Madrid is not only the capital of Spain, but also the most populated city in the country and the nerve center of the government and economy, all of which make it a great location for taking a teacher training course.
Famous as one of the most welcoming and hospitable capitals in Europe, Madrid is a very cosmopolitan city that is home to a wide range of cultures from all corners of the globe. Here you will find countless opportunities to make friends and to work alongside people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Regardless of the time of year, you will never be short of things to do in Madrid. Indoors you can explore many fascinating art galleries, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, as well as numerous museums. When the weather is fine (which it generally is) you can enjoy the city’s fantastic parks such as El Retiro or El Capricho and in the evenings the vibrant nightlife will constantly surprise you with its color and variety.
Although walking is often the best way to explore the city, you can also rely on Madrid’s excellent transport network to get you around. The Metro, bus services, suburban train and the public bicycle rental service (BiciMad) are all reliable and affordable options, while trips further afield are convenient via the country’s modern air, road and rail networks.
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The teaching staff at the Madrid Trinity College CertTESOL centre has a combined total of 60 years’ experience in teacher training. The course is a validated Trinity College London CertTESOL course that is accepted and recognised by the British Council allowing graduates to apply for British Council teaching jobs around the world. The certificate is also welcomed by international educational organisations that hire teachers covering all age groups.
The Madrid program also meets a QCF Level 5 high-quality standard which means it is one of the world's most reputable training centres. As well as the best quality basic training, you will also be given the opportunity to specialize in business English, teaching English to young people or general English.
Worldwide, Lifetime Job Placement
One of the main things that set us apart from many other training centers is our lifetime job placement program. Upon graduation we will provide extensive help in finding the perfect job to suit you and we are happy to help in any job search you undertake as long as you remain a TEFL or TESOL teacher. We can also now guarantee a 1-year teaching job to any graduate in a state/public or chartered Madrid bilingual school. These 12-month positions offer good pay and conditions and are renewable after the first year.
The training center in Madrid offers an unbeatable package that includes the Trinity College CertTESOL course, TESOL or TEFL certificate, our unique job placement service, pre and post-course parties, travel assistance, accommodation, Spanish classes in an accredited Cervantes Spanish school, job workshops, and CV and interview preparation.
Our recommended accommodation is available to any trainee who has fully paid for their training course in advance. Our TEFL Course + 4 week optional housing package offers excellent value for money as most housing agencies in Madrid charge first and last month security deposits that amount to between 1300-1500 euro even before you move in.
We can provide a room in an apartment shared with an ex-student or a local Spanish person who is attending the free English classes that are given during the training course. All apartments in this package are located in safe and pleasant areas that are within easy reach of the school and local services such as supermarkets, restaurants, banks, and public transport.
The fee for this accommodation offer is 625 euro all-inclusive.
The four-week period begins on the day you move in, so we recommended that you plan to arrive in Madrid on the weekend before the course starts. This allows you to stay throughout your training until the Saturday or Sunday after the last Friday of the course.
If you would prefer alternative accommodation we are also happy to help you find a suitable hotel, hostel, guest house, homestay or even an Airbnb. We can offer advice on the best areas in terms of location and access to amenities etc.
- 20 April 2020 - 15 May
- 25 May 2020 - 19 June
- 29 June 2020 - 24 July
- 3 August 2020 - 28 August
- 7 September 2020 - 2 October
- 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.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
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.