EBC must exist and be pretty good because EBC was used as part of an RTVE La 2 programme “Aquí Hay Trabajo” that helps people get jobs. Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) La 2 runs a daily program to help people find work. Ironically, there are usually several hundred jobs placed by advertisers each day, but they are usually jobs requiring technical skills.

We will not flog the dead horse any more, but we have be saying for a very long time that the unemployment problem in Spain mainly affects the unskilled. Skilled people have no trouble finding work.

The modern world

The saying goes “fifteen minutes of fame”. In today’s world, it has come down to 60 seconds of fame. The thirty minute TV show (aired last week) shows EBC Owner and Managing Director Tita Ashton giving a coaching class to a small group of locals who want to improve their English and pass interviews in English with English speaking companies.

She also comments as well that English interviews concentrate as much on the job skills shown on a candidate’s CV as they do on the candidate’s personality regarding working habits, problem solving, innovation, etc. The latter are not common during a Spanish interview. A Spanish interview will include the usual “what are your strengths and weakness” and “what do/did you like most and dislike most about your current/previous job” questions but they don’t really delve into what makes the candidate tick. Spanish and English interviews are different. Is one interview style better than the other? No, they are just different. The Spanish must be taught the differences and prepared to answer questions that they may never have been asked during previous job interviews.

What this means for you

The Spanish need English. Here is a job site showing clearly that jobs require English (inglés).

Many Spaniards have gone to work in the UK. They needed to tune-up their English to pass interviews. Here is an article in El País. One of the people mentioned in the article, Inés Manso, states “El nivel de inglés de un español en general está a la cola del resto de Europa.” (“The level of English of a Spaniard, in general, is at the tail end of the rest of Europe.”)

They need English, there are not enough English teachers so they need you.

I mentioned earlier that the skilled sector has been largely unaffected by the crisis. Well here is some good news. An English teacher (properly trained and officially certified) is view as being a member of the skilled sector. The average pay for an English teacher in Spain is three times the minimum inter-professional wage and about 20% higher than the national average wage.

Your future

EBC is playing its part to help the Spanish improve. At last, EBC has the recognition it deserves for its efforts. EBC needs teachers. EBC needs you.

Let us train you and get you working in Madrid. Get in touch!

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Hi to everyone that has taken our course and is now teaching. If you watch the video, you will see Tita’s interview. There are a few of your group photos in the shot. Are you in them?

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This is a great place to get your TEFL certification. The staff is kind, organized and very helpful. It was such a comfortable learning environment that I enjoyed very much. I liked the personalized attention and I got a lot more confidence and experience to be an English teacher. Thanks for everything!
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I found the instruction throughout the course to be very effective and I finished the course feeling excited and prepared to begin teaching. There is nothing fancy about the EBC facility, however this doesn't in any way reduce the overall quality of the course. John, the instructor, has extensive experience (both as an TEFL teacher and a TEFL course trainer), which is evident in the thoughtful organization of the course. My class had only five students, which created lots of time for personal attention and advice. Make sure you come prepared to work hard!
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It was a great and intensive course! I learned and enjoyed this whole learning how to teach experience. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge. I feel well-prepared now. EBC Madrid, 2017.
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11:57 14 Dec 17
I've just finished my EBC TEFL course. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend this course. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. It was just a pleasure. Thank you so much and good luck!
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15:04 10 Nov 17
The course has been really useful and the teacher, John, made the classes so much fun and very interesting. It is has been a great experience and has helped me realise how much I really enjoy teaching. It has also been a bit intense at times but I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to become an English teacher.
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20:17 05 Oct 17
Class of August 2017.It's been a busy stressful 4 weeks but I am happy the group and I have all made it and we have TEFL certificates to show for all our hard-work and sleepless nights. Much thanks to our trainer John for his patience and ability to find solutions and guidance to help you find your way and energy throughout the course. EBC international is the best place to learn and share your knowledge of teaching. And for people like me who has no idea how to teach things like grammar and also to learn the grammar...this is the place to be!
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