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Teaching in Spain Questions
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- How long are teaching contracts in Spain? Usually schools take people on for 9-10 month contracts, starting in September or early October and finishing in time for summer. This can be an issue if you want to teach in Spain long-term, as you’ll be unemployed during the summer. How...(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in Spain usually work? This just depends. Full-time contracts are quite rare so teachers usually juggle a mixture of part-time contracts and private students to make ends meet. Often teachers end up working split shifts with classes in the mornings and evenings, and ...(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings in Spain? Around 25-30% of your salary will go towards tax, depending on how much you earn....(read more)
- Is it possible for families or couples to find work together in Spain?Yes – it’s absolutely possible. However, it’s often better to negotiate with employers directly rather than going through an agency, as agencies will in no way be able to guarantee that you’ll be placed together. ...(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to Spain? Usually employers in Spain will not reimburse the cost of your flight out there, as there is quite high competition for TEFL jobs in Spain....(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in Spain? Most schools in Spain will want to see that you’ve done at least 120 hours of TEFL study either online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both, especially if you don’t have previous teaching experience. These courses will all qualif...(read more)
- What is the standard application process for TEFL jobs in Spain? If you’re applying from home, employers will want you to fill out an application form and/or send in your CV/resume and a covering letter. If they like the look of you, you’ll probably be invited to have a Skype interview. After tha...(read more)
- Do I need to speak Spanish in order to teach English in Spain?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Spanish in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-to-...(read more)
- How much can I earn teaching in Spain? The average salary for a new teacher working in Spain is around €1,000 to €1,400 per month, depending on where you are....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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