The ABC of ELT

Changes for November 2013

Now that I’m back up and blogging I thought it was time to let you know about a couple of very exciting things I’ve been working on quietly (or not so quietly) for the last few weeks.

New design

You might have noticed that I switched to a new minimalist design (the same as Jared Erickson, he made it not I) I’m not completely finished with it yet and I’m looking to make a few changes to little details.

  • What do you think of it?
  • Do you like it or prefer the older design?


For the last month or so I’ve been writing an eBook about teaching. And I’m going to give it away free. No sign ups, no money, no bank account details, no share this with everyone you know (but I’d love it if you did) conditions.

Well the only possible condition is that it will only be completely free for a limited time (probably 2 weeks) and then I will probably place it behind up a sign up wall or something.

This isn’t ready yet, it needs proof reading, editing, additional sections and a front cover but the main bulk of work IS done.

I don’t want to say much more publicly but If you would like to hear a few more details then sign up to my new email list and I’ll send you a special email at the end of the week with more details of the topic and some of the content.

Members area.

I mentioned this a while ago and I think I’m going to go for it. It’s not going to be anything fancy yet but it will have access to my eBook forever, any other work I do, some preview content and most importantly resources. It will be completely free to access but there probably will be a sign up box to log in.

Again, I’m still open to changes here but that’s my thoughts at the moment.


New website

Yes that’s right I’ve set up another website and I’d like to tell you all about it. The name is and it is for people who are thinking about going into teaching English broad but aren’t sure or have questions about what qualifications they need, how to save money travelling, what they should take to a country and what living in different countries is like etc etc.

I’m still setting it up and there is a long way to go but I’ve got a small log of posts ready so I thought now was the perfect time to go public. There is also a jobs page where people can find tefl jobs. I’m trying to aim it specifically for new teachers but it is possible to advertise for experienced teachers as well. There is a link at the top of my page to it.

If you are an employer and would like to post a job then I have some discount codes available at this link.

If you are interested in more general advertising on the website (perhaps you run a tefl course, have some great books or have some brilliant) resources that are targeted at new teachers then there are also opportunities to advertise on the site for extremely reasonable rates. (click this link for more details.)

Of course this site is very new and it needs some promoting so I have a couple of favours to ask.

  • Would you let me write a guest post about it on your blog?
  • Would you like to write a post about it yourself?
  • Would you share it on your social network sites?
  • Most importantly would you mind telling anyone who is thinking about going into teaching English abroad about the site.

If you’d like to promote it on your site then I have some picture you can use to share it oh and finally take a look at the site and give me feedback about how I could improve it. Thank you so much for helping I really appreciate it.

Pretty cool right?

As you can probably tell I’m pretty excited about all this

I’m still not telling people everything because I don’t want to say too much and then not deliver (and I don’t want people to steal my ideas!) plus there are still some nuts and bolts to sort out.

However, if you want to find out more then you can sign up for my new email list and I’ll send you a message with more details by the end of the week.

p.s. remember there is a new #oldeltpost tomorrow!

About Chris Wilson

I'm an English Language teacher based in Krakow, Poland. I enjoy writing, using technology and playing the Ukulele.

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