• Practice, learn and develop your English teaching in the sublime cities of Seville and Lisbon








    Do you have a TESOL, CELTA or TEFL qualification? Did you qualify in 2019? Do you want to use your qualification to help everyone learn English? Would you like to teach in an academy with in country support and a range of other benefits?

    If so, apply now for Teach Seville! Learn more below.


    95 days ALL EXPENSES PAID English teaching, training, learning and enjoying.

    Teach Seville

    What is it?

    Teach Seville is an EU funded Erasmus Plus scheme, run in partnership by Red Ochre in London, 3Si in Seville, Synopsis Practice in Lisbon, plus partner academies in the UK, Spain and Portugal. Teach Seville will provide over 100 placements in 2018-2021 for you to use your teaching skills in English academies and in the community in Seville, Spain. Teach Seville is now an intergenerational scheme that aims to give people of any age a chance to exchange learning about their vocation and other aspects of their lives. We've had participants from 18 years old to 61 years old on the scheme!

    Why have we set this up?

    Intergenerational and cultural understanding and multilinguism

    Recent census figures showed that across England 1.7% of the population (900,000 people) have either no, or poor spoken English. These people face significant barriers in participating fully in local, national and European life. There is a need for high quality, trained teachers who can think creatively, but also with the ability to innovate and be entrepreneurial in how they teach, where and when. And Seville, like many other cities across the planet has a significant amount of people who would love to learn English (perhaps from someone like you). And whilst in Seville, you'll be learning a lot about yourself, your work and your teaching as well as gaining your own life lessons.

    What's involved?

    Here's how it works...

    • Placements last 95 days (plus two travel days) – or just over 3 months.
    • In January we will have 21 participants heading to Seville and 6 participants gong to Lisbon. We are currently recruiting for Lisbon. For future placements (April-July 2020) in either city please email us and let us know your interest. We'll tell you when applications are open for the next round.
    • You will get full expenses paid. That means we pay for your accommodation, flights, bills, 24/7 in country support, travel insurance AND you get a grant of 130 Euros per week for your food costs and local travel.
    • Train and teach in well known English academies and schools in Seville: OUIEAConecta IdiomasOC LanguagesLope de Vega ColegioYesSarah English, TEC Sevilla, in Seville or Centro, EasyTalk, Linguagest, Berlitz and other academies. We will provide you with job descriptions and tell you more about these during interviews. 
    • Your own room in an apartment in central Seville or Lisbon. You’ll have your own room and share a lounge and kitchen with two or three others who are also on Teach Seville. That way you'll have peer support and meet other teachers like you.

    Other benefits of joining us

    Learn a language, teach a language, learn the rhythm of Sevilla or Lisboa...

    • Community teaching experience. In Sevilla, you'll have the option to organise, market and teach free lessons in a local community centre for those who otherwise wouldn't have them.
    • Rapidly boost your Spanish or Portuguese skills. You'll get one free lesson a week with our qualified language teachers in Seville and Lisbon, plus access to intercambio language exchanges and an online EU language learning system. You do not need any Spanish or Portuguese to join us!
    • Develop your skills and experience. Placements will vary but generally you’ll start off with an orientation week, move to shadowing activities before assisting and running your own classes. To find out more about how Teach Seville benefits your work, you can watch this video of Rhian who is in Seville right now. Or you can read case studies of previous participants: TajahJudeKurtis and Laura, read the testimony below.
    • Continuous in country support from a friendly team who’ve done it. Our partners, 3Si are based in Seville and Synopsis Practice in Lisbon. They are an Anglo-Spanish team full of staff that have teaching languages qualifications. They’ll support you in your placement and your care whilst in Spain and Lisbon. Check out 3Si's Facebook page.

    Don't miss out on a chance to improve your teaching with Erasmus plus support

    Some of the previous Teach Seville groups

    Who can apply?

    Please read carefully

    Anyone with a TESOL, CELTA or a TEFL qualification gained in 2019 can apply to Teach Seville. (This is because Erasmus is for people who are currently learning or have less than 1 year's experience).


    You must also be a UK National or any other EU citizen but based in the UK or with a UK address. Due to funding rules we cannot accept applications from Spanish citizens (as Teach Seville is in Spain).


    Our criteria is focused on people who are kind and curious, as well as fully committed to English teaching, to enjoying their time in Seville or Lisbon and to contributing something positive into the mix of the city's life whilst there.


    How to apply


    Applications are now open for the 9th January - 13th April* group for LISBON. Deadline for applications is Sunday December 8th. We realise departure is now close so we will move soon after that to arrange interviews.


    To apply, please send three things to the Founder of Teach Seville – Martin: martin@redochre.org.uk

    1. Download and complete an application form to send.
    2. Your CV
    3. A photo/scan of your CELTA/TESOL/TEFL certificate. If you do not have this yet - an explanation why (e.g. you are still studying).

    We’ll then select candidates for Skype / telephone interviews.


