TtMadrid – TEFL Course in Madrid

TtMadrid TEFL Certification Course

About

TtMadrid is an internationally accredited English Teachers Training Centre located in the heart of Madrid. ​We offer high-quality on-campus and online TEFL courses to both EU and non-EU students, including getting a one-year university visa for those without an EU passport.

During our 120-hour TEFL course and 6 teaching practices with real students we will equip you with the skills to teach business and general English, grammar, and phonetics in a group, one-to-one or telephone class setting. Special focus is also directed to teaching kids and online teaching inputs.

TtMadrid takes care of organizing your accommodation, bank accounts, mobile phone, legal paperwork, plus much more. TtMadrid also organizes all sorts of cultural immersion and social events to make you part of the TtMadrid community. And even more importantly, the program has a 100% successful job placement rate and lifetime Job Support services for all grads!

Website
ttmadrid.com
Headquarters

Calle Montesa 35
2º derecha
28006 Madrid Madrid
Spain

Reviews

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Renée
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am very happy with the online classes; technically speaking, the classes have the same characteristics and the same development as the classroom classes and both are working very well. The daily organization of the classes makes the trip through the English language cover all the necessary aspects to know a language from its technical aspect to the colloquial and casual, making special mention to the group of teachers who control the monitoring of future teachers from a real, necessary and kind perspective.

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Ana Regina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I don't have anything to compare it to but I was surprised by the rigor of this TEFL course. Classes were very thorough and the teachers were very dedicated to the providing proper guidance and feedback through the course. Apart from the job assistance, the most useful part of the course was the immediate feedback regarding the practice teaching sessions. Doing live classes in front of people rating your teaching skills wrought havoc on my nerves but by the last practice class, I was able to incorporate all the feedback and end on a high note.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The first practice teaching session. I took a few deep breaths, saw a friend and jumped right in.
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Nádia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As an English learner, I'm delighted to attend the online course. This is a wonderful option to study comfortably from home. I really appreciate the way TtMadrid holds conferences in the online spaces because things are done as a traditional face to face class.

Teachers' dedication and enthusiasm push us to take part in dynamic games, as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking activities. Furthermore, the great variety of or student-teachers' nationalities motivate us to share our thoughts and to know more about the language.

TtMadrid tutors guide their student-teachers and learners step-by-step, giving us feedback and making it an amazing interactive course. I can't wait to join the next virtual class.

I just love it!

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luis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My name is Luis, I have been attending English classes at TTMadrid for a long time. These classes are part of the practices that students do as part of their training. I have been teaching for years and I can assure you that I was truly amazed by its didactic system. What caught my attention the most was to see how their teachers combine quality, efficiency, imagination and friendliness. I think they make an extraordinary team.
Now they offer their courses online supported by a perfect technical system that does not detract from the classroom. I think they have worked hard.
I have to confess that I have become addicted to his classes and I think that all his staff do an extraordinary job.
From here I send you a hug.

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Mary Carmen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hi everyone. My name is Mary Carmen and I'm Spaniard. I've collaborated as a student in the online courses for training teachers in TtMadrid, where I've known teachers all over the world who decided to come to Madrid for their coaching. They have been very enthusiastic preparing the classes for us. I am really happy to participate in these groups.
The interaction between teachers and students has been dynamic and funny. They have used different techniques to teach us during the class.
Also, the staff are lovely people who are available to help out.
I look forward to see you.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Alison Wong

Alison Wong is a certified TEFL teacher from Malaysia. She spent more than five years working in the field of retailing and marketing. Finally, she decided it was time for a change of scenery and went to pursue her studies in New Zealand. She graduated at the Auckland University of Technology and worked briefly as a teaching assistant (where she found her passion for teaching). After some carefully considerations, she made up her mind to get her TEFL with TtMadrid in Spain (best decision she ever made!). She now teaches in Turkey.

Why did you decide to get TEFL certified with TtMadrid in Spain?

The idea of getting a TEFL certificate started after having briefly worked as a teaching assistant. I realized that I enjoy teaching very, very much and wanted to go into teaching. So I did some searching here and there to get some ideas about TEFL courses.

One day, I stumbled across few reviews written by previous students who did their TEFL course with TtMadrid in Spain. I have always wanted to visit Spain, so I thought why not give it a try. I had gone through most of the details on the official website but I was still undecided. So I contacted the advisor named Helen at the chat box available on the right corner of the page. She was knowledgeable about the course and happily answered my questions.

After given some thoughts to it, I was keen to sign up for the course. A brief Skype interview was conducted, I was reassured that the TEFL course is accredited and taught in a high quality standard. Their services were praiseworthy and I was positive that I made the right choice. Despite the fact that I was only allowed to visit Spain on a tourist visa. Yet, TtMadrid was more than happy to welcome me into the course. That is why, I was happy to go with TtMadrid to get my TEFL in Spain.

What stood out to you most about your TEFL course with TtMadrid?

There were a lot of things that exceeded my expectations. So this is rather difficult for me to pick one. But if I had to choose one, I would have to say hands down to the energetic and supportive teaching team at TtMadrid!

