With its lifestyle and climate, there are many people seeking TEFL Jobs in Spain. It has the added and very great advantage of having a large number of TEFL jobs available for the qualified English teacher. You will find that the majority of positions available are for teaching young learners, but there are also numerous opportunities to teach adults and business English as well.
The larger Spanish cities have literally thousands of private language academies. On the down side though, work regulations are quite stringent, so the non-EU passport holder will have more difficulty finding an English teaching position. However, if you are patient, diligent and have the financial resources to see you through, even a citizen from a non-EU country can find work.
Finding a TEFL Job in Spain
It is best to actually be in the country when starting your search for a TEFL job in Spain. Most English language schools in Spain want to be able to actually see you in person to gauge how you will be received by their students.
Decide what your preferred location to live and work in Spain is and then go there. The larger cities do have more TEFL jobs available for English teachers, but this is balanced out by the fact they are usually more popular destinations, and therefore the competition is more stiff.
If you think you want to teach in Spain and have not earned your TEFL certificate yet, consider taking your TEFL course here. Our TEFL International schools in Spain are well connected and can give you a lot of inside information and advice to help you along the way to finding a good teaching position. If you decide to take one of our courses in another country, we can still help you of course, but just not quite as well as if you were in Spain itself.
Language schools generally pay their teachers monthly. Keep in mind that you will need two months rent plus a deposit to move into most accommodation situations in Spain. The school year starts in October, so the best time to be looking for work is in August and September, although many schools will still be recruiting at the last minute.
Questions to Ask TEFL Schools in Spain
Before accepting a position, make sure that you ask questions regarding salary or hourly pay rate, whether you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated for this time and reimbursed for expenses, what kind of material resources the school has for lesson planning and teaching materials, what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have, whether a visa will be needed and if the school assists with that, etc. Also be sure that the contract you sign will accurately reflect these details. This will help to avoid any nasty surprises after you’ve already agreed to take the job.
It is a good idea to study or put the edge back on your Spanish language skills, not only to improve your chances for employment, but to be able to more deeply enjoy and appreciate this wonderful country.
Sign up for TEFL International’s training course at one of our four exciting locations in Spain. In Barcelona, Granada, Seville or Malaga, you can learn to become a qualified English language teacher and, after successful completion, start your career teaching English all over the world.
The Kingdom of Spain is a prestige TEFL destination with a high demand for English language teachers. Spain is the perfect location to obtain your TEFL certification considering the laid-back lifestyle, great food, remarkable history and beautiful landscape.
Many of our TEFL graduates enjoy life in Spain so much that they decide to stay and work as an English teacher after completing our training course. Other gradates move on to other countries in Europe, such as Italy, Portugal or Greece. Many other graduates take advantage of the high demand for qualified teachers in South America, Asia or the Middle East.
The job market for qualified English teachers is high in Spain and you will have little trouble securing a position after completing our training course. Not only bigger cities such as Madrid or Barcelona are looking for English teachers but smaller towns around the country are also in need for teachers.
The courses at our locations in Spain are running the whole year. You can start a new course at the beginning of each month.
After successful completion of the course, we offer recruitment assistance to all our graduates. We help you with your resume, find you suitable job offers and prepare you for your TEFL interview. Securing a job in teaching will be no trouble.
TEFL Course in Spain’s Favorite City
Barcelona is one of the most popular travel destinations in Spain. It’s not hard to see why considering the city’s history, unique architecture and local culture, that is so different from the rest of Spain. On top of that are some of the best beaches in Spain located on the Mediterranean Coast in Barcelona. The city also offers an exciting nightlife with numerous restaurants, bars and pubs offering the best food and drinks the whole night. After classes and on weekends, you can explore the famous streets of Las Ramblas, La Plaça Catalunya, and El Portal de l'Àngel. Sunbathe at the mile-long beaches of Barcelona and refresh yourself in the beautiful crystal clear ocean water. Making new friends will be easy in a city so active and laid-back as Barcelona. As you can see, choosing Barcelona for your TEFL training course destination is not a bad idea.
TEFL Course in Spain’s Flamenco Capital
If you are looking for a city rich in culture and history, Seville should be your choice. Situated by the Guadalquivir River, the city is a beautiful gem in the southern region of Andalucí. Here, the famous flamenco dance style was born and is still celebrated with many festivals around the city. Exquisite wine and local food are also the cities major benefits and many tourists, local and foreign, are coming to Seville to see its over two thousand year old history sites, such as the Cathedral. If you are looking for a laid-back city with welcoming people and great landscapes, Seville is the right choice for you.
TEFL Course in Granada
The entire city of Granada was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will learn quickly why. The Moorish-style houses and the old Arabic quarter are some of the best-preserved landmarks of the city. Our training center is situated in the middle of a car-free zone surrounded by parks and plazas. You feel like traveling back in time when exploring the old town with its beautiful Moorish houses and local gardens. You will not regret coming to Granada to join our TEFL training course.
TEFL Course in Malaga
Malaga is one of Spain’s most beautiful vacation destinations situated on the Costa del Sol. The finest beaches and nightlife are to be found in this wonderful city. Besides the sun and the fun, Malaga offers over 70 schools in their system that are hiring qualified English language teachers. All this makes Malaga a top TEFL destination and great for gaining valuable experience in teaching English abroad.
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