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"I am 62, have a BA Hons.degree, Teaching Certificate + Diploma in TESOL from a UK teacher training college.I am hoping to buy a flat/house in Spain/Mallorca shortly. I have many years teaching experience in Sierra Leone as well as in Britain. For the last nine years I have worked as a Section 11 teacher in inner London dealing with children whose first language is not English.The Diploma course was rigorous and I gained an A grade but did not have a teaching component. (I have taught all ages - in Sierra Leone I taught adults and secondary). Could I find a ESOL post there do you think (preferably with young children) or would I be considered too old? Is there any country otherwise where I might be considered?"
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Enquiry: I started out in EFl 30 years ago when I did a Languages degree then taught In Europe then did my Level 2 qualification before going on to teach and train teachers for 14 years.I accidentally left efl after some personal problems and have ended up working as a Manager in a completely different discipline. I deeply regret leaving Efl as it was always my first love .Can I return at my age 52?

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