Live in Spain while teaching your native language abroad and experiencing Spanish culture!
Speaking School is one of the leading Spanish organizations in bilingual and natural student-minding services. Our mentoring method is based on a total immersion, with fun and interactive activities and games for every age. The strategy that the program follows is orientated towards interactive stimulation. The students learn in a natural environment where children, teenagers and adults interact with the environment to introduce themselves to the English language in an easy and spontaneous way.
The Speaking School Mentoring Program helps to empower students in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential through a new language. By becoming part of the mentoring program, the mentor can help families develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.
The objective is to seize the opportunity and the space the families provide in the English learning process to establish positive, healthy, and productive mentoring matches that will enhance the student’s social and emotional outcomes. We are focused on positive young and adult development and evidenced-based mentoring practices.
Our teaching jobs in Spain: teach your language to children, teenagers and adults.
Why become a mentor?
Being a mentor is an inspiring adventure and living this would be a great experience in the most exciting cities in Spain. Meet new friends, be a part of our community and discover what makes the Spanish so fascinating.
The schedule of commitment is flexible and based on mentor availability! Mentors and mentees will meet for 1.5 hours (mostly from Mondays to Thursdays and during the afternoons) every week! Mentors have some choice in the families they are matched with, which helps promote natural relationships and simplified bonding. All mentors receive tons of additional activity and relationship support.
You will collaborate with children, teens and adults with our mentoring activities and your own ideas and creativity.
Because you are a native & experienced mentor you will interact with the students and let them learn the language naturally by interacting with you in a real environment, not in a stuffy classroom!
Our mentoring jobs:
- We provide an innovative and educational material with a structured program
- The opportunity of meeting Spanish families and becoming familiar with Spanish culture
- Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
- High hourly earnings and extra bonuses
- Onboarding and training sessions developed with specialists in bilingual education, teachers and educational psychologists held in each city
- Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
- Flexible position according to your timetable
- We work in specific areas of the city with families located in the cities centers
What are the requirements for our teaching jobs in Spain?
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a native level English speaker
- No specific diploma is required but it would be greatly appreciated
- Be interested in working (teaching, babysitting, mentoring) with young people (mostly children) with verified experience
- Preferably with availability to mentor during afternoons
- Living in the city center
- Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
* No specific diploma is essential and there is no minimum level of Spanish language required
Our Teaching Programs
Our program includes scholars between 3 and 99 years old: Everyone is welcome to learn with Speaking School!
The position combines the teaching and the mentoring of the students and teenagers as a form of cultural exchange and valuable knowledge. Through a natural acquisition of the language, the children interiorize words from stories, songs and rhymes in a fun and unconscious way. The objective is to promote attachment and self-esteem.
You will be expected to chat, play, sing and interact with them in English, using resources from the activities we provided through the Speaking School Communication Platform.
Kids Program (4 – 6 years old): The kids program has been developed for children between 4 and 6 years old. In this phase of the program the language is acquired in a fun and motivating way adapting the methodology to their needs and interests.
Up Kids Program (7 – 11 years old): Between 7 and 9 years old we stimulate the necessary ability’s for your child to develop the basic communicative competencies of the English language: comprehension of oral messages and oral communication in English. At 10 and 11 years old the program provides the necessary strategies for your children to encourage their capacity to communicate. A methodology based on cognitive development will allow them to begin to think, reason and act in English.
Tweens Program (12 – 14 years old): The objective is that the teenagers acquire the capacity to understand the information they hear in English and greater fluency in their conversations. With the topic method the teenagers gains confidence to communicate in English. Through everyday conversations they learn to control the English language in any situation.
Teens Program (15 – 17 years old): Teenagers acquire the capacity to understand the information they hear in English and greater fluency in their conversations. With the topic method the teenagers gains confidence to communicate in English. Through everyday conversations they learn to control the English language in any situation. The ability to communicate fluently in English is a basic need for a career. Whether it is a job interview or their professional development they need a high level of English in multiple topics.
Adults Program (+18): The Topic method takes shape thanks to a social problem that is patent in Spain: adults have good reading and writing skills in English, but they are not able to communicate and understand the language in different contexts of language exposure, such as watching a movie or having a conversation in the English language. With this program the student would feel more comfortable to communicate in a space of confidence and using the new language with more fluency.
As a future mentor, you will be in charge of mentor the students through the new language. Adapting yourself to each audience will be key, as you will be free to use our teaching resources, as well as your own ideas and experiences, and material provided by the family and other resources available at their home.
You will also have a team of psychologist and experienced teachers to help you with any situation, and the administrative staff to help you communicate with the family for anything you need.
Most of our teachers work from Mondays to Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and participate with three different families during the scholar year.