Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools.
This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work as an auxiliar de conversación.
Notes about reading the graphs:
- “N = ” tells the number of responses to each question.
- The number in brackets [ ] is the number of responses to a particular answer
- On some bar graphs the percentages add up to over 100% because respondents were asked to check all that apply.
So here’s what 239 language assistants in Spain had to say about their finances during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The monthly stipend for the monisterio’s language assistants is €1000 in Madrid, and €700 everywhere else.
€287.39 was the average monthly rent for a respondent who agreed that the monthly stipend was enough to live on.
€323.06 was the average monthly rent for a respondent who disagreed that the monthly stipend was enough to live on.
The average monthly rent payment varied among regions and living situations. Here are a table and a graph:
The average price for a one hour private lesson with one person was €13.52.
The most common (mode) price for a one hour private lesson with one person was €15.
6.23 was the average weekly hours spent teaching private lessons among the respondents who teach private lessons.
5.00 was the most common (mode) weekly hours spent teaching private lessons among the respondents who teach private lessons.