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  • I just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks. The program was great. It was intense but I got a lot of teaching practice. I absolutely love teaching. I really only did the course because I wasn't sure what else to do with myself (job hunt? grad school? etc.) It turned out to be exactly what I want to do with my life. I plan to go abroad in January at the start of the new semester and teach wherever I can find a job... It was a pleasure being involved with Language Corps.

    Janelle

    Spain

    LanguageCorps Programs in Spain

    Spain is a country of contrasts - its historic cities are drenched in the atmosphere of the past, but well equipped to meet modern needs as well. The countryside is infinitely varied, from the 'Green Spain' of the rugged Atlantic coast to the parched plains of Castile and La Mancha.

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in Spain:

    • TESOL Certification - Barcelona, Spain
    • CELTA Certification - Seville, Spain

    Both programs include a four-week training course that includes 140 hours of classroom time and, the most important part of any quality TESOL certificate course, 6+ hours of Observed Teaching Practice.

    Barcelona

    Barcelona participants receive a certificate designed for those with or without previous teaching experience. The intensive training program includes instruction from experienced trainers, classroom observation of professional teachers, and teaching practice with language learners. Participants learn how to lead classes using the communicative approach, teaching students to use real-world language for real-world situations. Upon graduation, you will be able to teach ESL/EFL classes of different levels, feel comfortable choosing the right material to teach a given class, and complement your classes with audio-visual aids.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Barcelona, Spain is US$1,595

    Accommodations are available in shared apartments near the Training Center for an additional cost of €450 (approximately $500).

    * Approximately - the program fee includes a deposit of US$500, plus the tuition balance of 980 Euros, which has a fluctuating exchange rate.

    Seville

    Seville participants receive the prestigious University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) certificate. The CELTA course is an intensive training program that includes teaching practice with real language learners, classroom observation of experienced teachers, and several written assignments. The course is designed for candidates with no previous English teaching experience, but is also suitable for those who have some experience but no formal training in the TESOL field.

    The CELTA Certification Program Fee in Seville, Spain is US$1,995

    Accommodations are available in shared apartments near the Training Center for an additional cost of €440 (approximately US$500).

    * Approximately - the program fee includes a deposit of US$500, plus the tuition balance of 1307 Euros, which has a fluctuating exchange rate . There is an additional fee of 25 Euros for books and materials due on the first day of class.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    Are you ready to teach English in Spain? Email, call, or write us for more information - or apply now. Learn. Teach. Explore. Travel. Give Back. Get paid to teach English in Spain.

  • Spain Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • I just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks. The program was great. It was intense but I got a lot of teaching practice. I absolutely love teaching. I really only did the course because I wasn't sure what else to do with myself (job hunt? grad school? etc.) It turned out to be exactly what I want to do with my life. I plan to go abroad in January at the start of the new semester and teach wherever I can find a job... It was a pleasure being involved with Language Corps.

    Janelle

    Spain

    Country Overview

    Seville is the capital of Andalusia, the largest city in Southern Spain, and the home of such famed operatic characters as Carmen, Figaro, and Don Juan.

    Renowned throughout Spain for the vitality, humor, and joie de vivre of her inhabitants, Seville is famed for colorful festivals, vibrant cafe culture, and theatrical riches. The weeklong spring festival, the Feria de Abril, is not to be missed. Food and drink, music and dancing, parades of mounted gentlemen and beautiful dancers, all flow day and night from the customary field of tented pavilions.

    Legends of Hercules' local exploits aside, ancient Seville was founded when the Guadalquivir River shifted away from the nearby Roman city Italica (the ruins of which are not to be missed). Known as Hispalis during the Roman Empire and Isbiliya under the Moors, Seville's past remains present in abundance. From the flower-decked Santa Cruz quarter to the La Maestranza bullring, Seville's graceful blending of Moorish, Gothic, and Renaissance styles defines Mediterranean elegance.

