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How to teach English and live in Berlin??
Posted January 21st, 2013 - 12:02 pm by from Malaga, Spain (Permalink)
Hey Berlin CSers,

I am looking to work and live in Berlin next year as an English teacher because I want to learn German. I´m visiting Berlin in March 2013, and I have many questions.

I´ve read off a few forums from several years back that unemployment is high in Berlin. Is this still true, and if so, would it make finding a job in Berlin very difficult? Will I most definitely need an English teaching certification (I´m betting I will). Does anyone have any recommendations for teaching English, finding any kind of job asan American, or where might be best to live and learn German also in regards to different accents throughout the country (I´ve explored southern Germany)? Any and all advice is seriously appreciated!!!

Currently I am completing a year abroad living in Spain (May), attempting to master the Spanish language. I work in Spain off a grant, as an English teaching assistant.

Thanksthanksthankthanks! :)

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 2:54 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 11:53 am by from A Coruna, Spain (Permalink)
Hi!

I'm also thinking about coming to Berlin and I'd love to work as a teacher. Nicole, all this info you've posted is very useful. I'm only a bit worried about the language, I admit I was hoping that the knowledge of German will not be necessary, my level is quite low. I know when I live in Germany, I'll learn quickly, I'll put all my energy into it :)

My situation is a bit different from Rebecca's, I've been working as a freelance teacher for many years and have a lot of experience in business and medical English. I hold MA in English Studies and Poland is in the EU, so there'll be less beaurocracy, I hope.
Could you recommend any websites where you can post ads about private tutoring or upload your CV? Or maybe you know some specific portals for teaching jobs? Any information will be welcome :)
Thanks!!

Justyna

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 11:19 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 10:14 am by from Malaga, Spain (Permalink)
Yea, this was amazing Nicole. Thanks so much for writing that up!

Posted April 15th, 2013 - 8:51 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 11:55 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 11:02 am by from A Coruna, Spain (Permalink)
Thanks again for all the tips, Nicole! It's all very useful.
Google will be my best friend in the coming weeks ;)
Have a great weekend! :)



Posted March 22nd, 2013 - 11:50 am by from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Permalink)
wow Nicole howcome you are so knowlegeble its very very impressive?!!! :)

oh n u guys speak so good in english!! i feel humbled :/

i feel lucky i caught with this post so thanks so much guys for posting everything here just taught me a thing or two. (well actually quite alot more than just a thing or two :D)



alrighty let me also go make a date with Google then!

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