Job Teaching English in Spain.

Date posted:2008-10-26 | Writer: First English Centre | Email: [email protected]

We are looking for a reliable TEFL qualified teacher with some experience of teaching TESOL to children over the age of 12 and has permission to work in Spain or EU status. We have been teaching English in Jaen for the last 22 years. We create a friendly and worm environment among students, teachers and parents. The main feature we are looking for,apart from being a hard working and honest person, is a motivator with an interest in improving their own class performance.

The classes

There are a maximum of 14 students per class and each class has got a whiteboard, cassette/cd player plus there is a tv room with video and dvd. There is also a room with ten computers and lots of cd-roms to practice different language skills. With children and teenagers we use Oxford University Press books Pacesetter Elementary , Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and so on. We have a wide range of different teaching books and materials to make the teaching enjoyable and interesting. We prepare students for the KET, PET AND FCE exams and usually with very good results (last year 100% passed). With adults we use File Elementary and Intermediate.There is only one group of adults. The majority of student are from seven to eighteen years old.

The timetable consits of a minimum of 16 to a maximum of 20 teaching hours per week. We start at 4,30 in the afternoon till 9 in the evening from Monday to Thursday. You are expected to dedicate the necessary time to prepare classes, which we prefer to be done most of it on the school premises. There is also a meeting one morning a week to plan work .

The salary runs from a minimum of 1000 Euros to a maximum of 1.300 Euros according to the number of hours. There will be a registered contract for nine months with the Spanish National Health Service. There are three weeks of paid holidays: two weeks at Christmas, one week at Easter plus the statutory national and local holidays in the course of the year.

Jaen is not an expensive town. The cost of living is one of the lowest in Spain. Accommodation can vary from 120 to 150 Euros plus utility bills (approx. 30 Euros) We offer free accommodation for the first week/s .

To apply, contact the e-mail address given on the job heading page.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


I feel again that I have learnt some new things-for example the transitive and intransitive verbs. Though I have been teaching for a long time I might not have pointed this part of grammar to my students the way it was explained here. I feel that in the future I will put more emphasis on this topic-or explain it in the way I have learnt from this unit. The task sheet of this unit I have found extremely useful.This lesson was a break down of what vocabulary and grammar consists of. The lesson gave us a typical lesson plan and then an example; examples always help. Teaching ideas for vocabulary include many short and game like activities. For grammar, role-playing, discussions, and debates are suggested as students are prompted to talk and practice building sentences. It also helps the teacher evaluate their progress.