TEFL Courses in Spain

Search classroom TEFL, TESOL and CELTA courses throughout Spain. There are flexible TEFL certifications where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Spain and also have time to travel and see more of this country. This is one of the most popular countries in the world to get a TEFL qualification and you will need to book in advance to get a spot. 


TEFL & TESOL Certification Classes in Spain

Best Places to Take a TEFL Course in Spain


Get TEFL Certified in Spain

TEFL Courses Spain

Want to get TEFL certified? Keen on the idea of working abroad in Europe? Choose Spain as your destination! Spain is one of the most popular destinations to take a TEFL course in Europe, not many countries in the world compare to this country, you could study in a large city or head to a more relaxed location to get qualified like Malaga. There are friendly locals, a warm climate, healthy food and so many things to keep you busy in your spare time. You might also want to combine experiences and book a Spanish language course in Spain too.


Duration of Courses

Most courses last 4 weeks but there are shorter longer courses available.



  • Open to both native and non-native speakers of English
  • No previous teaching experience is required
  • You will need to be aged 18 or over by the start of the course
  • Have qualifications that would gain them entry to higher education in you home country
  • Candidates have an awareness and competence in written and spoken English 
  • We often get asked - do I need to know Spanish to take a TEFL course in Spain? No, all classes are held in English.

If you are a non-native English speaker you will be required to have proof of language competence by showing you have one of the following:

  • Trinity graded examination in spoken English, Grade 10 or above
  • Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced or Proficiency in English
  • IELTS band 7.0 (on all sub-scores) or above
  • Pitman Advanced ESOL examination
  • TOEFL PBT 600, CBT 250, iBT 10
  • Skype interview to assess your level of English



Costs vary depending on the company and course. Generally you can expect to pay around €1299 (GBP£939 / USD $1500) for a 4 week course. Most courses are available to book in Euro, GBP and US dollars. What is usually included in the course fee:

  • Tuition
  • Course materials
  • Trinity moderation fees
  • Observed teaching practice
  • TEFL certificate
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Internet access / WIFI
  • Culture, travelling and living advice
  • Level-testing for Spanish course if required
  • Language exchange to practise other languages


Prospects After Completing a Course

Most companies will be able to offer you advice about employment and vacancies once you have become certified. Although no company can 100% guarantee a teaching job abroad, it's pretty much guaranteed to your TEFL career moving. An important part a lot of courses is job guidance for summer and long-term TEFL jobs in Spain and other countries. You will learn how to write a CV and to conduct job interviews efficiently. In addition, at the end of the course we will provide you with a letter of recommendation. Most TEFL schools in Spain will give you suggestions and advice as well as concrete TEFL job opportunities. We have a big database of English schools throughout Spain and will put you in contact with them. In addition, we will provide you with a list of schools offering English teacher vacancies in other countries. Participants have managed to get jobs in language schools, businesses (in-company teachers) and as private teachers.


Spain TEFL Courses Reviews

If you have ever taken a TEFL course in Spain and would like to share your experience or review a course/company write an article for our website.

People from all around the world book TEFL courses in Spain every year, below you can read some feedback...

"I found the my TEFL course in Barcelona really provided vital information about how to work as an English teacher abroad. My school helped me get employment on completion too."
Mark S, USA

“I found the course excellently taught and I was very happy with my class. The local staff were very friendly and helpful.”
Jen D, UK

"Studying in Spain was the best decision I made, the atmosphere was friendly and professional and the things I learn't helped me to get a job afterwards. I had considered taking an online TEFL course but I'm glad I went for the incountry option."
Sean C, UK

"One of the best things about taking my TEFL course in Madrid was the school organised activities and events - I made lifelong friends."
Jon P, UK

"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, UK


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