CAPS (Conversation Assistant Programme for Schools)

Overall rating: 10 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Is CAPS in Spain right for me?
The previous 1800+ Conversation Assistants who have completed the programme will all testify that CAPS is a life changing opportunity, and we are now looking for the new wave of people to add to the success story. If your New Year´s resolution is to make a big change in your life, and helping children in Spain improve their English seems like an ideal role and destination, then we want to hear from you!

Spain is a Mediterranean paradise because of its weather, socialising, culture and good health. Spain ranks as the best place in Europe for people moving abroad and wanting to enjoy life. Rather than living mostly in a tourist bubble, the CAPS Programme allows people to be fully immersed in the culture of Spain. Spaniards are a friendly bunch, making Spain one of the best places in the world to make friends. With a little effort with the local lingo, socialising is a breeze and friends are made for life.

What will I be doing?

In your assigned Spanish school. The aim is that you aid in improving teaching and student communication in English for 25 classroom hours per week from Monday to Friday. Students could vary in age from infant to secondary depending on placement.

General tasks include: Assisting in whole class alongside main teacher or individually with groups of students, helping with questions related to pronunciation and forming sentence structures, assisting with the preparation of classes or help to prepare complementary material/ac

Highlights

This is a great program for those who are looking to:

• Gain hands-on teaching experience that will be a noteworthy addition to any CV
• Have all your bed and board paid for in a homestay and receive monthly stipend
• Learn Spanish and experience a new culture
• Interact with local children and families

Qualifications

Am I eligible?
English to an idiomatic level with a good command of the language (the ability to speak Spanish is not required)
Completed Pre-University studies; A-levels, Highers or equivalent. Non EU Studies; High School Diploma. A current university student or graduate would be advantageous but all applicants will be assessed on their skills and most importantly character.
Aged between 18 and 30.
No prior criminal convictions.
Enthusiasm for working with children and encouraging them to speak in English.
An adaptable attitude and the ability to socialise and interact with people.
Desire to live in a foreign country and make the most of the experience.
Commitment to giving their all during

What`s Included

What other benefits are there?
Free Certified (6 ECTS credits*) TEFL or Advanced TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training course, provided by an internationally recognised Spanish University.
Student Internship contract
Continuous support and feedback from the assigned tutor/mentor in the school and by the programme organisers.

Program Locations

Valencia, Spain

sant cugat, Spain

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Program Administration
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Living Conditions
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Cultural Immersion
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Program Details

Provider:
CAPS HOME TO HOME
Locations:
  • Spain: Valencia
  • Spain: sant cugat
Languages:
English
Duration:
6-12 months
Participants:
American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African
Salary/Pay:
A student grant of 315€(after taxes) per month.
Full-board accommodation with a volunteer host family.
Great international work experience to add to you CV and the chance to learn a new language!
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    Review this program
    My Experince with the CAPS Program.

    I was doing my student placement with CAPS and i found it not only positive but life changing.

    My Host family were incredbly kind and sweet. They made me feel so welcome into their home. Not only did they look after me as if i was a member of the family but they put time into showing me their culture and traditions. Fanatastic!!!

    My experince with the school was outstanding!! you really are treated like a celebrity!! The kids were shouting my name all the time and were so excited to see me walk into the classroom. I thought you need to have a good understanding on how to work with kids to make it work but the school just wanted me to be fun, positive and show my energy to the kids.

    The CAPS Team members were great. They really do have a personal touch. My interview was done by a ex CAP who now works in the team. Not only did it make me feel so comfortable in the interview but also the honest answers i recieved. I even got a school visit by a member of the team which was great to see how much progress i have made and the praise i recieved from the school.

    The only thing i struggled whilst doing the program is that you do have to love to work with kids. If you dont like kids dont do it!!!!

    The TEFL Course in Spain was great. It really has helped me be able to have the confidence to be a TEFL Teacher.

    Overall i loved my experince thank you GoAbroad for showing me this on your site. I will be completing my studies and will be going back to repeat the program :)
    Avatar Elizabeth Wallace

    My Experience

    Review by: Elizabeth Wallace , On: 25 Jan 2018, Changed On: 25 Jan 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    My Experince with the CAPS Program.

    I was doing my student placement with CAPS and i found it not only positive but life changing.

    My Host family were incredbly kind and sweet. They made me feel so welcome into their home. Not only did they look after me as if i was a member of the family but they put time into showing me their culture and traditions. Fanatastic!!!

    My experince with the school was outstanding!! you really are treated like a celebrity!! The kids were shouting my name all the time and were so excited to see me walk into the classroom. I thought you need to have a good understanding on how to work with kids to make it work but the school just wanted me to be fun, positive and show my energy to the kids.

    The CAPS Team members were great. They really do have a personal touch. My interview was done by a ex CAP who now works in the team. Not only did it make me feel so comfortable in the interview but also the honest answers i recieved. I even got a school visit by a member of the team which was great to see how much progress i have made and the praise i recieved from the school.

    The only thing i struggled whilst doing the program is that you do have to love to work with kids. If you dont like kids dont do it!!!!

    The TEFL Course in Spain was great. It really has helped me be able to have the confidence to be a TEFL Teacher.

    Overall i loved my experince thank you GoAbroad for showing me this on your site. I will be completing my studies and will be going back to repeat the program :)
    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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