Information for term Teach In Spain Immersion + 2 Weeks Of Spanish
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineJune 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: June 1, 2018
- Compensation: 1,000 Euros/month
OverviewClick to Open
Immerse yourself into the Spanish culture by spending two weeks with a Spanish host family while also learning the language through immersion courses geared to your personal level.
Once you’re done with the two-week language and cultural immersion, you’ll be prepared and eager to start your teaching assignment as a part-time Language and Culture Assistant in the region of Madrid. You’ll be helping Spanish students develop their listening and conversational English skills by creating fun and engaging activities and presenting on North American culture. Most teachers spend 16 hours a week in the classroom and usually have three day weekends with Monday or Friday off. With your monthly 1,000 euro stipend and long weekends, you can enjoy Spain’s cultural and historic treasures.
This program is ideal for applicants with low-intermediate Spanish proficiency and limited experience working or traveling abroad. Haven’t taken any university level Spanish courses? Look into our Teach in Spain Four-Week Immersion program.
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About Our Program Fees
CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our Immersion program in Spain includes orientation on arrival, an initial homestay, Spanish classes, and a high level of support throughout your experience (see all features below). To cover those costs, there is a program fee of $3,400. Once we accept your application, you’ll make a first payment of $500 to reserve your spot ($1,000 for programs with TEFL). The remaining balance of the program fee is due a few months later when you receive a teaching placement at a Spanish school. CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount!
What's includedClick to Open
- Placement as a Language and Culture Assistant in the region of Madrid
- Pre-departure assistance – including visa guidance
- iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance (U.S. Residents)
- Ongoing support from CIEE staff in Madrid
- Airport pickup and transportation to your orientation hotel on arrival day
- Four days of orientation in Madrid with topics including housing, banking, residency, health & safety, and more
- Cultural activities during orientation, such as a flamenco show and sampling cuisine from different regions of Spain
- Two week homestay with a local Spanish family - breakfast and dinner included
- Two weeks of language immersion courses
- A Lonely Planet guidebook to help you plan your travels
The DestinationClick to Open
Madrid is the heart of Spain. The capital city sits at the center of the Iberian Peninsula, and it’s known to set national trends. More than a rich cultural heritage site boasting world-renowned art museums, Madrid is a lively, artistic metropolis with a variety of food, tapas bars, dance shows, opera, concerts, parks, jazz clubs, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema performances – all ready for you to explore.
Paid a stipend of €1,000 a month, temporary accommodation.
Job placement, pre-departure assistance, online pre-departure course, in-country orientation, intensive language classes, cultural and professional development activities
Temporary stay with host family, guidance in finding permanent housing, visa assistance, iNext international insurance with 24-hour worldwide assistance, and support from the CIEE office in Madrid
Job DescriptionClick to Open
You'll work as an English Language and Culture Assistant at a public school in the region of Madrid, a role that is part of a nationwide initiative. As a native English speaker, you will be assisting classes or small groups of students in order to develop their listening and conversational skills, as well as their understanding of North American culture. In many schools, you'll also teach English to members of the school staff. If you are placed in a bilingual school you may facilitate English conversational activities in subjects such as science, art, and history.
Exact responsibilities of Language and Culture Assistants vary according to each individual school. However, you won’t be left alone with an entire class of students, nor will you be responsible for grading, discipline, or the independent supervision of students.
CIEE Language and Culture Assistants in Madrid work from October to June and receive a monthly stipend of €1,000. For most participants, this is adequate to afford a comfortable lifestyle. If you’re careful with spending, you’ll have some money for fun and to explore Spain and other European countries. Your income will go further outside of city centers where the cost of shared accommodations, food, transportation, entertainment, etc., are lower. We will provide you with advice on how to find an affordable apartment and how to best plan your budget each month.
Most program participants also teach private English classes, either through their school or independently. CIEE can help here, too, with advice on how to advertise and find private lessons when you get to Spain.
CIEE participants have paid holidays around Christmas and Easter. Exact dates will be confirmed when the school calendars are approved in September. There is usually a two week break around Christmas. Participants also have Holy Week off, which is the week before Easter. Official provincial calendars are available in September.
The schools where you’ll teach participate in an ongoing bilingual initiative led by the Spanish government. The 2014-2015 school year marked the 10th year of this successful program, which pairs native English-speaking teachers with local faculty. Location and age group preferences are considered by CIEE, but we are not able to guarantee specific placement preferences.
All Language and Culture Assistants support local classroom teachers in public schools within the region of Madrid. You will lead conversational activities in English and give presentations on North American culture. You may also participate in other activities, such as music, theater, sporting events, English language clubs, and more. In addition to your 16 classroom hours, you may be required to spend a few hours attending planning or professional development sessions each week. You’ll still have ample time to take part in activities that further enrich your experience, such as finding an internship with a local business, volunteering for a local charity, or teaching private English lessons.
QualificationsClick to Open
TEFL CertificationClick to Open
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