A FASCINATING EXPERIENCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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