Earn your TEFL certificate in Madrid, Spain!

About the classroom TEFL course in Madrid, Spain: 

Earn your TEFL certificate in Madrid, and start teaching ESL in Spain right after the course ends!

Program length
Job assistance
4 weeks
$1375 - $3600
Varies, see housing section


About the location

Madrid, Spain

  • The TEFL course takes place in Spain’s sunny capital city – Madrid.
  • Madrid is the most populous city in Spain and is centrally-located in the Iberian peninsula.
  • It’s a modern metropolitan city, and Madrid is the economic and industrial center of Spain.
  • TEFL candidates will find that Madrid has a rich mix of cultures, a bustling nightlife, and lively shopping districts.
Gran via, Madrid
People in Madrid

About the program

  • It’s a 4 week-long, 120-hour TEFL course.
  • This program offers TEFL candidates an opportunity to live and work in Spain legally.
  • Candidates will arrive in Madrid to complete their 120-hour TEFL course and begin Spanish language lessons.
  • Candidates can be awarded their visas provided that they are enrolled in the full program which includes TEFL, Spanish classes, and the Advanced TEFL.
  • Those on the Spanish Culture and Advanced Certificate Program can work as English language teachers as part of their program. The program is planned to allow teachers to organize their studies around their teaching.

Finding a TEFL job

  • All TEFL graduates receive lifetime job support throughout Spain.
  • Each graduate has access to a large network of teaching opportunities throughout Madrid and greater Spain.
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to learn Spanish in-country.
  • The demand for English teachers has risen in the past few years so it will be easy to find a teaching job in Spain.

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Classroom in Madrid

Program options:

TEFL Only Program (for EU passport holders) €1,375 

  • 120-hour in-person TEFL course in Madrid accredited by IATQuo
  • 4 weeks of evening Spanish classes (3 hours per week) 
  • Observed teaching practice  
  • Full job support 

Spanish Culture and Advanced TEFL I – for students that do not have a TEFL certificate yet and spend at least a year in Spain | €3,600 

  • 4 week-long 120-hour TEFL Course in Madrid accredited by IATQuo
  • Observed teaching practice  
  • 4 weeks of intensive Spanish classes and cultural activities
  • 7 months of part-time evening Spanish classes (3 hours per week)
  • 7 months of ongoing professional development leading to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL 
  • Paid teaching placement 
  • Evaluation with teaching supervisor

Spanish Culture and Advanced TEFL II – for students with an in-person TEFL certificate | €2,900 

  • 120-hour TEFL Course in Madrid 
  • 1-year University Student Visa  
  • 8 weeks of intensive Spanish classes 
  • 7 months of evening Spanish classes
  • 7 months Advanced Certificate in TEFL 
  • Paid teaching placement 

Spanish Culture and Advanced TEFL III – for students with an online TEFL certificate €3,330  

  • TEFL Training Update 
  • In-class Observed Teaching Practice 
  • 1-year University Student Visa  
  • 6 weeks of intensive Spanish classes
  • 7 months of evening Spanish classes 
  • 7 months Advanced Certificate in TEFL 
  • Paid teaching placement 

If you’re unsure about which date to choose, speak with a course advisor to learn more about the program and figure out when the best time to enroll is.

Madrid TEFL course dates

January 2021

Jan. 4th - Jan. 29th

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February 2021

Feb. 1st - Feb. 26th

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March 2021

Mar. 1st - Mar. 26th

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April 2021

Apr. 5th - Apr. 30th

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May 2021

May 4th - May 28th

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June 2021

June 7th - July 2nd

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August 2021

Aug. 2nd - Aug. 27th

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September 2021

Sept. 6th - Oct. 1st

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October 2021

Oct. 4th - Oct. 29th

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November 2021

Nov. 8th - Dec. 3rd

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Housing is not included in the TEFL course price. However, TEFL candidates will get assistance with finding housing before their arrival in Madrid. There are apartments and shared rooms available throughout the city.

