Become a Language Assistant in Spain with Meddeas

Becoming a Language Assistant in a Spanish school with Meddeas is a unique experience that will stay with you forever.

You will enrol a structured training programme and cooperate with a Spanish school, gaining international experience and adding transferable skills to your CV.

This is a chance to discover a new culture and language, paying no fees and with a guaranteed monthly income, which is more than enough to live in Spain.

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The Role

A language assistant is a native-level speaker of English, French or German, who supports the school’s language teachers with conversation practice. The tasks differ from the ones in a teaching assistant role and they include delivering conversational activities; encouraging oral practice of the foreign language; explaining the culture of the home country; helping in other subjects such as science, art, sport; acting as a role model for correct pronunciation and grammar; and collaborating with teaching staff in creating teaching materials and planning lessons.

This is an excellent opportunity, but at the same time it is a challenging experience that will without a doubt get you out of your comfort zone. It will require serious commitment and involvement from the participans. If you are just interested in effortless paid tourism, we would advice you not to apply

(These roles may vary depending on the programme and what is common practice in each region)

Perks of the Programmes

  • Join a Spanish school to cooperate with 20-24 teaching hours per week, with the same holidays as the educational centre.
  • Receive a free certified course given by a Spanish university. Depending on the programme it could be a 20 ECTS Expert in Bilingual Education course or a 6 ECTS TEFL or AMET course (included in the programme).
  • Have paid school holidays (except for summer periods).
  • Have health insurance covered by the programme.
  • Receive a guaranteed monthly income.
  • Have support from the school’s designated Tutor and from Meddeas, helping the participant in their task.
  • Teach children aged two to eighteen, learners’ English levels range from beginner to advance.

Different Programmes Requirements

Depending on your background and interests, you can apply for different programmes (taking into account that competence in the Spanish language is not required and no previous teaching experience is needed):

  • Advanced: degree or master in Education OR degree in English OR any degree + TEFL/CELTA course.
  • Graduate: any degree welcome.
  • Speakers: any degree OR university students OR gap years.

(Fore mentioned diplomas obtained in the last four years.)

Lodging Options

There are two lodging options: full board accommodation with a host family or independently housing, depending on your own interests.

Families in these programmes are linked to the school and chosen by its principal. In fact, they host participants on a volunteer basis to experience a cultural and linguistic immersion.

“As I began to share moments with the host family I became aware that each of them was special in their own individual way. There aren’t enough words to describe all the wonderful experiences and adventures I had with them. I will never forget all the laughs, hugs and kisses I experienced along their side. Now I have only one thing to say: I don’t regret choosing to live with a host family because I came back to New York as a whole different person. And even though I left a piece of my heart in Spain I know I’ll go back!”

Jessica Y., recent graduate from Iona College (US)

You will find detailed information regarding our programmes in our language assistants´ blog. If you fulfil the requirements and want to build your CV while living a fantastic experience in Spain, click below to apply.

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