Duration:  4-week  TEFL Course (120 hours)+ 12 weeks  of Spanish classes (20 hours per week)

When: check calendar

Price: 2550 €

What our TEFL course 12 months in Spain includes

  1. 4 weeks tuition and the TEFL certification+ 1-year student visa
  2. Skills to teach Cambridge exams courses
  3. 12 weeeks, 20 hours per week of Spanish classes at Academia Contacto
  4. Help to find a job in Madrid and as we have our own English school you would be our priority when hiring
  5. Welcome lunch and farewell party
  6. Internet and wifi access
  7. Course materials
  8. Use of facilities post course
  9. Support with organizing your legal paperwork on arrival
  10. Organizing accommodation in Madrid, bank accounts, mobiles, etc
  11. 300 photocopies

The trainee will complete a daily learning journal during the foreign language experience, culminating in a 500-word conclusion. The focus is critical reflection on the learning experience and useful insights for teaching.

• Grammar: Inputs cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal verbs and voice.
• Phonology: Covering phonemics, rhythm, stress, intonation, place & manner of articulation, and connected speech.

Trainees work with individual students on building rapport, error analysis and correction, and addressing individual student needs. Trainees prepare to test accuracy and fluency level of an individual student resulting in a written student evaluation with suggestions for improvement.

Teaching techniques normally cover:
• approaches to language learning
• warmers and modeling
• controlled practice
• interactive boards
• lesson planning models – with peer teaching
• appropriate language and comprehensible input
• language in context – with peer teaching
• vocabulary: cotext and context
• communicative activities
• theater techniques
• textbook review and evaluation
• classroom management
• listening activities
• pronunciation activities
• songs and chants
• reading activities
• writing activities
• teaching young learners
• using video and CALL
• feedback and testing

All teachers complete:
• 3 hours of observing experienced teachers
• 2 hours observing professionally developed video
• 12 hours of peer observation
• 1 hours of shared teaching practice
• 6 hours of individual teaching practice 2

All trainees must develop two sets of materials for teaching practice. Each set must be durable, usable for multiple lesson contexts, and easily portable. The materials mayinclude visuals, realia, audio or videotape, cue cards or class handouts but may not be photocopied from published sources. The summation of this project is a written rationale on how the materials were used, how they could be improved, and how they might beused in another context.

You must be over 21 years old and to be English native speaker or bilingual. We also accept Spanish or Latin American students with a CPE level.

If you are European with a European passport you can apply for our 4-week course, if you are not European with a non European passport you can apply to our 6-month visa programme or 1-year visa programme.

If you want to be part of the TEFL family send us an email to or just fill in the contact form here

1. Where is the centre located?

Here is the address and the contact number for our training centre in Madrid:

Int’l TEFL Training Institute Madrid

Lazaga 9, 28020 Madrid

Phone: +34 910 160 934

Whatsapp: +34 692 175 578


2. What does the tuition of the programme include?

  1. 4 weeks tuition and the TEFL certification
  2. Skills to teach Cambridge exams courses
  3. Spanish Classes at Academia Contacto
  4. Help to find a job in Madrid and as we have our own English school you would be our priority when hiring
  5. Welcome lunch and farewell party
  6. Internet and wifi access
  7. Course materials
  8. Use of facilities post course
  9. Support with organizing your legal paperwork on arrival
  10. Organizing accommodation in Madrid, bank accounts, mobiles etc.
  11. Teacher training for Auxiliares de Conversación (Comunidad de Madrid)
  12. 4 outings in Madrid: Barrio de las Letras, Bernabeu area, Palacio Real, etc.

3. How do I make my payments?

First, send us an email to We will talk about the course, your expectations, etc. Once we have talked and you want to start the programme, you should pay your deposit: 200€ (4-week-course), 350€ (6-month-course), 450€ (12 -month-course) upon registration.

Final payment: The balance amount (excluding accommodation) becomes payable four weeks before course start and needs to be completely paid by the fifth (5) business day before course start. The final payment includes tuition, online course manual, certificate and moderation fees.  Airfare, accommodation and food are not included.

4. How do I make my balance payment?

You will receive an invoice with payment instructions.  It will be sent to you ahead of time, so you can comfortably go ahead and make your balance payment on time.  If for any reason, your payment is received after the due date of five (5) business days before the course starts, a late-payment fee of 75 Euros applies in addition to the tuition outlined in the invoice.

Late registrations (just before or on the course start date) are not processed by this schedule and they have to remit the entire course fee immediately.

Please note that we have to receive the entire tuition amount.  Deductions such a wire transfer fees which banks charge are not part of the tuition.

5. What are the programme accomodation like?

We can assist you in securing home stays, a room in an apartment, a single or shared room in a student residence or a hostel bed in MADRID. Our Spanish academy will help you find a place.
At ITTI Madrid, we can help you identify a wide range of accommodation options to suit different lifestyles and budgets.  You can choose a student residence, sharing your overseas experience with other international students, or the security of staying with a host family away from the lively city centre.  You may select a private room, a hostel or opt to get a hotel room.  Everything is available at different budget levels.

