Deans Creative English School is interested in receiving applications from dedicated teachers who wish to develop as EFL professionals whilst contributing to the school´s reputation for Quality Language Teaching. Applicants must possess a desire to live in Spain and become integrated in the local culture of Badajoz.
All of our teaching is carried out Monday - Friday, mainly in the afternoons and evenings. Class sizes are small, between 5-10 students. All teachers are provided with their own, well-equipped classroom with wi-fi, projectors and IWBs and a reading corner. There is a teachers´ room with a reference library, resource books, toys, games, plus computer and internet access. Teachers also have access to the school´s lending library. In the classroom, you will find your students friendly, enthusiastic and willing to "have a go" in English! You will also discover that the level of English spoken by our students to be much higher than average for Spain.
NURSERY AND YOUNG LEARNERS´ SPECIALISTS
Native level English speaker with EU passport or Spanish residency permit.
Minimum of 2 years teaching experience (experience with YLs is essential for both positions).
A University Degree
A recognised EFL teaching qualification: Trinity Certificate or Cambridge CELTA
Experience with online teaching.
Be hard working with a strong desire to improve as a teacher.
Be a team player who is willing to share ideas.
Patience and the ability to work under pressure.
Be enthusiastic about living and working in Spain.
Please send CVs to: email@example.com
Thomas Clement -2020/21 "Teaching at Deans Creative English School was an exciting challenge. While it provides familiar components (such as the curriculum for the Cambridge Exam), it has built its own way of doing things and, for any teacher who might wish to refresh or rethink their way of doing things, this school would provide a clear reset: most notably with adaptions necessary due to Covid (such as hybrid classes) but also the use of extra-class resources such as Edmodo and ClassDojo. This challenge was accompanied by strong support from the management team and much appreciated and informative development sessions. Nevertheless, we are also given the freedom to teach in our own way. Another reason for recommending Deans: you’ll be joining a very supportive, friendly and caring team. They care about the welfare of their teachers and always provide the necessary support when needed, whether professional or personal"
Justyna Wawruch - 2020/21 "Working as a teacher at Deans Creative English School has allowed me to grow in so many ways as a teacher and a person and I will be forever grateful for giving me the opportunity to work alongside such an amazing team! It has been a place where I learned how to fly high guided by professionals who were there and helped me at all times through all my ups and downs. In other words, it was a place where I have felt like a part of a wonderful family. With regards to teacher training, I have received excellent training in teaching online prior the start, on top of that the school holds weekly teacher development sessions where I had learned an incredible amount of stuff that includes methodology, brilliant teaching ideas and how to better myself further.
The amount of support and appreciation that I have received is simply invaluable. I am so thankful for the experience, extremely caring nature of Carmen who always went the extra mile, and to Ian for picking me up patiently and showing me how to change “I’m not sure if I can do it” into “Wow, I can definitely do it!” as well as to the whole team for being there! Although I have chosen to continue my education, thus my path runs elsewhere for now, I would love to come back one day"
Carla Silva - 2020/21 "Deans Creative English is a place that cares about its teachers and students. It provides a wide variety of professional development sessions, which are very helpful to learn and grow as a teacher. While working there, it allowed me to gain valuable experience with young learners and teenagers. Despite the whole Covid situation, there was always a solution for all the adversities, which we managed to successfully overcome. In the academy there are numerous resources available, from books to toys and if you need anything you just have to ask! It was definitely a rewarding experience that helped me grow both personally and professionally"
Jacqueline McHugh - 2018/19: "Dear Ian, This letter is just a note of thanks following my decision to move on to Portugal for the next academic year. It is with a heavy heart that I leave Deans Creative School. I only wish you could uproot the academy and come along with me… However, I reckon that might be too much trouble!! It is also very sad for me to be leaving such an incredibly fun, energetic and passionate team (handpicked by you). Thank you for the opportunity this year, as being surrounded by like-minded professionals, with a great sense of humour, has really made me feel at home here in Badajoz. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this team"
Melissa Humphrys - 2015/18:"I worked as a teacher at Deans Creative English School for 3 years. My experience teaching there and living in Badajoz was very positive. The school has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and I was supported in all aspects of life in a foreign country. A room was booked for me at a reasonably priced hotel for my first few nights in town and Carmen offered me help with opening a bank account and other complicated practical matters which can be tricky in another language! As to the school itself, Ian ran weekly staff meetings keeping everyone up to date and providing lots of useful and practical lesson ideas that you can use straightaway. All members of staff were encouraged to contribute to these sessions and as teachers we were given freedom to be creative in class and teach in our own personal style. There are also plenty of resources available in the school from textbooks and reference material to photocopiables and games!"
Naomi Hopwood – 2012/18: "I worked at Deans Creative English School for 6 years during which time I matured as a teacher and even gained the confidence to apply for and complete my Cambridge DELTA.
What I appreciate most about Deans is its professionality and commitment to providing quality teaching, which goes hand in hand with an emphasis on teacher development. Teachers benefit from weekly training sessions (always interesting and informative), observations by the Director of Studies and the opportunity to observe and be observed by other teachers. Ian Deans is always available for a chat and will help you out if you have any difficulties. There is a real community feel at Deans from the sharing of teaching ideas to grabbing a cuppa in the teachers´ room. Staff frequently get together at the end of the school day to have a drink at the bar next door and chill out. The students at Deans range from very young learners to adults and I enjoyed the variety of being able to teach different ages and levels. Classes are relatively small with a maximum of ten students and most of the students are enthusiastic and motivated. All classes use a course book and there are ample extra resources in the teacher’s room and classrooms including games, toys, books and worksheets. I spent some great years at Deans Creative English School and as well as growing professionally also made some good friends"