ESL Teacher Resume Sample

This English teacher resume sample a.k.a. CV curriculum vitae highlights the academic expertise and English language teaching skills that Mona can bring to the school community.

This CV example includes a teaching skills section, which immediately shows the reader this candidate is qualified, and encourages further review. Breaking up the page into left and right sections bring more interest to the page, as well as highlights more areas. For instance, not only do you see the professional profile and skills section right away, but you also see the education section right off the bat.

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The quote on the left-hand side really adds to the resume, and solidifies what Mona can bring to a school. Having a quote from a current or past supervisor or principal really helps to solidify your skills and talents as an educator. It's a very powerful tool that goes a long way with a potential school.

In addition, the words "patient," "trustworthy," and "compassionate" are listed right at the top of the resume, effectively demonstrating her soft skills. These are soft skills that are very important for an ESL educator too, which is what you want to highlight.

You may notice several relevant focused keywords included in this ESL resume sample, such as literacy circle, learning centers, and interactive games. By listing a bunch of them in a section entitled "Areas of Expertise", she is letting the reader know easily what her strengths are as an educator, as well as what methods she likes to use in her classroom.

Since she has numerous teaching achievements, listing these really sells the reader on picking up the phone to call Mona and offer her a job interview. Instead of a traditional, chronological style resume format, Mona has opted for a combination style resume.

This type of resume really highlights her accomplishments. As an ESL educator, it's important to showcase your ability to improve students' language skills and really make a difference in their learning. This is exactly what Mona's resume does.

She has really emphasized her ability to support new English language learners, with bullet points such as this: "Provided supplemental in-class and cooperative ESL support to ELL students, developing and implementing diverse curriculum to effectively meet the needs of each student's learning style and ability."

ESL Teacher Resume Sample - Page 1

The formatting for this English teacher resume sample is quite creative. While the use of columns on page one draws the eye to Mona's qualifications, the professional border and coloring make the entire document stand out above the competition. Key sections and information are highlighted in an incredible blue, which can be adapted and used for any academic subject.

The second page of this resume example continues on with the professional achievements section. You will notice that it has been properly headlined with her name at the top of the page along with the page number, followed by a heading detailing the continuation of the accomplishments section.

The professional achievements highlighted in the second page continue to be strong accomplishments, including: "Enriched and extended literacy levels among students by coordinating student group performances of Reader's Workshop student plays".

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Following the professional achievements section is Mona's teaching experience. In addition to detailing the job candidate's teaching experience, the sample ESL teacher resume provides information on the types of schools she has taught at, as well as the student population. This is important, as the type of student population will let the reader know how many ESL students she had and what type of support they have.

Mona's everyday duties are also detailed under her current teaching position. In this paragraph, the subjects she teaches are highlighted, testing preparation, as well as school involvement.

Because Mona has been teaching for a very long time, it's not important to highlight every teaching position, so in Mona's resume, her older teaching experiences are listed underneath in an italics paragraph that does not list the years employed since they were so long ago. This way, the experiences are listed, while also not specifically highlighting how old she is. If a school fears she may retire soon, she may be overlooked for a teaching position.

Mona's community involvement and recognition as Teacher of the Month are also very prevalent, and prompt the reader to think of her as an exceptional teacher candidate. Lastly, this section is followed by her technical proficiencies which highlight her ability to excel in a 21st century learning environment.

The resume is completed with a call to request references if desired. References should always be placed on a separate sheet of paper from your resume. As your references are a powerful document in your application process, only provide them when asked for, otherwise provide them at the job interview.

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Here is an example of the same English teacher resume in text format. This would be the version of the resume that you would submit online to job postings that ask for a text format.

Mona P. Buttons
7398 91st Street • Tacoma, WA 98275
425) 555-2376 •

English as a Second Language Educator
~ Patient ~ Trustworthy ~ Compassionate ~


Dynamic and results-oriented ESL teacher committed to inculcating a passion for learning, creating multicultural awareness through teaching the fundamentals of the English language. A strong talent to develop and implement creative, hands-on curriculum that reaches every student's learning style and ability, empowering students to succeed and realize their individual goals. A trustworthy and approachable individual with excellent communication to cooperatively work with parents and faculty to meet the needs of students and promote the philosophy and goals of the school.



Creative Lesson Planning / ELA Preparation / Standardized Testing / Learning Centers / Technology Integration / IEPs / Experiential Learning / Classroom Management / Team Teaching / Writer's Workshop / Literature Circle / Phonics



Bachelor of Science (2000) Major: Elementary Education
Freedman's University Tacoma, WA
Honors: Cum Laude

Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8) – Washington

English as a Second Language (Grades 1-8) – Washington



** Augmented student learning through one-on-one instruction for non-English speaking students; partnered students with advanced bilingual students, ensuring a comfortable learning experience and the ability to actively participate in the learning process.
* Successfully strengthened students' speaking, listening, reading, grammar, and writing skills through comprehensive instructional strategies that allowed students to practice and grow their skills within a nurturing environment.
* Increased reading levels by devoting additional time to reading and language arts within the classroom; effectively altered lessons to accommodate lower reading and language levels.
* Motivated students to take charge of their own learning and set their own goals. Documented progress, enhancing student improvement in both understanding and performance.
* Maintained effective behavioral management within the classroom by incorporating motivational activities and positive reinforcement strategies.
* Provided supplemental in-class and cooperative ESL support to ELL students, developing and implementing diverse curriculum to effectively meet the needs of each student's learning style and ability.
* Related lessons to real-life situations to help students develop practical language skills.
* Initiated and led classroom meetings for parents not reading or speaking English to help them become involved in the education of their child.
* Enriched and extended literacy levels among students by coordinating student group performances of Reader's Workshop student plays.
* Assisted in literacy grant writing project that resulted in the school receiving the literary grant funds to support the school's improvement goals.



ESL Teacher (3rd Grade)
Title 1 school with 90% Hispanic students; approximate student body of 1,000 learners.

Teach core curriculum to 3rd grade English as a Second Language learners, covering subjects such as reading, language arts, writing, math, science, health, and social studies. Actively prepare students for MSP (Measurement of Student Progress) reading, language arts, and writing standardized testing. Collaborate with faculty members on joint class activities that include school government, plays, programs, and guest speakers.

ESL Teacher (4th Grade)

Also worked as an educator with Cedar Green Elementary School – Grade 1 ESL Teacher; J.P. Hanson Elementary School – Grade 1 ESL Teacher; Poplar Elementary School – Grades 3 and 4 ESL Teacher; and Dear Hurst Elementary School – Multi Grade Teacher.



Member, Parent Teacher Association
Recognized, Teacher of the Month



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"…Mona, you have the drive and skills to inspire our students. You are truly an asset to our school and ESL program!"

Winston P. Martel - Principal - Bateman Elementary School

 "…Mona's dedication to her students is exceptional… consistently brings creativity and innovation into her lesson plans and classroom…

M. Johnson - Former Principal - Barbara Banton's Elementary School

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