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137 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

According to Spanish law, English Teaching Assistants must always be accompanied in the classroom by a Spanish teacher and are not allowed to take on full teaching responsibility. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some formal teaching practice and experience developing classroom resources, as only limited teaching training will be provided upon arrival and during the grant period: this is not a teacher training program. Candidates are expected to be able to prepare their own teaching materials; interact positively with students, teachers, and administrative personnel at their schools; and to demonstrate initiative in the classroom.

30 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Madrid.

27 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of La Rioja.

30 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Galicia.

11 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Asturias.

3 ETA awards co-sponsored by the IE University, with campuses in Madrid and Segovia.

6 ETA awards co-sponsored by the University Camilo José Cela.

30 ETA awards co-sponsored by various regional governments or host institutions in Spain and are different from those that have specific announcements (Asturias, Canary Islands, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, IE, and UCJC).

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin on September 15, 2019 and end on June 14, 2020.

Attendance at the Madrid orientation in early/mid September is mandatory.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Madrid ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in high schools.

La Rioja ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in early childhood, elementary and, in a few cases, high schools.

Galicia ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach mostly in high schools and, in a few cases, in elementary schools.

Asturias ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in both elementary and high schools.

Canary Islands ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability, and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in early childhood and elementary schools

Other Spain ETAs: Applications are welcome from self-motivated graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative, adaptability and flexibility needed to assistant-teach in early childhood, elementary or high schools and universities.

IE ETAs: Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative and flexibility needed to assistant-teach at the university level. More mature candidates with excellent writing skills, some teaching experience, and/or writing tutoring experience are highly preferred.

UCJC ETAs: Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and recent graduates with the initiative and flexibility needed to assistant-teach at the university level. More mature candidates with a Master’s degree, excellent writing skills, some teaching experience, and/or writing tutoring experience are highly preferred.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Intermediate Spanish language proficiency is not necessary in the schools but is required for better assimilation into daily life. Advanced Spanish would be particularly useful for the university placements, although applicants with intermediate Spanish will be considered. 

Applicants are required to include the Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation in their Embark Online Application to demonstrate their Spanish language skills.

Placement Type

Elementary School

Middle School

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Madrid ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at secondary schools for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Additionally, Global Classrooms (Model UN) preparation requires attendance to regular training sessions in the afternoon.

Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the secondary school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

For the first five or six months of the grant, ETAs will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project and will participate in the proceedings. ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as resource persons in conversation groups; provide small group tutorials; serve as attendants in language laboratories; and, on occasion, give presentations related to American culture at extracurricular events. 

All ETAs will be required to complete a training MOOC designed by the Comunidad de Madrid from October to February.

All schools are placed in the Madrid region, but some of them are located in the outskirts or in small towns. In some instances, commuting time from Madrid city center may be more than one hour. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

La Rioja ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at early childhoold and elementary schools for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Some schools will ask TAs to assitant-teach a few hours in secondary. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the elementary school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as resource persons in conversation groups; provide small group tutorials; serve as attendants in language laboratories; and, on occasion, give presentations related to American culture at extracurricular events.

All schools are placed in the La Rioja region, some in larger towns such as Logrono (152,000 inhabitants), Calahorra (25,000) and Haro (12,000), while others are located in nearby smaller towns and villages. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

Galicia ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at plurilingual high schools and, in a few cases, elementary schools, for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as science and technology, social studies, art, physical education, English language, and in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the high school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as resource persons in conversation groups; provide small group tutorials; serve as attendants in language laboratories; design motivational activities; promote critical and scientific thinking; and, on occasion, give presentations related to American culture at extracurricular events. 

All schools are plurilingual (Spanish / Galician / English) and work with the CLIL methodology. They are located in urban areas of the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain, mostly in cities such as Vigo (300,000 inhabitants); A Coruna (250,000); Ourense, Lugo or Santiago de Compostela (around 100,000); Pontevedra (80,000) or Ferrol (70,000); or in small towns near said cities. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

Asturias ETAs: ETAs will assist teaching staff at elementary, middle, or high schools for 16 classroom hours per week, plus 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching in English as a foreign language and assistant-teaching in English in subjects such as social studies, science, technology, arts and crafts and physical education.

