Teaching in Wales
It would be a missed opportunity for an international teacher to travel to the UK for work without taking a trip to Wales. Culture vultures will lap up its rich arts scene – from Cardiff’s National Museum which houses the biggest collection of Impressionist paintings outside Paris, to Swansea, birthplace of the poet Dylan Thomas. Wales has some of the most spectacular beaches in the UK, including the Gower Peninsula and is the home of adrenalin sport coasteering (which involves jumping off cliffs into the ocean). The Welsh are known as some of the UK’s friendliest people with their own language – learning Welsh is now compulsory for all school children in the country and street signs and menus usually have Welsh and English formats. While international teachers are unlikely to be asked to teach in Welsh, you’ll no doubt pick up some of this fascinating language while enjoying your rewarding Welsh teaching job.