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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
11%
2 - 4
15%
5 - 7
4%
8+
70%

Common Skill Sets

Native English Speaker
Foreign Language
Teaching Experience
Degree IN English
Teach English
Mandarin Chinese
English Speaker
Written Communication

English Teacher Seniority Levels

L2
English Teacher
$52,334/yr
Kindergarten Teacher
17% made the transition
Substitute Teacher
12% made the transition
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English Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$52,334 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$36K
Median: $52K
$75K
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