Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ESL Tutoring and the Economy

A large part of my ESL tutoring is devoted to job interview preparation, as well as resume and cover letter writing. My students who are studying for their MBAs have been notably more concerned over these past few weeks.

A regular topic of conversation these days (usually small talk) is the devaluation of the currency of my students' home countries.

Our economic downturn is definitely reaching far.

I don't see that private ESL tutoring is taking a hit, yet. Students still visit from other countries and still want to take advantage of learning English while they are here in the U.S.

We'll see how long ESL tutoring holds out as a recession-proof industry.

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3 comments:

Michelle said...

This is my first time on your blog. It looks great! Keep up the good work!
M.

Michelle M. said...

Hello! I teach in an International language school in San Francisco. We are one of the only industries around who aren't struggling in this recession. The students come from all over Europe and Asia, and as their home economies bounce all over the place the demand for English continue to climb. Great ESL blog- thanks!

Ms. Lucy said...

Thanks for this interesting post. So far, I'll have to agree that when it comes to English learning here in Quebec, Canada, it's still pretty much in demand and seemingly recession proof...we'll see.
Lucy