Star English Academy

Founded in 1989 by James Kelly and Caroline Nixon (of Kid’s Box and Power Up fame), Star English has two locations. The first academy is in the town of El Palmar (approximately eight kilometres outside Murcia City) and the second in Murcia city centre itself.

El Palmartown hosts the main University teaching hospital the ‘Arrixaca’ so there are frequent buses to and fro m the city centre. It is located in the foothills of the Regional park Sierra de Carrascoy and is only a half-hour drive to the beach. The Murcia Academy is located in the city centre with easy connections to bus routes and motorways.

You can visit the school at www.starenglish.es and take a virtual tour on Google maps.

Language school settings
Star English caters for both group and one-to-one classes, for adults and children from the age of five. The maximum number of students in any one class is ten, and all teaching materials are provided by the school. The majority of our pupils are between six and eighteen years of age.  We teach 75-minute classes from 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from Monday to Friday. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and the Kid’s Box, Cambridge KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE series all have their own IWB resources.

Teacher profile
All Star Engish teachers are of native English speakers competence and lessons are given entirely in English. The emphasis in the classes is on speaking and listening skills. Personal attention to students is an important feature of our classes. Teachers are required to prepare students for the Cambridge exams, Starters, Movers KET, PET as well as the upper main suite exams FCE, CAE and CPE.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Must be a proficient English speaker or have a C2 level in English.
  • A CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL certificate or equivalent.
  • A minimum 3 years’ teaching experience.
  • Experience teaching young children a must.
  • A degree, preferably in languages or teaching.
  • Experience in preparing students for Cambridge exams.
  • Experience of teaching online is a must.
  • Must hold a European passport or have a Spanish NIE number.
  •  Working knowledge of Spanish is advantageous but not essential.

Conditions

  • A maximum of 20 contact hours
  • Your own classroom is equipped with a computer, interactive whiteboard, and a high-speed internet connection.
  • Access to all teaching resources including Cambridge English teacher software.
  • A professional and friendly working environment.
  • The opportunity for continued professional development, including courses, in-house training and peer observations.
  • 5 hours of paid planning time on site.

Salary & Benefits

  • A 25-hour contract is offered.
  • A maximum of 20 contact teaching hours.
  • A take-home salary of 950 euros is offered.
  •  2 weeks’ paid holidays at Christmas and Easter
  • Fees paid and transport provided to conferences such as FECEI Spring Conference