Worldwide, more than 1 billion people speak English as a second language.
For some, the motivation to learn English stems from a desire to satisfy their curiosity; they want to discover more about a language and culture that is different from their own.
But for many, there are more measurable goals.
Being able to communicate effectively in English opens doors. It can set you on the path for success in your future career, give you the confidence to develop your entrepreneurial instincts, and makes it easier to migrate overseas in search of new opportunities.
Where there’s a need, there’s a market, and ESL is a big business, with schools, e-learning platforms, recruiters, and of course teachers, all benefitting from what is now a multi-billion dollar industry.
Teaching English as a second language is booming, and qualified ESL instructors are in demand because their skills are helpful to people who know how valuable a strong command of English can be.
Teach Away wanted to learn more about how teachers make a difference in the lives of their students and gain a greater insight into why ESL matters to millions of language learners around the world.
We spoke with key stakeholders from three leading ESL providers: RVF International, BEILS Turkey and the Bilingual Program – Hungary.
We asked them to share their thoughts on why English language instruction is important and how teaching has positively impacted their own lives.
You will gain a better understanding of:
1. Why English teaching matters.
2. The benefits of learning English as a second language.
3. Why bilingual children are often more culturally aware.
4. What makes teaching English a rewarding career choice?