Teaching English with Vaughan in Spain
Vaughan is the leading English language firm in Spain with over 39 years of experience.
Since the company was founded in 1977, we have sustained an unshakeable faith in the one single tenet that has made our company a leader:
The success of a language-training program depends solely on the human and technical caliber of the trainer. All the rest is pure adornment.
We have 340 teachers who provide more than 29,000 hours per month of language training to over 12,000 students; from senior corporate directors to recent graduates and young learners. We are present in Madrid, Santander, Valladolid, Valencia, Vigo, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville and Zaragoza. We also run several residential centers throughout Spain including “Vaughan Town” a one-week immersion program in some of the most stunning rural locations in Spain.
Our teachers come from a multitude of professional and personal backgrounds: musicians, lawyers, bankers, helicopter pilots, doctors, sports coaches, firefighters and many others.
So, if you are interested in an adventure with us; what are you waiting for?
We want people capable of not just teaching in the traditional sense but willing to inspire, motivate, coax and cajole students into solving their English problem.
There is a strong tradition of a career path in Vaughan for our teachers in everything from Marketing to Sales to Management, designing digital learning platforms, Publishing and Recruiting and Teacher Training.
We want dynamic, passionate, fun, professional and determined people. Think of the best teacher you have ever had; think of their love for what they did. That’s what we want.
You don’t need to know anything about teaching; we’ll coach and train you to coach and train your students. You just need a natural interest in helping others, and yourself, improve. Our style of teaching is agile, dynamic and fast paced. Some have described our method as verbal table tennis. We firmly believe that the success of the class ultimately depends on the caliber of the teacher and their ability to inspire students.
The Production Team
Marta is the Coordinator of Teacher Recruitment and Training. Along with Micky and Fitz she runs the two week training course and makes sure that we have the best teachers in Spain. Marta’s responsibilities revolve around the selection process and ensuring that teachers have all the support that they need.
Micky joined Vaughan Systems in 2005 as a freelance teacher. Before moving into the Teacher Recruitment and Training department he spent almost 9 years as a teacher on our Master’s programs. He is responsible for the teaching quality in Vaughan Systems and spends most of his time running the two week training course and providing support to current teachers.
Training with VaughanOur training course is a vital element of our success. Our reputation is based solely on the quality of the teachers that we work with and therefore we need to be sure that all our teachers effectively use our method. Most of all, we coach our teachers to ignite their students’ imagination and truly motivate them. Everyone who works with us, regardless of experience, completes our training programme.
In two intense but unforgettable weeks, we train you in the fundamentals of being a great teacher.
The schedule is as follows:
9:30 - 13:00 Group Sessions
- Our style of teaching
- the range of Vaughan books that you’ll use in class
- basic grammar points
- how to make the students work hard yet wanting to come back the next day
15:00 - 18:00 Practice Classes:
You'll teach “real” Spanish students who will evaluate you so that you know, daily, what you’re doing well and in which areas you need to improve.
You will also be set daily homework tasks, all of which will help you become an outstanding teacher.