TEFL Madrid BLOG

  • 10 Best Things to do in Madrid as a TEFL student
  • 10 Best Things to do in Madrid as a TEFL student

    Madrid is a city with so much history, culture, and other fun activities, it could take a lifetime to get through them all. People dream of coming to Spain to get a taste of what is at your doorstep when you train to become a TEFL Teacher at TE Madrid.

  • TEFL Madrid Graduates
  • Congratulations to our first 2020 Graduates!

    Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

                      Steve Jobs to Stanford in 2005

  • TEFL Madrid - Teaching English Online
  • TEFL Madrid - Teaching English Online

    I remember when I started working as a TEFL Teacher in Spain. There were times when I felt that I was unable to do the travelling I wanted to do because I simply did not have the time or the freedom to do so. 

  • Who takes a TEFL Course
  • Who takes a TEFL Course?

    TEFL is a certificate that makes you eligible to teach English anywhere abroad. If you are thinking to adopt this profession then you might be interested in questions like, who take a TEFL course? What qualifications are required to enroll in a TEFL course and how to survive your TEFL course abroad. Keep on reading to find the answers. 

  • Ongoing Professional Development Is A Must for ESL Teachers
  • Ongoing Professional Development Is A Must for ESL Teachers!

    Although a TEFL certificate provide the ESL teachers with all the necessary knowledge and practical skills to teach the language anywhere abroad but there is always a need for improvement since the ESL industry and its demand are changing rapidly. Therefore, ongoing professional development is a must for ESL teachers. It not only keeps them updated with the latest ESL knowledge but also helps them to carry out teaching-learning in an effective manner. Find more about the need for ongoing professional development for TEFL educators.

  • Teaching Business English - TEFL teachers
  • Teaching Business English - TEFL teachers

    This is the most common question asked by the TEFL educators teaching general English to the language learner. So, TEFL Madrid Academy has created this post in order to answer this question and to provide some useful information about teaching business English in a TEFL setting. Read on to find the key differences between business English and general English and the general requirements for teaching business English.  

  • TEFL Grammar
  • TEFL Grammar

    Teaching and learning English in a TEFL class is always fun but there are some concepts that are hard for both parties. Yes, we are talking about TEFL grammar. On one hand, the students find it difficult to quickly grab the key point while the teachers also struggle with various strategies in order to teach it effectively. TEFL Madrid Academy has created a list of tips and tricks to teach ESL grammar in an effective way. 

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    The key to getting an English teaching job is turnover and knowing the hiring seasons.

    Off season Hiring: Jobs do open during the off season as not all schools fill every job and employees do not always stay for their full term.  Follow our professional advice regarding hiring seasons and the interview process and you will find opportunities.

    Many jobs entail 10 to 12 month contracts. September, October are busy hiring periods with many contracts ending in July. January is a secondary season. Main period will be about 50-60% turnover. Secondary season about 25%.

    Summer camps in Europe offer great opportunities for those looking for shorter commitments.