VOLUNTARY SPEAKERS

Educational & Cultural Development Program in Spain

VOLUNTARY SPEAKERS IN SPAIN Is a 3-month unpaid volunteer training and development program provided by Educados International. Our program is designed to offer participants a unique cultural and language immersion experience whilst developing and gaining English teaching skills in a classroom in a Spanish school whilst living with a volunteer host family.

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Placements & Locations

Becoming a Voluntary Speaker abroad in Spain is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but we have a hunch you’ll come back again and again. Life here is just too good!

School Placements:

Placements vary from Spanish infant, primary, and secondary schools in Catalonia. Teachers can usually expect to teach children from early ages to 18.

Locations:

You will be placed in picturesque Catalonia, a fantastic location to serve as the backdrop of your epic life abroad. Chockful of culture, cathedrals, plazas, and churros, this province allows for a truly immersive experience without sacrificing comfort. Do you know that there is more than one official language in Spain? For example, Catalan is widely spoken in Catalonia!

The Experience:

Your week runs weekdays, with 20 hours of classroom time. This allows plenty of time for lesson planning and any extracurricular activities.

Perks:

In addition to three perfect months in Spain, placements are in amazing Spanish schools and housing is provided with a host family. Positions are perfect for people who are starting out or thinking of a career in teaching English abroad but first want a fully immersive and safe experience living and learning from the locals.

Benefits

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Life on the program

All testimonials are from a Real Volunteer Speakers and have not been edited to sound more positive or less negative. Educados International believe that honest reviews are key to give potential applicants the confidence to decide if our Volunteer Program in Spain is right for them.

If you would like to read more detailed feedback. Visit our Testimonials/Blog page here.

 

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Julie Gill from Australia. I built a strong relationship with both the parents and the children in my host family. My host mum always gives me great advice and I find her very inspiring.

Amy from South Africa. Spanish families are much like South African families, close knit and the parents are very involved in their children’s lives. When staying with a family you will become one of their children

Paulina from Ireland. The time really does go by quickly. I have no regrets. I am glad I applied for this program as I am gaining teaching experience and I see what the day in the life of a teacher looks like.

Ben from England. My general experience of the program has been amazing, I’ve loved every moment of it.

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Rebecca from Ireland. I would definitely recommend the program, as I’ve mentioned already, the work/life balance is great, you are gaining so much experience but also have free time to do whatever you want!

Loretta from Ireland. I have no regrets in joining this program. I would highly recommend coming here if you would like to experience teaching and the experience of living here in Spain.

Chris Hardy from Manchester. The family is what makes the experience and is 100% the most important thing to get right.

William from Ireland. I have been extremely fortunate with my host family. I couldn’t have asked for a better situation. From the first moment they have made me feel right at home.

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Gugu from Cape Town, South Africa. This has been an amazing experience. Working with children is something else, there is never a dull moment! I haven’t laughed this much in a very long time.

Liam from Canada. This experience has helped me to plan lessons and tailor them more specifically to certain age groups. Additionally, successfully integrating myself into an already functioning workplace was a very useful experience,

Stan from South Africa talks about his experience and adventures!
I will also never forget the first day at the school. Every grade made a big card with drawings as a welcome for me at the school. It was the most incredible thing!

Emily from ireland. I have grown personally in three weeks more than I have in years!
Embrace the Spanish lifestyle. It is a complete culture shock coming from Ireland to Spain we do nearly everything differently. But once you get over the initial shock just embrace it. They are so loving and want to show you everything that is great about Spain.

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David
David

My experience with the school has been extremely positive. Overall, I get on brilliant with the teachers, have many chats, great lunches, and coffees with an element of language exchange too. My host family have provided me excellent meals, hospitality, great company, family trips and are very understanding if I need anything. They also don’t mind if I want to do things independently which is brilliant and would recommend any Voluntary Speaker to come to stay with my family.

Nicole
Nicole

My experience so far above and beyond what I imagined. From the first day in the school the teachers are all so nice and always make me feel welcome. The students have been like a dream even the naughty older teenagers. With my host family I feel so comfortable around them all. The family haven’t let me pay for anything so far, I have tried but they will not accept as they know I am volunteering on this project, and they insist on looking after me.

Brian
Brian

I don’t have any regrets about joining and I would recommend the program to others. It’s normal to feel nervous, especially if it’s your first time doing something like this but don’t be. Remember, you´re a native English speaker and you know the language inside-out and you have so much that you can impart to the students about English and your own country. Get involved with what the host family is doing as much as possible, and this will help you to connect with them.

Makayla
Makayla

Absolutely no regrets, I am so glad I decided to do this, even though I missed my family a lot, it was worth it. I would absolutely recommend this program to everyone! I think it is an amazing way to get experience teaching in a foreign country. Don’t even think about it, just do it!

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