Welcome to Valencia


Volunteer Opportunities

Our Mission

Started in 2014 by TEFL teachers, Alyx & Paul, MY TEFL experience is a volunteer project that gives English speakers a chance to practise teaching, and local students access to affordable English lessons. We believe that education should be within everybody's reach, and not just a privileged few.

The Academy

Academia Solidaria. Valencia, Spain.

Based in one of the many barrios (neighbourhoods) of Valencia city, Academia Solidaria is busy providing low-cost English classes to local adults of all ages (18+). Our academy has 4 classrooms over 2 floors with class sizes ranging anywhere from 2 to 14 students, depending on the time of year. Students pay as little as 10 euros per month for their classes at the Academia Solidaria.

At our academy, teachers are not expected to create all their own lesson plans; we do this for you! The classes are designed in such a way that even the most inexperienced teachers can follow the material effectively and deliver a rewarding class to their students. For more experienced teachers, we are more than happy for you to adapt our plans to suit your style.

We have earned ourselves a fantastic reputation in Valencia with some of our students having been with us for 3 years. We have helped over 2000 students since we started this project, and with your assistance we can continue to help many more.


Don't just take our word for it!

Lucy M.
“From the very start I was made to feel welcome and relaxed. Any nerves I had about teaching soon disappeared”
Rob Y.
“The whole experience was a really great way for me to work out whether teaching is something I really wanted to do”
Hélène T.
“I had a wonderful experience teaching in Valencia. They provide the lesson plans, are always there to help, answer questions and provide advice. ”


There are various accommodation options available for your stay in Valencia.

1. MTE Teacher's Apartment - Self Catering. We have our own apartment in the city centre, about 20 mins walk away from the academy. You will have your own private bedroom and full access to the communal areas. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms. The cost per night is 13 euros. 
2. Hotels & Airbnb. There are plenty on hotels and private rentals available in Valencia city. Depending on your budget, you can find yourself private rooms, entire apartments and hotels ranging from 1 to 5 stars. Your booking will be your own responsibility, but we are happy to give you our advice before you book.

3. Home-stay. If you are looking for the complete Spanish experience, then why not explore the option of staying with a local family. Prices vary. Simply indicate the home-stay option on the application form and we will contact you with more details. 

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