Teach English Abroad in Valencia

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Teaching Abroad in Valencia


19 Teach Abroad Programs in Valencia


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English teaching jobs abroad are a fantastic way to live overseas and get paid to travel the world! Armed with an International TEFL Academy TEFL TESOL certification, you will be able to work abroad teaching English while getting paid. After completing the TEFL training program, you can quickly begin working in major cities throughout the world. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (T...


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Consider this course that will give you the best skills possible to get a placement overseas teaching English that pays! Our most comprehensive online TEFL course will give you a thorough grounding in the most important TEFL skills as well as specialist training, online video practice and a 20 hour course that'll explain the intricacies of English grammar. It's a perfect choice if you want high...


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Whether you’re placed in Valencia or Catalonia, teaching English in Spain is an increíble adventure unlike any other. On your arrival, you will be picked up at the airport before being transferred to your local host family. You’ll get an insight of what it’s really like to live a local, and experience life as they do. After you settle in, you will then spend the next nine months gaining hand...


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Experience an international atmosphere and explore a new culture while enhancing one's teaching skills through the CAPS program offered by Home to Home in Spain. As a Conversation Assistant (CA), participants are placed in various schools, from infant to secondary, even technical schools to assist children and students in improving their abilities in English for 25 classroom hours per week. Eac...


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A Conversation Coach is an English tutor who lives with a host family and tutors the children for 15 hours per week in exchange for accommodations and all meals. The ideal Conversation Coach candidate is willing to become a participating member of the host family and has a genuine enthusiasm to work with children in a home setting. As an English Conversation Coach in Spain, your tutoring sched...


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Work as a part-time English teacher in Valencia, Spain. The intern must be available on the following dates: 15th June - 31st July and 1st September - 15th June, with a possibility of doing the program for three months. He/She will be expected to work for twenty hours per week. Requirements: - Previous teaching experience - Standard native level of English - Patient and caring - Loves...


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My TEFL Experience provides volunteer English teachers to a non-profit academy in the heart of Valencia, Spain, to help give English lessons to Spanish students affected by the economic crisis. My TEFL Experience is looking for dynamic, outgoing, and friendly people to join it in helping make English accessible to all. While a TEFL qualification is not a prerequisite, an interest in teachin...


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Are you a Junior or Senior at the University? Or, do you already hold a BA or BS degree? Become a language assistant at a public school in Spain for a school year. Fill a paid position that will give you work experience and allow for time to travel around Spain, Europe and other nearby countries. NIK | LAS offers you three Teach programs in Spain: - Teach in Spain: teach English in a local ...

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Teaching Abroad in Valencia

One of the biggest cities in Spain, Valencia is among the liveliest and most visited cities in the country. Strategically located near to the Mediterranean, Valencia boasts a beachy vibe in the shadows of a major city. With thriving cultural events and a great nightlife, Valencia is becoming an increasingly popular place to teach abroad in Spain. Since Spanish is the national language of Spain, there are a generous amount of English teaching jobs in Valencia, especially for TEFL certified teachers. Although teachers with limited Spanish skills will be challenged while teaching in Valencia, the experiences and professional skills they will gain will be worth it a hundred times over.

Teaching Jobs in Valencia

Most of teaching jobs in Valencia are focused on teaching English as a second language, regardless of the weekly time commitment or contract specifics. Spaniards are placing more and more importance on English language skills, mainly for professional development purposes, and learning from a native English speaker is seen as the fastest route to fluency.

Those who decide to teach in Valencia can choose to work full time or part time. For full time teaching jobs in Valencia, teachers will typically work in private, public, or international schools, teaching either elementary or high school students. Teachers are most frequently hired to manage their own classes or teach English to larger groups of students, but it is also possible to work as a language assistant under a local teacher.

Full time teaching jobs in Valencia usually entail contracts that last for an entire school year, or sometimes for a full semester only. Depending on their performance and the specific school, teachers may have the opportunity to renew their contract and continue teaching in Valencia for a longer period. Most full time teaching jobs in Valencia will require applicants to have an education degree, have a degree and a TEFL certificate, or have significant teaching experience. However, the requirements for each teaching job in Valencia will vary.

