A perfect place for travelling and spending your holidays for a few months and the ideal gateway to improving your Spanish while teaching English. With amazing landscapes and wonderful cities you will discover a new brilliant atmosphere, Spain sets itself apart as a sunny TEFL paradise.
Demand for TEFL Teachers and Private Tutors

There is high demand for TEFL teachers in Spain; the biggest market for TEFL teachers is in the capital city Madrid as it is home to some of the biggest international businesses in the country.

Spain is becoming one of the better ranked countries in Europe for its level of spoken English language, with the north having the highest levels of English as well as cities like Madrid, Barcelona and the Canaries.


Castilian (International Spanish), Catalan, Basque, Galician

Travel and Professional Requirements for Teaching

Due to recent changes in the teaching field, currently you must have a TEFL or Advanced Cambridge certificate in order to teach in public or private schools in Spain as well as a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Non EU citizens require a Visa to work in Spain for a period of more than 90 days.

Average Salary

Depending on experience, in Spain a TEFL teacher can expect to earn between $1400 and $1600.

Cost of Living

Name of currency: Euro (1$=€0.93)
Essential Groceries Costs per week: <$20 Light and Heat Costs per month: $120 Public Transport Ticket Costs: A return bus ticket in a city may cost around $3 while Metro trips can be slightly more expensive.

Expected Teaching Contract

A teaching contract in Spain runs for between 9­10 months. Contracts will be mostly in public and private schools as well as larger corporations in cities like Madrid and Barcelona where you will be teaching business professionals in English. Summer camps are also quite popular for teaching English in.


Spain has a great atmosphere for soaking up the sunshine and relaxing in its charming cities and towns. The weather is its biggest draw, with southern regions and its eastern border being quite hot and dry. The North and West tend to be milder and wetter with cooler temperatures throughout the year.

Having Fun

For fun you can travel to the coastline for some fun out on the open water, learn a Spanish dance and take part in some fantastic summer festivals like La Tomatina. For some great food you can try paella, tortillas de patata and tapas with beer.