Placements will be based on the school's needs and the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: take part in collaborative teaching activities; serve as resource persons in conversation groups; serve as attendants in language laboratories; and give presentations related to American studies in classes or events organized by the regional Education Department.

All the schools are placed in the Principality of Asturias. They can be elementary, middle or high schools. Some of them are located in small rural areas with a small number of students. Depending on the size of the school and on the number of students, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same village or in villages nearby, which may involve flexibility in teaching different levels. In some instances, commuting from the biggest cities in Asturias can take more than an hour. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

Canary Islands ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff for 16 classroom hours per week, plus an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. ETAs will be placed in early childhood and elementrary schools and will mainly assist English language teachers working with children from 3 to 5 years old,  although they may also be required to assist with students from 6 to 12 years old. 

 Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the early childhood and elementary school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

 ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: serve as attendants in the design of motivational activities; promote oral communication; and, on occasion, introduce American culture at cross-curricular events.

All the schools are placed in the Canary Islands. There are seven islands that form two provinces: Santa Cruz (Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro) and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.) Some of the schools are located in cities and others in small rural areas; some are located in larger islands, such as Tenerife (894,636 inhabitants) and Gran Canaria (850,390 inhabitants); while others are located in smaller towns, villages, and islands, such as El Hierro (10,162 inhabitants.) Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby. Specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

Other Spain ETAs: ETAs will assist permanent teaching staff at early childhood, elementary or high schools and universities for up to 16 classroom hours per week, plus up to an additional 2 hours per week for planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language and, in some cases, English conversation classes with school staff.

Placements will be based on the academic and extracurricular profiles of the selected candidate and the school's needs. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may also be involved in special projects designed by the regional co-sponsor or the school, design motivational activities, promote critical and scientific thinking.

Schools are placed throughout Spain, both in urban and rural areas. Depending on the number of students in each school, ETAs should be prepared to teach in one or two different schools placed in the same location or in a location nearby.

Please clearly indicate your preferences regarding age group (early childhood, elementary, high school or university) and geographic location (urban or rural areas) in your application.

The Spanish region and specific school placements will not be finalized until after the grant has been accepted.

IE ETAs: ETAs will assist teaching staff at IE University for 16 classroom hours per week, plus 2 hours per week dedicated to planning and coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant teaching in the two levels of English offered (General and Advanced) and significant work with the Writing Skills subject, which all first year students must take and pass as a general education requirement. IE is an international university in Spain. The majority of students at IE study their degree programs (Business, Law, International Relations, Communication, Psychology, Architecture, or several possible dual degrees: Business and Law, Business and IR, Law and IR) wholly in English. Other students who feel less confident in their English may study an additional pre-degree English track summer program designed for the degree programs in Business and Law which then continue with additional support in English during the first semester of study. English is the lingua franca at IE, but it is a generic, international English (neither predominantly British nor American). However, most students are at least bilingual and many are polyglots who already speak/live/study in multiple languages. Business and International Relations are the most dominant groups followed by Law and Communication, Architecture, and, lastly, Psychology. The IE student body is extremely international with about 65% international students from 100 countries and the other 35% Spanish students.

Selection will be based on the University’s needs and the academic and professional experience and extracurricular profile of the selected candidate. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may be involved in special projects designed by the co-sponsor. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: take part in collaborative teaching activities in English and Academic Writing classes; lead staff/professor conversation groups on both campuses (Madrid and Segovia); work with Academic Writing students who need extra help on a one-on-one basis during tutoring hours (by appointment or walk-in); continue to develop group writing workshop topics and implement them for general or specific groups of students throughout the year; and give presentations related to American studies in classes or events organized by the regional Education Department.

IE University has two campuses, in Madrid and Segovia. Madrid is a typical city campus while Segovia is a more traditional campus in a beautiful, more provincial setting. Two TAs will be placed in Madrid and one in Segovia. They will devote most of their time to assistant-teach in their city of placement, although they will be asked to commute to the other campus a few times per month (the cost of commuting will be covered by the Fulbright Commission).

If you have a clear preference regarding placement in Madrid or Segovia, please indicate so in your application.

