At some point in everyone’s life you get that moment when you wonder if you need a change. You might dream about travelling, expanding your horizons, learning about other cultures and getting out of your comfort zone, experience new things and to realize who you really are and what makes you truly happy.
All this sounds great, until you realize that you can’t live on fresh air. How are you supposed to do all this without an income? Can you have both a professional career and get to see the world? It may seem like a tall order, but by teaching English you can live and work anywhere you want and open infinite opportunities for travel and discovery. Here are the main reasons why being an English teacher helped TtMadrid’s TEFL course graduates to live out their dreams, while having a successful career:
- Great job market:
The demand for English teachers across the globe is huge, and that includes Spain. In fact, during the economic crisis the demand for English teachers increased. The job applicants had better opportunities of getting a job if they knew a second language. If you want to teach overseas, it is not necessary for you to have a degree in education or prior teaching experience, though you should definitely consider taking an accredited TEFL certification course to get the training and qualifications needed to get hired. This will open infinite opportunities for you to teach either in academies, companies or privately.
- You get to live, travel and work in a foreign country
When teaching abroad you can earn enough money to make a living and travel. In Madrid, for example, it is quite common to get Fridays off when you are a teacher, or you can choose to work and save more. In general, with the average salary and a bit of organization, you will be more than able to rent a place, pay your bills, enjoy what the city has to offer and also travel to visit those places you’ve always wanted to go to.
- Learn a foreign language
Another perk of teaching and living in Madrid is that you will get to learn Spanish! Not only will you be self-sufficient and get to whet your wanderlust, but you will be acquiring another skill that will open lots of doors for you, both culturally and professionally.
- Gain international experience
No matter what you decide to do in the future, all companies value international work experience. Working abroad enhances your resume, proves your ability to take on new challenges, get out of your comfort zone and adapt to new situations.
- Fantastic travel opportunities
If you decide to move to Madrid, there are tons of travel deals with trains and low cost airlines that makes moving around Europe really easy! While teaching in Madrid you will be able to travel at the weekend or go on fantastic trips during longer holidays. Have you always wanted to go to London? Rome? Now you will be able to!
So… what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and come and live and work abroad. Visit our website www.ttmadrid.com and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We’re here to help you make the move abroad and find the new you.