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.

No matter what the background and level of Spanish of the applicants are, there is a Meddeas suitable scheme. In this sense, recent graduates, undergraduates, and school leavers have options to teach English in SpainParticipants will enroll a structured training program and cooperate with a Spanish private or state-funded private school, gaining international experience, and adding transferable skills to their resume/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.


The Role

A language assistant is a native-level speaker of English, French or German, who supports the school’s language teachers with conversation practise. The tasks differ from the ones in a teaching assistant role and they include delivering conversational activities; encouraging oral practise of the foreign language; explaining the culture of the 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.

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 participants. If you are just interested in effortless paid tourism, we would advise you not to apply.

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(These roles of the language assistant may vary depending on the program and what is common practice in each region)

Perks of the Programs

  • Join a Spanish school as a Language Assistant teaching 20-24 hours per week.
  • Take a certified course given by a Spanish university, which could be a 20 ECTS Expert in Bilingual Education course or a 6 ECTS TEFL or AMET course (paid by the program).
  • Receive a guaranteed monthly allowance.
  • Have health insurance covered by the program.
  • Obtain help with the visa application process and opening a bank account.
  • Participate in a program run by a serious and professional organization.
  • Get advice from the school’s designated tutor.
  • Get initial training and participate in teaching workshops.
  • Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
  • Teach children aged two to eighteen –learners’ English levels vary.
  • Enjoy paid school holidays (except for summer period).
  • Pay no fees

If you are accepted and eventually teach English in Spain with Meddeas, you will not only live a once in a lifetime experience, but you will also develop highly demanded skills that you can list on your resume/CV and that are applicable to any potential career path:  intercultural skills, cultural awareness, creativity, native language awareness, Spanish language skills, team working, topic preparation, public speaking, patience, maturity, autonomy…  that’s what former participants value the most about our teaching abroad scheme.

Programs’ Requirements

Depending on your background and interests, you can apply for different programs (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 languages (English, French, or German) OR any degree + TEFL/TESOL course.
  • Graduate: all degrees 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 independent housing, depending on your own interests.

Families in these programs 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 programs in our language assistants´ blog. If you meet the requirements and want to build your resume/CV while living a fantastic experience in Spain, click below to apply.