Getting into English language teaching

English language teaching is a wonderful profession which helps people to communicate, collaborate, study and work in English. IATEFL is an international assocation which helps to support, link and develop English teaching professionals.

If you're thinking about becoming an English language teacher in your own country, we recommend you contact the national authority, any local or national teachers association and any language schools or course providers you're interested in working for to find out more about what qualifications are required in your country. 

In terms of internationally-recognised initial qualifications for English language teachers, two of the most popular are the CELTA and the Cert TESOL. Watch the following video with Jo Gakonga from to find out more...