Young Learners EFL Teacher

Job details

As one of our teachers, you will be in charge of 11 classes (4 -10 students per class). Each class follows a textbook, which will provide you with the contents and resources you need to prepare your lessons. Most of your students are pre-school or primary aged children, with some teenaged classes. You will receive support undertaking your new responsibilities as a teacher. 

Main responsibilities: 

- Familiarise yourself with the language level of your students and set appropriate learning goals 

- Prepare and deliver lessons which lead to the achievement of these learning goals 

- Monitor student progress and keep records of assessment 

- Keep a record of student attendance 

- For students aged 11 years +, set and correct homework once a week 

- For lower primary classes, incorporate our Jolly Phonics reading programme into lessons frequently and systematically 

- For exam preparation classes, ensure the exam syllabus is fully covered and practised 

- Attend training workshops and actively participate in your development as a teacher e.g. consult us about doubts you have, experiment with new ways to resolve problems and take note of how successful they have been and why (not), share what you have learned with your fellow teachers. 

We employ a communicative methodology, yet traditional grammar explanations will also form part of teenagers' and adults' lessons, so a firm grasp of how to teach grammar explicitly will also be necessary. We highly value dynamic teachers who are able to combine effective language teaching with engaging and fun activities whilst developing a positive rapport with their students. 

Our teachers are given a textbook and teacher's book for each course they teach and they have access to extra resources like flashcards, realia, toys and games, photocopiable resource books, photocopiers, printers and arts and crafts materials. Each teacher has their own classroom with PC, speakers and projector, and has 24 hour access to the building. 

Classes are held from 4pm onwards, Monday to Friday - NO weekends. The contract involves a maximum of 23 teaching hours a week. There will also be 2 hours of weekly training sessions/meetings every Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon to ensure high standards and the smooth running of the school. 

All new teachers will receive lesson observations and other ongoing support to help them achieve success in their role, and there will also be the opportunity for external training, should the teacher wish. 

The school is located in a pretty, little town around an hour's drive from Cordoba. It's very authentically Andalusian so, if you're looking to make Spanish friends and improve your Spanish, Palma Del Rio is a good place to be. In contrast, if you're looking for a large expat community, this is probably not the place for you. You can expect to live quite cheaply here (by Spanish standards) and public transport takes you to Cordoba, Seville, Jaen and Cadiz should you wish to spend some time in a larger place at the weekend. 

Please note that this position is only available to candidates who have the right to work within the EU at the time of application and we are unable to assist with work permits and visas for citizens outwith the European Union. 

Recruitment procedure: 

1) Apply by sending a cover letter and updated CV to Maria Hardy (Director of Studies) at Please do not telephone the school in order to apply for this post. 

2) Due to the high volume of applications received, only applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted. Within 3 days you should receive an email to confirm that your application is being processed. 

3) Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a Skype or telephone interview. 

4) The successful candidate will be offered a contract upon receiving copies of their qualifications and 2 satisfactory references, one of which must be from their current / latest employer.