The Cultural English Centre is a well-known and successful English language academy located in Linares, Jaen. It wasfounded in 1987 by Sonia Lasaga, and in the last 20 years has earned itself a healthy reputation for the quality of its language services among the inhabitants of the town. The school is a member of the Association of Language Schools in Andalusia (ACEIA).
The academy offers classes to students from the age of 5 to adults and focuses on preparing students for the University of Cambridge exams (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE). There is also an increasing number of business classes with local companies.
All classrooms are equipped with computers with broadband Internet connection as well as CD players. There is also a television and DVD player. All our classrooms have air conditioning and central heating. The school is currently expanding and will start the 2009-2010 academic year with two extra classrooms and a fully-equipped multi-media room.
The staff room is well stocked with supplementary books, dictionaries, files of additional material, visuals, games, etc. which are used in the day-to-day planning of lessons. There is also a library of EFL literature including resource and theory books.
The academy also has a small but popular library of books that students can borrow in order to complement their studies and help promote the use of the English language for cultural means and enjoyment outside the classroom.
As well as the school director (Sonia Lasaga) and the director of studies, we have a small group of seven full-time teachers and a secretary. Although most of our teachers have been working at the school for several years (and will hopefully continue for many years to come!), we often require one or two new teachers, usually at the beginning of the school year in September.
At The Cultural English Centre we believe that teacher development is the key to a rewarding and interesting professional life. We hold weekly workshops on a wide range of ELT-related matters and also give our teachers the opportunity to attend the annual ACEIA conference which takes place in Seville every November.
Most teaching takes place from 4.30 to 9.30 pm Monday to Thursday, and 4.30 to 7.45 pm on Fridays, with some adult classes in the morning.
The academy offers free Spanish classes to new teachers who do not speak Spanish.
In particular, we are interested in teachers who:
- are interested in teaching EFL to a high professional standard
- are willing to teach children, teenagers and adults
- are keen to join a lively, motivated group of teachers
A knowledge of Spanish is not essential for the job, though it may make the settling-in period easier.
The Cultural English Centre is currently looking for an EFL teacher specialised in teaching very young learners (ages 3 to 6).