What is the program about? The English Language and Culture Assistants provides university studens and graduates, native speakers of English, with the opportunity to work in Spain supporting English teachers.
How long? Assistants will spend a full academic year in Spain, October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 (Madrid: October 1 through June 30). They work for 12-16 hours a week.
How much? They receive full medical insurance and a monthly stipend of €700-€1,000 (tax-free) to cover for accommodation and food expenses.
The whole application process is on line. Please review the documentation below. Assignments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once your application has the status of admitida, no further action will be required from you. Please check your email regularly (including spam folder) for assignment notifications.
Important notice for applicants who hold a US and a European Union passport or a Canadian and a European Union passport simultaneously. Please note that prior to arriving in Spain you must obtain a police background check and have it accompanied by a The Hague Apostille (US citizens) or a legalization (Canadian citizens).
Note 1 on visa application.- Please make one notarized copy of the following documents you will need for your visa application: 1) your background check and 2) your medical certificate. Upon arrival at your destination in Spain you will need to present both copies to the administrators at the school assigned.
VISA APPLICATION.- GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICANS updated May 23, 2018.
Access to specific visa application instructions by Consulate of Spain in:
VISA APPLICATION.- INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANADIANS (updated April 17, 2019).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the campaign for the Language Assistants Program 2015-2016, we discovered fraudulent online application forms that forge the corporate identity of the Spanish Ministry of Education for unlawful purposes. Registration in the program is FREE and WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR OR REQUIRE ANY FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT BANK CARDS AND/OR ACCESS CODES NOR WILL WE DEMAND ANY PAYMENT through electronic mail or any other means.
Questions about the program: firstname.lastname@example.org
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