Paid TEFL Spain Internship

Join the masses and teach English in Spain! The crown jewel of English teaching jobs in Europe, Spain is a highly developed region with a great education system for EFL teachers.

It’s worldly culture and natural splendor—not to mention ample sunshine—make it one of the most desirable destinations to teach abroad.

What’s more, there’s a slice of Spanish paradise prepared just how you like it: hot, urban, rural, historic, modern.

Surround yourself with the second most spoken mother tongue (because it’s even MORE fun when language learning goes both ways) and TEFL in Spain today!

Spain Internship

Start: September

9 Months

Offers End: July 25

£739.00 £519.50

What’s up for grabs?

Monthly allowance of €315 (US$355/£275)

Accommodation with a Spanish host family

120 hours of TEFL training

Meals, laundry, internet & transport

150 hour Spanish university accredited teacher training course

More TEFL job assistance after your teaching adventure!

70+ page Grammar eBook

Access to the Spanish Public Healthcare System

Airport pick-up & transfers

24/7 in-country support

Full welcome orientation

Ongoing in-country support

Apply if you are:

  • Aged between 20 – 30
  • Completed high school
  • TEFL qualified (included)
You'll Need
  • EU citizenship or passport from the following countries who are eligible to apply for a student visa from their local Spanish Embassy: USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
  • 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

Accredited Courses

Hear from our past interns

Discover if teaching English in Spain is for you with the help of Jamie’s story. He was inspired to have a truly authentic experience that included featuring in the Castells team.

How it works

  • Apply

  • Interview

  • Documents

  • Go to Spain!

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.
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.

Your Teaching Experience

Your arrival orientation is jam-packed with fun ice-breakers, education workshops, presentations, plus plenty of time to socialize with fellow TEFL interns in Spain.

With the help of local knowledge, professional support, and 24/7 guidance, you’ll brush up on cultural do’s and don’ts and get to know your new host family before hitting the classroom.

Your primary role as an assistant language teacher is to improve students’ conversational English, but expect your duties to vary—you might co-teach, lead an entire class on your own, give presentations on your own culture and customs, and/or work with smaller student groups.

Placements are in Catalonia including Barcelona and Valencia at reputable schools, and your students’ ages will vary from young learners to 18.

Expect to teach 25 hours weekly between Monday-Friday. Be prepared to complete an additional internship project specific to your host family, too!

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 interns in Spain towards the top!


Visit both Madrid & Barcelona while teaching in Spain. The art, food, architecture, and vibes vary significantly between these two powerhouse Spanish cities!


Catalan food is simple, healthy, and delicious. Gain a new appreciation for saffron and olive oil, and don't leave without throwing yourself a paella party.


You can time travel (thanks, time zones!) AND score a new passport stamp in Portugal when you ride Limite Zero, the only international zipline in the world.



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 €315 as you wish!

This one-of-a-kind paid internship with Premier TEFL 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.

€315 Per Month

Getting there

On your arrival, you’ll be picked up at Barcelona airport (BCN) and spend an action-packed two days at your welcome orientation before being transferred to your local host family.

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After you settle in, you will then spend the next nine months gaining hands-on teaching experience in the stunning regions of

  • Catalonia including Barcelona
  • Valencia region


Practice a few Spanish phrases, learn about food and culture, plus get tips for moving to Spain as an English teacher that you won’t find in any guide book.
Join Today’s Tour

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)

  • Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc.

  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record

  • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa

  • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement

  • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

  • Deposit: Upon acceptance, students must pay a €150 deposit which is refunded once they have completed the internship

Find everything you need to know about the Spain internship inside our free guide!

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