The teachers spontaneously delivered the class from start till end with such great energy. I was moved and inspired by their teaching styles. The team not only helped me to overcome my struggles with grammars and phonetics. But also, given me lots of encouragement that made me more determined to complete the course with flying colours.

After they observed my teaching sessions, the teaching feedback given by them were super useful. They pointed the areas of my strengths and weaknesses, also some tips for better improvement. This motivated me to put in extra efforts to improve and improvise on my lesson plan for the next teaching session.

More importantly, I stayed positive and learned from my mistakes as well. These experiences have been most helpful for my teaching practices. At the end of the day, I mustered up the courage to come out of my shell. Again, many, many thanks to the awesome team at TtMadrid!

How has this experience impacted your future? (Personally, professionally, academically, etc.)

After having completed the course, I find myself overwhelmed by many, many positive impacts. The course has given me the gentle push in obtaining the knowledge and skills that I need. The training has equipped me to handle a teaching job. In the process of it, I have gained some new insights and understand more about a teacher's role in the competitive job market.

My previous experience as a teaching assistant did help a little, where I managed to keep calm when teaching a new class. But I soon realized that the actual effort required was in fact, ten times more than what I had imagined. From preparing lesson plans to classroom management to creating a student focused classes. A teaching career that I considered demanding yet achievable. I was glad that I was able to experience many challenges in order to brush up my skills during my teaching practices.

The most noticeable change was that I came out from my shell. Before this, I was pretty shy. The day where I carried out the class with such positive and high energy was absolutely remarkable. It surprised my teachers as much as it surprised me.

The teachers and students at TtMadrid have both shed some light in my teaching approach. I am thankful to have learned so much from them as they had learned from me. This experience has definitely left a strong and positive impression on me that helped me to become more open to challenges and self-motivated.

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering a TEFL course in Spain?

My simple advice for you is to find out as much information as you can about the course beforehand. Take some time to think through the simple questions, whether this course is suitable for you, why you are interested in teaching and if you ready to live in a foreign country.

It sounds simple enough but I highly recommend that you put this into consideration before you get ahead of yourself, whether you are here for a short visit or long-term stay in Spain. After you have finally made up your mind, I would say get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

The day I realized I have a passion for teaching, I knew I want to go into teaching. At the same time, I wanted something different for a change in my life. I always wanted to visit Spain and I knew it was time to make a move. I took some time to think this through. After some careful consideration, I decided to get my TEFL in Spain and had no doubts about it. The course proved to be intensive and challenging for most people, including myself. As long as you stay focused and determined, you will definitely cross the finish line.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Alina Radulescu

Job Title
Assistant Director of Studies
Alina studied English, Spanish and Arabic at Uni, with a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. She has worked as an English teacher for years and has managed academies here in Spain.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favourite travel memory is from when I visited Japan. It's an incredible country that has so much to offer, from futuristic skyscrapers to quiet bamboo forests, amazing food culture and very respectful people.

Two places stood out the most for me during our two weeks stay there. The first one is the Kinkakuji Temple, literally ‘’Temple of the Golden Pavilion’’, a Zen Buddist temple in Kyoto. Part of the World Heritage Site, the temple, dating from the Muromachi period, is located in a Japanese Zen garden. It is covered in gold leaf and it is surrounded by water so the temple is mirrored in the pond and gives the impression that it floats on the water.

Another amazing place is Todaiji temple, located in Nara. Todaiji's main hall is the largest wooden construction in the world and it hosts one of Japan's largest bronze statue of Buddha, but the interesting thing there is a pillar with a hole at its base, that is the same size as the bronze Buddha’s nostril. It is said that whoever can squeeze through, it will be granted luck and joy in their next life. I'm happy to say that we were lucky enough to fit!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Working with and training people from so many different cultures and backgrounds has made me more patient and flexible. It's fascinating to take a step back and see situations from another point of view. Working in such an international environment allows me to do that and grow as a person with each and every new course.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

We welcome both native and non-natives trainees onto our course and my favorite story from a student was from a non-native who was passionate about teaching children and loved travelling. She was an amazing teacher and her hard work paid off when she was offered a position at an international academy running camps around the UK. She absolutely loves it and I'm really proud to see that she's using all the tools, techniques and skills she learned during the course.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

All of the trainers at TtMadrid have done the TEFL course - it's really important for us to understand what our trainees are going through every step of the way.

I loved the TEFL course and it really help boost my confidence and learn what it was to not just speak English but to teach it. Being a non-native English speaker, completing the course also helped me believe in myself and gave me the gold 'TtMadrid stamp of approval' with employers in Spain.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

TtMadrid has been in the ESL training sector for over 10 years and what makes the company special is the love and passion we have for teaching and helping students to make the transition into living and working in Spain.

I couldn’t say that there was a specific moment when I felt proud of my team. It happens at the end of each course, when we read our students’ feedback, have a look at the final grading sheet and look at this new group of English teachers that are stepping out into the world of ESL teaching, having been through the TtMadrid experience. It's a great feeling to know you're a part of something so special.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I believe that we have been leading the TEFL training market in Spain for all these years because we really do go that extra mile. Giving those extra five minutes of explanation, walking the long way home to show a student the nearest metro stop, or just grabbing a coffee with someone that is having a bad day; every moment matters and it really makes a difference.