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Try TEFL Teaching in Spain!

My TEFL Experience is a small, family-run company that sends volunteer TEFL teachers to Academia Solidaria - a non-profit language academy in the heart of Valencia, Spain. ...

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Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    N/A

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    10

Highly beneficial and fun!

I had an excellent experiencing teaching abroad at Academia Solidaria. Here is why:

1) My lessons were planned ahead of time for me, but I was still given freedom and times within the class to customize with my own supplemental exercises
2) Alyx and Paul were always open-hearted to helping me discuss/understand the lessons
3) The class sizes were manageable and my students were great listeners/hard workers
4) The apartment I was placed in was a reasonable walking distance to the academy
5) I learned a lot from my roommates who came from all over the world to volunteer
6) The teacher's notes were very detailed, so it made it easy to understand what to do and why the lessons were written as they were
7) My students were very kind and gave me lots of positive feedback that will help me grow as a teacher

Overall, I'd recommend this program to anyone and I hope to be back in Valencia again someday!

Program: Try TEFL Teaching in Spain!

  • My TEFL Experience responded to this review July 28, 2017 at 8:24 AM

    Thanks Ryan!

    It was great having you with us :)

    Have a great summer, and hopefully we'll hear from you again in the future!

    Best wishes,
    Alyx and Paul

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

I would come back any day...

The school and students are an absolute credit to Paul and Alyx and I can't think of a better place to have spent in order to get a feel for teaching Spanish students.
The lesson plans where made so accessible and flexible that it's perfect for not only new teachers but also teachers who have some experience. Being given a beautiful coherent lesson plan, all the materials and recordings is an absolute god send!
Everything was so well structured and easy to follow it made the whole process more enjoyable.

The academy is wonderful and Claudia is amazing always being on hand to make sure everything is available ready to teach.
Paul and Alyx's advice and guidance was great and they were always around if you had any questions.

Also, Paul and Alyx's hospitality has been second to none. I've never met someone as welcoming as you both! They made it so easy to feel at home and banished any nerves I had on my first day. The apartment was beautiful in a great location and very clean with everything you could need!

Program: Try TEFL Teaching in Spain!

  • My TEFL Experience responded to this review July 07, 2017 at 6:55 AM

    Thanks Kate :)

    We loved having you with us - come back soon!

    Best wishes,
    Alyx and Paul

    xXx

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My favourite TEFL experience

I loved everything about my 6 weeks in Valencia. My students were grateful and enjoyable to teach. The staff were really amazing also, and made the stay one to remember!

I would recommend this programme for extra teaching practice, it provides you with a stable atmosphere to help build confidence in teaching English as a foreign language.

Program: Try TEFL Teaching in Spain!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Community Engagement

    6

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

My TEFL experience

I would highly recommend doing this to anyone who is unsure or a newly qualified Tefl teacher. Alyx and Paul are lovely and Gil is very helpful too. I found having my teaching observed very beneficial as I was able to follow through on feedback given, and perfect my teaching. My students were very nice and made me feel very welcome.

Program: Try TEFL Teaching in Spain!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

My TEFL experience

I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering in Academia Solidaria. I also enjoyed socialising with the other teachers. There was always someone to bounce my ideas off. I found Alyx, Paul and Gil to be most helpful in any query I had. I received excellent training and I gained confidence throughout the two weeks I was teaching. I think they facilitate a fantastic support network to newly qualified teachers. I hope I gain employment in an academy like Academia Solidaria in the future. I would recommend newly qualified teachers or people who aren't sure if they would like to do TEFL to try out volunteering in Academia Solidaria first.

Program: Try TEFL Teaching in Spain!

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