Teacher of EFL to Very Young Learners, Teens and Adults

Teacher of EFL to Very Young Learners, Teens and Adults
1,400.00 Euros/month
Start Date: 
Length of Contract: 
9 months
End Date: 
No of vacancies: 
Job Description: 

Unfortunately, due to local market and work permit restrictions we are only able to consider EU citizens for this position with competences in all four skills at CEF C2 IELTS 9.

IH Terrassa is looking for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys teaching the following profile of classes: young learners (from 6yrs old), teenagers and adults (both general and exam preparation). The successful candidate will hold the CELTA or equivalent. It is important that the candidate also have at least 2 year’s teaching experience showing proven ability with young learners or have successfully completed the IH CYLT course plus a year's experience. 

GROSS BASIC SALARY: €1,400.00 Paid each month into a Spanish bank account after deductions. There are further increments for more teaching experience and /or recognised qualifications beyond CELTA such as IHCYLT or DELTA.

The post is for 23 contact teaching hours, taught between Monday and Friday. Most of the groups are taught in our centre with some off-site groups in local primary and/or secondary schools. Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, the school may offer more contact teaching hours.

At the beginning of the contract there are two Induction Days prior to the start of the academic year. During these days there are seminars, sessions to familiarise new staff with the school, its systems, the syllabuses and course materials as well as giving time for lesson planning and getting to know colleagues.

There are no regular classes on Saturdays. Teaching timetables are usually quite compact with most teaching on-site taking place between 17.15h and 22.15h Monday to Thursday and between 15.30h and 21.00h on Fridays. Off-site YL teaching takes place over the lunchtime period or between 15.00h and 17.00h. Most students attend twice a week on either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs taking two x 90 min. classes. The Friday option of a double session is very popular with teens and adults doing exam preparation classes.


·         teaching 23 contact teaching hours

·         lesson planning and timetabling

·         materials preparation as part of lesson planning

·         attending meetings (see full details below)

·         setting, collecting and marking of homework and collating results

·         ongoing assessment of student progress

·         completing termly evaluations and writing up of comments/final reports

The school feels that good communication is essential and up to six hours a month can be timetabled meetings (in-service development sessions/ educational admin./parent-teacher interviews). As well as regular observations, peer observations and our in-service training programme for all staff, we also encourage staff to take part in seminars, attend local workshops and conferences. The school has a fully-dedicated Director of Studies supported by educational coordinators for YL and Exam Courses. IH Terrassa is an open Centre for Cambridge Assessment English Language exams and there is the opportunity for those with previous experience to train up as an examiner for YLE and both LMS and UMS exams.

Cover for absence and to enable teachers to see their peers in the classroom is provided by a system of timetabled standby. Teaching a standby class is paid extra if taught unless the teacher has fewer than the contracted hours in his timetable.

Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
Trinity TESOL, or
IH Certificate, or
other equivalent qualification
Other Qualifications Required: 
Young Learners
Additional Skills Preferred: 
Proven ability to teach Young Learners and IHCYLT
Degree required.
Date Posted
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 11:49
Flight Details: 
Maximum 75€ against receipt.
Holiday Pay Details: 
23/12/18 to 06/01/19 inclusive; 14/04 to 22/04/19 PLUS national & local holidays.Each full calendar month worked entitles the teacher to 2.5 days holiday pay on completion of the contractual period.
Accommodation Details: 
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Other Info:
The school is in the centre of town and is on three storeys with a garden patio behind. The building is air-conditioned and all the classrooms have a laptop, projector and eBeam.
Terrassa is a well connected city on the edge of the Sant Llorenç National Park just 40 minutes from Barcelona. Known internationally for its sporting personalities, human castles and jazz music, the city is mix of old and new, tradition and innovation. Terrassa is well connected to Barcelona and within easy reach of the ski slopes of Andorra and the beaches of the Costa Brava. If you enjoy walking the Vallparadís park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. There is also a good selection of restaurants and bars and several well-stocked local markets for those who prefer to experiment cooking their own "cuina catalana" . Catalan and Spanish are spoken by Terrassa's bilingual population. The city has a reputatation for integration and newcomers are guaranteed a warm welcome.