Opportunities


Please note: Although we try to keep these opportunities current and accurate, we do not "endorse" any particular opportunity. These listings are for informational purposes only.


Tutoring at UAB
UAB Athletic Department:
Currently seeking Strategic Tutors for the Spring 2015 semester. Qualified candidates should be working towards a Master’s degree in Education or related field and able to work Sunday-Thursday evenings (6-9pm); have ability to tutor a broad range of lower level subjects, especially English and Communication courses; have ability to clarify information to a student's level of understanding; have excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor. Pay rate: $15-20/hr. Contact Bethany Alexander at (205) 996-9412 or betha@uab.edu

Teaching ELLs in Alabama Schools

TeachinAlabama:  http://www.alsde.edu/TeachInAlabama
The official recruitment website for Alabama's schools which allows teachers to locate vacancies in every school district in Alabama and apply for free with one online application.

         
Positions that were found on the ALSDE or school system websites:
Position School System Open Date Close Date Details
ESL Teacher (Full and part time) Montgomery County 10/03/2014   Preference to applicants fluent in Korean or Spanish
ESL Extended Day Tutor (Title III) Montgomery County 11/17/2014   WORK SCHEDULE: Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Jan. 13, 2015-May 14, 2015 
Teacher, ESL Program Mobile County 11/25/2014 12/02/2014  
Positions that school systems have asked to be posted on this website:
None at this time       
         

Teaching ELLs in the Southeast

Teachers-Teachers.com:  https://www.teachers-teachers.com
A free service designed to help educators build great resumes and find teaching and administrative positions nationwide.

Memphis City Schools, Tennessee: 
 http://www.teachmemphis.org/about-teach-memphis/teaching-in-memphis/esl-teachers/
Memphis City Schools is a high-need, urban school district that is seeking high-quality ESL teachers to improve student performance, transform lives, and reshape the future of Memphis.

Teaching ESL to Adult Learners

Atlanta English Institute:  http://www.atlei.com
A private ESL and test preparation school in Atlanta, Georgia. Instructors must be native English speakers, hold at least an undergraduate degree, and have 2-3 years' teaching experience.

Language Institute of Atlanta:  http://www.atlantalanguage.com
A foreign language and ESL school in Atlanta, Georgia. Offers translation, interpretation, and foreign language business services in over 50 languages.

Atlanta International Language Institute:  http://www.languageatlanta.com
A foreign language and ESL school in Atlanta, Georgia. Offers language classes in over 60 languages, corporate training, translations and interpretation services.

ALTA Language Services:  http://www.altalang.com/
Translation services, language training & testing, and accent reduction based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Teaching at American Overseas Schools

International Schools Services:  http://www.iss.edu/
Since 1955, the Educational Staffing services of ISS have successfully assisted over 15,000 qualified teachers and administrators in their search for opportunities in 200 American and international schools around the world.

Search Associates:  http://www.search-associates.com/main.html
Each year Search Associates uses a personalized approach to place over 22,000 teachers, administrators and interns in international schools throughout the world.

UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators:  http://www.uni.edu/placement/overseas/
The University of Northern Iowa connects international K-12 schools with certified educators without placement fees to candidates or recruiting schools.

Teaching English Overseas

Teachers-Teachers: http://www.teachers-teachers.com
A free service designed to help educators find new and exciting teaching and administrative jobs. International jobs, including ESL, are available.

International Schools Services:
http://www.edustaff.co.uk/#
Since 1955, the Educational Staffing services of ISS have successfully assisted over 15,000 qualified teachers and administrators in their search for opportunities in 200 American and international schools around the world.

Dave's ESL Cafe:  http://www.eslcafe.com 
International ESL job boards and site to post resume.

Teach English in South Korea: 
KorJob Canada Recruiting:  http://www.korjobcanada.com
People Recruit: http://www.peoplerecruit.com
GA Education: http://www.gaeducation.co.kr
Star Teachers: http://www.starteachers.net
InterKrest: http://www.interkrest.com
Pegasus Recruiting: http://www.pegasusteachers.com
Adventure Teaching: http://www.adventureteaching.com

Teach English in China:  
International Teaching Advantage: http://www.teachingadvantage.com
Chinese Culture Center: http://www.chineseculturecenter.org/Program/TeachInChina

Disney English:  http://disneyenglish.disneycareers.com/en/default/
Teach English to 2-12 year olds in China in state-of-the art, technology-rich facilities, using Disney story and music interactive curriculum. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree, TEFL for Children certificates, 2-4 years experience, and musical/dramatic/artistic talent.

