TEFL in Ibiza / TESOL in Ibiza
Our TEFL training center in Ibiza is accommodated in a downtown language school.
The classrooms feature large windows in air-conditioned spaces. Besides a small resource library, students have access to a copy machine, computers with internet and audio-visual equipment.
The students for teaching practice are locals and tourists in Ibiza.
The 120-Hour TESOL Certification in Ibiza is the same quality course you would experience in other ITTI centers throughout the world.
The program TEFL in Ibiza includes job-placement support not only for all of Spain but also for other parts of the world.
The school will further assist those students who want to take advantage of the visa option and support them in completing the paperwork.
The TEFL training center in Ibiza welcomes its graduates even after they have left and landed a job in Ibiza if they wish to prepare their classes in the library of the school.
120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL TRAINING
(100% on-site training)
Total course fee: $2000
- • Deposit: $500 (due at registration)
- • Balance payment: $1,500 (due 30 days before the first day of the course)
Dates in 2017
- • 5 June – 30 June
- • 3 J uly – 28 July
- • 31 July – 25 August
- • 4 September – 29 September
- • 2 October – 27 October
Like many countries in the world, Spain shares the increasing demand for English teachers. Whether you have a few years of teaching experience under your belt, or are considering teaching abroad for the first time, here you will find all the information you need to teach in Spain successfully.
Some Facts about Spain
Peak Hiring Times: September and January
Average Monthly Salary: 700-1,400 Euros
Average Cost of Living: 1,000-1,300 Euros
Save or Break Even? Break even
Work Visa: Employer-sponsored.
Private Language Schools
Language schools can be found in all major cities and are one of the safest places to start searching for a job. International House and The British Council are the main players in big cities and offer secure, well-paid, and well-supported positions. You will usually need a bit of experience (approx. two years) to get your foot in the door at these, but once in your career is pretty much taken care of.
The Spanish government runs a program called the North American Language and Culture Assistants exchange program, which places teaching assistants in public schools throughout Spain. Teachers are given a monthly stipend of 700 Euros and typically teach 15 to 20 hours a week. While it’s not an absolute requirement, it’s generally recommended that teachers in this program have a strong command of the Spanish language.
Another option is to simply show up in Spain and begin searching for people to give private lessons to. This requires a lot of time and patience, not to mention a physical space (like an apartment) to give classes in.
Advertise on local sites such as Gumtree or Craigslist, post flyers on notice boards (hugely popular in Spain) and head to the local universities to advertise your services. Many workers in Spain have their classes subsidized by their employer and require an invoice for a class. Working in a private capacity makes this inherently difficult, as you need to register with the government. You basically have to find a few students who simply want conversational practice.
Private lessons range from 14-25 Euros an hour, depending on experience.
When and Where to Look for Jobs:
There are plenty of opportunities to teach English in Spain, from large culturally-steeped cities like Madrid and Valencia, to smaller cities like Asturias or Andalucia. Spain, for both the newly qualified or veteran TEFL teacher, is an amazing place to live and work. Finding a job in this part of the world is pretty straightforward, too!
Due to Spain’s high demand for English learning, it’s not surprising that there are language schools, private academies and locally funded education programs. The first step in going about finding a teaching job in Spain is to consider what kind of experience you want.
If you want a totally immersive experience (with the view to learning Spanish quickly) start looking at the smaller academies or language schools in lesser-known regions like Asturias, Extremadura, and Galicia. You’ll still be able to find well-paying jobs in these places.
If you want more of a cosmopolitan vibe and plenty to do when you’re not teaching, places like Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Barcelona are good places to look for a teaching job. While the costs of living in these places are higher, the opportunities are vast.
Tips for Finding a Job
Perhaps the best way to find a really good TEFL job in Spain is to take your time and plan accordingly. Start the search months in advance of the peak hiring season in September/October and get researching, networking and asking lots of questions.
You might also want to visit Spain before you commit to a move. Seeing it on the ground, assessing cities and towns in person and being able to walk into a school before taking up a job there makes searching and finding a decent position that much easier.
Are you ready to do this? Make sure you’ve got enough savings to support you while looking. 1,000 Euros should be sufficient enough cover for a month in a major city, and even longer in more rural areas.
For a small island Ibiza has plenty to show you during your TEFL course; beautiful beaches, enchanting countryside, history and culture. Inland you will find beautiful, white-washed villages, each with their own ancient church. Explore the narrow lanes, browse the local shops and then, perhaps, enjoy a lazy lunch on a shady terrace.
Founded by Cathaginians in 654 B.C., Ibiza is one of the earliest European settlements. The Carthaginians were merchants and traders, and Ibiza became a very important trading center. The most important of the goods traded was “White Gold” – Salt. The Salinas, which were constructed by the Carthaginians, are still used today to win salt from sea water, by a process of evaporation.
One of the few relics of the Dark Ages is the underground Chapel at Santa Ines. During that time, Ibiza was invaded by the Vandals, Barbarian and the Byzantines—all leaving their footprints on the island. Ibiza was conquered by the Catalans in 1235. Legend says that the strongly fortified citadel was only captured through treachery: the brother of the ruling sheik revealed the secret underground entrance to the town to the besieging Catalan forces. You can still see this secret passage in the Calle de San Ciriaco in Dalt Vila.
Ibiza is also a popular tourist destination due to its legendary, and at times riotous, nightlife centered around two areas: Ibiza Town, the island’s capital on the southern shore, and Sant Antoni to the West. Famous nightclubs are Privilege, Amnesia, Space, Pacha, Eden, Es Paradís, Underground, Sankeys and DC10.
During the summer, the top producers and DJs in dance come to the island and play at the various clubs, in between touring to other international destinations. Some of the most famous DJs run their own weekly nights around the island. Many of these DJs use Ibiza as an outlet for presenting new songs within the house, trance and techno genres of electronic dance music.
The summer season and the first really warm beach days begin in May with beautiful, clear, sunny days and temperatures in the mid-twenties. There is very little rainfall between June and September. In August and September the temperature rises to over 30º C. With water temperatures of 25º – 27º C, beach babes are in their element!
May, June and September – During the evening you’ll need a jersey, sweatshirt or light jacket, especially for windy days.
July and August – Now it’s really hot, so you’ll only have to pack beachwear like t-shirts and shorts for the day and loose fitting tops for the evening. Thin cotton trousers are popular with the locals.
October – Better to bring a couple of warm jerseys and a jacket as there may be some rainy and windy days, when the temperatures go down to 17º C.
Ibiza has a remarkably mild climate – even in winter the temperature rarely drops under 0º C. From November to April the average daytime temperature is about 15º C; however, when the sun comes out, it can rapidly climb to 25º C.
It does rain – but as a general rule of thumb, it only rains for 3 days at a time (at least that’s what locals told us). The rest of the time, the sun shines down from a clear, blue sky.
Although not thought of as an all-year-round destination – Ibiza will surprise you. Yes, summer is for partying, spending warm evenings under star-filled skies, swimming in the crystal clear sea and living life on the beach. In November Ibiza changes and settles down to more peaceful times. Winter sunshine becomes a refreshing change to the summer heat, brisk walks on deserted beaches replace cooling dips, and the flower-filled countryside is a dramatic change from the dryness of summer.