Summary: This is an essential resource for both aspiring, and present teachers of English as a second language (ESL). The book covers everything you need to know about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), and is brought to you by an experienced English teacher.
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The information provided below is a preview of what you will learn from the book:
What to expect from and why you should teach English abroad How to become an ESL teacher Choosing the right TEFL/TESOL certification course The job search and application processes CV editing and Skype interview preparation The best places to teach overseas Factors to consider and research before accepting a position Key qualities needed to become a successful ESL teacher Classroom tips and student management How to get the most out of the expat lifestyle What materials you need to tack with you from your home And much, much more!
If you’re dreaming of making a career change and want to live and work abroad; then this book contains all of the information you will ever need on how to secure a perfect job. Alternatively, if you’re already in the TEFL industry; there are plenty of useful and well researched insights in this book that will add to your teaching arsenal.
My review: I like how this book makes it clear and reminded me that this was going to be a job when I finally get a teaching job, and that it is not every day travel. Which I am excited about, I will be able to still experience new places but I will be stationary and not able to go to the next place when I am bored.
This book like other teach abroad book gives you insight into what to expect prior to your departure and asks the question that every book has asked “why do you want to teach abroad?” I think this question is important and has me constantly thinking about why I want to do it.
Experience a new culture and gain an insight into learning plus it is proven that girls who are educated are more likely to not become victims in sex trafficking in these countries, which is a cause I am passionate about, but that is a WHOLE other topic/issue that has nothing to do with this book. (This is my answer if you really must know)
The author also gives valuable insight into writing the perfect resume and CV for getting a job abroad which is practical knowledge once you are ready to start finding a job.
He also gives you five countries that are actively seeking teachers and the programs to teach through. Which is fantastic and I will be coming back to this book once I am ready to start applying for jobs, which I can’t wait! One year and I can start that!
I will be re-downloading this book once I am ready to start putting my resume out there as this is probably the best source I have found for that particular step in the process.