To read about working here, see Teaching English in Thailand.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in the Balkans.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Mexico.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Central America.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Australia.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Korea.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Europe.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Asia.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Japan.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Turkey.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in the Macedonia (FYROM).
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Ireland.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Italy.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Greece.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Switzerland.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in Spain.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in South Korea.
To read about working here, see Teaching English in France.
TESOL or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is usually used to talk about teaching English to people who do not already speak English. It's more commonly used by American teachers.
For more, see TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. It's pronounced TESL to rhyme with WRESTLE.
Simply put, this means teaching English to people who are not native English speakers but who live in a country where English is the main language. For example, teaching English to Chinese speaking immigrants in Canada.
For more, see TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language.
When a student learns English in order to live and work in an English speaking country we say they are learning English as a Second Language. Compare this to someone who does not live in an English speaking country but learns the language to do business in another country; they learn English as a Foreign Language.
A Private Lesson or One-to-One or 1-to-1 lesson outside the normal school. It is usually 1 teacher and 1 student (but sometimes 2 or 3 students).
For more, see Private English Lessons.
Students learning English are often described as Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced. Roughly speaking this is their level, i.e. how much English they know, how well they can speak and understand and so on.
For more, see Learner Levels in TEFL.
IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System and is a test to see how well a learner speaks English. It is generally taken by students studying British English.
For more, see IELTS.
ELT stands for English Language Teaching. It's a general term for teaching English as a Foreign or Second language.
For more, see ELT - English Language Teaching.
EFL is an acronym we use to talk about English as a Foreign Language. EFL students usually live in non English speaking countries and want to learn English mainly to use it on their travels or business trips abroad and to communicate with English speaking visitors to their country, etc.
For more, see EFL - English as a Foreign Language.
Business English is English as it is used in the business workplace. It focuses on business phrases and typical workplace vocabulary often used for negotiations, telephone conversations, interviews, presentations, meetings, etc.
For more, see Business English.
The British Council is an organization set up to promote British culture around the world. They often have schools teaching English as well in most countries.
For more, see The British Council.
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Simply put, this is usually used to talk about teaching English to people who live in a non-English speaking country and who want to learn English for business or to take an exam, etc.
It is pretty much equivalent to TESOL and TESL.
For more, see TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
We have highly qualified and experienced tutors working at ICAL on an ongoing basis. When you take one of our courses you will be able to choose one of them to have as your own personal tutor throughout the course.
If there's a point you want clarified, or a question you need help with, your personal tutor is there for you.
And the relationship with your tutor goes further as well. If you want advice about looking for work or need to ask a question about teaching English to someone who has been there and done it, and literally written the book… then your personal tutor is the one to ask!
All ICAL tutors are highly qualified and experienced teacher trainers who have…
- a second degree (MA or equivalent) in English or other relevant field
- a higher TESL/TEFL qualification (or equivalent)
- several years experience as an ESL/EFL teacher
- relevant teacher training experience and qualifications
- a friendly, helpful attitude!
In addition, our tutors are all native English speakers – American, British, Australian and so on.
We are rightfully proud of the tutors working with us; each one is not only knowledgeable but also friendly, approachable and ready to help whenever you ask.
Here are a few key notes on some of our ICAL Tutors. More on their bios is available to students with access to the ICAL Student Center.
|Stephany Jones, M.Ed. – Stephany is a British teacher trainer and materials writer. She taught for many years in various countries around the world spending several years in Australia and Switzerland. She now spends most of her time writing materials for various language courses and has contributed much of the material in the ICAL Grammar Foundation Course.||Ron Bradley, MA TESOL & Certified ESL Teacher Trainer – After many years teaching EFL in Japan, Mexico and Korea, Ron now works as teacher trainer and trainer of trainers for various organizations and has trained teachers in Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Algeria, as well as in many locations in the US.|
|Kate Rebour, MA TEFL – Kate is a British TEFL Teacher currently based in France, where she has lived and worked in the field of TEFL for 20 years. She has taught English to a wide variety of adult learners, and more recently she has been focussing on one-to-one lessons, designing tailor-made courses that match both the language needs and interests of the learners.||Jenny Hardcare, MA Linguistics – Jenny is a British university lecturer, EFL teacher and teacher trainer. She has worked in language schools in Turkey, Greece and Spain. As a British Council lector she taught in universities in The Soviet Union (Uzbekistan) and Yugoslavia.|
|Roger Stewart, M.Ed. – Roger is a British Teacher Trainer & Language Consultant. He is also involved with multimedia language development projects. His teaching and TEFL consulting work took him around Europe for over 10 years. He now divides his time between Greece and Italy.||Jay Schwartz, M-EdPsy – originally from Florida, Jay now lives and works in Greece. Aside from teaching he also contributes to various EFL related publications and conducts professional and commercial seminars for TEFL publishers. He is an active member of TESOL Greece as well as a current supervisor and former board member of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace.|
|Scott Ward, M.Ed. TESOL – Scott is an American EFL teacher and teacher trainer, with many years experience in South East Asia. He is a Senior EFL lecturer at Rajabaht University, Thailand. He is also actively involved in teacher training programs in Korea and Thailand within the countries' Child Development, Continuing Education and English Education departments.||Liam Twohig, MA (ELT) – Liam has taught ESL in South Korea and Ireland. He now works as an ESL instructor and teacher trainer in Ireland. His experience includes teaching conversational English, business English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, as well as teacher training.|
|Larry Jarocki, MA (Applied Linguistics) – Larry has been working as an ESL teacher and teacher trainer throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union (including occasional forays into the Caucuses and Central Asia). He has recently returned to the US where he continues to work as an ESL instructor and teacher trainer.||Andrea Word-Allbritton, M.A. (Applied Linguistics) – Andrea has been teaching since the early 1990s at public and private American universities. She is currently teaching upper-division and graduate-level TESOL courses at a research university in the southeastern U.S.|
|Miri Yochanna, MA TESOL – Miri is a Canadian/Israeli who has been working in the EFL field for the past 20 years in Israel. She is in charge of the development of English testing material at the Center for Educational Technology in Israel, heading up the English division in the Evaluation Dept. She also teaches various specialized courses at Hakibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv.||
Ellen Bradley, MA TESOL & Certified ESL Teacher Trainer – Ellen is an American teacher trainer who has been in the foreign language and ESL teaching profession for over thirty years. She has traveled extensively in Europe, as well as parts of Asia and Central America. Recently she co-trained on a US State Department program a group of Turkish teacher trainers selected to train 48,000 teachers in Turkey.
|Sheila Corwin, MA TESOL – Sheila began her career as an ESL teacher for an intensive language program in California. She then moved to Florence, Italy, where she taught for a private language school. In 2004, Sheila took a position as an English language university professor in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. At the end of her contract in Mexico, Sheila returned to California to pursue her MA degree in TESOL. In 2007 she returned to Italy where she has been working as an English teacher trainer and living happily ever since.|