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retiring soon, hopefully Garrucha

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:58pm
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Sisythus

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I aim to retire next year after nearly 40 years as an English teacher.  I speak some Spanish and am looking for a nice property to buy at the moment.  Can anybody think of sme useful work such as giving language classes or working in a School that might be availabel?

LosPardoslady

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:04pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:04pm

Firstly, good luck with the impending retirement 👍👍.  Are you a British passport holder or are you an Irish passport holder?  If you are the former you will only be able to stay for 90 days in 180 days in Spain.  Have a look at the residency discussions at the top of the website.  Lots changed with Brexit and British citizens are now third country nationals. 

You may be better narrowing your question to obtain more specific information.  Regards Karen 

DarioMartin

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:24pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:24pm

Sisythus wrote on Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:58pm:

I aim to retire next year after nearly 40 years as an English teacher.  I speak some Spanish and am looking for a nice property to buy at the moment.  Can anybody think of sme useful work such as giving language classes or working in a School that might be availabel?

Very good answer from Karen; the primary question has to be your passport.  If Irish, then yes, a possibility of English teaching - especially with your experience.

If British - not a chance - not for the first 5 years anyway as a Non-Lucrative Visa is not a work permit and you may not obtain remunerated employment on that visa.  You won’t get a work permit as you are not in a shortage trade.

Matthew

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:38am

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Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:38am

As I sip my quality "Irish" tea and St-Patrick's Day is next Wednesday there's nothing more I enjoy than advice to posters supporting the merits of being Irish. Sisythus is a teacher of English and if she speaks the correct English like we do in Ireland, I'm sure the Spanish students will learn much from her. However, if she can't get her name on a coveted Irish Passport (capitals intended) she may have difficulty in gaining employment in Spain. 

But, let's say she is Irish and the upsides are:-

1. Spaniards will be taught to order pints instead of 'alfs. Perish the thought - No self respecting Paddy would be caught dead drinking an 'alf.

2. Likely they'll not wash the livin' daylights from their cars every Sunday morning. (Used to drive me crazy when I lived in UK) - no need to wash a car, ever!!!

3. Not bringing the cat enclosed in one of those small cages on train journeys or Sunday drives. Prudence will have to be left at home.

4. Forget completely about cricket - (What kind of person actually enjoys cricket anyway?). Do even the Brits understand cricket?

5. Irish people love most female members of the "Royal" family. There are exceptions though - No money for guessing who. OK her forename starts with "M" and the male starting with "H" ain't popular in Ireland either.  But perhaps these are items that Brits and Irish agree on?

6. The television Paddy appears to many like a person who enjoys keeping the counter of a pub upright, but the real Irish person enjoys accepting recognised qualifications from Ivy Leaf universities. They're the ones wearing mortar board hats (no Panamas) and are fully gowned clutching parchments. 

7. If you enjoy champers, strawberries and cream at Wimbledon (Wimble-ton in Ireland) I regret to say, forget about being Irish. 

8. Nearly forgot, Irish people speak English like it should be spoken. If you're raising an eyebrow - "For star-hers ol' Mahhew is speaking the fruith . . ." (I'm trying to sound like somebody from the UK).

9. The Giveaway:- Irish people don't care if they are "supping" wine from a red or white wine glass - even a jam-jar will do!

10. Irish people win more on Mastermind. UK geography is not a great subject with Brits. 

11. Irish people have difficulties with emogies - can anyone advise how to insert 'em.

12. Cheltenham Festival Meeting is fast approaching, time to pick your horses, nothing like Irish horses winning big races, but St-Patrick's Weekend will have fifteen or so guys wearing white and a red rose trying to ruin St-Patrick's Week and I think they might succeed.

13. Irish people tend to swear more colourfully too. However, this is something you'll overcome with some difficulty though. 

14. 

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:53am

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:53am

Matthew wrote on Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:38am:

As I sip my quality "Irish" tea and St-Patrick's Day is next Wednesday there's nothing more I enjoy than advice to posters supporting the merits of being Irish. Sisythus is a teacher of English and if she speaks the correct English like we do in Ireland, I'm sure the Spanish students will learn m...

