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A solid hourly wage enables English teachers in Spain to live a comfortable and enjoyable lifestyle. Schools in Spain typically offer 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore. Please note that while a bachelor's degree is not required to secure a job in this country, it can still be strongly preferred by employers. If you do not have a degree, you should be prepared for a more competitive job search. Major cities for English teaching jobs in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Valencia.
*Note about the Job Market for Americans in Spain: Spain represents one of the stronger job markets in Europe. It is important to note, however, the vast majority of non-EU citizens, including Americans & Canadians, enter and teach English in Spain on a tourist visa. While not legal, it is the common practice. To learn more, please speak to an ITA advisor & read the following article: Teaching English abroad “Under the Table” Without a Work Visa - What Does it Mean?.
It is also important to note that the vast majority of Americans & non-EU citizens who work in Barcelona do so as independent contractors & private tutors on a tourist visa. To learn more about what this entails, please read:
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