Practice, learn and develop your English teaching in the sublime cities of Seville and Lisbon
Do you have a TESOL, CELTA or TEFL qualification? Did you qualify anytime since April 2019? Do you want to use your qualification to help everyone learn English? Would you like to teach in an academy with in country support and a range of other benefits?
If so, apply now for Iberia Teacher! Learn more below.
ABOUT THE SCHEME
95 days ALL EXPENSES PAID English teaching, training, learning and enjoying.
What is it?
Iberia Teacher is an EU funded Erasmus Plus scheme, run in partnership by Red Ochre in London, 3Si in Seville, Synopsis Practice in Lisbon, plus partner academies in the UK, Spain and Portugal. Iberia Teacher will provide over 100 placements in 2018-2021 for you to use your teaching skills in English academies and in the community in Seville, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal. We are an intergenerational scheme that aims to give people of any age a chance to exchange learning about their vocation and other aspects of their lives. We've had participants from 18 years old to 61 years old on the scheme!
Why have we set this up?
Intergenerational and cultural understanding and multilinguism
Recent census figures showed that across England 1.7% of the population (900,000 people) have either no, or poor spoken English. They can face significant barriers in participating fully in local, national and European life. There is a need for high quality, trained teachers who can think creatively, but also with the ability to innovate and be entrepreneurial in how they teach, where and when. Seville and Lisbon, like many other cities across the planet has a significant amount of people who would love to learn English (perhaps from someone like you). And whilst in Seville or Lisbon, you'll be receiving a lot of lessons too: about yourself and your teaching as well as life lessons from the people and the Iberian places where you live, work and hang out in. For that reason, we call the scheme, "Iberia Teacher" - you teach and get taught by the place at the same time.
Here's how it works...
Other benefits of joining us
Teach AND learn a language, be with a group of newly qualified teachers and learn the rhythm of life in Sevilla or Lisboa...
Don't miss out on a chance to improve your teaching with EU funded Erasmus Plus support
Who can apply?
Please read carefully
Anyone with a TESOL, CELTA or a TEFL (or any other teaching qualification) gained since 15th April 2019 can apply to Iberia Teacher. (This is because Erasmus is for people who are currently learning or have less than 1 year's experience).
You must also be a UK National or any other EU citizen but based in the UK or with a UK address. Due to funding rules we cannot accept applications from Spanish citizens (for Seville - you can apply for Lisbon) or Portuguese citizens for Lisbon (you can apply for Seville however).
Our criteria is focused on people who are kind and curious, as well as fully committed to English teaching, to enjoying their time in Seville or Lisbon and to contributing something positive into the mix of the city's life whilst there.
How to apply
Applications are now open! Applications close on Monday February 24th. The dates of the next group for both Seville and Lisbon will be the 15th April to the 16th July.*
To apply, please send three things to the Founder of Teach Seville – Martin Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll then select candidates for Skype interviews.
It may take time, but we will be in touch with ALL applicants with our decisions. Whilst we receive many applications and have limited resources, responding to everyone who applies is important to us.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with Martin
*Dates to be confirmed nearer the time but will be exact dates or within a few days.
SOME NICE THINGS PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID ABOUT IBERIA TEACHER
"Thanks again for having me on this remarkable experience. It really was very special..” Participant, December 2019
"I just want you to know I have really appreciated everything you have done for us. Iberia Teacher is probably the best thing I have ever done and I don't want it to end!...I never thought I would have the confidence to move to a new country and teach English, but this scheme made it possible because of the brilliant support I received. I owe this scheme so much, it has completely changed my life!
" Participant, March 2018
A wonderful challenge
"I just wanted to say how grateful I am for this wonderful opportunity! I think Seville and the work placement has had its ups and downs, like most things, but I have had an incredible time and loved this experience very much. I feel like I have really developed as a teacher and made some really great friends as well." Participant, December 2019
Open horizons and perspective
"Thanks once again...I can’t tell you what your accepting me onto Iberia Teacher and the Erasmus programme has meant to me and my life; it’s just opened everything out again somehow!" Participant, July 2019
I couldn't have done it alone
"I’ve absolutely loved my time here. It’s been a unique, amazing experience and I owe that to you, 3Si and the programme - there’s no way I would’ve been able to do this otherwise. So yeah, thank you.
Participant, December 2019
One of the best...
