Are you a last-year student or recent graduate looking for a valuable professional experience in Spain? The application period to become a Language Assistant in a Spanish private school is now open: Receive a monthly pay, TEFL-related training (paid by the program), and ongoing in-country support. This is a serious and structured program with no fees, which enables participants to teach English in Spain and gain international experience.

Deadline: candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP or at least before January 31st 2019

Start Dates & Program length 
-Sept./Oct. 2019 to May/June 2020: academic year in Spain
-Jan.2019 to May/June 2019: Currently, only open to EU passport holders due to visa deadlines

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-Monthly pay (20 teaching hours/week): €880-930 (€430-480 when housing is included)
-Lodging options: independent housing or full board accommodation with a volunteer host family
-University course included (compulsory)
-More than 200 private and grant-maintained schools all over Spain
-Different programs adapted to the experience and background of the candidate: there is, for example, a specific program for Education graduates and another one for graduates of other degree subjects

The Role of a Language Assistant

During one academic year, participants will teach 20 to 25 hours a week in one of the 200 schools Meddeas works with. A Language Assistant is a native-level speaker of English, French or German, who supports the school’s language teachers and helps students with conversation practice. The tasks differ from the ones in a teaching assistant role and include encouraging oral practice of the foreign language; explaining the culture of their home country; helping in other subjects such as science, art, P.E.; acting as a role model for correct pronunciation and grammar; and collaborating with teaching staff in creating teaching materials and planning lessons.

Desirable candidate profile: 

-Native-level English speaker
-Recent graduates (last four years) OR last-year university students
-No previous teaching experience needed (but valued)
-Someone who enjoys working with children and/or young people
-Energetic and creative
-Competence in the Spanish language is not required
-No criminal records

Doubts? Interested? Send an email to candidates@meddeas.es