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Overview

With teaching placements throughout Catalonia, this teaching English in Spain is an increíble adventure unlike any other.

Teachers in Catalonia – the beautiful northeast of Spain – are able to visit the spectacular beaches of the Costa Dorada, Costa Barcelona and Costa Brava, as well as the nightlife of Barcelona or Terrassa.

Not to mention sampling the local cuisine (such as ‘pa amb tomàquet’, i.e. bread with tomato) in some of the best restaurants in the world.

Meanwhile, a visit to Valencia would be incomplete without stopping off in El Carmen, the old town; this area is home to the cathedral, art deco food market, ceramics museum and full of small bars, tapas joints and clubs.

We’ll make sure you’re ready to start your exciting placement in Spain, and fully prepared for your adventures as a TEFL teacher.

As part of this program, you’ll get our 120 hour Advanced TEFL certificate, micro credentials in Teaching Young Learners and Mindfulness and Yoga for Early Educators, plus an in-depth Spanish culture online course. Maximize your teaching skills with this distance learning bonus course.

These courses have been created to provide you with real, comprehensive knowledge of everything you need to become a confident, influential TEFL teacher and understand the fundamentals of teaching English through language immersion.

Fully Inclusive Programme

  • 150 hour online TEFL training
  • Local school orientation
  • Rent-free family homestay
  • Spanish culture course
  • 80-89 day teaching placement
  • Ongoing & emergency support

Your Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Getting there

On arrival, either your host family or school liaison will pick you up and take you to your new home (or you may travel by public transport and your host family will meet you at the station).

Day 2

School Orientation

Beyond delightful icebreakers, local school induction is your chance to get the real inside scoop on teaching in Spain from the experts!

Your school liaison will review your teaching schedule, uncover the do’s and dont’s of the local culture and placement, and nail down transport and logistics.

Get to know your fellow teachers, daydream weekend trips to take, and start your experience in Spain with a full heart and mind.

Day 3-89

Your teaching experience

It’s time to get into the classroom! You’ll be confident after already completing 150 hours of online TEFL training.

You’ll be teaching students ranging in age from young learners to eighteen with mixed English ability, giving you an incredible first-time teaching experience.

Your work week will vary according to your schedule of school classes, around 20 hours total of work — leaving plenty of time for lesson planning and some hours dedicated to helping your host family learn English.

Your goal will be focused on conversational English practice, helping your eager students to feel confident as they develop their skills. You’ll also be a proud ambassador for your home country, sharing your language and culture is a big part of this placement both at school and with your Spanish host family.

You’ll be able to ask advice from local teaching colleagues but don’t forget to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, this is your chance to shine.

On days off and with newfound friends, will have a long list of sightseeing and travel plans. Your host family will help you to discover all the best bits of of Catalonia that you won’t find in guidebook.

Prepare to check off a few amazing bucket list items!

Day 90

After your placement

Congratulations, you did it! Make sure to celebrate this achievement. It’s time to decide if you’d like to see more of Europe, traveling or teaching (or both).

The possibilities are endless for you now as a confident and experienced TEFL teacher.

Essential information about this trip

3 month long teaching placement
Family homestay accommodation
€100 completion bonus
Teach in Spanish schools
150 hour TEFL certificate (included)
Spanish Culture Course In-depth cultural awareness for ESL teachers
Airport pick up and transfers
3 meals per day
Local school orientation
Weekends & public holidays off
Ongoing in-country support
What you need:
Aged between 20 – 30
Native English speaker
Have a passport from USA, Canada, South Africa, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand
Completed High School
TEFL qualified (included)
Enthusiasm for working with children
To be adaptable and able to socialize and interact with people
A desire to live in a foreign country and make the most of the experience
What’s not required:
Any teaching experience
To speak any other languages
International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc
Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa
Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

Locations

After you settle in, you will spend 3 months teaching in stunning Spain. Locations are: in urban and rural areas of Catalonia including Girona, Tarragona and Barcelona.

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    How it works

    Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

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    Cultural excursions

    Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked. We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL teachers in Spain towards the top!

    Neighborhood

    Wander through Mercat de Segona Ma, Brocante i Col-leccionisme de Celra Flea Market. Don’t leave Spain without your very own locally-made leather bag.

    Food

    Try the classic Catalan dish, Pa amb tomàquet—a wide-sliced toasted country bread rubbed with tomatoes and olive oil (Tip: try it with garlic).

    Activity

    Hiking! From easy walks through villages and on scenic beaches to long-distance mountain climbing treks—be sure to include Montserrat on your bucket list.

    Questions and Answers

    How much spending money do I need to bring?

    You should budget to have enough spending money to cover your basic living expenses and for socializing.

    Since your housing, utilities, WiFi and transport to school are provided, bringing savings of €250 – €350 per month will give you a comfortable lifestyle.

    What's included in my TEFL training?

    You will complete three elements in your TEFL training:

    – 120 hour Advanced online TEFL course
    – 30 hour Teaching Young Learners micro credential
    – On-Demand Video Mindfulness & Yoga for Early Educators course

    Also included is a short Spanish culture course (online) designed for teachers abroad.

    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.

    How do I get my completion bonus?

    All qualifying participants will receive their bonus from Premier TEFL after their placement has been successfully completed.

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