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Ways for Americans to legally teach English in Spain

 
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SeñoritaÑera



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Ways for Americans to legally teach English in Spain Reply with quote

Hello Everyone,

I currently& legally live and work in Central Europe. I'd like to find out if there any
legal ways that I could work in Spain (i.e. some sort of employment visa.) Preferably, a legal way that without returning to the States.
The majority of my experience is with YL children in pre- kindergarten and kindergarten.

I'd also, like to know what age do most employers there stop hiring teachers (I'm in my early 40's.

Sincere regards,

SA
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marry a local.
or
Get a job in an actual international school (not a private school with 'international' in the name). Note that openings are fairly rare, usually require serious qualifications, and there is significant competition from EU passport holders, so it's a long shot.

Your age is not an issue, but your passport is.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you hold a k-12 license and US teaching experience?
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SeñoritaÑera



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@nomad soul

No, I do not; just a B.A., TEFL certificate, and 6 years of experience (2 in Europe.)
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regular private language schools cannot get exceptional work permits for non-EU passport holders. International and state schools can, but they will want more qualifications than you have, and openings are rare.
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Nicky_McG



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There certainly are some schools (particularly those offering in-company classes) that employ Americans illegally, and I know of one or two people who eventually got official permission to work (through an amnesty if I remember correctly). I have no idea how these illegal workers enter and exit the country without getting caught.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was some amnesty offered at one time for people who could prove they'd been in the country for some (quite long) length of time, whether legal or illegal, but I would be highly dubious that it will happen again!

I guess that in addition to entering and leaving, an illegal worker would be at risk in any situation requiring hospital care or involving the police (accident/robbery/other). Also not so sure if they have any recourse in the case that they aren't paid for work done.
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SeñoritaÑera



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I'm not willing to work anywhere illegally, that's specifically why
I asked what legal options were available.
And I'm most grateful for the replies I've received so far. Wink
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's unfortunate that the options on offer are basically either very rare or extreme (marriage). There are simply enough EU teachers to fill demand - at least to the degree that the laws restricting non-EU members stand and are unlikely to change.
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Nicky_McG



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeñoritaÑera wrote:
Shocked I'm not willing to work anywhere illegally, that's specifically why
I asked what legal options were available.
And I'm most grateful for the replies I've received so far. Wink


OK, but what I was saying is that some people start illegal but become legal after a few years. Short of marrying a Spanish woman, I can't think of any way you could do it unless you have some special skill in demand.
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