• Spain
    • Madrid
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.


Price Details
Program Cost Details:
1,075€ (paid before the course starts)
– 280€ (approx. student teaching refund after you finish the TEFL)
= 795€ (the price you pay for your TEFL Certificate)
What's Included
Activities Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

We help to arrange Student viasa and housing at no cost for our students.

Dec 03, 2019
Jun 30, 2023
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About Program

Canterbury TEFL Course 4 wk course with GUARANTEED TEACHING JOBS through our school. Work opportunities begin during the course!

Canterbury is one of the longest-running and most reputable TEFL programs in Spain. All graduates go on to teach for Canterbury Consulting Spain, our parent language school providing English language services in Madrid since 1994.

Canterbury Tefl offers exciting opportunities for English speaking people to teach English while experiencing the thrill of living in Spain.
• Guaranteed lifetime job
• Accredited TEFL certificate
• Six month to One year Student visas for non-EU residents
• Summer camp jobs

1,075 euros TEFL Course Price
- 280 euros Paid internship Teaching
= 795 euros Final price
Best quality/price ratio in Spain

We arrange housing, student visas, training, and work.
We have our own facilities in Madrid and, with over 20 years of experience, we are experts in our field.

Video and Photos

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.

On 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.

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to confidently teach English to businesses, adults, teenagers, and children!
  • Guaranteed, immediate work opportunities through our English academy!
  • Live in a vibrant, multi-cultural city with incredible history, architecture, food, nightlife, and people!
  • Options to participate in cultural activities, meet other expats, and even take Spanish lessons with us!

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Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.86%
  • 4 rating 7.14%
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  • Benefits 4
  • Support 4
  • Fun 5
  • Facilities 3.5
  • Safety 5
  • Instruction 4.95
  • Support 4.85
  • Value 4.85
  • Academic Rigor 4.45
  • Job Assistance 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!!

This is an incredibly comprehensive program. The effectiveness of this course is in the delivery of its core objective, which is to be able to teach English in an effective and professional manner. From learning how to conduct yourself as a teacher and the key fundamentals of pedalogy, and then the application of this knowledge with role plays and then hands on experience; this course gave it all.

My experience being taught Spanish by Angie Gonzalez was also invaluable in understanding how to teach Spanish speakers, she has been fantastic, I have progressed into a confident Spanish speaker through theory and application on topics that I value most, such as speaking and listening. This course has offerred me key life skills that I will take with me everywhere. Suggestions for improvement
would be more visual learning support(videos), additional online resources, and maybe a slightly extended course whereby the material is spread across 6/8 weeks, potentially, for those you find it more digestible.

A big thank you to James and all the team at Canterbury.

  • Effective
  • Comprehensive
  • Character Building
  • Online resources
  • Extremely fast paced
19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

An Experience of a Lifetime

Hi! My name is Rachel and I am 21 years old and from Arizona in the United States! Before I go into all of the elements of this program, I just want to say that this was by far the most incredible experience of my life. Madrid is now my favorite city in the world and working as an English teacher at Canterbury was such a special experience. I will hold these memories and this experience close to me for the rest of my life. If you are considering getting your TEFL certificate, you absolutely will not regret going through this program.
I attended the TEFL certification course in October of 2021. It is an intensive course but it is definitely manageable and worth the time. I really enjoyed everything I learned and I loved getting to know my classmates. The course gives you so many tools and resources so that you can feel prepared to teach a real class. Part of the course includes working with real students and getting feedback so that there is a smooth transition between being in the classroom and going out to teach. The teacher John Bouse is incredible and honestly one of the best teachers I have had the privilege of learning from. You will be in good hands.
After the course, I worked for Canterbury Consulting as an English tutor. I loved working with these students and was able to be their tutor from October until May! Working through Canterbury is really nice because of all the support and I would definitely recommend working with them if you get the chance, especially to start out with. This will help you get an idea of what it’s like to work with students in a real-world setting and you might even make connections to find more students! My only disclaimer is that I was not able to get enough hours through Canterbury alone to support myself financially in Madrid, so if you are planning on solely financially supporting yourself through this job then you will need to put in some extra work to find students. There are several online companies that you can work for such as Cambly and Italki. Also, I would look online and see if there are any language exchange events you can go to and maybe find clients or make connections there! If you have any issues, definitely don’t be afraid to talk to James for help. It took me a few months, but I was able to get enough students to support myself and make it work!
I also took Spanish classes with Angie and I absolutely loved it! You can get by in Madrid without knowing Spanish but it will be a little bit difficult and you won’t get the full experience of living in Spain. So I highly recommend putting in some time before coming to Spain to learn Spanish. Babbel is a really great app as well as Lingo Pie and Innovative Language Learning. Then once you finish your course you can start taking classes with Angie. I did my classes with her online and she is the best. She makes a personalized lesson for you and meets you wherever you’re at to help you improve.
Madrid is a really unique city that you won’t be able to help but fall in love with. It is a very safe city so you will never feel uncomfortable walking around alone or taking the metro at night. The people are incredible and the city itself is beautiful. If you are worried about finding a place to live, I recommend the app Idealista which is how I rented my first apartment. I signed the lease and everything while I was still in the States, which made me nervous, but everything worked out great! Another suggestion is to get your monthly metro pass as soon as you can. I waited a long time because I was nervous but it went really smoothly and the metro system in Madrid is amazing and really easy to understand. You can just use google maps to tell you which stops to get on and off at!
I hope all of this information is able to help you on this great adventure! This was the best decision I ever made and it changed my life forever. Thank you :)

