BA 2004 - 2008
Off Campus Placement - Work Abroad in Spain
In third year I chose to work abroad as part of my Off Campus Placement. In 2nd year I had completed a year of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) so I was able to secure a teaching placement abroad. The options to teach English around Europe consisted of going to France, Italy, Germany or Spain. I picked Madrid in Spain. On leaving Ireland the only Spanish words I had were ‘gracias’ and ‘San Miguel’!
On arrival in Spain I met with my employer who showed me the curriculum and introduced me to my classes. I taught children, teenagers and adults in both classroom situations and private tutorials. The books were easy to follow and the staff were extremely helpful.
The job was only for two terms and at the end of my time there I was sorry to be leaving. Be it Spain or France, using your Off-Campus-Placement to travel or study abroad is an option you won’t regret. I would highly recommend it as the pay was good and the experience was even better!