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What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their English as a Second Language (ESOL) Certification?

Here's what 31 English as a Second Language (ESOL) Certification reviewers have answered when asked “What advice would you give to a friend or family member interested in earning this certification?”

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“Even though we were taught to adapt to a child’s learning needs; in the real world schools usually teach for and to the tests.”

Nov. 2, 2019

“Seek opportunities to interact with English language learners.”

Oct. 31, 2019

“This is good certificate to gain, and it's not too hard to pass the exam.”

Oct. 26, 2019

“It is the right way to learn the English.”

Oct. 14, 2019

“It was very convenient online, but some teachers made it more difficult. However, it was also very interesting and useful!”

Sept. 28, 2019

“It provides you with a great deal of knowledge and insight useful both in and out of the classroom.”

Sept. 27, 2019

“If you can't ace it the first time around, find something else to do, other than educating young people.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“I would highly recommend it to every teacher if they are interested in becoming an administrator.”

Aug. 27, 2019

“If you are not willing to be fully committed to children's’ education, then this career is not for you.”

Aug. 10, 2019

“I would definitely recommend this certification for people who would like to teach abroad or online.”

July 30, 2019

“I would ask them to be as honest with themself as possible in regards to traveling/living abroad to earn an income.”

July 1, 2019

“It is a good position that allows for family time.”

June 30, 2019

“Always be prepared to give the utopia answer on the exam, while knowing the real life application will usually not be the same.”

June 11, 2019

“Get it soon.”

June 8, 2019

“Study well for the Praxis, keep all of your course books and materials.”

June 7, 2019

“It is best pursued if it will lead to a life long career.”

May 28, 2019

“Mastery in Spanish language highly preferred, able to work with many cultures and languages.”

May 27, 2019

“Go out of the country to receive the training.”

May 22, 2019

“The certifications require training and studying. Do not take the test without knowing the criteria to pass.”

May 22, 2019

“Go for it you need it”

May 19, 2019

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