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Teach English in Spain in 2021

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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

Benefits of teaching in Spain


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.

Schedule, dates & regions

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

How does teaching in Spain work?

You will enjoy making a positive contribution to the lives of young Spanish learners.

Students generally range from 3 to 18 years old.

Requirements for TEFL jobs in Spain

Please take note of the following pre-selection requirements:


How much money can you make teaching English in Spain?

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).

What are the best things about teaching English in Spain?

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!

Are teaching jobs in Spain plentiful?

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.

What qualifications are required to be an English teacher 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.

Would I need to know Spanish in order to teach English in Spain?

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!

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