I was talking to a couple of people from Spain through a few online communities, and I was curious about going out there for the first time. There was a lot happening out there, and I asked myself how I could stay out there while these things were going on? I’m always keen on learning how to do certain things like travelling and hiking and surfing, so I naturally looked into it. My friends in Madrid told me that there was always a need for English Teachers in Spain, so he put me through to an academy that provides TEFL Certification that I could use when looking for a job. I know it’s not my actual desired job, but they helped me find something in the meantime, and it helped move things along. Now that I think about it, I was pretty excited about the idea of being in Spain, and I like that I was able to have a part of my career in this country. It’s fun country to be in, and fun to go around. When I got in, and started my course, I was pretty surprised to find out that I would be teaching within a week. That got me going, at least for the first few days. When I was hanging out with the group of other would-be teachers, we got to know each other to the point where presenting in front of each other was a lot easier than we thought it would be. Before I knew it, I had about six hours of teaching practice before the four-week program was finished. We learned more about the English language, we learned how it worked, and we had fun. I’m not one of these people who would want to continue a course unless I like it. It’s one of the reasons that I normally work in Web Development. It may not be a career that most people would want to pursue unless you like working in front of a computer screen. With teaching, if you have a problem standing in front of a group of people, and present, you may have a problem doing this job. At least, at first. The instructor that was teaching the course was a lot of fun to be around. He had music playing, we cracked jokes, we relaxed a bit more than I expected. We still had a lot of homework to do, but creating that fun environment was necessary, at least in my opinion. Of course, there was one other thing that I thought was great. The administrative staff did a lot to helping me get settled in Spain. They helped me with the Visa Process, and I don’t think I need to say how complicated it could be, so getting that helping hand in that area was unbelievably helpful. I’m not sure that there was much that TE Madrid didn’t do to help me getting my residency card. I wasn’t looking forward to figuring the whole thing out on my own, so I was pretty happy that that was one less thing in the list of things that I had to do. I simply had to focus on getting through the course, and then finding a job immediately afterwards. Everything from getting into the country, to doing the course, to preparing my documents for my residency card, and then getting a job afterwards – All of it was very easy, and I absolutely appreciate all the effort that the people at TE Madrid put in to help me make the move to Spain to become an English Teacher. I recommend them to everyone who’s interested in doing it themselves.