How to teach english overseas by matthew kepnesHow to teach english overseas by matthew kepnes

How to Teach English Overseas



Last updated: December 2019
Return policy: No risk, 7-day, 100% money-back guarantee
Details: Over 250 pages of expert advice

One of the greatest things I did was to teach English abroad. That experience allowed me to learn about new cultures, pick up new languages, make international friends, and break out of my routine.

Teaching showed me that if I could get up and move to a new culture and survive, I could do anything I put my mind to. It gave me confidence and international friends.

And it helped me earn a lot of money while still saving for travel and paying off my debts!

There’s so much information online related to teaching overseas. Like you, I was lost and spent days searching the Internet, trying to find up-to-date, honest, and accurate information. I rarely found any (which only added to my stress).

Too many potential teachers give up and lose out on this great experience because they go crazy trying to find trustworthy information.

That’s why I wrote this book — to make you sure you are making the right decision!

This 250+ page book will teach you everything you need to know about landing your dream job and features interviews with dozens of real teachers sharing their secrets, detailed information on the top destinations in the world, sample résumés, advice on nailing your interview, and much more.

How This Guidebook Will Help You

When you’re just getting started, there is a lot to consider. The list of questions and concerns can be long. I know, because I’ve been in your shoes and had the same issues.

This book will discuss each of these points, offer viewpoints and advice from other teachers, and share my expertise. You don’t need to be stressed or overwhelmed about this process. It’s a lot easier than you think!

Teaching overseas is a great experience. It taught me that if I — a shy, introverted guy — can make it in another culture by myself, I can do anything I set my mind to! The experience boosted my confidence, and I’m forever grateful for the time I spent overseas.

And I want to help you have the same experience.

Here are the questions this guidebook will answer:

  • What are the best countries to work in?
  • How do I actually teach English as a foreign language?
  • Will I be able to find work easily?
  • How much can I expect to earn?
  • Do I need to speak the local language?
  • Will I fit in? Will I make friends with the other teachers?
  • What is life like in my potential host country?
  • How do I find a good employer who won’t cheat me?
  • How do I exactly go about finding a job?


Included in this book are 22 firsthand accounts of what it’s like to teach English overseas. I interviewed teachers from Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. These interviews will give you a personal and firsthand account of what it’s like to be an actual teacher: the ups, the downs, and the amazing good time each teacher had.


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Included in this book is an interview with Carrie Kellenberger from Reach to Teach, a premier job placement firm. Carrie was an English teacher in Taiwan for years before starting this company and has placed teachers throughout Asia and Europe.

In our exclusive interview, Carrie gives advice on how to present yourself at interviews, what to include on your résumé, how to deal with contracts, what schools look for in new teachers, and how to find the best jobs out there. This interview will give you the real lowdown on the hiring process.

Still worried? Don’t be!
You can become a teacher even if…

You don’t have a BA (you can get a TEFL instead)
You don’t have a TEFL degree (you can teach without one or take a class to get one)
You are of a certain age (there are no limits or restrictions!)
You don’t have a lot of money (many schools will help get you set up and pay for your flight)
You are worried about being a good teacher (schools have plenty of tools to help)
You didn’t go to school for teaching (99.99% of English teachers didn’t either!)
You’re not from the US (as long as you speak English fluently, it doesn’t matter!)

Thousands of people teach abroad to earn money to pay off their debt, do something different, have an adventure, and experience the world.

Don’t miss out on the chance to have a life-changing adventure, learn about another culture, make global friends, travel, make a ton of money, and even pay off your loans!

Get the Definitive Guide to Teaching English Overseas

Get started today with this downloadable PDF (for your computer, e-reader, or mobile device), which includes 22 interviews about life as a teacher, plus job advice from one of the industry’s top recruiters!

Last updated: December 2019
Return policy: No risk, 7-day, 100% money-back guarantee
Details: Over 250 pages of expert advice

What Readers Are Saying

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“After completing my Trinity TESOL course in London, I had my heart set on teaching English in Spain. I wanted to experience a new culture, learn a new language and above all, help people learn English. Matt’s book enabled me to quickly distinguish between the different countries offering TEFL jobs and this was really helpful because you can teach English almost anywhere in the world. Thanks for your help Matt!” – Laura

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“Matt’s How to Teach English Overseas provided great info to set our expectations for teaching and living conditions, and by using the resources listed we found jobs, applied online, and secured positions at our top school within a few days. Two weeks later, here we are in Taiwan getting ready to start teaching tomorrow. We can’t believe how simple the process has been.” — Ben and Shonda

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“From among the countless websites and digital resources providing information on where and when to teach English abroad, I found Matt’s book to be the clearest and most up-to-date. Although I had narrowed down my choices prior to reading it, I think his page-by-page country guide allowed me to truly compare my choices. Most impressively, he sent an update to the ebook a few months after I bought it, so I knew I had the most recent info!” — Valerie

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“Matt’s book is a great collection of all the information you need to get started. I love how the information is clear and concise, without any technical jargon to muddle your brain. Not only that, but he also shares the stories of teachers who have successfully done this already. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is considering teaching English and getting in touch with their inner nomad!” — Sara

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“If you really want to understand the truth about teaching English overseas and save yourself hours in the process, buy How to Teach English Overseas. The real-life teacher experiences are invaluable, and having so many of them in one place is a real bonus.” — Fraser

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“My favorite part of the book is the crapload of information about teaching in different countries. It’s damned near impossible to find all this stuff rounded up in one location. There’s nobody trying to sell you a job; it’s all honest, raw information. Matt’s no novice either; he’s taught in both Taiwan and Thailand, so he knows what he’s talking about.” — Candice

“There is so much information on the Internet about teaching overseas — and most of it is a ploy from schools just trying to recruit you to sign up for one of their TEFL courses. Thus, a lot of those sources cannot be trusted. This book is not like that. Matt’s book provided me with so much practical information and answered many of my questions. It was a great investment.” — Bara Katz

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