Language Assistant, Spain

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Program Description

Immerse yourself in the Spanish culture and explore a beautiful region in Spain, whilst teaching English to a local host family. This programme will provide you with the perfect opportunity to fill your gap year with career-enriching teaching experience, as well as the chance to travel and brush up on your Spanish skills.

On this programme you will experience the Spanish lifestyle as you live with a local host family, and in exchange for your room and three meals a day, you will help the family with their English for about 15 hours a week. This programme is the perfect opportunity to discover the Spanish culture, and you will even get the chance to develop your Spanish skills as you communicate with your host family and locals.

You will be able to choose from a variety of picturesque locations to stay in and explore, ranging from cities in the North such as La Coruna and Vitoria, to cities in the South including Malaga and Alicante. You will have plenty of opportunities to travel around this beautiful country and visit areas such as the stunning capital of Madrid or the gorgeous coastline of Barcelona.


- Teach English to a local Spanish family.
- Live with a Spanish family, and learn about the local culture and way of life.
- Develop your Spanish language skills, as you communicate with your host family and travel around the local area.
- Explore the beautiful city of Spain and visit famous towns and cities.


- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Formal teaching qualifications are not necessary but any experience will strengthen your application
- You are not required to speak Spanish, but this programme is a great chance to learn

What`s Included

- A guaranteed placement teaching English to a Spanish family
- Accommodation: homestay, with your Spanish family
- Food: 3 meals a day provided by your host family
- Pre-departure information and advice
- In-country assistance and support, and 24-hour emergency contacts

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Program Locations

Madrid, Spain

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Program Details

Twin Work and Volunteer
  • Spain: Madrid
English, Spanish
3-6 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African
This placement is unpaid, as it is a cultural exchange programme. You will stay with a local host family and in exchange for your teaching, they will provide you with accommodation and 3 meals a day.
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