When you ask recruiters why they might be reluctant to hire a ‘non-native speaker’ teacher, one of the first answers you’ll get (apart from the market demand from students) is their worry about the candidate’s proficiency:
- Will their English be good enough?
- Will they have a foreign accent? (not that there’s anything wrong with having one, mind you)
- Will they be able to teach all levels, including proficiency?
That’s why I think it is vital that as a ‘non-native speaker’ you get a proficiency test. This will:
- prove your level of proficiency
- dispel some of the recruiter’s immediate worries about your English
- increase your chances of getting hired.
And in this video I talk about how to choose the right proficiency test for yourself and how you can use it to boost your job opportunities as a ‘non-native speaker’ teacher.
Have you got a proficiency test? Are you planning to get one? Has it ever helped you get a job as a ‘non-native speaker?
Let me know in the comments section below.
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