TEACH ENGLISH IN SPAIN - VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP
September 2023 Closed | Next Start Date: January 2024
ABOUT OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Do you want to live and teach English in Spain in a region hugging the Mediterranean coast? A place with the most dazzling architecture in the world and where food is so rich the air is infused with its scent? Come teach English in Spain and enjoy your new life making friends and catching the sunset with rooftop tapas.
You will be placed in beachy Catalonia, a fantastic location to serve as the backdrop of your epic life abroad. Chockful of culture, cathedrals, plazas, and churros, this province allows for a truly immersive experience without sacrificing comfort. Do you know that there is more than one official language in Spain? For example, Catalan is widely spoken in Catalonia!
Just a short hop south and you’ll find yourself in the cultural hub of Valencia. This region has some of the best and craziest festivals in all of Spain. Make sure to mark March on your calendar for Las Fallas, a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Stand in awe of 30 ft high floats parading through the city while everyone parties on the streets. On the fifth day, the real spark happens, but we’ll let you see it for yourself.
In addition to three perfect months in Spain, you’ll complete the 120-hour Premier TEFL Certificate plus specialist micro-credentials AND an in-depth Spanish culture course so that you can act like a local from day one. These have been created to provide you with real, comprehensive knowledge of everything you need to become a confident, influential TEFL teacher — in Spain and beyond!
Our dedicated team in Spain are on-hand to give you professional support 24/7. What’s more, your host family will take you under their wing and make you feel like a local. You won’t find a more immersive experience, we promise you.
Teaching abroad in Spain is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but we have a hunch you’ll come back again and again. Life here is just too good!
Make your resume stand out with our Spain internship
- 10-12 weeks of teaching placement
- Homestay accommodation - a safe and authentic experience with a Spanish family
- Meals, laundry, internet access, and transport provided
- 120 Hour Accredited TEFL Course
- 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist Course
- Teaching English To Children Through Yoga & Mindfulness Course
- Warmers, Fillers & Coolers Guide
- Spanish culture course for EFL teachers
- Personal in-school mentor
- Irish support with a Personal Internship Advisor
- Ongoing in-country support
- Aged between 20 – 30
- Native English speaker
- Passport holder from Ireland, UK, Canada, Australia, USA, South Africa or New Zealand
- Completed high school
- TEFL qualified (included)
- Physically and mentally healthy (please enquire if you are currently on medication or receiving on-going medical treatment)
- Enthusiasm for working with children
- A desire to live in a foreign country and make the most of the experience
- International flights: Return flights are a must for outside EU applicants
- Police check: Each applicant must have a clean criminal record
- Budget: Approx. €300/month is recommended for a comfortable amount of spending money.
- Travel insurance: It’s really important to arrange this before you go!
- Visa costs
THE ULTIMATE PRE-DEPARTURE CULTURE COURSE FOR SPAIN
Your TEFL course or teaching qualification may give you the credentials to teach abroad, but preparing yourself for the impending cultural change is a whole new ball game. Before you arrive in Spain, having a solid understanding of the culture will help you in many ways. You will find it easier to navigate social situations, make friends, perform better at work, and transition into local life.
ongoing in-country support
All successful applicants will spend 10 unforgettable weeksin the Spanish province of Catalonia
want to learn more?
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how it works?
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to complete, a video interview, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Spain.
Apply now and schedule your interview.
If your interview is successful you will then need to provide documents.
Congrats on passing the interview stage; now it’s time to book your flight tickets.
outside the class room
By living with a local family rather than other travellers, you have a real opportunity to get an authentic, first-hand cultural experience when outside of the classroom.
Living with a host family provides support in a safe environment and gives everyone the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills. You’ll help the whole family learn and practice English in the relaxing, low pressured atmosphere of the family home!
Your teaching experience
You will take on the role of teaching assistant, working in teams of teachers to improve the conversational level of each student. Following a curriculum will help you to draw up lesson plans. But there is plenty of space to infuse your own creativity into the lessons.
Why not teach your students about the country and culture you come from? Or teach English through song and games. Placements vary from Spanish infant, primary, secondary, and technical colleges in Catalonia. Teachers can usually expect to teach children from early ages to 18. Your week typically runs on weekdays, with 20 hours of classroom time. This allows plenty of time for lesson planning and any extracurricular activities.
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Questions and Answers
How much spending money do I need to bring?
Please budget to have enough spending money to cover your basic living expenses and for socialising.
Remember that your housing, utilities, WiFi and transport to school are provided, bringing savings of €250 – €350 per month will give you a comfortable lifestyle in Spain.
What's included in my TEFL training?
In your internship package, you will have 3 courses included:
– 120 hour Accredite TEFL course
– 30 hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist Course
– Teaching English through Mindfulness & Yoga to Children Course
Combining these courses will help you to feel confident from the moment you step into the Spanish classroom.
Can I stay longer in Spain?
This depends on your nationality. If you wanted to stay in Spain on a more full time basis you will need to obtain Spanish residency and the correct legal paperwork to do so. If you are EU passport holder there is no obstacles and after the internship is finished you might try finding more permanent job now that you will be an experienced teacher.
YOUR GUIDE TO SPAIN
Discover the beautiful beaches and region of Catalonia in your adventure to teach English in Spain. Download our free Guide to Spain today for all the info you need about our Spain TEFL internship and how to teach English in Spain.