Teaching in Spain is to meet Spaniards who embody the spirit of Madrid, the heart of Spain. Discover historic plazas and parks around
every corner. Experience endless opportunities to
explore new customs and cultures in Madrid
and Castilla La Mancha
Has it ever crossed your mind that you can get to know enchanting Spain by immersing yourself in a local school and getting paid for it too? This is quite feasible. And in fact there are organizations out there to make it a reality through teaching English.
One of these is the reputable non-profit NGO Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), “the world’s premier international educational organization” (http://www.ciee.org ). Starting out as Council on Student Travel (CST) in 1947, it was one of the American organizations and institutions designed to promote peaceful coexistence in the wake of World War II’s terrible carnage, through student and teacher exchange programs. Within the year 32 cultural non-profit member-organizations had enlisted with the CST. And by the mid-1950s it was facilitating the travel of U.S. students for the purpose of studying in Europe, at the same time bringing foreign students to the U.S. In 1967 CST became CIEE, a name change reflecting its global leadership in intercultural education. By then CIEE has set its eyes the growth of responsible global citizens.
Today CIEE programs encompass a wide range of exchange programs, among them study abroad, teach abroad, international faculty development seminars, summer work and travel exchanges, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
TEACHING ENGLISH IN SPAIN
The CIEE, under its Teach Abroad program, offers paid teaching positions in Spain to U.S. citizens who have earned a university degree and would love to immerse themselves in the Spanish community. And get this. The program isn’t limited to young Americans. RETIREES may join! “Mid-career professionals and retirees often want a change of pace or a thoughtful way to explore the world and continue learning and sharing, and CIEE Teach Abroad Program fulfils these desires,” says the CIEE on its official website.
About teaching in Spain in particular, here’s what the CIEE says:
“[Teaching in Spain] is to meet Spaniards who embody and enliven the spirit of Madrid. . . the heart of Spain. Discover historic plazas and parks around every corner. Experience Spain as the Spaniards do, with endless opportunities to explore new customs and cultures in the Communities of Madird and Castilla La Mancha.”
Where does one teach English in Spain via the CIEE?
In the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the neighboring Autonomous Region of Castilla-La Mancha, mostly in public schools, urban or pueblo (rural), where the teacher comes face to face with beautiful Spanish customs and traditions and enrich his/her life with the experience.
The CIEE has Teach Abroad programs in a number of countries other than Spain . . .
Topmost: Puerta de Bisagra by Chensiyuan ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Chensiyuan), CC-By-SA 3.0 (cropped). The Puerta de Bisagra is the most famous gate of the walled city of Toledo, in Castilla-La Mancha, of Moorish architecture restored in the 16th century.
Flamenco dancer and traditional Spanish costume by Mstyslav Chernov (http://mstyslav-chernov.com/ and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mstyslav_Chernov), CC By-SA 3.0 (cropped)