Premier School of English is a professional and dynamic school with an excellent reputation in the large town of Utrera (Seville). It was set up in 2004 by an experienced teacher/teacher trainer and is an accreditted Trinity College London examination centre and a Cambridge Preparation Centre. We are also affiliated to ACEIA, FECEI and are a founder member of CALAC, the Central Andalusian Language Academies which comprises of language academies who collaborate sharing knowledge, training and experience.
The school is in the centre of the town literally a minute’s walk from the main town square.
Each classroom is well equipped with an interactive whiteboard, projector, a computer with broadband internet access. There is also a video camera and audio recording facilities available. We have a well equipped resource library with a variety of resource and methodology books as well as a flashcard bank, files with extra materials for our coursebooks and plastecine, toys, dressing-up kit and games. There is a multi-function photocopier and scanner.
There are currently 11 EFL teachers all of whom are native, have a degree and a recognised teaching qualification. Timetables are for a maximum of 24 contact hours per week and a weekly meeting/training workshop. All the classes are in the afternoon and evening from 4.00pm to 9.45pm Monday to Thursday, and 4.00pm to 6.15pm on Fridays.
WHAT OUR STAFF SAY ABOUT US
“I feel I have progressed enormously as a teacher during my year teaching at Premier. The in-house training as well as external conferences I attended gave me plenty of fresh ideas. It has been a fun place to work as there’s always a lively atmosphere. The school is just around the corner from the main plaza which is perfect for after work drinks and food. Sevilla is easily accessible by train and there are a lot of amazing places to discover within reach. If I hadn’t fallen pregnant, I’d have stayed another year!” Alice W
“The 3 years I have spent at Premier have provided me with many opportunities to further develop my teaching skills, in a friendly and dynamic atmosphere. The school is well resourced and the students are enthusiastic and keen to learn. I enjoy living in a typical Spanish town.”Rebecca T
“I enjoy working in a professional environment where development is encouraged and supported. As for Utrera, I’m from a small town and there’s a lot more happening here than there. It’s got everything you need and it’s really Spanish” Catherine W
“The town is what I expected. I didn’t want to go somewhere touristy. At school there are loads of opportunities to learn and develop as a teacher, but you obviously have to be prepared to put in the hard work! I’m really pleased with how much I’ve learnt particularly about teaching children.”Emily R
COURSES AND STUDENTS
90% of our students are younger learners from 4 years of age up to 18. There are also adult classes which range in level from beginners up to advanced. Our students follow set coursebooks and on average come to class twice a week. A lot of our students prepare for the Trinity Oral exams or the Cambridge KET, PET, FCE and CAE exams.
We offer a competitive package with a salary in accordance with national pay agreements and full national health and social security cover. Each teacher is also covered by a private accident insurance and civil liability scheme. Contracts are legally binding in accordance to Spanish labour law and are for 9 months from mid-September to mid-June.
Contract are for 24 hours per week plus class preparation, administration (i.e. student reports etc…), and attendance of teacher’s meetings and training workshops. All our teachers are also required to help plan and run one Kids Club which takes place on a Friday evening as well as our Cambridge Mock Exam on a Saturday morning .
All teachers have 2 weeks’ paid holiday at Christmas and 1 week at Easter as well as all local and national holiays.
There is a paid one-week-long induction the week before the course starts in order to ensure all our new teachers start the course successfully. The induction consists of training workshops covering a number of areas essential in helping a teacher hit the ground running. In the spirit of teacher development, we expect all our teachers to attend at least one external conference a year as part of their contract. We cover all transport and registration costs for these local external teacher training conferences.
We look for teachers who are enthusiastic, friendly and genuinely enjoy working with children and teenagers. You need to be organised, hard working and with a desire to develop as a teacher. In addition to this, we look for teachers who:
- are EU nationals with a C2 level of English.
- have a university degree and RSA CELTA/Trinity College TEFL qualification. We also consider applications from teachers with a PGCE qualification and some teaching experience.
- preferably have a minimum of 1 years’ experience if you obtained a grade B or C in your Tefl course or less if you obtained a grade A.
- have some experience of working with younger learners or a genuine interest to do so.
The following would certainly be a plus:
- a working knowledge of Spanish.
- experience of Trinity and/or Cambridge exams.
- basic IT skills.