TEFL job in Spain

Overview of the TEFL Job

You can expect to earn between €1100 and €1300 (depending on where you teach).

Where will I live?
TEFL teachers often share accommodation for about €150 - €175 a month in more rural areas and up to €350 in cities. Don't worry, you will be given help with finding accommodation.

On arrival
On arriving in Spain, you'll receive plenty of help and support with finding accommodation and living and working in Spain.

Where will I teach?
Most of the placements are in Madrid and Barcelona, though sometimes vacancies come up in other areas.

Placement length
Teaching is usually for the academic year, September to June. While most recruitment takes place in September/October, there will be some start dates throughout the year. Contracts are often renewable.

Who will I teach?
You might be teaching children general English or adults business English or both. You will be teaching in small privately-owned TEFL schools or doing lessons in-company. Classes usually have a maximum of 12 students and last between 60 and 90 minutes. You will have access to resources and support from fellow TEFL teachers. On average, you will be teaching about 25 hours a week.

You are entitled to school holidays and public holidays, which include 3 weeks over Christmas and 10 days over Easter. Working hours are Monday to Friday and between the hours of 8am and 5pm (later for some schools).

Qualifications & experience

  • 80-hour online TEFL course
  • A degree is not essential, but a strong educational background is preferred
  • You should be at least 21 years old
  • Enthusiasm and easy-going personality

How to apply

Application procedures vary depending on the school. In general, we'll put you in touch with our partner in Spain and you will either have a face-to-face interview in Spain or you could have an initial telephone interview followed by an interview in London.

Before you do anything though, let us have your CV and covering letter when you are ready to apply and we'll take a look to make sure it is as good as it can be before you send it off.

Please remember, no job is guaranteed. You still need to be the right person for the school irrespective of the qualifications you have.

Last modified: Friday, 10 February 2012, 08:18 PM
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