The minimum requirements for working in International House Cordoba are as follows:
-Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (or a similar TEFL certificate known to be equivalent to CELTA) with a Pass Grade of "A" or "B" is the minimum requirement for teaching English at all International House Schools. Other EFL/ESL qualifications (BA, MA, DTEFLA or PGCE) can be an advantage to prospective applicants, but the CELTA or equivalent is a requirement in all cases - it is the common methodological base for language teaching at International House Schools.
- The International House Younger Learners Course (IHYLC) – if teachers do not have this already, they can take it at the end of September before starting (see below).
- A University Degree.
- For legal reasons relating to work permits, unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from non-European passport holders.
We are looking for teachers who:
- are interested in teaching EFL to high professional standards,
- want to teach children, teenagers and adults,
- will take up the available opportunities to develop professionally,
- are highly motivated and enjoy working in a team.
A knowledge of Spanish is not essential for the job, although it will make settling-in easier.
The staff is made up of 8 full- or part-time English teachers, 1 French teacher, 2 secretaries and the Management team of Director/DOS and 2 Co-ordinators.
Contracts and Timetables
New teachers are usually contracted for between 20 to 24 contact (teaching) hours a week and the contract is between 1st October and 30th June. New teachers to the school have an Induction Course of one week (paid) at the end of September.
The majority of classes are in the evening from 4.15-9.30 pm (Mon-Thurs) and 4.15-7.30pm (Fri) though there are some classes during the day. Teachers have a varied range of ages and levels.
There is a full Working Conditions document (available on request) giving complete information about pay, holidays, classes, etc.
Teachers usually pay between 350€ and 450€ /month for a 2 bedroom flat if they live alone, but many teachers share. Nowhere is very far away in Huelva so most flats are within walking distance to the school or within a short bus ride. To live at the beach, your own transport is essential.
The school will help you by:
- providing you with contacts (from newspapers, noticeboards at the university, local landlords, etc)
Other considerations are:
- It is normal practice to pay rent in advance, and at the beginning of a contract to pay an additional one or two month’s rent as a deposit. This is returned at the end of the contract (after checking possible damages). For this reason, you need to bring enough money to pay the first month’s rent + deposit.
Social Activities organised by the School
Various activities are organised during the year, and any help given in organising them is much appreciated.