We thought that was easy. When I say ' we' I mean my wife, my mother in law and me.
First of all, there is a need for qualified professionals who would like to be involved in teaching.
Secondly, there is a need for teachers of Spanish because the UK government suddenly realised that Spanish it is one of the most frequently spoken languages in the world and that the economies of Latin American countries are doing much better, at the present time, than many in Europe.
There we discovered that after all my qualifications and my British M.A I can be the perfect teacher but, and always there is a ‘but’, it will be difficult for me to apply for the best programme because, according to the British standard, my qualifications are deemed mediocre.
I wont be able to get a place at teacher training college as a Modern Languages
teacher unless I can speak another language preferably French which is very difficult
at this stage of my life.
There is another way. I can pay 9000 pounds if I can find a place as an English teacher
but I don’t qualify for a student loan because I haven’t been here for long enough.
However I’ll carry on trying and maybe next year I will have a new post saying that I’m
already on the road to being a teacher.