TEFL in Madrid (Spain)

TEFL in Madrid / TESOL in Madrid

International TEFL Training Institute Madrid is located in the business district of the city, in close proximity to train and metro stations, museums, restaurants, bars, and shops.

The training center is accommodated in a private language school in an ultra-modern, spacious building, featuring a state-of-the-art computer equipment, an extensive resource library with CDs and DVDs and a projector–anything students may require to teach the different-level language students of the school.

The 120-Hour TESOL Certification is the same quality course you would experience in other ITTI centers throughout the world.

The program TEFL in Madrid includes job-placement support not only for all of Spain but also for other parts of the world.

The school will further assist those students who want to take advantage of the visa option and support them in completing the paperwork.

The training center welcomes its graduates even after they have left and landed a job in Madrid if they wish to prepare their classes in the library of the school.



Total course fee: $1,400

  • • Deposit: $375
  • • Balance payment: $1,025

2018 course dates:

  • • 8 January – 5 February 
  • • 5 February – 2 March 
  • • 2 April – 27 April
  • • 7 May – 1 June
  • • 18 June – 13 July
  • • 3 September – 28 September

    • 19 November – 14 December

Special Features

  • • 120-Hour TEFL Certification with 6-month visa available
  • • 120-Hour TEFL Certification with 12-month visa available
  • • 4-week Spanish course included in the standard program
  • • Welcome and farewell parties
  • • Four field trips through Madrid

Spain is a beautiful country, blessed with plenty of sunshine, spectacular beaches, a gorgeous countryside and cities with a long history.  It is no wonder that so many people fall in love with Spain and think about ways of being able to stay in the country for longer than just the vacation time.

The question that comes up next is what I can do in Spain to make a living.  Teaching English is one easy job to get into if you speak it fluently.

Here is information about working as an English teacher in Spain.

Compensation of a TEFL English Teacher in Spain

Depending on your qualification and experience, the average English teacher can earn between 12 and 16 euros per hour.  The hourly wage can go up to 25 euros with a certain level of preparation required and, of course, a lot of luck.

Considering preparation time and travel to the classes (student’s office), you will, most likely, work 20 hours per week.  If your compensation is 14 euros/hour, your monthly pay check will amount to approximately 1,100 euros—sufficient to allow for getting by on in any location in Spain.

Although it will not allow you to fly home often, you can live in the city center, eat out regularly, go out on the weekend and take some weekend trips to other places in Spain.

As you continue living in Spain, you will learn how to get better deals with schools the second year around.  You can easily reach 1,500 euros/month.  Compared to the average Spanish salary of 1,734 euros, English teachers receive a low-to-average compensation.

If you can, look for “block hours” at a language school.  This means no commuting time or waiting around between classes.  These classes often entail teaching children.

The best that can happen to you is a full-time contract with a school with all classes at a single location.   Such contracts often come with a greater number of work hours than the business class schedule.


Unlike Asian or Middle-Eastern countries, schools in Spain do not pay for the airfare, the accommodation, or give you a completion bonus.

Health Insurance

All legal residents of Spain have access to free healthcare provided by the government.  As an EU citizen, you have to show your healthcare card to benefit from it.  Individuals who don’t have a legal status in Spain should obtain International Health Insurance.

Work Visa

If you are citizen of the EU, you can easily work in Spain.  It is harder if you are an American,   Australian or any other non-EU country resident.  You can either work “under the table,” or take advantage of the visa opportunity our center in Madrid offers.  If you are an American with ancestors living in an EU country, you may even be eligible to apply for the Spanish citizenship in addition to your American one.  Find out more at your local Spanish Consulate.  Other than that, you have to find a school that will be willing to apply for a work visa for you.

Working Conditions

Business classes usually take place early in the morning, at 8am, or at lunch time (1pm). You won’t find any classes between those times.

After school is when the block hours start appearing, typically from around 4pm until 10pm. This means your work day can be 14 hours long!

Vacation Time

Unfortunately, the season for teaching English in Spain only lasts from mid-September until late June. For the rest of the year, you will be unemployed, unless you are willing to work in a summer camp for children in July and August. Easter and Christmas holiday time also hits most teachers quite hard, as only a few employers pay when there aren’t any classes.

Finding a Job as an English Teacher in Spain

Our TEFL training center in Madrid will support you in finding employment in Spain after successfully completing the TEFL certification program.  As English teachers are in demand in Spain, there will be no problem in helping you securing employment.

Madrid is one of the world’s great capital cities. People here are cheerful, friendly and generally very helpful. Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world, after Chinese and English. Tourists consider Madrid as a very beautiful and spectacular city which you best discover while walking.

To watch a soccer game with the famous “Real Madrid CF” is a highlight in the life of every soccer fan.

Here are some places to visit while in Madrid:

Prado Museum. The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.

Paseo del Prado. Walk through a beautiful botanical garden. Museo Reina Sofia. It’s a contemporary art museum. During “free” time, visit Picasso’s masterpiece, “Guernica”. The MOMA in New York is still mourning for having to turn this work over to Spain per Picasso’s instructions.

Palacio Real. It’s a beautiful palace with extraordinary rooms in which the Spanish Royal family lived until 1931.

Azca. Located in one of the most modern areas of the city, next to the Paseo de la Castellana and near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Azca is an area filled with a multitude of discos and pubs. The most notable places here are Orense Street with its Salsa atmosphere and Avenida de Brasil with its large discos where many people meet and dance till early morning.


The most pleasant weather falls between May and mid-July when average temperatures reach 20° C to 32° C (68°F – 90°F). It can get hot towards the end of July and throughout August. Sometimes, temperatures climb to 40° C (100°F) during the day. Night-time temperatures drop to 18° C (64°F). Although the temperature may be high, the humidity in Madrid is very low. Here’s the reason why high temperatures can be more easily tolerated.

September is a pleasant month, with temperatures down to approximately 25° C (77°F). October with an average daytime temperature of 20° C (68°F) is still a great time to visit. During the winter months, the temperatures drop, and the daily average is 9° C (48°F).

The weather in Madrid is mostly dry. It rains occasionally, especially during the winter months.

Madrid is considered to be one of the healthiest cities in Europe due to its proximity to the mountains of Somosierra (to the north and north-east), and Guadarrama (north-east) and Toledo (south and east). A constant stream of clean air flows into the city from almost all sides!


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