Having gained QTS in the UK 8 years ago we decided to move to the continent where I have had a good career in the teaching profession (not in an international school). However, due to family reasons we are keen to move back home. All my applications have been rejected because I have no recent experience of teaching GCSEs or A-level qualifications. This is true of course but teaching languages is not rocket science and follows clear language acquisition „laws“. I know and understand the National Curriculum but wonder how I can convince the shortlisting panel that even though I have not taught in the UK recently I am more than capable of following the curriculum and SOW and of helping students to excel? I would be really grateful for your views and advice on this!