If a prospect is non-native English speaker, doesn’t have a 4 year degree or are under 21 year old, he/she will have a chat with the Director. We will also ask you to write an essay asking why you want to take the TEFL Course.
We help but prefer that you take the programs with Student Visa Assistance such as the Lifestyle Program, Lifestyle PLUS Program or The Spanish, Teaching and Cultural Immersion Program.
You need a tourist visa only. *We encourage non-Europeans to sign up for the Spanish, Language and Cultural immersion program so you can teach legally and travel freely.
Accommodations are within 30 minutes from the school in Madrid.
Studio flats with private room and Shared flats are set up by a partner agency for €500 EUR per month.
*There is also a €300 EUR deposit which you will get returned upon termination of your stay.
A Room with a Host family starts at €350 Euros per month.
Pets are not accepted. It will be a bit difficult to find a place that welcomes pets.
We recommend keeping an eye on our facebook page since our graduates publish great housing options!
Yes we do!
Yes we do! The 1 year programs include the Spanish Culture Program (museum visits, dance classes, Spanish cooking classes, tapas evenings, etc).
Yes, the transportation system is pretty easy to use. Spain recently passed a law for taxis to charge €30 EUR to any place. The accommodation agency can help set up the taxi transportation upon arrival to Madrid.
The main thing that sets us apart from other TEFL academies is that we are very family based, which means you have a strong support network in your new home. Graduates often pop in to use all our resources, get advice etc even when they have completed the TEFL. We have social events where you will become friends with other graduates, as well as run courses and help you with job searches no matter how long you have been here. We are centrally located in a beautiful area of Madrid, in a school equipped with everything you will need including an endless supply of tea and coffee to keep you going!
Something else which is very important to our grads is that we have a huge focus on job placement, so as well as classes on resumes and interviews, we send your resume out to over 300 schools, academies and agencies that we work with here in Madrid, and you will receive job alert emails daily with 4-6 jobs on each. Our graduate have a great reputation in Madrid because employers know our teachers are well trained – the course is super intensive, and is designed to cover anything you may face while out teaching in the real world. You will meet people who will be your friends for life – you bond very quickly as everyone is going through a similar transition to you.
Yes. Our TEFL certification is accredited by IATQuO. This means you can use it to teach wherever you like – we have graduates in Brazil, China, Italy, Germany...the list goes on! Each certificate has a unique identity number and employers can check to ensure you did indeed receive your certificate from us.
We ask that all applicants have a university degree and are over 21; however, we do make exceptions on a case to case basis. You will complete an application form which will be reviewed by the Director of Studies. Once this has been approved, you will have an interview with our TEFL Course Manager and will receive our answer within 24 hours. If you do not have a degree or are non-native, you will have an extra interview with our Director of Studies.
Absolutely! We have many successful non-native graduates, and in fact generally speaking they are better at grammar than the natives! Again, you’d just need an interview with the Director of Studies to make sure your level of English is appropriate for the course.
Not at all. The basis behind TEFL is complete immersion in the English language – so you only speak English in class, regardless of the level of your students. During the course our trainers will teach you how to communicate with your students using other methods so that you can get your point across.
We have people from all walks of life doing the TEFL here, so we start from scratch as far as teaching is concerned. You will complete 6 teaching practices during your time here and you will be amazed at your progress – you will leave here feeling like you’ve been teaching for years!
Peak hiring times are September/October and January, but as far as finding work is concerned, anytime is a good time to come – there is a high demand for teachers year round here and all our graduates find work, regardless of when they arrive. Things are very quiet in August, when most classes stop for the summer, so if you need to work straight away, you should avoid graduating at the beginning of August.
Yes. As a teacher you can expect €15-25 EUR per hour, and will usually work 20-30 hours per week – which is around €1200 per month. You won’t be driving a flashy car, but you will have enough to travel, explore, go out and thoroughly enjoy your experience.
With suitcase allowances becoming stricter and stricter, you should pack wisely. Madrid is very hot during the summer so light clothing is essential but it gets very cold during the winter and you will need a coat and warm clothing. You do need to remember that you will be teaching in companies. Men should bring some smart trousers and shirts and women should bring trousers or skirts plus tops that have sleeves. You will also be required to wear smart/dress shoes (not trainers/sneakers) for in-company classes. There isn't really anything you can't buy here. There are American, Australian, British, Chinese, Japanese food stores, there are international and second hand bookshops and everything else available in Madrid. Make sure you bring a laptop with you if you can as this will help you greatly during the course and while teaching.
If you are a non EU resident then you can apply for a student visa through our Spanish, Teaching and Cultural Immersion program, which means you can live here legally for a year. We do not advise that you come here without that, and we are here to help you with the application process!
A lot of hard work! It is an intensive course and in 4 short weeks you will be getting paid good money to teach children and/or adults so we have a lot to teach you. You will meet a great group of people who are all in the same boat and pursuing the same goals and you will become part of the family.
Yes. Spain needs English teachers and we work with over 300 schools, academies and businesses to ensure the work constantly comes in for our graduates. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a wealth of opportunities once you have successfully completed our TEFL course and help you make informed choices about what jobs to take. ALL of our graduates have got work on successful completion of our course.
Yes. The TEFL course in Madrid is accredited by IATQuO. We are inspected by a representative of IATQuO for 4 days every year. We are also moderated at the end of each course by an external examiner. Our quality control is rigorous. Being accredited is important as it guarantees that you will attend a course that meets the highest of standards and the standards set out by the British Council. It also means the course is recognised throughout the world so you can take your certificate and work anywhere!
Prospects should submit their application and full course fee at least 3 months before the starting date.
The process starts from home.
In order to qualify for the Student Visa, you need the following requirements:
-Visa Letter: Invitation letter from the school, which you will get when you have paid their deposit.
-Police background check: no drugs or terrorism, maybe a minor felony.
-Buy travel insurance.
Proof you can support themselves: €535 euros per month in their bank account (x 12 months).
*Must not mention you want to work.
The process starts at least 3 months before the course begins, so it is important for people to sign up at least 3 months before.
It needs to be an accredited 120-hour Online TEFL TESOL Course.
The program is 1 year long because that is how long the student visa works.
*If you decide to go back home there are no refunds.