A student visa allows Americans & other
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.
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:
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.
Students will work with an accommodation advisor to find temporary or permanent housing in Madrid.