For All Incoming Faculty
1. Cross-Cultural Servanthood
By Duane Elmer
This book is written from a distinctly Christian perspective, but the principles laid out within are
universal. It is rare to find in one book so much quality information. The concept of entering a
foreign culture from the attitude of serving and the principles describing what that looks like will be of inestimable value to any reader.
2. Survival Kit to Overseas Living
By L. Robert Kohls
This book contains a wealth of practical information about moving overseas and life there.
3. Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide
By Craig Storti
This is a workbook that walks the reader through basic cross-cultural communications principles.
There are many good examples and case studies within.
4. Teaching in a Distant Classroom
By Michael H. Romanowski and Teri McCarthy
This is also written from a faith perspective about working and living overseas.
For Oral English Instructors
1. Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy (3rd Edition)
By H. Douglas Brown
Be sure to get the third edition as it is significantly better than the first two. This book provides
an excellent overview to the key concepts in language acquisition and instruction. It also lays out
clearly the key principals behind communicative language teaching.