TEFL in Spain (Barcelona)

Date posted:2006-06-13 | Writer: The British American Institute | Email: [email protected]

The British American Institute in Mataro, Spain has a full-time vacancy for an experienced and qualified EFL teacher October 2006 - June 2007 (renewable). Work at an independent, medium-size school in a pleasant atmosphere.

Our classes are scheduled from 17:30 until 20:30 Monday/Wednesday and 17:30-22:00 Tuesday/Thursday. Friday, we offer classes from 15:00- 18:00 & 18:15 to 21:15, and Saturday morning from 9:30 until 12:30. A full-time workload is considered 21-24 hours per week (7-8 classes of three hours). Two or three of these classes would be teaching young learners (10-16 years old) in our "Junior" program, the rest teaching adults at any level from beginner to Proficiency (although, unless quite experienced at teaching Cambridge Exams, a new teacher would not be given these higher-level classes).

Salary: Approximately 1, 335 per month for a 24 hour/week timetable with no exam classes (exam classes pay approx. 15% more), plus possibility of outside business classes.

Only applicants who fulfil ALL of the following requisites will be considered:
* Native speaker of English
* University degree
* Minimum of 3 years EFL teaching experience
* CELTA or equivalent (RSA/DELTA preferred)
* Spoken Spanish at intermediate level or better
* EU passport or current Spanish working papers
* Experience with young learners (10-16 years old)
* Minimum of a two-year commitment to job
* Applicant must be available to interview at school before July 15

Interested applicants should contact Ernie Kovats at [email protected] or by fax at 93 796 03 21 with a brief cover letter and C.V. or for further inquiries.

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 am just starting to understand the differences in the various forms of the past tense. This unit helped to clarify things for me. Part of my confusion stemmed from the fact that I could not always differentiate between past perfect and past perfect continuous. This unit was helpful in that it showed the various forms. I think that by understanding those forms better, I can recognize the differences in the tenses.This unit was good. Very understandably the groups mentioned you would usually have problems with. I enjoyed this unit, again lots to learn from how to handle the possible issues mentioned. I will definitely use some of these pointers. I feel for me as a new EFL teacher with limited experience, I would greatly benefit from using some of these pointers to handle any potential problematic issues arising in my classrooms.