10 Questions A New ESL Teacher Should Ask

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Keep Things Clear With These 10 Questions As a new ESL teacher or language assistant you may be eager to start working and forget about the logistics. But the earlier you make your working conditions clear with your employer and fellow co-workers, the better. Here is a list of questions ESL teachers and language assistants […]

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 […]