This information is mostly pertinent to anyone in the Auxiliaries de Conversación program or anyone moving to teach/study in Spain for at least 6 months. Assuming you’ve at least started applying for your visa you’re ready to start preparing to move to Spain. What are your first steps? (Use the links to skip directly to where you … More Move to Spain 1: Arranging Your Move
We’ve talked before about how miserable Jaen is for us. The city of Jaen (spelled properly with an accent: Jaén) is where we have to go to get government work done. Last time we called it hell and a lesson in bureaucracy – as we had to go 5 times to do something that should’ve only taken us … More Renewal Hell: Bureaucracy Lessons 2
In our post about renewal we said we wanted either the Balearic Islands, Pais Vasco or Galicia. We’re pleased to announce we got the Balearic Islands! I’ve been assigned to a joint funded Catholic/Public school that has every age (3-18 years old). My students wear uniforms and the school has been around for centuries. Chris was … More Renewal Placements are In!
So you want to renew with the Auxiliar program? Hopefully this guide can help. If you are having problems logging in or getting through Profex try here. This has been Updated for 2020 as of Jan. 28th. Check for pink to see changes and may the Profex odds be in your favor. #1 Check Your … More How to Renew as an Auxiliares de Conversación
I walked in and miraculously remembered the maze. Go through the principal’s area past another tricky false door and up the stairs. I borrowed my coordinator’s computer to make sure my USB worked – after running around the city looking for internet, then wasting all our data I needed to check. Everything had transferred perfectly and … More First Day of School
After applying and waiting and going through all the estados you’ve finally made it. You have your region assignment and you’ve received your Carta de Nombremiento. Now what do you do? Note: There are a few provinces/areas that will only send it via mail while others send it via email, and others that send it both … More How to: Handle Your Carta de Nombramiento
The Auxiliares de Conversación program is a first come, first served kinda program. You need to be ready to apply at the exact minute the applications open if you want a lower inscrita number (and thus a higher chance of getting where you want). If you are applying as a couple or as friends you will really want … More How to: Apply to the Auxiliares Program
The Auxiliares de Conversación Program or “North American Language and Culture Assistant Program”(I’ll call it the Aux. Program) is, in short, an opportunity to assist teachers in Spain. Who ? Who is qualified for the program? A citizen from Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, United States, Russian Federation, Philippines, Finland, France, … More What is the Auxiliares Program – FAQ