Madrid - Certificate In Spanish Culture And Advanced TEFL
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Madrid – Certificate In Spanish Culture And Advanced TEFL

TEFL in Madrid - Living in Spain

Madrid Certificate in Spanish Culture & Advanced TEFL Program Summary

  • For those who are already TEFL certified and want to live and work in Madrid
  • Paid teaching work in Madrid
  • Practical teaching sessions (for those with an online only TEFL)
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Evening Spanish classes
  • 12 month long stay visa through a Spanish University
  • Advanced Teaching Certificate through a Spanish University
  • Visa paperwork preparation & support

€2,900 / €3,300 EUR

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

When can I start this program?

Start dates for this 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.

Top five places to visit in Madrid - Retiro

Certificate In Spanish Culture And Advanced TEFL, In-Depth

For those of you that already have a fully accredited TEFL and are looking to live and teach in Madrid but don’t have a European passport, the Certificate in Spanish Culture and Advanced TEFL is the perfect course for you! You will receive a University student visa for a year, as well as Spanish classes, paid work placements and an Advanced Teaching Certificate.

If you have an online only TEFL certification (120+ hours) then you can bump up your certification with teaching practises. These are with real students and spread over 2 weeks. These practical sessions are observed and feedback sessions are held after the lessons.

The Advanced TEFL course is a flexible, multi-module course that takes place online, at your own pace. There is a final graded project towards the end of the course.

You’ll also study Spanish language and culture with 7 months of classes taken at a time that suits you. Most people opt for evening classes, twice a week. You’ll complete an aptitude test before choosing which level of Spanish class to join, so if you’re an absolute beginner or an advanced Spanish speaker, there’s the right class for you.

You’ll be assisted in securing a TEFL teaching job in Madrid, have assistance with securing your accommodation, and preparing for the move.

With this program, you’ll receive a 12 month University study visa, which allows you to live and work in Madrid for a year at a time. You can also choose to renew the visa in Spain without needing to return home.

Lifetime student benefits include access to the school, library and resources, help with visa paperwork, support opening bank account, student card for local discounts, support from staff before, during and after course and more!

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.

It’s recommended to have savings of approx €2000 – €2500 Euro before you begin your program, to live comfortably until you’re paid by your employer, which is usually at the end of your first month teaching.

The team based in Madrid advise you on the best places to live and how to search for an apartment in the perfect area for you.

We usually recommend securing housing for the first two months of your stay – at least covering your time doing your TEFL course. Once you’re registered for your TEFL course date, you’ll be sent advice on how to find and secure the best apartments.

Here are the typical online portals in Madrid to take a look at what’s available:



It all comes down to where you decide to live and work, following the course! You’ll have full assistance from the team to ensure you have your new, more permanent accommodation secured, if you decide to move. A month’s rent in a shared apartment is typically €400 – €600 EUR per month.

This program in Madrid offers 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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