Published: 9 March 2018
Australian assistants in the program have the opportunity to live in Spain, start or improve their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture and take advantage of a working experience in public Spanish schools for their future, fostering and promoting intercultural understanding between citizens of Spain and Australia. They will work by supporting the teacher of English in primary or secondary education or in language schools in the region requested when applying for the complete school year. Some knowledge of Spanish is convenient but not compulsory. At the same time, this program allows Spanish students the opportunity to study English language in depth and get to know the Australian culture by interacting with Australian native speakers. In Spain, the Ministry of Education and the local education authorities in some autonomous regions organize teacher training courses for language assistants during the first days of the school year.
Australians can apply for the majority of the following Spanish regions* :
Andalucía, Aragón, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Cataluña, Valencia, Extremadura, Galicia, Islas Baleares, Islas Canarias, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, País Vasco y Ceuta y Melilla.
For more information, please read through the two documents attached below.
Students apply directly to the Spanish Embassy for this program - see links in PDF documents below.
All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.
All students should register their travel with Gifu-city. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see How to prepare for departure.
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