EFL Teacher in Donostia San Sebastian (Spain)

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Start Date
September 2024
Duration or End Date
June 2025 (with the possibility to extend)
To be discussed


Essential Requirements 

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • At least one year of teaching experience using communicative methodology.

Job Description 

We are looking for teachers that are versatile and are happy to teach young learners, teenagers, exam classes and adults. If you have less experience with one of these age groups or levels and are willing to develop your skills in these areas, we can help. We have an in-house professional development programme and can adapt this to your needs in order to help you develop as a teacher and therefore be more able to cater for our student’s needs.

Other Benefits

Professional development: we offer and encourage professional development for teachers (+ Spanish courses if desired).

Paid holiday: Christmas (approx. 2 weeks), Easter Holiday (approx.1.5 week), and national/local holidays.

Visa: Help and assistance with the Spanish paperwork for teacher with rights to work in the EU.


About the school and city

Since its foundation in 1956, Lacunza - IH San Sebastián has enjoyed a high reputation in the city and the surrounding province of Gipuzkoa. More than 50,000 residents of San Sebastián and the neighbouring towns and villages have learned or improved their English in our classrooms. 

The Buildings 

In San Sebastian itself, the school has more than 60 classrooms housed in five different buildings, two of which are within easy walking distance (3 to 5 minutes) of each other in the city centre. The remaining three are in the city’s outlying neighbourhoods and are easily reached by bus or on foot. Lacunza also has branches in Irun and Zarautz, both about 20 km from San Sebastian up and down the coast, in Renteria and in Beasain. The latest addition to the group is a school in Tolosa (20 km south of San Sebastian) which became part of Lacunza-IH in January 2021. 

Each building has its own Director of Studies, and staff rooms are fully equipped with the necessary teaching resources. The classrooms are all well-equipped and there are internet facilities which can be used by teachers. Wi-Fi is also available for teachers who wish to use their own personal computers.