ConversaSpain: Regions of Spain where Participating Schools are Located
ConversaSpain cooperates with schools in different locations across Spain. The program aims at improving the English level of students and teaching staff, and their exposure to other cultures. Language Assistants from countries where English is the official language contribute to this objective with their knowledge of the English language and the culture of their home countries, and their enthusiasm.
The regional governments fully manage the placements and the relation with the schools, while ConversaSpain supports participants in the application process and with previous training, and gives advice about everyday practical matters.
Regardless of the region, Auxiliares de Conversacion help students develop their English skills, mainly through conversation. They also explain their own culture with fun, informative classes; act as role models for pronunciation and grammar; assist other teachers; and get involved in different extra-curricular school activities.
Although the role of the Language Assistant in Spanish public schools is similar in every region, the conditions and requirements vary:
Speaking Spanish is not a requirement and there is no age limit to participate. Once in Spain, participants will have lots of opportunities to further their knowledge of the language. ConversaSpain offers a one-week immersion program in Madrid and Murcia; and also the possibility to earn a 140-Hour TEFL/TESOL certification while teaching.
Important dates and information:
|START DATE||END DATE||COMPENSATION||TEACHING HOURS||DEADLINE|
|Madrid||Oct. 1st (TBC)||June 30th (TBC)||€1,000||16/week||Jan. 30th |
|Murcia||Oct. 1st (TBC)||May 31st (TBC)||€875||15/week||Jan. 30th|
Job placement ensured
- Private health insurance (non-EU participants)/ EHIC coverage (EU participants
Pre-departure assistance: help with the visa application process and opening a bank account before arriving
Welcome Document: tips, advice, practical tools to find permanent accommodation, etc.
Help with the police registration process
Orientation in the region of destination: initial training and meeting with other participants
ConversaSpain support while in Spain
- Access to a multimedia platform: MOOC course, resources, and information
Certificate of completion at the end of the program (issued by the Regional Education Authority)