We know that your accommodation is an important part of your stay in Madrid, and we want to support you in finding what you are looking for.  Housing is not part of the tuition.

If you are willing to do a little Internet research, you may look for accommodation on your own at or,,

Looking on your own will not only get you exactly what you want, it will often save you all or part of the applicable service charge.

And one last word: We do not specifically recommend one type of housing.  The ones listed have helped students secure housing successfully in the past.  Please research them and decide on your own whether you wanted to make use of their services.

Also, please note that housing in the center of Madrid will always be more expensive than if you go to the suburbs.  There you might find a great bargain.

6. What is an average programme day like?

The course is a very intense, challenging fun experience. Classes generally begin at 9:00 am and finish around 5:00 pm.  Slight changes may occur due to the availability of EFL students.  You will be provided with the exact schedule upon commencement of the course.

7. How many students on average are in the program each month?

On average we have around 7-10 students enrolled in each program. They come from all over the world. They are typically between 22 and 50 years old.

8. What are the students and classes like with whom I’ll be doing my teaching practice?

Our practice students are adults, most of them are locals. They usually stay on from course to course and form good relationships with TEFL trainees and staff.

9. Can I bring my laptop?

Yes, you can.  The school has wireless Internet access.

10. Where can I access the Internet?

We can offer free WI-FI inside the school.

11. What is the job market in Spain like at the moment? Will I have trouble securing employment?

The job market in Spain requires some work on your part.  If you are diligent and open to a variety of locations you may be able to secure work. The best time to find job in Spain is September- October-Janauary but really nowadays here to be a teacher is a job with many opportunities. You can work freelance, in schools, academies, in company classes, for the government.

12. What will Int’l TEFL Training Institute do to help me secure employment?

We can give you a list of school web sites in Spain and help you with resume and interview preparation. We give job placement assistance, but please note that Int’l  TEFL Training Institute doesn’t ‘guarantee’ its graduates employment in Spain; as with any career, it is ultimately up to you to “sell yourself.”  We are going to offer you the chance to work with us if you come in September and in January. The best students and when positions are available.

13. What is the average salary like?

The average payment per hour as a teacher is between 10-20 euros; though, of course, this varies depending on what type of school or company youwork for, whether you work full- or part-time.

14. Are most positions contracted? Is it important to have a contract?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need to secure contracted employment in order to be eligible to apply for a proper work visa. You are not eligible to apply for a visa before leaving the States–you must have contracted employment first. It is difficult to get a legal work contract from a language school in Spain, as schools who hire non-EU citizens will do so without going through the proper legal procedures.  If you are a citizen of an EU country, you are permitted to work anywhere in the EU.  So this is not so much of an issue for you.  Citizens of Canada and Australia are encouraged to learn more about the Schengen Visa program—a program that may eventually allow them to remain and work in Spain for approximately a year.  The consulates will be able to give more detailed information.

15. How many of the TEFL graduates actually find work in Spain?

Most of the  trainees have been able to secure employment in Spain.  It all depends on your level of determination.

16. Do schools provide work permits?

Only few schools will help you secure a work permit. In order to be eligible for such a visa, you must be contracted by your school.  As a U.S. citizen, you will have to return to the States to obtain the visa. You are not eligible to apply for this visa without already having a job in Spain one.  (EU members need only their EU documentation to work legally in Spain or elsewhere in the EU). There is a new plan called “Auxiliares de conversación” which organizes the visa and work permits easily

17. Can I return to my home country and teach with my certificate?

Yes, you can. TEFL course graduates find employment in private EFL schools and religious schools and universities.  State schools sometimes require additional state certification.  It differs from country to country.

18. What are the average living expenses in Madrid?

With Madrid being the most popular destination, prices are not the lowest in the world.  If you do some research, you  should be able to find something to rent for about 250 Euros a month or less in a shared flat. Obviously, if you choose to live in the center, it will be much more expensive (about 400 Euros).

19. What do I do if I get sick in Spain?

If you find yourself requiring medical attention, there are doctors, surgeries, pharmacies and dentists in all small towns and hospitals and clinics in the larger towns and cities.

20. What’s the public transportation system like in Madrid?

Madrid has an excellent public transport system.  The Metro and the trains take you anywhere rather quickly.  In order to get a reduced rate on public transport, you may obtain an “abono” pass with your passport.

Besides the Metro and trains, there are many taxis (very expensive) and buses.  On top of it, the school enjoys an ideal location if you want to stroll through the historic heart of Madrid.  You can easily walk to:

  • Santiago Bernabeu stadium
  • The skyscrapers
  • Financial District

21. What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?

If you are coming in the winter months (November – March) bring plenty
of sweaters, pants/trousers, warm pajamas, a winter coat, gloves, scarves, etc.  Don’t forget your umbrella!

In summer, shorts and sandals are fine; however, always have a cardigan and light long pants available for sudden cool days.

4 September – 29 September
2 October – 27 October
6 November – 30 November
11 January - 05 February
8 January - 2 February
5 February - 2 March
5 March- 28 March
2 April - 27 April
7 May - 1 June
18 June - 13 July
30 July - 24 August
3 September- 28 September
8 October- 2 November
19 November - 14 December