TEFL Boot Camp is offering a couple free eBooks to help introduce you to the TEFLing world.
The first is the old stand by How to Teach English Overseas for sale for US$9.95 over at TEFL eBooks – but free through TEFL Boot Camp. The book is essentially a ten week guide to getting yourself a job and heading overseas.
Easy to do if you know how. Difficult if you don’t and this eBook takes you through the whole process – even applying for a passport if you don’t have one yet.
You can sign up to get this eBook free.
The second free eBook on offer, they send it to you about a week later, is a great job search guide called Teaching English Abroad: What you Must Know for an Effective Job Search.
The last guide is called Seven Secrets to Success Abroad. It is more or less a review of things that I have seen over 20 years overseas – that make people succeed or fail.
It is a guide to intercultural adaptation and success – which believe it or not – is just as important as your teaching skills.
Many people come apart at the seams overseas, but this book will help you see things from a different perspective.
HERE is where you sign up for all three eBooks. Go get ’em – loads of free help.
TED’s Tips™ #1: Free Resources – you can’t ask for a better deal. I wrote all three of these eBooks and they have lots of good tips in them.
One of the Best Resources for Teachers: www.EnglishTips.org
I don’t usually – or actually NEVER – spend a full post raving about another website, but in this case I would be neglecting my duty to teachers if I didn’t let you know about a secret used for years by experienced teachers.
English Tips (dot org – don’t do dot com!) is a favorite as it gives you a chance to download and try out many of the best English teaching books, tapes, manuals, etc. on the market.
Now . . . this is not just a download it for free and scam the author type website. As a teacher you can download materials to see if they fit you and your students’ needs. Bottom line – if you like and use it, you should go and buy it. But as most teachers know, you can spend a fortune on materials and often they just aren’t or weren’t what you were looking for.
It is nice to have the opportunity to try the materials first, especially for teachers in countries where they are working for a modest wage. Some teachers just can’t afford to take a chance on a $25 student book that comes with a $40 teacher’s manual and an $80 set of tapes. Well, you can often find and download these things at English Tips (dot org) and give them a test run to see if they are what you want.
Understand that I am NOT suggesting you download and use materials in violation of copyright – just get a teacher’s approval-type copy, give it a try and if it is a useful tool for you – go buy it.
TED’s Tips™ #1: Give English Tips dot org a try and you’ll likely end up a regular.