We are looking for anyone who feels called to teach English as a ministry to join our community of passionate teachers-in-training at TESOL. Whether or not you have any prior training or experience as a teacher, TESOL is a course that will give you the practical skills needed to become a language teacher in any country on the mission field. It is backed by an internationally recognized certification that can open many doors of opportunity, both in limited-access nations overseas and among the multicultural neighbors near your front door. Whether you’re looking to support yourself with a paid job overseas, or if you want to gain practical skills before your next missions trip, or if you desire to start an English ministry in your hometown—TESOL will be an unforgettable learning experience, and all of this in a few short months.
In partnership with Citizens TESOL, our new “Online” and “Hybrid” course formats are designed to quickly and effectively train any English speaker as a fully certified English teacher. The certification given at Lakeside is also very unique to YWAM since our graduates are certified by YWAM’s University of the Nations*, as well as Citizens TESOL, and most of our graduates also receive a secular Certificate IV from the Australian College of Career Development, a recognized training institute in Australia (an additional fee is required**). It’s this second TESOL certification that unlocks many doors overseas, and many of our graduates have gone on to work in some of the hardest-to-reach nations on the planet.
There is no prerequisite for attending TESOL. You will need to have a fairly good grasp of the English language in order to complete this course and its spoken and written requirements. However, English does not have to be your first language and multilingual students are encouraged to apply to this course!