Auxiliares de Conversación – North American Language & Culture Assistants Program in Spain
The Auxiliares de Conversación program in Spain places Americans and other English speaking nationalities in Spanish schools to teach students English and various aspects of culture from their said country. For Americans and Canadians, it’s also commonly referred to as the North American Language & Culture Assistant program. It is an incredibly simple way, and one of the only legal ways, to be able to live and work in Spain as an American or Canadian. The application and acceptance process are also very easy with little to no competition in terms of requirements.
The Spanish government – Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte – places admitted applicants in public Spanish elementary, high schools, and some public adult schools. Outside of Madrid, auxiliares de conversación work 12 hours per week and makes 700 euros per month. In Madrid, they work 16 hours per week and make 1,000 euros per month. While it’s certainly not a ton of money, the lower cost of living in Spain makes it a livable wage. Plus, there’s always the opportunity for auxiliares to take on private lessons for some extra cash.
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How to Apply to the Auxiliares de Conversación Program in Spain (updated for 2020-2021)