How People Learn English in Spain

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The other day I came across Kaplan International’s infographic about “How to Learn English”. Take a look below: How to learn English via Kaplan Blog Considering this was an international survey, I wanted to compare their data to what I’ve actually observed while teaching English in Spain over the past three years. Most Spaniards use […]

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 […]

Island Holidays: The Beauty of Teaching in Spain

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Spain may be a small country but its geographic diversity is astounding! As an English teacher in Spain you could be teaching in the chilly northern mountains of Catalonia or the warm beachside villages of Andalusia. And some of you may even be lucky enough to land a job teaching English on one of Spain’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Grade Teacher in Sunny Seville: Cat Gaa

English teacher Cat in Granada

Meet Cat Gaa Cat Gaa is a first grade teacher in Seville, Spain. She previously worked for three years as a Language Assistant too! How did you become an English teacher and why did you choose to teach English in Spain? I chose to come to Spain after already having studied here. I spent a […]

English Teacher in Ciudad Real: Jaclyn Blackwell

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Meet Jaclyn Blackwell Jaclyn Blackwell is a North American Language and Culture Assistant living and working in Ciudad Real, Spain and traveling the continent in her free time! Hello Jaclyn! Tell us about your decision to teach English and the reason for teaching English in Spain? I honestly chose to teach English so that I could […]

Auxiliar de Conversación Shannon Navroth

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Meet Shannon Navroth Shannon Navroth is an Auxiliar de Conversación who has lived and worked in Granada, Spain.  Hi Shannon! Can you explain how you began teaching English and why you chose to teach English in Spain? Truth be told, I am really not qualified to teach English…at all. Just because I can speak the language […]