Paid internship teaching English in Spain

Instituto Hemingway

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Course description

This English teaching internship programe is a perfect opportunity for all enthusiastic undergraduate or recent graduate students who are looking for a placement abroad to finalize their studies. In case you need an agreement of part of your Uni studies that is also welcome. If you just want to have an experience abroad

Main tasks

Assisting classes and main teachers for optimal results
Aiding students with aspects such as pronunciation and grammar
Enriching the students' knowledge in the English culture and values
Facilitating activities such as group tasks.

Requirements

English level to a native standard
Any previous teaching experience or experience with childs is a plus
Most of the programs require an average of 15 hours pre week

Benefits:

15 hours per week
200 € per month + free participation in cultural activities organized by School.
We also offer relocation support, helping students with accommodation, documentation and any other possible support.

Minimum stay:

From one week on

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
15 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 55 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
01 May 2020, 25 Jul 2020, 15 Aug 2020

Instituto Hemingway does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Afternoon session
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Bilbao.

Class size

Average 5 students
Maximum 10 students

Student age

Age range 12 years old and older
Average 26 years old
(20 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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"Fantastic!"

Chiufang Hwang, student from USA

Fantastic! Carlos is very well prepared - the best!

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Date of study
9 Sep 2019 - 10 Sep 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Learnt a lot and hard lots of fun"

janette brown, student from UK

At Instituto Hemingway, I Ioved the lessons because they were very fun, interactive and educational.
I think that the location of the language school is very good because of how accessible it is.
I thought that the teachers/ classmates were very nice.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"I really improved my Spanish in the school and in my host family, who were wonderful, and there were plenty of other activities to do.."

Florian Mengyou Howes, student from Germany

My host family was very hospitable, relaxed with the two of us staying with them, and welcoming, including the big dog. I liked how talkative they were, especially the father. They treated me almost like a family member, but weren't too intrusive. It was a good environment for learning Spanish, and getting to know Spanish people, and not like a hotel. As a teenager staying away from home for more than a day or two for the first time, and in a foreign country, that was very important.
Our teacher was very active and ethusiastic, didn't need to speak any language other than only Spanish with us for us to learn, and emphasised the students communicating in Spanish among themselves in class.
It was great to do things with other students, including those from other courses, outside class. That helped staying motivated every day.
Studying together with people from all sorts of different countries and ages all sharing a strong interest in learning the language created a bond between us. Learning Spanish in high school has some of this, but at the Instituto Hemingway the experience was something special. I have a special interest in phonetics and variations in language in general, topics which our teacher addressed very well.
At one point I lost track of my surfing lessons. My father says that Jose Lopez at Instituto Hemingway was very helpful and quick in resolving the problem.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
5 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Friendly, flexible and efficient language school"

Taina Mertalo, student from Belgium

I liked the Instituto Hemingway very much - the staff and teachers were very friendly and flexible, and always tried their best to accommodate the wishes of the students. They also had free activities for their students every day! The atmosphere was good and teachers were professional. I learned a lot in two weeks!

The school is located conveniently in the centre of town, next metro and just a few steps from the old town.

I chose family stay which was OK and I got to practice my Spanish. Of course it is always a bit difficult to adapt to the everyday life in somebody's home, it is never exactly what you expect - but overall it was good.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
19 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Interesting experience"

Lenka Brosens, student from Belgium

The experience was very interesting. The teachers are really good, the school is well located and the classes are long but very educational. I must say that I learned a lot. I was very lucky being placed in a warm and welcoming family, but I do know that many of my classmates weren't as lucky. Thank you for the experience.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
29 Jul 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Wonderful"

Semih Özer, student from Denmark

As a place, I expected a bigger one in which the classes would be larger than the reality. However, the location and the view from the school as well as the warm-hearted staff and management made me ignore this little fact.

The classes were quite nice, however, sometimes it was a little too much of playing games rather than learning grammar and how to speak. But overall, I really enjoyed my time there.

The activities the school provided without charging anyone were super cool and I am really thankful for this fact. By the niceness of everybody there, they made my time really worthy by being present in their school.

The school could have provided me a house in the inner city, however, I had found a cheaper option in AirBnB, which was the reason why I did not take their houses.

Overall, I would not think I wouldn't be wanting to go back home after my classes in a month had come to an end, but because of all the experiences the school and the staff gave; I did not genuinely want to leave Bilbao.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
15 Jul 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very satisfied"

Jean-Louis Pelissier, student from France

I enjoyed this experience of refreshing the Spanish language. The administrative staff and the teacher were competent and pleasant. For my part I was staying near the institute in a hotel in the center of Vasco Vieja in Bilbao, which made my travels easier.
In conclusion, I am very satisfied with this 15-day experience.
Thank you for your professionalism.
Best regards
JLP

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was easy to adjust the level where I was assigned, and I liked the other class better as it was suited to my ability."

