Teach in Spain Short Term

Placements available in Andalucía
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Information for term Teach in Spain Short Term

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

July 1, 2018

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: July 1, 2018
  • Compensation: €700/month


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This program offers a unique opportunity to serve as a Language and Culture Assistant in Spain for a single semester.  Schools in the region of Andalucia need additional language assistants to start in January and serve through the end of the May.  This gives you the flexibility of commiting to teaching in Spain for only five months while still receiving the full monthly stipend of 700 Euros.

As a part-time Language and Culture Assistant, you will help Spanish students develop their listening and conversational English skills by creating fun and engaging activities and presenting on North American culture.

You will spend 12 hours a week in the classroom and usually work four days a week, giving you plenty of time to explore.

Your monthly stipend of 700 Euros will let you live a comfortable, basic lifestyle in Andalucia, where the cost of living is lower than other regions in Spain.

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Andalucía Early January Late May €700/month July 1

About Our Program Fees

CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our Teach in Spain Short Term program includes a two day orientation on arrival, emergency insurance, and continuing support throughout your experience (see all features below). To cover those costs, there is a program fee of $1,000. Once we accept your application, you’ll make an initial deposit of $500 to reserve your spot ($1,000 for programs with TEFL). The remaining balance of the program fee is due 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
  • Pre-departure assistance – including visa guidance
  • iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance (U.S. Residents)
  • Ongoing support from CIEE staff in Spain
  • Airport pickup and transportation to your orientation hotel on arrival day
  • Two days of orientation with topics including housing, banking, residency, health & safety, and more
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation provided during orientation
  • Cultural activities and meals during orientation

The Destination

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Andalucía is a historic crossroads of cultures from across the centuries. It connects Europe to the Mediterranean and North Africa, and you’ll find traces of the peaceful coexistence of Christianity, Islam and Judaism side by side. Teach amidst a beautiful landscape of towns, rivers, and farmland and make memories you’ll treasure all your life.

In the provinces of Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Jaen, you will experience contemporary Andalucian life alongside world heritage sites and national parks.  Along the southern coast of Spain in provinces such as Cadiz and Malaga, you will enjoy fresh seafood and easy access to the beach.

The Take-Aways


    Monthly stipend of €700


    Job placement, pre-departure assistance, an online, pre-departure course, brief in-country orientation, cultural activities.


    Visa application guidance, iNext international insurance, 24-hour support from CIEE staff in Spain, resources for finding housing.

Job Description

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Job Description

You'll work at a public school as an English Language and Culture Assistant, 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.

Assistants in Andalucia have 12 classroom hours per week.


CIEE Language and Culture Assistants on the Teach in Spain Short Term program receive a monthly stipend of €700 and work from January to May. For most participants, this is adequate to afford a comfortable lifestyle in Andalucía. If you’re careful with spending, you’ll have some money for fun and to explore Spain’s diverse regions and cultural treasures. 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 vacation days during Holy Week, which is the week before Easter. Official provincial calendars are available in September.

  • Schools

    CIEE teachers are placed at schools participating in an ongoing bilingual initiative led by the Spanish government, including elementary, middle, and high schools. The majority of schools are in suburban and rural areas outside the city centers.  Andalucía is a large region and many placements will be in small towns far from any city center but this offers an excellent opportunity for deeper cultural immersion. Location and age-group preferences are considered by CIEE, but we are not able to guarantee specific placement preferences.

  • Workload

    You will lead conversational activities in English for 12 hours each week. Most language assistants have either Monday or Friday off so they can travel during three-day weekends. You will be encouraged to participate in other activities at your school, such as music, theater, sporting events, English language clubs, and more. In addition to your 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 like finding an internship with a local business, volunteering for a local charity, or teaching private English lessons. 


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The below requirements, 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
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship    
  • Ages 60 and under
  • No Spanish language 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 non-native 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

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