Spanish Culture and Traditions through 8 Phrases Learnt in Spain

My name is Maggie, and I’m from Wisconsin, and now, a part of me will always be from Andalucía as well. I decided to teach English in Spain after graduating from university at St. Norbert College with an […]

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How Being a Bad Language Learner Helped Me Be a Better ESL Teacher

Before becoming a Language Assistant with Meddeas, I spent four years teaching in Philadelphia. The students I met there were impressive and inspiring in many, many ways. Perhaps one of their most impressive achievements was being mostly or completely bilingual. Many of the students […]

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Life After Meddeas: Now I Have a TEFL Certification and a Fantastic Experience

Harriet, a recent graduate from the UK, was a language assistant with Meddeas during the academic year 2015/16. This past year she has been teaching in Mexico. The TEFL certification obtained in Spain with the programme and the practical experience gained in the classroom encouraged […]

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Low Cost Travel: Top Tips to Travel Spain on a Budget

There’s no point pretending that we are in the English teaching profession solely for the task itself. Why? Because the joys of sampling foreign cuisine, grappling with a new language, and meeting people from other cultures are all part of the package too. If only there were low-cost travel […]

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Homestay vs Apartment in Spain: A List of Pros and Cons to Help You Decide

My name is Alexz and I’m a second-year Meddeas language assistant. In the first year I chose a homestay with a host family and now I share a flat in Barcelona. Through my 2-years experience, I’ve compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for […]

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Teaching and Living in Spain for a Year After College: Girona

My name is Shane and I am an American from Chicago (a place with almost no similarities to Spain). I finished my studies in Carthage College, WI, in 2016 and I didn’t want to jump right into the crazy American working […]

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