Teaching In-Company Classes vs. Teaching in an Academy in Spain

By: Haley Castelvecchi

When I first arrived in Madrid, I knew I was going to have to take whatever job was offered to me. I didn’t have much experience except for my online International TEFL Academy certification course and some extra help from TTMadrid. To my surprise, I landed a job quite quickly with a consultant group that coordinated teachers and in-company classes. If you’re unfamiliar, these types of classes are when teachers travel to business and provide a lesson for adults during their normal workday. They are quite common here in Madrid, as knowing English is becoming increasingly important in many business jobs.

Teaching English in Madrid, Spain with André Mileti [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in Madrid, Spain?

Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, André Mileti, share with us a day-in-his-life living and teaching English in Madrid, Spain.

In this video, André covers: 

  • How he legally obtained his student visa to teach English in Spain
  • Difficulty in obtaining a working visa
  • How much money he saved before moving to Madrid
  • If cost of living in Madrid is affordable
  • Whether a degree is needed to teach English in Madrid or just a TEFL certification
  • Whether it was hard adjusting to life in Spain
  • Hiring seasons for English teachers in Spain
  • A tour of his Madrid apartment
  • If non-native English speakers can get a job teaching English in Spain
  • A breakdown of his monthly expenses including rent, groceries, phone, transportation, etc... and more!

When You Find a Second Home

By: Rhea Baliwala 

I moved to Madrid 2.5 years ago, and little did I know then that it's going to be my second home. Coming from a typical Indian family, I did what I was taught as the right thing to do – graduate – work – do your Masters – find your dream job (read: well-paying corporate job) and keep going up the corporate ladder following the rat race for the rest of your life. And that’s what I did – studied accounting at the undergraduate level – worked for a while – completed my MBA in Finance and then started working for an Investment Bank called JPMorgan.

[Video] Ambassador Facebook Live - Teaching English in Madrid, Spain

Facebook Live About Teaching English Abroad With ITA Ambassadors

In this video, ITA Alumni Ambassador Christina Bates talks about her experience living and teaching English abroad in Madrid, Spain! From TEFL certification to finding a job in Madrid and teaching English in Spain, watch her cover it all!

Pros & Cons of Teaching English in Madrid, Spain

By Christina Bates

Let me preface this post by stating the obvious and expressing that everyone’s teaching experience varies depending on who you teach (kids, teenagers, adults), where you teach (language academy, in-company, school, cafe, etc.) and the type of class you teach (large group, small groups, private classes). I’ve always taught at a language academy teaching business adults in company, but I know many other teachers who currently teach in the Auxiliar, BEDA, or other government sponsored school programs for teaching English in Spain.

Tips & Hacks for Getting Around Madrid

Our ITA Alumni Ambassadors are living in some of the world's greatest cities. We asked them to give us their tips and hacks for navigating the streets and getting from one place to another. From trains, motorbikes and chicken buses, our ITA Alumni Ambassadors have you covered to get you where you need to go! Here, our lady on the ground Christina Bates provides tips on how to nagivate your way around Madrid, Spain!