Hi! I hate to be the bearer of sad new, but the Spanish Ministry Auxiliar de Conversacion Program 2021-2022 has made some changes to the application process. See below screenshot grabbed from the Ministry’s website:
Here’s the translation from Google Translate (sorry my Spanish is still mal):
IMPORTANT: The deadline to request an interview through collaborating institutions (partner schools) has ended.
Due to the large number of applications in the first phase, there are no interview places left for phase 2, for Filipino candidates who wish to apply for a conversation assistant position in Spain for the 2021-2022 academic year. Phase 2 will not open for this call.
This means that the Office of the Education Adviser in the Philippines has already filled its intended slots for Filipinos for next year’s batch of language assistants. Unlike our North American language assistant counterparts, Filipinos vetted by the Ministry are limited to about 200 or 300 per year.
So, if you are:
1. Not from the following partner schools:
- Ateneo de Manila
- University of Santo Tomas
- University of the Philippines Diliman
- De La Salle University
- DeLa Salle – College of St. Benilde
- West Visayas State University
- Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan,
2. From any of the partner schools but have missed their own deadline,
… then better luck next year. 🙁
As the word gets out, more and more Filipinos are interested in coming to Spain as language assistants, so it’s unfortunate that some aspirants have to wait longer to make their plans happen. Stay tuned for more updates about the Ministry Auxiliar de Conversacion Program 2021.