29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing teacher

I was working in Madrid for 20 months and despite Covid situation, I learnt so much in Spanish.
Mainly because my training course was just amazing and Angie is an amazing teacher who is constantly trying to adapt methods improving results. She is the best teacher I ever meet and I guess she has a gift for teaching.
I would recommend those lessons with both classes and online in order to enhance skills for understanding verbal expression. Angie is working very hard preparing support and PPT different every lesson

87 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Spanish Adventures & TEFL Programs

I had the pleasure of participating in Canterbury’s Spanish Adventures and TEFL programs. Through the Spanish Adventures program, I was able to take weekly Spanish classes with their amazing Spanish teacher, Angie. I looked forward to each of our classes as she personalized the content to make sure I was learning the language skills I needed while living in Madrid. The TEFL course was extremely well organized and the teacher John’s expertise is invaluable. The director, James, was always available to answer my questions and helped make my transition to Madrid very smooth. He took great care in pairing me with students when I began teaching English. I could not have asked for a better experience and I recommend Canterbury to anyone looking to teach English and/or study Spanish in Madrid.

84 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent quality program taught by passionate and inspiring teacher.

I completed my TEFL course with Canterbury in January 2020. The time on the course was one of my best months in Madrid. John Bouse, the teacher, is a wealth of knowledge not only on the practical aspects of teaching English but also life in Madrid as a English teacher. He is passionate about teaching and inspires the same in you. James and his staff at the academy, where you are guaranteed work after the course if you commit to completing it, are welcoming and encouraging. The course is run very smoothly and the objectives and instructions are clear. At all times you know what is expected from you as a minimum to achieve certification and you are motivated to go beyond that. I have no regrets at all about the investment in this course and have been teaching English in Madrid with confidence ever since.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
You get what you pay for. There may be some cheaper programs out there in Madrid but I felt this was worth every euro from the quality of the program and the job support after completion.
92 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing program with incredible instructors!

If you are looking for a reason to come to Spain and make good money, then look no further than Canterbury TEFL Madrid! The school is comprised of seasoned veteran teachers who give you practical knowledge and teaching experience to be able to apply yourself as a TEFL instructor in Madrid. Receiving the TEFL certificate in only one month and with the added 20 hours of real world experience, I finished the TEFL course with ample knowledge and applicable skills for teaching both children and adults. The company also worked with me to find clients and provide any other assistance I needed to live comfortably in Spain. Although the covid situation limited some of the in-person teaching opportunities I was able to get, the good folks at Canterbury were able to find clients willing to have classes online which made it much easier to find work upon completing the course. Great course and great people leading a well-respected and accredited TEFL course at Canterbury. Highly recommend!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take this time to forge as many friendships as possible!
84 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Certification Program and Teaching Jobs

The program offered at Canterbury is absolutely great. The quality of the teaching and training are excellent. I learned many things about teaching that extends beyond the normal aspects. The most valuable lesson for me was learning about the culture and people of Spain which helped me understand how to teach effectively. I was offered classes shortly after the program and I have enjoyed teaching those classes. I have taught adults as well as children and they are friendly and willing to learn, which makes teaching a great experience.
The support given by everyone working there is invaluable so you can count on them even when you have completed the program. The students I met from the course who are from all over the world has made the experience exciting and I have made lasting friendships with my classmates. For me, the program was intense, fun and rewarding.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like to see more social events to encourage exchange of ideas, friendships and support for each other as students and teachers.
85 people found this review helpful.
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The Best Time of My Life

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.

87 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

All EFL teachers that would like to join our teaching team must complete the Canterbury Tefl course due to specific teaching methodologies applied towards students studying at Canterbury Consulting Spain (parent company). If you already have a full EFL certificate taken through on site, live teaching classes, (we do not accept on line EFL certificates) then discounts may be applied.