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LearnSpain: Qualified Teachers from Spain in US Schools

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LearnSpain brings Spanish qualified teachers and recent graduates in Education to US schools. These professionals, who are qualified to teach in European schools and are independent English users (minimum IELTS band score 5 or equivalent), participate in a J1-Visa program.

Participants hold at least one of the following qualifications: a degree in Pre-school Education, a degree in Elementary Education, or any degree plus a Master in Secondary Education.

With this program, US schools have the unique opportunity to host Spanish teachers who will teach native Spanish, globalize the classroom, enrich the multicultural environment of the school, and promote intercultural exchanges. Schools can incorporate an experienced teacher or a language assistant.

Relevant Information about the Program

    • Demanding selection process of qualified teachers from Spain, who are fluent in English
    • Participants are hosted by schools under a J1 visa program
    • Schools pay the participants’ workers compensation insurance and salary
    • Participants receive pre-arrival orientation in Spain and continuous support while in the US
    • Emergency contact available 24/7
    • Affordable program for any school

Main Facts

  • Program

    LearnSpain - Qualified Teachers from Spain in US Schools

  • Program Length

    - Experienced Teachers: up to three years (can be extent to five years)
    - Language Assistants: one or two semesters

  • Application Deadline

    March 31st

  • Advantages
    - Affordable program to any school

    - Demanding selection process
    - Meddeas' continuous support
    - Enhancement of the Spanish Department
    - Classroom internationalization
    - Participants pre-departure orientation
    - Emergency contact available 24/7

  • Costs for the School

    - Participant's salary
    - Workers compensation insurance

  • How to Participate

    Write an email to Verónica Bottazzi to request more information and/or to participate in the program learnspain@meddeas.com

SPANISH EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

SPANISH LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS*

QUALIFICATIONS
& REQUIREMENTS

– Degree in Pre-school Education OR
– Degree in Elementary Education OR
– Any degree plus a Master in Secondary Education
– At least two years teaching experience

– Degree in Pre-school Education OR
– Degree in Elementary Education OR
– Any degree plus a Master in Secondary Education

ROLE

Main teacher – independent role
– Lead classes, grade students, prepare lessons, and any other tasks generally developed by the main teacher
– Deliver lessons and conversational activities in Spanish
– Expose students and staff to different teaching techniques
Support and train the Spanish Department and its teachers

Teaching Assistant – supportive role
– Deliver conversational activities alongside the main teacher
– Hold one-on-one conversation sessions or in small groups
– Lead conversation sessions with teacherss
Help language teachers prepare classes and organize Spanish clubs
– Meeting with school staff upon request

SALARY

According to US standards for qualified teachers (based on their experience and resume)

$1,600 per month
Schools might decide to complement a lower salary by providing accommodation

PROGRAM LENGTH

Up to three years, which can be extent to five years

One or two semesters

REQUEST YOUR APPLICATION FORM HERE

*According to US Exchange Visitor Program regulations, trainees/interns “must not be used as substitutes for ordinary
employment  or work purposes; nor may they be used under any circumstances to displace American workers”

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Two Professional Profiles in Learn Spain: Main Teachers or Language Assistants

The Spanish professionals selected by Meddeas to participate in LearnSpain need to hold the same qualifications and are independent English users (minimum IELTS band score 5 or equivalent). The qualifications they must hold to apply are:

  • Degree in Pre-school Education OR
  • Degree in Elementary Education OR
  • Any degree plus a Master in Secondary Education
 

1/ Main Teacher: Independent Role

  • Specific requirements for main teachers: to be working as teachers in Spain, and to have at least two years teaching experience.
  • Main teachers from Spain can lead classes, grade students, prepare lesons, and any other tasks generally developed by the  main teacher. They can also deliver lessons and conversational activities in Spanish. Main teachers can expose students and staff to different teaching techniques techniques; and they can also support and train the Spanish Department and its teachers. 
  • Salary: according to US standards for qualified teachers (based on their experience and resume).
  • Program length: up to three years, which can be extent to five years.

2/ Spanish Language Assistants: Supportive Role

  • Language assistants deliver conversational activities alongside the main teacher, hold one-on-one conversation sessions or in small groups, lead conversation sessions with teachers, and help language teachers prepare classes and organize Spanish clubs.
  • Salary: $1,600 per month. Schools might decide to complement a lower salary by providing accommodation. 
  • Program length: one or two semesters.

In any case, the application deadline for interested schools is March 31st. 

Meddeas and LearnSpain: Firm Investment in Language Learning

LearnSpain is the result of Meddeas’ strong link with educational institutions in the US and its years of experience in bilingual teaching and firm investment in language learning. Meddeas is a Spanish-based organization founded in 2011 by professionals with more than 25 years’ experience in the education sector. They are present in five countries and provide support to bilingual schools. They are renowned for their Language Assistant programs. Every year, more than 500 recent graduates from English speaking countries further their training and cooperate with Spanish schools as Language Assistants. 

Meddeas has developed its own methodology to successfully select education professionals and trainees, conducting more than 3,000 interviews for more than 400 schools every year. 

We've working with Meddeas since 2013. They've always delivered a fast and professional service and have adjusted to our needs. Meddeas is a really valuable support for us to improve the linguisting training of our students
Noelia Molinero
HR Manager of the Ramón y Cajal school in Madrid, Spain

Advantages for the US School Hosting a Qualified Teacher from Spain

Hosting a qualified teacher from Spain is a unique opportunity. Local teachers and students learn first-hand about Spain and the Spanish language; while the participant gets immersed in the education system and the culture of the US.

  • Great opportunity to include in the US school staff Spanish native speakers with a degree in Education and learn different teaching methods.
  • Demanding selection process and support for visa applications handled by the program.
  • Enhancement of the Spanish Department: Improvement of the level of Spanish of both students and teachers.
  • Help and assistance to students whose mother tongue is not English.
  • Development of an international perspective and multicultural awareness.
  • Emergency contact available 24/7.

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