Since 1997 Deans Creative English School has been delivering a wide range of courses: nursery, young learners, teenagers, and adults. It is also involved with off-site company classes and ESP. The school is an officially recognised Cambridge Examinations Centre and has contributed to a significant increase in candidates for Cambridge ESOL exams in Extremadura. It is, understandably, very proud of these achievements and hopes that all new teachers will further enhance the school´s teaching programme. The School is committed to delivering Quality Language Teachingthrough a communicative methodology where students are at the centre of the learning process. The school has a teacher development programme which is carried out through a series of weekly meetings and training sessions. The emphasis is on sharing experiences and reflecting on classes as well as looking at different approaches and techniques in the classroom. The school attends external TEFL events, such as theACEI conference (in Sevilla in November) and the FECEI annual conference (in Madrid in February). In recent years the school´s staff and management have been involved in many community projects and charity events: “Movember”, the Red Cross, sending toys to Peru at Christmas, collecting food for a soup kitchen, story telling in schools, teaching English at an autistic school, as well as performing a pantomime at a local primary school.The school is currently setting up programme with small village schools in Ghana which everyone is excited about.
All of the school´s teaching is carried out Monday – Friday, mainly in the afternoons and evenings with some adult classes in the mornings. Class sizes are small, between 6 – 10 students, and there are very few issues regarding discipline. Teachers are provided with their own, well-equipped classroom with wi-fi, a whiteboard, dictionaries, projectors and a reading corner. There is a teachers´ room with a reference library, resource books, toys, games, props for dressing up, plus computer and internet access. Teachers also have access to the school´s lending library (DVDs, CD-Roms, books, magazines…). In the classroom, you will find your students friendly, enthusiastic and willing to “have a go” in English! You will also discover that the level of English spoken by students to be much higher than average for Spain. Many students have been attending the Oxford School since the age of four so they are comfortable in an English – only learning environment.
The school offers full and part-time contracts which include full health and social security cover. In addition, all staff are covered by private accident insurance which covers work-related accidents and civil responsibility. Teachers enjoy two weeks paid holiday at Christmas and one week at Easter. All employees enjoy both national and local public holidays. Compensation is considerably more than that stipulated in national pay agreements. Teachers also receive holiday pay on completion of contracts. The school offers an attractive package for one of the cheapest regions of the country to live in (you can rent a room in a flat for less than 110€ per month!). Teachers can expect to enjoy a good standard of living.
- EFL TEACHERS
- NURSERY AND YOUNG LEARNERS´ SPECIALISTS
Deans Creatie English School is interested in:
*Native English speakers with EU passports or Spanish residency permits.
*A minimum of 2 years teaching experience (recent experience with young learners is essential for both positions).
*A University Degree
*A recognised EFL teaching qualification: Trinity Certificate or Cambridge CELTA (weekend or distance learning courses are not acceptable).
*Have demonstrable (and contactable) references and referees.
*Solid classroom management skills.
*A good rapport with students.
*Be hard working with a strong desire to improve as a teacher.
*Be a team player who is willing to share ideas.
*Patience and the ability to work under pressure.
*Be enthusiastic about living and working in Spain.
IDEALLY, TEACHERS WILL ALSO HAVE:
*A certificate in teaching young learners.
*A working knowledge of Spanish.
*Competent IT skills.
NB: You will be asked to present all relevant certificates and documents related to your application during the induction period. You will also be required to present a police disclosure certificate / letter attesting to your suitability to work with minors.
Types of available positions:
- Full and part-time EFL teachers
- Nursery and Young Learners Specialist