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NORTH AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ASSISTANTS IN SPAIN
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Pashatodd



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:12 am    Post subject: NORTH AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ASSISTANTS IN SPAIN Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

Has anyone ever worked for this program.....
"NORTH AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ASSISTANTS IN SPAIN"
I have just excepted a position in Madrid and was looking for any inside info!
Thanks
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=94239&highlight=north+american+language+culture+assistants+spain

A quick search is always useful.

....except if you've already accepted, this might not be the best news.
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esl_prof



Joined: 30 Nov 2013
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Location: peyi kote solèy frèt

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Please keep us posted on how things work out.
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Pashatodd



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well spank my lazy old ass spiral for not doing a search. Thanks for the link though! Ummmm 2800 euros a month, free apartment in Madrid, heath insurance, $400 towards airfare and 12-16 hours work per week....... Sounds just what a slacker like me needs. With any luck I'll land in a good school and then the rest is up to me. Amazing how far a winning smile gets you! Thanks Prof I will certainly let you know how it all turns out.
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MuscatGary



Joined: 03 Jun 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pashatodd wrote:
Well spank my lazy old ass spiral for not doing a search. Thanks for the link though! Ummmm 2800 euros a month, free apartment in Madrid, heath insurance, $400 towards airfare and 12-16 hours work per week....... Sounds just what a slacker like me needs. With any luck I'll land in a good school and then the rest is up to me. Amazing how far a winning smile gets you! Thanks Prof I will certainly let you know how it all turns out.


Please get me in too.
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AGoodStory



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pashatodd wrote:

Ummmm 2800 euros a month

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Ummmmmm. . . I don't think so.


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happyinshangqiu



Joined: 20 Jan 2015
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Location: Has specialist qualifications AND local contacts.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pashatodd wrote:
Well spank my lazy old ass spiral for not doing a search. Thanks for the link though! Ummmm 2800 euros a month, free apartment in Madrid, heath insurance, $400 towards airfare and 12-16 hours work per week....... Sounds just what a slacker like me needs. With any luck I'll land in a good school and then the rest is up to me. Amazing how far a winning smile gets you! Thanks Prof I will certainly let you know how it all turns out.


I think you are mixing up a Nigerian 911 scam for the government programme - you are 2100 euros out with the wage and with what you have left, you pay rent out of it - rather you than me, chum. Crying or Very sad
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AGoodStory



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pashatodd wrote:
Well spank my lazy old ass spiral for not doing a search. Thanks for the link though! Ummmm 2800 euros a month, free apartment in Madrid, heath insurance, $400 towards airfare and 12-16 hours work per week....... Sounds just what a slacker like me needs. With any luck I'll land in a good school and then the rest is up to me. Amazing how far a winning smile gets you! Thanks Prof I will certainly let you know how it all turns out.


Hmmm. . . another April Fool's joke? Very Happy Otherwise, you got the health insurance and 12-16 hours/week right, but nothing else. (Well, I don't know about the winning smile!)


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AGoodStory



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of a couple of years years ago:

1,000/month in Madrid

700/month elsewhere

No apartment. No airfare.



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esl_prof



Joined: 30 Nov 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AGoodStory wrote:
As of a couple of years years ago:

1,000/month in Madrid

700/month elsewhere

No apartment. No airfare..


Wouldn't this have all been spelled out clearly in a contract or something before the OP accepted the position? It seems strange to accept a job and then go hunting on internet discussion boards for information about salary and benefits.

I'm thinking this is part of the April Fools' joke. Smile
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AGoodStory



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

esl_prof wrote:


Wouldn't this have all been spelled out clearly in a contract or something before the OP accepted the position? It seems strange to accept a job and then go hunting on internet discussion boards for information about salary and benefits.

I'm thinking this is part of the April Fools' joke. Smile


I certainly hope so! Very Happy

But there have been a few scams over the years concerning this program. The scammer purports to be an intermediary agency authorized to process and approve applications--for a fee. Crying or Very sad


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westy



Joined: 27 May 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have up-to-date information about this program? I accepted after reading all the information and nothing in it appeared dodgy at all. I was told I'd be in Madrid, and I'll probably be the oldest (or close) teacher there. Is anyone here currently in the program, or just finishing up? Sounds great for those of us Americans who would love the opportunity to teach in a beautiful European city.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't pay any fees from abroad/up front and don't expect more than 1,000 euro/month max, and you should be ok.
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westy



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're offering 700 Euro per week. No request has been made for money. If it happens, that's when I'd pull out.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

700 per week is a scam. Do let us know when they ask you for money up front!

Seriously, no-one makes 2800 euro monthly in this job market, not even for uni gigs requiring serious upper-level quals.
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