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Teach English in Spain in 2024

Now recruiting Language Assistants for schools throughout Spain.

About teaching in Spain

Are you thinking of enhancing your career overseas?

We are now recruiting for a prestigious, professional and serious English program in Spain which cooperates with more than 200 official private schools all over the country.

The program is designed to place committed, young, dynamic and creative native English speakers in a Spanish school for 20 classroom hours per week as a Language Assistant (LA).

Your role will be to increase student exposure to the English language and build confidence by facilitating English conversation practice.

Why this experience is so exciting

Gain classroom experience

Live as a local

Learn the local language

Enhance your resume

Make a difference


TEFL Teacher in Spain


  • Stipend

    Monthly allowance of 912€
  • Accommodation provided

    Full board host family accommodation OR assistance with finding a private rental where required*
  • Mentor

    Support and feedback from your assigned tutor / mentor and program head office
  • Health provision

    Access to Spanish public health care system
  • Annual leave

    School holidays
  • Nationwide placements

    Teaching locations all over Spain

*This would be at your cost if you choose private rental option


One of the main benefits of choosing this programme is that each LA can choose to live with a Spanish host family.

By living with locals rather than other travellers, you can have an authentic, first-hand cultural experience. You will form close bonds with your host family and many participants often visit them for years to come!

Note: on acceptance into the program, a EUR 850 security deposit is payable. Your program deposit payment demonstrates your commitment to joining the Language Assistant in Spain program. This commitment helps the local support staff to plan their resources and ensure you have the best possible experience when you arrive in Spain.The deposit is fully refundable upon completion of contract. The deposit is non-refundable if the teacher decides to cancel or withdraw from the program at any time and for any reason.

Backpacker in Spain

English teaching jobs in Spain overview

The teaching hours are maximum 20 per week. The program runs for the following terms:

  • Arrive: September / October
  • Finish: May / June


  • Arrive: January
  • Finish: June

Recruitment is ongoing and so you can apply now to join the process for a possible entry into the programme.

Lots of exciting locations throughout Spain available. If applying for an immediate start, flexibility on location preference is desired.

Your teaching duties

  • Assist main teacher with classroom duties and share your culture
  • Facilitate group and pair work with students
  • Assist with language related tasks such as pronunciation or sentence structure
  • Help with other subjects that are taught in English such as Science, Art, IT etc.
  • Assist with preparation of teaching and exam materials
  • Provide language assistance with the host family
  • Enjoy making a positive contribution to the lives of young Spanish learners. Students generally range from 3 to 18 years old


Please take note of the following pre-selection requirements:

  • Recent university graduate (within last 4 years) OR final year university student
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Must be enthusiastic about working with children
  • Adaptable and open to new challenges
  • Hold a clean criminal record
  • Must have at least a 120-Hour TEFL Certification or equivalent. Book your TEFL course here
Liz in Aljaraque

I come from a coastal town in Massachusetts, and I am teaching in beautiful and sunny western Andalucía (I’ve escaped a snow-filled winter!)

Liz, Aljaraque

Why teach English in Spain?

Program participants share their experience of Spanish life.


Most first-time teachers should expect to earn €15-€20 per hour, which translates to €1,500-€2,000 per month if you work full-time (usually around 25 hours per week, face to face teaching time in a classroom).

Spain is a lively and highly social country with a rich history, mouthwatering food, and a laid-back way of life that makes it a popular hub for TEFL teachers. Whether you want to dine out on tapas, hit the local beach or soak up beautiful Spanish architecture, Spain offers something for everyone!

English is now taught in Spanish schools from an early age, and the Spanish Ministry of Education hires English speakers to serve as language assistants throughout the country. This means English teachers are in high demand year-round in Spain.

Most teachers will need a recognised teaching certificate, such as TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA, in order to teach English in Spain. A bachelor's degree is not always required although can be beneficial when searching for jobs.

It is not a requirement to have Spanish language ability in order to teach English in Spain. Your classes will be English immersion and so students will be expected to communicate in English during your lesson. Obviously, a little Spanish can go a long way outside of the classroom though!

Want to teach in Spain?

We've got you covered! Discover our teaching jobs in Spain and launch an exciting career as an international teacher. To apply for this role, fill out the below application form and an advisor will contact you with next steps.

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Simply fill out this form and we'll get straight back to you. If you have any questions you can always email us at [email protected]

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