Teaching in Spanish Speaking Countries

  • Chilean Ministry of Education/English Opens Doors Program
    Program offers 11, 8, 6, and 4 month placements in public schools throughout Chile. Participants are expected to spend 25 hours per week as assistants in the classroom and an additional 10 hours per week planning for classes and facilitating extracurricular activities. Participants are placed with a host family and are given a program completion bonus of CLP 60,000 per month served (approx. $123 US dollars). Interested applicants should be native speakers of English, possess an undergraduate degree, have some relevant teaching experience.
  • CIEE
    Places participants in English teaching positions in urban and rural areas of Chile, Dominican Republic, and Spain for 4-12 month contracts. Basic requirement is a Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Program fees vary depending on location and length of program. Program fee includes placement, work visa, orientation and training, furnished accommodations, basic health care through local clinics, and program support by CIEE staff. Application fee required. Salary varies according to qualifications and host institution.
  • English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP) – University of Minnesota-Morris
    The English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP) is a four to sixteen week study/volunteer international experience for English language speakers offered by the University of Minnesota, Morris. ELTAP participants become part of another culture and community sharing knowledge of their culture and language with teachers and students studying English. ELTAP is open to students from all colleges and universities of any field of study and non-degree seeking adults who want a meaningful international experience. Graduate credit and certificate options are also available. Placements are offered in Ecuador, Peru, and Spain.
  • Global Routes Internship Placements
    Global Routes places pairs of teaching interns in local schools in remote villages in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. Interns live with host families and teach full time in the local schools. Two-month summer and three-month academic term placements available. Fee paid to organization. Working knowledge of Spanish required.
  • RVF International
    Teaching positions are available at preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools at Bilingual Public Schools all over Spain. Such cities include Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, Mallorca, Granada, Bilbao, A Coruña, and many other locations. The goal of the teaching position is to help raise up the next generation of English-speakers in Spain through an engaging classroom experience. As an assistant teacher, you will accomplish this through leading classroom discussions or large or small group conversational English activities and exercises, organizing speaking and listening games, and attending field trips, among other things, to promote language learning in the classroom. Applicants must have either graduated or be currently enrolled in a degree program, as well as hold a passport from the US, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Applications open year-round. Teachers receive competitive monthly stipend, assistance with immigration process to secure Spanish visa, and year-round support from RVF staff. Participants are responsible for accommodation and independent travel.
  • Spanish Ministry of Education: Teaching Assistantship Program
    Grantees will work in Spain as English language and North American culture assistant teachers under the supervision and guidance of a classroom teacher. Assistants will teach 12-16 hours per week. Candidates should be U.S. or Canadian citizens, be at least an undergraduate junior, and have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Stipend included.
  • Training Express
    Offers paid teaching placements in Spain (primarily in Barcelona and Madrid) for an academic year (September-June) through their International Communications Internship program. Interns will be teaching adult learners who are studying English as part of their job. Eligible candidates hold and undergrad or graduate degree (in any field, though Education and ESL are preferred) and are native English speakers who are at least 20 years old. Teachers receive a monthly stipend, but have the potential to earn more the more hours they teach. There is a program fee that includes student visa and related legal fees, and intensive Spanish language course, and a TEFL/ESL Executive Language Trainer course. Housing is NOT included and must be arranged independently. Interns have the opportunity to get involved with other projects in the company including marketing, recruitment and product development. Interested applicants should apply by the end of April for a September start date.
  • WorldTeach
    Places volunteers as English teachers for one year in several Spanish-speaking countries. Semester and summer opportunities are also available in select countries. Bachelor's degree plus 25 hours of volunteer or paid TEFL experience required for year-long programs, bachelor’s degree not required for summer programs. Program fees range nd include airfare, room and board and a small stipend.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe job postings and Region-specific job board
    International teaching job listings are helpful in searching for paid positions. The Latin America and Spain job discussion forums offer a place for potential teachers to get advice about working abroad in these countries.