posted Moving to Biberach
on the Germany forum on September 02, 2015:
replied to the thread English Teacher Moving to Germany
on the Germany forum:
Hello, I am an ESL English teacher with a BA, a TEFL-Diploma, and more than 6 years teaching abroad. I have done alot with accreditation, curriculum design, and teacher training. I REALLY want to move to Germany but as an American, it's difficult. I have looked at so many schools online and applied to them but so far nothing. I know that I can stay there legally for 90 days, but after that, if I don't find work, I will have to leave. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer Colognes, Frankfurt am Main or any area in between. I have started learning German, because I know it's difficult to do anything there without it. I am open to all suggestions. Thanks so much!
No problem. Just remember GOOGLE is your best friend and with a little imagination you can usually find all there is to find online.
example search: 'Teaching english at a US army base in Germany' found this
Remember, that there are many international schools in Germany and you can check them all.
replied on August 21, 2015 with:
Thank you so VERY much!! I have applied to them and I hope they will accept me. If you hear of anything else in Cologne, please let me know. Again, thank you so VERY much!!
replied to the thread Moving to Frankfurt :)
on the Germany forum:
Good Evening everyone :)
I found this forum on google accidentally :) but maybe it turned out to be a good thing.
We r a family of four with two girls moving to Frankfurt next month and need advice on apartment hunting.
Which areas r good for living in the north west part of Frankfurt.
Also what do we need to know before moving to Germany :))))
Tnx for answering
Hello kate, Here are a few websites to get an idea of whats on the market. Ebay.de - immobilienscout24 - immowelt.de Make sure you understand all the charges not normally seen in the states. Ex.-Provision ( commission paid buy BUYER). Hausgeld ( common area fees ). Also understand what utilities, if any, are included in the rent and try to get the efficiency rating of the unit. The Leistungsfahigkeit is quite commonly posted. Also polish up on your German, as no matter how hard you try everyone will practice their english on you! Good luck .....
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I recommend you check out toy town Germany for more advice on apartment hunting. I live in Berlin and I was advised by some folks on that forum nicely. Some say best places to look for flats for a family is Kronberg, Bad Homburg or Königstein.
Of course depending whether you are ok to drive and if you want a quiet neighborhood.
The other thing is, since you have two girls, healthcare can be a bit tricky in Germany. Especially concerning English-speaking doctors. I had trouble making appointments over the phone etc, and eventually I found this phone app: www.meedoc.com,
And man, thank god for technology. You can treat yourself and your girls (you can chat to an english-speaking doc, chat or video) and get prescriptions to a pharmacy next door. Prices are around 30€, but they also have promotional codes sometimes. They usually post them on their download page:
Hope my post helps! Good luck with your move!