Location
  • Spain
    • Madrid
    • Barcelona
    • Bilbao
    • Murcia
    • Cadiz
    • Canary Islands
    • Córdoba
    • Ibiza
    • Madrid
    • Malaga
    • Mallorca
    • Murcia
    • Palma de Mallorca
    • Santander
    • Seville
    • Tenerife
    • Valencia
    • Toledo
    • Valencia
    • Valladolid
    • Zaragoza
Training Type
Online

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Yes
Job Placement
Yes
Certifications
TEFL
Weekly Classroom Hours
22
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
0
Price Details
No fees.
What's Included (Extra)

Ongoing in-country assistance

What's Not Included
Some Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 29, 2023
Oct 11, 2023
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About Program

Do you want to gain international experience while getting a taste of teaching? Join our programs to teach English in one of our schools in Spain. Receive TEFL-related training and boost your resume by becoming a Language Assistant for the 2024-25 academic year.

Take the initiative and help Spanish students develop English speaking skills through conversation practice. You will have the chance to create teaching materials and put them into practice with groups of students. It’s the best opportunity to share your home country’s traditions while embracing the Spanish culture! 👌

Knowledge of the Spanish language and teaching experience is not required but would be helpful.

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Program Highlights

  • €906 - €1,194 stipend per month: Enough to live in Spain as a young professional.
  • Paid TEFL training certification.
  • Spanish public healthcare coverage.
  • Two lodging options: independent housing or full board accommodation with a volunteer host family.
  • No fees attached.

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Program Reviews

4.40 Rating
based on 5 reviews
  • 5 rating 80%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 20%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Instruction 4.2
  • Support 4
  • Value 4.2
  • Academic Rigor 3.6
  • Job Assistance 4
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Miles
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My second year

This is my second year as a Language Assistant, and at first none of my placements were what I expected. However, if I could change them now, I definitely won’t do it. I have made friends for life both through the program and teachers at my school, and also broadened my horizons so much which comes naturally with living in a foreign country. I would also say teaching is incredibly rewarding and I have found that it is something I would potentially want to continue in the future. Overall, I have had a really positive experience and I would strongly recommend it to anyone considering doing it.

22 people found this review helpful.
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Amy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity

Being a language assistant has been invaluable to my professional and personal growth over the last year. Like many of us, I was a bit lost leaving my university, unsure of what I wanted to do next but certain I wanted an experience that would help me gain self-understanding, professional development, and a greater sense of clarity about my future. I have experienced cultures and people that I never thought I would imagine while simultaneously furthering my education, teaching skills, and professional skills. It has truly changed my life for the better.

Pros
  • International professional experience
  • Placements all over Spain
  • Great work-life balance
25 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best decisions of my life

The programme has given me so many opportunities and introduced me to a way of life I never knew before. Everyday is filled with happiness, being able to develop my teaching skills thanks to the hands-on experience with the kids and the application of what I have learnt from the TEFL-related course. Additionally, living with a host family has allowed me to become integrated into my community, and to feel almost like a local. Not only has my Spanish improved to a much more comfortable level, but experiencing the richness of Spanish culture and getting to see what this country has to offer has really changed my outlook on my life.

23 people found this review helpful.
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Jacky
2/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Best to avoid

You can have a great experience with this program if you are placed in a good school; however Meddeas does nothing to ensure that your experience is positive and if any conflicts come up they will always take the side of the school. There is also no guarantee that you'll make a living wage as they pay per contract hour, not per hour spent at school. Your contract might be for 20 hours but with breaks and lunch you spend 35 real hours a week at school. With the teaching program through the Spanish government, you work fewer hours and are paid more overall. Avoid this program if you're still able to apply for other teaching programs in Spain.

Pros
  • Can get placed in Barcelona
  • Schools often closer to central areas
Cons
  • Pays significantly less than government teaching program
  • Poor hours and pay
  • Condescending staff at the Meddeas office
70 people found this review helpful.
Response from Meddeas

We are very sorry that you feel this way about your experience with us. We work steadily to provide good support to all the Language Assistants, it is one of our main values.

To complete that internship you have between 20 and 24 teaching hours. As you mention, you are not going to be in the school only up to these hours, due to the school's organization and schedule. You will have gaps between your teaching hours that can be used to prepare lessons or do your online course, it is totally up to you actually what you do during those gaps! All this is explained in the FAQs on our website, so every participant has this information available before applying to the programs.

We appreciate the feedback because we do take into account all the opinions that we receive from our participants. We are always ready to learn new things and change aspects of the programs if they need to be changed.

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Katelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Meddeas Language Assistant Program

I am currently in my second year with Meddeas. From the beginning of the application period, to moving to Spain, to questions throughout the two academic courses, the Meddeas team has been more than helpful. They assisted with any need or doubt that I had while aiding me through the paperwork. Meddeas has been a great opportunity for me to put my love of teaching to use in a culturally different environment. I have loved my time with Meddeas while teaching and learning from my Spanish students. The Spanish culture has also brought me great joy. I have loved learning from my UIC course, my tutor, and other Meddeas assistants the benefits and joys that they have experienced in their city. The Meddeas Experience allows you the opportunity to learn and grow in an unknown environment while gaining the knowledge to continue to self-develop and grow into a different version of you. Meddeas gave me a great opportunity to teach and I am thankful for it.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The Canarias are full of delicacies, eat it all! When I first arrived to the islands, I saw a lot of food that had weird names, weird combinations, or looked weird in general. Just eat it all! Try everything new that you can and you probably won't regret it. Some of my current favorite foods are Canarian foods :)
104 people found this review helpful.

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