Spanish Teaching Jobs

You are excited by the possibilities of an increasingly globalized world. You love that Spanish, a centuries-old language, is as useful -- if not more so -- today as it was hundreds of years ago.

You are excited to bring your knowledge of Spanish language, literature, and culture — of nations including Spain, Mexico, and countries in Central and South America — to the classroom.

If you fit this description, then you should consider teaching Spanish at an independent school.

Teaching Spanish at an Independent School

Independent schools are ramping up their Spanish curricula, and they're interested in finding top-quality Spanish teachers to fill their departments. Some schools actively seek native Spanish speakers, while others actively look for teachers who learned Spanish as a second language. All schools, though, look for fluency in their Spanish teaching candidates, whether innate or learned from a significant amount of time spent living abroad.

The use of technology in the classroom is important and can be very helpful to candidates searching for a Spanish teaching job. Schools are increasingly using language labs and connecting with students in other countries via Skype in their Spanish classrooms.

Finding Spanish Teaching Jobs Through CS&A

The CS&A Spanish Teacher Placement Team works with teachers at every career stage, from recent college graduates to department chair candidates. We encourage you to apply for candidacy if your qualifications expressly include:

  • A master's degree (preferred) or bachelor's degree in Spanish
  • A demonstrated fluency in Spanish
  • Years spent living abroad in a Spanish-speaking country
  • Experience teaching a foreign language in an independent, private, boarding, college preparatory, or like-kind school setting
  • Experience using technology to augment Spanish teaching
  • A love of children, community, cultures, and languages in general
  • Strong references that attest to your teaching abilities, connection with students, and mastery of Spanish
  • Knowledge of 21st-century learning principles and techniques
  • Excitement about fostering global citizens
  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. For example: coaching sports, advising extracurricular activities, supervising a dorm at a boarding school, etc.
  • Additional language-related skills and work experience that can enrich an independent school community. For example: Advising a Spanish club or foreign film club, managing a language lab, or spearheading global education initiatives.

A Word About Visas

Please note that a number of our language teaching candidates are not U.S. citizens; however, we do not sponsor visas or work permits. Obtaining such documentation is strictly the responsibility of the candidate and hiring school. If you will need a school to support your visa transfer or sponsorship in order to work in the U.S., we encourage you to fully research the process while applying to work with us. We may be able to suggest resources to you if you are unfamiliar with the visa process.

If you seek a foreign language teaching job in an independent school, don't hesitate – apply now. Begin your job search here.

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