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  • TheTeachingCouple
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    27 September, 2014 at 6:59
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    Hi there,

    My wife and I have now completed our TESOL courses and are wanting to head to either Amsterdam in The Netherlands, or alternately Brussels in Belgium early in the new year.

    We would very much appreciate ANY info or advice anyone might be able to share with us regarding these areas, finding work, immigration issues, average remuneration, etc. :?: :)

    Thanking you in advance
    Grant & Tanya

    Briona
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    3 October, 2014 at 10:42
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    Reply To: Info on Belgium or Amsterdam?

    Hi there,

    There’s a reason why there’s very little information about TEFL in the Netherlands and Belgium, and that’s because there’s very little work there. The education system in both countries is pretty good, and nationals generally have a very high level of English. There may be some opportunities to teach English to immigrants, but these are few and far between.

    It’s not clear from your post whether or not you are EU citizens. If you’re not, then the chances of you finding legal work anywhere in Western Europe are slim to none. This is because employers in the EU cannot just hire a non-EU citizen, they first have to prove that there were no suitably-qualified EU citizens who could do the job. As you might imagine, when it comes to teaching English, this is not a very likely proposition. For more info on finding work in Europe, have a look at the advice guide on my blog: http://thirtysomethingteachertraveller.blogspot.co.uk/p/teaching-in-europe.html

    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Briona

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