    Our Training Center in Seville is centrally located in a traditional and lively neighborhood. From the rooftop terrace, trainees have a beautiful view of the world-famous Sevilla Cathedral and Giralda tower -- a mere 100 meters away! The Center is also equipped with large, modern classrooms and quiet lesson-planning offices.

    Barcelona, Catalonia's capital, sparkles with vibrant colors and intense energy. Home to some of the most visionary artists of the modern era, Barcelona inspired Picasso's Cubism and Dali's Surrealism, and the unique Catalan perspective has had a dramatic impact on the way we perceive the world today.

    Thanks to its location on the Mediterranean, Barcelona enjoys a pleasant climate year-round with mild winters and hot sunny summers with a refreshing sea breeze. Outdoor activities, from swimming in the Mediterranean to skiing in the Pyrenees, are popular and easily accessible.

    Our Training Center in Barcelona is on \"La Rambla de Catalunya.\" This central boulevard is easily one of the most emblematic of Barcelona -- full of restaurants, museums and surrounded by centuries of glorious architecture. The Center itself has ten classrooms, a lovely terrace, and is equipped with all the comforts of home.

  • Things are going well here in Barcelona- I'm working at a language academy and teaching English to children, and also teaching some private classes on the side. Really enjoying this city, and starting to learn Catalan as well! I LOVED the TESOL course- the teaching preparation was amazing, and we had an awesome group of people in the class as well. I felt like I was truly prepared to teach, and had a solid foundation to work with. So, all in all, I would say things have turned out very, very well. Thank you again for all of your help and support - I truly appreciate it!!

    Shannon

    Spain (Barcelona)

    Job Prospects & Pay

    Most of our trainees have had very good luck in securing employment in Spain. Some new Teachers go to Madrid initially, to get teaching experience, some secure positions in Seville or Barcelona, and others go to smaller cities in Spain. During the training program you will be given the names of schools to contact, and the staff will also help you with resume and interview preparation. If you are diligent and open to a variety of locations you should be able to locate work in no time.

    The average EFL teacher's salary in Spain is about 900 - 1,300 euros a month. This varies depending upon location, what type of school or company you work for, and the number of hours worked.

  • Things are going well here in Barcelona- I'm working at a language academy and teaching English to children, and also teaching some private classes on the side. Really enjoying this city, and starting to learn Catalan as well! I LOVED the TESOL course- the teaching preparation was amazing, and we had an awesome group of people in the class as well. I felt like I was truly prepared to teach, and had a solid foundation to work with. So, all in all, I would say things have turned out very, very well. Thank you again for all of your help and support - I truly appreciate it!!

    Shannon

    Spain (Barcelona)

    Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    The Sevillans claim that they invented tapas, and there is no better city on earth to enjoy this quintessentially Spanish style of dining.

    Barcelona is equally famed for its nightlife. At times it seems that there are more clubs, cafés and bars here than anywhere else in the world. Dinner only really begins to be served after 9pm and the choice and range of cuisine is excellent. Afterwards you can pick from a thousand near perfect bars tucked away in the Gothic Quarter, trendy cafes in the Eixample district and open-air nightclubs in the Tibidabo Hills.

    There are supermarkets near both Training Centers, and the flats are equipped with kitchens - with basic cooking utensils, stoves, and refrigerators.

    Participants are responsible for their own meals.

    Dress in Spain is typical for a Western country. When teaching, be sure to adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. "Business Casual" is a safe bet.

    Housing & Communication

    In Barcelona and Seville, accommodations can be arranged in a shared apartment during the training program.

    The apartments are shared with fellow trainees, local residents, and/or students from other schools. You will have your own bedroom, a shared bathroom and kitchen, and access to laundry facilities. The apartments are comfortable and simply furnished. Kitchens are equipped with basic cooking utensils, stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, blankets, and sheets.

    After training, you will most likely rent a room in an apartment or house with other students or Spaniards. A nice room in a nice area of Seville is about €200 per month. Madrid and Barcelona are slightly more expensive. Some schools will provide a room for you, either shared or single (usually in an apartment with other teachers) and provide you with a monthly stipend.

