Teach English in Spain - Language Assistants with Meddas

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by Meddeas First work day: ASAP
Native-level speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
No degrees expected
If you teach English in Spain in a Spanish school you will have a unique experience that will stay with you forever. Meddeas cooperates with more than 200 official private schools all over the country.

Job details


ESL / EFL teacher

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Student type:

6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years

Group size:


Contract term:

1 year renewable contract

Contract type:

Work as employee

Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


No matter what the background and level of Spanish of the applicants are, there is a suitable Meddeas scheme for them. In this sense, recent graduates, undergraduates, and school leavers have options to teach in Spain. Participants will enroll a structured training program and teach English in a Spanish private or state-funded private school, gaining international experience, and adding transferable skills to their resume/CV.

This is a chance to discover a new culture and language, paying no fees, and with a guaranteed monthly income, which is more than enough to live in Spain.

The Role while Teaching in Spain
A Language Assistant is a native-level speaker of English, French or German, who supports the school’s language teachers 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.

This is an excellent opportunity, but at the same time it is a challenging experience that will without a doubt get you out of your comfort zone. It will require serious commitment and involvement from participants. If you are just interested in effortless paid tourism, we would advise you not to apply to teach English in Spain with Meddeas. After the first few days at school, you will be asked to use your own initiative, find resources and prepare your own engaging and fun activities or games.

Our programs are aimed at native-level English, German or French speakers with little or no teaching experience, although experienced candidates are welcome to apply as well. Depending on your background and interests, you can apply for different programs (taking into account that competence in the Spanish language is not required and no previous teaching experience is needed):

Advanced: degree in Education or in English (French or German) OR any degree + TEFL/TESOL certificate
Graduate: all degrees welcome
Speakers: any degree OR university students OR gap years

Meddeas offers you support from professional and experienced staff during the challenging process of moving to a new country and choosing a valuable training.

Your professional interests and academic background, as well as the preferences in terms of schools and student ages, will be taken into account during the demanding allocation process, which takes place in Meddeas after candidates are accepted.

If you are accepted and eventually teach English in Spain with Meddeas, you will live a once in a lifetime experience. Moreover, you will develop highly demanded skills that you can list on your resume/CV, which are applicable to any potential career path: intercultural skills, cultural awareness, creativity, native language awareness, Spanish language skills, team working, public speaking, patience, maturity, autonomy… that’s what former participants value the most about our teaching abroad scheme.

Meddeas, Cordovilla, Spain

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Native-level speakers

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

    (with little or no teaching experience, although experienced candidates are welcome to apply as well)

  3. Qualification

    No degrees expected

What we offer

  1. There are two lodging options: full board accommodation with a host family or independent housing, depending on your own interests.
  2. Join a Spanish school as a Language Assistant teaching 20-24 hours per week.
  3. Take a certified course given by a Spanish university, which could be the 20 ECTS Expert in Bilingual Education course or the 6 ECTS TEFL or AMET course (paid by the program).
  4. Receive a guaranteed monthly allowance.
  5. Have health insurance covered by the program.
  6. Obtain help with the visa application process and opening a bank account.
  7. Participate in a program run by a serious and professional organization.
  8. Have ongoing in-country support from the school's tutor and from Meddeas.
  9. Get initial training and participate in teaching workshops.
  10. Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
  11. Enjoy paid school holidays (except for the summer period).
  12. Pay no fees.

Cordovilla, Spain

Job location


About the employer

Meddeas is a Spanish organization present in six countries that supports multilingual teaching in educational centres. It provides consultancy services, selects native teachers, delivers teachers´ refresher courses, promotes school to school international exchanges and manages language assistant programs.

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