About the 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 in Catalonia and Valencia.
Our TEFL interns in Catalonia can soak up the sun along the world-famous golden coast. Visit the hometown of Salvador Dali and fiesta into the night in Barcelona or Terrassa.
And get ready to consume the best food of your life. Why not take a trip to the Mercat de la Boqueria and get lost among the sea of food restaurants.
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 into 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.
With spots for 30 teaching interns, competition can be tough. But with our 120 hours online TEFL training you’ll stand out from the crowd and boost your chances at living La Vida Española.
This internship is ideal for first-time teachers as we provide you with extensive training to become a confident and effective teacher in the classroom.
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.
Make your resume stand out with our Spain internship
9 Months Placement
Monthly allowance €600-€700
120 - Hour Premier TEFL Course
Full orientation upon arrival
24/7 in-country support
All successful applicants will spend 6-9 unforgettable months in the Spanish provinces of:
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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 will be in schools with age-groups ranging from infant up to secondary school. Interns can expect to be teaching children between the ages of 3 and 16, with your daily lessons a mix of various age-groups.
A typical school week runs Monday-Friday with an average of 25 hours of classroom time. The remaining 10 hours will be dedicated to lesson planning and grading.
Hear from our past interns
As an avid reader from a young age, I have always been interested in other cultures and customs that I’ve read about in novels and history books. When I started University, there were so many opportunities to travel on historic trips with my classmates and friends to places such as Anne Frank’s Attic in Amsterdam, the Berlin Wall, and Krakow’s Old Town.
Best Things To Do in Spain
Whether you’re looking to dance the night away on the beach or feast on delectable Tapas, Spain is the place to go. With so many amazing experiences to have in Spain, it can be hard to narrow down the top things to do in Spain. That is why we have put together a list of the best things to do in Spain.
A Great Place to Start
The idea of teaching English abroad is all romance and adventure. But the reality can be a lot more daunting. If you are looking for a smooth introduction to teaching English abroad or even to a new TEFL destination, you should strongly consider the TEFL Institute of Ireland’s Paid Internship Programme. Here is why:
How it works
Outside the classroom
By living with a local family rather than other travelers, 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!
Host family accommodation removes a considerable amount of financial pressure when living and working abroad.
Meals, laundry, internet and transport to and from the school are all covered, leaving you free to spend your monthly allowance of €600 as you wish!
This one-of-a-kind paid internship with The TEFL Institute gives you much more than a chance to see Spain and become a competent TEFL teacher.
You’ll gain a real understanding of the Spanish language, culture and way of life, make long-lasting friendships and develop invaluable life skills you can take with you, no matter what your future holds.
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