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TEFL Certification in Madrid Spain - Overview

  • Do you want to live, work and teach English in Spain?
  • Are you looking for an internationally accredited TEFL certification that will qualify you for thousands of jobs teaching in Spain and around the world?
  • Would you like to live, study Spanish and get paid to work in Madrid, one the most historical and beautiful cities in Europe, boasting world-class architecture, museums, cuisine & nightlife?

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a state-of-the-art, internationally accredited four-week TEFL certification class in Madrid, capital of Spain and one of the largest job markets in Europe for teaching English abroad.

To provide you with training and certification you need to teach English in Spain, this four-week TEFL certification course in Madrid features:

  • Live Practice Teaching: All students engage in at least 6 hours of live practice teaching with local Spanish students to gain hands-on experience in a live classroom environment.
  • Coursework & Intensity: 100+ hours of coursework & in-class instruction. Students are in class from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday over four weeks.

TEFL Certification - Madrid, Spain
  • Expert Instruction: Instruction is provided by highly qualified instructors who are native English speakers with advanced academic credentials (typically at least an MA) and years teaching experience.
  • Small Class Sizes: Small classes ensure an interactive and hands-on learning environment and a low student:teacher ratio.
  • Accredited Curriculum: This class exceeds international standards for a professional level TEFL certification and is accredited.

During and after the TEFL certification course in Madrid, all students receive comprehensive job placement assistance, including: 

  • Resume & Cover Letter Development: During the course, expert staff members will help you tailor your resume for the job market in Spain.
  • Job Market & Interview Training: The course itself includes workshops that provide detailed information about teaching English in Spain, including an overview of the types of schools and jobs for teaching English.
  • Resume Distribution & Setting Up Interviews: Your resume will be distributed to more than 300 schools and language institutes in the Madrid region. Many of these schools have hired graduates previously and specifically seek to hire those who have successfully completed this class. You will also receive assistance setting up interviews with potential employers and coaching on the interview process.
  • Worldwide Job Placement Assistance: If you are looking to teach outside of Spain, the International TEFL Academy Student Affairs team in Chicago provides lifetime job search guidance to help you understand the job markets and interviewing procedures around the world.

*Note about the TEFL Course in Madrid: If you do not have a European Union passport, a student visa, a working holiday visa for Spain, or a work visa, you must participate in the TEFL + Student Visa Option in order to take the Madrid TEFL Class.

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TEFL Certification in Madrid, Spain

Student Visa/Spanish Class Program For Non-E.U. Citizens

Enrolling in Spanish classes and the Madrid Student Visa Program enables those who do not hold a passport from a European Union country to work legally in Madrid teaching English. This program provides the opportunity to study Spanish and develop your teaching skills. The student visa is obtained in partnership with a Spanish university. 

This option is required for any student who does not possess a visa (working holiday visa, extended student visa or spousal visa) that provides legal working rights and residency in Spain.

The Spanish language classes are offered from: 

Monday-Friday from 9:00am- 1 pm. 

This program is also offered to graduates of International TEFL Academy Online TEFL Course or any other 4-week Onsite TEFL Course.

Learn More About the Madrid Student Visa Program

TEFL Certification in Madrid, Spain

Housing Options

Housing is not automatically provided with this program however, upon enrollment, you will be put in touch with the Onsite Course Director who can assist with arranging your accommodations during the course and provide you with some options. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school. 

Housing  - Students will be introduced to an agency in Madrid that offers shared or individual apartment options. Prices can vary but rooms typically cost 480-510 Euros per month with a refundable deposit of 300 Euros. 

Communication, Phone and Internet - Apartments all have Internet, the classroom facility also has WiFi, a printer, a photocopier, and a scanner.

Madrid TEFL Certification

Tuition Includes:

Madrid TEFL Certification

Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance,
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Housing (course director can assist with arranging housing)

Enrollment Information for
TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.

VIDEO Introduction:
TEFL Certification for Teaching English Abroad


Earning an accredited TEFL certification is a key element in the process of going overseas to teach English abroad, but sorting out your options for taking the right class can be a challenge. This video provides an in-depth overview of accredited TEFL certification course options offered by International TEFL Academy, including the
170-hour Online TEFL Certification Course and onsite 4-week TEFL classes offered in more than 25 locations worldwide, including in the U.S. Watch the video to learn more about these various options, including international standards, costs, schedules, formats, job placement assistance and the advantages to each approach.


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