The International Teacher: A Guide to Teaching Overseas

The International Teacher: A Guide to Teaching Overseas

Life overseas. Schools with first class facilities. Dedicated and polite students. A salary and lifestyle that allows you to put some money in the bank every month. An opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons. New experiences waiting for you every day.

Does this sound like something that you want? If it is, read on.

So, how do you have a terrific time while making a great living? International teaching is your portal to a life of adventure, professional development and financial security. Jobs for teachers overseas continue to increase as new international schools open around the world. However, as opportunities increase, obtaining a job as an international teacher is more competitive than ever. Teachers need to be prepared for the competition, which is why I wrote this eBook.

The International Teacher: A Guide to Teaching Overseas, has 440 pages of  up-to-date reviews of 175 international schools along with key articles on topics of fundamental importance to teachers searching for positions in international schools. In Section One of The International Teacher you will find articles on:

  1. The International Teacher
  2. Finding the Fit
  3. Writing a Cover Letter
  4. Job Fairs
  5. Interviews
  6. Professional Development

Section Two contains articles on International Education Organizations including:

  1. The University of Northern Iowa Placement Service for Educators
  2. Search Associates
  3. International Schools Services
  4. East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools
  5. International Baccalaureate Organization
  6. Quality Schools International
  7. Oasis International Schools
  8. Teacher Recruitment International
  9. International Supply Teachers
  10. The Council of International Schools

Section Three contains reviews of 175 international schools from five continents. Each school review contains:

  1. Coverage of the school mission, facilities, curriculum, extra curricular activities, technology, professional development, employment details, and sociocultural information about the school’s location.
  2. Updated links to the school website, employment information, email addresses, and more.

This book is now free as I no longer do updates. Click here to get your free copy. You can find current information on international schools at my blog, The International Teacher.

This eBook is in downloadable PDF format with hyperlinks that allow you to instantly access the most recent information on 175 schools.You can spend almost $50 to get a hardcover edition of the ISS list of schools, but you won’t be able to click on a link and go right to information on jobs or have the email address of the school right there on your computer to use instantly. Save yourself some money and make your life easier. Buy this book.

The articles in Section One cover the most important aspects of finding an international job and allows you to be competitive in a highly competitive market. My years in international education have given me an insider’s knowledge of the international teaching market. As a retired teacher commented on a pre-publication of this book:

I wish that you had written this during my teaching years. The ease with which I was able to access information on so many schools, including ones that I have never heard of, would have made my job searches much more enjoyable and wide-ranging than they were.

For some examples of what you will find in The International Teacher go to my blog, The International Teacher. You can also click here to receive a free chapter on schools in Vietnam or here to download a free chapter on interviewing. You will find reviews of schools as well as articles on teaching overseas. This eBook grew out of The International Teacher blog and covers more schools in greater detail with the most current information available. Plus, as a benefit for all purchasers of this book, you will receive next year’s update (due out in October 2010) for free.

About the Author Bruce E. Pohlmann

I have a Ph.D. in anthropology, and I’ve been teaching now for 33 years. My positions have ranged from preschool to university. I’ve been overseas now for 20 years. In that time, I’ve taught just about every subject that schools offer. My first position overseas was teaching Second Grade to a group of expat students in a small mining community in Indonesia. Since then I’ve taught computers, math, anthropology, physical education, art, library, social studies, science, health, and more. I’ve been a computer coordinator at four schools, an elementary/middle school principal at two schools, and I’ve served on countless accreditation and curriculum committees as well. As a teacher and administrator, I’ve been on both sides of the job search – interviewer as well as interviewee.

If you’re in the hunt for a position in an international school, this book will be an excellent asset in your quest.


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