An unbiased guide on teaching in Gran Canaria. How to get teaching jobs in Gran Canaria, how to get TEFL jobs in Gran Canaria, how to get English teaching jobs in Gran Canaria, information on schools in Gran Canaria and information on all the different work you can get in education in Gran Canaria.
There are four types of teaching jobs each one requiring different qualifications and offering different pay.
- English schools – To see a list of English schools click here. These schools, most of the time, require a PGCE however it is not unheard of for unqualified people to get jobs there – send in your CV and see what happens. If you’re lucky they will need a teacher straight away. Monthly salary 1200€-1400€ depending on school and job.
- Bilingual schools – To see a list of bilingual schools click here. These schools don’t usually require PGCE qualified teachers but a TEFL qualification helps. They pay less and working conditions aren’t as good, but you get the long holidays. Salary approximately €1200.
- Teaching assistant – These jobs are in the Gran Canarian state
sector and are in high demand as they pay relatively well and do not
require any formal qualifications – just first language English. The
job is to support the Spanish English teachers. The pay is 600€ a month
working approximately 4 mornings a week. To find out more contact us.
- Language schools – To see a list of all language schools click here. Language schools pay less and the working hours can be quite unsociable however they pay well enough to live a nice life here and can be flexible with working hours if you’re lucky. Salary/hour 9-15€.
All the English Schools and the American school offer Saturday schools for children and adults. They pay very well €60-€80 9am -1pm. If you are interested contact the schools well before the course starts in October as teaching posts are rapidly filled. ESL is preferred but it is not uncommon for non-EFL teachers to get work.
If you speak two languages fluently it is worth sending out your CV to the translation companies, however jobs are not that common.
Private classes If you are a qualified EFL teacher this will be the best way to boost your salary. Post notices in the main English bookshops Idiomatika (Plaza Ferray and Triana) and Canary Books (Triana) and outside the University and you’ll get classes. English teachers generally charge 15-20€ / hour.