Children Who Qualify as ESL Learners

Job Description

Students who qualify as ESL learners are non-native English speakers who need individualized attention from their teachers to make significant educational progress. Teachers are responsible for aiding the student’s assimilation culturally and linguistically, so they must have a sophisticated grasp of grammar, sentence structure, and spelling in both English and the second language they work with.

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Minimum Degree Requirement: The requirements for teachers working with ESL learners vary state-to-state. At the minimum, ESL teachers must have earned a bachelor’s in special education and the appropriate certification to teach.

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