TEFL Tourism

Principles, Commodification and the Sustainability of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

August 2019
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    30th August 2019
  • ISBN 9781786393227
  • Language English
  • Pages 176 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"

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.

Key Features
• 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

Hayley Stainton

Hayley Stainton is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Aviation at Buckinghamshire New University. Alongside this she specializes in tourism, sustainability and international development, volunteer tourism, aviation and research methods. Hayley has a broad range of industry experience including working as Cabin Crew for British Airways, several teaching roles including TEFL teaching in Thailand and a variety of hospitality and travel and tourism-based roles. She is an academic reviewer for several journals and also maintains her own travel website.