A Taste of Britain: A TEFL Coursebook

by Graham Senior in Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom

A Taste of Britain: A TEFL Coursebook

Total raised £40

£500 target 8 days left
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This project will only be funded if at least £500 is pledged by 29th May 2024 at 9:42pm

To raise the money to complete and publish a TEFL textbook for use on summer courses in the South West of England.

by Graham Senior in Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Back in 2020, I spent a few hours writing a little book about what schools might look like post-COVID. Then, in 2022, I devoted my summer holiday to writing a Geography textbook. I managed to raise over £500 on this platform and it went on sale on Amazon due to the generosity of several friends and many Geography teachers who chipped in £10 or £20 to have their name appear in the credits, or £50 to decide what one of the chapters should be about. 

So, two years on, I am back again with a similar aim. This time I am writing a TEFL textbook with a difference. Rather than pages and pages of grammar and vocabulary, the chapters focus on one of the many visitor attractions that students will visit during their time in the UK, mainly in London and the South of England and use these as a starting point for vocabulary building, conversation practice and debate. There will be fifty chapters altogether, 25 of which are about specific places, and the other 25 are topic-based.

If I can raise £500, I will be able to compensate some of my friends who have agreed to work on the project for their time and get a few class sets of the first edition into circulation this summer. If I should raise more than £500, I would use the money to develop the book further and take time to write supporting materials.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£3 or more

Give up your morning coffee today ...

If you give up your morning coffee and donate £3 to the project instead, your name will appear in the acknowledgements.

£10 or more

Turn down a trip to the cinema ...

People who give up the price of a cinema ticket can have their name in the acknowledgements and a photo of themselves to go with it.

£20 or more

Don't buy that takeaway ...

Those who donate £20 will have their photo and name appear in the acknowledgements and can have a free copy of the book ... I'll even sign it if you want me to.

£50 or more

Don't buy those new trainers ...

People who donate £50 can choose a title for one of the chapters in the book. Why not have some bespoke teaching material created for you for less than it costs to buy a decent pair of shoes?

£250 or more

Cancel that weekend break ...

If you pledge £250, you'll get the chance to be the guest editor for up to three chapters as well as getting your name and picture in the acknowledgements. You'll also get a £50 Travelodge voucher so you can have a night away from home at our expense.

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