Thursday, March 15, 2012

Great Resources For Teaching Abroad

Teaching English is a great way to see the world, but before you go it helps to get information from people who have done it before. A good place to start is Teach English Abroad: The Complete Guide which has everything you need to know. With 3 books and access to a members-only website you'll be on your way to teaching overseas before you know it.

If you're looking to move overseas ASAP, you might want to take a look at 30 Days to Move Abroad. It makes moving overseas a breeze.

Getting There
Travelling the world and teaching English sounds like a dream come true until you have to purchase your airline ticket. Fly Cheap! Airfare Secrets Revealed! and Insider Secrets to Cheap Flights will show you tricks that will get you the cheapest ticket available. 

Earning Online
How to Teach English Online and Get Money shows you how you can do what you love while being your own boss. You'll be taken through the steps of opening your own online teaching school and learn how you can teach English online while living anywhere in the world. You can even teach while on vacation.

Classroom Resources
Many teachers end up teaching children. Being thrown into the classroom can be daunting. Teaching English to Young Learners has the advice you need. You'll get heaps of lessons and activities, find out  boys and girls learn and behave differently, discipline tips, working with parents and admin, as well as links to online resources specifically for young learners.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning Spanish

Fluenz Spanish Latin America
Learn Spanish anytime and anywhere. This software works with PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and iPads. With a variety of learning methods, with videos, audio, flashcards, plus 150 lessons you'll be able to go from level 1-5 at your own pace.

Fluenz works so well that it is being used by the US Navy, senior personnel at the UN and UNICEF, executives of Fortune 500 companies, students at Harvard Business School and other leading universities. Take a look at Fluenz Spanish Latin America.

Rosetta Stone Spanish Latin America
Consistenly a best seller, Rosetta Stone uses an interactive method to get you speaking Spanish fast. There are games and online lessons to help you take your Spanish to the next level. You can also learn on the go with apps designed to work with iPhones and Android systems.

With levels 1-5 you'll be able to quickly learn how to have a basic conversation in Spanish and soon be on your way to learning more complex structures. Check out Rosetta Stone Spanish Latin America .

Synergy Spanish
Sitting in a classroom and memorising verb conjugations just doesn't cut it in the real world. Traditional methods put way too much emphasis on getting the grammar correct and totally ignore the way that people naturally learn a language. Marcus Santamaria (in the picture on the left) has put together Synergy Spanish based on his years of language teaching experience.

By starting with 138 words, you'll begin to branch out and be speaking Spanish before you know it. He has made learning Spanish fun and easy so that you can start learning today. If you have any questions, you can even email him. Take a look at the course Marcus Santamaria created: Synergy Spanish.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Tax Time for Americans

Oh joy, it's that time of year again. Uncle Sam wants YOUR taxes. The only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Death may get you out of a lot of things, but it won't get you out of taxes.

I wrote a simple guide to US taxes for overseas Americans. It's free, so check it out. I've also listed some accountants in the article. I plan on going with Greenback Tax Services. Their flat fee of $329 is well worth it considering I spent a total of 23 hours last year on my taxes and this year they've gotten a whole lot more complicated!

If that's too much for you to spend, there are plenty of other cheaper options. Look into getting a tax guide and see how much easier your taxes can be.

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