Madrid is a thoroughly modern and diverse city that is home to a multicultural population that is happy to share their hometown with visitors. As the capital and economic hub of the country, Madrid is also known for its booming market for qualified English language teachers, with a large number of jobs available in many different fields. Public and private schools, language centers and private businesses are all good options to explore once you have completed the course.
Madrid is also popular due to its wide choice of things to see and do. At one end of the scale the city has several world-class museums and galleries, such as the Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. If art and history is not your thing then maybe you will enjoy the vibrant nightlife that offers a new experience every night of the week. Or maybe you would prefer to chill out in one of the city’s many peaceful parks and gardens that provide the perfect environment for relaxation.
Although Madrid is a large capital city, the center is easily explored on foot. If you want to explore the wider area you can take advantage of the inexpensive public transport system that includes the Metro, bus services, suburban trains and a public bicycle rental service (BiciMad).
The Madrid CertTESOL course is validated by Trinity College London which means it is recognised by the British Council who have teaching jobs on offer in dozens of countries worldwide. With a CertTESOL qualification you can also confidently apply to most other international educational organisations, no matter what type of school or the age range of the students. With a combined experience of over 60 years in the field of English language teaching, the Madrid tutors will provide the very best start to your new teaching career.
During the course each trainee is given the opportunity to specialize in teaching English to young learners, teaching business related English, or to stick with teaching general English. For the above reasons, as well as its rating of a QCF Level 5 high-quality standard, the Madrid school is regarded as one of the most reputable training centers in the world.
Worldwide, Lifetime Job Placement
The training center in Madrid is an excellent gateway into an English language teaching career as it literally guarantees a job for every course graduate. If you choose to stay in Madrid the center will arrange a 1-year contract at a state/public or chartered bilingual school in the city. If you choose this option you will receive a good rate of pay and comfortable working conditions, as well as the chance to renew the contract after the first year is expired.
If you don’t want to stay in Madrid, we can also help you find a suitable job elsewhere in Spain or anywhere else that you would like to work. All our job hunting assistance is available for as long as you remain an English language teacher.
If you want to avoid paying any fees or deposits when finding accommodation in Madrid, you should take advantage of the center’s own recommended option. This option is a private room in an apartment shared with one of our ex-students or a local Spanish student who is attending our free English lessons. Every apartment we use is located in a good area that is close to the training center and other essential services.
The fee for our recommended accommodation is 625 euro for the length of the course.
Although it offers great value for money, our recommended accommodation is not compulsory. You are free to find your own place to stay or we can recommend hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area that we know to be of a good standard. We can even arrange a homestay package if you would prefer. Simply let us know your requirements and we will do all we can to help.
- 12 October 2020 - 6 November
- 16 November 2020 - 11 December
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.