Teaching English in Spain: At a Glance


The Iberian Peninsula is one of the most popular destination choices for people around the world, and there's little doubt as to why. Rugged nature, great weather and a booming nightlife are just some of the reasons why young Europeans flock here, but Spain has so much more to offer. Modern cities, phenomenal food and drink, and gorgeous beaches will keep you busy.


Many ESL teachers choose Spain for its cultural offerings, so slow down, enjoy the daily siesta, and appreciate the focus on good friends, good conversations and good food.

If you want more excitement, there are many opportunities to be found. Ibizas legendary clubs feature some of the world's best DJs, and are a popular destination for many young people. There are many popular European football clubs for sports fans, and Spains geography is very popular with cycling enthusiasts and hikers alike, offering many options regardless of ability. Indulge your artistic side by exploring the birthplaces of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Fransisco Goya, all the while learning how this rugged land shaped their artistic talents.

Spain not only appreciates its history, but also celebrates its future. Ultra modern architecture naturally abuts winding streets and historic 12th century buildings, making the country equally modern and traditional. With Islamic, Moorish, Celtic and Roman influence, Spain's abundant history is obvious everywhere you look, providing a rare opportunity to explore its many facets.

Places to see in Spain

  • The world-famous Guggenheim Museum
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia
  • Lugo, the only city in the world still surrounded by its original Roman walls
  • The Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid, featuring three of the world's finest museums
  • The pristine beaches of the Costa del Sol region

Things to do in Spain

  • If you're brave enough, run with the bulls in Pamplona
  • Join the world's biggest food-fight at the "La Tomatina" festival in Bunol
  • Hit the slopes in Sierra Nevada
  • Dance the night away in Ibiza's many clubs
  • Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Spain through a cycling or horseback tour

History, Art, & Culture

  • Enjoy an authentic tapas meal
  • Learn the flamenco from an authentic Andalusian teacher
  • Head to Tenerife for the popular Carnival festival
  • Take in a soccer or tennis matche
  • Explore the birthplaces of some of the most important artists of the 20th century


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