STUDENT VISA OPTIONS TO TEACH ENGLISH IN SPAIN

 
 
Do you want to get TEFL certified and teach English in Spain?
 
Are you looking for a way to live legally in Spain and improve your
Spanish or learn another language?
 
Are you an American or other native/fluent English speaker from a
non-European Union (EU) country?
 
If you answered yes to all of the above, one of our Spain Student
Visa options may be a fit for you!
 
 
What is a student visa?
 
A student visa allows Americans & other non-E.U. citizens to live legally & teach English in Spain while taking part-time classes in Spanish language & culture. Select options allow for additional language explorations.   
 
 
Why should I choose a student visa option to teach English in Spain?
 
If the thought of teaching English under the table in Spain without a work visa seems daunting to you, then you should explore our various student visa offerings.  
 
Not only do student visas allow English teachers to live, travel and teach in Spain for up to 20 hours per week, but they also provide you the opportunity to learn the local language! 
 
The length of validity on a student visa is dependent upon which student visa option is selected. All options include continued support before, during, and after arrival, including guaranteed job interviews and job placement assistance as well as Spanish classes for the duration of your visa. Select options allow for additional language explorations other than Spanish.   
 
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Teach English in Spain on a Student Visa Program
 
 
Which student visa option is right for me?
 
Spain student visa options are available in both Barcelona and Madrid. You can expand on a summary of each option below and click through to the individual city student visa pages for additional details. 
 
 
   Madrid Visa Options:
 
 
This Madrid Student Visa Option Includes: 

Madrid TEFL Class plus 1-year Student Visa offered through Universidad Europea del Atlantico.  Learn more.

7 Months of Part-Time Spanish Classes (3 hours per week) – Students will receive 3 hours of part-time classes per week for 7 months in order to keep your Spanish progressing throughout your time in Spain.

6 months of Ongoing Professional Development Leading to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL Evaluation with Teaching Supervisor – As this is a university course, an assessment will be conducted of your paid teaching placement. This can be a visit from a team member, your boss or supervisor. The evaluation is given to ensure you are meeting all of your teaching requirements and also that the school is meeting their requirements as an employer.

Cultural Activities - Cooking classes, dance classes, visits to museums, and conversation workshops are just a few of the activities you can participate in to experience and gain insight into Spanish culture and history.

Premium CV/Resume Service that connects you with over 300 schools - Upon your arrival, we will schedule a meeting with you to go through your CV/resume and make any needed edits. From there, we will send it out to our partner’s premier school and academy list.

Pre and Post Arrival Assistance - Includes organizing accommodations, setting up a bank account, acquiring a cell phone, etc. Upon arrival, a Trainee Support Coordinator will sit down with you about how to obtain your NIE (foreign identification card). They will go through a step by step list of what needs to be done. You will receive a packet of legal documents that must be filled out then presented to the Ministry of Foreigners Department.

The Advanced TEFL Course: Students will also have the opportunity to complete an Advanced Certificate in TEFL which includes:

- Young Learners in the ESL Classroom
- Teaching Business English
- Pronunciation and Phonetics for Spanish Speakers
- Advanced Grammar for ESL Teachers
- New Methodologies in the ESL Classroom
- Exams & Assessment in ESL

Fee: Approximately $4,200 USD ($900 USD deposit + 2,800 Euro balance). The total cost for this option does not include any visa fees. All visa fees must be paid by the student to the consulate directly. Visa fee for Americans is approximately $160 USD.
 
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Designed for ITA TEFL class graduates who have successfully completed a fully accredited in-person TEFL or TESOL course.

Includes:   1-year Student Visa offered through Universidad Europea del Atlantico (including Spanish language & culture classes and ongoing professional development training that will lead to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL).  Job placement assistance for teaching English in Madrid, housing assistance, visa assistance, and additional support is included. Learn more.
 
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7 Months of Part-Time Spanish Classes (3 hours per week)
 – Students will receive 3 hours of part-time classes per week for 7 months in order to keep your Spanish progressing throughout your time in Spain.

6 months of Ongoing Professional Development Leading to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL

Evaluation with Teaching Supervisor
 – As this is a university course, an assessment will be conducted of your paid teaching placement. This can be a visit from a team member, your boss or supervisor. The evaluation is given to ensure you are meeting all of your teaching requirements and also that the school is meeting their requirements as an employer.

