What does a 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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Avg. Experience8+ years

Language Teacher Salaries

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₹41,358 /month
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Language Teacher Career Path

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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)”

Harmony Public SchoolsHarmony Public Schools
High School Spanish Teacher
5 Aug 2021

“The best Colleagues ever!!! Working in such a nice environment was awesome.”

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.”

EF Education FirstEF Education First
Spanish Teacher
16 Aug 2021

“Pay was really bad and hours long.”

English Program in KoreaEnglish Program in Korea
English As A Second Language Teacher
4 Dec 2019

“Overall I recommend as a way to begin teaching ESL and experiencing a new culture.”

Kid Castle EducationalKid Castle Educational
Foreign Language Teacher
24 Apr 2020

“I have learnt so much from working here and have liked how all my colleagues worked well as a team.”

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