Teach English in Cantabria With RVF International

Discover incredible teaching opportunities in Cantabria with RVF International! Join forces with us now and book your complimentary video call to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to teach ESL in Cantabria!

Welcome to RVF International

RVF International is your bridge to a world of linguistic wonders where English speakers and Spanish natives come together to effortlessly master the languages that unite us. We believe that language is at the forefront of our incredible world, and our unrivaled programs are designed to make teaching English in Cantabria as easy as possible.

We’re with you every step of the way — from the moment you join us to the bittersweet farewell to our vibrant community. In the picturesque Cantabria region, you’ll be surrounded by supportive colleagues who share your passion for teaching English and create memories that will last a lifetime together.

If you ever need assistance with visas, residency, or mastering Spanish to connect with the locals, worry not! We offer comprehensive courses and continuous support throughout the program. Complete our flexible 120-hour course and earn your TEFL certification with confidence. Rest assured, RVF International is dedicated to ensuring you have an exceptional teaching English experience by providing unwavering support along the way.

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!

RVF International Gives You What You Need to Simplify Your ESL Teaching Program in Cantabria

RVF International is dedicated to providing exceptional teaching English in Cantabria programs. Our teachers deeply value and appreciate the opportunities our programs offer. We are committed to supporting you throughout your journey, offering personalized assistance and legal aid. Immerse yourself fully in the experience of teaching English in Cantabria schools with our comprehensive support system. Discover how we streamline your time in Spain, ensuring you make the most of this enriching experience.

  • 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!

*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!
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Benefits of Teaching English in Cantabria

Teaching English in Cantabria provides plenty of advantages you may not see coming. After all, you’ll be in a whole new world and environment! Teaching abroad is a unique experience that not many can say they have had the privilege of experiencing. But by becoming an English teacher in Cantabria, you can gather experience in a foreign culture that changes your life forever.

Explore Europe With Ease

Traveling around Europe is sometimes just a train ride away! Explore the streets of Cantabria, or visit countries like France or Portugal without having to fork over the price of a plane ticket.

Make Lifelong Connections

When teaching English in Cantabria, you’ll make connections with some of the best people in the country and our program. You can build friendships worldwide, meet interesting and like-minded people that can provide different perspectives on topics you enjoy, or open your eye to fascinating realities you never thought possible.

Discover More About Yourself Than You Ever Thought Possible

Teach in Cantabria programs provide an experience like none other, which means you’ll be pushing the limits of what you can do. It’s the perfect chance to discover your true self, a passion for teaching, or a love for learning new things. You can set the foundation for an amazing career.

Make a Positive Impact on the Lives of Hundreds of Others

Teaching English in Cantabria is a life-changing experience for hundreds of students. Learning English can open up many doors and opportunities and make it more possible for students to achieve their goals. And you’ll be at the forefront of those developments and leave a long-lasting impact on every student.

Learn a New Language!

Learning Spanish is much easier when living in a country where that’s the primary language. You’ll be navigating English sentences and Spanish paragraphs and performing translation exercises that teach you a thing or two along the way.

Experience Life in Cantabria While You Teach English

The region of Cantabria boasts an array of mouth-watering dishes like Cocido Montañés, Sobao Pasiego, and Quesadas Pasiegas, which is a true delight for all food lovers. With fresh seafood, locally grown vegetables, and a range of cheeses and meats, Cantabrian cuisine is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Apart from its culinary scene, Cantabria is also known for its rich history and culture. Its many monuments, museums, and churches bear witness to the region’s historical significance and are a must-visit for anyone interested in learning more about the region’s past.

For nature lovers, Cantabria is a paradise that offers stunning mountain ranges, verdant valleys, and beautiful beaches. The region’s diverse landscape is a treat for the eyes and provides a range of outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, surfing, and much more.

Cantabria’s culture is unique and fascinating, offering traditional experiences that are hard to find elsewhere. From the region’s rich cuisine to its vibrant communities, stunning landscapes, and historical significance, there is something for everyone in the region. So come and teach English in Cantabria and experience a unique culture that’s sure to shape the way you view the world.

