The Teaching Assistant Program TAP5C* covers the needs and demands of today’s educational world. Many Spanish education centers have started to implement bilingual and multilingual programs for their students. Additionally, more and more graduates are choosing to come to Spain in order to improve their Spanish and develop themselves professionally.
TAP5C matches teaching assistants with schools in Andalucía and advises them on ways to promote the school’s bilingual program. SIGE helps schools make the most of their time with the teaching assistant.
The Teaching Assistant Program is not a job, but rather should be considered as an experience in a primary or secondary school. The participant will not sign a work contract. Instead, an agreement is made with schools supported by public funds. Therefore the participant will receive a Student Visa and will not require a Work Visa. The participant will be at their school for 12 hours and week and will be given a monthly stipend of 700€ that will cover living expenses.
All Program prices include a non-refundable fee of €150.
Orientation covers information about the Spanish educational system and methodology, information about getting a cell phone, finding housing, opening a bank account, insurance coverage, etc.
The Teaching Assistant’s primary responsibility is to support the teacher working in the bilingual program. They are not responsible for a class, although they will lead different tasks and activities that support the teacher. The teaching assistant will have these objectives:
The functions of the supervising teacher are the following:
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Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities
(Adapted from the National Standards for Foreign Language Education)