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Application Deadline: EXPIRED
Job Type: School leaver job
Contract Type: Graduate
Deadline: August 14th Â
Program length: September 2018 to June 2019
This is a serious and structured program with no fees, which enables participants to teach English in Spainand gain international experience.
"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
Monthly grant: â‚¬930-1,162 per month (â‚¬430-480 per month when housing is included)
Lodging options: independent housing or full board accommodation with a volunteer host family
Expert in Bilingual Education university-course included (compulsory)
Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
Spanish public healthcare coverage
More than 200 schools all over Spain
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
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:Â
Native-level English speaker
Recent graduates (last four years) OR last-year university students
Some 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