Summary of the job roleTeach English in Spain - Immediate Start
Are you a recent graduate looking for a valuable professional experience in Spain? Start teaching English in Spain. Receive a monthly income, TEFL-related training (paid by the programme), and ongoing in-country support. Currently, January start is only available for candidates with an Eu passport, due to visa deadlines.
Deadline: candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP or at least before January 27th
Start Dates & Program length
Jan.2019 to May/June 2019: Currently, only open to EU passport holders due to visa deadlines
Application process for next academic year open as well: Sept./Oct. 2019 to May/June 2020
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.
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.
Spanish public healthcare coverage
Help opening a bank account
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
Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
No fees attached
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
No criminal records
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