Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hi there! Full-time Independent Author X here, with the latest edition of ETX GUIDE TO TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD.

(Double-dip? Me? Them's fighting words.)

This new 2013 edition contains dozens of pages of new material, including interviews with real teachers of EFL and uh, some pages of recycled blog entries and cartoons. 

Nonetheless! Here's a coupon, whereby interested readers of this blog may download it FREE on Smashwords until this Sunday evening, February 3 -- 

Promotional price: $0.00
Coupon Code: SS78Z
Expires: February 3, 2013

And if I interviewed you and you want to see the whole book, with your interview, you can also write me at englishteacherx(at)yahoo(dot)com.

I'll also be putting some of the interviews up here, in the next few months, including some that didn't make the book. 

Let me remind you also: if you've read the books and like them, please give them a good review on Amazon. Not that it seems to affect sales that much, but I want to mock those fucking morons who give me bad reviews, people who are in such deep denial about EFL that they can't even correctly read a book description. 

Are you tired of your dead-end job? Are you feeling a bit boxed in by your tedious existence? Are you pretty sure there should be more to life than this? 

Well, so is English Teacher X.

In 2011, English Teacher X, with more than 15 years experience at some of the worst English language schools in the world, collected the essays on his website into book form. It has been hailed as "a trash book from a trashy person" and "a bitter rant" and an "I'll (sic) informed experience of a sad individual." 

This brutally frank, often scathing, frequently profane, occasionally profound, but always insightful look at English teaching abroad in the 21st century is a perfect guide for beginners and those thinking of entering the profession. 

The book deals with a general consideration of English teaching as a profession, and how to make the decision to do it; gives some general advice about how to find a job and choose a decent employer; and offers some advice for dealing with the most common problems experienced by newbies in the business of TEFL teaching.  

Chapters include:

Five Really Bad Reasons to Teach English Abroad
Why English Institutes Usually Suck
The Three Unwritten Rules of Teaching English
Teaching vs. McDonald's vs. Piracy
Dealing with Assholes

and many many more. 

THIS SPECIAL NEW 2013 EDITION contains dozens of pages of new material, including:

- interviews with experienced and novice teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
- English Teacher X's classic DOOFUS AND VALIANT and TYPICAL TEACHER TYPES cartoons.
- new information about teaching children, young learners, and "company" classes, as well as useful books and internet resources. 

If you've ever dreamed of teaching English abroad ... read this book first!


The Great and Powerful Oz said...

I'm looking forward to reading the update, the original book was good. I'm interested in going to Japan, can you point me to some good information?

English Teacher X said...

OH boy, well, not specifically -- this guy worked there a few years ago, you could ask him --

brian said...

You talked me into it. Actually, your orginal book woke me up to difficulties and sapped my will for ESL overseas. You probably saved my ass.

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