Develop your teaching skills and launch your TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) career
At Educados International, we take immense pride in our partnership with the schools we partner with, a bond that allows us to offer an exceptional language assistant program known as “Voluntary Speakers.” Our mission is to deliver unparalleled quality and enriching experiences to both schools and Voluntary Speakers alike.
What sets us apart is our deep understanding of the needs and desires of both educational institutions and our dedicated Voluntary Speakers. We believe that a successful program is built on the foundation of mutual satisfaction and growth.
For participating schools, this is an extraordinary opportunity to welcome a constant stream of fresh perspectives and diverse cultures into their classrooms whilst giving students the opportunity to practice English with a native speaker. Our rotating trimester system ensures an ongoing infusion of enthusiasm and knowledge that enriches the entire learning environment.
As for our Voluntary Speakers, we guarantee a life-changing journey of cultural immersion. Embracing new communities and forging unforgettable connections with the all the people they meet from students, teachers and the host families they live with, they contribute to a truly unique and special program that fosters personal growth and understanding.
Join us at Educados International, and together, let’s create an inspiring world of language exchange, bring multilingual education and cultural appreciation into the classroom and local community.
Volunteer Host Family
Families provide a safe and comfortable home for during the program.
Furthermore, families genuinely want to show you their culture and learn about yours whilst you help them learn or improve the childrens and maybe also the parent’s English skills. What better way to settle in and adjust to your new life in Spain.
Many people dream of being able to learn a new language, but stumble without the chance to practise face-to-face. Our program provides the best opportunity to learn or improve the local language in a family environment.
Host families provide full bed and board accommodation, private bedroom, washing and cleaning facilities, internet and basically everything else expected from them. This takes a huge financial pressure off the Voluntary Speaker as opposed to living independently. Also remembering that this programs focus is for individuals to learn and develop as an English teacher for the 3-months they are in Spain. Living in a family and attending a school really do make these aspirations a reality!
Why take a teaching internship in Spain?
- Gain practical teaching experience (over 200 classroom hours) with lots of support from the team and your tutor in the school
- Enjoy a culturally immersive experience, stay with a Spanish host family
- Put your skills into practice with real ESL (English as a Secondary Language learners
- Prepares you for future teaching roles, looks great on your CV!
We are now actively hiring for the following intakes:
- September to December 2023
- January to March 2024
- April to June 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
The program has been specifically created to make sure that participants gain the expected learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, and competences) by the end of their traineeship through ongoing feedback with the organisation and school in accordance with a thorough monitoring and evaluation plan.
Full board and free lodging are offered by the host family, so there are no rent or expenses to pay. The host family is associated with the school where the Voluntary Speaker is placed.
The locations of the schools are in Catalonia in north-eastern Spain (capital of the region is Barcelona). We partner with 36 infant, primary and secondary schools located throughout the region from large cities to more smaller towns and villages. No matter where each Voluntary Speaker is located, they are sure to be welcomed into the community and experience how it feels to live like a local!
Each voluntary speaker is enrolled in a real government-registered Spanish infant, primary, secondary, or further education school for 20 classroom hours per week and is assigned their own tutor who will assist them in adjusting to the program and maximising their ability. Each school has been thoroughly screened, and all staff members, from the director to the assigned tutor, have received thorough training on the workings of the program.
For the duration of the program, families provide a secure and welcoming home. Families also truly want to share their culture with you and discover more about yours. There is no better way to adjust to your new life in Spain! The host families offer private bedrooms, full bed and board, laundry and cleaning facilities, internet, and pretty much everything else you would hope to expect. The ideal relationship between Voluntary Speaker and the Volunteer Host Family is that you become like a big brother or sister for the kids and a friend to the parents.
An interview with the Founder of Educados International
In this wide-ranging interview the founder of Educados International, Christopher Wynne, shares some excellent insight on why this short-term program is a great way to gain teaching skills and grow as an educator while enjoying the authentic Spanish lifestyle.