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Where to teach English in Europe

Where to teach English in Europe

If you're an certified or skilled English teacher then it should not be very difficult to find a job in Europe. In spite of everything, most people in the European Union wants some English eventually. Therefore there is a lot of work to be had however the trick is getting these jobs teaching English in a place that you will really appreciate. The more popular the city or country, the greater levels of competition you will have for each and every job opening.

How can I apply for an English teaching job in Europe?

If you are able to work in a wide variety of countries and situations, then you may want to think about commencing along with some of the TESL sites. You may search those websites to reduce the different countries & roles that you can start off teaching. You will likely be contesting towards other teachers looking for work but if you have carried out a decent job preparing your CV and excel in the job interviews, it's just a matter of time before you will probably be given a teaching position.

If you prefer to get a head start on applying, you should also subscribe to new job e-mail notifications from TeacherHit - a sophisticated job site that targets just on teaching jobs in Europe.

In case you are dead set on finding a job teaching English in the more popular European countries then you definitely may also want to consider just switching to your chosen city first before you even have a job. It appears risky to move abroad without having a promise of work however the the truth is that in a fast-moving city, there are plenty of English teaching jobs for native speakers that come up quickly & are filled quickly. In case you are currently in-country, interacting with educators, DOS's (Director of studies) & students then these opportunities can just fall under your lap. Plus in case you are currently in the country, it shows an advanced level of responsibility and definately will make the school more comfortable hiring you.

When is the right time to apply for European teaching jobs?

 To plan your teaching move to European countries, make sure that you are focusing on the school calendar. English programs and classes are likely to start in September and go up until the summer, June or July. However keep in mind that is just when the school year starts. If you want to be working that year then you need to be running earlier than schedule and time your move closer to mid to late August. Schools & employers will regularly need to hire instructors right away as other teachers don't renew legal contracts or agreements in late summer. You may not want to miss out on your chance by arriving too late. The months are different but the same idea is applicable by the end of the calendar year. As schools have winter breaks, it is another time when job hiring happens.

Exactly why be an English teacher in Europe?

Probably none of this advice will be specially beneficial to you if you don't have a passion for teaching or for the European country that you want to transfer to. To acquire a teaching job in European countries you will require some organization, CV writing and sheer perseverance to obtain a work. Before buying your plane ticket & make the big jump you should definitely ask yourself if you are prepared to make the move, leave behind friends & family and create a big change in your way of life. Probably the most successful English teachers are those that could enthusiastically answer Yes to all of those items.

Teaching English in European countries is a great way to see new countries, explore culture, drink tasty beers and discover more of you. The work itself is at times disheartening and at other times extremely satisfying. But it always requires patience and keenness for helping others to learn. Even if the job only requires that you be a native speaker, you must think about all aspects of the position before you make the decision. It's really a life-changing experience that you should pursue if it is something that interests you.

Where to teach English in Europe

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