‘Becoming a Successful International Teacher’ Reviews

Amazon Reviews (selection)

“A winning book for educators wanting to work abroad – Fellow author and expat educator, Jess Gosling, has delivered a winning book with “Becoming a Successful International Teacher”. Her advice comes from experience – both hers and from other expat educators and trailing spouses. What helps set this book apart is it comes from the British perspective which adds an important view to the literature out there on this topic, and it also helps jobseekers to know more about how to access British international schools. I also like how she devotes attention to raising a family and having a child abroad – topics that matter to many who live and work abroad. This book was also easily digestible. A fast read I found hard to put down. It’s well worth the time to check out this valuable resource!” Kelley Ridings, Amazon US.

“Getting a first post – really useful! – I bought this as I wanted to know the process. This was really useful and helped from the first steps to me actually succeeding in getting a post. It carries on through post-success and I look forward to using it to help me set up as an international teacher” Steve Pearce, Amazon UK.

“Great, easy-to-read guide! – This guide answers all the questions you had about becoming an International Teacher as well as the ones you didn’t know you needed to ask. It’s clear that it’s written by someone who has been through this process multiple times and who is able to draw on the experiences of others who have done the same. This book is a great idea for anyone considering a move internationally. What are you waiting for? Buy the book, make the move! You won’t regret it either.” RM, Amazon UK.

Beta Reviews (a selection)

“In my opinion Jess’s extraordinary book can be compared to a ‘Lonely Planet’ guide for potential, as well as current, international teachers. She takes her readers on an exciting and simultaneously realistic journey of what is to be expected when entering the field of international teaching. It is an essential book for any international teacher and relevant for teaching posts in every corner of the world! I so wish I had it on my bookshelf before starting my international teaching career 12 years ago.” Klara Kopanaki, international teacher, Kuwait.

“The ideal handbook and guide for all teachers thinking about starting in the international school system. This book will be of genuine value to you from the outset.” Michael Gallagher, director, Thailand.

“The perfect guide for teachers looking to make an international move. In her warm and friendly style, Jess walks the reader through everything that needs to be considered prior to making the big leap! Her wide-ranging experiences, alongside her thorough research, ensure that this book covers everything that you could possibly need to think about before, during, and after an international move. Highly recommended!” Clare Doyle, assistant principal, Singapore.

This is a ‘must have’; it’s everything you need to know and didn’t even know you needed to know in regards to international teaching. Having taught abroad for eight years, I wish I’d had this amazing resource before I considered the move. I nodded my head all the way through!” Jo Connolly, international teacher, Vietnam.

I wish I’d read this book before starting my own international adventure! Not only does it answer all the questions I had, it also provides tips and guidance on things I’d never even thought of. A must read for anyone considering teaching internationally.” Rebekah Massey, international teacher, Taiwan.

Jess has created a thorough guide encompassing all the things you need to consider when starting your adventure abroad. Thoughtfully written with personal experiences, this book is an excellent insight into how to prepare for change and challenges on your journey to a new world of international teaching.” International teacher, Taiwan.

“A must-have for anyone contemplating moving abroad to teach. Jess’s book covers everything a first time international teacher will need. From visa research to how to settle when abroad, this book has it all!  As a teacher from the United States I can say that I wish I had this when we moved abroad, advice aimed at British teachers crosses over with US teachers.” Lucinda Rumpf, current US teacher (previous international).

“This is the perfect guide and a must read for anyone considering teaching overseas or even moving between international posts. Jess has thought about everything, giving a step by step guide with so much detail, making the whole process much less daunting.” Lizzie Bottomley, international teacher, Taiwan.

“My impression of the book is that it’s an excellent and honest insight into the practicalities of working as an international teacher. It’s a comprehensive guide on deciding whether it’s the right adventure for you and what steps to take to make a smoother transition.” Rowena Bracken, international teacher, Australia.

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