The British School operates its flagship location in Castilleja de la Cuesta, a friendly and bustling town of 17,000 inhabitants located just 6 km west of Seville. Castilleja is easily accessible by both car and public transportation. Apart from the Castilleja centre, The British School also runs language schools in Sanlúcar la Mayor and Villamanrique de la Condesa, two small, welcoming villages located 18 km and 40 km to the west Seville, respectively. We deeply value our role in these close-knit communities where we operate, and our teachers relish in the opportunity to form part of not just the fantastic staff, but also the very fabric of village life. In fact, it’s not uncommon for teachers to find themselves with an entire family as their students!
The British School is firmly committed to offering the highest quality of education by means of a dynamic, interactive and communicative approach to language learning. We believe that a student learns best when motivated by positive reinforcement and inspired by the personalized challenges and goals that our teachers set for them. In order to guarantee a positive and productive learning experience, we rely on a carefully selected staff of highly qualified, creative, motivated and dedicated teachers. They are adept at working in a team, while also allowing their unique personalities and talents to make every classroom a truly special learning environment for the students.
Our staff understands that teaching languages carries responsibilities that go beyond the four walls of the classroom; more than a job, it is a vocation. Teachers will take part in seasonal parties (Halloween, Christmas, Easter/Spring, End-of-year), and attend monthly meetings in order to actively participate in important decision-making processes as well as the development of ideas about methodology, events, activities or any other aspect regarding the school’s operations. And because our teachers are also learners, they will also attend professional formation conferences and workshops.
The British School belongs to the following professional organisations:
- ACEIA (Asociación de centros de enseñanza de idiomas de Andalucía)
- FECEI (Federación española de centros de enseñanza de idiomas)
- Trinity College Registered Examination Centre
- Cambridge English Collaborating Centre
Contract: 9 months renewable (September – June), possibility of extension through July
Hours: 16-24 hours weekly
Holidays: 2 weeks at Christmas; at least 2 days for Easter; most local holidays
Teachers will normally follow an afternoon schedule (we offer classes between 4-10 PM) between Monday and Thursday, though some adult classes are offered in the morning. There is a meeting once a month, usually on a Friday morning. Teachers will also participate in several seasonal holiday events, usually on Friday afternoons. Apart from this, teachers will be responsible for organizing their classes appropriately according to age and level, and they will be expected to write comprehensive student evaluations three times a year.
As a British School teacher, we expect you to be enthusiastic about the English language in all its facets and about the cultures that surround it, to relish in the opportunity to engage students in debates and meaningful conversations about current events and issues that students are exposed to, and to be adept at educating in values such as tolerance, respect, collaboration, and responsibility. Our teachers also understand that a student learns best when they are comfortable and enjoying themselves in the classroom, and as such our staff strives to create a fun, welcoming, and dynamic learning environment.
Teachers will take part in seasonal parties (Halloween, Christmas, Easter/Spring, End-of-year), and attend monthly meetings in order to actively participate in important decision-making processes as well as the development of ideas about methodology, events, activities or any other aspect regarding the school’s operations. And because our teachers are also learners, they also attend teacher training conferences and workshops.
- Proficient English speaker (C1-C2 level, bilingual, or native)
- At least 3 years English teaching experience
- Comfortable with young learners, teenagers and adult students
- Confident teaching both English language and cultural and social aspects of English-speaking countries
- TEFL/TESOL/CELTA/DELTA certification
- University degree
- EU citizenship or Spanish residency valid through at least end of following school year
- Spanish language skills are highly recommended
- CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) experience a plus
The British School is currently seeking a qualified teacher to work from September 2020 through June 2021, with the possibility of continuing on the following academic year.