Teach English in Spain in Meddeas Language Assistant Programs in Private Schools

Teach English in Spain as a Language Assistant with Meddeas

If you teach English in Spain in a Spanish school you will have a unique experience that will stay with you forever. Meddeas cooperates with more than 200 official private schools all over the country.

No matter what the background and level of Spanish of the applicants are, there is a suitable Meddeas scheme for them. In this sense, recent graduates, undergraduates, and school leavers have options to teach in Spain. Participants will enroll a structured training program and teach English in 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.

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The Role while Teaching English in Spain

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 include encouraging the oral practice of the foreign language; explaining the culture of their home country; helping in other subjects such as scienceart, 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 to teach English in Spain with Meddeas. After the first few days at school, you will be asked to use your own initiative, find resources and prepare your own engaging and fun activities or games.

Perks of Meddeas' Programs

Meddeas offers you support from professional and experienced staff during the challenging process of moving to a new country and choosing a valuable training.

Your professional interests and academic background, as well as the preferences in terms of schools and student ages, will be taken into account during the demanding allocation process, which takes place in Meddeas after candidates are accepted.

If you are accepted and eventually teach English in Spain with Meddeas, you will live a once in a lifetime experience. Moreover, you will develop highly demanded skills that you can list on your resume/CV, which are applicable to any potential career path:  intercultural skills, cultural awareness, creativity, native language awareness, Spanish language skills, team working, public speaking, patience, maturity, autonomy…  that’s what former participants value the most about our teaching abroad scheme.

Programs' Requirements to Teach English in Spain

Our training programs are aimed at native-level English, German or French speakers with little or no teaching experience, although experienced candidates are welcome to apply as well. 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 in Education or in English (French or German) OR any degree + TEFL/TESOL certificate
  • – Graduate: all degrees welcome
  • – Speakers: any degree OR university students OR gap years

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

Available Lodging Options

There are two lodging optionsfull board accommodation with a host family or independent housing, depending on your own interests. Former participants in Meddeas have given their points of view on the pros and cons of both options.

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)

Why Choose to Teach in Spain vs. Other Countries?

Teaching english in Spain

From bustling cities to traditional villages, Spain is a developed country with an affordable cost of living that offers an amazing variety of lifestyles. It receives more than 75 million visitors every year thanks to its 42 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites (more than the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada all together!), not to mention its countless festivals and traditions, historical cities, beautiful shores, welcoming people and friendly culture.

At the same time, it is a Western European country with affordable living standards, in which personal security, political freedoms, gender equality, and health system provision are at European level.

Once you start teaching English in Spain you will have a lot of opportunities to improve your Spanish, a language spoken by 450 million of people in the world. However, it will be up to you to look for and take advantage of those opportunities. Not only school students can benefit from the language exchange. 

Language Assistant Programs in Spain

"Having arrived knowing only a few key phrases like ’una cerveza por favor’, being immersed within the language and culture ensured I quickly developed my knowledge of the language and by the end I could cope fairly well. I am now Modern Foreign Languages co-ordinator in the school in which I teach in the UK."           

Paul M.
recent graduate from Staffordshire University (UK)

Language exchange

"When I tell people I spent my past year teaching English in Spain, the reactions are always positive. Of course, it is an impressive feat to list on your resume. Employers understand the importance of life skills that can only be acquired from leaving the comforts of your home town, not to mention your home country, in exchange for an adventure."

Thais M.
recent graduate from Boston College (US)

You will find detailed information regarding our programs and the options to teach English in Spain 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.

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