The English Language Academy (ELA) is located in the picturesque town of Úbeda and was originally established in 1989. It is a member of the Language Teaching Centres Association in Andalusia (ACEIA), the Spanish Federation of Language Teaching Centres (FECEI) and is a Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Centre.

The school has 9 classrooms, a well-stocked staff resource room and a fully-equipped staff kitchen. There is free wireless internet access available throughout the school and all classrooms have a laptop, interactive whiteboard and sound system.

Classes are taught from 4pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm to 7pm on Friday. Students from the age of 3 years-old to adults attend classes for 2 or 3 hours per week depending on age and level. Infant classes have a maximum of 10 students and all other classes have no more than 12 students. The school is dedicated to a communicative approach to language teaching and prepares students for the full range of the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations (YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE).

We have a small, friendly team of 9 teachers, some of whom have been with the school for over 6 years. A typical teaching timetable consists of 23 contact hours per week as well as a weekly ½ hour staff meeting and a monthly academic meeting with the director of studies. Staff are encouraged to develop professionally and are offered subsidies for some recognised courses such as DELTA and Young Learners specialist training. All members of staff are also given free membership to TESOL Spain and the academy fully covers the costs of attending at least 2 teaching conferences per academic year (ACEIA conference in November and eiher the FECEI conference in February or the TESOL Spain conference in March).

Job Information

We offer a very competitive salary based on experience and qualifications and all staff have full social security and free annual health check-ups (optional). The academic year runs from October till June with Christmas, Easter and all local and public holidays fully paid.



The English Language Academy will consider applications from prospective employees who meet the following minimum requirements:

– EU national
– CELTA or equivalent TEFL qualification
– Bachelor’s Degree OR minimum 3 years’ teaching experience

Experience of teaching Cambridge exam classes or very young learners is a distinct advantage, however, newly-qualified teachers with a “B” CELTA pass or higher will also be considered.



We are currently hiring for the 2017-18 academic year.