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Looking for a job: Do you need a degree to teach English in Alicante City?

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:40pm
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Do you need a degree to teach English in Alicante City? Or would being a native speaker suffice?

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:30am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:30am

GavinD13 wrote on Sat May 14, 2022 10:40pm:

Do you need a degree to teach English in Alicante City? Or would being a native speaker suffice?

It will help get a better response if you could tell us what passport you have, UK or EU? And do you live in Spain now? 

Steve 

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:15am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:15am

Hi tebo53,

I'm Irish and I'm currently living in Dublin.

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:43am

Do you have a teaching qualification or TEFL/ TESOL? And any teaching experience?

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:14am

I used to teach English w/o any qualification in a private academy. Insist on getting paid every week.

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 11:16am

GavinD13 wrote on Sat May 14, 2022 10:40pm:

Do you need a degree to teach English in Alicante City? Or would being a native speaker suffice?

Do you have experience of teaching English and/or any qualifications? Also, I would presume a good knowledge of Spanish would be needed if you were to be teaching Spanish students?

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 11:56am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 11:56am

You know Mark Zuckerberg didn't get his degree until he was a billionaire to show that you don't need a degree to succeed. 

But I have friends and family that have travelled the world and taught English without any qualifications at all and they only speak English (one speaks Greek aswel) so give it a try. I personally would call up the private schools and ask. Also when was the last time you applied for a job and the company actually made the effort to varify your grades? You could always just say you're qualified and see how far you get

GavinD13

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:08pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:08pm

Swimmer57 wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 9:43am:

Do you have a teaching qualification or TEFL/ TESOL? And any teaching experience?

I'm looking to do a TEFL course during the summer, but I have no previous experience.

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:31pm

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GavinD13 wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 12:08pm:

I'm looking to do a TEFL course during the summer, but I have no previous experience.

Good luck! My experience (I have TEFL and have worked in schools) is that there is loads of competition and the jobs for the next year go quickly. Schools will already be recruiting for the autumn. Try sending your CV and covering letter now to the ones in Alicante and see how you get on........ and office staff in a lot of the private schools mainly speak Spanish, so unless you do, phoning will be a thankless task. And they'll only ask for your CV anyway.

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:30pm

GavinD13 wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 12:08pm:

I'm looking to do a TEFL course during the summer, but I have no previous experience.

Hi GavinD13

There is certainly a lot of english language businesses in Alicante city.   Some marketing towards young children.    

There is also a large student population attending Universities in the area.   So yes I would say there is a great need for English teachers.

Having your EU passport is a big plus.

Yes by all means get your qualification as then you will have better idea as to how to approach an actual lesson plan etc... people will expect that.

I have a close friend who works as ESL teacher in one of the Dublin schools.   They are very busy again after two years when students were unable to travel.   Also Ireland currently have 25,000 war refugees who may need language assistance.  

 After you qualify, perhaps even a few months experience with those type of schools would help in your search abroad.

Try putting the words " english language school Alicante Spain"  into Google search bar and several will appear.   Perhaps go through each website and see if anyone is hiring.

Internations.org has an active branch in Alicante.  People of all ages use it to try to connect socially and to network for jobs.  

Alicante is a very accessible city with great public transport links.    Rents will not be higher than Dublin!!  

Best of luck 

Maria

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