Of course, the only way one really learns to teach English is by actually doing it. But you have to start somewhere and this book gives a pretty good general overview of how to go about it. I think it could also help the prospective teacher avoid a lot of pitfalls. My main objection to it is that it's British, with British grammatical usage, British spellings, and British sensibilities. I personally found the DVD a bit disturbing because the teachers had substandard pronunciation. But most of my classmates and my professor disagreed with me. They feel that English is English. Maybe that's okay if the students are going to stay in one location and always work at lower level jobs. But if the students are ambitious, they're going to want to move beyond mere communication of basic needs and substandard speech is going to hold them back. But if that doesn't bother you, you may find that this book will suit your needs.