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Teach English in Spain: Public Schools in Madrid and Murcia

Date 2018-04-09 15:04:13 Location : Europe

Do you want to teach English in Spain next academic year? Become a Language and Cultural ambassador in Madrid or Murcia. ConversaSpain cooperates with public schools in different locations across Spain, to help the English department improve the language skills of their students and staff.

The relation with the schools and the placements are fully managed by the local government. The program provides participants with support moving to Spain, initial training, and advice on every day practical non-school-related matters. The conditions and requirements are different depending on the region participants choose:
Region of Madrid

16 teaching hours per week
4 consecutive teaching days
€1,000 monthly stipend
Mostly rural and pueblolocations
Requirement: university degree
Deadline: April 20th
Program length: October 1st to June 28th 

Region of Murcia 

15 teaching hours per week
4 consecutive teaching days
€850 monthly stipend
Cities of Murcia and Cartagena
Requirement: high school diploma
Deadline: May 1st
Program length: October 1st to June 28th  

Requirements to Participate
There is no age limit and Spanish skills are not required to participate. However, there are some conditions candidates must fulfill to take part in the program:

Be native-level English speakers
Be citizens of a country where English is the official language
Hold a university degree in any subject (for schools in Madrid) or a high school diploma (for schools in Murcia)

What’s included?

Job placement ensured (rural or pueblo location in the Madrid area, or cities in Murcia)
Pre-departure assistance: help with the visa application process and opening a bank account before arriving
Welcome Document: tips, advice, and practical tools to find permanent accommodation, among others
Help with the police registration process
Health insurance (EU citizens living in Europe)
Orientation in the region where participants are placed: initial training and meeting with other participants
Access to a multimedia platform with lessons, resources, and information (only in Madrid)
ConversaSpain emergency support while in Spain
Certificate of completion at the end of the program (issued by the Regional Education Authority)
Paid school holidays (Christmas, Easter, and local festivities), except for the summer period
Activities will be held under the supervision and guidance of school teachers
Four different programs available

“I would recommend the experience with ConversaSpain as it was great to have a guaranteed placement and the support before coming to Spain was very helpful. I chose the immersion week option and was very happy. It gave me a good introduction to some of the main sites of Madrid, but more importantly allowed me to meet some other people in our program who I have remained friends with in my time here”, Grant H., participant in Madrid.
Fees and Available Options (they vary according to the regions):

Basic: €850 in Murcia / €1,250 in Madrid
Basic + TEFL certification: €1,350 in Murcia / €1,750 in Madrid
Basic + Spanish Language and Culture Immersion Week: €1,350 in Murcia / €1,750 in Madrid
Basic + Spanish Language and Immersion Week + TEFL certification: €1,850 in Murcia / €2,200 in Madrid

The Role of a Language and Cultural Ambassador in Spain
Participants could deliver conversational English lessons to students or staff, encourage oral practice in English, explain the culture of their own country, help in other subjects (such as science, art, P.E., history, or music), assist with pronunciation and grammar, prepare students for oral exams, and collaborate with teaching staff in creating teaching materials and planning lessons. The specific activities and tasks depend on the school.
Language Assistants in Public Schools help teach English to Elementary, Middle and High School students. This is a supportive role, thus they aren’t in charge of entire classes and aren’t responsible for grading or discipline.
Assignment: Selected candidates will receive the details of their specific school placement two months before starting at the school. With our advice and support, it has proven to be more than enough time to get accommodation in the area sorted out. Age-group preferences are considered whenever possible (we cannot guarantee specific placement preferences).