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My Contribution in 'More Than a Gap Year' by Martin Hajek

I am delighted to share a recent professional milestone – an invitation to contribute a chapter to Martin Hajek's forthcoming book, 'More Than a Gap Year Adventure.' This opportunity not only signifies personal accomplishment but, more importantly, aligns with the broader objective of offering valuable insights to those embarking on a career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

This book goes beyond the ordinary, providing a nuanced understanding of the ELT industry's dynamics. The authors tackle the challenges head-on, from visa intricacies to remuneration concerns, offering readers an unfiltered view of the multifaceted world of TEFL.

Balancing the narrative, 'More Than a Gap Year Adventure' highlights the rewarding aspects of a TEFL career. Personal and professional growth, global networking, and the enriching experience of cultural immersion take center stage.

What sets this book apart is its practicality. Beyond identifying challenges, The authors provide actionable insights for TEFL professionals at various stages of their careers. Whether you are seeking your first TEFL position, navigating the complexities of working abroad, or contemplating diverse career paths within ELT, this book serves as a valuable guide.

A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of personal essays contributed by seasoned ELT professionals, including myself. These narratives offer authentic perspectives on the joys and tribulations inherent in our field.

For those eager to delve into 'More Than a Gap Year Adventure,' I invite you to explore the book, now available since its release on February 14, 2024. You can find more information here: (


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