 3,700 people by 2020.
However, the British Government’s equivalent Prospects states that the majority of English teaching roles exist outside of native English-speaking countries, identifying opportunities in Japan, China, east Asia, the Middle East, parts of eastern Europe, Spain, Italy and Germany. After completing your TESOL course, you may wish to seek employment in a country other than Australia.
According to PayScale, a TESOL teacher can expect to earn on average between $39,000 per year and $76,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $72,000. PayScale notes that earning capacity rises with experience; however, entry-level teachers can still expect to earn a competitive annual salary of approximately $66,000 per year.
PayScale notes that nearly 50 per cent of TESOL teachers have less than five years of professional experience, indicating that people tend to move on from this role into different professions as their careers progress.