The Market for English Teachers in Spain

Why now is a great time to get a TEFL certificate

5 Reasons Why English Teachers Are In Such Demand In Spain

  1. Spanish students need a B1 level in English in order to study at Spanish universities.
  2. Andalusia has one of the highest unemployment rates in Spain. This has resulted in a large number of adults considering emigrating to English speaking countries or countries where the local population have a high level of English.
  3. Spanish children study English from a young age and parents are increasingly enrolling their children in after-school English courses and bilingual schools
  4. International companies with offices in Spain generally require staff to haveĀ a high level of English.
  5. Language Assistant programmes regularly seek native-speaker teachers of English. Although a teaching qualification may not be required, many participants supplement their income through teaching in academies where an initial teaching qualification is generally required.

Which is great news for fluent English speakers with a TEFL qualification.

Although you can find work in the public sector, most English language teachers work in the private sector.
All over Spain – from big cities to small towns – you can find academies offering English language classes.
English is taught at school and universities but there is a feeling in Spain that this is not enough.

Where you can teach

English is taught at school and universities but there is a feeling in Spain that this is not enough.
Therefore, Spanish adults and children study English after school or after work.
That is why you will find some of your classes take place in the evening – sometimes until 10pm.

Which is great for those of you who want to take advantage of the world-famous Spanish nightlife!


Here's why you should take a TEFL course

To teach English at a private academy, you need to be a fluent English speaker with a TEFL certificate.

Our TEFL course is intensive but rewarding. By the end of it, you will be ready to find work in Spain – or anywhere else in the world – where people want to learn English.

Just imagine. In a few short weeks, you could be living in Spain doing a fun job that provides you with a comfortable income.


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It was always my dream to travel the world and I wanted to do something useful while doing so. I signed up to learn to be a TEFL teacher in Spain with Dylan and it opened a whole new world.

Skyla Rabadi

Dylan was a positive and enthusiastic trainer who made me feel confident in my teaching ability. His encouragement helped me achieve a strong pass and his calming demeanour made me feel relaxed throughout the course.

Vicky MacKeller

Dylan is a wonderful teacher and leader; he is organized, encouraging, engaging...For me, I was really nervous at the beginning, but TEFL prepared me to be a teacher, because of the tremendous amount of feedback offered. I gained confidence.

Emily Ann Petrik

A really practical course, based on the real needs of a classroom. I wish I had done this course before. All the previous courses I did paid too much attention to theory. However, this TEFL course did not. Dylan is a great trainer. His experience and his knowledge are immense. Thank you Dylan for helping me so much. Without doubt, you have helped me become a better teacher.

Laura Ruiz

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