Star English Academy S.L. is a small, friendly school based on a business partnership between Caroline Nixon and Jim Kelly, both of whom actively participate in the running of the school and the teaching of students. There are two schools open, one in Murcia city centre and the other in El Palmar (a town some eight kilometres outside Murcia). Both schools are official Cambridge exam preparation centres.

We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching standards and the personal attention we give to all of our pupils. We have a very high success rate in the Cambridge exams at all levels, and collaborate extensively with Cambridge University Press in the publication of their ELT materials.

Caroline Nixon and Michael Tomlinson are Cambridge authors. They have written six titles in their photocopiable series Cambridge Copy Collection: Primary Activity Box, Primary Vocabulary BoxPrimary Grammar BoxPrimary Communication BoxPrimary Pronunciation Box, and  Primary Reading Box. They have also written the successful seven-level series for Young Learners, ‘Kid’s Box’, for Cambridge. Caroline and Michael give teacher-training talks all over the world.

Kid’s Box’ is the course book we use here at Star English with our young learners.

We will be holding interviews (either in person or via Skype) from mid April onwards.


University degree, preferably in Modern Languages.


Teaching experience  with young learners and adults (minimum one year).

Candidates must be able to teach up to C1 comfortably.

While Spanish is not used in the classroom, candidates should be able to speak some Spanish.



Contract: 34 hours per week, of which 25 hours are contact teaching time. The remaining 9 hours are for class preparation, in-house communication and staff meetings.

Salary: €1,400 net (after tax and National Insurance deductions have been made).

Dates: from 1st September 2018 to 30th June 2019 (renewable by mutual agreement).

Holidays: 4 weeks’ paid holiday over the duration of the contract (2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks at Easter, coinciding with State School holidays).

Timetable: the bulk of the classes take place between 16.30 and 21.30 from Monday to Friday. On some occasions the Friday evening classes will be substituted for morning classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursdays, from 10.00 to 12.30.

Materials: Teachers’ Books and resource materials are all supplied by Star English. All pupils are provided with course books.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: €1,400 net (after tax and National Insurance deductions have been made).

In-house training.

Hands-on support and guidance from the Heads of Studies when required.

Peer observations.

FECEI/ACEICOVA Conferences – entry fee and travel expenses.

Help with initial paperwork and accommodation.