Entries by brandon

OnTESOL Review: TESOL Certificate Graduate in Germany

Many schools in Germany do not ask for TESOL or TEFL certification. I got the job, yes, but without having gone through a proper teacher training course, my hours were scarce and I was very unprepared when my first student came by. Read: Recommended TESOL Certification for Germany

TEFL Germany: Jobs, Visa, and Insurance

Unfortunately one freelance job is not enough to get your visa where I am located. I was told that I would be responsible for obtaining one more line of work, so I looked for business English jobs in Bochum since these are the best paid jobs in the city. Luckily I received an interview quickly. […]

TESOL Germany: My First Teaching Job

As the weeks slowly went by and I was starting to get more and more nervous about my visa, I finally received an answer from one of the schools I have applied. The name of the school was Sprachkunst im Luisenhof. It was located right in the middle of my city in a beautiful little […]

TESOL Germany: Job Hunting Without TESOL Certification

When I first started my search for a TESOL job in Germany, I began to search online for different language schools in the area. I applied to school after school and received little feedback. Shortly after, my girlfriend got a job in another city called Bochum. So we had to move to there, which was […]

TEFL Germany: My Journey

It was October of 2010 when I sold my car, quit my job, and bought my plane ticket. It came to a point in my life where I just had to simply “do it”. On November 16th I flew into Frankfurt, Germany and headed east to Kassel where my girlfriend lived. I had little money […]