Ever since its foundation, Cambridge School has believed that the key to success in the world of language teaching is providing students with high-quality lessons. For this reason, we have always placed great importance on training and development. Our own teachers attend weekly seminars given by members of our highly experienced and innovative Teacher Training Team. They are also regularly observed by senior teachers and get the chance to learn from each other through our peer observation programme.
Many of our teacher trainers have given seminars in other schools in the area and also in conferences in other parts of Spain and abroad. We have also had many articles published in teaching journals and magazines.
As well as offering classes in our centres to children, teenagers and adults, Cambridge School also provides language training to many leading companies (including household names such as Kraft, Henkel, Merck, Monsanto and Mango) and to local private and state schools. We teach Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese as well as English and also provide other language-related services such as translation and interpreting and language study trips to countries where the language in question is spoken.
Help with Employment
The Cambridge School Teacher Training Department has long experience in helping teachers find work in good schools in Spain and around the world. Both our CELTA and DELTA courses include indispensable careers advice sessions full of practical advice on how to get the right job. In addition, all teachers enrolled on training courses with us get exclusive access to our Facebook Job Market where teaching positions are regularly posted. What’s more, we give priority to teachers who have trained at Cambridge School when we have vacancies in our eight centres.
We offer a homestay accommodation service to our candidates. Many of our homestay hosts are young, single professional people who have a spare room in their house or flat. Sometimes, but less often, they are families with children. In your room, you will have a bed, a wardrobe and a workspace (occasionally, the workspace is in another part of the home). You will have shared use of the bathroom and the kitchen.
We are proud to say that our trainees are nearly always very happy with their accommodation despite the fact that it is very cheap. The price is 395€ for the whole 5-week period (from the Friday night before the course begins until the Friday night that the course ends inclusive) plus a deposit of 100€. The deposit is returned at the end of the course providing there have been no breakages or damage in the accommodation. If you wish to stay extra days before or after the course, this is usually possible, as long as you arrange it beforehand and pay proportionally for the extra days.
Granollers is a safe, friendly, affluent city of 60,000 people located about 25 kilometers inland from Barcelona. It has an attractive historical centre focused around the 'Porxada', an unusual Renaissance building which looks something like a Roman temple. In fact, it was built as a grain store - hence the name of the town, Granollers. The 'Porxada' is set in a large square flanked by shops bars and restaurants. It is an ideal place if you like sitting at pavement cafés watching the world go by. Nearby is the extensive, modern pedestrianised shopping area. On Thursday mornings, the whole town centre is transformed into a huge market in which you can find a bewildering array of local products.