The guide starts with an overview of the English Language Teaching market. We look at the most popular TEFL locations around the world and the conditions that teachers work under. What sort of lifestyle can you expect and what salaries are currently being paid.
The second chapter, “Best Foot Forward” looks at the types of employer and the types of teaching you might be doing in your new job. This chapter also looks at the covering letter and CV, your vital first contact with a prospective employer.
In the next chapter, “Time to Apply” we show you how to do the research and groundwork and how to shine in an interview. What questions will you be asked and what questions should you ask?
Finally we look at ways to develop within your new career, how to get the next job and how to re-enter the world beyond TEFL.
The Lesson Plan Compendium is a 121-page downloadable resource. The 40 lesson plans are designed to make them as accessible as possible. They are numbered 1-40 and cover 11 different topics, from hobbies to holidays. This is not a course or a curriculum but a selection of plans that are designed to be as easy to use and adaptable as possible.
The plans have been written with target language aimed at Lower Intermediate students but all the lessons can be adapted by using more advanced language. The activities themselves can usually be used with other target language and will be a valuable addition to any teacher’s repertoire.
The TEFL Express Grammar Guide contains ‘how we make it’ and ‘how we use it’ sections for each grammar point. There is also a section which shows the most common mistakes that learners make with grammar points to help prepare for teaching it.
The guide leads you through TEFL training and qualifications you might take as well as looking at different jobs in the world of TEFL. It shows you how to build a Personal Learning Network (PLN) through colleagues, teachers’ organisations, conferences and the Internet.
The guide looks at how to prepare yourself for the classroom, how you can use body language and positivity and how to motivate yourself and your students. You will learn how to become a happy and energetic force for good in the classroom and beyond.