Are you TEFL/TESOL certified and eager to gain valuable professional experience in Spanish schools? Participants with a TEFL/TESOL will join our Advanced program, which includes a teaching-related training given by a university. After the first few days at school, participants will be asked to use their own initiative. Due to visa application deadlines, we can only accept applications for placements starting in the fall from: EU passport holders and/or candidates registered in a state/jurisdiction corresponding to one of the following consulates: Chicago, Washington DC or Miami.
Start Dates & Program length
Deadline: candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP or at least before July 19th
Program length: Sept./Oct. 2020 to May/June 2021: academic year in Spain
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Monthly pay: €930-1,162 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 private and grant-maintained schools all over Spain
Advanced program adapted to participants with TEFL/TESOL training.
“Meddeas has done an incredible job in my placement and in helping me throughout my journey whether it was answering my questions of certain things or helping me figure out my required documents. They have done a great job on following up and I truly felt like they cared about all of us Language Assistants”, Christian T., former participant
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.
After one year 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.
What we offer:
Main Perks of the Programme
Professional placement in a Spanish school, teaching 20 to 25 hours per week
Guaranteed monthly pay, more than enough to live in Spain as a young professional
Certified Expert in Bilingual Education course (20 ECTS) given by a Spanish university and paid by the programme.
Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
Spanish public healthcare coverage
Help opening a bank account
Program 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 program
Children aged two to eighteen. Learners' English levels range from beginner to advanced
No fees attached
What we want:
Desirable candidate profile:
Native-level English speaker
Recent graduates (last four years) OR last-year university students
TEFL/TESOL certificate preferred (not indispensable)
Previous teaching experience will be 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
Desired Skills: intercultural skills, cultural awareness, creativity, language skills, team working, public speaking, patience, maturity, autonomy
You need to have the requirements below:
AND one of the following sets to apply:
TEFL Certificate: TEFL/TESOL Certificate
Hours on TEFL Cert.: 120