Founded in 1989 by James Kelly and Caroline Nixon (of Kid’s Box fame), Star English is located in the town of El Palmar (approximately eight kilometres outside Murcia City).

The town hosts the main University teaching hospital ‘The Arrixaca’ and thus is on a frequent bus route to and from the city centre.. El Palmar is half an hour’s drive from the coast.

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

Apart from James and Caroline there are ten other teachers, one of whom, Michael, has been working at the school for more than twenty years. Lyndsay, our co-ordinator, has been here for ten years and most of this year’s teachers are renewing their contract for next year.


Job Information

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 main bulk of our pupils are between six and eighteen years of age. The school does not open on Saturdays or Sundays, and all efforts will be made to ensure that each teacher has as “comfortable” a timetable as possible. 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 and FCE series all have their own IWB resources.




All Star Engish teachers are of native English speakers competence and lessons are given entirely in English.

Tthe 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, including KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE.


The vacancy is to teach all ages and levels from five upwards in the school in El Palmar, from 1st September 2018 to June 29th 2019, renewable by mutual agreement. The contract is for 25 hours teaching per week. There are two weeks paid holiday both at Christmas and at Easter.

A legal work contract will be tendered and Spanish residency will be applied for immediately, which, in real terms, means that the teacher can open a bank account, sign documents such as the lease of a flat or an H.P. agreement and have access to state medical and welfare facilities, as would any other Spanish worker.