Top Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Spain

Except for those who are recruited through an assistantship program like those operated by the Spanish government (Cultural Ambassadors Program) or the British Council, the vast majority of opportunities to teach English in Spain will be gained by searching and interviewing for positions in-person locally on the ground in Spain.  We highly recommend that you plan on being on the ground in Spain during September–early October and in January. Here are some great tips for finding opportunities to teach English in Spain.

The Art of English Teaching in Barcelona Spain


Barcelona is located of the autonomous region of Catalonia, deep in the most northeastern corner of Spain. A stylish, elegant, and culturally renowned city with an enticing slice of shoreline, it reveals a unique side of the Spanish soul. With a TEFL certification, you can work in Barcelona and make a living teaching English.

Barcelona’s tastes tend toward the extravagant - dinners at midnight, clubs catering to any and all musical cravings, and buildings that elsewhere exist only in the imagination. On the weekend, locals head to the seaside to stroll along the waterfront, sip mojitos and dine on freshly prepared paella.