Cultural Activities
 - Cooking classes, dance classes, visits to museums, and conversation workshops are just a few of the activities you can participate in to experience and gain insight into Spanish culture and history.

Premium CV/Resume Service that connects you with over 300 schools
 - Upon your arrival, we will schedule a meeting with you to go through your CV/resume and make any needed edits. From there, we will send it out to our partner’s premier school and academy list.

Pre and Post Arrival Assistance
 - Includes organizing accommodations, setting up a bank account, acquiring a cell phone, etc. Upon arrival, a Trainee Support Coordinator will sit down with you about how to obtain your NIE (foreign identification card). They will go through a step by step list of what needs to be done. You will receive a packet of legal documents that must be filled out then presented to the Ministry of Foreigners Department.

The Advanced TEFL Course: 
Students will also have the opportunity to complete an Advanced Certificate in TEFL which includes:

- Young Learners in the ESL Classroom
- Teaching Business English
- Pronunciation and Phonetics for Spanish Speakers
- Advanced Grammar for ESL Teachers
- New Methodologies in the ESL Classroom
- Exams & Assessment in ESL
 
Start Dates: Each Monday throughout the year

Total cost:
2,900 euros Deposit: 600 Euros (paid to International TEFL Academy)

Remaining Balance:
2300 Euros (paid to partner school at least 30 days in advance of your arrival)

NOTE: All visa fees must be paid by the student to the consulate directly. Visa fee for Americans is approximately $160 USD. Visa fees are not included in tuition.
 
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Includes: 1-year Student Visa offered through Universidad Europea del Atlantico (including Spanish language & culture classes and ongoing professional development training that will lead to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL).  Job placement assistance for teaching English in Madrid, housing assistance, visa assistance, and additional support is included. Learn more. 

More Details:

7 Months of Part-Time Spanish Classes (3 hours per week) – Students will receive 3 hours of part-time classes per week for 7 months in order to keep your Spanish progressing throughout your time in Spain.

6 months of Ongoing Professional Development Leading to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL Evaluation with Teaching Supervisor – As this is a university course, an assessment will be conducted of your paid teaching placement. This can be a visit from a team member, your boss or supervisor. The evaluation is given to ensure you are meeting all of your teaching requirements and also that the school is meeting their requirements as an employer.

Cultural Activities - Cooking classes, dance classes, visits to museums, and conversation workshops are just a few of the activities you can participate in to experience and gain insight into Spanish culture and history.

Premium CV/Resume Service that connects you with over 300 schools - Upon your arrival, we will schedule a meeting with you to go through your CV/resume and make any needed edits. From there, we will send it out to our partner’s premier school and academy list.

Pre and Post Arrival Assistance - Includes organizing accommodations, setting up a bank account, acquiring a cell phone, etc. Upon arrival, a Trainee Support Coordinator will sit down with you about how to obtain your NIE (foreign identification card). They will go through a step by step list of what needs to be done. You will receive a packet of legal documents that must be filled out then presented to the Ministry of Foreigners Department.

The Advanced TEFL Course: Students will also have the opportunity to complete an Advanced Certificate in TEFL which includes
 
- Young Learners in the ESL Classroom
- Teaching Business English
- Pronunciation and Phonetics for Spanish Speakers
- Advanced Grammar for ESL Teachers
- New Methodologies in the ESL Classroom
- Exams & Assessment in ESL

Who can apply for the program? International TEFL Academy graduates who have successfully completed an online or onsite TEFL Certification course and wish to live and work in Madrid, Spain for at least one year on a student visa. Participants must also have a bachelor’s degree and be at least 21 years old. If you do not meet these requirements, you will need to interview and be accepted into the program prior to enrolling.

When should I apply for the program? You should apply for the program at least 3 months before you want to be in Madrid. The student visa process can be lengthy so you want to be sure to give yourself enough time. 

Students must register for one of the start dates:
July 8, 2019
December 2, 2019
July 20, 2020
December 9, 2020

Total Cost: 3,300 Euros

Deposit: 700 Euros (paid to International TEFL Academy)

Remaining Balance: 2600 Euros (paid to partner school at least 30 days in advance of your arrival). 

Induction Day –The program start date, will be a mandatory program orientation that includes information on specific teaching skills, grammar revision, lesson planning, classroom management, as well as an introduction to living and working in Madrid.

