EFL Teacher (16 hours with intention to increase) in Valladolid

Start Date
Duration or End Date
June 2021
832 EUR NET (Based on 16 hours. As the hours increase the salary increases proportionally..a full 24 hour contract pays 1250 EUR))


Essential Requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • An interest in teaching children as well as adults.

Job Description


The role
This role involves teaching a variety of classes including young children, children, teenagers and adults. Classes are socially distanced which undoubtedly provides an extra challenge for teachers and learners alike. The role involves (or will in the future involve) early mornings and late evenings. All classes are Monday to Friday so weekends are off (with the exception of two Saturdays a year which are compensated with two Fridays off in-lieu). Most of the classes are on a Monday to Thursday so Fridays are mainly reserved for preparation, training and parent’s meetings. The role involves some off-site teaching and from January will involve teaching some classes in local schools.
We do not follow a set text book in IH Valladolid so the teacher will need to be able to prepare classes without simply turning pages in a book.
The role will start with 16 hours paying 832 EUROS (net) a month. We expect (and hope) that these hours will increase up to 24 (1250 EUR net) through the year. As the hours increase the monthly payment increases. Holiday pay is paid over Christmas, Easter and any national holidays.
In the past the center has always offered all teachers the opportunity to attending conferences and undertake an IH YL certificate (paid for by the school). The long term plan is to maintain this budget for training (which is in addition to weekly training sessions and regular observations).
Admin processes for teachers are designed to be fast and simple.

The center
We have two centers. One larger one in a suburb of Valladolid and one in the city center. This role is for the school in the city center. Both centers are well resources with a wide variety of resource packs, books and other teaching materials. We also maintain a large digital library of teaching materials. Each center has multiple computers and many of the classrooms have an IWB.

The city
Valladolid is in the wine growing region of Spain and is nothing short of a culinary gem. Valladolid is a city that has all the things you would expect to find in a city such as multiple cinemas, museums, art galleries and shopping centers. The city has a large student population and as a result there is a huge variety of bars, cafes, clubs and other nightlife options. The cost of living in Valladolid is lower than average (in comparison with similarly sized Spanish cities). A room can be rented from 250 Euros. A piece of tortilla, coffee and French orange juice is around 2.50. A single bus trip (with a bono card) is 0.75 cents. Valladolid has a small airport that has regular flights to Barcelona. There is a high speed train that takes an hour to Madrid. Valladolid has very cool winters and very hot summers.


About the school and city

IH Valladolid has two centres, one in Parquesol and one in Plaza Universidad. Students take classes here, and teachers also travel to teach in local schools and businesses all over the Valladolid area.

Our methodology is to teach the language and not just a page from a coursebook. We do not use any set coursebook for any of our students so that they really do get objective driven classes that really do improve their English.

All of our teachers are qualified and all of our teachers are experienced. Additionally, our teachers regularly receive training sessions and attend international conferences to ensure we are delivering the most effective modern lessons possible.

Our facilities are modern and up to date. We have 15 well equipped modern classrooms, several interactive white boards, a DVD library, and a very well equipped library of teaching materials.