Posted: 26th September 2018


Teach English in Spain Immediate Start


Cities all over the country


English Teacher




Entry level




14th October 2018

Applications close in -249 days


Are you a recent graduate looking for a valuable professional experience in Spain? Start teaching English in Spain in October and finish in June 2019. Receive a monthly income, TEFL-related training (paid by the programme), and ongoing in-country support. Currently, October start is only available for candidates with an EU passport, due to visa deadlines.

Important dates:

Deadline: ASAP or apply before October 14th to start in October

Program length: October 2018 to June 2019

During one academic year, participants will teach 20 hours a week in one of the 200 schools Meddeas works with. They will also gain international experience and add transferable skills to their CV. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a new culture and language, paying no fees and with a guaranteed monthly grant, which is more than enough to live in Spain as a young professional.


Monthly grant: €880-1,162 per month (enough to live in Spain as a young professional)

Lodging options: independent housing or full board accommodation with a volunteer host family

University course included (compulsory)

More than 200 schools all over Spain

Graduate programme for candidates with a degree in any subject. Advanced programme adapted to participants with TEFL/TESOL training.

"This is an opportunity to learn new skills in a teaching environment, even if teaching is not a future career goal: skills such as classroom management and of  course   organisational, planning, time management along with many other skills. Overcoming challenges within the classroom on a regular basis improves your ability to adapt and use your initiative in certain situations. Learning a new language is another great advantage, even though it is difficult to learn the language, it is still a positive experience,” Kealan M., former Language Assistant with Meddeas.

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Main Perks of the Programme

-Professional placement in a Spanish school, teaching 20 hours per week

-Certified course   given by a Spanish university and   paid by the programme

-Guaranteed monthly allowance, more than enough to live in Spain as a young professional

-Spanish public healthcare coverage

-Help opening a bank account

Programme run by a serious and professional   organisation

-Ongoing in-country support from the school’s tutor and from Meddeas

-Initial training and teaching workshops

-Certificate of completion at the end of the programme

-Children aged two to eighteen. Learners´ English levels range from beginner to advanced

-Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)

-No fees attached

The Role of a Language Assistant

During one academic year, participants will teach 20 hours a week in one of the 200 schools Meddeas works with. A Language Assistant is a native-level speaker of English, French or German, who supports the school’s language teachers and helps students with conversation practice. The tasks differ from the ones in a teaching assistant role and include encouraging oral practice of the foreign language; explaining the culture of their home country; helping in other subjects such as science, art, P.E.; acting as a role model for correct pronunciation and grammar; and collaborating with teaching staff in creating teaching materials and planning lessons.

After teaching English abroad, Language Assistants add transferable skills to their CVs, such as public speaking, language skills, creativity, team working, topic preparation, patience, maturity, autonomy, and cultural awareness.

Desirable candidate profile:

Native-level English speaker

Currently, only open to EU passport holders due to visa deadlines

Recent graduates (last four years) OR last-year university students

No previous teaching experience needed (but valued)

Someone who enjoys working with children and/or young people

Energetic and creative

Competence in the Spanish language is not required

No criminal records


Desired Skills: intercultural skills, cultural awareness, creativity, language skills, team working, public speaking, patience, maturity, autonomy

Doubts? Interested? Send an email to


María Cabrera


P. C. Galaria Calle V, 3, 2d, Cordovilla, Navarra Spain 31191


Ph. +(+34) 948 983 539


About us Meddeas is a Spanish organization with presence in five countries that supports multilingual teaching in more than 200 educational centres. It offers language assistant programs and provides consultancy services. Recent graduates from main universities in US, UK and Ireland have already joined our programs. Why Spain? Spain receives 63 million tourists every year thanks to its 41 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. It has a unique, vibrant and welcoming culture. At the same time it is a Western European country with affordable living standards and high personal security levels. At last but not least, learning Spanish will boost you employability. Do you want to live a once in a lifetime opportunity? Becoming a Language Assistant in a Spanish school with Meddeas is a unique experience that will stay with you for your entire life. During one academic year, you will enrol a structured training programme and cooperate with a Spanish school. Moreover, you will add international experience and transferable skills to your CV while discovering a new culture and language and receiving a monthly grant.

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