Category Archives: Teaching in Spain

How to apply for a Spanish Criminal Record Certificate

If you are applying for a Visa, either to Spain or another country, you may need to provide a Spanish Criminal Record Certificate if have you lived in Spain for longer than 6 months during the past 5 years. Due … Continue reading

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How to Get a Walk-in Apostille for Spain Visa Documents

Okay, first of all, does anyone know how to pronounce the word Apostille? A site I found via Google breaks it down phonetically as a-poss-steal. That means I’ve probably been saying it incorrectly throughout years of applying for various visas… … Continue reading

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Why I Recommend Avoiding the Foreigner’s Office of Jaén

It is basically like this:

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Update Regarding 2nd Year NIE Renewal Process

This post is intended for current teaching assistants in Spain (auxiliares de conversación) who are planning to teach again for the 2011-12 school year. I cannot provide definitive information on the NIE renewal processs (I don’t think anybody can, because … Continue reading

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How to Renew your NIE for Second-Year Auxiliares

UPDATE, May 24, 2011: Please take the following information with a grain of salt. It seems like Jaén is not accepting renewal applications anymore so it’s very possible that my request will be denied later this summer. Eve posted more … Continue reading

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Carnival in the Sierras of Southern Spain

There’ve been a lot of events lately with Erika’s birthday, Andalucí­a Day, Teacher Day, and most recently, Carnival. I spent last year’s Carnival in New Orleans and the one before that in Rio de Janeiro, so it was interesting to … Continue reading

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Happy Andalucía Day

Technically Andalucí­a Day is on February 28th but in true Spanish fashion it seems to be a multi-day celebration. The festivities began today with free sandwiches at school–ham and olive oil, surprise surprise–and the singing of the regional anthem. And … Continue reading

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How to Get the FBI Background Check and Apostille for Auxiliares Program

This is a follow-up to Eve’s FAQs about teaching English in Spain in order to answer some questions about the FBI Background Check. Applying for this document can be confusing, so this should clarify things a bit. Disclaimer: Last year … Continue reading

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How to Get a Job Teaching English in Spain

Recently a few people have emailed me about the teaching program I’m doing in Spain. This topic is tangentially related to Pueblo, so I thought I’d post some info here in the hopes that someone will find it useful. If … Continue reading

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