Specialist Program

Who are we looking for?

The English Language Specialist Program is for experienced TESOL professionals who are leaders and experts in their field. This program is highly selective, and the ideal application profile includes the following preferred qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications, in TESOL or a related field:

  • A Ph.D., or equivalent graduate-level degree
  • Publications of refereed presentations, journal articles, or books
  • Experience delivering plenary addresses at conferences
  • Extensive experience conducting teacher training
  • Previous experience living/teaching abroad that includes teacher training
  • A leadership role in an English language teaching organization

Competitive candidates may demonstrate expertise in:

  • Aviation
  • Business
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Law / law enforcement / border guards
  • STEM
  • Students with special needs
  • Summer camps
  • Technology (incl. CALL, social media, digital storytelling, videography, etc.)
  • Vocational education
  • Young learners

Minimum Eligibility Requirements, in TESOL or a related field:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A master’s degree or equivalent graduate-level degree
  • Minimum 10 years’ teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience conducting English language teacher training
  • The flexibility and freedom to work on projects ranging from 10 working days to three months
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and respect
  • A demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching
  • Experience presenting at professional conferences

If you have any questions about eligibility requirements, please contact us and our recruitment staff will be happy to speak with you.

Eligibility requirements and preferred qualifications are reviewed periodically.  (Page updated August 10, 2017)

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