Language Assistants

Spain (ES)
€430-€930 per month
04 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Full Time

Meddeas is a Spanish organisation with presence in five countries that supports multilingual teaching in more than 200 educational centres. It offers the opportunity to teach English in Spain through Language Assistant programmes and provides consultancy services. 

The application period to be a Language Assistant in a Spanish school with Meddeas is still open. Receive monthly pay, TEFL-related training (paid by the programme), and ongoing in-country support. This is a serious and structured programme with no fees, which enables participants to teach English in Spain and gain international experience.


  • Teach for one academic year
  • Teach 20 hours a week in one of the 200 schools Meddeas works with
  • Support the school’s language teachers with conversation practice
  • Encouraging oral practice of the foreign language
  • Explaining the culture of your home country
  • Helping in other subjects such as science, art and P.E.
  • Acting as a role model for correct pronunciation and grammar
  • Collaborating with teaching staff in creating teaching materials and planning lessons

About You

  • Native-level speaker of English
  • Native-level speaker of French or German preferable
  • Recent graduates (last four years) or last-year university students
  • No previous teaching experience needed (but valued)
  • Enjoy working with children and/or young people
  • Energetic and creative
  • Competence in the Spanish language is not required
  • No criminal records
  • Intercultural skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Creativity
  • Language skills
  • Team working
  • Public speaking
  • Patience, maturity, and autonomy

Lodging options

  • Full board accommodation with a volunteer host family and payment of  €430-480 per month; 
  • OR; Independent housing and payment of €880-930 per month


  • University course included (compulsory)
  • More than 200 schools all over Spain
  • Different programmes adapted to the experience and background of the candidate
  • Professional placement in a Spanish school
  • Certified course given by a Spanish university and paid by the programme
    • Depending on the programme, it would be the expert in Bilingual Education course (20 ECTS) or the TEFL or AMET course (six ECTS)
  • Guaranteed monthly allowance
  • Health insurance covered by the programme (EU citizens)
  • 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
  • Teach children aged two to eighteen
    • Learners' English levels range from beginner to advanced
  • Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
  • No fees attached

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