By Lynda Galea
Moving to teach English in Spain but don't speak a lick of the local language? Don't worry, there's an app for that. Not sure how to get around the new city you'll be living in, or where to grocery shop and find dinner? You guessed it, there's an app for that too! These days, mobile apps are making our lives that much easier; there's virtually an app for almost everything! Whether you're vacationing in Spain for an extended period of time, or teaching English there indefinitely, here are some of the most convenient and useful apps to have on your phone while navigating life in Spain.
Recently we took a look and shared 15 celebrities who took the leap to teach English abroad before they were famous (we’re not saying teaching English abroad will make you famous— unless you can act like Ed Norton or make a living pranking Dwight) and it got us thinking a bit.
What if fictional TV characters had the choice to teach English abroad? Would they jump on the opportunity, and if so, where in the world would they teach? And since there is no wrong answer here, we figured we would take an educated guess or seven.
By: Helen Schenck
Most of those teaching English in Europe want to country hop during their vacation time, but they forget to fully explore the country in which they are actually teaching! As an English teacher in Spain, you're living in a region that is not only manageable, but also very affordable to navigate & travel from top to bottom and left to right. Most teachers will visit Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, but that is just scratching the surface of Spain.
During some your long weekends (they do love their holidays in Spain!), be sure to check out some of these hidden gems:
Looking for an ideal location to teach English in Spain?
Located on the northern coast of Spain, the port city of Bilbao has been a major center of culture, education, industry and commerce in the heart of Spain's Basque Country for centuries. Capital of Vizcaya, greater Bilbao has a population of approximately 1 million people and while cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Seville are better known and boast more sex appeal, Bilbao offers a classic Spanish experience and then some!