6 Observed Teaching Practices at the Center – Following the induction day, participants begin two weeks of lesson planning and feedback. You will be giving English classes to adults with levels from beginner to advanced in a 1-to-1 or group classroom setting. You will receive lesson-planning assistance prior to your classes as well as feedback directly after each teaching practice. This is completed during your first two weeks in Madrid.

6 Weeks of Intensive Spanish Classes and Cultural Activities – Once participants have completed their two weeks of teaching practices, they will be able to begin Spanish classes. Students will be given a level test and placed in a class that suits his/her needs. Classes are from 9am – 1pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm for 20 hours per week.

NOTE: All visa fees must be paid by the student to the consulate directly. Visa fee for Americans is approximately $160 USD. Visa fees are not included in tuition.
 
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Madrid Student Visa Homepage
 
 
    Barcelona Visa Options:
 
Designed for: ITA TEFL graduates only (no other company certificates accepted) who have successfully completed our TEFL, TESOL, CELTA course in-person or our Online TEFL course, looking to receive a student visa in Barcelona Spain. 
 
Includes: 7-12 months of language classes and a student visa. Language classes are not restricted to just Spanish and also include Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, and Hebrew. 
 
Fees: Ranges from 1,850 Euro for a 7-month language study to 2,900 Euro for a 12-month language study.
 
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Designed for: Those looking to complete an accredited TEFL course in Barcelona and receive a student visa in Barcelona.
 
Includes: Barcelona TEFL Class plus a 8-12 month student visa (your choice on lenght of time). Language classes are not restricted to just Spanish and also include Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, and Hebrew. 
 
Fees: Ranges from 3,250 Euros for the 1 month TEFL class and 7 months of language classes for an 8 month student visa ranging up to 4,100 Euros for a 12-month student visa for TEFL class and language classes. 
 
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Barcelona Student Visa Homepage
 
 
 
Teach English in Spain on a Student Visa Program
 
 
Barcelona vs. Madrid
 
Can't decide between Barcelona or Madrid? Our ITA alumni are here to share their favorite aspects of living life in these two cities to help aid in your decision...
 
 
Barcelona Highlights:
 
 
"In a city as international as Barcelona, whatever you want you can find here! I'm currently taking a Jamaican dancehall class. I joined a hiking group that I found on meetup.com and that was one of the best things I could've done here. I have met several good friends through this group and I have seen so many cool parts of Spain and France that I would never have known otherwise! You'll also never get bored of eating here - they have everything!" - Bekka Burton
 
 
"Living in Barcelona for 3 years, there is never a dull moment. There have been and continue to be outstanding people I have met, good and bad experiences that I treasure, food that brings nothing but pure joy to my taste buds, breathtaking and inspiration cities traveled, siestas (that often last longer than they should), festivals that have given me cultural insights, wine that flows from morning long into the next day, and much more, I'm not even exaggerating!" - Allen Tunstall
 
 
"If you're considering Barcelona, you probably already know about its nightlife. This goes along with the culture and the food in Barcelona. It's normal to eat dinner at 10pm. In fact, if you're eating between 6-8pm, people will definitely know you are not from around there. So once you're done eating dinner, stroll to the beach for the massive nightclubs, or meander through the side streets until you find a Caribbean bar with the BEST mojitos!" - Jillian Morgen
 
 
 
Madrid Highlights:
 
 
"Life in Madrid is upbeat. It reminds me of New York City, but everyone seems to be happier. It is easy to adapt here because so many people in Madrid still speak some English, especially because there are so many people from different parts of Europe living here, so if you don't know Spanish you are not completely clueless about what is going on around you. The nightlife here never ends. There are bars and discos everywhere. You can always find somewhere to go." - Emily Egan
 
 
"The culture in Madrid is generally very laid back. It offers all the excitement and hustle of a typical city, but moves much slower than its American counterparts. More priority is given to social time and meeting friends, and vacation is more abundant. Public transport is very good - Madrid has one of the best metro systems in the world! Planes, trains, and buses will get you everywhere you need to go for relatively cheap. There is also a large American expat presence in Madrid." - Colin Brown
 
 
"The culture in Madrid is wonderful! People are very friendly and helpful. They definitely run on the Spaniard clock, so if you are meeting up with Spanish friends and they say 11, they mean 11:30. As far as nightlife (clubbing), these people are party animals! Most people do not go out until 1am and they like to stay out until 5 or 6am. Madrid is full of events and there is always something going on: intercambios, copas in the many plazas, festivals, food markets, and much more." - Andrea Hart
 
 
 
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