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Teaching in France as a beginnger

 
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alexmac84



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Teaching in France as a beginnger Reply with quote

Hi there,

I notice that many of you are established ESL teachers. I only have one semester of experience from years ago when I was studying abroad. My current profession is as a copywriter/blogger. However, I really want to give teaching abroad a try and I desperately want to do it in France and Spain - I want to become fluent in these languages.

That being said, what are my options? Any agencies I should work with? Or should I just go there? I have heard about language exchange programs, but would like to know more.

I am a single, American woman. I don't need to stay in the big city, and I don't mind rooming with other people to save money.
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MuscatGary



Joined: 03 Jun 2013
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Location: Flying around the ME...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What qualfications do you have?
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More importantly, what passports do you have? Just an American one? It will be near impossible to get full-time legal work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sasha is correct; it's not about your qualifications but about your passport, in this case.

There are a few ways for non-EU citizens to get legal work/live permits for France/Italy/Spain.

1. Student exchange or student visa programs.
2. Marry a local
3. Get a passport from an EU member country via ancestry

Otherwise, after 90 days, you will be illegal (teaching illegally used to be fairly safe, but that was before the Schengen zone laws kicked in; not worth the risk now).

Goes for both full and part-time work, by the way.

You could consider Central/Eastern Europe (Czech Rep, Poland, etc) for legal options as an American.
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