Teach English in Spain
Spain is an amazing country to work as an English teacher due to the great lifestyle, warm weather, high salaries and range of places you can live and teach. Spain is a popular option for people without previous experience of teaching English abroad with summer positions very popular. You can find teaching jobs throughout the country.
Language, Teaching & TEFL Jobs in Spain
A Guide to Teaching in Spain
Are you are considering teaching in Europe and tempted by Spain? Good decision. This country is one of the best places in the world to live and work as a TEFL teacher due to the amount of jobs, low cost of living, warm climate, international workforce and also friendly locals. By applying you will get to immerse yourself in the local culture and also practise or learn Spanish. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone seeking to work in Spain and wondering what options are available to English speakers.
People in Spain require fluency in English for career benefits and it’s safe to say that there are always lots of jobs available to English teachers.
Popular Places to Teach in Spain
There are also opportunities to find employment in smaller towns and villages too but the bulk of the jobs are found in the larger cities like:
How to Get a Teaching Job in Spain
You are likely to find most esl employment at language schools where you can lead group and private lessons. This includes teaching youngsters and adults. Sometimes you can be hired to teach in businesses, factories and schools. There are also lots of volunteer programs in Spain where you can teach and help educate underpriviledged youngsters.
Best Time of the Year to Apply
A lot of schools usually recruit during summer around July, August and September as the school term runs from September - June. You will find a lot of contract end in late June but don't worry there are also lots of summer positions in language schools and summer camps which run in locations throughout Spain.
You can apply or teaching jobs all year round. A lot of schools usually recruit during summer around July, August and September as the school term runs from September - June. You will find a lot of contracts end in late June but don't worry there are also lots of summer positions in language schools and summer camps which run in locations throughout Spain.
Summer TEFL Jobs in Spain
If you are keen to spend your summer break teaching in Spain then you can find recruiters on our website.Margaret Infantino taught English at a summer languge camp, here is how she got on.
"La Granja was one of the best experiences of my life. I spent 12 weeks with fifteen, 9-10 year olds. This camp was not only English class but also activities. We had two hours of English class daily and the other hours were spent instructing the students in different outdoor/indoor activities in English. We were given assistants who spoke both English and Spanish that helped us throughout the challenges.
The English teachers I went with are four individuals I still keep in touch with weekly. After learning many creative ways to teach English as a Second Language we had awesome ideas to teach and interact with the students every day. I have never been happier with an experience in my life. Two weeks in a classroom, working hard and learning everything you need to and then receiving the experience at the same time in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I was very pleased with Canterbury and would be willing you speak with anyone who is ever interested in joining this summer program." - Margaret Infantino, UK
Expect to work different hours, most language schools run from 4 - 10pm.
Visa & Requirements
Spain is not only a popular tourist destination but also attracts thousands of TEFL teachers every year. European citizens can legally work in Spain but non-eu citizens might struggle to obtain the work visa. Some companies do not require any experience but some will require a qualification and previous references.
Salary for Teaching in Spain
What you get paid really depends on the job and employer. If you have a normal job at a language school you can expect to make around 15-20 euros per hour which usually works out at around 1000 euros per month. Wages are very competative. Generally if you have experience or take a TEFL certification course in Spain you will be able to find employment more easily. Some TEFL employers in Spain like international language schools provide accommodation for free.
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