Laura Kritz, student from USA

I felt welcomed when I arrived, given a book for my level based on what I submitted with my application. I do think that I should have been given a test first, as it would have been more accurate. After the first day, I realized that it was above my ability and asked to change classes. From the second day, I felt better and was pleased with the teacher who was very flexible and had many opportunities to have practice conversations. I was amazed that she was able to deal with students coming and going -one day started with 7 students and ended with 15. As a former teacher myself, I was impressed. It was also very interesting to see the number of different countries represented in the classes.
The location was good, I was in an airbnb only 5 minutes away.
I did not join in any of the activities because my husband was with me and would not have wanted to come. So, I did not need housing either.
The only thing I could say that I did not like is that we we were given a book which was not used. Perhaps if I had taken a longer course, it would have been used.

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Date of study
27 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Wonderful, fun and very flexible, I really enjoyed it!"

Elizabeth Murphy, student from USA

The teachers, support staff, and materials were very helpful. So were the conversational tasks to listen and speak.
I even had to cancel the first week due to illness, and Jose at Hemingway assured me I could come back and take the class again. Que bueno y mucho gusto! I would recommend.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
20 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very good school, highly engaged teacher, very personal atmosphere, interesting excursions, good accommodation"

Thomas Kurzawa, student from Switzerland

The school is domiciled in central Bilbao, easy to reach and ideal for starting excursions. The facilities were limited in space, but with little impact on the lessons. The teacher I had was highly motivated, sometimes talking little long in my class of motivated adults eager to express themselves.

Excursions were attractive, one teacher (Theo) took me to museums despite being the only participant. He knows a lot about history and society and is open to broad conversations about all aspects of life.

The people at front desk are very helpful and Jose and Alfredo are always open for questions and good tips. To mention the sophisticated wine seminars of Alfredo in particular.

Accommodation was walking distance to the school, the couple who accommodated me offered a warm hospitality, open for discussions on all aspects of life in Bilbao.

Bilbao is an attractive city with broad cultural offers, open and friendly to visitors.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
11 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Engaging, friendly and fun"

Alice Wright, student from UK

It is impossible to find something I did not like about Instituto Hemingway - the classes were a perfect balance between learning new things and practicing the old, the teachers were all very friendly, and being so close to the river was lovely, in such an amazing city. I really enjoyed all the activities that I took part in, and will certainly consider coming back in a few years’ time.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
1 Jun 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"The perfect school to learn or to improve your Spanish"

Anthony Peters

I joined the School knowing no Spanish at all, starting from scratch, and after 13 weeks I can say that I can understand, communicate, and speak Spanish with no difficulties at all. The teachers were VERY kind and patient. I really loved the lessons and had a really good time. The location was fantastic, as it was next to all public transportation networks, the leisure and cultural activities are the best of their kind, and Bilbao is the best city in Spain to learn Spanish. Why? There are very few tourist foreigners because all tourists tend to go to same places. Do not go to all typical places you see on the media. It is like a theme park and you need to search for more authentic places. Bilbao is always on the top ranking of Spanish cities in terms of quality of life. We were very few students in class and that made a difference too. I was accommodated in a shared apartment of school next to the bullring and it was a great experience too. My single room (no lockers like in most of apartments here in Spain) was enough for me, and the apartment with Wi-Fi and all facilities were great. All in all, it was a great School and I had a great experience. Adios amigos!

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Duration of study
13 weeks
Date of study
2 Feb 2015 - 8 May 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

Instituto Hemingway offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 330
weekly
Age range: 14 - 76 years old
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 7 - 32 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 330
Living in a Host Family
Our carefully selected host families will welcome you straight away and treat you like an additional member of the family. This way you will feel right at home. Host families also provide the perfect opportunity to practice what has been learnt in the classroom. Speak to your host family and learn first hand about the Spanish way of life and their customs.

Living with a host family makes your stay that bit easier because you don't have to worry about cooking or laundry. All linen and towels are included. Our families are happy to help you out and you can ask them about the best places to go in the area and other questions.

You can choose between two options for the host family stay:

Half board, including two meals: breakfast (light) and dinner (9-10 p.m)
Full board, including three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast and dinner are light and late in Spain. Main meal is lunch. Many students choose families to practice or improve their Spanish but students lose independence and have to follow some rules. There are so many opportunities to practise your Spanish outdoors..We recommend host families for students below 18 or over 55. Our shared apartments or private apartments are at a walking distance to School whereas for host families you need to take public transportation generally speaking.

