Working in Germany: Tips for ESL Teachers

After obtaining degrees in English Literature and English Secondary Education,Sean Lords packed up his bags and left for Seoul, South Korea where he lived for three years teaching English abroad. Sean has since returned to the States and is currently at work on his Master's degree. When traveling internationally, the ability to speak English is [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:17:14+00:00 July 15th, 2013|General, Working in Germany|Comments Off on Working in Germany: Tips for ESL Teachers

Au Pair Chronicles: The First Weeks

For the first week I wasn't expected to work. Instead Janet drove me to the Ausländers- behorde (alien's office) to fill out visa paperwork, to the central train station to find a photo machine that took passport-sized photos, to a language school to take placement tests, and to another office where I was [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:17:24+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Click Clack Gorilla, General, Living in Germany, Working in Germany|Comments Off on Au Pair Chronicles: The First Weeks

Moving to Germany: Frequently Asked Questions

Ever since I started blogging about my expat life in Germany, I've gotten questions from readers asking for help.  People wanted to know more about my decision to come here, about getting a job or a visa, and about learning the language.  As I often get the same questions again and again, I've [...]