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The Academia Oxford is located in Carmona, an old, historically interesting and attractive town (population 28,000) about 30 kilometres from Sevilla. We opened in 1986 and, although a small language school, we consider ourselves to be a professional, well-run establishment, offering English classes to children from 3 years old up to the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE/C2) level.
We mainly teach children and teenagers in modern custom-built premises in the historic part of the town. All classes have computers and interactive whiteboards. We prepare the younger students for Trinity College London oral (both the GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) and the ISE (Integrated Skills in English) exams as well as for the Cambridge ESOL exams, especially Young Learners, (Starters, Movers and Flyers), PET, First Certificate and CAE. We are an official centre for the Trinity College, London examinations and are part of the PET Organizing Committee in Seville. As the vast majority of our students are under 18, the successful candidate will need to show ample experience of working with Young and very Young Learners.
A typical timetable would be from 4 o’clock to 8.00 three days a week and from 4 o’clock to 8 and then 8.15 to 9.15 on two days.
Welfare for teachers and students
As members of ACEIA, (La Asociación de Centros de Enseñanza de Idiomas de Andalucía – aceia.es), an association of private language schools in Andalusia, FECEI, (La Federación Española de Centros de Enseñanza de Idiomas), and ACADE (Asociación de Centros Autónomos de Enseñanza Privada) the main national federation of language schools, the welfare of both our teachers and students is a priority for us. We take an active part in the training courses offered by ACEIA, FECEI and other organizations. We are founder members of CALAC, (Central Andalusian Language Academies) made up of five long-established language schools in the six most historically relevant towns in the region and whose purpose is to work together in the professional development of its member schools. The successful candidate will be given a lot of support in general class planning, as we feel teacher development, both internal and external, is of crucial importance both for the individual teacher and for the school.
Ours is a small school so we need professional, enthusiastic and well-prepared teachers with a University degree and CELTA/TRINITY or equivalent. One year experience minimum, and we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of working with Young and very Young Learners. A working knowledge of Spanish is a plus. Candidates must be European Union passport-holders or have resident status in Spain.
Live the legacy…
Live the legacy…
Carmona (population 28,000) is a vibrant and charming market-town just 30 kilometres from Seville, 15 minutes from the airport and 25 from Seville´s main railway station, Santa Justa, and is located on the motorway that goes from Seville to Madrid. The town retains many of the charms of small-town Spain and its splendid architectural and cultural legacy – over 30 feature films have been shot here taking advantage of its rich blend of medieval and modern elements – makes it very popular with tourists.
One of the most scenic and emblematic towns in the province – and said to be the oldest town in Spain with a continuous population base – Carmona has been dominated at various times by Phoenecian, Visagoth, Roman and Arab invaders. Called Karmo by the Romans and Qarmuna by the Moorish invaders, Carmona is located high above the fertile surrounding plains, and its strategic military importance is best reflected in the impressive Gate of Seville fortress, dating to the 9th century BC, or to the Alcazar castle, now home to one of the best Parador hotels in Spain.
Carmona´s Latin motto SICVT LVCIFER LVCET IN AURORA, ITA IN VANDALIA CARMONA (“As the morning-star shines at Dawn, so shines Carmona in Andalusia”) gives a clue to the town´s rich and varied history, amply reflected in its wide range of monuments (the Roman necropolis, amphitheatre, the Gate of Seville fortress, the Puerta de Cordoba, Santa Maria church, numerous convents, churches and palace houses…).
Carmona has been described as the jewel in the provincial crown. King Philip IV granted Carmona the status of a city in 1630, Miguel de Cervantes of “Don Quixote” fame lived here while preparing provisions for the Spanish Armada, the founder of the university of Seville was born here, the Statutes forming the regional government of Andalusia were written and signed in the Parador hotel here in 1981…
To get a better idea of what the town is like, you might like to try the following:
Local festivals include a pilgrimage on the first Sunday of September, the novena, 9 days devoted to the local patron saint, la virgin de Gracia, again at the beginning of September, the carnival in early spring, a great Easter Semana Santa or holy week, and the spring fair in May.
Carmona has all you would expect of a Spanish market town. It has five hotels, loads of bars and restaurants, a theatre and cinema, good sports facilities (including two public swimming pools, a tennis club, four gyms, etc., ). The Pablo de Olavide University (based in Seville, with 11,000 students) opened a cultural centre here in 2003…