UCJC ETAs: ETAs will assist teaching staff at UCJC for 16 classroom hours per week, plus an additional 2 hours per week dedicated to coordination meetings.

The ETA profile we seek is linked to our undergraduate degree programs, which offer courses taught in both English and Spanish. More than half of the coursework in some of our most recent undergraduate degrees (Urban Management and Design, Digital Arts, Communication, Events Management and Protocol, and Economics and Technology) is taught in English.

The general and specific ETA profiles that our schools and departments seek for our degree/dual degree programs are as follows: 

School of Technology and Science

   TA profile: Majors/minors in Architecture, Urban Design/Planning, Engineering, Environmental Sciences,  Smart Cities, or related fields.

   Interests/Courses Taken: Creative Cities and Art; Philosophy and Urban Thinking

   UCJC Target Programs: BA in Urban Management and Design

School of Communication and Humanities

   TA profile: Majors/minors in Audio-Visual Production or related fields.

   Interests/Courses Taken: Computer Graphics; Digital Audio-Visual Postproduction; Film Production

   UCJC Target Programs: BA in Digital Arts; BA in Communication; BA in Film

School of Communication and Humanities

    TA profile:-Majors/minors in Communication or related fields.

   Interests/Courses Taken: Event Production; Organization of Conferences; Organization of Exhibitions; Organization of Sporting Events

   UCJC Target Programs: BA in Events Management and Protocol

School of Communication and Humanities

   TA Profile: Majors/minors in Economics, Business, International business, Finance, or related fields.

   Interests/Courses Taken: Markets and Regulation; Labor Markets; Economic Analysis/Data Applied Analysis; Energy/Environmental Economics

   UCJC Target Programs: BA in Economics and Technology

School of Education

   TA Profile: Majors/minors in Education or related fields.

   Interests/Courses Taken: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applied to Education; Cognitive Processes in Education; Online Learning

   UCJC Target Programs: BA in Early Childhood Education; BA in Elementary Education

School of Health  

   TA Profile: Majors/minors in Public Health, Biology, Nutrition, Nursing, or related fields.   

   Interests/Courses Taken: Healthcare; Medicine

   UCJC Target Programs: BSc in Nursing; BSc in Physiptherapy; BSc in Sports Science

Selection will be based on the University’s needs and the academic and professional experience and extracurricular profile of the selected candidate. In their Statement of Grant Purpose and/or Personal Statement, applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their academic and professional interests and also include relevant extracurricular activities.

ETAs may be involved in special projects designed by UCJC. ETAs do not assume full teaching responsibility and should be prepared to: take part in collaborative teaching activities in English; lead staff/professor conversation groups on both campuses (Villafranca and Almagro); work with Urban Management and Design, Digital Arts, Communication, Events Management and Protocol, and Economics and Technology students who need extra help on a one-on-one basis during tutoring hours; create and proofread  didactic materials for lessons; and give support to The Hive program.

UCJC is a private Spanish university which has been operating since the year 2000. Its main campus, located in Madrid-Villafranca, includes undergraduate studies (Bachelor’s degrees) in three integrated schools (Communication and Humanities, Education and Health, and Technology and Science). The city campus, Madrid-Almagro, is located in downtown Madrid and is the headquarters for the UCJC Graduate School.  

Ineligibility

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship, or candidates residing in Spain at the time of application or any time thereafter, are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Spain.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must clearly state their preferences for placement type in the first sentence of the Statement of Grant Purpose. Please specify:

- If you would only accept placement in a specific region or, alternatively, your order of preference- Your preferences regarding age group (elementary, middle or high school, or university)  - Your preferences regarding geographic location (urban or rural areas)

Your preferences will be taken into consideration, although acceptance and placement will ultimately be determined by the Commission and the co-sponsors in accordance with each program's needs.

Supplementary Project

All ETAs are expected to undertake independent projects, especially those involving community service, after school hours. Applicants should briefly describe the project or activity in which they will engage outside of ETA responsibilities in their Statements of Grant Purpose. Specify the project, activities, or clubs to engage in outside of ETA responsibilities.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.es

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Academic Advising Office