Madrid, Spain

Teach In Spain Immersion + 4 Weeks Of Spanish

Now Accepting Applications for 2023-2024 School Year
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Information for term Teach In Spain Immersion + 4 Weeks Of Spanish

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $4,250
  • Compensation: 1,000 Euros/month


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Whether you’re a beginning Spanish learner or an advanced speaker, immerse yourself in Spanish culture by spending four weeks with a local host family and taking Spanish classes before you start your teaching placement as a Language and Culture Assistant in the region of Madrid.

Program Highlights

  • 4-week homestay and language immersion courses
  • Placement within the Community of Madrid
  • Teach 16-hours per week
  • 4-day work week with 3-day weekends
  • €1000 monthly stipend
  • 4-day orientation in Madrid with hotel accommodation
  • 24/7 support from CIEE staff in Spain
  • Pre-departure assistance including visa guidance
  • No Spanish language requirement

After reading the program overview on this page, be sure to check out our Teach in Spain FAQs!

Add a 150-Hour CIEE TEFL Certification For $1,000 ($1,195 Value) Apply Now


Location Start Date End Date Compensation Deadline
Madrid Late August Late June 1,000 Euros/month March 1

About Our Program Fees

As a non-profit organization, CIEE relies on program fees to provide participants with placement assistance, international insurance, orientation, and support before and after arrival. The program fee of $4,250 is paid in two installments:

  • $500 commitment deposit after acceptance ($1,000 for programs with TEFL)
  • Remaining balance due when you receive your placement

CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount!

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

What's Included

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What's Included

  • Placement as a Language and Culture Assistant in the region of Madrid
  • Pre-departure assistance – including visa guidance
  • iNext insurance for lost belongings, delayed bags and medical evacuation
  • Private health insurance for medical expenses, with 24/7 emergency hotline
  • 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 and most meals during orientation
  • Four week homestay with a local Spanish family - breakfast and dinner included
  • Four weeks of language immersion courses

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The Destination

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Madrid is the heart of Spain. 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 – all ready for you to explore.

School placements are located in the Region of Madrid, in urban and suburban areas up to 120 minutes away from Sol, the central point of the city. Participants arrange their own housing, so they have control over how long their commute is. Teachers can choose to live near their schools, or commute from further away, giving everyone the option of living in the city center if they would like to.

CIEE wants all our participants to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while teaching abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that teachers with specific identities might encounter in Madrid.

Please note: because of the Spanish visa process, it is not possible to plan other international travel in the three months before your program begins. Plan to be in your home country during that time.

The Take-Aways

  • Compensation

    Monthly stipend of €1,000

  • Preparation

    Job placement, pre-departure assistance, an online pre-departure course, 4-day in-country orientation, intensive language classes, cultural activities

  • Assistance

    Temporary stay with host family, visa application guidance, iNext international insurance, 24-hour support from CIEE staff, resources for finding housing.

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Job Description

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Job Description

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 your home 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.

Assistants in Madrid typically have 16 classroom hours per week. The school year starts in early October and goes until late June.

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CIEE Language and Culture Assistants in Madrid work from October to June and receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 Euro. 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.

  • Schools

    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.

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    All Language and Culture Assistants work with local classroom teachers in public schools within the region of Madrid. You will lead conversational activities in English and give presentations on your home 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.

What People are Saying

  • CIEE was very helpful the from start to finish and provided me with so much advice and knowledge I wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

    Brooklyn P. | Teach in Spain
  • I have been very impressed by the high quality level of support that CIEE has given me at every step through the process. I feel like everyone at CIEE truly cares that we all have a great experience.

    Camille S. | Teach in Spain
  • There is a ton of support during the visa process and when you get settled in Spain. There are health systems and paperwork to navigate and we had a bunch of help!

    Clayton D. | Teach in Spain
  • The program offers an excellent amount of support and guidance that makes moving to a new country easy for even a first time traveler.

    Caroline F. | Teach in Spain
  • CIEE was very helpful in setting up all appointments and guaranteeing a placement with your priorities taken into consideration .

    Cassandra S. | Teach in Spain


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There are a few simple requirements. These, plus a sense of adventure and a desire to cross cultural boundaries and engage with people eager to learn English, will make you a great candidate.


  • Native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Citizenship in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or New Zealand
  • Passport validity must extend at least 3 months beyond end of program on June 30
  • 59 or younger, per new requirement from Madrid's government
  • No Spanish language requirement
  • No previous teaching requirement

TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certification

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification gives you the skills, experience, and confidence to make teaching abroad even more rewarding – both for you and those you teach. The CIEE TEFL 150-hour certification course can easily be added on to your program to ensure that you:

  • Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
  • Understand the components of English related to teaching nonnative speakers
  • Get personalized feedback from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • Can design lessons for TEFL students at a variety of levels
  • Complete 20 hours of practice teaching experience to hone your skills

Discover the benefit of including a TEFL Course with your teach abroad program.

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