You would probably make the perfect teacher. Somebody who wants to teach and with experience of living - a powerful combination. Another thing is if they would let you, and this is where we need Halydia, and she's not around...I had a wild idea today that was born of my desire to retire to Spain. I've been checking out expat blogs and, if I'm not mistaken, this all began when I checked out Alcalaina's blog. From her blog I clicked on something which brought me to a website with a bunch of expat blogs. I found heaven!! and besides that I found a bunch of young (in their 20s I imagine, which is young from my perspective) people teaching English in Spain. and I am so envious of their experiences. This morning I clicked on a link for a program to teach English in Spain and from there "who should teach English abroad". It was after I clicked that link and I found this:
Then I thought "why couldn't I do this?" If all goes well, and this is assuming Obama gets reelected which means my retirement wad won't get mucked up by the idiots on the other side....but I digress!! If all goes well, we could move in 8 years instead of 10!! We had our semi annual meeting with our financial advisor and he thinks we just might be able to do it!! Hubby would retire at age 65 (2019), I would TRY REALLY HARD to work one more year(blech, blech, BLECH!!) while he spends that year getting everything ready to go. I'll be 60 (a very young 60 I might add, heh) and feel I'll still have alot of energy. so, when I read that blurb about retirees teaching it really intrigued me!
I have always wondered if I would have been happier as a teacher. I think I would have been a good one. and when I have trained others at work I am always told that I teach well. so.....could this be a way to fulfill another dream of mine? I already have a degree in Spanish, am a native English speaker. the only thing I would need is to get certified, I think. Still researching this so not completely sure yet.
So, this could also be a way for us to not draw on my social security until I reach that magical year (which could go from 65 to 67, if it hasn't already....grrrr). I have some other ideas to make money those first few years but more research is needed.
Could this also be a way to obtain retirement visas? I realize this could be a stretch but wondered if our dream to retire to Spain could be made easier if I get a teaching job? and then once we're there, apply for retirement visas? I have no idea so naturally came here wondering if anyone here might know.
You can call me crazy, it's okay. I can take it Just wondering if anyone's got any thoughts on this. This is for about 8 years from now assuming our financial plan doesn't go off course. We are thinking about Plan B ideas if our dream of retiring to Spain doesn't pan out for whatever reason. and I have much more research to do from that perspective.
okay, will stop rambling now. thanks for listening. gosh, this got long!!
I think the low down is that as an American you'll find it almost impossible to find work here, but search for threads, especially where Halydia has been active.
Also xabiachica will probably be able to post something about teaching.