Joined: 29 Apr 2012
|Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:40 pm Post subject: Questions about working in Austria...
I'm new to the boards and hope this is the right place to post this.
I'm 24, from the UK and a native English speaker. I'm looking to move to Vienna to teach English. I am a university graduate (in Cinema and Photography) and have a high command of English and a passion for language.
I'm not sure whether to just start applying to schools (as I have been told by a friend who lives there that many jobs are available with no qualifications) or to get a CELTA qualification before even looking.
I was wondering if anyone could offer any help in this area. Is a CELTA, or perhaps even a less well-known ESOL or TEFL qualification, necessary? Will it open a lot of doors?
How easy is it to find work in Vienna, is it stable and what is the pay like?
I apologise for all the questions; I have done my own research but have found a lot of conflicting answers. I just feel quite lost!
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.