Instruction: 10
Support: 10
Value: 10
Academic Rigor: 10
Job Assistance: 10

I loved working out of the TEFL Academy in Madrid. From the moment I arrived, I knew that I was in good hands. The people who worked there, the students I worked with, and the practice that I received were all indications that I would be well-prepared to becoming an English Teacher in Spain! As soon as I finished my course, the job process was pretty simple. The staff over there were very happy to send my C.V. out to schools in the area to make sure that I wouldn’t, in fact, commute too far to my job, and they were also happy enough to stay in touch with me while I was looking for a job on my own. I didn’t feel like I was alone. A lot of people might be hesitant when it comes to coming out to Spain to look for a job. I humbly say to everyone, “Don’t!” It’s a lot easier than you think it is, and you’ll be in for the experience of a lifetime when you do come out here. Needless to say, I’m not a citizen of Spain, and I don’t have any family out here, so the Visa Process might be something that will prevent you from making that decision. It could be a very time-consuming thing. Andreea at the main desk was happy to help with any problems you may have concerning the Visa Process, and the Residency application. Those two things are very important to being able to stay in Spain long-term. Another thing that I really like was the fact you were definitely treated like a part of the family. TE Madrid is a pretty small school, with a couple of teachers who work there full-time. I went out with the teacher, and a couple of the students a few times while I was doing my four-week program, and I can honestly say that the course felt more like an experience than it did a course itself. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of work that needed to be done, and it was pretty intensive, but being able to hang out with the other students in the program (and the teacher himself, by the way) was something that really made the whole thing a lot more relaxing than I ever thought that it could be. To be honest, I didn’t really think too much about the course load, and it felt easier because of the tight-knit group of people I was studying with. We worked together, and we had fun together. We all took trips together, and we got to know an amazing city. It was a wonderful experience. I also liked that as soon as I was finished completing my TEFL Course, and walked out of there with my TEFL Certification, it wasn’t too long after I started sending my C.V. out to schools that I got a job offer. Again, this was something that I absolutely did not expect. The TEFL Academy in Madrid did everything they were supposed to, and a lot more when it came to helping me get started in Spain. I absolutely commend them for the job that they do with everyone who goes through there. So, should you do this? I absolutely think that you should do this if you’re serious about Teaching English in Spain! The staff is helpful and kind. You’re working with a group of people who are in the same situation as you, and you’ll be able to get the practice and experience that you need to be able to find a job after the course! Go to TE Madrid!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed