STUDENT VISA OPTIONS TO TEACH ENGLISH IN MADRID, SPAIN

 

Do you want to get TEFL certified & teach English in Spain?

Are you looking for a way to live legally in Madrid and improve your Spanish?

Are you an American or other native/fluent English speaker from a non-European Union (EU) country?

 

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 and receiving ongoing teacher training leading to an Advanced Certificate in TEFL through the University Del Atlantico.

International TEFL Academy has partnered with an accredited school in Madrid, Spain to develop special packages that will be offered to all International TEFL Academy students and alumni. These packages will provide you with a student visa that enables you to legally live and study in Madrid, Spain for one year with the right to apply for authorization to work (and it is renewable). 

These packages are based on which ITA TEFL class you take: Madrid, Online TEFL Class, or any one of ITA's other 25 in-person TEFL classes around the world.  All options include continued support before, during, and after arrival, including guaranteed job interviews and job placement assistance as well as Spanish classes for one year. 

Each offering outlined below is for those of you who wish to obtain a student visa to develop your teaching skills, learn Spanish & teach English in Madrid, Spain. With a student visa, you will have the right to apply for permission to work. This is for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time (20 hours is considered full-time for an English teacher, but if you want to work more than this, we will help you get private work as well). This is not an automatic right but we have yet to know of someone being rejected for this and we will help you apply for this process through our agency network once you have finished the course.  The student visa is valid for one year with the option to renew.

Please read How to Apply for a Student Visa in Spain

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A Student Visa includes a legal right to teach English in Madrid, Spain.

Options are based on which TEFL Class you take. Click on the three options below to expand and compare programs.
 
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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

 

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.
 
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:
December 2, 2019
January 9, 2020
February 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
March 30, 2020
June 22, 2020
July 27, 2020
August 31, 2020
October 6, 2020
November 3, 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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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 needs to 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


This option includes 7 months of online classes to help students further their teaching skills and allows the flexibility to travel in your free time. While you do not need Spanish to teach English, learning Spanish will allow you to actively participate in the social and cultural life. This is not only interesting and exciting but also allows you to grow on a personal level. These part-time Spanish Language courses provide great training and allow students the flexibility to fully immerse themselves in Spanish culture. 

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Small Classes: Maximum 8 with an average of 5.

Central Location: In the heart of Madrid.

Professional Teachers: All the teachers are native speakers with advanced degrees and experience.

Spanish Classes for all Ability Levels: From complete beginners to fluent speakers.

Museum & City Tours: Gain firsthand knowledge from expert guides and instructors of Spanish history & culture, including the city's great museums and landmarks.

Access to Self-Study Center and Other Resources

Ongoing Training for TEFL Lesson Planning & Professional Development

This Option Also Involves ‘Cañas y Tapas’ evenings: Here, you can enjoy food and drink typical of Spain, whilst making friends with other students from the school.


a) Applicants generally need to be over 21 and hold a university degree. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will then organize an interview with the Director of Studies.  Non-native English speakers are also considered on a case-by-case basis and will be required to write an essay and participate in a phone interview. 


b) International TEFL Academy graduates who have successfully completed his or her TEFL Certification course and wishes to live and teach English legally in Madrid, Spain and study Spanish for at least one year on a student visa.


You should apply for this at least 3 months (no exceptions) before you want to be in Madrid.  You will also need to be in your home country to go to the Spanish Embassy or Consulate, i.e, if you are an American, you need to be in the US when applying.  The student visa process can be lengthy so you want to be sure to give yourself enough time.  Make sure to arrange an appointment with the Spanish Embassy or Consulate no less than 6 weeks and no more than 12 weeks before your intended arrival.


Please review the options below to decide which offering fits your profile.  You can discuss options with your ITA admissions advisor if you are unsure.


Students will work with an accommodation advisor to find temporary or permanent housing in Madrid.

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