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Sunny, Exciting Madrid Spain. Teachers Needed. Immediate Jobs. TEFL Certificate Program

Posted By: Canterbury Tefl, Madrid Spain <>
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014, at 7:38 a.m.

1) Canterbury June-July summer Tefl and posterior teaching at Outdoor Education centers in Spain in July.

2)Canterbury Tefl Course. Offered year round with guaranteed In House Teaching position in Madrid.

June 2014 Summer Tefl Course with extra modules in Outdoor Education. Includes on Site Training and Guaranteed Summer Camp Job.

For the 8th straight year Canterbury Tefl will be offering it´s unique Internationally Accredited Tefl course that covers all the modules of adult teaching taught in our regular course with the addition of special modules on how to teach children and adolescents in both classroom and outdoor settings.

This course consists of two weeks of classroom instruction at our facilities in Madrid followed by two weeks of on site training and instruction at one of our four, associated Outdoor Education Centers:

In the foothills of the Madrid mountains at Cei El Jarama,

On the outskirts of the national park Montseny in Barcelona at La Granja

In the Madrid mountains at Ideotur,San Mames.

0n the Benageber lake in Valencia at Centro de Vacaciones Benageber.

This course is limited to 16 students. It includes a remunerated position during the month of July as an English Teacher at a summer camp in Spain.

AND GUARANTEED JOB: Special June 2014 course

The 150+ hour Canterbury International TEFL Certificate, which is fully accredited by the College of Teachers in London, England: also includes a guaranteed teaching position with the parent language schools, Canterbury Consulting Spain and Canterbury English in Madrid during the school year.

TEFL Program Cost: 1275 euros
Paid Summer Camp Internship in July 1000+ euros including room and board
For more information download pdf Catalogue at


The 120 hour Canterbury International TEFL Certificate, which is fully accredited by the College of Teachers in London, England, includes a guaranteed teaching position with Canterbury English and Canterbury Consulting Spain in Madrid during the school year.
TEFL Program Cost: 995 euros





Dear Potential TEFL Teachers,
There are not many things in life that are more stressful than moving to a new country and looking for a way to make a living when you get there. I had searched for months for work and a legitimate way to live in Spain, but I kept running into dead ends. Then, I happened upon Canterbury’s website. I was skeptical at first; it seemed too good to be true. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome though. Everything that was stated on their website is true. The people at Canterbury made this process very easy for me. After being denied so many times and jumping through some hoops, it was nice to find a group of people that followed through on what they said they were going to do. They were quick when responding to my emails and sending me all of the information that I requested to complete my visa process.
The professionalism did not stop there though. When I arrived in Madrid for my orientation they had information on apartments, banks, cell phones, and other things that anyone moving would need help with. The TEFL course is well taught and gives you the exact skills you need to successfully teach English. I am not a teacher by profession so I was very unsure how all this was going to play out. Canterbury has followed through on providing teaching hours, materials, and a good working environment. Now I am now making enough money to truly enjoy my time here in Spain. You have the flexibility to decide what classes you want to teach or not teach, which allows you to customize your schedule and how you spend your time abroad. I highly recommend Canterbury Consulting Spain to anyone interested in a very straight forward way to travel and work abroad. Teaching is something that I never knew I would enjoy, but thanks to Canterbury I do, and now I am certified to teach TEFL almost anywhere I want.

Jason Shelley. January 2014


Dear Future TEFL Students:
I participated in the TEFL summer course with Canterbury Consulting Spain in the summer of 2013, and it was one of the best summers of my life. Unlike ordinary TEFL courses, this course provided the opportunity to receive real-life experience (and paid!) at a summer camp in Spain. The TEFL coursework in Madrid was greatly intensified, with classes lasting 8 hours a day and homework and projects due every day. While those two weeks were tough, I would not have been able to work at the camp without the knowledge and skills gained in those courses. Plus, the TEFL certificate earned in those courses and the subsequent internship give me the opportunity to travel and teach English anywhere in the world for the rest of my life.
Once we arrived at camp, I feel like my summer really began. I was placed at La Granja outside of Barcelona and quickly fell in love with the camp and the people who worked there. The first week the other Americans and I shadowed other counsellors to get used to the layout and the philosophy of the camp. La Granja focuses on emotional education, so we received several quick lessons on what emotional education is and how to incorporate it into all of the camp activities. The second week was a planning week in which we received the names and ages of our kids, the themes for every week, and the location of our classrooms. This week was dedicated to preparing lesson plans as we would be teaching English classes for an hour and a half every day. Although this was difficult as we did not know the level of English to prepare for, the preparations I made during this week were a lifesaver once camp started and life got hectic! The last five weeks of the summer I was a monitor for the English immersion day camp. I was responsible for 14 kids between the ages of 11 and 13, and I led those kids through their daily activities and taught an English class everyday. While this may seem intimidating because of the language barrier (even if you know Spanish, they speak Catalan and you're not allowed to speak in a language other than English to encourage the kids to speak English), we all had an assistant who spoke English, Spanish and Catalan. The summer flew by and I continue to keep in touch with many of my kids through Twitter and Facebook.
More than just the typical camp experience, I also gained lifelong friendships with many of the other monitors who work there and my assistant. Furthermore, I gained an appreciation for the region and the culture and was able to experience a part of the world in a real, non-touristy way. I would definitely recommend the summer program to anyone who is looking to immerse yourself in a new culture and gain TEFL experience working with kids.

