School Details - San Sebastian
San Sebastian is the European Capital of Culture 2016. “Waves of energy” is the slogan of this exciting project.
The Basque country is one of the regions in Spain with the highest number of English learners, and there are employment opportunities in the area for successful candidates.
Our centre is located in the district of Gros which is 5 minutes’ walk to the Zurriola surf beach. The district shows a dynamic commercial activity, boosted by the presence of the Kursaal Congress Centre by the beach, where you can go to restaurants and "tapas" and "pinchos" bars to try our gastronomy.
There is a wide range of cultural activities throughout the year, with sports events like cycling, football, surfing, as well as the world famous San Sebastian film festival and its counterpart, the San Sebastian Jazz festival.
The city offers so many alternatives in a single area: internationally renowned cuisine, major music and film festivals as well as countless other festivities - the "Semana Grande", Carnival, the "Caldereros" or Tinkers' Festival, San Sebastian Day and so on - folklore, remarkable customs and traditions, marvellous scenery, beaches, mountains.
The school provides access to a variety of resources to support your learning. A well provided library, computers with internet access, audiovisual equipment, study room, leisure room with tea and coffee facilities.
Learn to teach in San Sebastián - Donostia
Teaching English to speakers of other languages can be a highly rewarding career, offering you the chance to live and work in different countries. You will need an internationally recognised teaching qualification. Certificate in English Language Teaching Adults (CELTA) is highly regarded throughout the word.
CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition.
The course is designed to help you develop effective and principled teaching practice. As well as receiving input from your tutors about key topic areas related to teaching English, you will also have substantial hands-on teaching practice to turn theory into practice.
Why take CELTA?
- Open the door to exciting teaching opportunities all over the world
- Gain the skills and knowledge you will need as a teacher
- Choose how and where to take your CELTA course
- Take pride in a certificate that is accepted globally
According to your budget we will be able to help you find accommodation within the following options:
• Hotel (prices vary)
• Shared flat (approximately 400 € per month)
• Host family (includes breakfast and use of the kitchen - 520 € per month)
Monday mornings: 3 hours;
Wednesday mornings: 3 hours;
Friday evenings: 4 hours.
Help for Jobs
The schools gives advice on how to search effectively for a teaching job and tips on how to prepare for an interview. They also help trainees write their CVs, both during and after the CELTA course. The centre provides trainees with a list of language schools looking for teachers and will also pass on any career and Continuous Professional Development opportunities at the school. Trainees are welcome to observe lessons at any of their premises.
You will also receive a personalised references for potential employers.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.