2018 Visiting Teachers from Spain Program taking applications

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The Visiting Teachers from Spain for the 2017-18 school year include, from left, Alfonso De Torres Núñez (Kentucky Department of Education world languages consultant), Trinidad González Dopazo of Henry County High School, Carlos Segura Peris of Bryan Station Middle School (Fayette County), José Luis Palao Lacalle of Collins Elementary (Boone County), José David Del Río García of Lincoln County High School, Carlos Pascual Soler of Cardinal Valley Elementary (Fayette County), Elena Rodríguez Luengo of Northern Elementary (Fayette County), and Carlos Berrozpe (education adviser from the Embassy of Spain). Not present in this picture, Larry Ewulu Navarro of Liberty Elementary (Fayette County) and Ana Isabel Franco López of Northern Elementary. Photo submitted by Alfonso De Torres Núñez
The Visiting Teachers from Spain for the 2017-18 school year include, from left, Alfonso De Torres Núñez (Kentucky Department of Education world languages consultant), Trinidad González Dopazo of Henry County High School, Carlos Segura Peris of Bryan Station Middle School (Fayette County), José Luis Palao Lacalle of Collins Elementary (Boone County), José David Del Río García of Lincoln County High School, Carlos Pascual Soler of Cardinal Valley Elementary (Fayette County), Elena Rodríguez Luengo of Northern Elementary (Fayette County), and Carlos Berrozpe (education adviser from the Embassy of Spain). Not present in this picture, Larry Ewulu Navarro of Liberty Elementary (Fayette County) and Ana Isabel Franco López of Northern Elementary.
Photo submitted by Alfonso De Torres Núñez

Apply now to host a visiting teacher from Spain for the 2018-19 school year.

To provide quality instruction in Spanish from native speakers of the language and to promote rich cross-cultural exchange, Kentucky has a formal memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education of Spain that facilitates the placement of visiting educators from Spain in Kentucky schools.

Since 2000, the KDE has worked with the Ministry of Education of Spain to help local school districts fill vacant P-12 Spanish teacher positions, as well as positions for other content areas in the case of schools with dual language immersion programs.

Through this partnership, school districts have the opportunity to hire experienced certified teachers who are eager for a teaching experience in the United States. The teachers have an approved Education Professional Standards Board one-year-limited teaching certification, which may be renewed for as long as they remain in the country in accordance to federal statute.

KDE facilitates initial interviews in Madrid, Spain, in late March or April from a pool of highly-qualified candidates that have been previously screened by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The department sponsors the required J-1 Visa under authority of the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program.

More information is available on the Visiting Teachers from Spain program at the Ministry of Education of Spain’s website. You also can view this video about the program.

For further assistance, visit the Visiting International Teacher Program section of KDE’s world languages webpage, or contact Alfonso De Torres Núñez, KDE world languages consultant, at (502) 564-2106, ext. 4134, or by e-mail at alfonso.detorresnunez@education.ky.gov

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