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Susan Griffith
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2 Dec 2011 1854585967 978-1854585967 11

Are you a trained teacher looking for a change of scene? A prospective teacher looking to teach english as a foreign language and build your skills? Or do you want the chance to do something memorable and teach English worldwide?

Teaching english as a foreign language is a way to see the world and gain practical skills. Whether you want a long-term, short-term or part-time placement this comprehensive guide is the best single source of information for teaching English language overseas. Teaching English Abroad provides you with all the vital information you need to find job opportunities abroad or teacher training courses that suit you. This best-selling guide is annually updated and has all the essential information you need to teach english as a foreign language including:

• A country by country guide to English teaching opportunities
• A directory of 600 language schools in 90 countries plus contact details
• Real-life accounts of teaching English as a second language
• Essential advice and tips on how to apply
• Advice for preparing and overcoming any problems
• Lists of qualifications, nationality preferences, salary and employment conditions for each English teaching opportunity

Teaching English Abroad is written by travel expert, Susan Griffith, who has been writing about vacation work for 25 years with a number of bestselling travel titles. This definitive guide has every piece of information you need from applying for visas to finding the perfect job opportunity for you to successfully teach english as a foreign language.  

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Vacation Work; 11 edition (2 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854585967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854585967
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 15.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269,347 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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I highly recommend the Teaching English Abroad book for anyone interested in teaching English. I'm the Director of a TEFL school in Prague and we consider this to be our bible! Our staff and students use this regularly for up to date information on language school contacts, types of jobs, recruiting agencies, salaries, visas, and working conditions. A definite must have! - TEFL Worldwide

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Everything you need to know:

Preparing to go
-Rewards and risks of teaching English
-Red tape and what to take
-Avoiding problems

Training as an English teacher
-The value of qualifications
-The full range of ELT courses available, lasting from a weekend to 3 years

Finding a job
-Recruitment organisations and useful websites
-Dealing with interviews
-Finding freelance work and jobs on the spot

Choosing your destination
-Over 90 countries covered
-Prospects for both qualified and first-time teachers
-Conditions of employment
-Visa requirements for teachers

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Teaching Englis abroad 17 Feb 2013
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Great detail with comments from teachers in the field. Nice coverage and styled content. If you are doing you first TEFL job or your 10th, then this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great resource for prospective teachers! 27 April 2012
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I highly - HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who wants to teach aboard. For the record, I'm American, and while some of the information does talk about interviews in the UK or whatever, I've found it to be a HUGELY helpful resource for job-hunting. The GF and I are using the book to look for jobs in Asia, and it's been invaluable.

This book will answer your basic questions about almost any country in the world: what's it like to live there, what are the teaching conditions like, how much will I be paid, what's the cost of living, etc. It also lists reputable schools in each country and gives their contact info - a REALLY REALLY valuable resource!

The information in the book is clear, straightforward and well organized - pretty much the opposite of searching online. I really can't overstate how immensely great this book is - especially compared to the other options: Google searching, forums full of trolls, etc.

Getting a job teaching English abroad could be as easy as:
1. be qualified
2. find a country you like in the book
3. send your resume, etc to schools listed in the book
4. hopefully get some interest, and some offers

Good luck!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super comprehensive 19 Dec 2012
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This very comprehensive. the topic as a whole is well covered and each country has its own section. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great review of TEFL 8 Sep 2013
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Griffith really knows her stuff. She even supplies links and names that I would otherwise not trust as much online. The book discusses opportunities as well as difficulties to overcome and expect.
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