You can get your copy today! Just download it from the Amazon Kindle Store here! For now it is only an eBook. I am looking into paper versions, but honestly, as a self-published writer, I don’t think I can afford that route for now.
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Many people who come abroad every year to Japan or Korea to work as teachers take their new jobs seriously. They Show up early for work to prepare their lessons and work hard to give their students great educational experience.
There are those of course who come abroad expecting their teaching experience to be an extended holiday with pay. They have come to Asia to travel and seek “adventure” and their teaching jobs are merely a means to an end. Working at an eikaiwa, hagown or as an ALT is simply a way to fund their good time abroad.
If you were a school owner, you obviously are making a huge financial investment to bring a foreign teacher to work at your school. The biggest investments are made in Korea where schools pay for a teacher’s airfare, apartment key money and rent as well as their salary. they have paid a lot to have you come over and the very least they expect is a person to act in a professional manner and take their work seriously.
Sadly, each year, “slacker” teacher can give the hard-working ones a bad name.
Check out a video I made on this very topic:
As I mentioned in my previous post, the idea for my upcoming book, “Teaching in Asia: Tales and the Real Deal” was born from videos I made about teaching on You Tube. During the past 6 years, I have made many videos. Some have had many views by people interested in the topic and others, not so much.
The book should be ready within a few weeks. It will be the perfect start for anyone interested in moving to South Korea or Japan to begin teaching. Whether you are thinking of a career in ESL or just something to do for a year after graduation, it will definitely be helpful. If you are a teacher in the U.S., Canada, NZ, Australia, England, etc., you may find it interesting as well.
The book will have tips for finding work, information about various types of teaching jobs and help for those of you who are about to become teachers, but have never taught before.
I can’t forget the “Tales” portion of the book. Many people who follow me online do so because they enjoy my storytelling videos. There are plenty of stories in “Teaching in Asia: Tales and the Real Deal” as well. Some are about teaching and others are simply about life in Asia.
Take a few minutes and watch some of my more recent videos about teaching in Asia: