Teaching Traveling: Is it possible to find work teaching abroad as a non-native English speaker? Learn how Nuria did it by starting out as an Au Pair nanny! Tell us about your background, Nuria.
Nuria: Hello. I’m Nuria Auguet; I was born and raised in Spain. I love travelling and have lived in different countries around the globe where I dedicated my time to kids and education.
I graduated from the University of Girona with a degree in Elementary Education with a major in English. I studied ERASMUS in Sweden, where I did my final school project, teaching in a Swedish primary school. In my time in Sweden, I discovered more about myself as a teacher and my passion for education.
In 2008, I moved to Toronto, Canada for one year where I studied TESOL and TYC Diplomas. I worked as a nanny so I could pay for my Studies and afford a year in Canada. A few years later, I studied a Master in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.
I returned to my home country of Spain where I taught for two years. I began my career in education as an English teacher in a private language academy and moved on to the public school system.
After that, I decided to move forward and start my international career. I taught in Beijing, China for one year, teaching full time in a Kindergarten and part time in a language Academy.
Next, I taught in the Gulf nation of Kuwait for three years. Finally, I am currently teaching in a dual-language program in Austin, Texas for the Austin Independent School District.
My top three destinations I’d love to teach in next are Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore.