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Do I need to learn a new language to teach English abroad?

You don’t need to speak the local language to teach English abroad, but you should take advantage of your TESL experience to learn a new language for your own personal development. The English-only policy prevails in most programs and schools want certified teachers who know how to use the Communicative Approach. Our TESOL courses will prepare you for the job.
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