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.
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.
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.
This article has information on jobs available at ICAL for TEFL teacher trainers and administrative staff.
Note that if you are a TEFL teacher looking for work in an English school, please see our WorkSmart program and also our TEFL Jobs page.
ICAL Personal Tutors
ICAL personal tutors work closely with our students and are an integral part of the course and as ICAL grows, we often take on new tutors to meet increasing demand.
ICAL tutors have the following qualifications:
- a second degree (MA or equivalent) in English or other relevant field
- a higher TESOL or TEFL qualification (or equivalent)
- several years experience as an TESOL or TEFL teacher
- relevant teacher training experience and qualifications
All ICAL tutors are native English speakers (American, British, Australian, Irish, South African, etc) and have a good level of computer literacy with regular email access.
Finally, the tutor-student relationship is crucially important to us and we pride ourselves on having tutors who are not only highly professional but also friendly and outgoing with a strong desire to help and inspire their students.
If you match this profile and feel you could join a team like ICAL, then get in touch with us and let us know!
ICAL Administrative Staff
There are currently no vacancies for administrative staff at ICAL TEFL.