Principles, Commodification and the Sustainability of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
There is evident lineage between the concepts of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and tourism, represented through evocative marketing material, the commoditization of the TEFL product, teacher motivations and experiences. Yet, to date there has been no recognition of these links within industry or academia.
This text outlines the organization types and geographical locations, emphasizing the commodification of English language teaching. It also outlines the types of TEFL tourists, the complexities of international education, links with various tourism forms and sustainability considerations of the industry.
• First book of its kind
• Case-studies throughout add context to the theoretical presentation of the industry
• Presents relevant industry statistics
• Addresses sustainability and stakeholders
1: Introduction - TEFL Tourism
2: The Global TEFL Tourism Industry
3: TEFL Tourism as a Form of Niche Tourism
4: The Commodification of TEFL in the Context of Tourism
5: The Education Paradox
6: The Sustainability of TEFL Tourism -TEFL as a Tool for Development
7: The TEFL Tourist- A Typology
8: The Future of the Industry