At a Glance: Teaching English in Spain
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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.

Living and Teaching in Spain
Spain: At a Glance
Spain: Living in Spain
Spain: Teaching ESL in Spain
Spain: Financial Snapshot
Monthly Salary*:
900 - 1,500 EUR
1,300 - 2,170 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
15 - 20 EUR
21.75 - 29.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 19 - 24%
Ability to Save per year: 300 - 3,650 CAD
Airfare: Never included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 15 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): September/October or January
Application Timeline: 1 - 6 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
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:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

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 Job 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 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

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.