Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a hot career choice these days. The desire to see the world is common. Travel is one way, but people are finding it hard to take vacations these days. What if you could combine seeing the world and working? It is not easy to find jobs overseas unless you have very specialized skills and advanced foreign language fluency. For native speakers of English, TEFL/TESOL seems like a great solution. There are as many ways to teach English overseas as there are people willing to teach overseas. Indeed, your motivation for doing so should be your main influence when selecting where and how to teach. Here are just a few of the ways to teach English overseas:• There are many chains such as English First and Wallstreet that operate language centers in countries around the world. • On several continents, and in Asia especially, there are also small, indivivual language centers, such as the hagwons in South Korea. • You can teach in a public schools at pre/primary, middle and high school levels • You can also teach at private schools. Many countries have an American school or a Canadian school, or and International School offering an IB program.• You can teach at public universities. Teaching hours are very few, but class size is very high, so if you’re teaching composition, for example, you’ll have a lot of correcting to do. • You can teach at one of the many private colleges popping up all over - some with associations with US or Australian universities. • You can teach as a volunteer at a village school or in an orphanage. • You can teach as a missionary or with one of the many religious service organizations that are non-proselytizing. • You can teach executives as a consultant with one firm (inhouse) or with a service that has many corporate clients. • You can teach 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162455/bk_acx0_162455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best military transition field manual. A no-nonsense process for any transitioning military member that is based on real experiences. This audiobook is a true guide for what you need to know, not what an ACAP or TAP instructor has in their script Every military service member will experience three phases as he moves from a military career to a life outside the gate: transition, transformation, and integration. The foundation of Boots to Loafers is built upon these three concepts. They provide the structure for the advice and guidelines I want to convey to you. You may experience each of these to different degrees depending on your wishes, circumstances, goals, and surrounding environment. These three stages will vary from individual to individual, and they will be shaped by one's attitude and inner strength as well as his ability to manage the hurdles of life. From the first day you set foot into boot camp, no matter what service you have been in, until the final days of pre-deployment training exercises or redeployment, you are taught to always pay attention to every detail in every situation. Our military knows how to turn you on and get you fired up for a mission. Transitioning out of boots will require the same focus on details and the energy to get fired up for your next mission, getting a job. More than a decade of war in God knows where in the world and many of America's treasure, our young men and women, will come home and be lost when it comes to preparing for their next fight - finding a job! Many will leave the military voluntarily; more than 1.5 million will leave in the next five years. Boots gives them a helping hand, a guide: their new field manual that I never had when I retired from the US Army and entered corporate America. Let me help them find their new true north. 1. Language: English. Narrator: CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031848/bk_acx0_031848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert V. Remini, Professor Emeritus of History and the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, offers us a fascinating portrait of a brilliant and complex man, and of a truly influential American life. Heavy were the burdens of John Quincy Adams' upbringing. Son of the forbidding John Adams and the domineering Abigail, puritanical New Englanders both, he was driven from the earliest age to a life of faith, observance, and public distinction - a life that was considered to be his birthright, and his obligation. While his natural tendencies were toward a contemplative life filled with art and literature, his path was pre-destined - the law, and then public service. It is no wonder that later, as a grown man, accomplished and admired, he was spoken of as cold and austere, even misanthropic. Adams' career suffered little from his demeanor. A learned and well-traveled intellectual as well as a shrewd negotiator, Adams rose through the diplomatic ranks, eventually serving as a dynamic and influential secretary of state under President James Monroe. In this role, he helped solidify many basic cornerstones of American foreign policy, including the Monroe Doctrine. The greatest triumph of this period was undoubtedly his negotiation of the Transcontinental Treaty, through which Spain acknowledged Florida to be a part of the United States. Eventually, Adams arrived in the White House, chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson. His administration, however, had less of a long-term impact than much of Adams pre- and post-presidential endeavors. He often failed to mesh with the ethos of his times, pushing unsuccessfully, for example, for a strong, consolidated national government. After leaving office, Adams served nine consecutive terms in the House, earning the nickname "Old Man Eloquent" for his passionate anti-slavery oratory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ira Claffey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000299/bk_aren_000299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cowboys and Drones is a collection of short stories including: The Entire Sperm Donor for a Cosmic Paradox Series: Jed finds out some disturbing news after a DNA test: He is his own great-great-grandfather. However, Jed's daily struggles involve video games and crippling self-doubt. He's not the time traveling pioneer type. He may as well try to get to the bottom of the mystery. It's at least a reason to get off his couch. Anna is the time traveling type and Jed's ex-girlfriend. She