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tesstessac



Joined: 06 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:11 am    Post subject: looking for emploment Reply with quote

My name is Tess. I am a US citzien trying to create the opportunity to teach abroad. (specifically France, Spain, and Italy) I am not certified nor do I have UK residency. I am lost as to how I might go about trying to find a job without these two things. Might anyone have any suggestions as to where to look or who to talk to?! I am aware that this is a big thing to ask, but I would be extremely thankful for any help. Thank you again in advance...:0D

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Tess
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Moore



Joined: 25 Aug 2004
Posts: 730
Location: Madrid

PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I think you're not going to have any luck in France, it's so strictly regulated work wise over there the only thing you may pick up is private lessons - a school cannot employ you as they'd risk a huge fine when there are plenty of English and Irish teachers on their doorstep, the only way is to be a student and be on less than eight hours a week, but obviously you have to be on a real, genuine and therefore rather expensive course so back to square one. I've now moved to Spain having lived in France for 4 years in total and down here there are many illegal Americans, but the trouble is there are less hours available here and being illegal you get all the rubbish middle-of-nowhere courses for low wages. Again, lots of private work around though. Europe is generally pretty tough for Americans work-wise, I'd recommend you thinking about going to Asia where you'll be on a level footing with any other native speaker and where often American accents are preferred, which isn't usually the case here - save up and then have a fat holiday in Europe! I don't want to sound over pessimistic for you, I mean, try it by all means, some Americans do make a go of it, but only after a lot of hard times - it's difficult enough to break even here when you've got an EU passport and there are so many other beautiful places to teach in the world where you'll be perfectly legal...hope I don't sound too negative, but why make things overly hard for yourself?
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NMB



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Posts: 84
Location: France

PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An assistantship (part-time) and, therefore, a carte de séjour, plus an initial place to stay -- Would it be worth trying France?
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rogan



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
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Location: at home, in France

PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: US nationals working in France Reply with quote

I've previously replied to similar posts on a number of occasions - and the replies generally are not well received.

Scroll down and you will find the facts and the actual situation on several similar posts
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