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Teach English in Spain – Malaga

Teach English in Malaga

Malaga, Spain TEFL Program Summary

  • 4 or 8 weeks TEFL certification
  • Pre-arranged accommodation, ready for when you arrive
  • Lifelong job placement assistance worldwide
  • Training by the Mediterranean coast in Spain
  • Around 8-10 others on your course.
  • 6 months Intensive Spanish (visa program)
  • Visa paperwork preparation & support



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When can I start my TEFL?

Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and we recommend you apply early as courses fill up fast.

Bathe in the sunshine of southern Spain

Malaga boasts beautiful beaches, a fabulous social scene and is steeped in traditional Spanish culture

Teach English in Malaga, Spain


Malaga is a fabulous city in southern Spain. It’s on the Mediterranean coast and boasts beautiful beaches, both modern and old towns, theatres, museums and fantastic nightlife.

Transport throughout the city is fantastic; there are trains to Sevilla, Granada and more, an international airport with cheap flight options, and a great bus service. You’ll not need to spend a lot of money, to explore the delights of southern Spain.

The average annual temperature is a warm 23ºC giving you plenty of sunshine hours to enjoy the local beaches. There are many tapas bars, cafes, roof terraces & pools to get that Vitamin D!

There’s a great mix of people in Malaga – tourists, residents, students and expats. Meaning there’s a great number of people to meet, this in turn increases the demand for English teachers! Since English is the default language for tourism, there’ll be no shortage of TEFL teaching jobs in Spain.

Living expenses, rent and bills in Malaga come to around €500-€700 per month and salaries can range from €1,100 to €1,500 per month, meaning that you can travel, eat out and maybe even save comfortably.

Eating out in local restaurants, making use of local markets, cafes and shops will reduce your spend greatly! Becoming a local will ensure you spend like a local. Local Spanish people are warm and kind – which will ease your transition into living and working abroad in Spain!


There are housing options to suit every budget.

Shared flat with students from the school or local residents:

  • Single room with single bed: €460 for 4 weeks
  • Single room with double bed: €500 for 4 weeks
  • Single room with double bed and en-suite private bathroom: €560 for 4 weeks
  • Double room: €340 p.p.  for 4 weeks

Private apartment for one or two people travelling together:

  • €850 for 4 weeks

Host family:

  • Single room with half-board (breakfast + dinner) €730 for 4 weeks
  • Double room with half-board (breakfast + dinner)  €640 p.p. for 4 weeks


It all comes down to where you decide to live and work, following the course! You’ll have full assistance from the accommodations team, to ensure you have your new, more permanent accommodation secured, ready for the time you begin teaching.

  • Course format

This course is a Trinity CertTESOL, either completed over 4 or 8 weeks. It’s a full time, intensive schedule. You’ll be training for 120 hours in 4 or 8 weeks, with lots of overtime needed in your down time.

  • Teaching practices

You’ll have teaching practicals throughout the course. You’ll complete these over the 4 or 8 weeks, so you continue to build confidence.

  • Type of assessment

There are 5 main modules to complete, each one must be passed to adhere to Trinity College’s exacting standards.

  • Course location and centre

The training centre is located in Plaza Misericordia, just minutes from the old town and Malagueta beach.

  • Requirements

Candidates should be 18 or over by the start of the course, and able to work at University level. You need to have an awareness and competence in written and spoken English to follow the course – this will be tested at interview.

  • Job market and employment possibility

There’s a good demand for TEFL teachers in Spain. Outside of the country, our team work with you to find jobs where you’d like to work – in any corner of the world! You’re fully assisted in securing your job after training.

  • Visa Requirements

EU passport holders can live and work in Spain without restrictions. For Non-EU passport holders, you will need a visa to live, study and work in Spain for longer than 3 months. Many TEFL providers allow their students to come to Spain and stay illegally after the three month period, however, TEFL Connect provides a course that allows non-EU passport holders a student visa for the period of study and TEFL (7 months).

This program for non EU candidates includes 24 weeks of intensive Spanish classes for 20 hours per week, and you can legally work 20 hours per week. You not only receive your TEFL certification but constantly build on your skills at the same time! The Spanish lessons cost €2,850 (less than €6 per hour) and are included in the overall course fee.

TEFL teaching roles are in language centres, summer camps, one on one tutoring and businesses. The peak hiring seasons are September/October, December/January and the summer camp opportunities April through to June. There are openings throughout the year, so there’s plenty of work to keep you busy!

It usually takes a couple of weeks to build a full time schedule, the average wage for a full-time English teacher in Spain is between €1100 and €1500 net per month.


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