Teaching in the ESL Capital – San Francisco
TEACHING IN THE ESL CAPITAL – SAN FRANCISCO
By Thérèse Stevens
San Francisco is the city of fog, hippies and a unique charm that sets it apart from other towns in the United States. A lesser known fact about San Francisco is that it welcomes a vast number of ESL students from all over the world. Thanks to its location and commitment to international education, the City by the Bay remains a thriving and important capital for the ESL industry.
Let’s look at some of the top reasons to teach English in San Francisco, California.
With a consistent influx of foreign students eagerly searching for English fluency and the American dream, registration into English courses in the city of San Francisco is ongoing and ever-demanding. Therefore, hundreds of TEFL courses abound at private schools, city colleges and public universities. There is always opportunity for talented teachers to find work. Salary and benefits will vary, based on your qualifications and the school itself, but most users on Indeed report a rate of $20 – $23 per hour. However, city colleges and universities offer a higher rate and a more permanent gig. One teacher on Glassdoor reports earning more than $38 an hour, so there’s definitely potential to do very well. Before applying, do some research to find the best organization to suit your teaching profile!
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. – Phil Collins.