What does an English Teacher do?

An english teacher is responsible for ensuring that students learn proper grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. They are responsible for creating lesson plans that will teach students the skills they need. A few of the main duties of an english teacher are answering student questions, grading student tests and essays, tracking student progress, and teaching students the importance of English. They also have to communicate to the parents of students. Some of the jobs titles that an english teacher could grow into are principal and vice principal.

An english teacher should have 2 years of experience teaching as well as a master's degree in teaching. One of the most important skills that an english teacher will have is the ability to give constructive criticism. Another skill is communication as the english teacher will need to be able to communicate effectively with students.

What responsibilities are common for English Teacher jobs?
  • Create lesson plans for students
  • Grade student essays and tests
  • Ensure that the classroom stays orderly
  • Encourage students to read out loud in class
  • Write progress reports for students
  • Create tests for students
  • Assign essays and homework to students
  • Assign books for students to read
What are the typical qualifications for English Teacher jobs?
  • 2 years of experience teaching
  • Comfortable working with students of different levels
  • Great speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to create lesson plans
  • Certified by the state board
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Great grammar knowledge
  • Knowledge about great works of literature
Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

English Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹22,353 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹22T
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Read what English Teacher professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
English Teacher
29 Jan 2021

“The method is really fun and dynamic and the weekly trainings have really helped me to grow as a teacher”

World International English
English Teacher
23 Apr 2020

“I am writing everything here so that you get an idea how evil and disgraceful these people really are.”

Write EdgeWrite Edge
Part-time English Teacher
20 Oct 2021

“I enjoyed working at Write Edge because the bosses and mentors were friendly and helpful.”

English Language Assistant
13 Jul 2021

“When I once was sick and couldn’t respond regularly to my email (I had a bad sickness”

English Teacher
29 Apr 2022

“Academies can vary but our boss was pretty decent if a little unorganized and forgetful.”

English Teacher
22 Jun 2021

“It was also nice to set up the lessons and schedule the way I felt it worked best.”

Major EducationMajor Education
English Teacher
18 Oct 2021

“The emergency subbing is not nice and it is not based on a fair schedule.”

Guangdong University of Technology
English Teacher
8 Jun 2020

“I had an excellent boss and was given quite a bit of lattitude in my teaching.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of English teachers

English teachers spend most days helping students to develop written and oral English communication skills. Other common tasks include creating lesson plans, grading papers, following students' progress, and liaising with administrators and parents.

Teaching English is a good and satisfying career. After parents, teachers are usually the most influential people in shaping young people's lives. English teachers can progress to become vice principal or principal of a school.

Working as an English teacher can be a very challenging job. Managing a classroom full of students takes skill and patience. Teachers also often have to work extra hours outside class time.

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