Course Duration: 4 weeks Tuition: $1,555$1455 - $540 deposit (remaining balance due 30 days before course date)
Between Madrid’s fascinating history and exciting arts, culture, and nightlife, there’s little wonder why it continues to be one of the top destinations for our English-teaching alumni.
People have lived in Madrid for thousands of years. The Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, and Moors all called Madrid home before the Spanish royal family declared it Spain’s capital city in 1561. Evidence of the city’s rich cultural history can still be seen in architecture and ruins throughout Madrid, intermixed with skyscrapers and landmarks from its modern revival.
Now the 3rd largest city in the European Union, Madrid is considered one of the greenest and most livable cities on the continent, and with the 3rd largest GDP in the EU, it has undeniable influence on regional economics and politics.
Madrid’s vibrant nightlife is without a doubt one of its biggest draws. Whether you are in the mood for tapas and flamenco or cocktails and jazz, you can find it in Madrid, the city that “nunca duerme” (never sleeps).
The TEFL Institute’s Madrid facility is located in the heart of the city, a quick walk to train and metro stations, museums, restaurants, bars, and shops. Our school features a kitchenette, a fully stocked multi-media library, and a Wi-Fi computer lab.
We welcome every new class with a welcome pack from the City of Madrid and orientation session, which consists of informal meals and cocktails where you can mingle and connect with your fellow students and alumni. TEFL Institute Madrid also hosts monthly cultural events, and provides Spanish cultural classes on history, civilization, art, politics and drama. Spanish courses are available at a discount from a partner school.
The course meets Monday – Friday and is broken into three sections. The first section meets Monday – Thursday from 9:30 AM – noon and focuses on theory; the second sections meets Monday – Thursday from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM and focuses on application; and the third section, which is a paid internship, meets on Fridays from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and some weekdays between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Please note that the internship is 40 hours and takes 6 weeks to complete.
Please note that for student teaching/observation, we request that you adhere to business causal conventions (no jeans, no facial piercings, cover any visible tattoos).
Though we do not provide housing there are many housing options in Madrid. Most students choose to stay in a hostel initially and then look for an apartment once they arrive. (This process typically takes up to a week.) Many students choose to share housing to cut down on costs. Nearby hostels start at 16/night for a shared room, and range up to 35/night for a private room. Once you are enrolled, the on-site coordinator will advise you on housing options and answer any questions.
Madrid has a single airport, Barajas Airport. Once you are in Europe it is easy to travel via long-distance buses and high-speed trains, both of which are easily accessible in Madrid. Madrid itself features an extensive Metro network of 13 lines and 272 stations, making it the 6th longest metro system in the world. An impressive bus system also services the city, and taxis and car rentals are also available.
Madrid has hot, dry summers and, due to its elevation, chilly winters with occasional snow. Spring and autumn are rainy but pleasant.
Tuition DOES NOT Include:
Job placement assistance
Pre-enrollment and departure advice
Certificate and holder
Accommodation and meals
Homestay arrangement fee
Travel to and from the course
Visa, if needed
Medical insurance (TEFL Institute can recommend medical insurance)