TESOL Market in Spain and around the World

Spain has an excellent TESOL market so if Spain is where you want to teach you should be working soon after completing the course. Even in small towns and villages, there are usually language academies. Of course, the greatest number of schools is in the largest cities. So let’s go and check out the TESOL market in Spain and around the world.

For example, there are over 500 language academies in greater Barcelona. Most schools want a teaching staff with a variety of accents to satisfy the requests of their students. We know the labor market in Spain very well and are also very familiar with the TESOL market worldwide. Therefore, we will help you regardless of where you want to work.

ESOL teacher pay in Spain ranges from about 10 to 16 € an hour. Although pay in the large cities often leans towards the higher end, lower pay in towns and small cities is often offset by the lower cost of living. Many teachers supplement their income by teaching private students and usually share apartments in order to contain their cost of living.


Your Career Control System

Career Jump’s much acclaimed instructional manual is named: “Your Career Control System”. It is designed to specifically support Job Seekers to:

  • Discover what it is that they can offer to interested employers, and it provides the tools for backing up their claims
  • Identify possible tools that they may use at their task, and become familiar with the application
  • Learn about optional routes to the Job Market, both advertised and non-advertised options
  • Learn the best ways to gain control over future career advancement and career changes

The career manual “Your Career Control System” costs around $150, but for your delegates who attend the Managerial Outplacement Workshop, a free copy of the manual is provided. Extra copies are available at a discounted rate at the company’s Outplacement Service office.


Langage Idiomas

Langage Idiomas is a private school that has been providing language training in the heart of Barcelona since 1977.

Initially a French language school (thus the name “Langage” which means language in French), English was soon added as a course offering and quickly became the most popular language taught at the school.

Today, aside from the TESOL Certificate Course, Langage Idiomas provides English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian and other language courses to many well-known multinational corporations in the greater Barcelona area.

With a teaching staff of more than 45 language professionals, we are a well-established and respected institution in our community. Langage Idiomas is proud to host the first S.I.T. TESOL Course in Western Europe.



  1. What is the School for International Training (SIT)?
  2. Why should I take the SIT TESOL Certificate course?
  3. Who teaches the course?
  4. Is the course the same at all sites?
  5. What kind of people take this course?
  6. What are the entrance requirements?
  7. What kind of job will I be able to get with this certificate?
  8. Will S.I.T.’s TESOL Certificate enable me to teach ESOL in U.S. public schools?
  9. Can I get college credit for the course?
  10. After I finish the certificate course, if, later, I decide to complete S.I.T.’s program leading to a Master of Arts with a concentration in TESOL, is there any special financial aid available for certificate alumni?
  11. Does everyone who attends the course get a certificate?
  12. What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL?
  13. What is the difference between SIT, CELTA, TRINITY and other certificate courses?
  14. Do I need to speak the language of another country I want to teach in to teach English?
  15. How much money can I expect to earn?
  16. How much money should I bring with me?
  17. Do I need to have had previous teaching experience?
  18. May I take the S.I.T. TESOL course if English is not my native language?
  19. What about visas and work/residence permits?
  20. What should I bring with me?
  21. Are there age limits?


Job Guidance for TESOL Students

At the TESOL Program, you will receive individual job guidance, tailored to your needs. This includes:

•detailed information about the job market in the country or countries of interest to you, with specifics about the city you want to work in.

•assistance in developing a TESOL resume that works.

•guidance on how to interview.

•referral and introduction to schools.

•instruction on how to obtain and maintain private students.

•miscellaneous information, e.g., about housing and the expatriate scene. (more…)

TESOL Certificate Course graduates comments

Here are a few comments from  S.I.T. TESOL Certificate Course graduates:

“Overall SpainTESOL was a quality course. I am very happy with what I got out of the whole process. I will recommend it highly to everyone who is interested in teaching English.”
Anne Samples, April 2014 course

“The attention of the trainers was amazing. Dave is a natural. He has an easy, agreeable nature with students and is a fun, effective teacher. Isabel was great and is such a hard worker.”
Tanya Figueroa, April 2012 course

“I highly recommend this  TESOL Course  I did a LOT of research on the different courses before signing up with them. The place is very professional, well organized and also lively. The actual course is intense but you get real-life experience teaching actual students and the trainers did a great job of preparing us for that. The job help after (and during) the course was above and beyond my expectations.” Leigh James. (more…)

Trainers & Staff


Isabel McClymont

Isabel is a graduate from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. She also has also taken a post-graduate course in teaching from Jordanhill College, Glasgow.

In addition, she has the Diploma in TEFL teaching, which she took at the British Institute in Barcelona in 1984. She has been living and teaching English in Barcelona for 27 years.

In the last four years she has been a teacher trainer and during that time has taught people from all over the world.

David Donaldson

David Donaldson has been a teacher for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds the Cambridge DELTA Diploma. David has been living and teaching English in Barcelona for over 25 years where he is the Director of Studies at Language Advance Training.

His interests include cycling, reading, playing the guitar and enjoying life on the Mediterranean with his wife, Maggie, and son, Robert. (more…)

TESOL Course Description

The 130-hour course is taught by individuals trained by the prestigious university, the School for International Training, or S.I.T. The course provides participants with an opportunity to develop new skills with the help of experts in the exciting and growing field of TESOL.

The innovative course curriculum was designed by S.I.T. faculty, based on humanistic, experiential and progressive teaching methods. The course provides practical training through teaching demonstrations, lesson planning & analysis, practice teaching, and feedback. Participants develop skills in teaching, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and culture.

The course begins with a brief look at second language acquisition through the experience of being a learner. Participants then examine specific teaching areas each day, which they apply in their daily practice teaching of adult ESOL learners.