Educational Services Exchange with China: http://www.esec.org
Help English teachers in China improve their English in ESEC's Total Immersion Program. Teaching certificate or ESL training not required. Training is provided. ESEC is currently recruiting for February 2014.
Click here for ESEC Total Immersion Program flyer

Teach English in Japan:  
Amity English Schools (teach children): http://www.amityteachers.com
AEON Corporation (teach adults): http://www.aeonet.com

Teach English in Saudi Arabia:  http://www.americanhighered.com 
Teach college students in Saudi Arabia for two consecutive 21-week contracts.
Click here for an information sheet.

Teaching ESL Online

Principles & Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program  http://www.tesol.org
TESOL Inc., in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, offers an online certificate program designed for the inexperienced or experienced online English language teacher or course designer. Continuing education credits are available at no extra cost. Click on the "Education" tab on the TESOL website for more information and registration forms.

Tutor ABC:  http://recruit.tutorabc.com
Tutor small groups of highly-motivated adult Chinese students online via webcam. 4-year university degree required and ESL teaching experience preferred.

eTeacher Online Language Academy:  http://eteachergroup.com/jobs/English_teachers
Tutor small groups of students online via webcam. ESL certificate or degree required.
Click here for an information sheet.

Programs That Offer Certificates for Teaching EFL Overseas

Please note: In response to frequent inquiries regarding the availability of certificates for teaching overseas, we provide the following listings solely for informational purposes. We do not endorse any of these companies, nor can we attest to the quality of their programs. Please also note that these courses cannot be used in substitution for UAB courses on the ALSDE checklist.

TESOL Core Certificate Program:  http://www.tesol.org
A 130-hour online training program designed and conducted by TESOL, Inc. The certificate program is designed for current or prospective teachers and administrators worldwide who  have limited formal training in English Language Teaching. Participants can choose to focus on teaching adults or young learners. 
Click here for detailed information and flyers.

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults): http://www.cambridge-efl.org
Cambridge ESOL centers offer a full-time 5-week course and part-time courses of varying lengths after which students earn an internationally-recognized initial qualification for teaching English to adults overseas.

Penn State: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/tesl
A January through August course, combining online learning with weekend courses and four weeks of field experience in Ecuador.

The International TEFL Corporation (TITC): http://www.teflcorp.com
Online courses or residential courses taught in international locations.

Language Corps: http://www.languagecorps.com
TESOL training and certification programs, some with guaranteed paid jobs, in international locations.

Global TESOL College: http://www2.globaltesol.com
Online or in-class courses. Initial certificate can be earned in only 5 days.

Oxford Seminars: http://www.oxfordseminars.com
60-hour in-class course conducted over 3 weekends and 6-month job placement assistance. A course is offered periodically in Birmingham. (Note: Although their website may refer to Birmingham as being the site of the University of Alabama, these Oxford Seminars have been taking place at a local hotel, and they do not seem to have a relationship with UAB.)

Other Types of Opportunities

Peace Corps:  http://www.peacecorps.gov
The Peace Corps has a number of opportunities that would appeal to recent graduates. Some assignments involve teaching English as well as working beyond the classroom developing health projects, school gardens, sports teams, theater and music groups, local libraries, computer labs, and other imaginative projects. Like all other Peace Corps assignments, Volunteers receive a living allowance, full medical coverage and other benefits, including future graduate school fellowships. Application deadlines are generally in early Spring. A Peace Corps program called the Masters International Program allows applicants to UAB's MAEd/ESL program to apply to the Peace Corps and pursue their master's degree as MIP students. By pursuing the MAEd/ESL program, MIP students are eligible to be assigned as PCVs in the following areas: secondary school EFL instruction, university English teaching, and English teacher training.
Peace Corps Master's International Program at UAB

U.S. Student Fulbright Program:  http://www.fulbrightonline.org
Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the prestigious Fulbright Program offers post-graduate fellowships for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in multiple disciplines and around the world. 
Applications for open May 1 each year for the following year's fellows.

