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Should I accept this offer in Spain?

 
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shiningstar21



Joined: 22 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Should I accept this offer in Spain? Reply with quote

I've been offered a job with a small, family run school called Eureka English Academy in a village in Las Gabias or Otura, which is in Granada.

The women who interviewed me seemed very friendly, and is orginally from England.

I've been searching for teaching jobs in Spain, and it's been pretty hard to find a good, reputable school, or any which'll offer me a job!

I have a TEFL certificate, a degree and a little teaching experience.

Anyway, I have a very good vibe about this place, but the downside is that the pay is BAD.

It's only 10 Euros per hour, with min. 16 hours per week teaching, and I was told the rent if sharing, is about 150 Euros, inclu. bills.
Also, most flats are within walking distance of the school, so no transport costs.

Considering my lack of experience, or CELTA, is this a good offer?
I was worried about being isolated as it's a village, but there are about 3-4 other TEFL teachers at the school, apparantly, one who is looking for someone to share a flat with.
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amisexy



Joined: 24 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A salary of 640 Euros Gross would probably be unlivable. (I say gross, but you probably won't earn enough the pay tax). It's the lowest offer i've seen when looking for jobs.

Most schools offer in the region of 1000 Euros Net and above (That would be around 1100-1150 Gross).

Jobs in Spain are very hard to get from abroad. Try going to Spain and getting a job 'on the ground', if you want better pay.


The Spain experts will no doubt be along soon to give you some more advice.
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SirKirby



Joined: 03 Oct 2007
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Location: Barcelona, Spain

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's definitely not great, but then again it is only 16 hours a week, plus cost of living is likely to be much lower in a small village (where many people probably can't afford to pay the prices for language tuition that rich families can in a large cities). I'd enquire how likely it is that you will be able to find private classes to supplement your income.

But if what you want to do is get rich from language teaching, cross Spain off your list anyway.
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