On the other hand, part time teaching jobs in Valencia normally come in the form of English language tutoring, either to families or individual students. In the case of English language tutoring for families, teachers are usually provided with accommodation and food (and sometimes an additional allowance) in return for tutoring sessions. This offers international teachers a flexible and unique way to teach in Valencia and intimately experience the local way of life. Teachers can also find independent tutoring jobs in Valencia, but the specifics, benefits, and legality of paid work for this type of arrangement vary. Part time teaching jobs in Valencia usually last for a shorter period of time, such as a few months, as opposed to an entire academic year.

Life in Valencia

Valencia is a melting pot of regional cultures, as it has been influenced by neighboring countries because of its geographical location on the southeastern coast of the country along the Mediterranean Sea. As a city of mixed influences, it is not surprising that locals in Valencia speak several Spanish dialects.

Teachers will be able to (if they play their cards right) enjoy a variety of cultural festivals and celebrations held annually in Valencia, and create memories they will never forget! While teaching in Valencia, teachers will no doubt have the opportunity to indulge in Spanish cuisine daily, tasting paella and orxata prepared locally will never compare to imitations from abroad. 

Valencia is also a city filled with a youthful spirit, as it is home to some of the nation’s top universities, so finding something to do at morning, noon, or night will never be a problem. Along with a great nightlife and plenty of shops in the city center, teachers can travel to the outskirts of the city, where endless hiking trails can be explored to stay fit, or venture to the coastline for some sunbathing and relaxation.

The city of Valencia has a plethora of transportation options, both for travel within and out of the city (or country), from trains to planes to buses. Teachers can spend a weekend visiting Madrid or Barcelona, or travel even farther to experience Mediterranean cities like Rome or Athens. Daily transportation to and from work will also be efficient and enjoyable for those teaching in Valencia.

Salary & Costs

Those who decide to teach in Valencia will be provided with sizeable salaries, benefits, and allowances for their work. Teachers can earn up to 1,200 to 1,350 Euros a month, teaching for 20 to 25 hours a week. However, there are some opportunities to teach in Valencia that offer alternative forms of compensation, such as accommodation or meals, instead of simple monthly salaries.

The cost of living in Valencia will depend on each teacher’s lifestyle choices. It is possible to live on $800 a month, but it is also easy to splurge on daily luxuries and end up spending closer to $2000. The largest monthly expense will be accommodation, so teachers should consider teaching jobs in Valencia that include accommodation as a very beneficial opportunity. To put things into perspective, a bottle of beer costs between $2 and $3 and a liter of milk costs $1, while eating out at a nice restaurant could easily cost $15 to $25 per person.

Accommodation & Visas

Host schools or program providers will often provide accommodation for successful teaching job applicants, Depending on the type of teaching job, applicants might be provided with a shared apartment or flat or they may be placed with a local homestay family. Teachers will typically also have the option to live independently or rent a room and share an apartment with other international teachers. The cost of renting an individual room varies based on the type of apartment, amenities provided, and its location, but it is possible to rent a room for as little as $400 with basic amenities or pay $700 for a decent two bedroom apartment.

In order to teach abroad in Valencia, individuals will have to apply for a visa prior to arriving in Spain. Teachers who decide to obtain part time work in Valencia will be able to opt for a 90 day visa that is provided upon arrival, but this is typically limited to those that are not receiving monetary compensation for their work. For longer, formal teaching jobs in Valencia, teachers are usually required to apply for a working holiday visa or a general working visa, both of which will require the assistance of their host school or program provider.

Visa requirements will vary based on each teacher’s country of origin. For example, applicants from the European Union can live and work in Spain quite easily without much hassle in terms of visas. But many other nationalities will have strict visa procedures that must be followed in order to teach in Valencia legally. It is best for teachers to contact a Spanish embassy in their home country early on to get the most up to date visa requirements for their home country and job type.

Benefits & Challenges

Adjustment Period. Teaching in Valencia will require at least a few days or weeks to get used to the culture, way of life, and day to day requirements of the job. But, most teachers will find themselves happily and smoothly transitioning into the Spanish way of life without too many obstacles.

Language. Foreign teachers who plan to teach in Valencia are encouraged to take Spanish classes before and after their arrival in Spain. Developing Spanish language skills will not only help them become better teachers, it will also help teachers navigate daily interactions and get to know the local culture better. Since not all students will speak English, foreign teachers will have to be innovative and playful in their lesson planning to encourage active listening and participation in their classes.

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