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 & culture at the La Aventura Espanola. This school is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, which is the highest accreditation a Spanish language school can obtain in Spain

International TEFL Academy has partnered with an accredited language 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 study 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.
 
 

INCLUDES:
Madrid TEFL Class plus 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.

FEE:
Approximately $4,200 USD ($900 USD Deposit + 2,800€ balance). The total cost for this program 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.

HOUSING:
Housing costs are not included.

TEFL COURSE DATES & AVAILABILITY:
More information on TEFL Course Dates

WHEN TO ENROLL:
You must register at least 3 months in advance as it takes at least 90 days to process your student visa before you depart for Spain.

WHO CAN ENROLL:
International TEFL Academy graduates who have successfully completed an onsite TEFL Certification class other than in Madrid. 

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.

FEE:
Approximately $3,325 USD (2,900€) including Spanish language lessons, student teaching, student visa, 1-week practicum & orientation, and local support for 1 year.  Students will pay a 600€ balance to International TEFL Academy.  The final balance of 2300€ will be paid directly to TtMadrid.

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE:
This fee does not include your TEFL course tuition. The total cost for the program also 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.

WHEN TO ENROLL:
You must register at least 3 months in advance as it takes at least 90 days to process your student visa before you depart for Spain.

WHO CAN ENROLL:
International TEFL Academy graduates who have successfully completed a 170-Hour Online TEFL Class.

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.

STUDENT TEACHING IN MADRID:
This option also includes 6 hours of observed teaching practice at the Madrid TEFL Center. Observed student teaching will last 1-2 weeks and is required to receive job search guidance from the staff in Madrid. These hours will be completed separately from a student's practicum requirement as students must possess their TEFL certificate prior to beginning the Madrid student visa.

FEE:
Approximately $3,800 USD (3,300€ - 700€ deposit + 2,600€ balance).

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE:
This fee does not include your TEFL course tuition. The total cost for the program also 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.

WHEN TO ENROLL:
You must register at least 3 months in advance as it takes at least 90 days to process your student visa before you depart for Spain.

 

 
Click below to expand and view option features:
 


1 Year of Spanish Classes:
 Spanish classes (10 hours per week) will be held at our TEFL Madrid sister school, La Aventura Espanola, which is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, which is the highest accreditation a Spanish language school can obtain in Spain. You will have a level test and then work with the class coordinators on finding the class and schedule that will best suit your needs. La Aventura Espanola offers 3 Spanish course program options.

1 Year of Cultural Classes & Activities (10 Hours Per Week): Cooking classes, dance classes, visits to museums, and conversation workshops are just a few of the activities you can participate in and experience and gain insight into Spanish culture and history.

Premium CV/Resume Service:  You will be connected with over 300 English schools and academies in Spain. Upon your arrival, our director in Spain will schedule a meeting with you to go through your CV/resume and make any needed edits. From there, it will be sent out to their premier school and academy list. 

Guaranteed Job Interviews for Teaching English in Madrid: You will get a chance to interview with the top schools in Madrid as well as career advice - the TEFL Madrid class was established in 2005 and has built a tight network with top schools. The language schools in Madrid value the quality and standard our TEFL Madrid class holds for its TEFL trained teachers.

Use of Facilities: Resource room which includes an extensive variety of English teaching books, computer access, Wi-Fi, teaching materials, scanner, and photocopier. 

Pre & Post Arrival Assistance (Including Student Visa Process): 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 with you of what needs to be done. You will receive a packet of legal documents that need to be filled out then presented to the Ministry of Foreigners Department. The TEFL Madrid director will assist you in this process and make all necessary appointments for you.  


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 the personal level and La Aventura Espanola can help you with this! You will see how fast you will progress and how many doors the new language will open for you.

La Aventura Espanola offers excellent facilities and is located in a setting conducive to learning. Click below to expand and view option features:


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.


To provide you with the option of permanent or temporary accommodation before you arrive, we have negotiated a deal with Sal y Ven.  For 60€, our agent will send you photos of rooms available for your arrival date. You can choose the place you prefer and they will arrange for someone to be at the flat with keys upon your arrival.


The advantages of using this agent are that you don't have to pay anything prior to arriving, the deposit is 350€ (others can ask for up to 1000€), it doesn't require any bank guarantees, and you can stay as long as you like. Rooms cost 400 - 510€ ($430 - $550 USD) per month. Each flat comes with Internet and a cleaner once a week for the communal areas.  From our experience, this is the most hassle-free option available - and we're there to help you every step of the way.

  • If you love the apartment and your roommates, you can stay there for the duration of your time in Spain.
  • If you hate it, you can move out at the end of the month and get your deposit back to invest in a new flat.
  • If you want to move, but not right away, you have somewhere you can stay indefinitely while you scope out the market and the neighborhoods of Madrid.
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