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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How to Learn Spanish in Spain: 6 Pieces of Advice

Dear Reader. If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, these are some questions you might ask yourself:

  1. Are you a complete Spanish beginner? (I mean COMPLETE beginner- not even A1, can’t introduce yourself, etc.)
  2. Are you daunted and terrified of the prospect […]
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TEFL (Almost) All Fun and ESL Games – Practical Examples

My name is Emily, and I’m a 22-year-old from Ankeny, Iowa in the US. As you’ll see, I’m teaching teenagers in a school in northern Spain (440 teens, to be exact). Through this experience, I’ve found out that ESL games are a good tool […]

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