Due to an increase in demand, Blue Door Language School (in Cordoba City) needs another full-time teacher for immediate start.  

Blue Door is a private language school located in the southern Spanish city of Cordoba. It is a member of ACEIA, the Association of Private Language Schools in Andalusia, and of FECEI, the National Federation of Private Language Schools in Spain. Blue Door has been in operation since 1999 and offers classes in two locations (one located in the city centre and the other in a residential area approximately 20 minutes from the city centre).

Refurbished to offer the highest standards, the school boasts modern classrooms, an administration department, a staff room and a teacher training room.

Teachers have access to many resources, including wifi, books, flash cards, realia, etc. In the staff room, teachers have ample space and facilities for class preparation, tea-and coffee-making facilities, etc.

Classrooms are well-equipped with computers, projectors, whiteboards, noticeboards and audio equipment.

With a maximum of 6-8 students in each group, Blue Door classes are small and personal. Students usually come for two hours a week. A full timetable usually consists of 10-12 groups with a total of 20-24 contact hours. Levels range from absolute beginners to advanced levels and we have students of all ages from as young as 3/4. The vast majority of our students, however, are older children or young adults, many of whom take the Cambridge and Trinity exams.

Blue Door is a professional organization and expects high standards of teaching and commitment from its teachers. Teachers have a real desire for professional development and, to this end, a comprehensive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme (including pre-course induction and on-going in-house and external training) is provided.

As part of the Blue Door Continuous Professional Development Programme, teachers attend weekly workshops or meetings. These are given by colleagues or guest speakers from other professional organizations. Similarly, teachers participate in the Peer Observation Programme (POP) and the Director of Studies and senior staff are on hand to provide support and advice throughout the year, as well as observe classes and offer feedback.

The school also covers the costs of external TEFL seminars or conferences teachers attend (subject to approval). All teachers are encouraged (but not obliged) to give workshops as part of our in-house training programme. Many Blue Door teachers have gone on to speak at the ACEIA annual conference in Seville, the FECEI Congress in Madrid and the Spainwise events in Cordoba and Bilbao.

Qualifications

Blue Door considers applications from people who meet the following requirements:

  • European passport-holder
  • University degree
  • Trinity CertTESOL / CELTA or similar TEFL qualification
  • Relevant experience and ‘reasonable’ Spanish are definite advantages.

Conditions

We offer a competitive package with salary above national pay agreements as well as full national health and social security cover. Each teacher is also covered by a private health insurance scheme. Contracts are from the mid September to mid June. A full-time contract consists of 34 hours a week, of which 24 are contact (teaching) hours. The remaining contract hours are dedicated to class preparation, exam correction, report writing, participation in the CPD programme, meeting parents, etc.

There are two weeks’ paid holiday at Christmas and a week at Easter, as well as all local and national holidays. Long term teachers are eligible for permanent positions (with twelve month contracts and an extra month’s paid holiday in summer).