Since Spain is a European nation, a high percentage of English teachers in the country are from Britain and Ireland. However, Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders are also hired. Experienced teachers are more highly sought after, but there are also opportunities for those just starting out in TEFL. To increase your chances of getting a good job, you have to increase your marketability. You can do this by getting hold of a teaching certificate. It’s possible to obtain a certificate in TESOL by taking an intensive one month at any number of language institutions throughout the country. A business background can also be useful, since business English classes are very popular in Spain. Taking classes to learn Spanish will enhance your job opportunities still further. Such classes will also be useful for everyday life, as you will be expected to use English-only in the classroom, when you are teaching.
Many people dream of working in one of the resorts on the Mediterranean Costa Del Sol. Although jobs can be found in the places, most opportunities exist in the larger cities, in particular Madrid and Barcelona. Work in the cities tends to offer better salaries, but the cost of living is also higher. State schools also tend to be more lucrative than international schools.
The people in Spain are warm and friendly, and most visitors will adjust to the culture very easily. Generally speaking, the cost of living also tends to be lower than in most other western European countries.
TEFL English teaching job listings in Spain
Detailed living costs for teaching English in Spain
Information on visa requirements to teach English in Spain
Interviews with English Teachers in Spain
Teach English in Spain – Interview with Textbook Author Iwonna Dubicka
Interview with Cat Gaa, teaching English in Spain
Spain (Official Tourism Page)
Spain (Tourism Information)
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Spain News (Think Spain)
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Lingobongo.com English teaching jobs in Spain.
Tusclasesparticulares.com English teaching jobs in Spain.
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