We usually recommend finding housing for the first two months of your stay – this will at least cover the time it takes to complete your TEFL course. Plus, this will give you time to cover your bases to:

1. Give yourself time to familiarize yourself with Madrid. Madrid is full of great neighborhoods or barrios that each have their own unique charm and vibe. Give yourself time to check out all of the different areas of Madrid to see which one is right for you long-term.  

2. Make friends easily and maybe find a roommate. Many come to Madrid who don’t know anyone in the city. There are so many people that you will meet in your TEFL course and Spanish lessons that you may decide you would like to share an apartment with a new friend.  

3. Focus on the TEFL course itself. The TEFL course is intensive! The TEFL course will require most of your attention throughout the month. Students need to be focused on their studies and preparing for their lessons. Moving is always a stressful experience and even more so in a foreign country. We want you to be settled and ready to start the course after you arrive.   

Housing options to consider:

Host families

We work with Spanish families in Madrid to offer rooms in their homes or apartments for students to rent (including half-board options). Accommodation is basic, but breakfast and dinner are both included. Students love the experience of living and practicing their Spanish with a local family. 

Private rooms with a host family include household bills. Rooms start at €210 per week.  

Shared flats

Shared accommodation is located close to the school and has been inspected to make sure it is suitable for the TEFL candidates. This is a great option if you are looking to meet other TEFL candidates and have your own space in Madrid.

Does not include any meals. All bills are included. Rooms start at €154 for a single room.  

Independent housing

Many TEFL candidates choose to find their own accommodation independently before arriving in Madrid. We are not responsible for any accommodation booked independently.

Some popular sites used to find housing in Madrid: 

Beware of scams! 

  • Never send money directly to a bank account.  
  • Never send money to a bank outside of Spain.   
  • Request identification before sending money to someone you have never met in-person or online. 
  • For Airbnb, always book through their website and never click on links that you receive directly through e-mail.  

Job placement support in Madrid


*B.A. is not required for job placement support*

All TEFL graduates receive full job placement support. 

TEFL graduates are guaranteed interviews with top agencies in Madrid as well as a premium resume/CV service that will connect you with companies all throughout Madrid and Spain.

The demand for English language teachers in Madrid has grown dramatically in the last few years. Most jobs will require a very strong command of the English language. Business English teaching positions are popular as many companies want their employees to speak fluent English when conducting international business. Parents are also eager to have their children learn English to give them a head start on their education. Many TEFL graduates find work tutoring or teaching at English language academies.  

About Madrid- things to do and see

This TEFL course is taught in Madrid, Spain. Madrid is the capital of Spain and it is the most populated city in Spain. It’s a huge, metropolitan city where you’ll find pretty much anything you need!

Nearby attractions & things to do: 

  • Hang out in Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s vibrant main square
  • Visit El Retiro Park, a beautiful 19th-century park with water features
  • Check out one of the many history or art museums scattered around town
  • The Temple of Debod, which is Egypt, in Spain! You have to see it for yourself.
Temple of Debod, Spain
Map of Madrid

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To secure your spot, pay the deposit today. Still have questions? Speak with a course advisor to discuss any questions or concerns that you have!

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    What course alumni have to say

    Thank you for your wonderful guidelines on how to teach children English. I learned a great deal about all of the important fundamentals. I feel very prepared to teach English to a variety of types of learners. I feel confident in being able to help others to progress in learning English as I have progressed in learning to teach English. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in being a good TEFL teacher in another country or in your own respective country for that matter. Thank you!



    The experience was unique because it was something I’d never done before and I wasn’t too sure what I was getting myself into! Therefore this was a good opportunity to learn something new and see if it was for me. 


    The course was very informative, inspiring and insightful. It stimulated my intellect and shaped my role as an educator. I now have knowledge about classroom management. I gained vast knowledge about learning theories and how to incorporate the elements from different theories into my lesson plan.


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    Teaching abroad brings a mix of emotions for teachers starting their new adventure. The initial excitement of preparing for your upcoming life abroad is often immediately followed by worry about what it is going to be like in the classroom. Will my students understand me? Will they be engaged in my lessons? These questions are common, natural reactions that all teachers face when preparing for their teach abroad experience.  

