My second book -Achieving results online with adult language learners

So, my second book is now available to buy, and this time it’s one for people who are thinking about teaching English online.

I never thought about writing on this subject, but after I wrote the first article about working with blind students, more followed, and they seemed to be well-received with shares and comments from other teachers. Sometimes it was other online teachers, sometimes it was people who wanted to set up their own language teaching business. Sometimes it was people who had been working in schools, giving face-to-face lessons for years.

I knew I didn’t want to write a step-by-step, how-to guide, because a lot of the time, we are our brand, and the unique and individual things that people bring to a business are what set it apart and make it unique. However, what I can do is share my experiences, ideas, tips and knowledge, so that people can take on board what’s relevant to them, adapting it for their own use.

“Achieving results online with adult learners” is available as a paperback from Amazon, and as an ebook from Amazon, iTunes, Tolino, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Here are the Amazon and iTunes links for the UK.

Here are the Amazon and iTunes links for Germany.

The book is available in a number of other countries too, so if you’re not in the UK or Germany, just look for Kirsty Major in your country’s version of one of the above sites.

book front cover

Here’s the text from the back cover:

“Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run an online language teaching business?
Being your own boss and working from home might sound appealing, but what else is involved? How do you find your own students if you’re not working for a school, and how do you manage your social media, bookings, invoices, learning materials – and perhaps most difficult of all, your time?
How do you make sure that customers leave your training sessions with a sense of accomplishment, and the ability to meet practical goals and master real-life situations?
If you’re looking for a magic formula or a step-by-step guide on exactly how to set up a successful language school, this isn’t the right book for you.
However, if you want to find out what life’s really like when you run an online teaching business, Kirsty’s ready to share her tips, anecdotes, things to avoid, things to consider, lessons learned, and ideas.

Kirsty says “When I started English with Kirsty, I didn’t really know anyone who was doing the same thing, so I didn’t have anyone to learn from.
“I’ve been on courses where people try to sell you their hidden secret, but so much depends on the individual, their idea, their relevance in terms of what people are looking for, their skills, and the way they communicate with others. You see the best results when you figure out what works for you, your skill set, and the people whom you want to help.”
I don’t have all the answers, but I want to share what I have learned and hopefully help people out who are thinking of doing something similar.
Each chapter in this book covers a topic, so you can either read them in order or jump straight to the topic that interests you. The first part of the book covers things that you need for setting up a language teaching business, including designing on what makes you stand out, pricing, finding students, boundaries, your workplace, self-care, and solving problems before they arise. The second part looks at working with students including your first meeting, working with quiet students, using your own materials, helping people who have had negative experiences of language learning, and supporting learners with busy schedules.
So get yourself a cup of coffee and hopefully you’ll find some actionable tips to use in your new or existing language business.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run an online language teaching business?

Being your own boss and working from home might sound appealing, but what else is involved? How do you find your own students if you’re not working for a school, and how do you manage your social media, bookings, invoices, learning materials – and perhaps most difficult of all, your time?

How do you make sure that customers leave your training sessions with a sense of accomplishment, and the ability to meet practical goals and master real-life situations?
If you’re looking for a magic formula or a step-by-step guide on exactly how to set up a successful language school, this isn’t the right book for you.

However, if you want to find out what life’s really like when you run an online teaching business, Kirsty’s ready to share her tips, anecdotes, things to avoid, things to consider, lessons learned, and ideas.

When she started English with Kirsty, she didn’t really know anyone who was doing the same thing, so there was no one to learn from.

There are courses where people try to sell you their hidden secret, but so much depends on the individual, their idea, their relevance in terms of what people are looking for, their skills, and the way they communicate with others. You see the best results when you figure out what works for you, your skill set, and the people whom you want to help.

This book doesn’t have all the answers, but Kirsty is willing to share what she has learned and hopefully help people out who are thinking of doing something similar.

Each chapter in this book covers a topic, so you can either read them in order or jump straight to the topic that interests you. The first part of the book covers things that you need for setting up a language teaching business, including designing on what makes you stand out, pricing, finding students, boundaries, your workplace, self-care, and solving problems before they arise. The second part looks at working with students including your first meeting, working with quiet students, using your own materials, helping people who have had negative experiences of language learning, and supporting learners with busy schedules.

So get yourself a cup of coffee and hopefully you’ll find some actionable tips to use in your new or existing language business.”

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4 Comments on “My second book -Achieving results online with adult language learners”

  1. Reblogged this on Unseen beauty and commented:

    I don’t know how many of my language teacher friends and contacts read my personal blog, but I posted something on my business blog today about my second book, which has just come out, so I thought I’d share it here as well.

  2. Go you for your second book! This is fabulous and i’m sure it’s going to help out so mant people x


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