As the youngest of four girls, I have inherited the qualities (or perhaps flaws) of a typical youngest child: I don’t love to share, I am used to getting my way, and I am not the most patient of people. So whenever people would spout praises of teaching English in foreign countries, I shuddered at the thought. Teaching is definitely not my strong suit, and I doubted that I would have the patience and kindness to make a real impact.
As I was planning my upcoming trip to Spain for the summer, I was sent a press release by email describing VaughanTown, a language immersion course for Spaniards trying to learn English. The program called for fluent English speakers, with no mention of a teaching degree or even an interest in teaching.
I was immediately interested.