Are you an advanced English speaker? Do you like teaching? If the answer is “Yes” then you have almost everything you need to start your new professional career and life in Spain. Spain is in high demand for teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) all across the country. The advantages of teaching English in Spain are endless: the cheaper cost of living than in northern European countries, the fun-filled social life, the rich culture and history, the hospitality of its peoples and their wonderful weather and their praised-all-over gastronomy.
One of the best cities to teach English in Spain is, by far, Madrid. Madrid is the Spanish city offering more opportunities for English teachers. The exceptional amount of schools and private academies makes it easier for professional and certified EFL teachers to find a job. Though Madrid is more expensive than other Spanish cities, the salaries are also higher. Madrid has a unique atmosphere and an agenda full of leisure plans all-year-round.
Madrid is the city that never sleeps, the city you may complain about for the hustle and bustle but the place you are always longing to come back. What to say about the language, Madrid is excellent for learning the Spanish language, the many ways of speaking (even within the same city) of Madrileños will make you learn many characteristic expressions of this region. And if you need a small break from Spanish, there is no need to worry, there are many foreigners and other EFL teachers in Madrid you can speak English or your native language with!
There is one more thing you need to know if you are considering to be an English teacher in Madrid. The best schools and academies look for accredited, professional EFL teachers. Take into account that being a teacher entails great responsibility, you need to be fully trained to be able to deliver successful classes, to address the specific needs of your students in English and to manage properly in multicultural environments.
There are programs such as the Road2Spain TEFL program by the school EBC, endorsed by the Trinity College London, which has the guarantee of being a top-quality course. With the Road2Spain program, students obtain their official International TEFL Certificate Course in only 4 weeks, they have 4 weeks accommodation for their TEFL course, and one year Spanish course with TANDEM Madrid, at an accredited Cervantes Institute school (Cervantes Institute is the most prestigious institution in charge of promoting the Spanish language and Hispanic culture around the world). That is not all, students obtain a one-year student visa and enjoy all the advantages of the job placement services of EBC. The priority given to EBC newly-graduated teachers of English makes it easy for them to find a worldwide, lifetime and proactive job placement.
Who could have thought that living a new life in Spain could be so easy? It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and start doing something you like.
Travel, learn, and teach in Spain!