Who we are
We are a friendly, private academy located in the village of Colmenar in Southern Spain. We have a small team of experienced, professional and enthusiastic teachers, who currently teach English, Spanish, French and German. We deliver courses for children (from the age of three) and a variety of classes for teenagers and adults, including the official Cambridge and Trinity exams.
Work, learn and flourish with us, with the latest technology for classroom management, blended learning and our innovative aula virtual Moodle. The experience you will gain will truly motivate you and enhance your career.
If you are a happy, energetic teacher who has a passion for teaching and really cares about your students, please check out our further details.
Where we are
We are based in Colmenar and Casabermeja, in the province of Málaga in the South of Spain, a typical white-washed Spanish villages. Colmenar is nestled in the northern section of the Montes de Málaga, it is 700 meters above sea level and boasts stunning mountain views as well as beautiful countryside filled with almond and olive groves. In Colmenar life goes on at a relaxing pace, the locals always have time to say 'hola', horses and working mules are reguarly seen in the streets, where tapas bars and restaurants are the ideal place to pass away the time. We are 35kms from Malaga and the Costa del Sol, our nearest airport is 32kms and we are only 20 minutes from the closest beach! We are located in the village square, which has a beautiful central fountain and cafes surrounding it.
More information about Colmenar: Colmenar Pro
What we do
We provide high quality education for children and adults. We opened in 2005 and since then we have quickly developed a reputation for excellence. We believe that a good education is not only achieved through books, but also from creating a motivating and stimulating environment. Our classes are varied energetic and most of all fun - both for the teachers and learners. We encourage our students to develop a curiosity and ambition for learning and believe that if you are supported, comfortable and happy you will excel.
Work with us
We are a small, well respected academy who offer a warm and supportive atmosphere in which to work and grow. We strive for a high professional philosophy.
We are looking for different types of teachers, young, newly qualified who wish to start their teaching career and actively grow and develop their skills with us. Also experienced teachers, who have worked with a wide variety of students and possess good knowledge of Cambridge ESOL and Trinity examinations.
We would like you to work with us if you have:
- A professional teaching qualification, minimum of a four week certificate course (with teaching practice): either Cambridge CELTA or Trinity TESOL (unless you have a PGCE, Cert ED. or similar!)
- Good communication skills, are creative, imaginative, possess the ability to work with young learners, teenagers and adults.
- Have a passion for teaching, motivating and care about your learners.
- Working knowledge of Spanish.
- Are a native English speaker and hold a European passport.
Contracts and salary
The contract is for 24 hours per week, from 1st September, until the end of June. There is a possibility of an extended contract to incorporate July and extra working hours. Monthly salary of 1,200 Euros, gross. Christmas, Easter and all local holidays are fully paid.
You will attend a fully paid induction course for the first week of September, which will equip you with all the knowledge you need to provide professional, well managed and creative, fun classes.
Our working hours are Monday to Friday, in the afternoons, working with children, teenagers and adults. We only work in small groups, with a maximum of 10 students.
Young learners (from age 3), children, teenagers and adults. Preparation of the official Cambridge and Trinity exams - B1, B2, C1; with a maximum of 10 students per class.
All of our classrooms are equipped with flat screen TV´s, computers; featuring interactive classware and live feed internet connections. DVD players, audio equipment and individually controlled heating and air conditioning (very useful in the hot summers!)
We have an in-house, well stocked teachers office, which contains an impressive amount of resources for teachers and students of all levels.
We also have an excellent website which includes a fully interact virtual site www.cursosaxalingua.com where students undertake extra learning activities; games and songs for young learners and official Cambridge exam preparation exercises and mock exams for adults. There is also a teachers section for sharing ideas and best practise.
We also have a fabulous Nespresso professional coffee machine, which keeps us all going but unfortunately, doesn´t come with George Cloony!
- Christmas (2 weeks)
- Easter (1 week)
- Spanish National holidays: October 12th, November 1st, December 6th, December 8th, February 4th, February 28th, May 1st
Available at a special reduced price for teachers.
Send us your CV
Please send your CV and we will contact you with more details about the position and salary.