The families can adapt their cooking to your particular needs or special diet if you inform us in advance.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

A$ 383
weekly
Age range: 14 - 85 years old
Location: In the city center of Bilbao
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Free internet and tV room
Distance to school: 5 - 35 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 383
Living in a Host Family

Our carefully selected host families will welcome you straight away and treat you like an additional member of the family. This way you will feel right at home. Host families also provide the perfect opportunity to practice what has been learnt in the classroom. Speak to your host family and learn first hand about the Spanish way of life and their customs.

Living with a host family makes your stay that bit easier because you don't have to worry about cooking or laundry. All linen and towels are included. Our families are happy to help you out and you can ask them about the best places to go in the area and other questions.

You can choose between two options for the host family stay:

Half board, including two meals: breakfast and dinner.
Full board, including three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Meals will be eaten with the family.

The families can adapt their cooking to your particular needs or special diet if you inform us in advance.

Breakfast and dinner are light and late in Spain. Main meal is lunch. Many students choose families to practice or improve their Spanish but students lose independence and have to follow some rules. There are so many opportunities to practise your Spanish outdoors..We recommend host families for students below 18 or over 55. Our shared apartments or private apartments are at a walking distance to School whereas for host families you need to take public transportation generally speaking.
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Student residence - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 782
weekly
Age range: 14 - 85 years old
Address: Calle Cortes 38, bilbao, Vizcaya 48003, Spain
Location: In the city center of Bilbao
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, computers, free internet, tV room, carpet, air conditioning, heating, and sports facilities
Distance to school: 5 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 782
The student residence is a new building, built in 2004 and is located only 5 minutes from the school, right in the centre of Bilbao.

Designed for ultimate independence, here you will have your own room with a study desk and wardrobe and also your own en suite bathroom and kitchenette area with microwave, hob, fridge and sink.

The residence has communal areas where you can meet other students from Instituto Hemingway and from the local universities.

Visit the webpage www.resa.es and select "Bilbao" to find more information on this option.

At Instituto Hemingway we have a special arrangement for our students. You can reserve and pay directly with us, for the same price and conditions but with three great advantages.

We will send you immediate confirmation, without any delays or paperwork.
You will not need to give a deposit
Everything is included in the price, water, electricity, cleaning service etc.
We will lent you a set of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment to use in your kitchen.
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Shared apartment - 4-person shared room - No meals

A$ 243
weekly
Age range: 18 - 99 years old
Location: In the city center of Bilbao
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: 4-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, free internet, tV room, carpet, and heating
Distance to school: 8 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 243
This is a great option if you prefer a more independent way of living. It is also a perfect way to make friends of many different nationalities and to automatically know some other students from the school.

You have your own bedroom and our apartments are at a walking distance from School. Kitchen and bathrooms are shared.

In your bedroom you will have a bed, desk, wardrobe, blankets and sheets plus everything you need to study and to relax. Don't forget that you will have to share some household chores with your flat mates even though the apartment is cleaned privately once a week. The apartment has a kitchen with all things you need to have a confortable stay. It also has a WIFI internet connection and once a week there is cleaning service.

Recommended for independent people over 18 years of age. Cleaning service once per week.

Water, gas and electricity are included in the price.

Deluxe room in shared apartment

A$ 304
weekly
Age range: 14 - 99 years old
Location: In the city center of Bilbao
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 6 - 14 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 304
Distinctive, spacious, and refined, this Deluxe room delivers a high standard of accommodation in the heart of Bilbao’s cosmopolitan city. Student living of this calibre enables a quality and relaxed lifestyle, in a tranquil apartment that caters to the demands of modern student life. With a double bed (1.50m), extra confort mattress, desk and ample wardrobe space, this Deluxe room is your ultimate home away from home. This room has 17 square metre

Premium Private Apartment

A$ 452
weekly
Age range: 18 - 99 years old
Location: In the city center of Bilbao
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, and free internet
Distance to school: 10 - 12 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 452
Ideal if you would prefer to have a private apartment and you are looking for somewhere more independent and intimate or somewhere to share with your family, partner or friends. Our apartments are at a walking distance to School

We have a modern and functional apartment available complete with a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, dining room, bedding and crockery. There is also a refrigerator, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. It comes with WIFI and is cleaned on a weekly basis by our cleaning service.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 100 € when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Bilbao based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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