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Teaching English in Cantabria! 

Imagine standing in a classroom, watching the spark of understanding light up your students’ eyes as they grasp new concepts.

Wait! Before you get there, you need to know a few things. You may not be able to wait to be greeted by the stunning Cantabria landscapes, but there’s a lot to keep in mind before you continue on your ESL teaching journey. At RVF International, our FAQ section is here to empower you and answer all your biggest and smallest questions. We’re committed to being your resource for teaching English in Spain and the fantastic regions that make up this exciting country. Keep reading below to learn more!

The answer is a resounding yes! A TEFL certification is your gateway to an enriching cultural exchange and a rewarding teaching experience. In Spain, a country with a high demand for English language skills, many institutions often require a TEFL certification. This certification equips you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to teach English effectively. It’s essentially a passport that opens you up to this journey, just in a different way than you’d typically think about when you hear the word passport.

You can apply to teach English in Spain even if your passport is nearing its expiration date. But there are certain things you should be aware of. When traveling internationally and planning to stay abroad for an extended period, your passport must typically remain valid for at least six months after entering the country. This regulation ensures that you maintain legal status during your stay. Spain, like many countries, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months before you leave the country. So, don’t let an expiring passport hold you back. When in doubt, renew!

Cultural immersion is more than just about adapting to a different lifestyle. It’s a chance to broaden your perspective, challenge your assumptions, and develop a deeper understanding of the world around you. By embracing the Spanish culture in Cantabria, you’re not just living in Spain; you’re experiencing Spain in the most authentic way possible. You’ll be opening new avenues to the person you want to be while discovering the many riches of life in an environment not many people get to enjoy. What’s not to like?

You do not need to be fluent in Spanish, or even speak it, to teach English in Spain. Your primary role is to provide your students with a comprehensive English environment, which often means communicating exclusively in English. This immersion technique is a highly effective way of teaching a new language as it encourages students to think and respond naturally in English rather than translating back and forth.

That being said, having a basic understanding of Spanish can enhance your experience. It can help you navigate everyday life, connect more deeply with the local community, and enrich your cultural immersion.

Every day, teaching English offers a new opportunity to inspire others and witness the joy of learning first-hand. Your classroom will be a hub of cultural exchange, where you’ll not only teach English but also share stories about your home, your experiences, and your perspectives. You’ll create exciting lesson plans, quizzes, and test students while fostering an environment where English and Spanish bond into one! Being a teacher comes with responsibility, but you’ll certainly take pride in the chance to change the lives of many.

While the cost of living can vary, the wages in Cantabria generally allow for a comfortable lifestyle. Compared to other regions and areas that are popular for teaching English worldwide, Cantabria offers decent wages and punches above its weight. You’ll be able to eat, explore, travel, and sit at home and relax, knowing that you’ve got enough money to sustain you while doing what you love.

Absolutely! Cantabria is not only known for its breathtaking landscapes and friendly locals but it’s also recognized for its safety. Whether you’re a solo female traveler or a family looking for a new home, Cantabria offers a secure and welcoming environment for all. Cantabria boasts some of Spain’s most beautiful small towns, nestled in lush countryside that provides an idyllic backdrop to a safe and relaxed lifestyle. Santander, one of Cantabria’s main cities, has been praised for its low crime rate and overall safety. You want to stay aware of your surroundings, but you’ll find Cantabria is a wonderful place to teach English.

Join Forces With RVF International and Teach English in Cantabria!

Experience the pride and excellence of RVF International’s transformative English teaching programs in Cantabria. Our dedicated team provides unwavering support, personalized guidance, and legal assistance, enabling you to fully immerse yourself in the rewarding journey of teaching English in Cantabria schools. Explore our teaching packages and discover how we enhance your time in Spain with streamlined experiences. Dive in and make the most of every moment.

Teach in One of the Following Regions:




La Rioja


Baleares Islands

The Basque Country


The Canary Islands