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Speak To Us About This Program:
(+1) 916 692 0226 (USA/ CAN)
(+44) 208 1333 885 (UK)

Madrid TEFL / TESOL Program Summary

Train in TEFL / TESOL for 4 weeks in Madrid, before getting a paid teaching job in Spain. This program has become more popular than ever before.

With good salaries and living costs, summer weather, sandy beaches, and the laid back Spanish lifestyle, Madrid is one of our most popular locations! As there are more TEFL / TESOL jobs than teachers, you can be assured you’ll be in high demand after you’re certified.

There are two options for our Spain TEFL / TESOL Program. Those that do have an EU passport do not need a working visa. For those that are not from the EU, you can do the program with an additional visa program fee, which includes 156 hours of Spanish classes – which gives you a visa so that you can live legally for a year in Spain, and apply for permission to work.

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TEFL Heaven and their team in Spain, in particular, have a fantastic reputation across the city. They help you put together a specific, tailored CV towards teaching which is very helpful. Within 24 hours of sending out my CV, I've had 6 emails and 4 arranged interviews, so there is certainly no shortage of demand here.

 Alex Clewlow

​ See full review on the Go Overseas website >>>

Key Program Details

  • Fully Accredited TEFL / TESOL Certificate qualifying you to teach English anywhere in the world
  • Job placement services from our team in Madrid - so you get all the help that you need to find paid work in Spain within 30 days of finishing the course
  • Pre-departure guidance on visas, accommodation choices, types of work available, costs of living and salary guides, connections with previous teachers - everything you need to be as prepared as you can be for your paid teaching abroad experience
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    Private Facebook group for your course and session, meaning you can connect with those already booked way before you meet them in person in Spain
  • Lifetime worldwide job assistance from our team so you can find work in other countries after your first session teaching abroad
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    Airport transfer including personal meet and greet from our team on the ground
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    Assistance in finding your accommodation- from our team on the ground including a 15% discount when booking accommodation through www.spotahome.com   
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    Cultural program including an authentic Spanish welcome lunch and Graduation ceremony
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    Teaching materials including all course resources and reference books for use after whilst on placement and beyond 
  • Friends come naturally on this program. There are typically 6 or more candidates on the course every month, meaning acquaintances become close friends really quickly

Spain is the Heart of Europe

Spain was once the most powerful nation in Europe and the world’s greatest colonial power. As such the history, heritage and culture are ever present in modern day Spain. The Roman remains, Cathedrals and Museums, along with beautiful coastline, unspoiled beaches and coves, you really get to experience the best of everything!

Bordered by France and Portugal, you will be fully immersed in the Latin culture of Spain. Tapas, siestas, dancing and art are to be found all over the country. If it’s sports you’re into, Real Madrid are on your doorstep and FC Barcelona is only a domestic flight away! Madrid also hosts Warner Brothers Movie World – their equivalent to Disneyland.

Fancy visiting the rest of Europe? Spain has easy access to most main European countries by rail.

You Will Be Fully Qualified After TEFL / TESOL Training

This program consists of 4 weeks TEFL / TESOL training, which will be a mixture of daytime study and some evening work and assignments. TEFL / TESOL trainers will make sure you have everything you need to become a confident teacher of English (TEFL / TESOL) in Spain.

Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL / TESOL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL / TESOL certificate. The TEFL / TESOL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.

Spanish Classes for Non-EU Citizens

For non-EU citizens, we have a visa program which lasts for one year. It consists of the 4 week TEFL / TESOL training course as above.

Non-EU students get 156 hours of Spanish classes. With this student visa you are also allowed to work for 20 hours per week which fits around your study and leisure time perfectly!

A Time to Make Friends

After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. Spending so much time each day around the same people who are in the same situation means friendships solidify quickly. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.

Finding Work is Easy Through Our TEFL Team

During the TEFL / TESOL training period, we give you all the tools, resources and contacts you need to secure a paid teaching job. Most jobs are secured within a few weeks after the course, and sometimes even shorter than that. A great benefit is to have our experienced in-country TEFL / TESOL team at your disposal recommending good places to work, and where to avoid applying for jobs.

