Madrid has long been one of the most popular cities in Europe for teaching English abroad as there are always jobs available. If you are looking to find a good quality teaching position as soon as you graduate, then Madrid is the perfect choice for your CertTESOL training course.
Studying and working in the Spanish capital is a real pleasure as it is one of the friendliest cities in the region and a true multicultural center where people of vastly different backgrounds live and work together. You will also find there are plenty of things to occupy your free time no matter what your interests. Art lovers can feast on dozens of famous museums and galleries, while at night you can enjoy the diverse entertainment options. Live music, dance clubs, local cuisine, fine wines, theatre, Madrid has it all.
When exploring the city center you will probably be happy on foot, but if you want to see more of the city you can jump on any of the public transport options including the Metro, buses, suburban trains, or even the public bicycle rental service (BiciMad).
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With over 60 years of teaching experience between them, the tutors at the Madrid center certainly know what they are talking about. They will guide you through the CertTESOL course and help you find employment upon graduation. As the course is recognised by the British Council, graduates can apply for British Council teaching jobs that are available in countries worldwide. The CertTESOL is also welcomed by many other international educational organisations that provide English instruction to students of all backgrounds and ages.
The Madrid training center is generally regarded as one of the most reputable in the world as it meets a QCF Level 5 high-quality standard and it allows trainees to further specialize in either teaching business English or teaching young learners.
Worldwide, Lifetime Job Placement
Another major reason why the Madrid center stands out is its lifelong job support service. All our graduates can take advantage of our extensive support services for as long as they need them, regardless of where in the world they would like to work. On top of this, we also guarantee a 1-year teaching job to any graduate who chooses to stay and work in Madrid. These positions are at state/public or chartered bilingual schools and come with good pay and conditions and the option to renew the contract after the first year.
As most housing agencies in Madrid charge fees and security deposits that can amount to as much as 1500 euro, the center’s own recommended accommodation is a popular alternative. For a fee of 625 euro for the four week period of the course you will have a private room in an apartment that is shared with an ex-student or a local Spanish person who attends the free English classes that we run during the training course. All the apartments we use are located in safe and pleasant neighbourhoods that offer local services such as supermarkets and restaurants. They are also within a short journey of the training center.
We are also happy to help you find any other style of accommodation that you prefer, whether it is a hotel, hostel, guest house, homestay or even an Airbnb. As we know the local area like the back of our hand, we can offer sound advice on the best places to stay depending on your individual needs.
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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.
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.