Kerrie Holloway June 2013


Dear Potential TEFL Teachers,
The Canterbury Madrid summer (June) course was a memorable one. This course gives you the best of both worlds, the class and then the experience. It is a two week course, approx. 8 hour days of classes. This may seem a long time but after these two weeks you are given the opportunity to receive your teaching experience at summer camps in Spain.
During the two weeks you are taught the entire curriculum that will help you write lesson plans and then teach in a classroom. I felt 100% prepared to teach after two weeks. We worked hard and learned a lot! My professor, John Bouse will always be someone to remember. He is very inspirational and approachable person. He wants to make sure you have your best experience and become the teacher you want to be. I was very impressed with the everyday schedule of the class, steady breaks and movement within the class. You are able to interact with people you have never met in a foreign place. There is nothing more life changing than taking yourself outside of your comfort zone. Not only meeting new people, but also interacting with people of a different language. The class was well organized and we were given hand outs that I still use when I tutor here in the United States.
At Canterbury you are welcomed kindly and any questions you have are answered right away. After the two week classes are complete Canterbury places you in different camps which best fits you. After two weeks I moved to Barcelona with four other English teachers. We started our new journey at a summer camp, 40 minutes outside of the city in the beautiful mountains. The first two weeks you are training or student teaching. You are given this time period to get comfortable before the camp starts. You prepare for your classes, students and write two weeks worth of lesson plans to hand in for the completion of the course.
La Granja was one of the best experiences of my life. I spent 12 weeks with fifteen, 9-10 year olds. This camp was not only English class but also activities. We had two hours of English class daily and the other hours were spent instructing the students in different outdoor/indoor activities in English. We were given assistants who spoke both English and Spanish that helped us throughout the challenges.
The English teachers I went with are four individuals I still keep in touch with weekly. After learning many creative ways to teach English as a Second Language we had awesome ideas to teach and interact with the students every day. I have never been happier with an experience in my life. Two weeks in a classroom, working hard and learning everything you need to and then receiving the experience at the same time in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I am very pleased with Canterbury and would be willing you speak with anyone who is ever interested in joining this summer program. I am thankful for what they taught me and I plan on using my certification in the near future.
Margaret Infantino, June 2013


Dear Potential TEFL Teachers,
I participated in Canterbury Consulting’s 2013 Summer TEFL course and had an incredible experience. I cannot speak highly enough of the organization and the course. I had some concerns about finding housing for the training portion in Madrid and being in a new city alone, but the team was so helpful giving me suggestions on where to stay, what to bring, and what to expect. They helped make it a seamless transition so I could focus on the course and exploring all Madrid has to offer. The course itself was the perfect mix of theory and practical experience. I was nervous about being ready to handle kids at the summer camp after only two weeks of training, but their teachers more than prepared me for the challenge. Not only did they equip us with the tools to plan fun and effective lessons for all age groups, but they also gave us opportunities to practice and refine our new skills before heading off to camp. The teachers were experienced and genuinely cared about our success in and outside the classroom. For the post-course portion I was sent to the camp “La Espuela” in Avila where I was able to shadow counselors and learn about the responsibilities of working in a camp setting. By the end of the week I was confident enough to lead my own sessions and be an active member of the team. I could not have done it without Canterbury’s training. Their classroom to camp model is excellent and the staff is knowledgeable and dedicated to making it a rewarding experience. I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend the summer doing something new and exciting in a foreign city and know it would not have been possible without Canterbury. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to spend time teaching abroad, whether experienced and well traveled or not at all. You can’t go wrong!
Amanda Catalina June 2013


