Programs in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teach basic vocabulary, grammar and many of the necessary idiomatic phrases to people with a first language other than English. These are also known as English as a Second Language programs.
Many public schools provide English for speakers of other languages programs for kindergarten through high school students during class hours or after school.
Adults seeking to improve their English skills often enroll in ESOL or ESL courses at community colleges, typically for around $100 per class.
In communities with large immigrant populations, there will often be many low-cost or no-cost ESOL programs for people with limited English skills. These programs are often sponsored by such community organizations as churches or local government agencies.
There are a growing number of free online resources for people interested in learning English as a second language. Sites such as UsingEngish.com provide information about English vocabulary, verbs and idioms.
In order to teach English to speakers of other languages, you will most likely need a college degree and a certification such as TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), depending on where you would like to teach.
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