In Spain, most teaching jobs are in language centers, so typically you will be teaching adults, with some younger classes, depending on the employer. It's also common to travel to corporate locations and teach company staff English, as well as have private students to tutor. Jobs are all year round but it's important to note that all language centers are on holiday in August so there is no work at that time.

Contract lengths are for around 12 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around the equivalent of 1300 US dollars per month, of which you can save about 400 US dollars if you budget well. For a clearer idea of costs, one of our teachers, Sasha, wrote a Spain Salary vs. Livings Costs Guide for you.

Eligibility for the Program 

You need to be a native English speaker to be accepted on to our program. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who hold a bachelors degree (in any subject) secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.

Accommodation is Affordable on a Teaching Salary

Our dedicated partners on the ground in Madrid work closely with spotahome.com to  help you find the perfect accommodation in Spain. In fact they do all of the hard work so you don't have to, whilst offering our teachers a 15% discount for their services. Doing your TEFL / TESOL course with others enables you to make friends and it is very common to share accommodation with those friends when you start your teaching jobs.


Minute Consultation CALL

With one of our travel experts to answer any questions you may have about teaching English abroad.

On the call you will discover

  • All of the teaching programs and locations available
  • Program eligibility and criteria
  • More information about the TEFL training period and types of teaching placements on offer
  • The chance to ask us any questions you have 

Program Fees

The full price of the this program in 2019 is 1300 Euros for EU citizens and 3100 Euros for Non-EU citizens.

This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TEFL / TESOL training certificate in Madrid, meaning you can teach English and get paid anywhere in the world, as well as job assistance from our team in Madrid and worldwide lifetime job seeking assistance from TEFL Heaven. Non-EU citizens also receive 156 hours of Spanish classes.

This is split into 2 payments for EU citizens and 3 payments for Non-EU citizens. A booking deposit is required to secure your place (after a successful Skype / FaceTime interview), and then for EU citizens, a final payment normally due 30 days before your selected start date.

For Non-EU citizens, two further payments are needed to split up the cost and also because we will start the visa process 3 months before you arrive.

The first installment of 500 Euros (EU citizens) or 800 Euros (Non-EU citizens) is due when you book the program.

A payment of 1000 Euros is due 3 months before the start date for Non-EU citizens only as we start the visa process for you.

The final installment of 800 Euros (EU citizens) or 1300 Euros (Non-EU citizens) is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. You have to pay the first installment in US dollars, so if this is different than your own currency, please see www.xe.com for current exchange rates, which change daily.

Start Dates

2019 Start Dates

Monday 3rd June - Friday 28th June (spaces available)

Monday 1st July - Friday 26th July (spaces available)

Monday 29th July - Friday 23rd August (spaces available)

Monday 2nd September - Friday 27th September (spaces available)

Monday 30th September - Friday 25th October (spaces available)

Monday 28th October - Friday 22nd November (spaces available)

Monday 25th November - Friday 20th December (spaces available)

2020 Start Dates

Monday 6th January - Friday 31st January  (spaces available)

Monday 3rd February  - Friday 28th February (spaces available)

Monday 2nd March - Friday 27th March (spaces available)

Monday 30th March - Friday 24th April (spaces available)

Monday 27th April - Friday 22th May (spaces available)

Monday 22nd June - Friday 17th July (spaces available)

Monday 20th July - Friday 14th August (spaces available)

Monday 17th August - Friday 11th September (spaces available)

Monday 14th September - Friday 9th October (spaces available)

Monday 12th October - Friday 6th November (spaces available)

Monday 9th November - Friday 4th December (spaces available)

Things to Note:

We work on a first come, first served basis, and places fill up fast. Make sure you apply early to get your desired start date.

Not all future dates are advertised. Get in touch if you want to book a date further in the future.

We advise you to arrive at least 4 days before the advertised start date to overcome jet leg and get used to the country at least somewhat before you start training.


I was quite nervous before doing the course but afterwards I was so happy I'd done it because I made a lot of friends and learn a lot. I've had lots of companies approach me and offer me interviews.

Faye Johnson

 TEFL Teacher Spain

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