Dear Potential TEFL Teachers,
My name is Marlowe Gregorio, a 24-year-old college graduate from California. I spent two amazing summers working with Canterbury English Adventures Camp, and also took their TEFL course back in June of 2012. I first heard about Canterbury during my senior year at university. With graduation approaching fast, I began looking into different ways of teaching English abroad – something that I’ve always wanted to do. I quickly found that Canterbury and its TEFL program seemed to be quite popular on Google. After taking a deeper look at the academy website and summer camp TEFL program in Spain, I immediately decided that this was the perfect opportunity for me. I followed all the necessary procedures to apply, and just two weeks after graduating in May, I was off to Madrid, where I would spend the next month in a TEFL intensive course.
The first two weeks of the course consisted of two main class sections. In the mornings, we had more children specific classes and workshops. We learned how to deal with all types of age groups and personalities, and did quite a lot of roleplaying in order to better prepare us for camp. We also learned a wide variety of games and activities that I still use in my classes today. After a quick lunch break, we continued the day with classes more geared toward adult students. Here, we focused more on theory and grammar. It also included a great refresher section on English grammar and other technicalities that I hadn’t really covered since the 6th grade. It’s honestly surprising how much you learn about your own native language once you begin teaching it. Here, we went over the various methods of teaching one to one classes, small and large group classes, and giving larger lectures and presentations. This part of the course was taken with eager students from all over the US, Canada, and the UK. I met a ton of people, and even though we had class every day, we made sure to make the most out of our time in Madrid and took in the sites and the city every chance we got. It helped that class was located in Malasaña, one of Madrid’s beautiful and vibrant central neighborhoods.
The second two weeks of the course consisted of practical internships at one of Canterbury’s many partner camps around Spain. Here, our class split up into various groups, getting intense training at camps in Madrid,Barcelona, Cuenca, and other cities. I ended up being trained at a fantastic multi-adventure camp at Cei El Jarama, just an hour outside of Madrid. Here, we got to see how everything is run from group level, and got paired with Spanish counselors, observing and helping them out throughout the day. It was a great way to see the logistical side of camp first hand. Seeing the various workshops, games, and activities really gave us some great ideas to bring to our own camp.
After a very packed and intensive June, we were finally prepared for our very own camp experience with English Adventures. We drove up to the site, located just outside of Cuenca, a few days early to set everything up before the kid’s arrival. With lush, green mountains, a bustling river, high-ropes course, and zip line, the last thing I could do was complain that this would be my workplace for the next month. The camp was divided into two sections, English workshops, and multi-adventure. While we had a separate, certified team running the various multi-adventure activities, such as paintball, kayaking, and zip lining, as English teachers, our team was in charge of running the various workshops. These included activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, film production, photography, health and wellness, and dance. While we did these workshops in smaller class groups, each typical day was accompanied by both afternoon and night activities that included the entire camp. These included a fashion show, casino night, disco night, Olympic games, water park day, and a Halloween carnival, just to name a few. My first month working with English Adventures flew by, and even though we were quite busy, the days always ended feeling fully satisfied and content with the day’s work and activities.
Participating in Canterbury’s TEFL Summer Camp Course was an amazing experience. Since I had such a wonderful time at camp and in Spain, I decided to continue living in Madrid, teaching English. I’m now going on my second year here, and it’s all thanks to my fantastic, first experiences and memories with Canterbury.
Marlowe Gregorio June 2012

Romantic and poetic Spain is waiting for you to broaden your horizons, enhance your education and gain valuable experience for your career by teaching English in beautiful, sunny Madrid. Fun and excitement in the capital of Spain, where the night life is legendary. As the world renouned Spanish poet, Federico Garcia Lorca wrote, The air of Andalusia / gilded his head / where his smile was a flower of wit and intelligence. / What a great torero in the ring! / What a good farmer in the sierra! / How gentle with the wheat! / How hard with the spurs! / How tender with the dew! / How dazzling the fiesta! Spain and the Spanish are all this and more.

If you would really like to immerse yourself in the vividness of Spain and follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, what could be better than earning a valuable TEFL Certificate and a job teaching English, as well as improving on or learning Spanish, in the vibrant, beating heart of downtown Madrid? The Canterbury International TEFL Certificate is part of the parent language schools Canterbury Consulting Spain and Canterbury English, members of both TESOL and the College of Teachers, with highly qualified and motivated trainers and staff. Come to work and study with us, where the practical learn by doing approach is combined with the vivacious Spanish culture.

