Becoming a Director of Studies

Once you have a few years of experience teaching English as a foreign language, it’s possible to study further to become a Director of Studies, or DoS.

A Director of Studies is more of an administrative role than a teacher role. It is essentially the same as the principal of a school, but of a language centre.

To be a DoS, you need to have an additional skills, such as administrative skills, people management, human resource management, and a background in education.

If you enjoy being involved in TEFL but you don’t want to teach anymore, you should consider training to be a DoS.

Read more: What Is A DoS And Should You Be One?

Updated on December 7, 2022

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