Language assistants

Teach English Abroad in Private Schools and Gain Professional Experience

Meddeas is a Spanish organization that offers different opportunities to teach English abroad for recent graduates, university students, and school leavers. We are internationally renowned for our Language Assistant programmes, and students from main universities in Ireland have already joined them. However, we also provide several options for young professionals and educators interested in teaching abroad. We also conduct interviews every year to incorporate experienced qualified teachers to the schools we work with, which are more than 200.

What Does Meddeas Offer to Irish Students and Recent Graduates?

Candidates interested in teaching English abroad as Language Assistants could join a Spanish private school for one academic year. While teaching English as a foreign language in a school, participants receive formal training (a teaching-related course or TEFL-related course) funded by the programme. This course is provided by the by the School of Education of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC)

Meddeas is a professional organization founded in 2011 that provides participants with a secure monthly grant, a TEFL-related course, ongoing in-country support, initial training and workshops (video: the Induction Meeting), and Spanish public health coverage. Moreover, participants can decide whether living in Spain independently or enjoying the hospitality of a Spanish host family is the best option for them.

Meddeas offers 3 different programs suited to diverse interests and backgrounds to Irish recent graduates interested in teaching English abroad. They aren't required to have any Spanish language skills or previous teaching experience to participate, although it will be valued. In any case, participants will be expected to show commitment and a professional behaviour.



Owner: Multilingual Education Development & Support SL (which operates under the brand name MEDDEAS).
Corporate Address: PC Galaria c/V nº3, 2ºC, 31191 Cordovilla (Spain)
CIF: B71078950
Corporate registration information: tomo 1598 libro 0 folio 107 hoja NA-31714 Inscrip. 1
Phone number: + 34 948 983 539
Data protection officer

Tomas Dawid. NIF: 33432856X
The personal information provided to us via the form on the contact page of (hereinafter the “Website”) will be incorporated into a data file owned by Multilingual Education Development & Support SL (hereinafter “MEDDEAS”) and will be maintained by the same.

The purpose of this file is to manage MEDDEAS’ relationship with the users of the Website and to provide them with the information that they request. In the case that users also request to receive the Newsletter, we will manage their subscription.

The information provided in data collection forms is voluntary. Nonetheless, if it is not provided, we will not be able to provide a service. It is your responsibility to keep your information up-to-date so that it remains accurate. Any false or inaccurate statement produced as a consequence of the data provided, as well as the damages that such information could cause MEDDEAS, is the responsibility of the user.

The personal information provided will be kept so long as its deletion is not requested for up to 6 years.

The legal basis for the processing of your information is your consent.


MEDDEAS will only give access to your personal information to those employees that require it due to the activities they carry out as part of the services purchased. Likewise, your personal information will be transferred, by international data transfers by MEDDEAS, to the Universities that promote our programs or entities or professional collaborators that provide services for these programs, with which MEDDEAS has signed a corresponding personal information processing agreement.


All users have the right to obtain confirmation of whether MEDDEAS is processing personal information that concerns them.

Those interested in doing so have the right to access their personal information, as well as to request the rectification of inaccurate information, or, when applicable, to request its deletion when, among other reasons, this information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

Under certain circumstances, the parties in question will be permitted to request the restriction of the processing of their personal information, in which case this information will only be conserved in order to exercise or defend any claim.

Under certain circumstances, and for reasons related to their particular situation, the parties in question will be permitted to oppose the processing of their personal information. MEDDEAS will cease to process information, except in the case there are compelling legitimate grounds, or for defending against potential claims.

Users can exercise the aforementioned rights at any time by sending a written request to the following email address: In order to process the request, it will be necessary to verify the user’s identity. Therefore, this written request must include the user’s full name, the petition in which the request is stated, address for the purpose of notifications, date, signature, and a photocopy of an ID card or other valid identification document. The exercise of these rights will by no means affect access to the webpage.

For more information on the exercise of rights, you can access the website of the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

If you believe that there is a problem with the way in which MEDDEAS is processing your information, you can direct your claims to the corresponding data protection agency which, in the case of Spain, is the Spanish Data Protection Agency

Protection of the personal information of minors

MEDDEAS does not foresee processing the personal information of minors. Under all circumstances, the collection of personal information from minors will only be permitted in cases in which the minors are over the age of 14 and grant their express consent. Under this age, they must have the authorization of their parents or legal guardians

Modification of the Privacy Policy

MEDDEAS is permitted to modify the present Privacy Policy at any time and publish this in successive versions on the Website. Under all circumstances, MEDDEAS will provide prior notice of the modifications to the present policy that affect users so that they are able to accept these modifications.

The present Privacy Policy was updated on 24/05/2018 © MEDDEAS (Spain). All rights reserved.

We never spam applicants or share their contact details

Meddeas: The Basics

teach english abroad with meddeas

Meddeas is a Spanish organization present in six countries. It provides support to bilingual teaching in schools, in order to improve students' foreign language skills and promote a real cultural immersion and knowledge of other countries


  • - Commitment to a job well done
  • - Safe teaching and living environment
  • - Flexibility and adaptability
  • - Professionalism
  • - Global vision of the school
  • - Social responsibility (educational projects)

teach english obroad with meddeas

Meddeas promotes structured Language Assistant programmes, in which participants cooperate in Spanish schools to encourage oral practice in English. Irish participants from main universities in the country have added valuable skills to their CVs through our programmes

Different Programmes to Teach Abroad Suited to Diverse Profiles

Highlights of Teaching Abroad with Meddeas

  • More than 200 schools all over Spain
  • Professional placement in a Spanish school, teaching 20 hours per week
  • Certified course given by a Spanish university and paid by the programme
  • Guaranteed monthly allowance, more than enough to live in Spain as a young professional
  • Lodging options: independent housing or full board accommodation with a volunteer host family
  • Spanish public healthcare coverage
  • Help opening a bank account
  • Programme run by a serious and professional organisation
  • Ongoing in-country support from the school's tutor and from Meddeas
  • Initial training and teaching workshops
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the programme
  • Children aged two to eighteen. Learners' English levels range from beginner to advanced
  • Paid school holidays (except for the summer period)
  • No fees attached

Tips to Teach English Abroad


Living in Spain is as safe as living in any other EU country, but much more affordable than Ireland, for example.

Teaching English abroad with Meddeas is a great experience, but participants must remember that it takes commitment and involvement. If they are looking for cheap holidays, they've come to the wrong place!

Participants will need much more initiative and autonomy than a teaching assistant, developing specific skills that will make them grow personally and professionally.

Most participants make friends for life - don't miss the chance to discover our culture!

Testimonials: Meddeas' Programmes Former Participants

testimonial jessica

"I have fully immersed myself in Spanish culture and learned about it; become more confident speaking in front of a group and more assertive. I have not only acquired professional experience, but it has also been a great opportunity for me to transition from the university to the professional world." 

Jessica S., recent graduate from University College Dublin, Ireland

testimonial christian

"Meddeas did an incredible job in my placement and in helping me throughout my journey whether it was answering my questions or helping me figure out my required documents. They have also done a great job on following up and I truly felt like they cared about participants."

Christian T., recent graduate from California State University, US

testimonial Harriet

"This experience has been amazing for me and I have loved every minute of it. Living with a host family is a great way for me to experience Spanish life as well. I think that, if given the opportunity, everyone should give teaching English abroad a go as it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done."

Harriet S., recent graduate from Cardiff University, UK

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