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    There are many myths and theories about how to learn a second language. Most people quit trying because they think it is too difficult as an adult or because they don't have enough talent. Nevertheless, several linguistic studies have shown the opposite. Here there is a list of the top TED talks on the topic, plus several methods for the acquisition of a second language tested by the authors.


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  • Places to visit in Madrid

    Madrid start up information


    Here at TEFL Madrid Academy, we have all gone through the process of moving from our hometowns to start a new life in Madrid. We understand that this can sometimes be an extremely daunting experience. Never fear! That's why we are on hand to make this experience as easy as possible. WE are here to guide you in all things Madrid. From your orientation around the city to seeing the sights and the surrounding areas.


    Places to visit in Madrid


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  • How Important Is Spanish For a TEFL Teacher in Spain?

    Do I need to learn Spanish in order to become a TEFL teacher?


    One of the most common questions people ask when it comes to TEFL courses in Spain is whether they'll be able to successfully carry on with their lives and be a good TEFL teacher without the knowledge of the local language, Spanish. 

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  • Getting around Madrid-TEFL Students




    Madrid is a fantastic city for exploring and with such excellent transport links from the city centre all the way to the suburbs, there really are no excuses not to use them.


    Getting to and from Madrid airport - TEFL experience in Spain

    One of the most important things for our new students is (of course), knowing how to get from the airport to their accommodation in the city. Well you can get from the airport to the city 4 different ways.

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    Congratulations to our new TEFL Graduates in Spain!

    We're so proud of you for achieving your TEFL/TESOL degree! The best of all things is to learn: money can be stolen, strength may fail, but what you've learned is yours forever. Believe in yourself, in your talent and skills, that have brought you to this special day.

    Congratulations on your graduation! Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Always follow your dreams and believe in yourself.


  • Some of the reasons Spain makes a top destination for TEFL students

    You might be wondering if it is still a good idea to teach English in Spain. That’s understandable.


    There may be a little feeling of uncertainty since the recent Catalan Referendum for Independence held last October 1, 2017, which the central government in Madrid has denounced. Since then, the Spanish and Catalan governments are gripped in a deadlock and a pending coup d'état.

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    Learning a new language while abroad


    While you pursue your TEFL career in the foreign shores, it's but only natural to want to learn the native language where you're staying at. In fact many people move to a foreign country to learn a new language, such as spanish, and imbibe the culture of the country. As you may know, the easiest and fastest way to learn a language is speaking it on a daily basis and being there amongst the local people, immersing yourself in their culture.


  • How to Choose your TEFL Asian Destination

    If you've always harboured a desire to move to Asia, or couldn't get a ticket to Madrid for your TEFL job, well it could actually turn out to be a masterstroke of luck. Asia is one of the fastest growing regions and TEFL teachers are in huge demand out here since nobody actually speaks English fluently. It's also got a very unique culture where you can relish new experiences, learn a language and customs that are completely alien, and more importantly earn quite a lucrative salary in comparison to other regions.

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    Decoding The Terms associated with TEFL

    If you've ever been vaguely interested in teaching English abroad, you're likely to have encountered TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, TESL, and probably some hundred other acronyms, abbreviations and terms in your search. Even to a professional teacher working in the field, a lot of these terms might be confusing and for a rookie, downright intimidating. So in this post, we will try to decipher the various terms and try to understand where and why they're used and what exactly do they mean. 


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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.