8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good place to start,
This review is from: Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies (Kindle Edition)
If you are planning to study TEFL or a related subject this book is a good place to start. There are so many books on the subject but most of them focus on specific areas such as lesson planning, grammar or the mechanics of teaching individual skills (reading, writing etc). Once you get into teaching or teaching practice you will likely need those books, but for a beginner this was the best I found to give a broad overview without skimping on useful detail. It's exhaustive and has something to say about pretty much every angle you care to think of, with handy practical advice. It's accessible to the reader and eases you along with a nice tone, avoiding the jargon until you're ready for it and presenting information in simple, bite-sized terms with an easy-to-follow format.