Teaching Jobs in Spain

The Ministry of Education of Spain with the departments of higher education in the universities coordinates the activities of state and private institutions and proposes the main lines of educational policy.
 
Basic education in Spain is free for all and it is extended till the age of 16, the legal age for starting work in Spain. The educational system also includes special education and vocational education to suit the needs of different students.
 
The general educational structure is:
 
  • Nursery and infant education(0 to 6 years)
  • Primary education(6 to 12 years)
  • Compulsory secondary education(12 to 16 years)
  • Post-compulsory secondary education includes baccalaureate and the middle grade of vocational training. 
 
One can have a myriad choices for teaching jobs in Spain. Spanish families hire English tutors on contract basis for educating themselves in English and the prospect of these jobs are developing with the global demand of English. One can even work as a governess on a summer or spring vacation helping a Spanish couple with their kid and simultaneously teaching the kid some English. Every year through BEST many two-parent, professional Spanish families host young women in their home for the benefit of cultural exchange. They also serve as English language model teacher for the children of the family. One can even work as a paid child-care teacher in a Spanish family. There would not be any shortage of teaching jobs in Spain if one seriously looks for them. 
 
One can work in a variety of teaching jobs in Spain. Following are some of the posts offered: 
 
As a Teacher in TEFL
  • Governess in a Spanish Household
  • Governess in a Spanish Household in summer or spring vacation
  • Summer Internship
  • Teach English and Live in Spain with a Spanish family.
  • Paid child and English Care
  • As a private tutor in English 

 
Qualification: A high school degree is generally required 
 
Work Experience: Experience in most of the cases is not essential. 
 
Other Skills: Should have an excellent command over English, both written and spoken. 
 
Working Hours: For governess and paid child care no working hours are specified but in other cases the working hours vary between 35-40 hours per week. 
 
Pay Scale: The governesses and paid child-care assistants gets a free accommodation with the family along with 3 meals per day and 50 Euro for spending. The salary of others varies between $1590(US) excluding accommodation 
 

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