Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics
Jul18

Moving to Spain: Spanish Education Basics

updated summer 2018 For those moving to Spain to teach English in the fall, 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? We’re demystifying the Spanish school system with a beginner’s guide to school types and...

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How to Apply to the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program
Jan29

How to Apply to the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program

There’s an easy way to work in Spain legally in exchange for 12 to 16 hours of speaking English a week: the North American Language and Culture Assistant program, which has been around for a decade. Think stipend, student visa and health insurance all in one little package (with some cañas and tapas thrown in for good measure during that ample time off). What is the Language Assistant Program? An Overview. Spain is often the butt of...

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Teaching in Spain: Alternatives to the Auxiliar de Conversación Program
Jan19

Teaching in Spain: Alternatives to the Auxiliar de Conversación Program

There are several alternatives to the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program with similar parameters and pay. However, when considering which program to pick it’s important to take into account factors outside of wages and teaching hours. If your goal is to live in a specific Spanish community, to get teacher training or even improve your Spanish then there’s a program for you. What’s the same across the board? In each...

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