I posted this question in Special Ed as well, but it's kind of dead over there. I have taught ESL to adults for two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer, and English as a Foriegn Language to kids in Taiwan and Japan for a year and a half. I would like to teach ESL in the US, and I was wondering what the job market is like in regards to the primary and secondary level. In my state (Washington) ESL is listed among Special Ed, Math and Science as an area where teachers are in demand. I plan to get a Masters in Teaching with endorsements in English Language Arts and ESL. I would like to teach in secondary school, but I don't know what ESL looks like in a secondary setting in the US. I've heard that it can become a situation where I would be helping students with their classwork for other subjects, more like a tutor. If there are any ESL teachers at the secondary level, I would love to hear what your teaching environment is like. Most ESL classes for adults use only English when teaching, is this the case in secondary school as well? I know some expressions in Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese, but nothing extensive, will that hurt my job prospects? Looking forward to hearing from any other ESL teachers.