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...teaches us that if you wait until everything in life is perfect before attempting something new, you’ll be paralyzed by fear and never act on a dream.”  www.readingforpleasure.net Full review: readingforpleasure.net

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This hugely entertaining compilation of stories and experiences is a must-read for anyone interested in traveling the world and experiencing other cultures.” “...positive and inspiring.” University of East Anglia, Concrete Magazine. Full review: Concrete Magazine

 “...well-written, and full of hilarious misunderstandings.” “...very different from other ‘ex-pat’ type books.” Essex University, Rabbit newspaper. Full review: The Rabbit

...a wonderful book full of audacious humour.” Liverpool University, Student Media. Full review: Student Media

“The detailed way Dean has described the atmosphere of this little city in Spain is magnificent.” Salford University, The Salfordian. Full review: Salfordian

“...shines an intriguing light on the anomalies and quirks of our own language.” Exeter University, Exepose newspaper. Full review: Exepose

I laughed uncontrollably from the moment I picked up “Zen Kyu Maestro” until I turned the last page.
“...vivid details make you feel like you’re right there with him in the thick of these international mix-ups.”
“Funny and inspiring... truly a magnificent and touching story.”
“The endearing characters and the witty affection with which Dean describes them are the heart and soul of this memoir.”
“Like all great books, the reader walks away from this one with a whole new set of pals.”
“Dean’s trademark fear of not being entirely certain what he’s agreed to by nodding and smiling makes everything all the more hysterical.”
“...teaches us that if you wait until everything in life is perfect before attempting something new, you’ll be paralyzed by fear and never act on a dream.”  
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Fancy teaching abroad? Maybe you should think again...
 
Imagine the children in your class are all Spanish. Imagine that a generous description of their English skills would be 'practically non-existent'. Imagine your level of Spanish is even worse than this.
The temperature outside is 32ºC. It must be 33 inside. 
26 pairs of brown eyes are looking at me...
Welcome to my new job... 

AS FEATURED IN THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT.


This book started as a series of articles I wrote for the TES when I moved here in 2006. This is the story of that first year. I had 25 years teaching experience when I arrived, primary and secondary, in the UK and abroad. Nothing prepared me for this...

Published as an eBook by Monday Books (Frank Chalk: It's Your Time You're Wasting. Charlie Carroll: On the Edge), available through Amazon. 

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