Teaching English Abroad: All Things TEFL for Native and Non-native English Teachers

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Teaching English Abroad: All Things TEFL for Native and Non-native English Teachers—perfect for every academician, current or budding English teacher, and nomad who is looking to experience and conquer the TEFL industry.

"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching." ~ Aristotle

Whether you're experienced in the field of teaching English overseas, or you're a complete newbie—this book will quickly, and comprehensively bring you up to speed on finding the best English teaching jobs around the world. It will also give the reader valuable and up-to-date information on a wide variety of TEFL friendly countries around the globe and the steps on how exactly to land the positions. The book is designed for those looking to leave their dead end job, make a rewarding lifestyle change to be location independent, and most of all to assist you in getting certified to teach English as a foreign language.

But before you set off, it's pivotal to consider what new job, new experience, new country, new culture, and contract is right for you...

Are you looking to quit the 9 to 5 rat race by teaching and travelling?

The book will inspire you to make the positive change that you have been searching for and give you first hand advice on everything you will ever need to know about teaching English abroad with information collated from Williams' plethora of experience teaching abroad. There is also input from other qualified ESL teachers, as well as extensive research on the industry to add value to your job search.

Native English Speaker vs. Non-native English speaker (NES vs. NNES)

In certain countries, such as South Korea—you will only be able to find a teaching position and obtain a visa if you are a "native English speaker". Essentially that means that you come from either Britain, Ireland, America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa. If you are from a country that is considered "non-native" then don't fret, the opportunities out there are plentiful in a variety of countries across the world. The guide will explore those countries and opportunities with you. There is also an additional chapter for Filipino teachers looking to make the move abroad and information on how and where to find a position.

Are you qualified?

If you haven't already obtained a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certification, or you're looking to top-up your current qualifications then you'll find an abundance of information on what each of these courses are and what they offer.

In addition, you will also learn exactly how to land a job, the desired qualifications, visa requirements and expected salary in over twenty different countries.

It's extremely important for you to find and choose the best contract, in the best country, at the best school or language institution. There are so many jobs, in so many countries available, and this book will give you specific details on what to consider. For example, is this job, this school, this contract, this pay rate and benefits, the amount of holidays, and this community the right choice for you?

Don't just holiday abroad, move there, live there, teach there, play there and completely immerse yourself in a brand new culture. What are you waiting for?

Professional & Technical
30 March

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