One of the most challenging things to do when applying for a job as an ESL teacher is writing a cover letter.
This is especially true if you are writing one for an entry level position.
As an ESL teacher, you have to prove it to the hiring manager that you are the right choice, even if the experience is not something that you can depend on.
At the time of writing a cover letter for an ESL teacher position, you have to make sure that you know what the hiring manager is looking for. For instance, a prospective employer may have written that he or she wants to hire an individual with great communication skills. You have to ensure that you convince the employer that you possess them.
Your training in an ESL role will provide hiring managers with a strong thread to hold on to. Therefore, write about your training specifically.
Gathering information on what to write in your entry level ESL teacher cover letter is step 1. Step 2 is making sure that you put everything in the cover letter in a proper manner.
See also: ESL Teacher Resume No Experience
What follows is a cover letter sample for an ESL teacher position (without experience):
ESL Teacher Cover Letter No Experience
April 10, 2019
Ms. Kim Jones
Human Resources Department
Bradley Language Center
199 Creek Road
Dear Ms. Jones:
Your advertisement for an ESL teacher at Bradley Language Center piqued my interest specifically because of an obvious alignment between my skills and training, and your requirements. I am a recently graduated ESL teacher and am positive that I will be a credit to your institution due to my exceptional lesson planning and imparting abilities.
During the course of my training, I learned much about teaching English as a second language. Knowing perfectly well the many constraints and problems associated with language learning, I have developed a foolproof set of teaching methodologies. Since I am trilingual (Spanish, Cantonese, and English), it is easy for me to handle students from different language backgrounds. I am also familiar with German and French, which makes the challenge of teaching foreign students a little less intimidating.
Developing and implementing lesson plans, ensuring student progress through evaluation, and providing students with one on one as well as group support is my niche. In fact, I recently assisted a lead ESL teacher for 4 weeks, during which most of the one on one instruction work was left to me. In addition, you will find me to be easily approachable, allowing students to turn to me in a comfortable manner.
It would be wonderful to meet with you and further discuss my suitability to work as an ESL teacher for your institute. I will call your office next week in order to set up and interview. In the interim, you may contact me at (000) 031-7985.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.