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ESL English as a Second Language Teachers

ESL English as a Second Language teachers must really make themselves stand out from the competition. ESL teachers have their own unique job search challenges and issues. If you are an ESL English as a Second Language teacher and job seeker, then these job search tips will help to move your ESL career forward.

If you are looking for a position as an ESL instructor, you must develop a unique resume, informative teacher cover letter, and really highlight the qualities that make you unique. You must be able to show hiring school administrators you are not only able to teach the Common Core Standards, but also reach out to ESL students and struggling learners.

As an ESL educator, your ability to communicate with a diverse student population is paramount. These posts will help you understand how to portray this skill in your ESL teacher resume and cover letter, as well as highlight it during your ESL English as a Second Language teacher job interview. Another skill that these posts touch on is reaching out to a culturally diverse student population. ESL English as a Second Language teachers must be able to celebrate cultural diversity, promote tolerance and understanding, and cultivate a highly inclusive learning environment.

If you are a teacher who is a Native Speaker of Spanish or French, you will definitely have an edge over your competition – the same can be said if you are able to speak another language fluently or semi-fluently. If you find you are a bit rusty when it comes to foreign language skills, consider taking some professional development courses. This also looks great on an ESL instructor resume!

For more great tips and methods to enhance your ESL job application documents, take a gander at these articles.

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