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November 11, 2006

Teaching Spots- London, England

Hello Readers,

After years of teaching abroad in non-English-speaking countries, you might feel a bit homesick for a daily dose of the real thing. If that's the case, you might want to look into teaching in the most populous city in the EU. Home to the oldest and largest metro in the world...

... London is also known for the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and a host of other places of interest.

While London is an expensive city to live in, it's unlikely that you'll run out of things to keep you entertained. As Samuel Johnson said, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life".

If you are not from England, you'll need to contact your nearest British embassy about getting a work permit before you go. That will probably mean finding a job beforehand in order to get a work visa. As that is not the easiest thing to do, an interesting option might be to go as a student, as students are allowed to work 20 hours a week on top of studying. If you're not looking to study at a university, you might consider doing your CELTA or DELTA certificate course in London, and then trying to find work to keep you here after your course finishes.

There are plenty of places to look for jobs in London. Along with Cambridge and Oxford, London is one of the top places in England for English Language Teachers and English Language schools. I'd start by looking at the guardian's TEFL job section at: http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/browse/education/tefl/

Here are a few other places you might want to look:

http://www.gumtree.com/london/tefl-jobs_665_1.html

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/categories/languages

For more information about London, you can visit the following website: http://www.visitlondon.com/

If you have any experience about working in London, please share your comments below!

Good luck!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!


Posted by crueckert at November 11, 2006 03:40 PM

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