Teaching English in Europe – Part IV – An Overview

By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in Europe – Part IV – An Overview

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Europe is packed with an extraordinary wealth of sights. Taking part in a TEFL Europe course can provide you with the opportunity to meet interesting people, experience the incredible nightlife and appreciate the rich history and culture offered throughout the continent. So far in this series I have mainly covered France, Spain, Italy and Western Europe. But don’t think that this is the extent of the magnificent countries that Europe has to offer the keen traveller. Perhaps you would be interested in visiting the Scandinavian countries famous for fantastic landscapes, a great choice for any keen skiers. Alternatively, you might want to consider Belgium, a country with an amazing history, especially in cities like Ypres, and obviously a good choice for any choc-o-holics.

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Learning To Make Friends Overseas For the Shy Type

By Monika Salita, @monikasalita

Packing one’s life into a suitcase and hopping on a plane to travel around the globe to go live and work in a foreign country may sound absolutely daunting and nerve-wracking to some, or like life’s ultimate thrill to others. Shy but keen on new adventures, that’s exactly what I did when I hopped on a plane in 2008 and landed in beautiful Montpellier, France.

As part of my teaching placement, I was fortunate enough to be provided with inexpensive housing at the high school where I taught. Living with me on the top floor of one of the dormitories were five non-English teaching assistants, and over time, we overcame language barriers and became great friends; spending evenings out together at our local bars or clubs.

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