I will be an auxiliar in Spain for the next year. I have not spoken to my English coordinator yet. Should I be worried that they have not contacted me? What should I do? I heard about your site from a friend who is friends with one of your writers. Thank you for providing this service. It’s good to know that we aren’t alone in this auxiliar world over here!
I would recommend going to your school and introducing yourself before you are expected to start. I had not heard from my English coordinator after I arrived to Madrid. I was instructed by CIEE through my orientation not to contact my school. However, this was not the route I chose. I decided to go to my school and see why I had not heard from anyone. This was one of the best decisions I made before arriving to my school because the Comunidad de Madrid had not informed my school that I would be working there. Instead, the Ministry of Spain had assigned an English student from Britain to my school. We both ended up working at my nonbilingual school. However, my director was VERY grateful that I showed up the week before to let her know that I existed. She was able to process my paperwork ahead of time. She also apologized for not having contacted me even though it was not her fault. I strongly recommend going to say hello and checking in with the English department. The worst that could happen is that they say they are too busy for you and to show up the first week of classes. The best that can happen is that you might fix a potential paperwork error by the Comunidad de Madrid and CIEE (if you came in by CIEE). Best of luck to you, -Dreams Abroad
- original answer was not saved from September. This is the same answer but reposted 10/14/2018