finds herself in the Old West in a town terrorized by a man called the Gold Piece Bandit. Jed better get off his butt and help her. Although Anna has never been the type to let the men do all the shooting. "Our Final Days on Bellicus Prime": 142 is a researcher from an advanced civilization that watches other pre-faster-than-light civilizations to see if they are fit to join the intergalactic community. Do the citizens of Bellicus value war over art and science? Is it right to kill a warlike species before they start the war? 142 must answer some difficult questions before he risks his career on the dominant species of Bellicus Prime. The stories in this collection: "Sperm Donor for a Cosmic Paradox" "Customer Service Scientist" "Rest Area of the Future" "Time Travel Girl and the Paradox Kid" "Living Material Inside - Open Immediately" "The Government Shutdown" "Boxed Furniture and Other Dangerous Endeavors" "Rumspringa" "Photographs" "Our Final Days on Bellicus Prime" "Time Beast" "One Way Trip to Solasoma" "Kal's Fall" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Coombs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044352/bk_acx0_044352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written to be sold under the pseudonym of "Mark Harvey", this 20,000-word novella was never published in Vonnegut’s lifetime. It appears (from the address on the manuscript, a suburb of Schenectady, New York, and from the style and slant) to have been written in the late 1940s. Vonnegut was working at that time in public relations for General Electric and used pseudonyms to protect himself from the charge of moonlighting. He was trying to sell to the so-called slick magazines of the time, like The Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s, while resisting the lure of science fiction - a tension throughout his professional career. Basic Training is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood, and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family. Haley Brandon, the adolescent protagonist, comes to the farm of his relative, the old crazy who insists upon being called The General, to learn to be a straight-shooting American. Haley’s only means of survival will lead him to unflagging defiance of the General’s deranged (but oh so American, oh so military) values. This story and its thirtyish author were no friends of the milieu to which the slick magazines’ advertisers were pitching their products. Another unexpected writer’s influence underlies this story: J.D. Salinger. Throughout the ’40s and before his move to New York, Salinger had produced short stories whose confused or slightly deranged young protagonists (most of them around the age of Haley Brandon) stumbled through pre- and postwar Manhattan and military service, experiencing mild disaffection, alienation, and then terrible anger. All of them came to learn that the people who ran the show were as crazy and dangerous as those nominally on the other side. Shortly after these semi-whimsical social portraits were published, Salinger, like Vonnegut, was drafted, shipped into combat and invo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Hanks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004337/bk_adbl_004337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg is a well-known figure to world history; the supreme war-lord of Germany for many years of the First World War and conservative figure-head of the post-war Germany. Although not of noble birth he rose through the ranks of the pre-war Prussian army, seeing much service in the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. He believed his career over and retired in 1913 before being reactivated for the conflict that would become the First World War. He was assigned to the Eastern Front to combat the Russian armies. Forging a successful partnership with his staff officers, such as Max Hoffmann and Erich Ludendorff who dealt with much of the operational planning, he won the epic victories over the Russians at the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. Feted as a national hero after these victories and further successes in 1915, he was summoned to take charge on the Western front in 1916. He would mastermind the defensive strategy of the German army in 1916 and 1917 before committing the Germany army to the last throw of the dice in the 1918 German offensive.His memoirs are essential reading for anyone interested in the motivations of the German High command during the First World War. This first volume begins with his early military career up to his assumption of the post of the Chief of the General Staff in 1918.Author - Field-Marshal von Hindenburg, Paul, 1847-1934.Translator - F. A. Holt.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Harper & brothers 1921Original Page Count - 267 pages.Illustrations - 1 Portrait
This book provides clear guidance on how to approach initial teaching experience, how to plan effective sessions, how to work well with your mentor and how to make the most out of your new career. Through focusing on the real-life experiences of both in-service and pre-service trainee teachers, it offers the opportunity to reflect on and learn from an array of diverse teaching practice experiences from a wide range of vocational areas including construction, hair and beauty, Early Years, psychology, performing arts, law, English, Skills for Life and engineering.
With humble beginnings as an RAF apprentice, Johnny Wells progressed to pilot and rose to the higher echelons of command at the Air Ministry. From idyllic pre-war training, he would fly bombers against rebels over Iraq, combat Fw190s over England in the newly introduced and equally dangerous Typhoon; he would undertake hazardous low-level anti-shipping strikes in the English Channel, as well as train-busting sorties over occupied territory at night and close-support ground-attack operations across northern Europe following D-Day. Indeed, Wells ended the Second World War as one of the most successful and highly decorated Typhoon Wing Leaders in the Tactical Air Force. This well-researched account of one man's rise through the ranks of the Air Ministry is finely illustrated with contemporary images and is an excellent testimony of what was required of air pilots during the Second World War. Wells' story is both an inspiration and a gripping account of one man's journey through a service career spanning more than three turbulent decades.