|Tutoring in Spain:
Tutoring in Spain is a program that enables students to travel to Spain to teach English within the home of a host family.
Formal teaching qualifications are not compulsory, but any experience will strengthen your application.
The program is based on the idea of a cultural exchange and our Host families bear in mind the main purpose of the student to come to Spain is to learn the language. Accommodation & Board:
In exchange of your 15 hours a week tuition you will receive full board seven days a week and accommodation in your own private room.
Full details of the accommodation will be provided with the placement offer.
Dates & Duration: You are welcome to join the program at any time throughout the year. The exact arrival date in Spain will be agreed with and confirmed by your Host Family.
The minimum stay is 4 weeks, preferably 12 weeks, although for June and July stays it is possible to apply for 3 weeks. South Africans can extend their stay if they enroll in a language course, making them eligible for a student visa as long as they enroll before arriving in Spain. Program Includes: - Accommodation and daily meals 7 days a week.
- Assistance and advice with Host Family placements.
- Assistance and advice during your stay in Spain.
- Welcome pack with complete information via e-mail.
- Airport pick-up. Insurance & Assistance: You will be assisted during your stay in Spain by our staff. Sometimes placements with families do not work out due to differences in lifestyles, views, etc. and in those cases we will find a new host family for you, ensuring you have a pleasant stay.
South Africans need to get health and accident insurance covering the whole stay in Spain.
You will receive by e-mail a welcome pack with complete information about Madrid and its environs, including Spanish schools, culture venues, museums, how to get around the city, contact details of other applicants who live in your area, etc. Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.
Due to the tutor's work schedule with their Host Family it's sometimes not easy to find a suitable Spanish language course. We are partnered with Inhispania, an excellent Spanish private school, that has made a special deal for our applicants, getting suitable course timetables as well as a 15 % discount on regular prices for long term courses (12 or 24 weeks).
The school is situated in the centre of Madrid and offers a young and modern environment in which each student plays an important role. Each year, more than 1200 students choose this excellent school to learn Spanish, which makes it one of the most popular schools in Madrid and an ideal place for students from all over the world to meet and make new friends.
The school wants to offer you more than just a Spanish course, they offer you a great experience, and is exclusively dedicated to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
The students come from all over the world and are usually aged between 18 and 32 years. The majority of students are from Europe and North America, although the school receives students from 60 different countries.
More than 95% of the students come to the school alone enabling them to meet new people and make new friends.
- Guided visits around Madrid.
- Excursions to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, etc.
- Tapas and other Spanish cuisine.
- Spanish films shown at our school.
- International parties.
- Dance classes.
All activities, guidance and assistance are provided without any additional cost (except for trips that are not organized within the school). However, entrance fees, transport costs and food and drink are to be covered by the student. There are also additional costs for cookery lessons and dance classes.
Madrid is a cosmopolitan city with an open character and a meeting point for different nationalities and cultures. Students from around the world find Madrid an exceptional place to learn a language that is already spoken by more than 400 million people worldwide.
There are also plenty of things to be done and seen in the surrounding areas, such as day trips to Segovia, Toledo, Aranjuez, El Escorial, etc.
We organize a Social Program for all of our participants.
We can also accommodate requests from students and tailor made their activities of choice or trips. Costs will be covered by the participants. Activities will be organized with discounted prices for all members.
You will get an invite to join our group on Facebook where you can get in touch with other participants, as well as checking out our social program activities.
|Requirements to join:
- Be aged 18 to 40
- Be fluent in English, German or French. Preferably native speakers
- Be a non-smoker or be willing to refrain from smoking at home
- Be in good health
- Be a good-tempered and flexible person
- Be polite and respectful of the Host Family´s rules and habits
- Enjoy getting to know other cultures and languages
- Formal teaching qualifications are not compulsory, but will strengthen your application
Tutoring Schedule & Leisure Time:
Duties & Responsibilities:
You may receive telephone calls from prospective Host Families to get to know you a bit better before inviting you to their home.
Once the placement is confirmed you will have to agree on a convenient arrival date for sides, you and your host family.
Once you get your plane ticket you should inform your host family and your agent as soon as possible of the arrival details, in order to arrange your pick up.
In the event that you decide to change your starting date on your application form you should inform us immediately.
Visas & Travel Arrangements:
We will provide you with assistance choosing one that suits your needs and budget.
International flights and travel to your host family are not included.
Your host family will pick you up at the airport, train or bus station on your arrival date.
Payments & Cancellations:
Should we not be able to place you with a Host Family after this period you will be entitled to a full refund of the booking fee.
Once the placement is confirmed you will not be entitled to a refund.
Should you decide not to join the program after submitting your application form, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Alternatively, should you decide to change your starting date on your application form the program fee will still be valid. In that case, please inform us immediately.
Methodology: The teaching methods stems from the idea that language is an instrument of communication and that the student is considered to be the centre of the learning process. Our teaching plan and course program are both in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe, and the Curricular Plan of the Instituto Cervantes.
Levels: Courses and levels are established according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. On the first day, students are tested so they are placed in the right level, covering from A1 to C2
Absolute beginners A1:
(No previous knowledge of Spanish)
March 05, 20
April 02, 16, 30
May 14, 28
June 11, 25
July 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
August 06, 13, 20, 27
September 03, 10, 17, 24
October 01, 15, 29
November 12, 26
Levels A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2:
Every Monday, except on bank holidays.
24 weeks: 2375 Euros Short term course: 20 lessons per week: 1 week: 140 Euros
2 weeks: 270Euros
3 weeks: 395 Euros
4 weeks: 520 Euros
5 weeks: 645 Euros
6 weeks: 765 Euros
7 weeks: 875 Euros
8 weeks: 990 Euros
9 weeks: 1120 Euros
10 weeks: 1235 Euros
11 weeks: 1350 Euros
What are you waiting for? Sign up today for this unique cultural experience!
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Also, please enquire about the program costs involved.