English Teaching

We are looking for enthusiastic English teachers to join us for the coming school year in September 2019 – Basque Country, Spain

Akerlei Centro de Formación was established in 1995 and has been successfully running Language courses for all levels and for all ages since then. We have a wide range of daytime and evening language courses, one to one lessons and courses specially tailored to the language training needs of businesses. Our well qualified, experienced and friendly teachers give the students individual attention and the opportunity to study in small groups in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Akerlei provides a very supportive, positive and vibrant environment in which teachers can develop a wide range of skills that will enhance career development, whilst experiencing exciting opportunities to make a positive impact on the school and the students. Teachers will have the opportunity to get involved in the use of new technologies in the language classroom such as smart-boards and get hands on the use of web 2.0 for language teaching. Our classrooms are well equipped with interactive smart-boards, and internet access.

Akerlei is located in Ermua, in the eastern end of Bizkaia, bordering the province of Gipuzkoa, just 2.5 km from Eibar. Protected by Urko and Ureta mountains, Ermua forms a multi-color landscape, with rough and profound valleys compressed between steep foothills that will shock the visitor. Another natural feature of Ermua is its mountains that despite their little altitude appear magnificent due to their proximity. It lies 42 km from Bilbao and 67 km from San Sebastian. The transport facilities are excellent with bus and train routes regularly servicing Bilbao, (30 minutes away) and San Sebastian, (45 minutes away) and several beaches on the coast of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia.

We are offering a contract for the academic year 2019-20 on a full-time basis (renewable subject to mutual consent).

The school runs classes from 7:00am-9:30pm, Monday to Friday so applicants must be available and prepared to work a shift at any point during these hours. The average working week is 25 teaching hours (not including preparation/admin/ staff meetings time).

Our courses include general English, exam preparation for Cambridge English, English for young learners and business English


The successful candidates will have a degree plus CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL and previous experience in teaching of at least 1 year in General English, Adults, YLs and Business English. Experience teaching pre-schoolers and preparing students for the Cambridge English exams will be highly valuable


  1. 25 teaching hours a week, from Monday to Friday in the afternoons / evenings. Although some lessons in the morning are also possible.
  2. Full health and Social Security cover
  3. Paid holidays at Christmas and at Easter
  4. Class size: up to 12 students
  5. We provide full assistance with accommodation and paperwork