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Visiting Spanish Teacher Scheme

The Visiting Spanish Teacher Scheme is an exciting pilot venture between the Department of Education (DoE) in Ireland and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain (MECS).

This programme has been created to address the shortage of qualified Spanish teachers in Ireland. Similar programmes have been running successfully in other jurisdictions for many years. In addition, the programme offers students in Irish post-primary schools the opportunity to learn how to interact, communicate, understand and respect other cultures and gives schools the opportunity to develop relationships and exchanges with the Spanish schools that these teachers are coming from.

The Visiting Teacher from Spain Programme will provide Irish schools with the opportunity to fill existing vacant Spanish teaching positions. The programme offers you the opportunity to recruit highly qualified Spanish teachers for a period of up to two years.  Visiting teachers from Spain are certified Spanish language teachers with a minimum of two years of experience.

The Visiting Teachers from Spain programme will be overseen by the Department of Education and implemented by Post-Primary Languages Ireland.

See accompanying Factsheet for all summary information: Checklist on Visiting Spanish Teacher Scheme

If you are interested in hosting a teacher please submit this Expression of Interest form by COB on 11th March.