    It may take time, but we will be in touch with ALL applicants with our decisions. Whilst we receive many applications and have limited resources, responding to everyone who applies is important to us.


    Once we have chosen candidates, all applicants will need to apply for a basic DBS check if they do not have one already and we will support you to do this. Participation on the programme requires a DBS check so this is essential.


    If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with Martin


    *Dates not confirmed until flights are booked but will certainly be on or close to these dates.



    Open horizons and perspective

    "Thanks once again...I can’t tell you what your accepting me onto Teach Seville and the Erasmus programme has meant to me and my life; it’s just opened everything out again somehow!" Participant, July 2019

    Life changing

    "I just want you to know I have really appreciated everything you have done for us. Teach Seville is probably the best thing I have ever done and I don't want it to end!...I never thought I would have the confidence to move to a new country and teach English, but this scheme made it possible because of the brilliant support I received. I owe this scheme so much, it has completely changed my life!

    " Participant, March 2018


    “I wanted to express all my gratitude for everything so far. It has been a great pleasure to meet all the lovely people that run or take part in this programme. It was nice to be welcomed with so much care since we put our feet on Andalusian ground. Love the area where we live, love the flat, love my housemates and the school where I will spend my time in the next few months developing my professional life." Participant, Teach Seville, September 2017

    Professional and social experience

    “I cannot recommend this scheme enough. I have had the opportunity to work in other countries before but this was by far the best experience – socially and professionally.” Participant, December 2015

    Pathway to employment

    "I just wanted to say thanks for everything and for letting me be a part of Teach Seville. It really was an amazing experience and provided me with exactly the experience I needed to start working as an English teacher. Aside from that, it was loads of fun and I was able to visit a lot of beautiful places! I’ve got a job for the summer in Valencia so I’ll be heading back to Spain next weekend, I almost can’t believe it." Participant May 2017

    Unique experience

    "I honestly can't thank you enough for organising the Teach Seville scheme. I feel so lucky to have had the chance to take part in it, as it seems like something truly unique." Participant, March 2018

    Highly recommended

    "I highly recommend the Teach Seville! Program. I felt well supported and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Seville, because it’s a unique opportunity that I will value tremendously throughout my future career. I am very grateful for being accepted onto the scheme, and I hope that it continues to get funding for years to come, because I think that it’s something that will be invaluable for so many fledgling teachers." Participant, May 2016

    The full package

    "I just want to say one more thank you. I’ve had an absolute whale of a time in Sevilla. Life here has been great; I’ve met loads of great people, improved my Spanish dramatically, I couldn’t have wished for better colleagues. My students were great and I enjoyed every single lesson." Participant, December 2015

    The academy and students

    "Today while I was preparing my lessons for tomorrow, I felt how much I will miss that place, the academy and especially my students and the time spent with them. Some of them are planning to visit London during the summer, so I might have chance to see them again – which makes me happy. I’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU for everything what you have done for me and for us as a group. Thanks to you I had a really unforgettable experience which was a huge plus for my career prospects and life.” Participant, March 2016

  • TEAM


    Fátima Gutiérrez

    Project Manager,


    Fátima leads on recruitment, academy and community project liaison. She is a Spanish teacher and all round awesome presence.

    Bruno Riobó

    Head of Pastoral Care, 3Si

    Bruno handles the overview in Spain and takes care of accommodation. He's also a Spanish teacher and fount of all Seville knowledge.

    Irene Cortijo

    Project Co-ordinator, 3Si

    Reeny works on academy liaison, accommodation and organisation. She is also a translator and fluent in knowing what it's like to move to another place.

    Martin Cooper

    Founder and Project Manager, Red Ochre

    Martin takes care of business from London and ensures recruitment, preparation and evaluation runs smoothly. He wishes he could have done Teach Seville.


    Teach Seville is a partnership of organisations in the UK and Seville, Spain, led by Red Ochre in London

    Our partners

    UK and Spain

    Teach Seville is made possible through the support of some of the leading language schools in the UK and Europe.


    All applicants from our partners get priority access to Teach Seville. And if you have yet to get your English teaching qualification then WEBridge Academy, The English Studio, and B3ST would be the best place to start!


    We are also delighted to be working with Third Sector International (3Si) in Seville - one of Europe's specialists in hosting participants in Erasmus Plus schemes and an Anglo-Spanish organisation who provide exceptional pastoral support and placements for Teach Seville. You can learn a bit more about them and the Teach Seville team in this video.

    Erasmus Plus

    Be part of the Erasmus experience

    Teach Seville is funded by Erasmus+ through the European Union.


    Whilst the UK is still in the European Union, you will be part of a wider movement to help people to study, train and get work experience in different European countries. Grab this opportunity whilst you still can...

  • Sounds good?

    We look forward to hearing from you.


    To apply please send us your application as detailed above. For any other queries the best way to get in touch is to email Martin or if not you can use the form below.

    Red Ochre
    CAN Mezzanine
    49-51 East Road
    N1 6AH