California Residents Can Teach English Abroad With RVF International!

 Experience the incredible journey of teaching English in Spain with RVF International! We take your dreams and make them a reality, and deliver an exciting experience teaching English abroad for California residents. We open doors for you to become an English educator across exciting communities in Spain. Join us today!

Welcome to RVF International

Partner with RVF International, a renowned global education and exchange organization committed to fostering meaningful connections between English speakers and people in CA and across the globe. This amazing experience of teaching English in captivating regions of Spain provides unique experiences with new cultures, foods, arts, and more! You’ll be inspired to grow your career and discover more about yourself, all while engaging with a community and spreading the benefits of the English language to a group of individuals ready to learn. Explore communities in Spain such as:

  • Andalucia
  • Madrid
  • Valencia
  • Aragón
  • Asturias
  • Baleares Islands
  • Cantabria
  • Extremadura
  • Galicia
  • La Rioja
  • Murcia
  • The Basque Country
  • The Canary Islands
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Castilla y León

Ready to get started? Schedule your free video call today to embark on an amazing journey with RVF International that blends passion with professionalism, empowering individuals and creating a positive impact.

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How to Teach English Abroad — Our Program Requirements

Must hold a passport from one of the following countries:

U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Must hold at least an associate's or bachelor’s degree

Please note that those applying from Australia and New Zealand must hold, or obtain before the program begins, a Bachelor’s Degree in order to be eligible to teach English internationally.

Must have an adventurous and independent spirit up for the experience of a lifetime

Teaching English abroad is an experience of a lifetime. Make sure you enjoy it! Come in with a free spirit and relish the benefits of being an English teacher overseas!

No prior teaching experience is required!

Who Are Our Programs Ideal For?

Are you a California resident looking to teach English in Spain? Our program might be the perfect match! Whether you’re looking to start a new career as an ESL teacher or gain real-world experience in a classroom, we have what you need. Are you excited to visit Spain and embrace a new culture in a beautiful climate? There are so many amazing locations to be placed — from the elegant city of Madrid to the famous Canary Islands. Develop your confidence as a teacher, make lifelong friends, and build a solid resume teaching English in Spain with RVF International!

Our programs are available for residents in CA and across the USA and many other countries. You must be in possession of a valid passport, a copy of college transcripts, and a copy of at least your Associate’s degree if you are a graduate. Students who have yet to complete college can apply but must graduate before the program starts on October 1 (see information above for more details).

How We'll Prepare California Residents to Teach English in Spain

RVF International is committed to supporting CA residents throughout their journey. As a teacher, you will have the rewarding experience of building a close-knit community and immersing yourself in the captivating wonders of various cities across the region. And with our 120-hour TEFL certification course (that you can take on your own time), you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way. Join our team at RVF International and see how we make a significant impact on west coast residents. You empower eager children to communicate with the world. Discover how our organization can prepare you for this incredible teaching opportunity in Spain.

  • School Assignment fully managed by Regional Authorities*.
  • Four-day work week in most regions (Typically Monday or Fridays free).
  • Work between 12 – 14 hours per week in smaller regions such as Extremadura or La Rioja, and between 16 – 20 hours per week in larger areas such as Madrid or Valencia.
  • Monthly stipend between €800EUR to €1000EUR depending on the region (don’t worry, the stipend will be equivalent to a very competitive Spanish salary, and you also won’t be paying income tax on what you’re paid!).
  • Free private health insurance is guaranteed by the regional government where you’ll be teaching.
  • Personalized Support with the Entirety of Visa Process.
  • Personalized Support with the Entirety of Required Spanish Legal Residency Process.
  • Personalized Support with All Required Bureaucratic Procedures After Arriving in Spain.
  • Continued support for everyday practical matters and life questions while teaching in Spain.
  • Cultural Immersion opportunities and travel excursions throughout Spain.
  • Want to teach again for a back-to-back second year? No problem!
  • Access to an amazing GroupMe community of fellow adventurers going to Spain with you.

*It is likely program participants will receive a school assignment in one of their region placement preferences, although it cannot be guaranteed. Nor can placement in specific cities within the region, the size of the city, the number of schools, or school type (Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School) be guaranteed. Although these requests are often accommodated, it is not something that can ever be guaranteed.

We encourage everyone to approach the placement process with patience and an open mind. Spain is a uniquely beautiful country with so much to offer, in regions and cities both large and small!
Click here to learn more about the program!

Why CA Residents Should Explore Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English as a second language in Spain offers numerous benefits for many of California’s more adventurous and exploratory individuals. It effectively facilitates language development and provides access to a wealth of information, culture, and job opportunities worldwide. Here’s why you should explore teaching English abroad with RVF International.

