Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 120 hours
Total Course Tuition: $1,400 USD
Booking Fee: $350 USD
Why take your TEFL Course in Spain?
Spain is a beautiful country, blessed with plenty of sunshine, spectacular beaches, a gorgeous countryside and cities with a long history. It is no wonder that so many people fall in love with Spain and think about ways of being able to stay in the country for longer than just the vacation time. The program in Madrid includes job-placement support not only for all of Spain but also for other parts of the world.
Study in Madrid
The school in Madrid is located in the business district of the city, in an ultra-modern, spacious building, featuring a state-of-the-art computer equipment, an extensive resource library with CDs and DVDs and a projector. It is also very close to train and metro stations, museums, restaurants, bars, and shops. The training center welcomes its graduates even after they have left and landed a job in Madrid if they wish to prepare their classes in the library of the school.
Accredited TEFL Program
Our TEFL course in Spain has successfully met all of the International Accreditation Organization (IAO)’s accreditation requirements and, as a result, our program has been awarded Full Accreditation by IAO. Our institute has been awarded Full Accreditation after being evaluated under the International Accreditation Organization’s standards of global best practices in: Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance. IAO’s full accreditation is a proof that we offer education that is on par with global education standards and that our institute is fully committed towards continuous improvement in the ever-evolving field of education.
120-Hour On-Site Certification
Our 4 week, accredited TEFL course in Spain provides for a high-quality practical training. During the training, there are daily study sessions, in which you learn teaching methodology, classroom management, how to teach accent reduction and interesting grammar classes. A major portion program is spent on preparing, teaching, and evaluating classes. The teaching-practice students are real students, whether locals or immigrants to the region. The onsite TEFL course in Spain is perfect if you have never taught English before and if you are serious about teaching English long-term. You will gradually acquire new skills, and get immediate feedback from your trainer.
2017 Course Dates
4 September – 29 September
2 October – 27 October
6 November – 30 November
Included features within Total Course Fee:
4 Week Onsite Course Content
I. Foreign Language Experience
The trainee will complete a daily learning journal during the foreign language experience. The focus is upon critical reflection on the learning experience and useful insights for teaching.
II. Language Awareness
· Grammar: Inputs cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal’s and voice.
· Phonology: Covering: phonemics, rhythm, stress, intonation, place & manner of articulation and connected speech.
III. Student Profile
Trainees work with individual students on rapport-building, error analysis and correction and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required including transcription and error analysis of audio and written samples, culminating in a 60-minute session observed by a trainer.
IV. Teaching Techniques
V. Teaching Practice and Observation
· 3 hours of observing experienced teachers
· 1 hour observing professionally developed video
· 12 hours of peer observation
· 1 hours of shared teaching practice
· 6 hours of individual teaching practice
VI. Material’s Project
Madrid is one of the world’s great capital cities. People here are cheerful, friendly and generally very helpful. Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world, after Chinese and English. Tourists consider Madrid as a very beautiful and spectacular city which you best discover while walking.
Our staff in Madrid will support you in finding employment in Spain, after successfully completing the TEFL certification program. As English teachers are in demand in Spain, there will be no problem in helping you securing employment.
Depending on your qualifications and teaching experience, the average English teacher can earn between 12 and 16 euros per hour. The hourly wage can go up to 25 euros, with a certain level of preparation required.
Considering preparation time and travel to the classes (student’s office), you will, most likely, work 20 hours per week. If your compensation is 14 euros/hour, your monthly paycheck will amount to approximately 1,100 euros—sufficient to live a moderate life in Spain. Although it will not allow you to fly home often, you can live in the city center, eat out regularly, go out on the weekend and take some weekend trips to other places in Spain.
As you continue living in Spain, you will learn how to get better deals with schools the second year around. You can easily reach 1,500 euros/month, specially if you teach private lessons. If you can, look for “block hours” at a language school. This means no commuting time or waiting around between classes. These classes often entail teaching children.
The best is to settle for a full-time contract with all classes at a single location. Such contracts often come with a greater number of work hours. Business classes usually take place early in the morning, at 8am, or at lunch time (1pm). You won’t find any classes between those times. After school is when the block hours start appearing, typically from around 4pm until 10pm. This means your work day can be 14 hours long!
Most of our students use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the course. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.
Alternatively, we will gladly assist you set up your housing with an additional fee of $150 USD (plus the cost of the accommodation).
Should I get Health Insurance while I take my TEFL course in Spain?
All legal residents of Spain have access to free healthcare provided by the government. As an EU citizen, you have to show your healthcare card to benefit from it. Individuals who don’t have a legal status in Spain should obtain International Health Insurance.
Is it easy to get a Work Visa in Spain?
If you are citizen of the EU, you can easily work in Spain. It will take more time to find working visa assistance if you are an American citizen, Australian or any other non-EU country resident. If you are an American with family living in an European country, you may even be eligible to apply for the Spanish citizenship, in addition to your American one. Find out more at your local Spanish Consulate. Other than that, you have to find a school that will be willing to apply for a work visa for you.
Is Vacation paid?
The usual teaching season only lasts from mid-September until late June. For the rest of the year, you may be unemployed, unless you are willing to work in a summer camp for children in July and August or teach privately. This also applies for Easter and Christmas breaks.
What are some places to visit while taking my TEFL Course in Spain?
Azca Area: Located in one of the most modern areas of the city, next to the Paseo de la Castellana and near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Azca is an area filled with a multitude of nightclubs and pubs. The most notable places here are the Orense Street with its Salsa atmosphere and Avenida de Brasil, with its large nightclub where many people meet and dance until early morning.
Paseo del Prado: The walk through a beautiful botanical garden.
Museo Reina Sofia: It’s a contemporary art museum. During your “free” time, visit Picasso’s masterpiece, “Guernica”. (The MOMA in New York is still mourning for having to turn this work over to Spain per Picasso’s instructions).
Palacio Real: It’s a beautiful palace with extraordinary rooms in which the Spanish Royal family lived until 1931.
Prado Museum: The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.
How is the weather in Madrid?
Madrid is considered to be one of the healthiest cities in Europe, due to its proximity to the mountains of Somosierra (to the north and north-east), Guadarrama (north-east) and Toledo (south and east). A constant stream of clean air flows into the city from almost all sides! The most pleasant weather falls between May and mid-July when average temperatures reach 20° C to 32° C (68°F – 90°F). It can get hot towards the end of July and throughout August. Sometimes, temperatures climb to 40° C (100°F) during the day. Night-time temperatures drop to 18° C (64°F). Although the temperature may be high, the humidity in Madrid is very low. Here’s the reason why high temperatures can be more easily tolerated. September is a pleasant month, with temperatures down to approximately 25° C (77°F). October with an average daytime temperature of 20° C (68°F) is still a great time to visit. During the winter months, the temperatures drop, and the daily average is 9° C (48°F). The weather in Madrid is mostly dry. It rains occasionally, especially during the winter months.
By attending this TEFL course in Spain, you will receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts in Spain, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be an eclectic mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless charm and entertainment of Spain.