A FASCINATING EXPERIENCE

TEACH ENGLISH IN SPAIN

PROGRAMS TO TEACH ENGLISH IN SPAIN

Get ready for a life-changing experience. Meddeas offers you a series of programs that will allow you to live in Spain while gaining teaching experience in a private or charter/grant-maintained school.

Learn to read Don Quixote in its original version surrounded by an enthralling atmosphere of cathedrals and medieval castles. Absorb the second most widely-spoken language in the world and acquire intercultural competence during this sensational journey.

TEACH ENGLISH, GERMAN, OR FRENCH WITH MEDDEAS

Come to a treasure trove of centuries of history, with natural paradises and incomparable cuisine. Absorb the Spanish language, open the door to the European culture and gain international experience.

Icon of a Language Assistant

TEACH YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE IN A SCHOOL

Receive a placement in one of the private or semi-private schools that Meddeas collaborates with throughout the mainland and the islands. Get an insider's view of the Spanish education system and gain international teaching experience that will brighten your resume.

Icon of TEFL Certification

GET TEFL TRAINING PAID FOR BY THE PROGRAM

The program includes a training course that will provide the knowledge, strategies, and teaching methodologies to be an excellent Language Assistant. Training begins with an Induction Meeting of all participants and continues online.

Icon of money

Receive a monthly stipend to live comfortably in Spain

Teach between 20 and 24 hours a week in your native language and receive a monthly stipend which will allow you to cover your expenses and discover other cities in Spain and countries in Europe. Holidays during the academic year are paid by the program and there is no fee to join Meddeas.

Icon of Spain with its islands

Experience from the inside one of the richest cultures

Delve into the heart of a fabulous culture, with centuries of ancient history and incredibly warm people. You can live on your own or be part of a Spanish family, with whom you will uncover the Spanish way of living. No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary. You will learn it on the spot!

YOUR OPTIONS

Programs to Teach English in Spain

EDUCATION GRADUATE WORK EXPERIENCE:
GAIN TEACHING EXPERIENCE ABROAD

For Education graduates who want hands-on experience in the classroom to start a successful teaching career. This program in Spain will give you a new perspective on education, and it is a great opportunity to learn from experienced educators. It will also ensure that you mainly teach the ages that interest you the most: Primary or Secondary.

RECENT GRADUATE PLACEMENT:
the place for dynamic communicators

For proactive and sociable young professionals who have great communication skills and who want to teach their native language in a private or semi-private Spanish school. Receive TEFL training and a monthly stipend to be fully equipped for this unforgettable teaching experience!

CO-OP STUDENT PLACEMENT:
AN UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERGRADUATES

For students who are pursuing their university degree in Spanish, Education, or any other degree, and who are looking for an internship. Receive a placement in one of the schools we collaborate with and teach in Spain with the support of the main teacher. Also, improve your Spanish in the very same place where the language was born!

Early Childhood educator Work Experience:
the home of the sweet and energetic

For those holding an Early Childhood Education degree who want to teach children in this age range. We assure a placement to teach toddlers and/or kindergarten students in one of the schools we collaborate with, located throughout the magnificent Spanish mainland and its islands.

Gap Year Program:
the adventure for those seeking something real

For recent graduates from university who are looking for a different year in their lives, away from their home country routine. Come and teach English in Spain, explore the fascinating Spanish culture, and broaden your mind. Get further training and open yourself to new horizons while teaching your language in one of our schools.

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER IN SPAIN INSTEAD?

If you are wondering how to volunteer abroad, check out our 3-month Volunteer Program.

ONE-TERM VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT:
SHARING IS CARING

For those looking to volunteer abroad. This is a unique opportunity to witness first-hand the historic Spanish culture while helping the younger students to improve their second language skills. An experience that will tweak your resume to the next level with certified international experience as a volunteer in Spain.

WHY SPAIN?

A CULTURE THAT WILL CAPTIVATE YOU

As part of Europe, Spain is an open country with affordable living standards, an effective healthcare system, and a highly developed public transport network. Spain will definitely make your stay comfortable. Say yes to a memorable, long-lasting experience.

HIGH-QUALITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN A FASCINATING CULTURE

Incomparable history and legacy, including 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Discover prehistoric cave paintings, magnificent Roman ruins, the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in Europe, abbeys and medieval castles. Get lost in some of the most well-known museums and art galleries in the world. Spain is a treasure trove of history and cultural heritage.

The birthplace of the rich and beautiful Spanish language, currently spoken by 450 million people in the world. Living in Spain is the perfect opportunity to start learning the language of Don Quixote. It is certainly a good investment for your future!

Spaniards are friendly and cheerful, and they love socializing. They treasure the incomparable Mediterranean cuisine, one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world. They also maintain unique festivals and colorful traditions in each city, which are full of symbolism and celebrated in community.

FAQ

ANY QUESTIONS?

The selection process

Not at all. There are no fees to participate in Meddeas. You will have to transfer a refundable deposit after accepting your placement as proof of your commitment to the program. This deposit will be refunded to you at the end of the program, once you successfully complete it.

No. Our program’s allocation process is profile-based. That means that our Human Resources Team will match your profile with a specific school placement (with its own requirements) so that you can benefit from this internship experience. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a specific location.

Since we run a profile-based allocation process, we only consider individual applications. If one of your friends or your partner has also applied, please bear in mind that it is unlikely that we will place both of you in the same town or even region.

The program

You are expected to show initiative and commitment and perform professionally. Meddeas and/or the school have the right to cancel a placement if any of them consider that the participant exhibits a lack of professional behavior.

If this occurs, the participant loses the deposit and all inherent rights. In addition, the program is legally obliged to cancel the visa (if applicable).

If you decide to leave the program, you will lose your deposit and all inherent rights. In addition, the program will be legally obliged to cancel your visa (if applicable).

The school

Schools understand that you might have little teaching experience. At the same time, they expect you to show serious commitment. You will be expected to be involved with your students, demonstrate motivation, maintain professional conduct, and use good interpersonal skills. Proactivity, flexibility, and initiative are essential to planning, preparing, and delivering your own activities.

One of the school’s teachers will be appointed as your tutor. They will guide you and you can ask them for advice when needed, but you will be expected to plan your own activities and games independently.

Meddeas collaborates with private and concertado (charter or grant-maintained) schools. Some of them are non-religious, whereas others are Catholic. In a Catholic school, a Language Assistant is expected to be respectful of the school’s beliefs and customs, and to avoid controversial topics. It is not necessary to share its ethos, but the above is a must. If you have any questions on this matter, you will be able to address them during the interview.

Successful candidates will receive all the relevant details, including location, students’ age group, and school characteristics before accepting a placement offer. Once accepted, details cannot be changed upon the participant’s request. The school defines them and may adapt the ages of children that participants are placed with, according to their needs.

TESTIMONIALS

TRUSTED BY MORE THAN 600 PARTICIPANTS EVERY YEAR

BLOG

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST NEWS

Are you passionate about language learning and international experiences?

Learn more about our Language Assistant Programs!

Sorry, but you are not eligible. Due to legal restrictions, we can only offer placements to recent High School graduates (as of 2018).

Unfortunately, you do not meet the requirements to join this program. We invite you to discover another opportunity to become an Auxiliar de Conversación. Please, visit ConversaSpain for further information.

Unfortunately, you do not meet the requirements to join this program. We invite you to discover another opportunity to become an Auxiliar de Conversación. Please, visit ConversaSpain for further information.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

¿Desea ver el contenido de la web para hispanohablantes?