I'm an American with a bachelor's degree in business, a CELTA certificate, and 4.5 years of experience teaching in Korea and Vietnam. I would really like to move to Berlin and teach there, but I keep finding contradictory answers about whether or not it's possible as an American, without any existing EU visa.
My google searches result in everything from "It's completely impossible as an American, don't even consider it" to "I'm an American with no experience and getting a job here was so easy." This page makes it sound fairly simple for an American to get a job and visa: https://www.internationalteflacademy.co … in-germany
I'm leaning toward believing that I can just arrive there in December and apply to every school, and that at least one will hire me and be able to get me a visa. I should be arriving with about 7000€, and I figure the worst case scenario is that I would have to relocate to one of the other nearby countries. I don't really see that happening, but it wouldn't kill me if it did.
As far as my German speaking skills go, I just started studying a couple of days ago when I became more hopeful about job prospects there. I know this isn't ideal, but I'll hope it's enough to get me started.
Can anybody there weigh in on this? Any ESL teachers here? Thanks!