April 3, 2008.
When did academy open?
91 740 5911.
Our address is C/ Alfredo Marquerie, 5, bajo, 28004, Madrid.
The nearest metro station is on line 9, Herrera Oria, and
the nearest Cercanias train station is Ramon y Cajal – both
of which are under a five-minute walk. There are also regular
buses from Plaza Castilla (67 and 178) and Moncloa (83)
to just outside the building.
We have a variety of classrooms and seminar rooms on site
to host our afternoon and evening academy classes and our
intensive courses. We also have extensive office space for
our marketing department, phone class call centres, teacher
training facilities and the administration of the company.
Have good materials
We are proud of the resources that we offer our teachers.
Everyone is given access to our computer network and the
internet to help prepare for their classes. We have several
printers and photocopiers for teachers to use, and a very
wide range of books, CD players, televisions, VCRs and DVD
players. Teachers are offered the full range of materials
for a series (e.g. course book, work book, teacher’s book,
extra resource book, CDs, DVDs etc). If a teacher wants
to use a resource that we don’t have then we’ll order it
in for them. We don’t believe that teachers should have
to pay for their own resources and equipment.
of Studies" (DOS) support?
The company director is supported by three directors of
studies, one for business classes, one for academy classes
and one for telephone and internet classes.
Qualification requirements for employment?
We welcome all teachers who have a TEFL certificate or an
English teaching university qualification. In some exceptional
cases a teacher’s experience and enthusiasm will suffice.
We can offer extra training to help teachers.
Experience requirements for employment?
Experience is not essential, but preferable. Being keen
to teach can be more attractive to us and our clients than
experience. In short, being a very qualified and experienced
teacher means nothing unless you have the enthusiasm, professionalism
and social skills needed to communicate and teach.
Hire at a distance?
No. We’d like to meet you to find out more about you and
your character and thus match you to a suitable client.
and do their papers?
We don’t organise work papers for our teachers.
British or Americans? Why?
We welcome accents from all English-speaking countries,
and bilingual teachers from the European Union, as long
as the teacher has the skills for the job.
We have about seventy teachers working for us at the moment,
eight of which are full time teachers who we have taken
on this academic year. However, we are always looking for
new part-time teachers to fill up the hours that arise as
we take on more classes throughout the year.
Eurolanguage Consultants for over 4 years?
Over half of our teaching staff has worked with us for more
than four years.
Best part about
working at Eurolanguage Consultants:
We are genuine people. If you want help we offer it, but
we don’t interfere. If you want extra training we’ll provide
it for you, but we won’t force everyone to come. If you
need more resources we’ll get them, without charging you.
Many language centres are just faceless businesses; we are
nice professionals who enjoy good working relations.
training or development along with job (other benefit)?
Well, along with offering a wide range of courses to our
students, we also offer a wide range of choices to our teachers.
We are extremely flexible to the needs of our teachers.
The teacher can chose how many hours s/he wants to do, many
of our staff prefer to just work part-time, others want
to have as many classes as possible. Lots of our teachers
work with us because we offer them the possibility of combining
their work with their personal situation, whether it be
their young families, their studies, their other jobs. We
even have some telephone teachers who work with us in different
parts of Spain and Europe!
training or development along with job?
We offer very productive teacher training workshops every
Friday morning to all teachers who want to attend. We also
organise extra teacher training sessions if the need is
present. Our teachers are welcome to attend external training
days and courses. Staff development is very important to
us and we have self-study resources on offer to teachers
as well as an open-door policy with our DOSs. Any teacher
with a doubt or concern is very welcome to talk to any of
the DOSs for extra guidance and training.
The starting salary depends on whether the teacher wants
to work under contract or be employed as a freelance teacher
and pay their own social security. We’ll go with whatever
the teacher is more comfortable doing. Obviously the salary
will also depend on the number of hours that that the teacher
does, we don’t force people to work full timetables, and
how far the teacher has to travel to get to the classes.
It’s therefore not possible to give the average starter’s
salary, it’s better to negotiate the salary at interview.