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    non-native ESOL teachers

    I'm just about to become a fully qualified ESOL teacher. I've graduated in English Language at a British university and lived here for over 6 years.
    But I'm not a native speaker of English.

    Do you think it is possible to find a job as an ESOL teacher in the UK if you're not a native.

    Thanks,

    M.

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    Re: non-native ESOL teachers

    Yes, but you need a DELTA (or equivalent) if you want to make a decent living.

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    Re: non-native ESOL teachers

    Great. Thanks, Bob.

    M.

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    Re: non-native ESOL teachers

    And I hope the shortness of my answer might not be interpreted as implying that you've got it made! It's not easy, but it's possible. And in my view a good non-native-speaker teacher can be better than many native speakers.

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    Re: non-native ESOL teachers

    ...because when you have many native speakers, you have to feed them all and pick up their bar tabs.

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