Teaching English Abroad at the Ripe Old Age of 40

By: Adrienne Glenn

In many jobs, age can be a burden. Even though the concept of aging has slightly improved in the good ol’ US of A, and the wisdom of age is much more appreciated than it was in the past, many jobs will still pass your resume by if they get a whiff of an age above the 40 mark. The wonderful thing about teaching is that this is NOT the case. Schools, institutes, and private students are all often grateful to see a candidate with some years under their belt. Because with years, you usually also bring experience, reliability, responsibility and a honking suitcase of wisdom.

How to Find Private English Teaching Work in Barcelona Spain

By Lauren O'Rourke

As an American teaching in Barcelona, Spain, I was initially concerned about finding work without a work visa. Thankfully, that has not been a problem AT ALL.

The following details the means by which I found private students in Barcelona. It is by no means exhaustive, but I’ve found that there is such a demand for English teachers that I didn’t need to look very far to find plenty of private students. After only a few weeks of adding new students, I already had to turn students away or refer them to other teachers.