    Luckily, an in-class TEFL course is a great way to ease your way into not only teaching but your new country and culture as well.  

    Here are 5 great benefits of taking an in-class TEFL course: 

    1. Networking with schools and teachers

    Applying to schools from your home country can be intimidating. You may hear horror stories of instructors who signed a contract only to find out that their school, housing, or teaching arrangements were not exactly what they expected.   

    Taking an in-class TEFL course will allow you to meet former TEFL graduates and learn about what the best teaching positions and schools are in certain locations. In many classes, new TEFL candidates will have the chance to observe former graduates and experienced teachers in their own classrooms.  

    Being able to visit the school and meet your future co-workers will put your mind at ease about where you choose to sign a contract.

    2. Learn how to handle English language learners in the country you will teach in 

    All TEFL courses will give you a general sense of what it is like to teach English as a Second Language. No matter where you take your course, these skills can be applied to English language learners around the world. However, being in-country for a TEFL course will expose you to language difficulties specific to learners of the country that you are going to teach in.

    If you take a TEFL course in Shanghai, for example, you will be able to understand common mistakes that native Chinese speakers face when speaking and writing English. Once you can identify these issues, you will be able to anticipate and effectively address these mistakes.  

    In-class TEFL participants will also be able to get hands-on experience while completing their teaching practice. Teachers will be able to see and hear these mistakes made by students and have the opportunity to address and correct using techniques learned in the TEFL course.  

    Having both the knowledge and experience dealing with language learners from the country where you are going to teach will make you a more effective teacher. 

    3. Build References

    In-class TEFL courses usually range from 3-4 weeks and include fullday classes and teaching practice. This is a great opportunity to show that you are quick learner and able to accept feedback and improve your teaching. Even if you have never taught before and are shaking before your first lesson, that’s OK!  You will get the help you need and will be able to show improvement in each one of your lessons.   

    Being able to put yourself in an uncomfortable position, accept feedback from your instructors, and adjust your lesson plans to improve your classes are exactly the skills that schools are looking for in their instructors.  

    A reference who can speak to your abilities in the classroom goes incredibly far in the world of English as a Second Language teaching. Schools will be much more eager to hire teachers who they know are friendly in the classroom and who work well with other teachers. While you may not have the experience yet, showing schools that you are dedicated to improving and becoming the best teacher you can be is extremely valuable.  

    Not only will you be able to get references from your TEFL instructors, but your fellow classmates will also be great resources to validate your teaching abilities. Your classmates will have the opportunity to watch you build confidence in the classroom and see you improve throughout your lessons as you complete your teaching practice.

    4. Familiarize yourself with the city

    A great advantage of taking an in-class TEFL course is the ability to get to know the city and country you plan on teaching in before you take a position. TEFL courses run on a Monday – Friday schedule so you will get plenty of time to take weekend excursions through the city.  Exploring a new city for a month will give you enough time to learn how to take public transportation, set up a bank account, memorize some helpful survival phrases, and most importantly, learn which areas of the city you would like to live in.  

    Exploring neighborhoods, seeing what restaurants and shops are available as well as meeting people who live in various parts of the city will help you to make an informed decision on which area of the city is the best for you to live in. As you visit schools and apply to jobs, you can map out the distance and time it will take to get there.  

    Having an entire month to explore the city will make starting your new position much less stressful. You can focus on your lesson plans and arranging your classroom instead of how and where to find the supermarket, bank, or department store.

    5. Make lifelong friends

    The classmates in your TEFL course will be in the same position as yourself. They have spent months getting ready for the transition to a new country and you will go through all elements of culture shock together. You may have some classmates who have never taught a class in their lives, while others may be experienced teachers. Together you will study for exams, stay up late to perfect your lesson plans, and deliver them in front of each other.  

    Navigating culture shock and the demands of the TEFL course together will lead to a close bond with your classmates. Your classmates are also likely looking for a teaching position in the same city as yourself so there will be opportunities to share an apartment or find a teaching position at the same school.   

    Living and working in a foreign country is an experience that only a few people get the opportunity to have. You will end up making friends from all over the world that have shared this unique adventure with you. 

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