  • I just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks. The program was great. It was intense but I got a lot of teaching practice. I absolutely love teaching. I really only did the course because I wasn't sure what else to do with myself (job hunt? grad school? etc.) It turned out to be exactly what I want to do with my life. I plan to go abroad in January at the start of the new semester and teach wherever I can find a job... It was a pleasure being involved with Language Corps.

    Janelle

    Spain

    Excursions

    There is stiff competition in the contest for grandest cathedral in Seville, but few would deny that the winner is La Giralda. A transformed and reconstructed Moorish mosque, La Giralda's wonderful ornamentation entertains few real rivals.

    Seville's wealth of architectural marvels stems from her monopoly on the incredibly lucrative Spanish-American trade from 1501 to 1720. In Seville you will discover Alcázar, a reclaimed Moorish castle from which the exploration-of and trade-with America was organized; the Biblioteca Columbina, where the original documents recording the discovery of America are stored; and the heartbreakingly lovely Maria Luisa Park.

    Barcelona, situated between the blue waters of the Mediterranean and the Tibidabo hills, is on the doorstep of the great playgrounds and vacation retreats of Europe. The Balearic Islands are to the east; the Costa Brava (Wild Coast) and Pyrenees to the north; the Penedes wine region to the west; and the Roman city of Tarragona, the monastery at Montserrat and the beautiful resort town of Sitges are to the south.

    Within Barcelona itself lies the bohemian Gothic quarter, a tangled mix of plazas both grand and undiscovered. Art nouveau storefronts, baby flea markets, musty and classy antique shops and balconies with jungles of greenery surging behind wrought iron bars layer around the centrepiece of the Gothic Quarter: the colossal cathedral. Construction of the cathedral, a fine example of Catalan Gothic style, was started in 1300 and completed 600 years later. The Picasso Museum, far and away the best collection of Picasso's work in Spain, is nearby.

  • I just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks. The program was great. It was intense but I got a lot of teaching practice. I absolutely love teaching. I really only did the course because I wasn't sure what else to do with myself (job hunt? grad school? etc.) It turned out to be exactly what I want to do with my life. I plan to go abroad in January at the start of the new semester and teach wherever I can find a job... It was a pleasure being involved with Language Corps.

    Janelle

    Spain

    Travel Resources

    We're still working on getting these up, but check back soon or email us at info@languagecorps.com and we will send you some.

  • Things are going well here in Barcelona- I'm working at a language academy and teaching English to children, and also teaching some private classes on the side. Really enjoying this city, and starting to learn Catalan as well! I LOVED the TESOL course- the teaching preparation was amazing, and we had an awesome group of people in the class as well. I felt like I was truly prepared to teach, and had a solid foundation to work with. So, all in all, I would say things have turned out very, very well. Thank you again for all of your help and support - I truly appreciate it!!

    Shannon

    Spain (Barcelona)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Life as a Teacher

    What about work visas?

    Visa requirements vary widely by location. In many countries, participants enter on a tourist visa and the hiring school will help sponsor a work visa after being hired. In Ecuador, a Cultural Exchange visa is typically obtained, which is unique to that country. The training center or your hiring school will assist with that process. In Asian countries, work visas are commonly obtained. In Costa Rica, most schools do not want to go through the bureaucratic, lengthy process to obtain a work visa, so the common practice is for teachers to do a "border run", or leave the country for 72 hours every 90 days in order to stay there legally. Most people there look forward to their border runs as a travel opportunity!

    Many schools in the Czech Republic and Russia will sponsor their teachers for a work visa. However, it is difficult for non EU citizens to obtain work visas elsewhere in Europe. Most schools do not want to go to the trouble to obtain them, as it is a lengthy process, and in fact, if a school sponsors you for a work visa, you would typically need to fly back to the U.S. and go to a consulate here to get the visa, and then return to Europe. Most people do not want to go through the hassle and expense of doing that. The common practice is for schools to hire non EU citizens for "cash-in-hand" positions, and most people just overstay their 90 day tourist visas. Many non EU citizens are in Europe teaching, and being a native English speaker along with a TESOL certificate (after you complete the four week course), makes you quite marketable.

