About the Program
Would you like to spend an academic year in Spain, getting to know its culture and people while improving
The Language and Culture Assistants program is coordinated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in collaboration with the Spanish Comunidades Autónomas (regions) and the educational authorities of the participating countries. It gives recent graduates an opportunity to visit Spain and become acquainted with the Spanish education system, teachers
The weekly requirement of the assistants is a minimum of 12 class hours (in some regions it could be 16 hours), all of which are spent assisting the classroom teacher. The scholarship recipient and the classroom teacher (or the institution’s Head Teacher) may agree upon other tasks or responsibilities for the language assistants to complete, such as attend meetings, give talks or conferences and participate in extracurricular activities, such as field trips, school exchanges, school plays, concerts or sports tournaments. Teaching assistants may work in Spanish elementary, middle and high schools as well as Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas (Official adult schools of foreign languages) located in all the regions throughout Spain.
Teaching Assistants receive a minimum stipend, medical insurance, an orientation course at the beginning of the school year, and paid school vacations (Christmas and Easter). Any additional costs (such as food, housing
a U.S.or Canadian passport
- Be juniors, seniors, recent grads, or graduate students
- Have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Spanish
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended
Candidates with prior teaching, tutoring or coaching experience are encouraged to apply. Prior experience living or studying abroad is helpful but not required. Coursework in education, ESL, or related fields is helpful but not required. Certifications or diplomas providing evidence of Spanish language abilities are helpful.
Application period opens in November. They are accepted on a rolling basis and placements are made on a