Question about Professional Skills for missionaries:
"I want to teach English (TESL). I am fluent but I am not a native speaker. What training do I need?"
You could also work in your home country teaching English in an atmosphere that you are more comfortable in, and where you can switch to your native language when students don't understand something. This would give you an easier transition into the experience of teaching.
Once you have experience, testing that shows your fluency, and a degree or certification, you should find many open doors.
If you are truly fluent, agencies would have a number of openings for you either short term or long term. In many places the interest is for those with conversational skills. I don't want to discourage you from further training if you want it, but I also don't want you to feel you need a special degree.
Editor's note: To learn more, see English Teaching as Christian Mission.
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