Due to its status as Spain’s capital city and its economic center, Madrid has had a strong demand for foreign English language teachers for many years. The city is also a favourite as it is open and friendly to visitors and it has a warm climate that is pleasant for much of the year.
Whether you visit in the summer or winter, you will find plenty of things to keep you busy when you are not in the classroom. Art lovers will be overwhelmed by the number of museums and galleries on offer, while night owls will never tire of the city’s endless variety of entertainment options. If you prefer to relax among the peace and quiet of natural surroundings then the parks and gardens of Madrid will suit you just fine.
When it comes to getting around, walking is often the best way to get to know the city. However, for longer trips you can jump on the Metro, or use local bus services, suburban trains or even the public bicycle rental service (BiciMad). For trips further afield, you will find Spain has a modern network of air, road and rail that should cover anywhere you might want to go.
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We believe that the CertTESOL course in Madrid is a great choice for you as it is operated by a team of trainers that have a combined teaching experience of over 60 years. The fact that the course is validated by Trinity College London also means that our graduates are able to apply for British Council teaching jobs in countries on all continents of the world. With the CertTESOL on your CV you can also apply for jobs with almost any international educational organisation, regardless of the type of school or the age range of the students.
As the Madrid program meets a QCF Level 5 high-quality standard, it is generally considered to be one of the most reputable training locations in Europe, if not the world. To increase your future job options, you will also be given the opportunity to specialize in teaching business related English, or teaching English to young learners.
Worldwide, Lifetime Job Placement
A vital part of our program is to ensure that all our graduates have the best post-course job options available. We provide extensive job hunting services to every successful trainee for as long as they continue their teaching career. If you have a preference to teach in a specific country we will be happy to help. If you would like to stay and work in Madrid, we can guarantee you a one year contract at a state/public or chartered bilingual school. These teaching jobs pay a competitive salary and the contracts are renewable after the initial first year.
If you choose to join the Madrid center you will receive the highest quality training for your Trinity College CertTESOL course, a TESOL or TEFL certificate upon graduation, the full benefit of our job placement service, a welcome party and end of course party, travel assistance, accommodation, Spanish lessons in an accredited Cervantes school, job hunting workshops, and help with CV and job interview preparation.
As long as you pay your course fees before the training begins you will be able to take advantage of our great value accommodation package that provides a private room in a shared apartment. If you choose this option you will stay in the home of an ex-student from one of our previous courses who has stayed on to work in the city, or a local Spanish student who attends the free English lessons that are an integral part of the training program. Every apartment that we use is close to the center and located in a safe neighbourhood that offers good facilities and services.
The recommended accommodation is priced at 625 euro for a four week period. If you would prefer an alternative option, we can also arrange for you to stay in a local hotel, hostel, homestay or guest house. With our local knowledge we are certain to find you the perfect accommodation solution no matter what your preferences.
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The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
to be paid in advance
to be paid one month before the start of the course
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid directly to the school, either by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer, 30 days before you start your course.
(to be paid on arrival)
What are the payment options?
Students can pay for their courses using the following payment methods: Credit card (VISA, Mastercard), PayPal, bank transfer or Western Union. If you want to pay with a bank transfer, we will email you the bank details.
How does the Madrid Trinity CertTESOL application process work?
You apply through the ITTT website. As soon as we receive your application, we will review it and pass you on to the staff in Madrid who will send you instructions with the necessary steps to complete your application. To be accepted on the course, you must pass both the written and spoken tests.
After you have passed both tests, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance on the course. To guarantee your space, you must then pay the deposit. If you need to speak to a student advisor about accommodation, student visas (if you are a non-EU national), or other administrative and banking details, we will schedule a Whatsapp call.
One calendar month before you start, you must pay the final payment. Once you are fully paid, the Madrid team will send you details on how to access the "Student Moderation Zone". This is where you will upload your work throughout the course. After the course, you will use the "Student Moderation Zone" to type in your CV/resume so we can send it to the many language schools waiting to interview you for their available jobs.
What does the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid include?
Trinity TEFL certificate after passing the course
Exclusive, lifetime and worldwide job assistance service for our graduates in language schools and academies around the world.
Some packages include one or more of the following extra options:
Accommodation (4 weeks)
1-year student visa
One-year Spanish course at an accredited Cervantes Institute school
When do you run the Trinity TEFL courses in Madrid?
The Madrid training center runs 10 TEFL courses throughout the year. The first course starts in January and the last one in November.
What is the Trinity course timetable?
The Trinity CertTESOL and TEFL certificate course runs full-time for 4 weeks. It comprises 150 hours of study: pre-course work, classroom training, lesson planning, 20 hours of teaching practice time, 10 written assignments, peer teaching practice, feedback, and employment opportunities.
The course schedule is: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm - with one hour for lunch. Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, followed by 1 hour for lunch and then from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm will be the teaching practice classes where trainee teachers teach non-English-speaking students with levels ranging from A1/A2 (Beginner) – C1 (Advanced).
Teaching practice is observed, critiqued, marked and uploaded to your student management zone for the external moderator to check. You will deliver lessons that you created to non-native English speakers. You will get feedback so that you know how you are progressing and help to prepare for the moment when you go solo in your teaching career.
The center has scheduled a total of 20 hours teaching practice time into the course. 8 hours of experienced trainer demonstration classes, 6 hours of peer group practice sessions (rehearsals) and 6 hours teaching 1-hour classes to groups of non-native English speakers.
Who usually enrolls into the TEFL course in Madrid?
The profile of students who enroll in TEFL courses in Madrid is very diverse and multicultural, but the most common profile is one of a university graduate woman about 27 years old. Most of our students are from the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. We do accept non-native speakers of English from other countries who are highly proficient in the English language. Age isn't an obstacle either. We have had students between the ages of 21 – 68 years young enrolled each year in Madrid TEFL courses.
Who takes the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid?
Trinity TEFL courses are for those who want to become qualified and certified English teachers. They want a certificate that is truly recognized and accepted by the British Council. They want a teaching certificate that will allow them to work and live in any country where there is a need for teachers with British Council accepted teaching certificates. Those who take our course are those who want to invest in a certificate that will ensure them employment in any country where they may wish to teach.
What can I expect from the Trinity course in Madrid?
The Madrid TEFL course enables students to become qualified teachers of English as a foreign language with a high chance of getting their first job as soon as they finish the course.
In addition to classes with our team of trainers, the TEFL program includes teaching practice classes with non-native English speakers of different English proficiency levels. The objective is to ensure that your teaching practice is as realistic as possible in preparation for your future career as an English teacher.
What is the weather like in Madrid? What kind of clothes should I put in my suitcase?
Madrid is a city with a dry climate and little rainfall, which is concentrated during October, November, December, and April. In general, summers (June to August) are hot and winters cold (December to February), so what you put in your suitcase will depend on the time of year you visit Madrid: light clothing and natural fabrics to combat heat and warm clothing for the coldest months.
Don't forget to include comfortable shoes and informal clothes to walk around the city and some smart casual and elegant clothes and shoes to enjoy Madrid's nightlife.
Don't worry if you forget something at home. There are many department stores in Madrid where you can get clothing and footwear at different prices during your stay in the city.