How To Teach English Overseas – The eBook Review

Many of us have probably had the idea to teach English overseas for a year or so, some of us might even have tried to find some information about how it works.

But often, that’s also where it normally ends. Not because we lost interest in teaching English abroad, but because it all seemed so complicated!

Too much research – too much confusion, and then your inspiration fades.

That’s where this book I just read, “How To Teach English Overseas” by Matthew Kepnes (also known as Nomadic Matt), comes in handy.

How To Teach English Overseas – Book Review

Matt has been teaching English abroad himself and knows all about the frustrations and confusion people feel about these courses. From his own experiences, and a whole lot of research, he has compiled it all into this e-book – to save you the hassle!

With over 100 pages crammed with detailed information, he takes you through every step and everything you need to know about teaching English abroad.

The information is straight forward, and, in contrary to much of the information you find searching official websites: HONEST!

If you were to try and research all this information on your own, you would have a hard time reading between the lines as the programs and jobs you find all want YOU to choose them.

It’s much easier getting the truth from someone who doesn’t benefit from the company you choose, which makes this book very trustworthy, as Matt talks about both the ups and downs of each company, program and types of jobs, includes hidden costs like taxes and things that are not included in some jobs but are in others.

The book explains what it takes to become an English teacher and teach English overseas, the differences between the different courses and jobs, plus, what everyone really wants to know: the benefits and salaries offered.

Moreover, the book gets right into the details and includes detailed information about the most frequented chosen destinations for English teachers as well as some other good ones that are not so popular.

In these country information pages, you even find out the cost of living in these places (which are from my own experience accurate), so you can get a better idea of which countries suit you, and whether you can afford to teach English overseas with the salary you will get or not.

So if you want to know everything about teaching English abroad, save yourself hours of research and avoid tearing your hair off in the progress, this book is for you.

Click Here to grab your download-able copy now!

(Photo credit: peruisay – anoldent)

13 Responses to How To Teach English Overseas – The eBook Review

  1. Sandra March 21, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    looks like a great book, I have been thinking about doing this, but didn’t really know where to start.

    • Sofia - As We Travel March 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Yeah it’s great, the book is a great place to start :)

  2. Jon Gorrie March 21, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Looks great! It’s something I was thinking about doing years ago but couldn’t seem to find enough info on how to get started.

    • Sofia - As We Travel March 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      I think many people have felt that way, that it’s just too much work to find all the information.

  3. Nomadic Matt March 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    You should keep in mind that I just released the book for your iPad and Kindle too!

  4. Andrew - The Unframed World March 22, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Thanks for the review Sofia. Seems like this is a good book to point people to who ask me about my job here in Japan as an English Teacher. I realize it’s a highly sought after country and I get a lot of questions.

    Have you ever thought about teaching English? If so where?

    • Sofia - As We Travel March 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

      I can imagine that Japan is a very sought after place to teach in, it would be amazing!

      Yes, I have thought about it off and on for a few years, but unfortunately English isn’t my native language which makes it difficult.

  5. TotalTravelBug March 23, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Great review. I’m also thinking about doing a TEFL course. I took an introduction at uni and really enjoyed it and it seems like a great way to travel and work and great way to give something back to the community.

    • Sofia - As We Travel March 24, 2011 at 7:36 am #

      You made a very good point there about giving back to the community, and I believe that you get so much in return as well!

  6. Bluegreen Kirk March 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Seems like an excellent ebook. Thats for bringing it to my attention never knew about this book.

    • Sofia - As We Travel March 24, 2011 at 7:37 am #

      You’re welcome Kirk, yeah Matt did a great job with this book :)

  7. Joselin March 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Thanks for the tips. Great pictures!

  8. hugo skucek April 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    the book sounds very good -does it give a format to creating lessons from the beginning for new students?