"I'd like to say a big thank you for coordinating this project. It has definitely been one of the best things I've ever done, and I'm so grateful I got the opportunity to take part.” Participant, December 2019
“I wanted to express all my gratitude for everything so far. It has been a great pleasure to meet all the lovely people that run or take part in this programme. It was nice to be welcomed with so much care since we put our feet on Andalusian ground. Love the area where we live, love the flat, love my housemates and the school where I will spend my time in the next few months developing my professional life." Participant, Iberia Teacher September 2017
Professional and social experience
“I cannot recommend this scheme enough. I have had the opportunity to work in other countries before but this was by far the best experience – socially and professionally.” Participant, December 2015
Pathway to employment
"I just wanted to say thanks for everything and for letting me be a part of Iberia Teacher. It really was an amazing experience and provided me with exactly the experience I needed to start working as an English teacher. Aside from that, it was loads of fun and I was able to visit a lot of beautiful places! I’ve got a job for the summer in Valencia so I’ll be heading back to Spain next weekend, I almost can’t believe it." Participant May 2017
"I honestly can't thank you enough for organising the Teach Seville scheme. I feel so lucky to have had the chance to take part in it, as it seems like something truly unique." Participant, March 2018
"I highly recommend the Iberia Teacher Program. I felt well supported and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Seville, because it’s a unique opportunity that I will value tremendously throughout my future career. I am very grateful for being accepted onto the scheme, and I hope that it continues to get funding for years to come, because I think that it’s something that will be invaluable for so many fledgling teachers." Participant, May 2016
The full package
"I just want to say one more thank you. I’ve had an absolute whale of a time in Sevilla. Life here has been great; I’ve met loads of great people, improved my Spanish dramatically, I couldn’t have wished for better colleagues. My students were great and I enjoyed every single lesson." Participant, December 2015
The academy and students
"Today while I was preparing my lessons for tomorrow, I felt how much I will miss that place, the academy and especially my students and the time spent with them. Some of them are planning to visit London during the summer, so I might have chance to see them again – which makes me happy. I’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU for everything what you have done for me and for us as a group. Thanks to you I had a really unforgettable experience which was a huge plus for my career prospects and life.” Participant, March 2016
Back to Seville!
"Thanks for everything! I'm madly packing up my flat in UK to return to Seville on 3rd January for my new teaching job! Participant, December 2019
WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR PLACEMENT
Head of Pastoral Care, 3Si
Bruno handles the overview in Sevilla and takes care of accommodation. He's also a Spanish teacher and fount of all Seville knowledge.
Project Co-ordinator, 3Si
Reeny works on academy liaison, accommodation and organisation in Sevilla. She is also a translator and fluent in knowing what it's like to move to another place and with getting on with it.
Project Co-ordinator, 3Si
Antonio leads on recruitment, academy and community project liaison in Sevilla. He has a PhD and is a quick learner...
Founder of IberiaTeacher,
Martin takes care of business from London and ensures recruitment, preparation and evaluation runs smoothly. He wishes he could have done something like IberiaTeacher.
Fátima helps out with recruitment and overall project management support. She brings her previous experience of co-ordinating the Sevilla placements to supporting the London team.
Head of Pastoral Care, Synopsis Practice
Eloy takes care of things in Lisbon, making sure accommodation, academy and school liaison, community project and Portuguese lessons are all up to scratch. Phew.
Overview, Red Ochre
Uday is co-founder of Red Ochre who are project lead for IberiaTeacher and as a Chartered Accountant and social entrepreneur, he takes care of the financial stuff.
Iberia Teacher is a partnership of organisations in the UK and Seville, Spain, led by Red Ochre in London
UK, Spain and Portugal
Iberia Teacher is made possible through the support of some of the leading language schools in the UK and Europe.
All applicants from our partners get priority access to Iberia Teacher. And if you have yet to get your English teaching qualification then WEBridge Academy, The English Studio, and B3ST would be the best place to start!
We are also delighted to be working with Third Sector International (3Si) in Seville - one of Europe's specialists in hosting participants in Erasmus Plus schemes and an Anglo-Spanish organisation who provide exceptional pastoral support and placements for Iberia Teacher. You can learn a bit more about them and the Iberia Teacher team in this video. After years working together we have expanded to Lisbon and are loving working with 3Si's sister organisation, Synopsis Practice.
Be part of the Erasmus experience
Iberia Teacher is funded by Erasmus+ through the European Union.
Whilst the UK is still in the European Union and negotiations about it's exit are continuing, you will be part of a wider movement to help people to study, train and get work experience in different European countries. Grab this highly valuable experience and opportunity whilst you still can...
We look forward to hearing from you.