Last Call! Teach English in Spain: Public Schools in Madrid and Murcia

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ConversaSpain - Auxiliares de Conversacion

ConversaSpain is a Spanish organization that cooperates with more than 150 public schools in different regions in Spain. It offers inspiring, challenging and rewarding opportunities to potential English language assistants from all over the world who want to teach English in Spain. With ConversaSpain, native English speakers can teach English in Spain as language and cultural ambassadors in public schools in Madrid or Murcia.

Created with the aim of providing high-quality experiences for hard-working and creative ESL teachers, ConversaSpain helps students in Spanish public schools with exposure to English from native speakers.

With ConversaSpain, participants teach English in Spain to students in Elementary, Middle, and/or High Schools in the public system. Tasks and teaching activities will vary from day-to-day, but it is a supportive role. Indeed, participants aren't in charge of an entire class, nor are they responsible for students' final grades or any serious disciplinary action. ConversaSpain are looking for truly dedicated ESL teachers who can fully embrace their role in Spain.

Here is a breakdown of some of the important information to consider before applying for the ConversaSpain program to teach in Spain:

  1. All positions are managed by the regional Government and ensured
  2. Teaching will take place in schools located in cities of Murcia; or in rural, small-town locations near the city of Madrid
  3. Placements last for 9 months: participants start official teaching on October 1st and finish on June 28th
  4. Participants will count with pre-departure assistant (visa application and bank account) and will receive a welcome document with tips, advice, and practical tools to find permanent accommodation, among others.
  5. An induction meeting will take place in the capital of participating regions before the program starts
  6. Participants will receive the same paid school holidays as other teaching staff. This includes Christmas, Easter, and other local festivals and excludes the Summer period
  7. The timetable will consist of 15-16 hours of teaching per week over 4 consecutive days
  8. The monthly stipend is €850 to€1,000
  9. Age group preferences are considered whenever possible, but specific placement preferences cannot be guaranteed


Job Details

Job Headline: Last Call! Teach English in Spain: Public Schools in Madrid and Murcia Featured Job
Job Location: Spain, Europe
Minimum Salary: 875
Maximum Salary: 1000
Salary Currency: Euro (EUR)
Salary Frequency: Month
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Conversational English, General English, Primary School, High School
Job Title: Teacher,Assistant Teacher
Description:

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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: June 15th
  • Program length: November 5th to May 31st OR June 28th

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 pueblo locations, but also in the city
  • Program length: November 5th to June 30th
  • Requirement: university degree

Region of Murcia:

  • 15 teaching hours per week
  • 4 consecutive teaching days
  • €875 monthly stipend
  • Cities of Murcia and Cartagena
  • Program length: October 1st to May 31st
  • Requirement: high school diploma

Other 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

What’s included?

  • Job placement ensured
  • Monthly stipend: €875-€1,000
  • 15-16 teaching hours per week in 4 consecutive teaching days
  • Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
  • 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
  • International health insurance (depending on region and nationality)
  • Orientation in Madrid or Murcia: initial training and meeting with other participants
  • ConversaSpain emergency support while in Spain
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the program (Regional Education Authority)
  • Activities 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/Costs and Available Options (they vary according to the regions):

  • Basic: €850 in Murcia / €1,050 in Madrid
  • Basic + TEFL certification: €1,350 in Murcia / €1550 in Madrid
  • Basic + Spanish Language and Culture Immersion Week: €1,350 in Murcia
  • Basic + Spanish Language and Immersion Week + TEFL certification: €1,800 in Murcia

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 10 days before starting at the school. Age-group preferences are considered whenever possible (we cannot guarantee specific placement preferences).

If you are interested please send an email to [EMAIL VISIBLE TO REGISTERED USERS] or apply through www.conversaspain.com

Publish Date: 06/13/2018 00:11:00
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