The BEDA Application Period Has Begun!

Hello lovely readers!!

I just wanted to make a quick post to inform you that BEDA opened their application process at the beginning of November. The link where you can read more about the program and get the application/instructions is HERE.

So if you would like to be a language assistant here in Spain like me, get your application in! The closing date for applying is January 31, 2013.

The ministry program won’t be opening their application process until December, so now is the perfect time to apply to BEDA if you’re thinking of applying to both programs so that you aren’t filling out the applications for the two programs at the same time.

As always, if you have any questions please ask me 🙂 I know how daunting the application process can be.

¡Hablamos Luego!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yesenia
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 17:16:59

    I think I may apply for this program after I complete my second year with the ministry. Do you know if that is possible?


    • Yari
      Nov 14, 2012 @ 17:25:28

      Yes, you can apply to BEDA even if you’ve already done that ministry program. The only thing is you will have to go back home and apply for a new visa because even though both programs are with a student visa, since they are different programs they require their own visa. I know of a lot of people who have gone from the ministry program to BEDA and vice-versa.


  2. Elisa
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 20:36:06

    So, I’ve been quietly lurking around your blog for a while, knowing that I wanted to apply to the BEDA program this year 🙂

    I have a million questions, pretty much, but I’ll start with asking if everyone is notified at the same time about their status with BEDA the same way the Ministry does it? Or is it like a rolling basis?


  3. Laura Jean
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 15:17:27

    Hi! I do have a few questions (a lot!) and I do not mind if you cannot answer them all since it is almost its own blog post?

    Was it easy to communicate with your coordinator about the problems at your first school? How much time do you have to have for planning? How many hours was your first school vs second? How much time does your mandatory class take? How much assistance does the program give with getting all your paperwork/cards/bank/apt when you got there? Do you have after school programs too? Do they pay extra or are they just optional? Do you teach private lessons? Is the pay enough to live on? How long after you apply is your interview and is acceptance? Do you have to apply very early (do I still have a chance)?


    • Yari
      Dec 18, 2012 @ 20:19:12

      I just made a post answering some of these questions, but I’ll write responses to the ones I neglected.
      It was very easy to communicate with my coordinator about my problems at the first school. I emailed her a few times and when I really felt that I needed immediate action, I called her. She is great at getting in touch with you and trying to help you as best she can.
      As far as the time for planning, it really depends on how much responsibility your school gives you. At my current school, me and the English teach meet during our free period and plan out the lessons for the following week, so I don’t really need much time at all. When I was at the first school, however, I needed a few hours.
      At my new school, I work 18 hours. At the other one, I had 24.
      Most people do not do after-school programs. Those aren’t part of BEDA. My one class a week that I have with my older students is scheduled for after school ends, but it’s not a program…it’s just the only time they had available for me.
      I don’t teach private lessons but that is only because I am an au pair. If not, I would DEFINITELY be teaching private lessons.
      Hope I answered most of your questions between my post and this comment. If you have any others, let me know 🙂


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