The English Teaching Assistant International Internship program at Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio offers native-level English speakers the opportunity to gain experience in teaching English as a Second Language by interning as a Teaching Assistant at a primary or secondary school in Madrid or in Asturias. UAX has developed a network of schools and works collaboratively to place and support program applicants.

While program support is provided by the ISEP coordinator at UAX, students will live in host communities in and around the cities of Madrid and Oviedo and will therefore be expected to be fairly independent.


In addition to the combined ISEP housing and meals stipend, students in this program can expect earn an additional 175€ per week depending on the hours they want to teach. Students participating in this program can therefore expect a total monthly stipend of 900€ to 1000€.  

While housing assistance is provided by the UAX International Relations Office and their host school, participants are ultimately responsible for arranging their own housing, signing their housing contract and paying monthly rent with their stipend. Students also use their stipend to purchase groceries, meals in restaurants and at their teaching site.

In order to receive their stipend participants are required to open a local bank account after their arrival in Spain. Due to the administrative procedures involved, the first stipend payment takes up to four weeks to disburse. Students should have sufficient funds to cover expenses during this initial period (housing and meals, refundable housing deposit, etc.) and budget accordingly. The first stipend payment will include benefits beginning from students' start date. All ISEP students are expected to budget their housing and meal stipend, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips as well as checking out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

Program Website

Course Description

This for-credit internship grants 30 ECTS (15 US credits) per semester.

As part of the program students are paired with a faculty mentor at their host school. Mentors are responsible for helping the English Teaching Assistant organize their classes and offering teaching advice. Teaching Assistants in this program can expect a weekly work commitment between 20 and 35 hours.

Example Tasks:

- Assist in classes

- Help students with grammar and pronunciation

- Facilitate activities like group tasks

- Enrich students knowledge and culture 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio is a young, dynamic private university. The university gained its charter from Parliament with the goal of educating students for the future competitive world market....


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Education Recommended!

    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 90
  • IELTS Score: 7
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: C2 - Superior-Distinguished
  • LPR Reading Score: C2 - Superior-Distinguished
  • LPR Listening Score: C2 - Superior-Distinguished
  • LPR Speaking Score: C2 - Superior-Distinguished
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Please upload the following materials to the "additional documents" section of your ISEP application:

1) A current C.V. (resume)

2) A letter of intent outlining your interest in and qualifications for the program and how this internship will help meet your academic and personal goals. 

Other Academic Conditions

In order to participate in this program, students must be native English speakers and either be an education major at their home university or have significant experience working with children and/or in the field of education.

Due to the independent nature of the program, students should have enough Spanish language experience to navigate daily life in their host communities. All students must submit an ISEP Language Evaluation showing at least an A2 level.

Please upload the following materials to the "additional documents" section of your ISEP application:

1) A current C.V. (resume)

2) A letter of intent outlining your interest in and teaching qualifications for the program and how this internship will help meet your academic and personal goals. 

All students placed on the program by ISEP will be required to complete a Skype interview with UAX, and then their application including C.V. and letter of intent will be sent out to prospective placements. A successful Skype interview with UAX and acceptance by a host primary or secondary school is a condition of participation in this program. 

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

Select a semester to calculate the price. Semesters are named according to host university's calendar.

Loading Semester Data...

Semester Tuition

  • Priority Admissions Deadline: {{schedule.semester.semesterTranslation.displayPriorityDeadline}}
  • Chance of Placement: {{}}
  • Application Deadline: {{schedule.applicationDeadline}}
  • Average Classes Per Week: {{schedule.semester.classesPerWeek}}
  • Average Class Hours Per Week: {{schedule.semester.hoursPerWeek}}

Required Expenses



University Deadline: {{child.studentDeadline | date:'longDate'}}

{{plan.housingPlan.getNumPeopleDisplay()}} , accommodates dependents {{plan.housingPlan.url}}

Optional Expenses



University Deadline: {{child.studentDeadline | date:'longDate'}}

{{plan.housingPlan.getNumPeopleDisplay()}} {{plan.housingPlan.url}}
{{}} ,

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain



Select a Semester

Total: US$0



{{}} Options

Housing (Estimate) TBD Home University Housing Price (Included) Options

Meals (Estimate) Home University Meals Price Options

{{addonType}} US${{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.selectedAddonDisplaySums[addonType]}} (Estimate) Options

ISEP Application Fee US$100

ISEP Acceptance Fee US$425


Program Deadlines
Chances of Placement: {{}}
Program added.View application
Program saved.View all
{{ programScheduleCollection.Message }}