Learning a new language happens fast if you put yourself in the right environment. Preferable to travel in your dream destination and book your language certification package for example. That is what after all MyLanguageBreak.com is all about.
If you are in an environment such a holiday travel destination you are often tempted to fall back into a foreign language you already know, for example, English.
Then the speed of learning the new language will greatly suffer. So it is highly advised that you actually go and get a work position, where you are in a real company environment where you are forced to speak the new foreign language.
Many students actually use paid jobs in foreign countries, even when you have to master a few hurdles to actually find some of those paying jobs in the first place.
We talked already about this in the article A Smart Way To Finance Your Next Language Study Adventure Before You Travel
The most popular choice to find work in a foreign country is to apply at a language school in the desired city you want to travel to.
Why language schools?
Language schools are always short of staff and are often overwhelmed with daily chores that needed to be done and that do not necessarily require great language skills in the first place.
Language schools are also a very lively location to meet and network with people, so it is not unknown that some people actually found a permanent position and move to another country after falling in love with a company for good.
Language schools can be easily be found in almost any dream tourist destination, no matter how exotic they are.
What are the downsides of looking for work at language schools?
First, since it is the most popular choice to get work experience, you will face a lot of competition with other language students that have the same idea. Because of this competition, it is very unlikely that you can get a paid position in language schools.
And… many students hope and expect they might get some language training for free or at reduced prices in exchange for the work they do.
This is often a “turn-off” for language schools as they do not want to see their language school services being “discounted.”
This “for free” thinking has many implications that we have discussed at the article Does Working For Free Help Your Language Skills?
To beat the odds of scoring a working position at a language school of your choice – it will certainly help if you stand out with very specific talent.
Maybe you have some special filming equipment like a drone that you can fly and create some specialized footage for a language school that would be otherwise very costly for a language school.
Think of unusual things that others could not do. Offer a twist on obviously needed chores that need to be completed on a daily base.
Are you good with kids? Maybe the language school could use someone like you for their family language vacation packages where they need staff to supervise the children while the parents learn a new language.
Make sure to read the article A Smart Way To Finance Your Next Language Study Adventure Before You Travel (it will give you much more additional insights in how to succeed finding a paid position for learning a new language).