...uch from her. However, if she can't get her name on a coveted Irish Passport (capitals intended) she may have difficulty in gaining employment in Spain. 

But, let's say she is Irish and the upsides are:-

1. Spaniards will be taught to order pints instead of 'alfs. Perish the thought - No self respecting Paddy would be caught dead drinking an 'alf.

2. Likely they'll not wash the livin' daylights from their cars every Sunday morning. (Used to drive me crazy when I lived in UK) - no need to wash a car, ever!!!

3. Not bringing the cat enclosed in one of those small cages on train journeys or Sunday drives. Prudence will have to be left at home.

4. Forget completely about cricket - (What kind of person actually enjoys cricket anyway?). Do even the Brits understand cricket?

5. Irish people love most female members of the "Royal" family. There are exceptions though - No money for guessing who. OK her forename starts with "M" and the male starting with "H" ain't popular in Ireland either.  But perhaps these are items that Brits and Irish agree on?

6. The television Paddy appears to many like a person who enjoys keeping the counter of a pub upright, but the real Irish person enjoys accepting recognised qualifications from Ivy Leaf universities. They're the ones wearing mortar board hats (no Panamas) and are fully gowned clutching parchments. 

7. If you enjoy champers, strawberries and cream at Wimbledon (Wimble-ton in Ireland) I regret to say, forget about being Irish. 

8. Nearly forgot, Irish people speak English like it should be spoken. If you're raising an eyebrow - "For star-hers ol' Mahhew is speaking the fruith . . ." (I'm trying to sound like somebody from the UK).

9. The Giveaway:- Irish people don't care if they are "supping" wine from a red or white wine glass - even a jam-jar will do!

10. Irish people win more on Mastermind. UK geography is not a great subject with Brits. 

11. Irish people have difficulties with emogies - can anyone advise how to insert 'em.

12. Cheltenham Festival Meeting is fast approaching, time to pick your horses, nothing like Irish horses winning big races, but St-Patrick's Weekend will have fifteen or so guys wearing white and a red rose trying to ruin St-Patrick's Week and I think they might succeed.

13. Irish people tend to swear more colourfully too. However, this is something you'll overcome with some difficulty though. 

14. 

Ha ha Bloody Brill, now that;s a true   "Irish Gent"      More fun Please and lees Gloom ???

DarioMartin

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:48am

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:48am

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There is as yet no Spanish test for any of the visas.  The biggest bar to getting a work permit is being a “shortage trade” which can’t be found outside EU, finding a Spanish company that will offer you a contract and sponsor your visa, then at least an 8 month wait for the visa itself

jtp890

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:11pm

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:11pm

Mathew, 

I, m sure it should be arf not alf, but there again I, m from gods own country 

James

Ps ferry booked for 19th May 21

Matthew

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:18pm

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:18pm

jtp890 wrote on Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:11pm:

Mathew, 

I, m sure it should be arf not alf, but there again I, m from gods own country 

James

Ps ferry booked for 19th May 21

Good to hear from you, James. Where've you been? 'arf, 'alf etc. Please accept my apologies for not being 100% accurate on the Queens English. But, all my days working on construction/repair of the M1 haven't gone to waste. I hope you make Spain for May 2021. It looks unlikely that I'll see Mojacar until later in the year, if that. At this moment I'd take November willingly going on the Covid restrictions in Ireland.

jtp890

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:27pm

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:27pm

Interesting work on the m1, who were you with, don't say a consultant. Did my training with wimpey dept1 in Iran, finished up with an earthworks and remediation company recycling many tons of surfacing on reconstructions in the North. 

James 

Matthew

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:06pm

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:06pm

jtp890 wrote on Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:27pm:

Interesting work on the m1, who were you with, don't say a consultant. Did my training with wimpey dept1 in Iran, finished up with an earthworks and remediation company recycling many tons of surfacing on reconstructions in the North. 

James 

Hi James,

I was never any kind of consultant . . . in fact I worked at the other end of the scale trying to make the UK safe for many of its motorists and by God, did we work? - And we were well rewarded too.

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