“If you’re thinking of a career in TEFL then reading this book ought to be your starting place.”
A book full of clear and very useful information, a must for anyone going into teaching English or thinking about it as a future career. It deals with all the questions you are likely to have and gives lots of great tips from the author’s clear wealth of experience. I would definitely recommend it as a book full of sound advice, insights and encouragement for a prospective TEFL teacher. I stumbled upon this while browsing books on Amazon, and found it to be both honest and fun to read. Everything the author writes is true, and it makes a lot of sense. He explains the terminology well and then goes on to take you through the pre-TEFL-course, during the course and after. I wish something like this had existed when I did my course many years ago! As Mr Gates quotes one of his former students – get this book and “the world is your lobster”! A very good quick read if you are interested in starting a TEFL career. Well written from first hand experience. I found myself relating to much of the content and the author kept it humorous and entertaining.The writer has clearly poured the wealth of many years experience into this little gem, and how I wish it had been available when I was embarking on my own TEFL adventures oh so many moons ago. The style is short and snappy but the information, though bite-sized, is far from superficial. Everything a rookie teacher is likely to fret over (training course expectations, classroom scenarios, likely hours and rates of pay) as well as a few less than obvious considerations (why won’t the students do their homework?) is covered here in engaging fashion. If you’re thinking of a career in TEFL then reading this book ought to be your starting place.