TEFL Madrid BLOG

  • Motivating Students to Learn English - TEFL teachers
  • Motivating Students to Learn English - TEFL teachers

    From the first day of classes we teachers have to understand that more than being a teacher for our students, we are true sellers. But not to market products or services, but to offer knowledge. In this case a new language.

     

    When you decide teaching English abroad, it is important to know how to sell and present our ideas in an attractive way, and to convince that the learning they are getting with us is advantageous for them, and catching their attention.

     

  • Tips to Survive your First TEFL Job in Spain
  • Tips to Survive your First TEFL Job in Spain

    Becoming a TEFL teacher in Spain, a dream of many but fewer could make it till the end. TEFL Madrid Academy has been in the business for years and we know well what works best to survive your first TEFL job and how to make it less stressful and more fun. 

  • 5 reasons why non-native English teachers match up to natives
  • 5 reasons why non-native English teachers match up to natives

    Whether non-native English teachers match up to the natives is a conversation that has been the subject of heated debate over the past few years. Statements like “non-native English teachers are better than native speaking teachers” and “Teaching English abroad is practically impossible for non-native English teacher” are common conclusions of either of the debating parties. 

  • Teaching english as a foreign language in spain
  • Teaching english as a foreign language in the XXI century: a new approach

    Nowadays deciding to become a teacher of english as a foreign language (TEFL) has increasingly become a second career for professionals of a wide range of backgrounds. Being english the most popular language talked, taught and used in business and daily life all around the world, it is not uncommon to encounter that professionals from the administration to the engineering realms had become english teachers as a second job or a suitable and enjoyable career after retirement. 

  • What is TEFL Accreditation About
  • What is TEFL Accreditation About?

    The term accreditation refers to the process of confirmation of the standard or quality assurance of both professional or education certifications. Accreditation in a particular field attempts to factor in some reviews over a designated period and final approval from a stand-alone body that oversees that field. The primary example is the regular accredited process of universities and other schools to affirm that they still have all it takes to produce genuinely qualified professionals that are relevant and acceptable to influence the larger world.

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  • Madrid Lifestyle -TEFL Visa to study and work

    We help you get your student visa, then we also help in making the smooth transition you’ve dreamt of, we don’t just stop there, we go ahead and give you a job!

    If you have any online TEFL course that does not meet the requirements –not the worry, we have several other options for you. Write to us and we will guide you through.

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  • How To Stand Out From The Crowd As A TEFL Teacher

    Are you planning to adopt a career as a TEFL teacher or to improve your professional reputation by TEFL in Spain? Then this bucket list is equally helpful to achieve your goals. It all starts with the branding of your name as an English teacher which can be done through social media, blogging, podcasts and business cards to present yourself as the well-known industry voice for TEFL abroad. While the defining factor is the way you craft your CV as a TEFL professional and this article will tell the easiest ways to get things done. 

  • TEFL MADRID GRADUATES 2018
  • Congratulations to all our TEFL graduates, December 2018.

    Graduation day brings with it a roller coaster of emotions for grads and their families alike. It’s a time of celebration and achievement. There is reflection on past trials and successes as well as hope for the future. 

    TEFL graduation is exciting—it sparks hope for the future and invites graduates to dream big.

     

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  • Living Abroad as a Couple TEFL Life
  • Living Abroad as a Couple

    A lot of our articles have focused on TEFL teachers and those pursuing the career with the assumption that they're single and have the freedom to drop their relationship at home and go abroad. However, there have been situations where a couple decide to follow down this path together.

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  • Tips to Graduate In Your TEFL Course abroad

    Finishing your TEFL course is no easy task, what with the intensity and vast curriculum you'd need to cover. To make matters worse, most of the advice people share involves choosing the course or planning for life after you graduate, but very little touches on getting through the intensive classes and passing your exams. So in this article, we shall take at a few tips that can help you graduate your TEFL course with flying colors.

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  • Classroom Management: Tips and Tricks

    Something they very rarely teach you in TEFL courses yet is supremely important in your TEFL journey is classroom management. It's not that TEFL courses are intentionally skipping over a vital component but that unless the academy stresses on practical training, like the TEFL Madrid, there's very little opportunity for you to learn about it. Even if you're an experienced teacher, when you step into the class on a new day and see commotion, it's easy to let it overpower your senses.

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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.