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A todos aquellos que busquen un sitio agradable y confortable para vivir les recomiendo la preciosa localidad de Zahara de los Atunes en Cádiz. Allí reina la paz y el mar, su larga playa abarca desde la del Carmen hasta el Cabo de plata en Atlanterra, unos 7,5 Km con anchos que llegan a los 500 m. en algunos lados. Se puede vivir en los cómodos apartamentos en zahara de los atunes o bien junto a la playa de Atlanterra o en el centro del pueblo. Disfrutar de su gastronomia y paseos no tiene precio. Vente a Zahara de los Atunes!!!
North American Language and Culture Assistant Program / Minimum age requirement?
« Last post by sealy88 on November 18, 2015, 06:57:08 AM »
Hi everyone!

I am new and this is my first post.  :)

I read on the guidelines for the program's website (link here: that the "average age of a participant is between 21 and 35".

Is there a minimum age requirement for participating in the program though?

I am graduating from college early and I will be 20 at the time of application, though I will be 21 by the time the program starts in the fall. Does anyone know if there is a set minimum age requirement (such as 21)?

Thanks everyone for your help!  :) :)

Finding work in Spain / Re: How important is a TEFL certificate?
« Last post by unclebobim on November 10, 2015, 02:48:17 PM »
I live in Costa del Sol and there are a lot of private English schools scattered along the coast. Nearly all will want teaching experience and a minimum of a TEFL. Generally here to stand a chance of employment in a private English school its who you know not what you know.

In relation to learning Spanish I would save your money and avoid the intensive course, waste of money in my eyes. My wife did it and it gave here a reasonable grounding but there is no better way than watching Spanish TV, listening to Spanish radio, speaking to Spanish family and basically immersing yourself in Spanish culture.

Not being embarrassed to make mistakes is the key to learning. My wife joined a local Ayuntamiento (town hall) class for about 50 euros a year if you join the empadronamiento. She said this was much better and they have 3 levels depending on how good you are at speaking Spanish
Finding work in Spain / Re: English Schools in Spain
« Last post by unclebobim on November 10, 2015, 02:42:39 PM »
HI There.

You would really have to apply to the English private schools depending on experience and qualifications. Where abouts are you going to live in Spain?
When is a good time to register with Profex? Can you do it whenever? I am so nervous and want to get in sooooooo bad!
Self-Employment (Autónomo) / Re: Filing U.S. taxes as a Spain resident and autónomo
« Last post by meunka01 on November 05, 2015, 01:31:40 AM »
I've been running into the same problem.  I worked as an autonomo in Spain last year in Granada. Since then, my wife (she's Spanish) and I moved to the US.  I know I don't owe anything, nor will I get any sort of refund, but I need a federal tax return from last year for my wife's Green Card application and to apply for financial aide for grad school.  If I hadn't been self employed, the process would be simpler, but the case is that (like Carrie12345 has said), unless I get ahold of a certificate from the Spanish social security office that says I paid into Spain's social security system, I'll have to pay a $400 self-employment tax.  SO, my big question for Carrie12345 is if she was able to get that certificate! The American Social Security website suggests that we send a letter to our local Spanish Social Security office with our information and requesting the info...but I think we all know what the funcionarios will do with some free form letter (right to the trash)!  Did you figure out what form to fill out to get that certificate? If you had any success, let me know!
Employers post job opportunities / NATIVE TEACHER FOR ARANJUEZ
« Last post by shakespeare on September 28, 2015, 04:46:03 PM »
We are looking for A dynamic and communicative teacher for the following classes:

Mondays:  09.30-13.30

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 16.30-19.30

If interested, please send cv to

So I'm 27 years old and will be 28-29 by the time I actually do the BEDA or UCETAM program. I am starting to wonder if I'd feel too old as I've been reading about a lot of students doing this straight out of college. How old is everyone applying? Does anyone know the typical age range?

Thank you!!
North American Language and Culture Assistant Program / Re: Placements!
« Last post by JulieMS119 on September 16, 2015, 04:11:51 AM »
Hi all! I am so excited! I was number 4632 and I just got assigned to Galicia today which was one of my choices! I am nervous about logistics though (carta, visa, orientation, etc). Is it still possible to arrive on time? Does anyone have any experience with this? I am drafting an email for the regional contact and maybe the application advisor in the U.S. as well. I am so excited but want to make sure I can actually swing it  :-\
Health & Fitness / Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) Lessons | MMA
« Last post by Ajahn-Neil on September 04, 2015, 01:20:23 PM »
Hi. My first post here. Just a quick announcement.

After ten years living in Thailand, I will be relocating to Spain permanently in September/October.

I will be opening an MMA branch gym in Madrid/Barcelona (or both - I'm still checking premises and locations)  in the near future.

In the meantime, if anyone would like to workout (men, women, bring your kids....all welcome) for fun, weight loss or self defense send me a message and we can work something out at the local parks or something.

All the best

Chok dee na krap

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