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My wife and I are moving to L.A , California soon. So, I have started thinking of many things such as getting a job and going back to university or college, too.

I hold a B.A ( Bachelor) + a 2-years university degree in English Language and Literature.

I have translated my B.A into English.

To your knowledge, I have been teaching English as a second language ( TESL) for almost 2 years in a private institution. I have enough experience as I have attended many workshops by the British Council in my homeland.

Now, I'm wondering if I should enroll in some ESL college to enrich my experience about teaching English (TESL) as most teaching job in U.S ask for a diploma from an accredited U.S university or college.

Also, I would like if my diploma or B.A would get me a chance to work in other jobs apart from teaching.

P.S: I'm workoholic :)

Thank you all.

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My wife and I are moving to L.A , California soon. So, I have started thinking of many things such as getting a job and going back to university or college, too.

I hold a B.A ( Bachelor) + a 2-years university degree in English Language and Literature.

I have translated my B.A into English.

To your knowledge, I have been teaching English as a second language ( TESL) for almost 2 years in a private institution. I have enough experience as I have attended many workshops by the British Council in my homeland.

Now, I'm wondering if I should enroll in some ESL college to enrich my experience about teaching English (TESL) as most teaching job in U.S ask for a diploma from an accredited U.S university or college.

Also, I would like if my diploma or B.A would get me a chance to work in other jobs apart from teaching.

P.S: I'm workoholic :)

Thank you all.

If I were you, (and I hope to have the same degrees in a couple of years), I would take the ESL classes. With your knowledge and degree, you'd also be able to become a certified translator for French and Arabic. There's a lot of work in that field, and they love native speakers. You're lucky enough to be a native speaker of both! You can also tutor French students on the side, and teach Arabic at local Islamic centers. You have so many options open to you. I'm jealous ;)

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In order to teach English at a school in California, you'll need teaching credentials which you possibly can't have right now. If you want to teach ESL at a college, you'll need at least a Master's and if you want to teach at the university level, you'll need a PhD.

I have a brother-in-law with a PhD in English literature. He's one of the world's foremost experts in Shakespeare and still it took him many years of teaching as an instructor in community colleges until he was finally accepted as an associate professor at UCSD. Many people with Bachelor degrees work low paying jobs way below their skill level, as the job market is anything but promising right now, with no light at the end of the tunnel visible at this point in time.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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