Meddeas- Language Assistants in Spanish Private Schools

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Phone Number: +34 948983539

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Subject/Position: Language Assistants in Spanish Schools
School: Several schools
School Type: Private or state-funded
Program Dates: September 2018 to June 2019
Minimum Education: Bachelor degree
Degree Level: Bachelor in any subject
Job Types: Language Assistant, TEFL teaching assistant
Languages: English
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching: English
Cost: Airfare, accommodation, visa, etc
Salary/Benefits: €880-1,162 per month; teaching-related course included; school holidays; Spanish public healthcare coverage; ongoing in-country support; initial training and teaching workshops
Program Fees: none
Experience Required:

Entry level

Programs Open To: Native and fluent non-native English speakers aged 18 years and above,as long as they've graduated after 2014.
Participants Work: 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.
Application Process:

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

Teaching Level: Work experience / Internship / Placement
Hours: 20-25 per week
TEFL/TOSEL Certification Program:

Participants will have to complete one of the 12 ECTS credits certified teaching-related courses (workload of 180 hours), given by a Spanish university (paid by the programme)

Visa Requirements:

Participants will obtain a student visa to participate (will provide with the documents needed to obtain it)

Program Highlights:
  • Monthly grant: €880-1,162 per month (enough to live in Spain as a young professional)
  • Lodging options: independent housing or full board accommodation with a volunteer host family
  • University course included (compulsory)
  • More than 200 schools all over Spain
  • Graduate programme for candidates with a degree in any subject. Advanced programme adapted to participants with TEFL/TESOL training.
  • Professional placement in a Spanish school, teaching 20 hours per week
  • Spanish public healthcare coverage
  • Help opening a bank account
  • Programme run by a serious and professional organisation
  • Ongoing in-country support from the school's tutor and from Meddeas
  • Initial training and teaching workshops
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the programme
  • Children aged two to eighteen. Learners' English levels range from beginner to advanced
  • Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
  • No fees attached
Program Information:

Are you a recent graduate looking for a valuable professional experience in Spain? Start teaching English in Spain in September and finish in June 2019. Receive a monthly income, TEFL-related training (paid by the programme), and ongoing in-country support. Currently, September start is only available for candidates with an EU passport, due to visa deadlines.

Important dates:

  • Deadline: August 15th
  • Program length: September 2018 to June 2019

During one academic year, participants will teach 20 hours a week in one of the 200 schools Meddeas works with. They will also gain international experience and add transferable skills to their CV. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a new culture and language, paying no fees and with a guaranteed monthly grant, which is more than enough to live in Spain as a young professional.

The Role of a Language Assistant

During one academic year, participants will teach 20 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.

After teaching English abroad, Language Assistants add transferable skills to their CVs, such as public speaking, language skills, creativity, team working, topic preparation, patience, maturity, autonomy, and cultural awareness.

Desirable candidate profile: 

  • Native-level English speaker
  • Currently, only open to EU passport holders due to visa deadlines
  • 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