Teaching English in the Basque Country

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Questions & Answers with Auxiliar Elizabeth Pitt The Basque Country is one of the overlooked regions of Spain. If you hear about the Basque Country on the news, it’s probably for one of two reasons-the food or their local terrorist group, ETA. However, after having lived in the Basque Country for two years, I’ve learned […]

A Year in Catalonia

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Language assistant Greg Armstrong shares his experiences teaching English in Catalonia, Spain. Let’s see what he has to say about his time in one of Spain’s most talked about regions.  Before you even consider becoming a language assistant in Catalonia, remember one thing: Catalonia is not Spain!   I’m currently studying a Bachelor’s degree in […]

What Does A Language Assistant Do?

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The True Daily Life of a Language Assistant in Spain The Ministry of Education’s official program manual conveniently leaves out what exactly an Auxiliar de Conversación is expected to do! The British Council (which has a similar English Language Assistant Program for British University Students) offers two guides, which are much more helpful and almost everything […]

What is a Language Assistant?

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An Overview of the Language Assistant Program in Spain Each year Spain opens its borders to thousands of Language Assistants from a variety of different countries. A language assistant, also known by its Spanish title as an Auxiliar de Conversación, is a non-Spanish national who goes to Spain to teach their native language and culture […]