How To Survive Your First Week Teaching English Abroad

How To Survive Your First Week Teaching English Abroad

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Course Description

The "How to survive your first week teaching English abroad" course helps inexperienced TEFL teachers to prepare for their first job teaching English in a foreign country so they can take control of the class and deliver quality lessons confidently from day one.


It is designed for teachers who will be teaching children of any age in a K-12 setting.




This course will cover...


  • How to approach the first lesson with a new class
  • How to command respect and control their behaviour
  • How to handle a mixed ability group
  • Common tricks kids use to get out of working (and how to handle them)
  • Where to find the best resources
  • How to save time planning lessons

It also includes high value bonus content such as... 


  • Downloadable lesson plans
  • Editable Powerpoint templates
  • High resolution image swipe file for vocabulary development
  • A set of 'no-prep required' speaking activities




I nearly quit.


Even though I had taken the CELTA course and had some classroom experience prior to that, I nearly quit my first job in Istanbul.

It was awful.

I was angry, frustrated, embarrassed and failing my students badly.

I was teaching Grade 6 at a private school...........and it was hell.

But after some sleepless nights, a lot of stress and a lot of trial and error, I eventually figured it out.

In this course, you'll learn exactly how to avoid what I went through and how to start your new job off the right way.

Just a few hours of extra preparation on your part will revolutionise your experience during that first year of full time teaching.

So get ready to fast track your practical knowledge and prepare for your best year ever!



Get started on the right foot!


The first lesson with a new class can make or break the rest of your year.  

With a few simple steps you'll be ready to face your new students, confident that you have the right activities, at the right level, have the information you need to stay one step ahead, and can win them over quickly to ensure the rest of the year is a success. 

When you finish this course you will look and feel like a teacher with much more experience than you actually have, with a clear system in place that you can rely on for the rest of your teaching career.

Not only that, but you'll have a set of resources and templates that will save you hours of work.




We will cover...


  • How to approach the first lesson with a new group
  • How to handle a mixed ability group
  • How to manage bad behaviour
  • Where to find the best resources
  • How to save time planning lessons
  • Which activities work and which ones to avoid
  • The best websites, apps and tools to save time and create engaging lessons
  • How to integrate technology into your lessons effectively
  • How to 'get them speaking'


You'll also get FREE bonus content including...


  • A swipe file of high resolution images that are amazing for vocabulary development, story building, speaking lessons and fillers
  • A set of editable templates, worksheets and PowerPoint resources
  • Downloadable lesson plans
  • A set of 'no-prep required' speaking activities
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Ongoing support 
  • Free course updates
  • Life time access





Peace Of Mind Promise



If you are not completely satisfied with this course 
I will send you a 100% refund within 30 days.



Mike Jakubowski
Mike Jakubowski
Qualified Teacher. Dad (Unqualified).

Who Am I?

Hi there, I'm Mike.  I've been an English teacher for over 12 years in three different countries.

From overcrowded classrooms with no materials, to international schools with iPads and smartboards, I've taught in some diverse places with some very interesting students.

One of my proudest achievements in education was writing a new curriculum and developing  lesson plans and teaching resources for a wonderful team of incredible teachers in a private school in Istanbul.  I observed hundreds of lessons in dozens of schools and met thousands of students. 

For the last couple of years I've been working as an international teacher recruitment consultant working with schools in Turkey, China and Russia.

I talk to newly qualified teachers all the time and have supported hundreds of people on their first steps on the ladder of building a successful career teaching English abroad.

This course is designed to help anyone who is about to start teaching in a K-12 setting for the first time.  You might have taken the CELTA or online TEFL course already which was enough to get you the job, but this course is filled with all the practical day-to-day tricks, tips and tools you'll need to thrive, not just survive, in your first week in the job.

Get in touch with me by emailing mike@englishjobsturkey.com

Reviews (1)

This is just what I needed!

by Sarah Patterson
Thank you so much for this Mike. I feel way more confident now. It's so good to get advice from someone who has so much experience already. I love all the resources too. I don't know how you made that vocabulary PowerPoint but it's amazing! I bet the kids will love it!

This is just what I needed!

by Sarah Patterson
Thank you so much for this Mike. I feel way more confident now. It's so good to get advice from someone who has so much experience already. I love all the resources too. I don't know how you made that vocabulary PowerPoint but it's amazing! I bet the kids will love it!