If you enroll in CAPS program you will get:
- A widening and professional experience for your CV.
- To learn the Spanish language and culture.
- Personal enrichment and the experience of living abroad.
- Being part of a school with host family support and a serious qualified organization.
- All your expenses are covered (accomodation, food & transport to school) and you receive a monthly grant. Ample opportunities are available to earn more money.
- You will have to organize your flight to Spain to arrive at least the day before the start of the
program. At the end of the year you will make your own arrangement to return to the UK or Ireland. The
CA ( that is you the conversation assistant ) will have to cover the cost of flights at the beginning and end of the programme and for any holidays during the programme.
The Spanish School will
- Designate a tutor from the school who will help you with your integration and
teething problems that you might have, specially in the first few weeks.
- Provide you with a host family during your time in Spain, details of which will be sent prior to
arrival to Spain. You will have your own room and will be given breakfast and evening meals
during the week and full board at weekends and on school holidays. The family will have at least
one child studying at the school where the CA is placed and the CA will be helped with transport
to and from the school. During the week, lunch will be provided at school.
Spend an academic year in Spain as a conversation assistant in a Spanish Infant, Primary or Secondary School.
- Live with a Spanish family.
- Candidates for the position will Be 18 years-old or older.
- Be educated to A-level or equivalent.
- Have a dynamic and friendly personality, a desire to live in a foreign country and to work with children.
- The Conversation Assistant (CA) will be assigned to an infant, primary or secondary school (mostly infant and primary) in Spain and
will assist with classes of children between the ages of 3 to 16.
- The CA will be present in the school in accordance with the timetable provided. They will
be helping in school a maximum 25 hrs/weekdistributed from Monday to Friday.
- The CA will have the same holidays as the school.
- The CA will be assigned a tutor from the school who will help with the CA´s integration.
The CA will
Communicate to the CA before they arrive their school details and family details in Spain.
Greet and meet the CA at the airport on their arrival.
Help the CA to open a bank account near to the school.
Help the CA to obtain their national identification number (NIE) once they are here in Spain.
Have various tutorials between the CA and the school to monitor their progress and well being in Spain.
Arrange insurance cover in Spain in the case of accident or death to the CA or caused by the CA to a third party.
Attend to any problems they may have within the school.
The CA will assist the teacher and their main role will be to improve the oral ability of the
- Attend the school and follow the timetable previously designed by the school.
- At all times behave in an appropriate, professional manner, particularly in the presence
of children and at school.
- Open a bank account in Spain as soon as you arrive (with the help of your tutor). This will
serve as the account where you will receive your monthly grant.
- You will need to obtain in England or Ireland a European social security card which will give you medical
cover once you are here in Spain.
- Have a tutorial the first month and then every term with the CA to assess their progress and
help them with any problems they may have in Spain, related to the school or the family.
- Speak English at all times in their school.
- Be helped in learning Spanish.
The CA may be given the following tasks under the supervision of the teacher
- Conversation practice.
- Help in the language laboratory.
- Help in the audiovisual rooms.
- Help with oral exams.
- Explaining the culture of their own country.
- Encourage the students to speak.
- Play English games, readings.
- Help prepare displays, complementary material.
The following tasks are not the responsibility of the CA
- Teaching or being responsible for groups of students unattended.
- Preparation or correction of exams, tests, readings or similar activities.
- Physical care of the students.
- On a voluntary basis the CA can participate in extra curriculum activities such as sport and
For American, Australian and Canadian applicants as you are not part of the European Union you will need a visa, instructions as follows:
- Request a student visa application form from your nearest Spanish embassy or consulate, it is in Spanish but you can use an online translation tool.
- Any documentation needed in regard to accommodation and acceptance will be provided by us.