Once we become parents, we put ourselves in second place and start thinking about all the things our kids are going to need in the future. Who hasn’t heard of someone that moved house when their little ones were born? Some even change their neighborhood, or even country, looking for better job opportunities and living conditions.
If there is one city many families decide to live in with their families, that is Madrid (Spain). Madrid meets most of the requirements families are looking for: safety, good weather, exquisite food and warm-hearted people, a huge cultural heritage and way more job opportunities than in other Spanish cities.
Spain is the second most visited country in the world, with more than 1,400 million visitors in 2018. And Madrid, the capital, offers everything anyone could wish for. If you have considered Madrid to move in with your family, there is surely one thing you have in mind: the language.
Spanish is the second most spoken language worldwide, considered by the Instituto Cervantes (the highest public institution in charge of promoting Spanish language and Hispanic culture) a language of the future, expected to keep gaining learners in the upcoming years. The advantages of learning Spanish are endless in the professional, personal and academic fields.
Knowing Spanish will not only make you and your family get closer to Spanish people and feel integrated into Spanish society, but it will be the key to accessing the job market in Spain. Being a Spanish speaker will not only make life so much easier for you but it may be even mandatory for certain jobs.
Many language schools are offering Spanish courses to foreigners in Madrid, however, you should strive for excellence and find an accredited Spanish language school. Some schools, such as TANDEM Madrid, even offer private lessons for kids and summer camps for teenagers, such a good opportunity for your kids to improve their Spanish level and make new friends while you are at work!
Another very important aspect to take into account when moving abroad with your family is the future school of your kids. The search may become a true nightmare at some point. In Madrid, there are public and private schools, public education in Spain is well regarded, but some of its private schools such as Colegio San Patricio, rank among the top worldwide.
Maybe there is some of you who are not still fully aware of their employment opportunities in the Spanish market. If you are an English speaker and are still doubtful about what could be your occupation when in Madrid, let us tell you something: you could find your life’s work. Spanish people are eager to learn English, and the Spanish public administration is applying more and more policies regarding second language learning. There are many job vacancies for English teachers for foreigners in Spain, who thought you could make a nice living out of your English skills!
To be able to teach English to foreigners, though, you’ll need to take training and obtain an official certificate proving that you are perfectly fit for the job. One of the most valued certificates is the Trinity CertTESOL premium certificate, validated by the Trinity College London CertTESOL. The only TrinityCertTESOL course provider in Madrid is the EBC TEFL Courses.
We hope with all this information you take a step further into considering Madrid one of your options to live in with your family, you will not regret it!