No voy a Ibiza

Okay, it looks like I'm not going to Spain, so I'll try going to Spain.

Um. What I mean is, the teaching position in Spain has probably fallen through...but I'm assured there's plenty more.

I'd avoided applying for posts in Spain because:

(a) there's bound to be too much competition from other teachers who want to work in a country with nice people, nice weather, nice food, cheap travel and progressive culture, and

(b) There's already an insane number of Brits over there already. The worst parts of the country (Benidorm, Costa del Sol) are overrun with the worst British people - package tourists, and emigrés so dementedly racist they'd rather live in an artificial "pure" English village than the real England.

But it seems there's still a shortage of qualified English teachers. And there's always a mad scrabble near the start of term because some newly contracted teachers just don't turn up.

I've taught Spanish teens before, and they were great. There's no way my Arabian students would've read William Burroughs, or quoted Trotsky.


  1. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! So go for it!

    Just be careful when crossing them Spanish streets. I hear they have bulls running around them!

  2. you could always try the north of Spain. Provinces like Navarra, Pais Vasco, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia are beautiful and they have great people. Can you tell I am from one of those??? :)

    Let me know if you need any help. I worked as an English teacher here for a while and still have some contacts.