Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: Training lasts 4 weeks. Teaching contracts September to June, with summer camps during school holidays.
Cost: $1,650 USD / €1,529 EUR for 4 weeks TEFL training (€1399 early bird price)
Salary: As a full-time English teacher in Spain you should expect to earn on average between €1100 and €1400 per month.
Start Dates: See Training tab
- Highest TEFL qualification, validated by Trinity College London and recognised by the British Council and employers worldwide.
- 4-week courses which provide you with all the required skills and knowledge to work successfully as an English teacher.
- No previous teaching experience is required.
- For both native and non-native speakers of English.
Spain offers a unique European location to get TEFL certified, with unbeatable perks such as a fantastic climate, wonderful people, exciting cuisine and a laidback lifestyle.
Spain has recently suffered from the economic downturn and unemployment figures are soaring. However, when it comes to teaching English, work is still plentiful as more and more people are looking to increase their language skills in a bid to increase employability and gain university entrance. Traditionally, the level of English has always been low in Spain compared to other European countries, making teaching English as a foreign language a lucrative market.
This TEFL training course is a very intense 4-week course with highly qualified trainers offering a unique experience to live and work in the sunniest city in Spain and experience everything that Spanish culture has to offer – not to mention a very close proximity to some world class beaches. With an international airport, the rest of Europe and even Africa is just a short skip away, making this an excellent opportunity for travel during holidays and long weekends
Your teaching course is a professional TESOL qualification course validated by Trinity College in London, recognised by the British Council and employers worldwide as a qualitative course for TEFL teachers. This 4-week - 130 hour intensive course runs full time, Monday to Friday and is a combination of guided lesson preparations and observed teaching practice. The course covers the 5 units of the Trinity Cert TESOL qualification including; Teaching Skills, Language Awareness, Learner Profile, Materials Assignment and Unknown Language. Additional classes includes Business English, teaching young learners, how to evaluate and test students as well as advice on how to write an effective CV/resume, interview techniques and guidance on how to find teaching jobs in Spain and worldwide.
During your training you will also receive assistance with sorting out all necessary documents and processes essential to living and teaching in Spain, such as residency permits, bank accounts, CV writing and Cultural Immersion.
Course start dates for 2017 are;
9th January – 3rd February
6th February – 3rd March
6th March – 28th April (8-week part-time course)
3rd April – 28th April
1st May – 26th May
5th June – 30th June
3rd July – 28th July
31st July – 1st September (5-week course including a 1-week break)
4th September – 29th September
9th October – 3rd November
30th October – 22nd December (8-week part-time course)
13th November – 15th December 2017 (5-week course)
Full-time TESOL course schedule:
Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.30, including some short breaks and a lunch break
Part-time TESOL course schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 16.30 to 21.30 + Fridays from 9.00 to 17.30
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be offered full guidance on finding a paid job in Spain. Most placements tend to be in the Malaga and Granada area, however placements are available in all areas of Spain.
As an English teacher you can expect to teach between 10 and 30 hours per week. The Spanish school year runs from September to June, however there are also summer language camps available during school holidays, meaning work is always available.
With your qualification you will be able to teach in any private institution, such as language schools, bilingual private schools and international colleges. For the majority of placement you will be working with adult learners, however there are also opportunities to work with young learners. There are also opportunities to work as an in-house company teacher, teaching Business English
This course is an extension of the training received during our 4 or 8-week intensive TEFL course. It provides you with the opportunity to develop your professional skills, fine-tune your strengths, and improve upon any weaknesses. At the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of your achievements that will enable you to kickstart your TEFL career. You can also include the option to improve your Spanish.
You will do a combination of guided and non-guided study for at least 20 hours each week. As most teaching jobs will require you to work in the evenings, this course takes place in the mornings.
- Teaching practice + self evaluation and feedback
- (Online) specialised modules. Examples are:
- Teaching Cambridge Exam classes
- Teaching Young learners
- Teaching Business English
- Teaching Grammar
- Teacher Development assignments to reinforce and expand on skills
- Experienced teacher observation
- Blogging about experiences and relevant topics
- Administrative & marketing tasks at our school
- Spanish classes
The program length is usually 5-11 months
Travel & Accommodation
Upon arrival in Spain we can arrange for airport transfer from Malaga airport to your accommodation for an additional fee (€35).
Accommodation during your training is available from approximately €400 per month, various option are available including shared flats, private flats, host family and student residences.
