At a Glance: Teaching English in Spain
Famous for the sun-drenched beaches of Malaga and Huelva, the unique architecture of Barcelona and Madrid, and a penchant for a good time, Spain is a perfect choice for ESL teachers who like excitement, history, and the beach. The ESL market in Spain is not as expansive as in other countries; however, those who do land a position will be sure to enjoy their stay.
|Monthly Salary*:||1,000 - 1,500 EUR|
|Health Care:||Supplementary healthcare recommended|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||18 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September/October|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 6 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||10 - 25 EUR|
|Income Tax††:||15 - 28%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 3.50 EUR|
As of 06-18-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.74 EUR
1.00 EUR = 1.36 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||Employer sometimes sponsors|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma, or Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Difficult for non-EU citizens; employer must be willing to sponsor a work visa; candidates encouraged to apply in person|
Other Western Europe Countries:
Long sandy beaches, historic sites, and paella are a few of the wonderful experiences awaiting you in Spain. EU passport holders will have a relatively easy time finding jobs once they are in the country.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Spain and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.