As I pack my classroom here in AZ I have to think…. will I need this in Spain, Pheonix or when I will teach again….. So many piles… soo many loose ends.
I move out of my house in about a month and I have a lot of things to sell/move/pack…...
I amso have my new Summer job with Teach For America…. I love it but still more work….
Also I have to take my National Board Certification Test 2 days after I move out…. CRAZY!
BUT…... In August none of this will matter and I will be eating tapas and drinking vino in Madrid… can’t wait!
Now I am looking at the nitty gritty… where I want to live, looking at apartments online, finding trainstations, how to use them… and planning my trip to La Tomatina!
Can’t wait getting closer!
about 110 days til I leave… 3 years ago
1 step closer! 3 years ago
So I did it!
In fact I will help to design the curriculum and there is an apartment for me!!!! Could not be happier. Got my passport and paid my school deposit. Next step- buy a plane ticket and pack!
Applied for a School in Madrid- accepted
I plan to leave 8.18.10! Wish me luck! 3 years ago
In the last month I have:
1) Lost my job
2) Applied to an English School in Madrid
3) Written report cards
4) Got accepted to the school and offered a position designing the curriculum in Madrid.
5) Applied for a summer job
6) Calculated my finances to go to Spain regardless of summer job.
7) Accepted Summer Job
8) Accepted the position in Madrid, and make initial deposit.
9) Applied for a passport and paid.
Whew…. busy month! The ball is rolling all I need now is a plane ticket….1300 anyone??? 3 years ago
After 5 years of wanting to teach aborad, my school shuts down. I could be transfered within the disctrict and deal with a life that I did not choose…. or not….... So my choice is to teach English in Spain!
I need to get a passport, find a TEFL class, and make plans to move….. it seems almost impossible at this point, but time is ticking….. tick….. tick…....tick….... 3 years ago
Almost 3 yrs ago I lived in Seville for 3 months and haven’t been the same since. I fell in love with the country and the culture. I’m currently working on my degree in spanish and afterwards plan on teaching english over there. I cannot wait. I’ve got about one more year left. :) 4 years ago
Qualified teachers just need to pick up a copy of the TES in England and look for the jobs overseas in the British schools. There is a high turnover, so there are always positions, sometimes mid-year. Just aplly, pass the interview and Roberto’s your uncle.
TEFL qualified people need to take more of a gamble. Pass a TEFL qualification, easy if done by correspondence then head out to Spain. Major cities are best, e.g. Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, as there are hundreds of language schools ranging from the large one – such as Wall Street – to smaller privately run schools. You do, however, need to be in the city, and pound the streets to find a place.
Whichever route you take – it is worth it. I went out with no Spanish at all and bumbled through five years in Valencia. 6 years ago
i read this book called “east of nowhere” last year & it made me want to just pack my bags & head for spain. if i can get my kenya plans in order i’d love to head to spain afterwards for a while & get some work. hopefully by this time next week i’ll have some idea of what’s happening next year & i can start making plans from there onwards. 7 years ago