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$1395-2295. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$2345-2995 depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$2595-2695 for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

    How does LanguageCorps help me find a teaching assignment?

    During your in-country training program, the local staff will begin working with you to develop a CV and contact schools. For TESOL Certification and TESOL Plus Program participants, you will be given job search assistance and the names of schools to contact. In all locations, job placements for those who are serious and flexible have been very successful.

    For Online course participants, centralized placement support can assist you in determining the overseas location that best meets your goals and qualifications and you will have access to our world-wide directory of more than 8,000 ESL schools.

    Given the high caliber reputation of our LanguageCorps teachers, our staff's knowledge of and experience with local EFL teaching opportunities and our focus on job placement, we are confident that by the time you complete your certification / orientation or soon thereafter you will have received at least one, and usually more than one, offer(s) for a paid EFL teaching assignment. Our staff can also assist with the oftentimes complicated contract negotiations, to ensure our teachers receive the maximum benefits and pay they are qualified for.

    Sometimes a teacher will work in two or more part-time positions instead of one full-time position, or may elect to supplement their primary job with side work such as tutoring.

    LanguageCorps does not offer guaranteed job placement, however, our participants have been very successful with job placement in all locations.

  • Things are going well here in Barcelona- I'm working at a language academy and teaching English to children, and also teaching some private classes on the side. Really enjoying this city, and starting to learn Catalan as well! I LOVED the TESOL course- the teaching preparation was amazing, and we had an awesome group of people in the class as well. I felt like I was truly prepared to teach, and had a solid foundation to work with. So, all in all, I would say things have turned out very, very well. Thank you again for all of your help and support - I truly appreciate it!!

    Shannon

    Spain (Barcelona)

    TESOL Certification Program, Spain

    Barcelona participants receive a certificate designed for those with or without previous teaching experience. The intensive training program includes instruction from experienced trainers, classroom observation of professional teachers, and teaching practice with language learners. Participants learn how to lead classes using the communicative approach, teaching students to use real-world language for real-world situations. Upon graduation, you will be able to teach ESL/EFL classes of different levels, feel comfortable choosing the right material to teach a given class, and complement your classes with audio-visual aids.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Spain is US$1,595

    Accommodations are available in shared apartments near the Training Center for an additional cost of €450 (approximately $500).

    * Approximately - the program fee includes a deposit of US$500, plus the tuition balance of 980 Euros, which has a fluctuating exchange rate.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • Things are going well here in Barcelona- I'm working at a language academy and teaching English to children, and also teaching some private classes on the side. Really enjoying this city, and starting to learn Catalan as well! I LOVED the TESOL course- the teaching preparation was amazing, and we had an awesome group of people in the class as well. I felt like I was truly prepared to teach, and had a solid foundation to work with. So, all in all, I would say things have turned out very, very well. Thank you again for all of your help and support - I truly appreciate it!!

    Shannon

    Spain (Barcelona)

    CELTA Certification Program, Spain

    Seville participants receive the prestigious University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) certificate. The CELTA course is an intensive training program that includes teaching practice with real language learners, classroom observation of experienced teachers, and several written assignments. The course is designed for candidates with no previous English teaching experience, but is also suitable for those who have some experience but no formal training in the TESOL field.

    The CELTA Certification Program Fee in Spain is US$1,995

    Accommodations are available in shared apartments near the Training Center for an additional cost of €440 (approximately US$500).

    * Approximately - the program fee includes a deposit of US$500, plus the tuition balance of 1307 Euros, which has a fluctuating exchange rate . There is an additional fee of 25 Euros for books and materials due on the first day of class.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.