Red tape can be quite overwhelming if one seeks work in the U.S.A. and is not a citizen. Each state has its own regulations in regard to acceptable teaching qualifications. After obtaining necessary certification in some states these will only be issued on a conditional basis. It is not an easy task to accomplish but it is set up this way to ensure that the teacher is dedicated to the work. The foreigner seeking certification should be aware that qualifications do not transfer from state to state. There are hundreds of ESL schools that the job seeker can first research through resources such as magazines or the internet and then send a resume to. There has been a steady influx of immigrants into the country so positions are available for teaching adults and children. Many colleges have a job site board where one can browse to look for positions; as well there are state run schools for young learners which will also have jobs posted. Pay scale and cost of living will vary from state to state these can be negotiated accordingly to ensure comfortable living arrangements.
Collin, Peter and Collin, Simon. Guide to English Language Teaching 2005. Modern English Publishing Ltd. 2005.pp. 213-218.
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