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Teaching English Abroad Paperback – 15 Nov 2010

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Vacation Work; 10 edition (15 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854585568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854585561
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.8 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 626,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susan Griffith is a freelance editor and writer who has specialized for more than 30 years in writing books and articles about travel, especially working and volunteering abroad. The first edition of her best known book Work Your Way Around the World was researched in 1982 mainly by listening attentively to the stories of travellers met abroad. At that time she had plenty of personal experience of working abroad since she had left her native Canada after doing a degree in English at the University of Toronto to study at Oxford and then decided to stay on working in England. Susan has also been a contributing editor to Transitions Abroad since the early days of its publication and contributes occasional articles to the travel pages of The Independent.

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The Guardian Your best single source for training and finding a job --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. The Traveller A mine of information --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. BBC English Magazine Invaluabe... full of practical guidance and information --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The bestselling one-stop guide for teaching English abroad

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By weddingbracelet on 6 Nov. 2012
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I bought this book in the expectation that it would provide me with some handy hints and tips on embraking down the road of becoming a TEFL teacher. I was not disappointed!! I think what impressed me most was the anecdotal evidence that has been collected from real people who have made the leap to TEFL teaching, whether they are gap year students looking to travel the world funded by teaching or, like me, looking for a change in career later on in life. The advice on working conditions and required qualifications for each country is also invaluable. I would highly recommend this book for an honest assessment of the pros and cons of TEFL. And no, it hasn't put me off in the slightest!
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By Peter on 30 Sept. 2013
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this book has lots of information, but nothing you can not find onthe internet easily. no much detail, which is what is more needed
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Wallis on 5 Feb. 2010
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This book (the 6th edition) was a great starting point for me when I began my TEFL career. As previous reviewers have said, it's very well-organized and it's easy to pick out the information you need without having to read the whole thing. I found myself referring to it at least once a week for one thing or another.

However, I have a question for anybody who has bought more recent editions. Is it still as useful a resource for the new teacher as it used to be or has it been made redundant by the wealth of information now available on the internet?

The reason I ask is because I have a relative who's interested in starting a career in TEFL, and I'd like to get an idea of this book's usefulness (compared to the internet) before I recommend it to him. Bear in mind, he's not THAT internet savvy!

That aside, thanks Susan Griffith for all the help your book gave me in the first daunting (yet promising) years

Dan
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Konar on 26 April 2009
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was expecting a chapter on how non-white teachers can expect to get work.

what i have read is that its not necessarily easy for teachers from non-white ethnic minority backgrounds to get work in asia.

not the case in this book,,,
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Comprehensive Information 11 July 2009
By Butterscotch - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the most comprehensive and useful sources I've found on this subject. It's modern, up-to-date with information, and is definitely a 'bible' for EFL teachers, or those who wish to become one. The first few chapters are introductory and provide some informaiton about various language degrees and certifications, and general information about working abroad and some of the potential problems/concerns you might have. The second part of the book -which takes up a majority of the pages - has a page or so devoted to all major countries in the world. For each country the author describes the EFL scene - whether jobs are plentiful, the amount of schools already in place, etc. and how difficult it will/won't be to get a work permit. There are also some leads for language schools in each country, with information about salasry, who to contact, requirements to work, etc. The unfortunate part about this book is that EFL comes across as a field that is non-lucrative and difficult to break into (especially if you're an American wanting to teach in the EU). Many of the country listings, when the author describes the prospects for teaching, are not encouraging at all, and have made me less interested in pursuing this line of work. The book, however, is a great resource if you're looking for EFL positions and further information.
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Fantastic 18 Mar. 2010
By M. Solar - Published on Amazon.com
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The information provided in the book is a god send for someone starting out. It provides information on where to begin study wise, getting the job, local contacts in countries, and stories from others out there already. I highly recommend Teaching English Abroad for the novice and beginner.
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Teaching English Abroad: A Fully Up-to-Date Guide to Teaching English Around the World 21 Jun. 2011
By Rai Kerz - Published on Amazon.com
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A fantastic insight to teaching abroad, filled with great ideas. The do' and dont's to teaching in foreign countries. A must have to the your collection if you are serious about working overseas. The book also has list of courses around the world as well as the different levels of certificates but the beauty of this book it also has schools around the world that employ english speaking teachers.
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