|The field of TESOL involves a professional activity that requires specialized training. If the person speaks English, even well, it doesn’t mean he or she is able to teach it, especially people who are only beginning to teach it as a second language. TESOL focuses on how to use English as a world language and how to understand and become comfortable with the various cultural practices of English-speaking people.|
Tutors and teachers of English language are presented world widely both in private and public sectors. They work in countries where English is the dominant language, as in Australia, Canada, England, and the United States, as well as in countries where English is spoken as a foreign language, such as Japan and Saudi Arabia.
In English-speaking countries, English as a second language (ESL) teacher’s work with immigrants and refugees at all levels of the education system - primary, secondary, higher - as well as adult education in community colleges and community-based programs. There are ELS courses where teachers and tutors work with international students on intensive and half-intensive basis. In countries in which English is an additional language, English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher also work at all levels of education. Their task is to convey English language principals not only in classroom life, but on an every day life communicational level. Their objective is to make language study meaningful even if the language will not necessarily be used for practical, daily communications.
There has also been increased interest in the specialized area of English for specific purposes (ESP), which focuses on language skills required for certain academic fields (e.g., engineering, medicine, computer science) as well as business and vocational settings.