I'm an ESL tutor now!
I just got employed as an ESL tutor to help teach native Russian speakers English. :)
And where did I start out from?
I started out on DuoLingo!
My conversational abilities really have skyrocketed since I started learning Russian over 6 months ago. I'm able to hold phone calls and conversations in Russian for hoursss, as well as text in Russian for an indefinite amount of time. I know a lot of words, and I have few difficulties being able to retrieve them from my brain. :)
My abilities in Russian have slowly, but surely, becoming very natural to me. Almost as natural as English.
I'm also thinking complex thoughts in my head in Russian.
I'm honestly shocked on how far I've gone in such a short amount of time.
I see this as a start of a very bright future for me right now.
But for now, I'm very tired. I think I'll sleep for a bit. :)
For several years there was The Boston Language Institute in Boston, US, in which it was possible to get ESL teacher license. The training lasted only two mounts and cost about $2000. Students worked with real Russian classes, at the end they wrote a diploma, and received an official document giving them rights to teach ESL in any country. Unfortunately, the Institute closed in the beginning of this year. I also know many English - speaking people - ESL teachers, who don’t have licenses and work as volunteers without money.