Finding summer employment is often a necessity for teachers. A good option for language teachers is to teach at a summer language course- find a list of these here.
“It’s not Arts, it’s Applied Languages.”
Such was my reply when anyone would have the audacity to query my university course choice. For those of you that aren’t familiar, I studied French and English- ie, an Arts degree- in UCD and Arts degrees get quite a bad reputation. However, I’m convinced that we got the last laugh- few of the other more ‘intellectual’ courses got a year abroad as part of their course 😉
I thoroughly enjoy all things French. Apart from the slow administration and sometimes overly “friendly” males. When I moved back to Ireland after fifteen months of living in France I did miss certain aspects of la vie francaise and I’m pretty sure my bone density has dramatically reduced due to reduced cheese consumption.