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Teach English in Madrid Spain

Do your TEFL Course in Madrid

Spain (Madrid) TEFL Program Summary

  • 4-week accredited TEFL certification
  • Paid teaching work in Madrid
  • Support with finding accommodation
  • Evening Spanish classes
  • *A year’s visa through a Spanish University
  • *Intensive Spanish classes
  • *Advanced Teaching Certificate through a Spanish University
  • *Visa paperwork preparation & support

€1,375 (EU Passport, no visa)

*€3,600 (Non-EU, with visa)

(see www.xe.com for the most up to date conversion into your currency)

*only applicable for the year-long program with visa

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.

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Madrid, Spain

Get paid to live and experience life in the capital of stunning Spain and you will immerse yourself in the culture and language of one of the most picturesque and metropolitan cities in Europe.

Graduation TEFL certificate


Madrid is the modern and metropolitan capital of Spain, and is ideal for those wishing to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Spain and experience something extraordinary during their time abroad.

Its narrow, picturesque streets are full of the latest fashion shops, gastronomic delicacies and nightclubs, which make Madrid one of the must-visit places in Europe. Far from being the tourist trap of Barcelona, Madrid is open-minded and modern, while retaining the magic of historic and traditional Spain.

Perfectly located in the middle of Spain, Madrid is the ideal location to travel around Europe and has fantastic connections via airport, train and bus to all major cities and towns in the continent.

Madrid is a relatively cheap place to live and English teachers can earn decent salaries, while working just 25-30 hours per week.

Living expenses, rent and bills, are around €700-€900 per month and salaries (after tax) can range from €1,250 to €1,500 per month, meaning that you can travel, eat out and maybe even save comfortably.

Spanish food is relatively inexpensive and although Madrid is brimming with traditional restaurants, you’ll find that international restaurants and ingredients are easily accessible.


Private apartments are the most common option, you’d have a private room and share communal facilities with 2-3 roommates. The housing department will make an introduction email and they will send you photos of rooms available for your arrival date. You can choose the place you prefer and they will arrange for someone to be at the flat with keys upon your arrival. This room will be yours for a minimum of 2 months, longer if you want.

You only have to pay the deposit of €300 before you arrive, it doesn’t require any bank guarantees, and you can stay as long as you like.

Rooms cost €660 per month, and there is no ‘agency finders fee’ to pay. Each flat comes with the internet and a cleaner once a week for the communal areas. From our experience, this is the most hassle-free option!

If you have budget considerations, you can cut down on living expenses through a homestay program. They will provide accommodation and meals in exchange for conversational English (2h a day Monday through Thursday only). Families typically request Americans, Canadians, British & Irish, Australians & NZ under 30 years old. There is no curfew and the rest of the time you are free to work, travel and visit places. All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all yours. This homestay can last as little as 2 months and go up to 6 or 9 months.

Please think carefully about choosing this option during your course as you will have extensive homework and the TEFL course is very intense. We would really only recommend this option for graduates that have finished the TEFL course.


It all comes down to where you decide to live and work, following the course! You’ll have full assistance from the housing team to ensure you have your new, more permanent accommodation secured, if you decide to move.

  • Course format

The TEFL course is 120 hours in total, spanning four weeks. The timetable is from 9.30-18.30 Monday to Friday and the course gives homework and project work to be completed outside the classroom. The course is intense yet perfectly organized so that each student can complete the work within the four-week timetable as long as they keep to the plan laid out by the course trainers.

  • Teaching practices

There are 6 teaching practices, which cover all levels of English (beginner to advanced) and include individual and group classes. All teaching practices are observed and include detailed feedback by experienced TEFL trainers. The teaching practices are carried out in the same building.

  • Type of assessment

The course is assessed through weekly projects, a main project, and a final exam. This is all externally moderated and approved by the accreditation board.

  • Course location and center

The TEFL center is located in the middle of Madrid and is modern and bright. There are big classrooms for the TEFL training and the teaching practices are carried out in the same building in classrooms to suit smaller group sizes – ideal for teaching group English classes.

  •  Requirements 

To do the TEFL course you will need to have a degree and be over 21 years old (although each case is considered on a case by case basis). You can also be a non-native speaker of English as long as you have a level C1 or above, which will be tested during the interview. You do not need to speak or understand Spanish to do the course or teach TEFL in Madrid.

  •  Job market and employment possibility

The TEFL market in Madrid and Spain is well-established and has plenty of work. Our TEFL partner has contacts at all of the agencies and academies in the city and further afield so that you will be able to find work easily, and also in the field, you would like.

As a non-EU visa holder, you will be able to get a straightforward, paid work placements with your university visa, where you can work as many hours as you like, anywhere you like. Our partners will put you in touch with over 300 agencies and academies so that you can build the perfect timetable, and their reputation for training the best quality English teachers means that you’ll be top of the list when it comes to job offers.

  •  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 university visa for a year, which includes Spanish classes, Ongoing Professional Development and you can legally work as many hours as you like, anywhere you like. You not only receive your Advanced TEFL Certificate but learn a new language as well!

For non EU candidates you get the opportunity to learn Spanish to fulfill your visa requirements. 

This is the only TEFL program in Spain that can offer you legal, straightforward, paid work placements with your visa, where you can work as many hours as you like, anywhere you like. This program gives you absolute flexibility to decide what type of teaching is right for you.

100% of the qualified teachers who have joined this program have found paid teaching work here in Madrid. We have an extensive network to organize these placements, regardless of your preference to work with children, adults, business or general English.

There is plenty of work for teaching English in Madrid and it is a well-established market that has work all year round. English teachers can expect to earn between €1,250 and €1,500 per month once they have established their timetables.


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