As a teacher of the English language, you will need to demonstrate a very focused set of skills that involve classroom management, good student rapport, excellent abilities to analyze and elicit information, the use of exciting teaching techniques alike.

The following example is an overview of what one could include in a cover letter for ESL Teacher’s job application and/or resume.



ESL Teacher Cover Letter Example

120 E 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
October 17, 2012

Mr Robert Whittle
McEvans High School
100 East 35th Street
New York, NY 01247


Dear Mr Whittle:

Having spotted your advertisement for the position of ESL teacher at the McEvans High School, I am applying for the same. As a TESOL certified, New York ESL license holder with a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts, I am certain in my capability to become an important member of your teaching staff.

As McEvans High School needs teachers that are passionate about teaching and keenly interested in helping students become high achievers, my career profile perfectly match your requirements. Being a trained language teacher, I possess fun-filled and effective teaching skills and ability to motivate my students towards learning. I have a demonstrated capability to assess student abilities accurately, tailor lessons to achieve desired goals, manage difficult learners, shift between languages and maintain written records of student assessments.

Furthermore, I am experienced at co-teaching and am confident about handling the curriculum at McEvans High School. Over and above, I am able to work well both independently and under supervision.

On that note, I would like the opportunity to be interviewed in order to discuss my qualifications in detail. I will call you in two weeks time but can schedule an earlier visit if you wish. I can be reached at (009) 100-1221 and will be more than delighted to provide you with any additional information. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Best regards,

Belinda Lawrence

Enc. Resume