International Institute in Madrid

The International Institute in Spain has been one of Madrid's best kept secrets up till now. I hadn't heard of them till 2004 even though they've been around for over a hundred years. Where some schools exploit their almost non-existent infra-structure in every and any way possible, these guys have got "the" incredible "university-level" infra-structure without any of the corresponding fame. (They do share their space with American institutions like Boston University, Syracuse and Stanford.

However, despite all the beautiful architecture (the building's on the National Historical Register and is incredible inside and out), the English language department seems to operate just like in any other normal academy although it has American Cultural Studies, varied mini courses and activities and clubs for kids. Teachers here get 750€ for a 10 week, 30 hour course (3 hours per week) and unless my math is failing me, that's about 25 euros an hour (more with a master's degree), which makes this one of the better paying "on-the-premises" jobs in Madrid.

Job Offer 1:

Job/Employment title: Currently accepting applications for teachers for General English instructors for adults and young learners (age 6 to 16), TOEFL and Cambridge FCE and CAE preparation. September 28th, 2018.
Employing institution: International Institute in Spain (IIE) North American Language and Culture Program.
Location: c/ Miguel Ángel, 8 28010.
Metro: Rubén Darío (line 5) & Gregorio Marañón (lines 7, 10).
Need the teacher by: Latest, September 25th, 2018. See requirements below.
Minimum background required: B.A./B.S. & CELTA/TEFL qualification; Master's degree in language or teaching-related field preferred; minimum of 2 years teaching experience with references. EU citizen or full, valid work permit required.
Description of institution: A prominent historic entity in Madrid, the IIE offers a full range of language courses from basic to proficiency levels and SAT, TOEFL and Cambridge exam preparation. We also have a growing and innovative American Cultural Studies Program for adults as well as a Young Learners Program (ages 6-16), specialized classes for bilingual/bicultural children and a preschool playgroup.
Conditions of employment: Candidates must have a valid Spanish work permit or EU nationality (NIE and SS). Candidates submit cover letters and CVs via email, and appropriate candidates are invited for an interview according to program needs.
Salary: 25,04€ - 27,56€ gross/hour during the week depending on qualifications. Teachers with an MA are paid at a higher rate, as are teachers who teach classes on Saturday mornings (33,39€ - 36,74€ gross/hour). Part-time positions only, weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings (10:15 to 1:15). We offer part time, renewable contracts.
Contact information:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 91 319 8184.
  • Website:

  • Job Offer 2:

    Teachers of American English and Culture

    The American Cultural Studies Program (ACS), an initiative of the English Program at the International Institute in Spain, is seeking American candidates of proven excellence interested in developing and teaching classes that embody and expand ACS's vision. A Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) program, ACS offers courses grounded in the study of American culture to students with an advanced (or higher) level of English. ACS instructors are highly-qualified, experienced ESL teachers, as well as accredited experts in their fields of specialization (American literature, art history, cinema studies, cultural studies, etc.)

    Candidates interested in designing innovative, exciting courses that expand students' knowledge of U.S. culture while improving all aspects of their English abilities are welcome to send a C.V. plus a brief summary of a possible course proposal.

    To learn more about the ACS program, course offerings, and current faculty, click here to consult the ACS home page.  For more information about the International Institute in Spain, see

    Level of Qualifications Required:

    - English Instruction: TEFL/TESOL/CELTA.
    - Area of Specialization: Master's degree or higher (possible leniency for uniquely qualified candidates)


    Part-time contracts offered to candidates with satisfactory credentials. The candidate must be a legal resident or have permission to work in Spain.

    Salary: Competitive.

    Contact Information:

  • Person: Andrew Bennett.
  • Email:

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    General Information:

    International Institute in Spain


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    July 28, 2016.

    When did the International Institute open?

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    Send CV and cover letter only to:

    Contact person: Nicole Rosow, Director, North American Language and Culture Program.

    Contact phone:
    (00 34) 91 319 81 84

    Miguel Angel, 8, office 112.
    28010, Madrid, Spain

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    (The nearest Metro stop is Rubén Darío. It's also a three minute walk from Metro Gregorio Marañon down Miguel Angel street. )

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    Facilities and classrooms:

    The International Institute in Spain has around 30 classrooms, a computer lab, an auditorium, cafeteria, conference rooms and garden.

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    Have good materials support, photocopier?
    They have a small faculty room with a computer + printer and an enormous library with books and DVDs, which is open to the public at a fee. Current IIE students and staff, however, can use it for free.

    VIPs on staff?

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    Employment Information:

    Qualification requirements for employment?
    B.A./B.S. & CELTA/TEFL certified from accredited program; minimum of one year teaching experience preferred.

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    Experience requirements for employment?
    One year teaching experience preferred

    Hire at a distance?
    No, must be living and working in Spain.

    Hire Americans and do their papers?
    Native speakers of North American English. Must have papers because the IIE will not process them for you. There is no getting around this requirement.

    Preference for British or Americans?
    Yes: Speakers of North American English.

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    Best part about working at International Institute in Spain?
    Colleagues are well-prepared, professional, and very willing to share teaching ideas and materials. The "whole package" of being a teacher there is very attractive, even though it's only a part-time position. The historic building itself is a hidden gem in Madrid and worth visiting! Teachers have access to the Institute Library for teaching resources or their own personal enjoyment, with an extensive English collection of fiction and non-fiction materials often difficult to find in Madrid. English language periodicals available daily/weekly in their Library Reading Room, and there is a cafeteria on-site that caters to American study abroad students and faculty in the building. There is a full schedule of on-going cultural events in the auditorium such as concerts, book signings, and seminars, often related to North American culture.

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    Offer teacher training or development along with job?
    There are several professional development workshops a year, including a mini-TESOL. Instructors also get partial funding to attend the annual TESOL-Spain conference.

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    Starters' average salary?
    Qualified teachers make about 25 euros an hour, or around 750 € per 30-hour course carried out over 10 weeks. Teachers with Master's Degrees in related fields (Education, Language Teaching, Linguistics) begin at higher rate, as are teachers in the growing contingent of Saturday morning classes.

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    Other information about courses and teachers:
    Teachers are also encouraged to put forth proposals and develop new courses, such as American Cinema, or others based on American culture or academic topics. Approximately 1/3 of the teaching faculty has been here for over five years, and about 3/4 of our teachers have five years’ teaching experience or more.

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