Teach English in Spain

Apr 14th, 2008, 08:05 AM
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Teach English in Spain

Would like to teach English in Spain. Does anyone know about certification? Reputable schools/companies to work with?

Cringo is offline  
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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There are 60 million native speakers of English in Europe and 10's of millions who speak it well, why do you think you - as a non-EU citizen would be able to get a job in an EU country teaching English?

Somewhere like China yes, but typically to teach English in Europe you need to start with a degree and have something like a CELTA qualification to be able to teach English in a non-English speaking European country
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Apr 14th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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It won't be very easy...we have a wealth of english schools filled with mostly native teachers (british and irish most of them, there are also american english schools).
For what I know, reputable ones ask for people with a degree from university (better if it is in English Language) and some teaching qualification (Cambridge's, Trinity College...).
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Apr 14th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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You would need a working visa, which would be very difficult to obtain.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 08:49 AM
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I agree with the above posters - your chances are about zero.

If, however, you are willing to teach English in Japan, Korea, India, etc. (and you have a Bachelors), then your chances are quite good indeed.

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Apr 14th, 2008, 08:54 AM
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Good luck to you, Cringo!

I remember walking by an English language school in Madrid every day. I fantasized a lot about just dropping everything and getting a job there. I do have degrees in English, which I imagine might be required.

Ah, so many opportunities wasted, so little time...left.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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I don't know about Spain, but I am a certified English teacher in the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland. I also have an ESL certificate--Program Specialist--issued by Pennsylvania Dept. of Education. I also have a Master's in Engligh. I getting my M.Ed. from Temple right now.

I would have a difficult time finding a JOB THAT PAYS WELL in Europe.

If you have a Master's Degree you could teach in a University in a country like the Czech Republic, but the pay is lousy.

Japan and Korea are good places to teach ESL, but you have to have a college degree. Japan, for example, won't issue you a work permit until you show them your degree.

I used to work for GEOS--the Japanese/English language school--at their offices in the Empire State Builing years ago.

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