MADRID STUDENT VISA OPTIONS

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).

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Student Visa Options for TEFL Madrid

These packages are based on which ITA TEFL class you take: Madrid TEFL Course, Online TEFL Course or any one of ITA's other 20+ 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.

Read More: How to Apply for a Student Visa in Spain

Options for Enrolling in Spanish Classes
& Getting a Student Visa in Madrid, Spain

A Student Visa includes a legal right to teach English in Madrid, Spain. Options are based on which TEFL Course you take. Check out the three options available to you below.

Questions? Speak with an International TEFL Academy Expert advisor, we're here to help!

Please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form below.

Madrid Student Visa Option

Program 1: Madrid TEFL Course + Student Visa

Features

This Madrid Student Visa Option Includes:

Madrid TEFL Course plus 1-year Student Visa offered through Universidad Europea del Atlantico.

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

Fees

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.

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

 

Application

Who can apply for the program?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

When should I apply for the program?

You should apply for the program at least 3 months 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 U.S. 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.

Got questions or want to sign up? Please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form below.

Program 2: Other In-Person TEFL Course + Student Visa

Features

Designed for ITA's TEFL course graduates who have successfully completed a fully accredited in-person TEFL or TESOL course.

This option 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.

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

Fees

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.

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

Application

Who can apply for the program?

International TEFL Academy graduates who have successfully completed an 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. 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 U.S. 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.

Got questions or want to sign up? Please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form below.

Program 3: Online TEFL Course + Student Visa

Features

Designed for ITA's TEFL course graduates who have successfully completed a fully accredited online TEFL course.

This program 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.

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

Application

Who can apply for the program?

International TEFL Academy graduates who have successfully completed an online 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. 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 U.S. 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.

Got questions or want to sign up? Please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form below.

Fees & Start Date

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).

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.

Students must register for one of the start dates:

  • October 4, 2021
  • November 1, 2021
  • December 7, 2021
  • January 10, 2022
  • February 7, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 16, 2022
  • June 13, 2022

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.

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

Each of these 3 options include:

  • An Advanced TEFL Training: 7 months of online classes to help students further their teaching skills and allows the flexibility to travel in your free time.
  • Spanish Classes: 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.
    • 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.
    • Access to Self-Study Center and Other Resources.
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Got questions or want to sign up? Please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form below.

Enrollment Information for Madrid
Student Visa TEFL Offering

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course or offering, it is imperative that you speak 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 Course.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form.

Online TEFL Courses

Full-time/Part-time 💻

ITA offers two Online TEFL Courses that are taught by expert professors & incorporate live practice teaching. These 2 courses enable you to get certified at home in just 4 weeks, or in 11 weeks while working full-time or going to school.

 

Worldwide TEFL Courses

4-Week, Full-Time 🏫

International TEFL Academy offers accredited TEFL certification 4-week courses in 23 locations worldwide. 

 

Accreditation

OFQUAL, Level 5

All ITA TEFL courses meet or exceed international standards for professional-level TEFL certification and are internationally accredited. Our certifications are recognized worldwide & our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries.

 

Job Search Guidance

Lifetime Assistance

All ITA students & graduates receive lifetime Job Search Guidance to gain employment teaching English in up to 80 countries worldwide, including personal guidance from experienced advisors.

 

Visit the Spain section of our blog & our video library for more stories by our alumni about their experiences teaching English in Spain.