RECRUITMENT

 

"There are teachers that teach and those that teach and inspire. Be remembered for your inspiration: join our team."  

With just over 30 years of experience teaching English as a foreign language in Spain we have seen a lot of changes. One thing that has not changed, however, is the impact made by an inspirational teacher who can motivate their students. So if you are serious about your teaching and feel you can make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Working for Albany School of English you will feel fully supported in your role and valued as a true professional. You will be joining a respected organisation at the forefront of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Send us your CV today.

 

Albany School of English is a modern private language school with six centres located in and around the city of Cordoba in Andalucia (Southern Spain). We also have recently opened Language Centres in the prestigious schools of La Salle and Sta. Victoria and in Pozuelo de Alarcòn, Madrid.

Albany School was founded in 1984 and currently employs around 30 full time teachers. As a member of ACEIA, The Association of Language Schools for Andalucia, and of FECEI, The National Federation of Private Language Schools in Spain; we are committed to maintaining high standards throughout the organisation.

We offer general English courses from beginners to advanced level and also prepare students for external exams, such as the Cambridge and Trinity qualifications. Our students range from 3 years old to adult, although the vast majority of our students are children and teenagers. Students come to classes for two to three hours a week from mid-September to June. Intensive exam preparation courses are available to adults and teenagers, some of which are offered in July. Children’s summer courses for 3 to 15 year-olds take place during this month. In-company courses are available throughout the year.

Each teacher is allocated a well-appointed classroom that includes whiteboard, a computer with internet connection and a large TV screen helping to create a comfortable yet professional environment. Teachers have access to a wealth of resources that you would expect to find in a well-established modern school. Each school is equipped with additional computers so that students can practice regularly with multi-media outside class-time and video cameras are available to use in lessons too. There are tea and coffee making facilities for teachers at each centre.

 

Albany School regards its teachers as a valuable asset and therefore invests time and resources to ensure that each teacher feels fully supported during their time with us. A comprehensive development programme is offered which includes compulsory pre-course induction sessions and in-house training sessions throughout the academic year.

In addition, our Academic Director and Directors of Studies organise weekly sessions for teachers. Occasionally workshops are provided by external guest speakers on a variety of relevant topics; they normally take place in one of the schools. Teachers are offered support and advice as part of their development programme which includes observed lessons. Information on external training events is given where costs can be covered by the school.

 

 

 

Teacher´s opinios:

Kristina Lupton (Albany teacher 2013/2014)

"My year at Albany was actually my first year of working at an academy abroad and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! My DOS has been incredibly supportive, approachable and kind from the very beginning and I was impressed by the amount of resources readily available around the school - this makes lesson planning much easier and less time-consuming. I have a lovely classroom space which is my own and contains pretty much everything I need - anything I don't have, I've always been encouraged to ask for. Teachers are urged (but not forced) to attend local teaching conferences and Friday meetings enable teachers to come together, during which I feel like my voice can be heard and my opinions matter. I think this is a really important factor in creating a pleasant working atmosphere. HR supported me an awful lot when I first arrived in Cordoba in terms of organising important documents - Janina even accompanied me to the necessary offices and assisted with the language barrier (a huge help during an unsettling period!). I find the working hours at my academy great and the workload manageable. Extra workload periods (e.g. termly reports) are discussed weeks before the deadline, enabling me to prepare well. Overall, the school has a lovely, family feel to it and certainly feels like a very teacher-centred, flexible yet professional place to work. My reasons for leaving have nothing to do with Albany or Cordoba - I just need to explore to a new city! Albany, I will miss you!"

Dorin Wang (Albany teacher 2013/2014)

"I had never expected to be so lucky to work in such an aesthetic and cultural city. On top of that, Albany has given me a great experience in terms of teaching in Spain. Everyone in the school is friendly. As much as we all work hard, I rarely feel stressed at work since the atmosphere in the school is rather pleasant and tranquil. I will definitely miss Albany after this summer!" 

 

 

FULL-TIME CONTRACT

(34 hours) from mid-September until the end of June.

 

A full-time contract consists of 24 contact (teaching) hours per week. The remaining hours are dedicated to class preparation, students’ evaluation, attending weekly teacher development sessions, one-to-one meetings with DOS and carrying out administrative duties (eg: reports, registers, etc).
The contract includes SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS: full national health and social security cover.

SALARY & PAID HOLIDAYS

Competitive salary above national pay agreements. Induction allowance in September.

 

According to the school year’s calendar. There are usually two weeks at Christmas, one at Easter, two days during the Fair in Cordoba and one week at the end of June. All national and local public holidays are honoured.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Native speaker of English or equivalent ability

  • Education to degree level or equivalent

  • A recognized, relevant teaching qualification*

  • Relevant teaching experience

  • Preferably a working knowledge of Spanish

  • EU passport or Spanish Work permit

We aim to give a reply to all applications, however, during busy periods applicants that do not meet the minimum requirements unfortunately maynot receive acknowledgement.

* e.g. (for the UK) CELTA; CELTYL; Cert. TESOL; PGCE (TESOL+QTS); BEd./PGCE (+ QTS & 2 years’ TEFL/TESOL teaching) or equivalent qualification from another country.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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ASSISTANCE ON ARRIVAL

We offer assistance on arrival, help with finding accommodation and legal paperwork.

 

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