  • Improved Communication Skills – Since English is an international language, learning it helps Spaniards communicate effectively with people from different countries. ESL courses can help learners AND instructors improve their spoken and written English, allowing them to communicate more effectively in business and other settings.
  • Increased Job Opportunities – English is considered the language of business and commerce worldwide. By learning English, Spaniards can access better job opportunities in multinational companies and communicate with tourists. Additionally, instructors can gain access to a unique and vital experience that adds an element to their resume that separates them from the rest.
  • Increased Educational Opportunities – Learning English opens up a whole new world of opportunities for Spaniards. For instance, enrolling in an English-speaking university abroad becomes a possibility, which is not possible without adequate English proficiency. This has become increasingly important in the globalized world we live in. Instructors can also gain educational experience learning Spanish customs, language, and community, opening up opportunities to engage in more Spanish-oriented educational programs.
  • Cultural Exchange – Learning a new language is not only practical but also cultural. Studying English allows one to learn about the history of the language and the cultures it has been a part of. Also, it opens doors to diverse literature, films, and music in English and Spanish-speaking countries, which learners and instructors can enjoy and engage with.

Explore Beautiful Communities in Spain!

Set off on an extraordinary adventure teaching English in Spain, a country filled with historical treasures, vibrant culture, and mesmerizing landscapes. Each province in this splendid nation offers unique experiences that will deeply enrich your personal AND professional journey.

Areas like Bilbao, the largest city in the province of Biscay, promise a delightful blend of traditional and modern elements. From splendid architecture to lively plazas and verdant parks, Bilbao has it all. Here’s what awaits you:

      • Discover renowned museums such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
      • Relish traditional Spanish dishes like tapas and paella in the city’s many eateries.
      • Immerse yourself in the local culture by joining the passionate crowds at a local football match.

The Basque Country, often referred to as ‘Spain’s Hidden Treasure,’ is a less-traveled gem in Spain’s northern region. Its stunning landscapes include dramatic coastlines, verdant valleys, and snow-capped mountains. The Basque Country is also home to charming villages and historic towns, offering a tranquil setting for your teaching journey.

Andalusia, positioned in Spain’s southern section, is noted for its diverse cultures, captivating flamenco tunes, and historical treasures. This region is home to several delightful towns, such as Seville, Granada, and Cordoba, each possessing its own unique allure and enchantment.

Make sure to visit the Canary Islands, a series of stunning islands, each boasting its own distinctive personality. Whether it’s the lush greenery of La Palma or the volcanic landscapes of El Hierro, there’s a multitude of activities to engage in:

      • Indulge in water sports like windsurfing, diving, and yachting.
      • Hike through the exotic terrains of the islands.
      • Relax on unspoiled beaches while soaking up the warm sun.

There are numerous other beautiful regions across Spain that are eager to welcome you. Cadiz, with its ancient Phoenician history, the blend of Roman and Moorish influences in Cordoba, and the ancient appeal of Segovia, each offers a unique experience, and they’re all within reach during your journey of teaching English in Spain! It’s indeed an enriching experience that will create unforgettable memories for Californians!

Get Answers to All Your Questions About Our Teaching English in Spain Program for California Residents!

Get a head start by improving your Spanish language skills. Although not always essential, it will undoubtedly make day-to-day interactions and bonding with locals simpler. Study the region you’ll be living in to grasp its culture, customs, and way of life. Acclimate yourself to Spain’s educational system and teaching methods, and make sure your travel documents, including your passport and visa, are ready.

Teaching English in Spain is a preferred option for many, resulting in competitive programs. But don’t let this put you off. What’s most important is your desire and drive for teaching, cultural exchange, and ability to adapt to a new setting. At RVF International, there’s always room for passionate individuals from California looking to teach English in Spain. So, be sure to apply!

If you have a knack for teaching, a love for English, and are excited about immersing yourself in a new culture, then undoubtedly, English teaching jobs in Spain could be just right for you. These roles present a unique opportunity to impact students’ lives positively while exploring Spain’s rich heritage, food, and landscapes. However, do note that teaching comes with its set of challenges, like language differences and adjusting to a foreign education system. It calls for patience, creativity, and a genuine interest in your students’ learning journey. If you have that, you’ll find teaching jobs in Spain to be quite the adventure!

As an English teacher in Spain, each day brings something new. Generally, your day might start with lesson planning, followed by several teaching hours. You may also be involved in extracurricular activities or language exchange programs, depending on your timetable. Outside of school, you’ll have the chance to explore your locale, try local food, learn Spanish, and immerse yourself in Spanish traditions. With our programs, you’ll have everything taken care of, allowing you to explore the parts of Spain that interest you the most!

Contact RVF International Today!

Teaching English in Spanish communities offers an incredible adventure brimming with cherished memories, meaningful connections, and unforgettable experiences that will forever shape your life forever. At RVF International, we provide tailored ESL teaching opportunities for CA that captivate and inspire Spanish learners and instructors. Our robust support system ensures all your questions, concerns, and feedback are promptly addressed throughout your time in the amazing country. We implore California residents to enroll today to discover our diverse range of teaching packages or schedule a complimentary video call to explore the exciting possibilities of becoming an English teacher in Spain.

Teach in One of the Following Regions:




La Rioja


Baleares Islands

The Basque Country


The Canary Islands