British Council Madrid - For more than 70 years the British Council has been building strong cultural relations with other countries, building trust, exchanging knowledge and ideas and providing educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online.
Perhaps the British Council is best-known in Spain for teaching English at our centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Palma and Segovia.
The British Council has a very strong reputation in Madrid, consisting of eight centres in and around the city: Madrid Adults, Madrid Young Learners, Somosaguas Teaching Centre, Alcalá de Henares, Alcobendas, Las Rozas, Villaviciosa and Segovia.
Profile - General Information:
Academy: British Council Madrid
General webpage: https://www.britishcouncil.es/en
Updated January 2017.
Madrid Adults: C/ Miguel Angel, 1| 28010 Madrid | Metro: L 5 Ruben Darió or L10 Gregorio Marañón
Madrid Young Learners: Pº General Martinez Campos, 31| 28010 Madrid | Metro: L1 Iglesias or L10 Gregorio Marañón
Somosaguas: C/ Solano, 5-7| Prado de Somosaguas | 28223 Pozuelo | L10 Colonia Jardin, Metro Ligero L2 Somosaguas Sur
Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá | Fac. de Economicas y Empresariales | Plaza de la Victoria s/n | 28802 Alcalá de Henares
Alcobendas: C/ de la Constitución 59-61| 28100 Alcobendas
Las Rozas: Centro de la Juventud de Las Rozas Avda. Nuestra Señora de Retamar, 8 28232 Las Rozas, Madrid
Villaviciosa: Escuela Santa Ana | C/ Santa Ana s/n | 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón
Facilities and Classrooms
All centres are well equipped and most have IWB’s (interactive whiteboards) in classrooms, enabling you to use any acceptable digital resource for sound or vision. Teachers have their own IWB pen and are trained on their use.
Have a good materials support and photocopier?
Staffrooms/resources rooms have resources and computers for staff use. Teachers have access to resources on the BC system as well as materials developed by teachers for sharing such as flipcharts for IWB use. There is internet connection on all computers allowing teachers to access British Council services such as http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/ or http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/. The larger centres have excellent lending resources, with large banks of teaching materials, methodology subject matter, and DVDs/videos.
Do I have support?
Qualifications and minimum requirements for employment
Our minimum requirements for teachers are:
* e.g. CELTA; CELTYL (University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate); Cert. TESOL (Trinity College London); PGCE (TESOL+QTS); BEd./PGCE (+ QTS & 2 years’ TEFL/TESOL teaching) or equivalent qualification from another country. There are sometimes opportunities for exceptional candidates with a certificate level qualification.
Please note that due to the quantity of applications we receive, if your application does not clearly demonstrated that you meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, we will not normally contact you.
Experience and conditions of employment
We require two years’ relevant experience post qualification.
If a candidate meets our minimum requirements and has an EU passport or Spanish Work permit but is not physically able to attend an interview in Madrid we will interview by telephone. However, there are tax implications for non-residents (24%) which have to be considered before relocating to Madrid.
We will recruit Americans or Australians if they have an EU passport or Spanish Work permit. We cannot process any work visas.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and this is reflected across all our teaching centres with a diverse mix of teachers from many different countries.
Estimated Nº of teachers recruited
Last year we recruited approximately 20 teachers. Teachers in general stay with us for 4-5 years, and a large number stay for longer.
Teachers at British Council for over 4 years
About 50% of our teachers have been with us for more than 4 years.
Numbers of students per term:
Madrid Adults - 2,000, Madrid Young Learners - 5,000, Somosaguas Teaching Centre - 2,000, Alcalá de Henares - 1,000, Alcobendas - 850, Las Rozas 500, Villaviciosa – 450, Segovia – 350.
Teacher Training and Development
During the academic year, most centres run weekly paid sessions dedicated to training and teachers can attend sessions in other centres. The content of the sessions is determined by a needs analysis along with the needs of the centre. We also offer extra training, particularly involving ICT integration.
During the summer courses we offer optional training sessions for teachers who do not work here in the academic year (e.g. Using IWBs, Classroom Management). Teachers who opt in are paid for their attendance and participation in the sessions. These sessions take place after or before normal teaching hours on selected days and normally take about an hour.
Some British Council teachers attend the TESOL Spain conference, IATEFL Learning Technologies conference, IATEFL ELT Management conference and give talks at the annual British Council Madrid September Education Conference. These and similar conferences give our centres a way to encounter new ideas while sharing our best practice with others in and out of the British Council.
Summer teaching rate
The rate of pay for summer teaching work is €22.33 per hour.
Working at the British Council Madrid
Over the course of a year, there are 495,000 students learning English and other skills through the medium of English in our teaching centres around the world. The training and working opportunities available in our centres in Madrid are excellent.
The British Council is in the urgent need of covering some teacher posts due to unexpected temporary absences. The temporary posts are needing to be covered from January 19’ for terms 2 and 3, and would be based on the following Teaching Centres around Madrid:
Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:
Please, anyone who meets the minimum requirements and is interested in the job can send me an e-mail to Recruitment.Madrid@britishcouncil.es.
Job / Employment title:
British Council often requires teachers of young learners (ages 4 - 18) and /or adults for July, August and September.
*e.g. (UK) CELTA; CELTYL; Cert. TESOL; PGCE (TESOL+QTS); BEd./PGCE (+ QTS & 2 years’ TEFL/TESOL teaching) or equivalent qualification from another country. Courses should have a minimum of 100 hours face to face TEFL tuition plus 5-6 hours of observed teaching practice to a minimum class size of 6 students at two distinct levels. Courses should be moderated by an external examiner and accredited by a recognised authority e.g. in the UK by Cambridge UCLES, Trinity College, RSA or equivalent in other countries.
Trinity Diploma TESOL Course October 2014 - May 2015:
British Council Madrid - Trinity Diploma TESOL Course October 2017 - May 2018.
The British Council is delivering the Trinity LTCL Diploma TESOL course in the coming academic year in Madrid October 2017 - May 2018.
This is an advanced, internationally respected and recognised qualification, designed for experienced teachers of EFL/ESOL who are looking to expand their practical knowledge of teaching and learning, and take their career to the next level. Previous candidates have gone on to develop into teacher training, publishing, further advanced study, materials development and academic management.
It is a face-to-face taught course with input sessions delivered by an experienced team of British Council tutors every Thursday and Friday 09.30-12.40. Teachers will have assessed teaching practice in their own schools/teaching centres.
Over 8 months candidates learn, reflect and progress through this challenging course which incorporates assessments in classroom practice, research projects, phonology and language. Candidates have access to an extensive range of learning resources – books, journals and online materials, and are supported throughout by our expert Diploma tutor team.
The final assessments and exam take place in May 2018.
Input sessions take place at the British Council in central Madrid.
· Course fees 2,800 € (2016/17 price – 2017/18 price tbc)
To request an information pack with details of how to apply, or for queries about the course please contact Lesley Keast, Diploma Course Leader on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 91 337 5016.
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