English Teacher X Guide To Teaching English Abroad (2013 Edition) [NOOK Book]

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NEW 2013 EDITION, WITH DOZENS OF PAGES OF NEW MATERIAL, INCLUDING INTERVIEWS WITH REAL TEACHERS!

Are you tired of your dead-end job? Are you feeling a bit boxed in by your tedious existence? Are you pretty sure there should be more to ...
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English Teacher X Guide To Teaching English Abroad (2013 Edition)

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Overview

NEW 2013 EDITION, WITH DOZENS OF PAGES OF NEW MATERIAL, INCLUDING INTERVIEWS WITH REAL TEACHERS!

Are you tired of your dead-end job? Are you feeling a bit boxed in by your tedious existence? Are you pretty sure there should be more to life than this?

Well, so is English Teacher X.

In 2011, English Teacher X, with more than 15 years experience at some of the worst English language schools in the world, collected the essays on his website into book form. It has been hailed as "a trash book from a trashy person" and "a bitter rant."

This brutally frank, often scathing, frequently profane, occasionally profound, but always insightful look at English teaching abroad in the 21st century is a perfect guide for beginners and those thinking of entering the profession.

It deals with a general consideration of English teaching as a profession, and how to make the decision to do it; gives some general advice about how to find a job and choose a decent employer; and offers some advice for dealing with the most common problems experienced by newbies in the business of TEFL teaching.

Chapters include:

Five Really Bad Reasons to Teach English Abroad
Why English Institutes Usually Suck
The Three Unwritten Rules of Teaching English
Teaching vs. McDonald's vs. Piracy
Dealing with Assholes

and many many more.

THIS SPECIAL NEW 2013 EDITION contains dozens of pages of new material, including:

- interviews with experienced and novice teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
- English Teacher X's classic DOOFUS AND VALIANT and TYPICAL TEACHER TYPES cartoons.
- new information about teaching children, young learners, and "company" classes, as well as useful books and internet resources.

If you've ever dreamed of teaching English abroad ... read this book first!

WARNING: Contains bad language, rude humor, and generally has a bad attitude.
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Amazon - Book Girl
Very well-written and humorous guide to teaching English abroad. Based on an infamous blog I've been following for awhile. The blog is filled with vulgarities and crazy anecdotes, and it's actually laugh-out-loud funny; the book doesn't disappoint. While some parts are clearly tongue-in-cheek (more than once, the author muses whether or not a career in fast food or hairdressing is preferable to teaching English abroad), the book has great practical advice for those seeking information on TEFL. T
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012279316
  • Publisher: English Teacher X
  • Publication date: 3/18/2011
  • Series: English Teacher X , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

English Teacher X is a fifteen year veteran of many many dubious misadventures had while teaching English in many many countries.

He maintains a blog at www.englishteacherx.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Extremely useful guide to teaching overseas, with enough intervi

    Extremely useful guide to teaching overseas, with enough interviews to cast doubt on an assertion that the author's experiences were unusual,. Also some good  cartoons.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    Must have for all new English teachers

    The book is an intelligent and witty appraisal of the modern TEFL scene. Many people enter the profession unprepared with a mind set taken from the portrayal of English teaching in movies and on television. This book presents an unbiased and expereinced viewpoint on what people can expect.

    It's a must have for newbies but also a nostalgic journey down memory lane for all those who have been there and done that.

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