Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics
Jul18

Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics

For those moving to Spain in the fall to teach English, there are huge questions to answer as you wrap your head around your teaching assistant job. What does IES mean, and how old will my student be? What are timetables in Spanish schools like? And, perhaps most importantly, when will I have holidays and days off? This week we’re demystifying the Spanish school system with a beginner’s guide to school types and schedules....

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Renewing Your NIE: A Complete Guide
May13

Renewing Your NIE: A Complete Guide

Visas and residency cards have various life spans – from 90 days up to ten years depending on the type you’re given – but a NIE number is yours for life. This means that if you studied in Spain during your university years, you will be issued the same number when returning to Spain. However, while your NIE number may never expire, a TIE card, or tarjeta de identificación de extranjero, will. It’s time to renew! The...

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Careers in Spain: Kate T., Editor, Macmillan Education
Apr01

Careers in Spain: Kate T., Editor, Macmillan Education

Teaching English is an easy way to come to Spain, and jobs are seemingly plentiful. Though we happen to enjoy teaching (and all the hugs that come with it!), it’s not for everyone. Still, having experience in a classroom can lead to other sorts of jobs, particularly in the educational publishing realm. After spending her year in a town near Seville, Kate Turner used her teaching chops to land a job a Macmillan Educational...

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