At First Language Consulting, we are committed
to our teachers. We offer competitive rates for teachers in central
Madrid with supplements for teachers willing to travel to surrounding
areas. Also, we provide a “no cancellation policy,” which guarantees
a steady income for our teachers. Conversely, we try to work only
with companies that are serious about having classes throughout
the academic year, so that the teacher’s work schedule is assured
in advance. We allow our teachers to work independently, but our
director of studies also offers support and assistance with lesson
planning. In addition, we supply material resources, such as CDs
(and CD players) and textbooks. All this is in stark contrast
to many other academies whose goal is simply to fit a teacher
to an available class.
Information on agency:
Agency: First Language Consulting.
Date of article: February 26, 2007.
When did agency open? January 2005.
Contact person and title:
629 162 163
Once you send your CV, we contact you to set up an interview. We add the profile of qualified teachers to our database and send out the new class postings by email. We hire British, American, and bilingual teachers on contract or on a freelance basis.
Central Madrid (metro Alonso Martinez)
Facilities and classrooms:
All classes take place at the students’ place of work or
home. Teachers are offered all the support they may need.
They are provided with textbooks, CDs, teacher’s books,
grammar and vocabulary books, resource books (ready-made
lessons), and CD players. Before starting a course, teachers
are given a student needs analysis report and a syllabus
to help them adapt to the needs of the students.
Have "Director of Studies" (DOS) support?
Yes, the DOS offers guidance and support.
VIPs on staff?
No, but let’s not forget all of us (teachers) are VIPs in class.
Qualification requirements for employment?
We prefer candidates with TEFL, CELTA, or TESOL certificates.
Although experience teaching other subjects is valued, we
believe teaching languages is different from teaching math,
music, or history.
Experience requirements for employment?
A minimum of 3 years English teaching experience teaching
in schools/ academies and companies is preferred. Where
experience is not a candidate’s strong point, lesson planning
is essential and more guidance will be provided.
Hire at a distance?
No, we require interviews in person.
Hire Americans and do their papers? No, we
only hire teachers with their papers already in order.
Preference for British or Americans?
None whatsoever. Bilingual teachers are also considered.
Estimated teachers hired yearly:
Teachers at First Language Consulting for over 4
First Language Consulting is a relatively new academy which
was founded in 2005, so no. However, we have several teachers
who have been working with us from the beginning.
Best part about working at First Language Consulting:
We are proud of our competitive rates. Also, since we value
teachers’ time and effort we have a NO cancellation policy,
which means a teacher receives payment when a scheduled
class is cancelled by a company. Teachers are informed of
the company holidays in advance so they have a predictable
Offer teacher training or development along with
We always offer guidance, such as advice and information
on courses or seminars taking place in Madrid and other
teacher training events. Our DOS also attends these courses/conferences
and can give advice on what best fits a teacher’s professional
Starters' average salary?
It depends on the number of daily hours, experience, and
class location. Hourly rates can vary between 21€/hour and
30€/hour for freelance teachers and between 16.31€/hour
and 21€/hour for teachers on contract.
Job / Employment title: English teachers needed
for company classes.
Agency: First Language Consulting.
Location: Classes take place in companies throughout
June 14 update:
The following classes are available in July in Barcelona.
Days & times: 16.00 - 17.30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Start date: Wednesday July 5th
End date: Wednesday July 26th
Rate: 27€/hour for registered freelance teachers
Location: Terminal D, Port of Barcelona. Access by cruiseliner bus from Colon monument.
May 24 update:
1. (metro Nuevos Ministerios): 1.30-3pm Monday - A1, 2 students.
2. (metro Santiago Bernabeu or Nuevos Ministerios): 1.30-3pm Tuesday - B1+, 4 students.
3. (metro Nuevos Ministerios): 1.30-3pm Wednesday - B1+, 4 students.
Substitution rate: 25€/hour for registered freelance teachers (autonomos).
Need the teacher by: Always need teachers.
Minimum experience required: TEFL or equivalent
qualification and 3 years teaching experience. Please send your
CV and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of the agency: First Language Consulting
organises on-site, online, and overseas English classes for Spanish
Salary: We employ teachers both on contract and
on a freelance basis at very competitive rates.
Telephone: 629 165 163.