Looking to Teach Overseas? Here’s How!
Looking to get a teaching job overseas but not sure where to start? Worried it might be hard? It’s easier than you think…even if you’ve never taught a day in your life. While getting a teaching job might seem like a time consuming and stressful task, it’s actually very easy once you know just a few tips and tricks (tips and tricks I learned through teaching throughout Asia). This book will help you eliminate your stress, fear, and anxiety about finding a job. It will save you weeks of online research and give you the most accurate and updated information you need to land your dream job.
There is so much information on the internet about teaching overseas and most of it is a ploy from schools just trying to recruit you to sign up for one of their TEFL courses. Thus, a lot of those sources cannot be trusted. This book is not like that. Matt’s book provided me with so much practical information and answered many of my questions. It was a great investment. – Bara Katz
Deciding to teach English overseas can be exhilarating but most people feel overwhelmed. There is a lot to think about:
- What are the best countries to work in?
- How do I actually teach English as a foreign language?
- Will I be able to find work easily?
- How much can I expect to earn?
- What exactly is a TEFL and do I really need one?
- Will I fit in? Will I make friends with the other teachers?
- What is life like in my potential country?
- How do I find a good employer who won’t cheat me?
When I started teaching English 5 years ago, I had these same concerns and questions. I know exactly how stressful and confusing the process can seem. Like you, I didn’t really know where to begin. I was lost and spent days searching the Internet, trying to find up-to-date, honest, and accurate information.
I rarely found any, which only added to my stress.
It was only through trail and error and talking to other teachers that I found the information I was looking for. As I began blogging and talking about my own years being a teacher, readers kept asking me questions about how they could find a job, where they could find resources, and what they needed to do too. I wrote this book for beginners with no experience as a one stop shop to save people time, energy, and frustration so they can learn how simple the process really is and be teaching sooner. If that describes what you want, you’re in the right place.
BONUS: INTERVIEWS WITH 12 ENGLISH TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
Included in this book are 12 first hand accounts of what it’s like to teach English overseas. This is not something you will find anywhere else on the Internet. I interviewed teachers from Asia, Europe, Central and South America and asked them to describe their life as a teacher, the hiring and visa process, and offer advice for new teachers. These interviews will give you a personal and first hand account of what it’s like to be an actual teacher – the ups, the downs, and the amazing good time each teacher had.
CHAPTER 1- TEFL CERTIFICATES AND PROGRAM:
- What TEFL courses are and what you will learn from them
- How to decide if you need a TEFL or not
- How to pick the right TEFL course for you (without wasting hundreds of dollars)
- The ONLY two other options that can replace a TEFL degree
CHAPTER 2 - TEACHER REQUIREMENTS
- Why schools require you to be a native English speaker
- The four things schools look for before hiring you
- Which countries almost ALWAYS take first year teachers
CHAPTER 3 – DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEACHING JOBS
- The seven types of teaching jobs and how the pay scale varies in each job type
- How the commitment from each type changes
- Which jobs are the most competitive to land (and which are the easiest)
CHAPTER 4 - BENEFITS AND SALARIES
- What to expect for benefits in Asia, the Middle East, Central America and Europe
- Signing contracts and why it’s sometimes okay to break them (in certain countries)
- The three things you should do before signing any teaching contract
CHAPTER 5 - COUNTRY INFORMATION
And what separates this book from every other book or website out there the on the ground information about the application process, job types, current teacher salaries, job conditions, cost of living, and visa processes for the most popular teaching destinations in the world. This in depth section will give you all the information you need to know about a country to help you decide on where to find a job:
P.S. – This information is updated each year to make sure everything stays current so you have the most accurate information for choosing where to teach. How awesome is that?
One of the greatest things I did was teach English while overseas. That experience let me learn about a new culture, a new language, make international friends, and break out of my routine. Most importantly though, teaching showed me that if I can get up and move to a new culture and survive, I could do anything I put my mind to. Purchasing this book will put everything in perspective and give you the tools you need to travel the world and work overseas by doing something you do everyday: speak English.
“”All of the information you need to land a teaching job is in this book, so reading it will save you both time and money. Even if you are not sure where you want to teach, the country specific information and interviews will help you choose the location that is best for you. Additionally, this book will show you how to avoid scams and pitfalls, which insures that teaching abroad will be a safe and fun experience.”–andrew
I purchased your book “How to Teach English Overseas” initially because of all the reviews I read. The book was EXTREMELY informative in guiding my decision to proceed in that field. I’d like to work, travel, and write similar to what you do everyday! I am in the process of getting my bachelor degree in English, I only have a year left and after reading your book it motivated me even more to complete my studies so that I have the edge I need when looking for work overseas. The book had all the useful information I needed to make an informed decision and answered many questions I had. – Leah Scott