Each school year we employ three TEFL teachers
We are a school in the South of Spain who pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of English courses to young learners and adults. We are a supportive and friendly team of staff and passionate in our work.
Teaching ages 3-16 year olds, one to one tutorials and adult classes if needed. All our teachers must be CELTA qualified or equivalent.
We provide training on how to teach with an interactive whiteboard, online platform and the latest technology.
Teachers have the opportunity to work with the latest materials and courses from Cambridge University Press, our English and bilingual library and a wide range of games, activities and materials. The curriculum is already planned, so teachers have an easy plan to follow throughout the school year, but can also add their own extra activities and games if they wish.
A great way to gain valuable experience in a friendly and professional environment. All applicants must hold CELTA or equivalent and level B1 (pre-intermediate level) Spanish.
Ubrique is a beautiful and idyllic place to live where the people are very friendly but applicants should be aware that it is a town and not a big city. Ubrique has lots of bars, cafés, shops, sports facilities and opportunities to do outdoor activities and the cost of living is extremely low, with most two/three bedroom apartments costing just 300€ per month (ideally teachers would share) and 1€ for a beer, so it’s a great job to save up some money or live comfortably!
Comments from previous and current staff:
Jessica Alfred, “I spent six months working at Ubrique English School and it was a wonderful experience! Ubrique is such a beautiful town and the people are very friendly there. Working at the school was enjoyable because the atmosphere was relaxed and positive, and the teachers at the school were polite and professional. I received plenty of assistance with transport from the airport, living arrangements and acquiring my NIE (Spanish social security number).
Almost all of the materials I needed for my classes had been prepared in advance, and the students quite liked the books we were using. I also had the option of including my own materials and was offered advice and support with my classes whenever I needed it. Also, class sizes at the school are small and manageable, and Ubrique is a great place to improve your Spanish language skills. I really recommend working at Ubrique English School !
Laura Bond, “I spent ten months working in Ubrique English School. Ubrique is a beautiful town, surrounded by mountains in the south of Spain. The people are very friendly and helpful. Working at the school was a fantastic experience. Sophie is a wonderful boss that is always there to assist you and give you guidance. I received plenty of help in finding a fantastic apartment, transport from the airport and settling in. There’s a relaxed and friendly working environment with plenty of materials. There’s not only an abundance of books but the computers in every classroom provide an excellent alternative especially in regards to project work and visual learning. I would definitely encourage people to apply to work in Ubrique English School.”
Sarah Chatterley, “I’ve had a lovely year living and working in Ubrique. The school is small and friendly, and you will be part of a very supportive and sociable team. There is a set scheme of work for each class but there is plenty of room for you to put your own ideas into practice and be creative. Each class is 8 students or fewer, so the children’s behaviour is relatively easy to manage, and the adult classes are fantastic. The afternoon/evening hours are very convenient and allow you plenty of time to travel at weekends and explore this beautiful part of Spain. You can also take on private tutorials through the school, which is a great way to supplement your earnings and even make new Spanish friends. Ubrique is a small town but extremely lively, especially at weekends and in the summer. The cost of living is very low and it is great for anyone who loves being close to nature. There is a very good, cheap bus network which allows you to travel twice a day to all the major cities in Andalucía, something I have taken advantage of at least twice a month. Although not many people speak English here (and I initially spoke no Spanish), I have found it easy to make friends. People are very patient and don’t mind repeating themselves countless times until you understand! Do not worry if your Spanish language skills are not up to scratch – I had help with finding an apartment, setting up my NIE, going to the bank, the doctors, etc. I would recommend both the school and the town to anyone looking to enjoy a relaxed Spanish work-life balance, and will be very sad to leave.”
Hannah Keirle, “Ubrique English School is a charming little academy located in the idyllic, Andalusian town of Ubrique. It has been my first teaching job as a newly qualified EFL teacher, and I couldn’t have been happier. We are a small team of teachers, with excellent facilities and materials, small manageable groups of students, and a fantastic, supportive boss. We use the most up-to-date Cambridge courses which the students enjoy, and the teachers can also benefit from lots of pre prepared activity ideas and add plenty of their own.
On arrival and throughout my stay here, I have received plenty of support. From being collected at the airport, assisted with finding accommodation and having all important Spanish paperwork sorted on my behalf, I was made to feel instantly at ease.
The cost of living is very cheap here, and so you can enjoy your weekends in the local, bars, cafes or restaurants. Or you can take advantage of the stunning walking opportunities through the scenic countryside or mountains. If you like to travel, there is a local bus station that has links to all major towns and cities. Everywhere is within walking distance, so all the amenities are very easily accessible. If you don’t speak Spanish, it is a great opportunity to learn something new, and integrate into a lovely friendly community.
Overall, I cannot praise this academy and town highly enough. I look forward to meeting the next teacher and am certain that if you love children, have a passion for teaching and want to live in a gorgeous sunny part of Spain, then this is the school for you!”
Christopher Kourpas,” I’ve worked in four english schools but Ubrique was definitely the best. I was there from September ’16 until June ’17.
Sophie, Hannah and Desi immediately helped me feel welcome and part of the family. They were very keen to help me get settled so that I could start enjoying myself.
The teaching in UES is great. There’s a syllabus but you have the freedom to make changes and see what works best for each group. Creativity is highly encouraged and Sophie loves new ideas.
Ubrique itself is a wonderful town. There are bars, restaurants, shops, gyms and the village is absolutely gorgeous. It’s surrounded by mountains and forests and you’ll often see groups of cyclists and hikers. The people there are very supportive and keen to share Spanish culture so don’t worry if you can’t speak the language.
I don’t think I’ll find another school quite like UES and it’ll always have a special place in my heart. But I can without a doubt recommend it to any teacher, especially those with a creative flare and a positive attitude.”
Regina Doormann, “I worked at Ubrique English School for one academic year from October 2017 to June 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of living in Ubrique. It’s a friendly town in an idyllic setting. You can see the mountains from almost every street, beautiful hiking trails are nearby. Despite its small size, there are plenty of bars and restaurants. Moreover, the locals celebrate many traditional fiestas of various kinds. I found it really special to witness this authentic way of life in a non-touristy town in Andalusia.
Ubrique English School offers a friendly working environment with lovely Hannah as your colleague and Sophie for a relaxed boss. Both, and also Desi, the receptionist, are easy and fun to get along with. I taught a wide range of levels to teenagers and lively children with the youngest learners being 5 years old, plus one adult class thrown into the mix. There are a lot of materials available: coursebooks as well as toys, games, stationery and craft materials. You follow a syllabus, but bringing in your own ideas is definitely welcomed. The children love singing, role-play, craft activities, and games. I got to use my creativity and at the same time I learnt a lot.
When I first arrived, Sophie and her family helped me with finding a flat, taking bureaucratic hurdles, and organising things like bank account, phone contract, etc.
I have the fondest memories of my year in Ubrique. Fortunately, I only moved to Málaga (for love), so I can go back and visit often.”