ELI (English Language Institute) is a private language school, with 11 centres located in and around the city of Seville, in Andalusia, Southern Spain. A member of ACEIA, the association of language schools for Andalusia, ELl was founded in 1980 and currently employs around 70 full-time teachers.

Each teacher is allocated a classroom with whiteboard, computer, internet connection, projector and interactive whiteboard. All centres have well-equipped staffrooms.
Our students range from 4 year-olds to adults but most are in the 6-16 age bracket. The younger learners do two hours a week and the older children, teens and adults three hours a week from mid-September to June. We offer general English courses from beginners to advanced levels but also prepare students for external exams, such as the Cambridge or Trinity exams.

ELI is a company that believes its staff is its number one asset and dedicates thought, time and resources to caring for its teachers. It offers them a comprehensive Professional Development Programme which includes pre-course induction sessions and in-house training sessions throughout the academic year. Our Director of Studies and team of trainers give most of the weekly seminars and workshops, although some of these are provided by guest speakers. The DOS and trainers observe classes and offer support and advice to teachers and there are also opportunities for peer observation within each centre. Similarly, we encourage our teachers to attend external training days and conferences. The school covers the costs of these and subsidises courses such as the DELTA or the IH Young Learners course.

Job Information


We offer a competitive salary, in accordance with national pay agreements, and full national insurance cover. There are increments for experience and for qualifications such as the DELTA or the PGCE. Contracts run from the mid-September to the end of June. A full-time contract consists of 22-23 teaching hours a week plus class preparation time, marking and the weekly meeting, which is generally devoted to training but can involve admin. On finalising their contracts teachers can expect an extra payment in accordance with the months worked (for 9 months this would be 75% of a month’s salary).

There are two weeks’ paid holiday at Christmas and a week at Easter, as well as national and local holidays.



ELI welcomes applications from teachers who meet the following requirements:

  • Native English Speaker Competence
    • EU passport holder
    • University degree
    • CELTA or equivalent
    • At least 1 year’s experience
    • Knowledge of Spanish an advantage




The English Language Institute will be conducting interviews for the 2014-2015 academic year at the annual TEFL Jobs Fair in Cordoba on 17th May, 2014. You can visit us at stands 08 and 10.