April 21, 2006

Be an American cultural ambassador by working as a teacher assistant in Spain

The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain in the U.S. and Canada is offering grants to fill over 400 vacancies for teacher assistants in the Spanish regions of Madrid, Andalucía, Aragón, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-León, Extremadura, Madrid, Pais Vasco (Vasque Region) and La Rioja.

The program was established by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in an effort to broaden the language and cultural ties between the U.S., Canada and Spain.

The grantee will work a load of *12 hours per week as an assistant to an English language teacher with duties that will be arranged by the school. Further from assisting in the classroom, the grantee may be requested to participate in class presentations, attend workshops, field trips, sporting events and student activities.

Grantees are encouraged to undertake the role of cultural ambassadors by sharing with the Spanish students their experience of living in an American society in order to enrich their learning experience.

At the same time the grantee will enjoy a basic monthly allowance of $744.00, medical insurance, paid holidays, a teacher orientation course and a diploma of participation in the program.

The grantee will start working in September of 2006 until the end of the school year on June 30, 2007.

The DEADLINE to submit an application has been extended up MAY 31st.

The prospective candidates are required to:

• Hold a U.S. / Canadian passport.

• Be enrolled in the final year of a B.A., B.S., M.A., or M.S. study program, or hold any of such University Degrees. The University Degrees must have been completed within seven years prior to 2006.

• Be in good physical condition.

• Have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish.

Further information about this program can be found in:

English: www.sgci.mec.es/usa/AC/indexing.shtml

Spanish: www.sgci.mec.es/usa/AC/indexesp.shtml

To apply online please visit:

http://www.bethesdamulti media.com/consejeria/06auxiliar/ficha.cfm

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