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I am currently a TEFL certified English teacher living in CZ. US passport. I am trying to move to Austria to teach there in a few months. Does anyone have any idea how the paperwork will go or what I can do to get this started? Any advice thanks xx
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I'm from UK but have lived in Austria since 2006. I completed a TEFL course online in 2006 and then worked at a language school (Berlitz). They only employ native speakers. After gaining experience there, i was able to get a job at a Vocational college, teaching adults. From what i understand, adult teaching isn't a problem. Teaching in a proper school with children is different-you need further training/education from the Pädogogische Hochschule for example.
I'm afraid i can't help you on other paperwork, due to the UK being in the EU. Hope i've been of some help!
A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Vienna, Austria
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Being from Austria (but having lived and worked abroad in different countries) the tram mishap just cracked me up (sorry!) But I know my people and some, not all, of the tram operators can be rather grumpy to put it mildly!
I thought this individuals take on culture shock was quite thoughtful, you could almost feel how she/he feels, but that may also be because I can relate to a number of culture shocks on different continents.
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I'm a native Austrian who has lived in the USA for over 50 years, and I travel back every so often. I, too, find that Austrians are not the friendliest people in the wolrd -- virtually no eye contact, much less acknowledgement from strangers in the street (you get spoiled in friendly Texas!). I do remember that there are Austro-American clubs and societies in Vienna where people are interested in forming friendships. Check them out!