Employment Type
Contract Length
6-12 Months
Classroom Audience


Job Description

Placement as a Language and Culture Assistant in the region of Madrid
Pre-departure assistance – including visa guidance

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 or two week homestay with a local Spanish family - breakfast and dinner included
Four weeks or two weeks of language immersion courses

In this program you'll have the opportunity to full immerse yourself in Spanish culture by living with a Spanish family in the region of Madrid for either 2 weeks or 4 weeks before the start of the school year. During these weeks you'll also be enrolled in Spanish language immersion courses in order to improve your language and cultural skills!

From there, you'll take on the roll of 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.

No prior teaching experience or Spanish language experience required!


  • Native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Citizenship in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, or South Africa


1,000 Euro (approx. $1,150)
2 or 4 weeks of homestay with Spanish family in Madrid
iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance