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 […]

5 Best Ways a Teacher Can Relax in Logroño

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The life of an English teacher in Spain is never dull. Whether you are teaching itty bitty toddlers the colors and counting to 5, or professional vocabulary to working businessmen, you always have to be on your game, leaving precious time for relaxing. Over the years I have learned a few good ways to wind […]

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Castilla La Mancha, Spain

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Today’s post sings the praises of Castilla La Mancha, Spain and comes from American auxiliar de conversación, Jaclyn Blackwell.  Spain may be a relatively small country in terms of landmass (it’s about the size of Oregon state in the US), but within Spain there are 17 autonomous communities, followed by 52 provinces, then city capitals […]

Vanessa Hoffman: English Teacher & Traveler

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Meet Vanessa Hoffman Vanessa Hoffman is an Auxiliar de Conversación in Toledo, Spain who spends her free time practicing Spanish and traveling. Hi Vanessa! Can you explain how you began teaching English and why you chose to teach English in Spain? I chose to teach English in Spain simply because it was a way to […]

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 […]