What does an English Teacher do?

An english teacher is responsible for ensuring that students learn proper grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. They are responsible for creating lesson plans that will teach students the skills they need. A few of the main duties of an english teacher are answering student questions, grading student tests and essays, tracking student progress, and teaching students the importance of English. They also have to communicate to the parents of students. Some of the jobs titles that an english teacher could grow into are principal and vice principal.

An english teacher should have 2 years of experience teaching as well as a master's degree in teaching. One of the most important skills that an english teacher will have is the ability to give constructive criticism. Another skill is communication as the english teacher will need to be able to communicate effectively with students.

  • Create lesson plans for students
  • Grade student essays and tests
  • Ensure that the classroom stays orderly
  • Encourage students to read out loud in class
  • Write progress reports for students
  • Create tests for students
  • Assign essays and homework to students
  • Assign books for students to read
  • 2 years of experience teaching
  • Comfortable working with students of different levels
  • Great speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to create lesson plans
  • Certified by the state board
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Great grammar knowledge
  • Knowledge about great works of literature
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

English Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$2,900 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $3K
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English Teacher Career Path

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English Teacher
29 Jan 2021

“The method is really fun and dynamic and the weekly trainings have really helped me to grow as a teacher”

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20 Oct 2021

“I enjoyed working at Write Edge because the bosses and mentors were friendly and helpful.”

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23 Apr 2020

“I am writing everything here so that you get an idea how evil and disgraceful these people really are.”

English Language Assistant
13 Jul 2021

“When I once was sick and couldn’t respond regularly to my email (I had a bad sickness”

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8 Jun 2019

“From the first day of training I sensed how dishonest and downright creepy this company is .”

English Teacher
22 Jun 2021

“It was also nice to set up the lessons and schedule the way I felt it worked best.”

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English Teacher
18 Jun 2020

“The training was exceptional and I was always encouraged to learn more and get better.”

Online English Teacher
9 Sep 2019

“I was first given two trial classes and taught them and got great reviews from parents on both.”

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