From its stunning beaches to its medieval castles, Spain is a country as diverse as the Roman, Jewish and Arab cultures that have influenced its art, architecture, music and lifestyle. It is a land where cathedrals, palaces, flamenco guitars and dancers, friendly tapas bars, famous museums and folklore festivals, make it a unique and enchanting place to work, study and enjoy the Spanish art of living.

The Spanish coast and islands are the most popular vacation spots of Europe, while Madrid is the most exciting capital city of Europe. Rich in history and tradition, it provides the perfect surroundings to live and work. You will delight in discovering the world famous Prado and Reina Sofia Museum, the Plaza Mayor, the magnificent Retiro Park and Botancial Garden, as well as the Rastro, Madrid's famous street market. After these visits, we recommend going to any of Madrid's popular tascas (taverns), where you will find a vast array of tapas (canapes). Night owls can enjoy the many late night bars and terrace cafes that the city has to offer.


What distinguishes the highly selective Canterbury International TEFL Certificate is not only that it is a fully accredited course by the College of Teachers in London, England, but also that all successful students are given a paid job teaching with Canterbury Consulting Spain and Canterbury English in Madrid, upon completion of the course. The 120-hour course is highly intensive, with practical case studies and a learn-by-doing approach. Because you immediately become an integral part of our teaching services to clients, you are given high level support for all of your teaching needs. Our director of studies provides you with essential materials and experienced guidance for your immediate hands on teaching practice. In addition, we have an excellent, highly educated and experienced staff of TEFL trainers who teach the course. Moreover, you can learn or improve your Spanish in our intensive Spanish program that we organize for our English teachers, to fully integrate yourself into Spain and the Spanish culture. However, don’t just take our word for it, please click on our webpage at and read the testimonials on our homepage. These clear, well thought out essays were written by past students (people just like you), describing their experiences at Canterbury. They enable you to obtain firsthand information about the program. In fact, most people who apply for the program check off “Word of Mouth” on the application form as to how they first found out about Canterbury.

You are also warmly welcomed into the Canterbury Club, an association of professors and students from all over the world, which sponsors a variety of exciting cultural activities every month. A sample of some of the activities include: CULTURAL DAY TRIPS AROUND SPAIN: Wild Horse Round –Up in Galicia in July, La Tomatina in Buñol in August, Grape Picking & Stomping Party in El Molar in October, Don Quijote Road Trip in November, Day Hike in Patones in December, Ski Trip in the Local Sierra Mountains in January, Segobriga Roman Ruins Trip in February, Las Fallas of Valencia in March, La Feria of Seville in April, The Celtic Iberian town of Numancia and on the Trail of Dinosaurs in Soria in May. MADRID FIESTAS: Capea de Toros and Barbecue in May, Teachers of the Year Graduation & Pizza Party in May, Football Match (professors vs. students) & Pinic with Sangria in Retiro Park in June, Terraza Night in June, 50’s Night & 4th of July Party, Outdoor Movie Night in August, Irish Pub Nights in September & October, Real Madrid Football Night in November, Thanksgiving Potluck Holiday Bash the fourth Thursday of November, Christmas Party in December, Bowling Night in January, Flamenco Night in February, Billards Tournament Night in March, and Karaoke Night in April. These events help form a part of the cultural vision of studying, teaching and having fun, which is very important at Canterbury.

Your classes will take place under the perennial blue-sky and sun of historic Madrid in businesses, schools and private homes. You will travel by metro or by bus to the client and in between classes you can enjoy the marvels of the Spanish capital, as well as reading or studying in coffee shops and internet cafes. Your students will be a mixture of children, teenagers, adults and professionals of all English levels. You will usually teach one to one as well as small groups (2-5 people), and occasionally big groups (6-20 people). You will travel to the homes, offices or schools where your students live or work throughout Madrid to teach these classes. You will also receive the essential guidance and experienced advice from our Director of Studies, as well as other TEFL trainers, faculty, and school staff. The Canterbury TEFL offices are located in the heart of downtown Madrid, surrounded by beautiful buildings from the 18th century, very near to the famous Alonso Martinez Square and metro station.

The requirements for the TEFL Certificate program and the teaching position (we can only guarantee jobs to students who have completed our TEFL program) is to be a native English speaker or fluent in English. In the application process, we will take into full account your higher education and prior work experience.

The TEFL course usually begins on the Monday of the first week of every month of the year. See our web page for exact start dates and more details at

Send us an E-mail to

Canterbury TEFL
C/ Covarrubias, 22, Second Floor
28010 Madrid

Tel: +34 911 250 109
+34 610 245 683
+34 610 266 427

Click to visit Canterbury TEFL at

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