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December 25, 2005

Teaching Spots – Athens, Greece

"Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts / And eloquence." - John Milton, Paradise Regained

Dear Fellow-teachers and Blog-Readers,

With the end of the year approaching, and all the talk about teaching in a foreign location lately, I thought I'd highlight one of the most discussed locations for teaching ESL of 2005.

Think tiny, flavorful cups of coffee. Think seaside cafes, and passionate, friendly debates at every small, checkered-cloth covered table. Think of lazy afternoons where every place closes down for a good meal followed by an afternoon nap. Think History. Think . . .

. . . small boat and ferry excursions which will take you to remote islands with little or no tourism.

Think Athens, Greece.

If you are looking for a teaching location to truly get away from it all, this could be your ticket. Greece is filled with passionate people and students who are serious about learning English. While Athens is crowded and does suffer from a pollution problem, the hundreds of islands that surround it are oftentimes sparsely population and havens of retreat.

The salaries aren’t typically high in Greece, but if it is experience that you want, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful, welcoming local. Jobs aren’t too difficult to find, and if you have a certificate—and just about any will do for this location—you’ll do even better.

The great thing about Greece is that there is something for just about anyone. If you want quiet and solitude, you’ll find it, but if it’s an active nightlight you’re looking for, you’ll find that too.

And did I mention the food? Seafood caught an hour before it’s served, sweet feta cheese, spinach leaves rolled with rice and lamb, and potato omelets. Is your mouth watering yet?

If you’re looking to experience another culture, and a place will warm, friendly people, who are serious about learning English, you should check out Greece!

If you've been there, worked there or taught there, please share you experiences with us here. Loved it or hated it and why?

Until next time,

Michelle

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Posted by msimmons at December 25, 2005 02:56 PM

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