Take our 4-week TEFL/TESOL in-class course in Malaga
Art, nature, culture, beaches, fiestas, real Spanish traditions, enchanting neighbouring towns and villages and plenty of sunshine; these are just a few of the reasons why you should choose Malaga as the city in which to earn your TEFL certificate.
Malaga is the main city on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, where the sun shines for more than 300 days every year.
The birthplace of Picasso, where you will find the largest collection of his works at the Picasso Museum. The Alcazaba fortress and palace, home of the rulers of the Muslim sultanate of Malaga.
It’s not hard to see why Spain is one of the most attractive countries in Europe for teaching English as a foreign language.
Most teachers head straight to Madrid or Barcelona but there are many more stunning cities in Spain for teaching English abroad.

TEFL in Malaga | TEFL Spain | ITTT

There are plenty of great reasons to take your TEFL International certification course in Malaga: real Spanish traditions and festivals are everywhere, great art, fine food, beautiful beaches and spectacular weather are just a few reasons why you’ll love it here.

Malaga is the capital of Costa del Sol—a wonderful region in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast. The sun shines more than 300 day a year and Malaga is preparing to be elected as the European City of Culture by 2016. You’ll love your Spanish environment, be motivated by your students and come away from the course ready to teach the world English.

Culture, Architecture and Art

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Spain, with a history dating back to 700 BC and its culture is rich. Just consider what it has to offer:

  • The birthplace of Picasso--where you will find the largest collection of his works at the Picasso Museum.
  • The Alcazaba fortress and palace, home of the rulers of the Muslim sultanate of Málaga.
  • The Roman amphitheatre, built in the age of Augustus.
  • The splendid Cathedral, constructed during the first half of the sixteenth century.
  • The Historical District of Málaga, where architecture from different centuries mingle, as is to be expected in a living and constantly evolving city.

Andalucia is the home of flamenco dance. Festivals throughout the year can be experienced first-hand and almost on a daily basis. We’ve also got great local bars where the distinct Spanish guitar can always be heard in the background.

Modern Malaga is a tourist center within Costa del Sol, with plenty of beaches, cafes, restaurants and sun. It’s a food-lover’s paradise as well and you'll never run out of tapas bars to explore. Local eateries serve local food from grilled fish and other Mediterranean food to classics such as paella and grilled meat.

Malaga nature and beaches (playas)

Playa de la Malagueta: This is a beach very popular with the local people, nearly one mile long with good facilities and lifeguards. This Blue Flag-awarded beach is urban in nature and located only 10 minutes from the center of Malaga so dining options are plentiful

Playa Palo: Located next to El Candado marina and ideal for sailing, diving and swimming, this beach has plenty of small coves, life guards, a promenade, pleasant atmosphere and a wide range of suitable facilities.

Playa Huellín:, A fairly busy beach town, which has its promenade named after Antonio Banderas. You'll find a good atmosphere here, with beach bars, life guards, and good facilities. This beach is accessible by bus.

Playa Las Acacias: This is a very popular beach and only a 10-minute walk from the training center. It has grey, fine sand and excellent facilities. It is nearly a mile long aswell. There are long rocky breakwaters that divide it into sheltered sandy coves. It’s very popular with young people and great at night, with a lively promenade.

El Torcal Park Nature Reserve: The wonderful mountain range in Antequerra can be found roughly 13 miles north of Malaga city. It's known for its unusual limestone rock formations, and within the park's 7 square miles are some of the most fascinating and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. There are three routes through the park for walkers, the longest of which allows you to see the coastline of Africa.

National Park of Malaga: The Montes de Málaga, covering an area of area of 4,762 acres, is located 6 miles to the north of the city of Málaga at an altitude ranging between 300 and 900 feet above sea level. The park is full of small valleys covered with pine trees, a species abundant in the area. In addition to the beauty of the landscape, the services provided by the natural park, such as parking spaces, picnic areas, and toilet facilities, guarantee a pleasant visit while at the same time protecting the environment.

Nerja Caves: These are some of the best in Spain, with pre-historic roots and impressive vistas.

Malaga Transport

The main international airport for the Costa del Sol is Malaga airport, with flight connections to over 60 destinations worldwide. Currently, it’s one of Europe's largest international hubs, with many expanding airlines throughout Europe and to North America, it's even easier and cheaper to get to. Once you're in Malaga, take a ferry or fast-cat directly from Malaga across the Mediterranean Sea to Melilla, North Africa. Or you can go towards Algeciras passing through the famous surfing resort of Tarifa, and then take a ferry over to Tangiers or Ceuta - Gateways to a whole new world.

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The School

TEFL International’s center in Malaga is breathtaking. It sits atop a hill overlooking the famous, Costa del Sol. Gaining certification to teach will prove to be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of your life. Given its location and wonderful campus, Malaga will prove to be the most unique course you can take.

The Malaga TEFL program is a four-week, intensive course with 120 hours of training. The most important aspect being the 8-10 hours of observed teaching. You’ll be assessed by and receive advice from experienced teachers whose job it is to prepare you for the classroom. We also offer great job guidance. All of these services considerably exceed international industry standards.

Our high quality facilities include everything you need to successfully complete our course.

We’ve got a computer lab, a resource library and great classrooms.

  • We use a highly mentored, small group approach which ensures maximum participative learning
  • We train and assess your knowledge of the English language
  • You will become skilled in teaching language to people of other cultures
  • A Personal Skills & Qualities (PSQ) feature
  • Job Guidance
  • In a great historical and cultural location
  • Set on a magnificent campus

Malaga has over 70 schools in their system and they all require TEFL certification. With our course, you’ll find it easy to start teaching immediately. If you’d like to experience Malaga for a short while before heading out into the great big world of ours, we’ll still help you find a job in almost any country you’d like to teach in.


TEFL International’s accommodation in Malaga is included in the cost of your course. For the duration of your stay here, you’ll have a private bedroom and attached bathroom. We have a great restaurant and bar on the facility as well as a swimming pool, deck, dance studio, community room along with many terraces and a nice yard. We even have a basic fitness center and Wi-Fi.

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