College English Language Teachers
On the Job
College English Teachers teach courses pertaining to English language and literature, including linguistics, American or British literature, children's literature, or special topics. They may also do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach humanities courses at the college level.
- Teach online courses.
- Train staff members.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Coordinating or leading others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
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