When preparing for a move to a Spanish-speaking country, many people benefit from taking an Intensive Spanish course such as those we offer here at Lingua Clinic. Even if you are going to take up a position which will entail speaking mainly English at work, it will help you to adapt to your new location and go about your business outside of work if you have a good grounding in the language. Everyday things such as shopping, asking directions and socialising with your new friends and colleagues become so much easier when you can make yourself understood, and understand those responding to you, in Spanish.
There are opportunities throughout Latin America for English speakers in a wide variety of professions. It is perhaps not surprising that there is always demand for those qualified to teach English as a foreign language. However, it is not just in the education sector where English speakers are sought after. They are also often required in the tourist industry for their ability to deal with foreign visitors or operators’ international branches. In addition, large corporations are increasingly outsourcing business processes to South America for the cost benefits they can achieve. This means that there are also openings in technology, finance and many other business sectors for those with marketable skills. If you don’t see yourself as a corporate animal, then perhaps you may be interested in the wealth of voluntary positions which are available throughout the continent for those wanting to help emerging economics.
Latin America is home to some of the most vibrant cities in the world, and with a relatively low cost of living, it’s a great choice for those looking to embark on a life-changing experience, so why not check out the prospects available to you?