Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte - Gobierno de España

Estados Unidos

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

  NEWS: June 24 , 2014 -  AUXILIARES 2014-2015

PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE 2014-2015

The application period is now closed.

We have already finished assigning positions in the different regions in Spain. From now on there will be few positions left.

Once you receive an assignment in a region, you must accept it within the first five days after you receive an electronic notification. Follow the steps below on how to accept an assignment. The offer is for a region, and not for a specific city or school, which will be assigned in a later stage.

Once you have accepted your position, you need to receive a letter from the region, which will outline the town or city as well as the school you have been assigned to. This letter is necessary for you to apply for your visa. The Departments of Education are now preparing those letters and it can take some time for you to receive them.

Please, check the document “VISA APPLICATION MANUAL”, available in section 1 below  to learn more about the process and to find out the Consulate you need to send in your application to. We kindly ask you to address any concern regarding your visa to the Consulate of Spain you belong to.


   DOCUMENTS

Please look at the documents that are on our website where you will find answers to all your questions:

MANUALS


APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR NEW CANDIDATES
PROFEX MANUAL FOR NEW CANDIDATES: English   - Spanish
INFORMATION FOR RENEWALS  AND APPLICATION MANUAL FOR RENEWALS   (Spanish)                       

                                                                                                                                                     LOG INTO PROFEX

OTHER DOCUMENTS


CHECKLIST FOR APPLICANTS
GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCE LETTER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (F.A.Q.)  
CONTACT COMUNIDADES AUTONOMAS
PDF PRINTOUT FORM EXAMPLE
 


 IMPORTANT UPDATES AND COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION

Please note that once you submit your application, you can no longer modify or edit it. Before submitting your application, please revise all the information carefully and make sure all the documents have been uploaded.

No change in your region preference order will be granted after you have submitted your application.

You can follow the selection process on PROFEX. First, all the documents will be verified and we will check that you are eligible for the program "admitida'. Once you are 'admitida', you will have to wait to receive an assignment (typically mid-April).

 


  UPDATES AND COMMUNICATIONS

  1. QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR VISA

Read about the visa process: 

GETTING MY VISA IN U.S.A.

GETTING MY VISA IN CANADA

Please, ADDRESS YOUR QUESTIONS TO YOUR CORRESPONDING CONSULATE for your visa application. The staff of the Consulates will be happy to assist you in this process.

  a. Consulates of Spain in the U.S.A.

        www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/WASHINGTON/es/Embajada/Paginas/Consulados.aspx

  b. Consulates of Spain in Canada

         www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/OTTAWA/es/Embajada/Paginas/Directorio.aspx

Remember, you will not be able to work on your visa or your appointment with your Consulate until you receive a formal job offer specifying your assignment (carta de nombramiento) from the Regional Office of Education (Consejería de Educación) that will employ you in Spain. Your contact person in your Comunidad Autónoma will be able to help with this important document.

   2. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT 

Please, read the instructions below on how to accept your assignment in PROFEX. You must accept within the first five days of the electronic notification of your assignment: How to accept your assignment in PROFEX  

Please, follow these instructions in detail to succeed in the acceptance of your assignment. On occassion, PROFEX can experience technical difficulties. Please, give it a few minutes and revisit the instructions on how to accept your assignment to make sure you are doing it correctly.

  3. CONTACT YOUR COMUNIDAD AUTÓNOMA FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ASSIGNMENT

If you have questions about your specific assignment, the specific city or town where you will be located, the Fall Orientation for the new auxiliares, or any other information regarding the Autonomía where you just accepted your position, please, send an email to the contact person/email address provided: CONTACT COMUNIDADES AUTÓNOMAS 

  4. NO CHANGES IN THE REGION OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT WILL BE GRANTED

Your assignment has ben granted based on the preferences you expressed in your application, and the availability in the different Comunidades Autónomas. We have always tried to give you one of your top choices, but it has not always been possible, particularly during the last couple of weeks, when a lot of the regions had no positions left.

No changes in the region of your assignment are possible. Exchanging positions with candidates in different regions is not possible, either.

  5. HOW DO I DECLINE MY ASSIGNMENT? VERY IMPORTANT!

Those candidates who fail to accept or decline within the five days after the electronic notification of their assignment will be automatically withdrawn by PROFEX, and WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

However, we understand that for some of you, some unforseen circumstances may lead you to declining an assignment even after you accepted.  If you have to decline, please inform us at your earliest convenience by sending an email to: renuncias.auxnort@mecd.es 

In your email, please include the following information:

a. Your first and last name.

b. Your inscripción number.

c. The region you were assigned to.

d. The reason why you had to decline your assignment.

If you inform us in a timely fashion and justify your withdrawal from the program, this will not have a negative impact on your application in forthcoming years, and somebody else will be able to take your spot.

Thank you for your understanding and for informing us!

  6. HOW DO I UPDATE MY PASSPORT NUMBER?

If you want to update your passport number, please write an email to profex.soporte@mecd.es

  7.FOR CANDIDATES WHO JUST RECEIVED AN ASSIGNMENT

If you just received an assignment, please wait patiently for your carta de nombramiento. Communicate with your contact in your Comunidad Autónoma  and tell them when you will be arriving.

Write to your U.S. / Canadian Regional Education Advisor for assistance obtaining an earlier appointment at your Consulate if there is the option.
 

CONTACT YOUR REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION IN SPAIN
Please, for specific questions (your late arrivals, if you just received your assignment or carta de nombramiento, your specific assignment, etc.), address your question to your contact in the Comunidad Autónoma you have been assigned to, as they are the ones who can provide you with the most accurate and update information.

 Please, look up the contacts for the Program Coordinators at the Regional Offices of Education in Spain

 


THE PROGRAM:  LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

   PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE 2014-2015  

 TESTIMONIALS

   Read, watch and learn about former auxiliares de conversación

 


   CONTACT US 

Candidates are kindly asked to address us any doubt not included in the Manual.

For general information or to check an application status, just refer the application guidelines, FAQ or access PROFEX.

norteamericanos@mecd.es  

Or look up our Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports homepage for AUXILIARES DE CONVERSACIÓN

If you have a technical problem with PROFEX, please contact profex.soporte@mecd.es

Our webpage is updated on a regular basis.    


   

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