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Teach English in Madrid Spain

Do your TEFL Course in Madrid

Spain (Madrid) TEFL Program Summary

  • Level 5 TEFL certification
  • Job placement assistance
  • 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.

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.

  • Course format

The TEFL program in Madrid is a level 5 accredited (TQUK) hybrid TEFL course, with 6 observed teaching practices in person. You’ll have access to our online classroom and can start working through the 65 hours online component that you’ll need to complete before you start your on-site, practical training. After the two-week intensive program on-site in Madrid, you’ll be fully prepared to start working as an English teacher anywhere in the world.

  • 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 complete the TEFL course you need to be at least 18 years old (although each applicant 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. A Bachelors degree (in any discipline) is preferred, however there are plenty of TEFL jobs for non degree holders.

  •  Job market and employment possibility

The TEFL market in Madrid and Spain is well-established and has a high demand for TEFL teachers. The team in Madrid have contacts at all of the top 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 straightforward, paid work placements with your university visa. You can work as many hours as you like anywhere you like, meaning you can build the perfect timetable.

  •  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’ll 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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