Canterbury TEFL

Canterbury TEFL


Canterbury is one of longest running and most reputable TEFL programs in Spain with Canterbury Consulting Spain, the parent language school, providing English language services in Madrid since 1994.

We are actively involved in education through the Madrid City Council and The Chartered College of Teaching and have created our own successful, international education programs; The British Spanish Schools Exchange Programme, BSSEP and English Adventures, where we offer an additional, unique TEFL Summer Camp Training course and camp employment.

Canterbury has been awarded numerous language immersion contracts by the Madrid City Council due to our quality, reputation and longevity as an organization.

Canterbury TEFL directors are founding members of the UK´s prestigious, Chartered College of Teaching.

With over 2000 graduates our teaching staff and program are renowned in EFL teaching circles.


Calle Covarrubias 22
2º Derecha
28010 Madrid Madrid

Programme discounts on TEFL training+Spanish classes, 6 month+1 year student visas

We are currently offering a limited promotional discount on our 6 month and 1 year programmes both of which
include student visas and housing options.


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I arrived in Madrid in January of 2017. Twenty-three, fresh college graduate and no idea what I had just done. Surely, this had been a mistake. What was I thinking?
Fast forward one year later and I had just gone home to the United States for Christmas. It’s funny how I remember returning home as such a strange experience, when just one year before, the strange part had been arriving in Madrid.
I built a client base there and crafted a schedule that I truly enjoyed. I didn’t know a single thing about teaching, or evidently, even about the English language. Suffice it to say, the entire experience would have been impossible without Canterbury. The course, and the help they offer after the course, are both exceptional. I would have gotten nowhere without them, and largely because of them, I returned home at the end of my experience a far more capable person than the one who stepped off of that plane in January 2017.
There is not a shadow of a doubt that teaching English in Spain was the most rewarding experience of my life. Steve Jobs famously stated, “you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
Trust that a year from now, or even ten years from now, you’ll look back and the dots will connect. Despite the fear, the inexperience, the homesickness and the long days, teaching in Madrid was exactly where I was supposed to be.
And I am so much better for it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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I started with a dream of working and living in Madrid, Spain and I'm proud to say that Canterbury TEFL helped me achieve it. Moreover, I graduated with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate that I can use to work anywhere in the world.

Professor Dr. John Bouse does an excellent job at crafting memorable lessons, and there is a lot of hands on practice opportunities in class. I left feeling confident and prepared to teach the students that Canterbury set me up with upon course completion. The course is academically rigorous enough to integrate the studied material, but you will have plenty of time to enjoy Madrid.

Of course, this decision requires diligence, perserverence and a thirst for adventure. If you are ready to discover a new culture and try a new profession, then I would recccomend Canterbury as the community to support you along the way.

Thank you all for a phenomenal experience!

What would you improve about this program?
Some of the materials could be re-recorded and updated/modernized.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Canterbury offers a well-rounded program for all seeking a TEFL to teach English as a foreign language. Canterbury Madrid provides a learning environment that adapts to all needs. Classes give good insight too what it is like to teach in Spain preparing the students well.

I chose TEFL Madrid because it was the most well-rounded program that fit all my needs. I chose to complete a TEFL certificate because I was moving to Europe and wanted to have a certified way of employment. Even though Canterbury is more focused on preparing its students for teaching in Spain, the program is still one of the best I have seen around the EU.

The program is well worth the time, effort, and money since the staff work with you to help you find job placements throughout Madrid. They have something for everyone and will even help you with job recommendations if you plan to leave Spain and teach elsewhere.

I was employed straight after my time with Canterbury in Spain working in summer camps and then finally when I moved to Austria I was employed at a private kindergarten. I work when I need to and thoroughly appreciate the skills I learned with Canterbury's program.

I would recommend this program to anyone and to contact James for more information.


Yes, I recommend this program
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Edna Anyijap

In search of a career change, teaching English seem to be what would fit in naturally with me, but I didn't know how to go about it. Luckily I found the Canterbury TEFL Program online and I went on to register with them.
Our classes were quite intensive but our teacher, John, made them quite interesting and the learning value was quite evident. Prepare to focus totally on this course while you are at it. it lasts only a month, but you will be in class, studying at home or working on assignments, research papers and reports daily during this period.
When the course was over, the academy made sure to place us with clients, hence the anxiety of finding a job in a foreign land was taken care of. I enjoyed every single aspect of this course and I am happy to say that I am now a certified EFL teacher, working and living in Madrid!
John is officially my best teacher ever, he is truly the best at what he does!

Yes, I recommend this program
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I have had a wonderful experience working with the English Adventures Program at Canterbury Consulting Spain. The organization and leadership within the company are far superior to other company´s I have worked for in my six years of living in Spain. James has a unique vision that makes working for him and the program itself an unforgettable experience.

During the program I was able to meet many interesting people who were truly passionate about education. It was such a positive environment to work in and it was refreshing to see how open James was to collaborate.

Working with English Adventures was great preparation for teaching in a formal classroom environment. I see how valuable my experience in camps was for working in schools. It has been a great addition to my CV and one that is looked highly upon.

I would highly recommend working with Canterbury Consulting Spain.

Yes, I recommend this program


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