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Teaching Careers

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?

Teaching Careers

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

Aindrias Fitzgerald

Fitz is the Director of Production; the department responsible for recruiting and training our top notch teachers. Like the rest of the team, he began his Vaughan journey as a teacher. You can find out more about his story in his linkedin profile.

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Marta Martínez

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 Lennard

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.

Teacher Training

Training with Vaughan

Our 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.

Content

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

Content:

  • 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.

Homework

You will also be set daily homework tasks, all of which will help you become an outstanding teacher.

Where it Takes Place

The training course takes place in our Madrid offices, 1st floor, Eurobuilding 2, Calle Orense 69, Madrid 28020.

Do I Need any Qualifications or Experience?

It’s not necessary to have previous teaching experience but you do need determination, perseverance, humility and self-confidence. We look for individuals capable of being passionate about their work.

Why We Don’t Charge for It

We don’t charge for the training course because we only train those people who we believe really have what it takes to become a great teacher in our organisation. However we do require, in return for our investment in training you, a commitment of at least one academic year. You can find useful information regarding accommodation and living in Spain by clicking here.

What We Expect from You

You will be professional, dedicated exhibit total responsibility, show interest in your job and demonstrate a commitment to constantly improve. We don't require any teaching experience or ESL certificates such as CELTA, TEFL, DELTA, etc; however, we do expect you to have professional experience and/or a university degree.

What You Can Expect from Us

We will thoroughly train you, help you to improve constantly and start you off on a rewarding and fulfilling teaching career.

Gallery

This is a glimpse of a typical Vaughan training course with Marta, one of our star trainers:

Teacher Training - a glimpse into a real training

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Teacher Training - a glimpse into a real training

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Teacher Training - a glimpse into a real training

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