ETS Educational Testing Service: http://www.ets.org/careers
Become a scorer for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The training process and test scoring is done completely online, so scorers can live anywhere in the United States and can work part-time. Jobs are posted as they are available, so check the site frequently if you are interested.

ETS ELL Summer Institute Internship: http://www.ets.org/careers/internships_fellowships
A paid summer internship to help prepare TOEFL, TOEIC or K-12 test materials for ETS in Princeton, New Jersey, 6-8 weeks in July/August. (See the testimonial below by a former UAB MAEd/ESL student.)
The application deadline for each summer is the end of March.
"I spent last summer in beautiful Princeton, New Jersey item-writing for the TOEIC. I cannot say enough good things about my experience or the individuals I worked with. ETS is very global...you will meet people from all over the world! They are supportive, friendly, and glad to have you there. The work atmosphere is low-key, in fact, the campus is on acreage with nature trails, ponds, etc. If you enjoy creating the samples for the application, you will enjoy the work. I had an amazing, fun, summer that I won't forget. I highly recommend this opportunity."
Angela Adams, Graduate Student, UAB's ESL Teacher Education Program
Team Leader, Latino After-School Program, Hoover City Schools, Hoover, Alabama

Rotary Peace Fellows:  http://www.rotary.org/rotarycenters
Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master's degrees and 50 professional development certificates) are offered on a competitive basis at leading international universities. Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers and through service activities. See the website for specific programs, locations, and applications.
The deadline is each July 31 for the following year.

English Language Fellow Program:  http://www.elfellowprogram.org/elf/
The English Language Fellow Program offers a wonderful professional development opportunity for TESOL professionals (ESL teachers with Masters degrees and new graduates) to live and work abroad, gain valuable professional experience, and help foster mutual understanding and peaceful world community. These 10-month paid fellowships are at prestigious placements such as universities, ministries of education, teacher training institutions, and NGOs. The application deadline for priority consideration for  the next Academic Year is March 1. The ELF Program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Georgetown University.

AFS Intercultural University Study & Community Service Programs: http://www.afsusa.org/gapprograms
AFS Intercultural Program offers a variety of university study and community service opportunities in various countries. Some scholarships are available. See the website for program specifics and deadlines.

Volunteering Ecuador: http://www.volunteeringecuador.org/
A unique opportunity in Ecuador run by a non-profit group of five retired families. Participants live with host families, work on various volunteer projects for the poor, and have the opportunity to attend a language institute to learn Spanish.

International Humanity Foundation: http://www.ihfonline.org
Volunteer English teaching positions with a small stipend are available working in orphanages and schools in Kenya, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Study Abroad and Study Abroad Scholarships

UAB Office for Study Away:  http://www.studyabroad.app.uab.edu
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Office for Study Away offers a range of services for students interested in studying abroad.

UAB Foreign Language Dept. Scholarships: http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/scholarships
The Foreign Language Department of The University of Alabama at Birmingham often lists study abroad opportunities and scholarships available to students.

Foreign Language Study Abroad Service: http://www.flsas.com
FLSAS specializes in programs that offer flexible schedules for individuals and groups in over 20 languages, from middle school age to adults.

Teaching ESL/Ecuador Immersion Experience through Penn State University: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/TESL/?CID=110
This TESL specialist certificate program is conducted each year, February through August. It combines weekend on-campus courses, online components, and a 4-week field experience in Ecuador in June.

The Gilman Scholarship Program:  http://www.iie.org/programs/Gilman
Offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Awards for International Study:  http://www.borenawards.org
Provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

German Academic Exchange Service:  http://www.daad.org
A publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Provides information and financial support to over 55,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding:  http://www.studyabroadfunding.org
Searches study abroad funding information by country and subject using a comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.

GoAbroad.com:  http://www.goabroad.com
Directories of over 17,000 opportunities abroad updated daily including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, language schools, and more.

DiversityAbroad.com:  http://www.diversityabroad.com
Searches study abroad, intern abroad, teach abroad, international scholarships, loans, and other financial aid for study abroad. Blogs, forums, and tips for studying and working abroad.