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Teach English in Spain – Madrid

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 €400-€500 per month and salaries can range from €1,500 to €1,800 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.

You receive support to find accommodation in Madrid before you even arrive and our TEFL provider has a designated department that will be able to give you all the options for during and after your course.

  • 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!

With this program, you get the opportunity to learn Spanish to fulfill your visa requirements. These lessons are for the entirely of your time in Spain. Alongside your 9 months of Spanish classes, you are legally able to work for 20 hours per week.

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 €1,500 and €1,800 per month once they have established their timetables.


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