Language Assistants Required To Teach English in Spanish Schools

Date posted:2017-08-23 | Writer: Meddeas | Email: [email protected]

Are you a student or recent graduate looking for valuable professional experience in Spain? Apply before September 8th to start in late September! We have some positions left to become a language assistant in a Spanish school. No matter what your background and level of Spanish are, there is a Meddeas’ programme for you. Receive a monthly income, free TEFL-related training and the opportunity to explore a country.

Do you want to live a once in a lifetime opportunity?

Meddeas is looking for English speakers willing to live a fantastic experience teaching in a Spanish private school as a Language Assistant for 20 teaching hours a week. This is an opportunity to learn a new language and experience a different culture.

Available start dates:

- Late September 2017/October 2017 until June 2018

ABOUT US:

Meddeas is a Spanish organization with presence in five countries that supports multilingual teaching in more than 200 educational centres. It offers language assistant programs and provides consultancy services. Recent graduates from all the main universities in Ireland have already joined our programmes.

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WHY SPAIN?

Spain receives 63 million tourists every year thanks to its 41 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. It has a unique, vibrant and welcoming culture. At the same, time it is a Western European country with affordable living standards and high personal security levels. Last but not least, learning Spanish will boost your employability.

WHAT DOES A LANGUAGE ASSISTANT DO?

•             Deliver conversational English lessons during the requested weekly hours.

•             Encourage oral practice in English.

•             Explain the culture of your own country.

•             Help in other subjects apart from English such as science, art, sport.

•             Act as a role model for correct pronunciation and grammar.

•             Collaborate with teaching staff in creating teaching materials and planning lessons.

SO WHAT DOES MEDDEAS OFFER YOU?

According to your background and interests, there is a Meddeas’ programme for you that will include a University certified course.

Advanced Programme:

• Qualifications: a degree in English OR any degree + TEFL /TESOL course OR degree in Education

• Conversation practice with up to 28 pupils

• Monthly grant is 912 Euros per month OR 462 Euros per month + full board accommodation with a host family

Graduate Programme:

• Qualifications: any degree

• Conversation practice with up to 14 pupils

• Monthly grant is 862 Euros per month OR 412 Euros per month + full board accommodation with a host family

Speakers Programme:

• Minimum qualifications: any degree OR university students OR gap years.

• Conversation practice with small groups OR assisting the main teacher

• Monthly grant is 312 Euros per month + full board accommodation with a host family

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

There are two lodging options: full board accommodation with a host family or independent housing, depending on your own interests. Families in these programmes are linked to the school and chosen by its principal. In fact, they host the Language Assistant on a volunteer basis to experience a cultural and linguistic immersion. Partly because of these obligations with the family, the assistants living with a host family will be teaching at the school 4 days a week. During the programme, the family will cover meals and accommodation expenses.

DESIRABLE CANDIDATE PROFILE:

•             Native-level English speaker.

•             Recent graduates (last four years) OR university students OR gap years.

•             Hold an EU passport or residence permit. 

•             No previous teaching experience needed.

•             Someone who enjoys working with children and/or young people.

•             Energetic and imaginative.

•             With no criminal records.

•             Competence in the Spanish language is recommended, but not necessary.

PERKS OF THE PROGRAMMES:

•             Join a Spanish school 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 programme).

•             Receive a guaranteed monthly allowance, more than enough to live in Spain as a student.

•             Have health insurance covered by the programme (EU citizens).

•             Obtain help opening a bank account.

•             Participate in a programme ran by a serious and professional organisation.

•             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 programme.

•             Teach children aged two to eighteen –learners' English levels range from beginner to advanced.

•             Enjoy paid school holidays (except for the summer period).

•             Pay no fees.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Doubts? Interested? Send an email to the address given on the job heading. Interviews are held on an ongoing basis so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible to ensure a placement.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.

 

Another great chapter focusing on the necessity of learning the correct pronunciation of the language. English has many important issues with its ability to verbalize the different words and thus it becomes important to learn this ability in order to remain fluent. Thus these skills are a necessary part of the toolbox that allows the student to be more capable and feel more proficient.I liked this subject because I felt it tied in well with Unit 3, Theories, Methods & Techniques. It also gave opportunity for review of different ESA lessons and the relevance of teaching Vocabulary, Grammatical Structures and Teaching Language functions. I think its important to keep practicing the different ESA lessons to ensure a true understanding of the basis of teaching methods.


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