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by Galen Harris Valle

Free eBook Teaching English in Asia: Finding a Job and Doing It Well download ISBN: 1881896110
Author: Galen Harris Valle
Publisher: Pacific View Pr (June 1, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 178
Category: Mention
Subcategory: English as a Second Language
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Book by Valle, Galen Harris. Forget Asia! This is a great book for all English teacher wanna-bees! It is especially helpful for those wanting to teach cross-culturally either at home or abroad. Mr. Valle's style is appealing. His warnings and advice seem quite practical. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. This book is a good introduction to those who are considering going to Asia to teach English.

Teaching English in Asia: Finding a job and doing it well by Galen Harris Valle. Pacific View PR, 1995.

Teaching English in Asia : Finding a Job and Doing It Well Galen Harris Valle; Paperback The author of this excellent guide has taught English in Asia for over ten years. He explains where and how English is taught, how to find jobs, what skills or credentials are necessary or useful, and where to get them. He then spells out how to teach English successfully, from understanding the expectations of students to adapting teaching techniques to Asian cultural realities. The book includes an extensive selection of practical exercises which work well with students in Asia.

Most English teaching jobs do seem to be arranged last minute because that is the nature of most ESL teachers. There are about half a dozen agencies who organize English teaching jobs in China

Most English teaching jobs do seem to be arranged last minute because that is the nature of most ESL teachers. They are generally people not great at making plans because they are individuals who like to travel and tend to be rather spontaneous. China won’t let you be spontaneous. There are about half a dozen agencies who organize English teaching jobs in China. By applying for a job, you register with the agency, and they will find work for you, if the one advertised doesn’t work out, they’ll have a better one for you. Each agency has schools they work with, and they have several jobs on their books.

Finding a great job teaching English in China can be tough, especially since there are plenty of bad jobs out there. If you prefer to save time or are not interested in stressing over finding a quality teaching job in China, you can always work with an agency like Hello Teacher!, the CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange), or the Colorado China Council (you don’t have to be a resident of Colorado to use them)

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Dddasuk
This book is a good introduction to those who are considering going to Asia to teach English. There are relatively accurate background vignettes on the major Asian destinations for ESL teachers (Korea, Taiwan, Japan, PRC, Thailand) as well as fairly accurate (but not thorough) information on the red tape you'll have to plow through. There are a lot of (but by no means a definitive amount of) helpful word games, conversation topics, and general tips for teaching students of all levels of fluency.
Besides these tips, this book should be mandatory reading for those considering going to Asia to teach English for two other reasons. First is for his analysis of some of the different cultures that he's been to and how some other teachers are preoccupied with the more esoteric and exotic aspects of the country. He's remarkably open-minded and free from romantic notions of what the "exotic Orient" should be. Those of you who have spent any significant amount of time in Asia have probably seen gaijin or laowai who are just a tad too obsessed with studying calligraphy, martial arts, etc. and have these preconceived notions that Asians are more spiritual or ritualistic than Westerners. There are several funny anecdotes about how these orientalists (98% of whom are white males) have confused, befuddled and otherwise made a fool of themselves but whipping out the I Ching or trying to get their students to do some Buddhist meditation. This book would be the perfect antidote for them.
Another point that the author brings up and cannot be overemphasized is: IF YOU'RE GOING TO TEACH ENGLISH, BE COMMITTED TO DOING IT RIGHT. This should be the golden rule of all ESL teachers. Having taught in the PRC for a year myself, I cannot overly stress how frustrating it is those casual teachers are for those who are more committed to the job. East Asia and Southeast Asia are filled with so many unwashed hippies trying to extend their vacation, wandering weekly from job to job, that many teaching centers have to institute unpopular policies like withholding pay for the first month. Besides that, there's the ethical issue of ripping off people who are in most cases significantly poorer than yourself. (Admittedly, irresponsible foreigners aren't the only ones to blame. Oftentimes, the teaching centers themselves are to fault.)
Overall, this is a valuable book for those looking to spend a couple years off from the daily grind and to have a unique, fulflling experience abroad.
Goktilar
Forget Asia! This is a great book for all English teacher wanna-bees! It is especially helpful for those wanting to teach cross-culturally either at home or abroad. Mr. Valle's style is appealing. His warnings and advice seem quite practical. And his suggested classroom activities seem appropriate and fun to use. My only complaint is that he has not written a sequel or issued a new edition!