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Print Resources on Teaching English Abroad

Key to Resources Compiled and Edited by William Nolting
must-have resources
of broad interest
  specialized interest

Make a Mil-¥en: Teaching English in Japan
Make a Mil-¥en: Teaching English in Japan by Don Best; Guide has information on everything from the job search to settling in. The experts at O-Hayo Sensei consider this to be the best book on Japan from an American perspective currently available.
  O-Hayo Sensei: The Newsletter of Teaching Jobs in Japan edited by Lynn Cullivan. Twice-monthly by email, $12 for 12 issues. Single issue free, check website. To subscribe, send check or money order payable to O-Hayo Sensei, to: O-Hayo Sensei, Subscription Dept., 1032 Irving St., PMB 508, San Francisco, CA 94122; fax 415-731-1113;, Lengthy lists of current job openings for English teachers, university-level teachers and others. Classifieds, Japan info, and lists of schools.
Opportunities in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Opportunities in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages by Blythe Camenson. 1999. 160 pp. $20 hardcover/ $11.95 paperback from VGM Career Horizons. Overview of the professional field of Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language.
TESOL Placement Bulletin. TESOL members: $50 (not offered to non-members). Monthly bulletin lists position openings for qualified ESL/EFL teachers and administrators. TESOL, 700 S Washington St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703-836-0774, fax 703-836-6447;,
Teaching English Abroad
Teaching English Abroad: Teach Your Way Around the World by Susan Griffith, 11th edition, 2011. This outstanding volume by Transitions Abroad’s work abroad editor gives in-depth information on everything from preparation (including TEFL courses) to the job search. Country-by country coverage worldwide. Many first-hand reports from teachers. Extensive directories of schools with full contact information including email addresses and websites.
Teaching English Overseas
Teaching English Overseas: A Job Guide for Americans and Canadians by Jeff Mohamed. 2003. 224 pp. $19.95 from English International, Experienced TEFL teacher covers teaching with and without training, TEFL courses, and contact information for 450 schools worldwide.

William Nolting is an Assistant Director at the International Center of the University of Michigan and former Work Abroad and International Educational Editor for Transitions Abroad.