What does a Graduate Language Teacher do?

Language teachers provide instruction to help students master the fundamentals of a specific language. They generally start with the core elements of basic grammar and format, and then expand into more complex aspects, eventually working towards the goal of becoming comfortable speaking and understanding conversational dialogue. They may provide this teaching onsite in a classroom setting or from a distance using a remote learning platform. They select a curriculum, explain concepts, and evaluate students’ progress.

Language teachers have varying qualification requirements depending on the level and setting in which they are teaching, but generally they would at least have a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred. They would likely be required to have a valid teaching license in their state. They would be fluent in at least two languages, and have teaching experience.

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Product SchoolProduct School
8 Aug 2021

“Top notch instructors and course content from the best of the best companies in Silicon Valley”

Australian Centre for EducationAustralian Centre for Education
English As A Second Language Teacher
10 Jun 2020

“This means you cannot commit to anything outside of work and destroys and potential for a good work life balance.”

Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese HallVancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall
Japanese Language Teacher
21 Nov 2020

“I love teaching and it was exciting opportunity for me to teach students and see their learning progress.”

JET ProgramJET Program
Assistant Language Teacher
18 Jun 2021

“Not much freedom to teach what you want (Japanese teacher is in charge of all planning)”

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
30 Dec 2020

“Your manager for your prefecture can make your time worse or better (Luckily I have a great manager).”

Heart English SchoolHeart English School
Assistant Language Teacher
25 Dec 2019

“Seems like there is no career progression although I may have not looked further into or my current Japanese ability is too low.”

JET ProgramJET Program
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
13 Oct 2020

“Opportunity to learn Japanese but didn't require any for my placement despite being very rural.”

JET ProgramJET Program
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
14 Sep 2021

“It's a great experience but after awhile your career will stagnant and you'll be doing the same things each year.”

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