All apartments are inclusive of Internet access, electricity, gas and water and are fully furnished, including sheets. Accommodation is reserved through payment of a €100 deposit (separate from your tuition deposit).
Accommodation during your teaching placements is not included, however guidance will be provided
- Minimum age 18.
- Minimum commitment of 4 weeks.
- Native or near native command of the English language. Non-native speakers are required to provide proof of language ability. Pre-enrolment interview required for all applicants.
- Ability to work at university level.
- CRB check to work with children.
- Presentable appearance.
- Necessary vaccinations.
- Necessary flight & visas – these are not included.
- Full travel & medical insurance – this is not included. Please see our info pages for more information and to get a quote
€1,529 EUR / $1,650 USD** Project Fee (€1399 early bird special offer*).
Professional Development Course is an additional €750 (min. 5 months at €150 per month).
* Sign up and confirm your place three months in advance to receive the early bird special offer price.
** Currency conversions are approximate.
*** Placements are secured through a €400 non-refundable deposit on the project fee.
As a full-time English teacher in Spain you should expect to earn on average between €1100 and €1400 per month.
The Project Fee includes full 130 hour TEFL training course and certification, recommendation letter, job guidance, Internet access, cultural advice, language course exchange & 24-hour support.
What's Not included
Flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance, airport transfers, food, accommodation and domestic travel are not included. Full assistance will be offered in getting all these supplied and sorted out.
Shared accommodation is available from approximately €400 per month, various option are available including shared flats, private flats, host family and student residences.
Placement Support Package
For your trip, we will help you organise and plan everything you will need from start to finish. Our coordinators know each project & country like the back of their hand, and will be able to offer personalised advice to ensure your trip is well-planned & executed to perfection.
This includes one-to-one assistance planning and booking;
- Pre-departure Support - Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Essential Items and anything else you will need before you set off.
- Ongoing In-country Support - whilst you are on the project you can Contact us at any time with any questions or concerns and we will do whatever we can to help.
- 24/7 Emergency Support - a phone number that you or your family can ring at any time, night or day in case of emergency.
Our Placement Support Package costs £249 / $349 / €295 per person, and can be purchased once you are ready to confirm your place.
If you are not from the European Union or do not hold an EU passport, it is likely that you will need a visa to enter Spain for study and work. For this reason, if you are interested in taking a course with us, it is important that you contact your local Spanish consulate to find out what specific agreement your country has with Spain.
That being said, the following countries do not require a visa for up to 90 days in Spain for non-lucrative purposes i.e study and tourism.**
Andorra, Argentina, Australia , Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Darussalam, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Macao, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
**Visa and entry requirements are always changing. Please check with your local consulate for the most up to date information.
This means that if you are from one of the countries listed above, you can enter Spain to study without any additional papers other than your passport.
Short term study visas are also available that allow you to study for a period of no more than 6 months, which does not allow you to gain employment. Applicants who choose this option will have to inform us of their home country’s requirements and we will aid you where we can with the relevant paperwork.
Would you like to stay long term and work in Spain?
For those of you who would like to stay long term and work in Spain who reside outside the EU area, it is quite complicated to obtain a work visa. This is due to government regulations requiring employers to prove that someone from within Spain or the EU cannot do the same job as you. For English teachers, this means getting sponsored for a visa essentially requires you to compete with the entire UK. The odds are not in your favor.
The good news is, it is not impossible! You could apply for a long-stay student visa which allows you to work up to 20-25 hours per week. A minimum of 20 study hours per week over a course of more than 6 months is required for this visa to be approved. This means you’ll need to sign up for some kind of course during that time. Our 4-week Trinity CertTESOL course followed by our TEFL+ Professional Development Course or intensive Spanish course is a great option.
According to the Spanish Consulate, a long term visa allows the applicant to stay in the country for a period of longer than 180 days. When you arrive you will need to apply for the student residence card within 1 month after the date of arrival at the Immigration Office here in Malaga. This card (the NIE) will allow you to be eligible for work. We do provide assistance for our trainees with the residency permits for an extra fee by going with you to the immigration office to help with the paperwork. If you are interested in this service, contact us for more details.
Non-EU citizens should check with their local consulate to find out the specific requirements and/or paperwork they will need. Any paperwork you may need from the academy will be gladly provided.
For U.S applicants, remember that processing times for visas can take up to 3 months including gathering all the required paperwork. Give yourself enough time to complete everything you need.