Work and Learn English
at the Same Time
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Have you considered whether you can work and learn English
at the same
This way, you can study in an English-speaking country and
get some work
experience and earn money to help pay for your course and your living
Work and learn English –
what do you need to know?
Firstly, make sure you have the correct documents in place if you want
In some English-speaking countries you will need visas and work permits
to be able to work.
You might find work without the documents, but it may be illegal and
you could be asked to leave the country (or worse).
It is best to do things in the correct way.
Find what you need in advance
Secondly, try and find a job before you arrive.
It helps if you know people in the country you are traveling to, and if
you have somewhere to stay.
Look in newspapers, magazines and on the internet. Ask people who are
There are sometimes jobs available working in restaurants, cafes and
These aren't always advertised so it is important to ask in as many
places as you can. The situation is the same for jobs in hotels.
If you want a job in an office, or dealing with lots of people, you
will need to have a good
standard of English
before you arrive. Experience is always
Have a good CV/resume
prepared and send this to places you are interested in working in.
It is important to make sure there are no mistakes on it!
Your CV is responsile for the first impression people get of you. Make
sure it is high quality.
Plan your schedule so it is doable
Thirdly, find out what hours you will be working.
If you want to combine your work with a course of study somewhere, you
need to know what times you will be available.
Many jobs that are taken by non-English speakers involve working
outside the normal times of working hours, so finding a course
at the time you want may be difficult.
Some employers may provide English lessons as part of your training.
Others may help you by paying for some or all of the course fees, or by
giving you extra time to study.
In some countries, you may be able to attend public courses free of
charge if you are working there.
These facilities vary from country to country, so it is worth checking
Working in an English-speaking country – the
Obviously one of the best ways to learn English is to take a course
in a country where most people speak the language.
However, many students of English spend the time when they are not
studying with people of their own nationality, not speaking English.
If you are also working
in the country, then you will probably have to speak more English
outside your classroom, and this will help you improve your skills more
You will also gain valuable work experience that you can take anywhere
in the world.
You may receive special training, or learn specialist English vocabulary
that will be useful to you in the future, too.
Furthermore, you will also be paid for your job, and this will help you
pay for your course.
So if you want to work and
learn English, then get on the internet and start researching it today!