Launching A TEFL Career

I researched a lot of ways to live and enjoy living in Europe, and as a native English speaker and professional writer, I was a natural fit for Teaching English to Foreign Language students.

In my research, I found that English is the preferred language in the business arena especially those that want to expand globally.

More than one-quarter of employees in 26 countries worldwide told an Ipsos poll that their jobs involve dealing with people in other countries. And of those, two-thirds said that English is the language they use most often.

“The most revealing aspect of this survey is how English has emerged as the default language for business around the world,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Global Public Affairs, which conducted the poll for Reuters.

The Harvard Business Review agrees. The need to tightly coordinate tasks and work with customers and partners worldwide has accelerated the move toward English as the official language of business no matter where companies are headquartered.

Working with board-level executives as a marketing director has more than prepared me to teach English to businessmen and women. So, why not use the skills I already have as a native English speaker and professional writer to help businesses expand worldwide by teaching Business English.

Last Spring, I received my TEFL Certificate. And I will be continuing my education as an English teacher, early next year, by adding a Business English Teaching Certification with English Wizards in Krakow, Poland.

My offerings will include many of the services I provide to my stateside clients, including website content creation and blog writing; and public relations and marketing content. However, the main offering will be English Language instruction based on each companies unique needs and goals.

Whether a business needs English instruction for a sales team or customer service department, I can customize the lessons to their exact specifications. The lesson planning is tailored to each company’s business situation.

I’ll be in Krakow ready to start teaching in February of 2021!