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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teachers

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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English as second language (ESL) teachers specialize in teaching people of all ages the English language. Their students may be immigrants, refugees, children of foreign-born parents, or children who may be living in a home where English is not spoken as the primary language. ESL teachers are also known as teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Educational Administrator, or Counselor, or Trainer

Experienced ESL Teacher

Entry-Level ESL Teacher