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Teach In Spain Immersion + 4 Weeks Of Spanish

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $4,100
  • Compensation: 1,000 Euro (approx. $1,150)/month

Overview

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Immerse yourself into the Spanish culture by spending four 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 four-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 basic Spanish proficiency.

Add a 150-Hour CIEE TEFL Certification for $1,000 Apply Now

 

Location Start Date End Date Compensation Deadline
Madrid Early August Late June 1,000 Euro (approx. $1,150)/month

June 1



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 $4,100. 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 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 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
  • Four week homestay with a local Spanish family - breakfast and dinner included
  • Four weeks of language immersion courses

The Destination

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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.

The Take-Aways

  • Compensation

    Paid a stipend of €1,000 a month, temporary accommodation.

  • Preparation

    Job placement, pre-departure assistance, online pre-departure course, in-country orientation, intensive language classes, cultural and professional development activities

  • Assistance

    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 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 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.

Compensation

CIEE Language and Culture Assistants in Madrid work from October to June and receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 Euro (approx. $1,150). 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.

  • Workload

    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 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.

Qualifications

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Qualifications

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship
  • Basic Spanish language skills
  • No age 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

Learn more about TEFL.

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