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End-of-year activities 2022

Last Sunday, June 19, we celebrated our last activity of the course with a picnic in Madrid’s Retiro Park. We enjoyed an excellent temperature, shared food, music and laughter. The best thing was that the Canterbury teachers had the opportunity to meet other teachers and chat with them in a relaxed, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. […]


Last Saturday, May 28th, we visited the Prado Museum, one of the most important art galleries in the world. Above all, we were able to enjoy and get to know the works of the most emblematic Spanish painters, such as Velázquez, Murillo, Ribera, Zurbarán or Goya, accompanied by splendid weather! VISITA AL MUSEO DEL PRADO […]

Celebration of San Isidro’s festivities 2022

On May 15, Madrid celebrated the festivities in honor of its patron saint, San Isidro. We attended the celebration, enjoying the typical food, open-air concerts, traditional dances and costumes and a variety of activities, an unforgettable day that we were able to enjoy with excellent weather! Celebración de las fiestas de San Isidro El pasado […]


OUR VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF AMERICA Last Saturday, April 23, we went to visit one of the many interesting museums in Madrid: the Museum of America. It is a space that has a wonderful collection of pieces from the American continent, especially from pre-Columbian America, of great archaeological and anthropological interest. After the visit […]

Trip to Toledo 2022

Last March 26th, we went to visit the city of Toledo, which is very close to Madrid. As soon as we arrived we went to have coffee in a cafeteria in the famous Zocodover square. Afterwards, we went to visit the Cathedral of the city, a building with a great history behind it and with […]

Visit to El Escorial 2022

Last Sunday, April 3, we went by train to El Escorial, a town in the province of Madrid located near the mountains.   The most relevant thing about this town is that there is the monastery of El Escorial, an emblematic building built by Philip II that, in addition to the monastery, housed the king’s […]

Hiking in Cercedilla

Last February 27 we went out to explore one of the many hiking trails offered by the Community of Madrid. This time through the Fuenfría Valley, in the municipality of Cercedilla, at an altitude of 1,214 meters. We arrived at the town by train in the morning and walked along the “Ruta de los Miradores”, […]

Visit to the Geominero Museum in Madrid

Last Saturday, 12th March, we went to visit one of the most interesting places in Madrid: the Geominero Museum. Two things stand out about this place; the building where it is located, built at the beginning of the 20th century with a really spectacular architecture and worth seeing. On the other hand, one of the […]

A day at the Amazonia Adventure Park, in the mountains of Madrid

What a fun day we had Visit to the Amazonia multi-adventure center. During the course we had the opportunity to enjoy one of the most exciting and fun experiences that Madrid has to offer: a day at the Amazonia Adventure Park, a place located in the municipality of Cercedilla, in the heart of the Sierra […]

Visit to the Christmas market of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

In Madrid, Christmas parties have another flavor On December 11 we had the opportunity to visit the traditional Christmas market in Plaza Mayor in Madrid.   A market that, every year, offers its visitors all kinds of typical Christmas products and decorations to celebrate the Christmas holidays. We can buy in the shops inside the […]

Visit to Madrid’s AUSTRIA Neighbourhood, Nov 2021

Garcia Lorca Spanish School Cultural Event. Madrid de los Austrias “Tapas” Come with us to the Canterbury Garcia Lorca Spanish Cultural Program Event in Madrid the los Austria’s for TAPAS!!!   Let’s go to Tapas! For the “Madrid de los Austria’s”, where the best tapas in Madrid are, all of us from Madrid go to […]

Canterbury Club Grape Harvest Festival 2021

Come with us to the Canterbur y English Club Grape Harvest Festival !!! It is an opportunity that only comes up ONCE A YEAR in September- October when grapes are harvested in the whole of Europe, including Spain. It is a chance to get out of the city and breathe clean, mountain air and enjoy […]

Visit to the Museum of Romanticism in Madrid

A visit with special charm for lovers of the 19th century The Museum of Romanticism in Madrid is one of the most interesting period exhibitions in the Spanish capital. It has more than 100 years of history, and we can find it in the Madrid neighborhood of Tribunal. Despite the fact that, due to the […]

Visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid

The best museum in Spain in archeology The National Archaeological Museum is the main museum in the country focused on archaeology. On January 15, we had the opportunity to see this impressive 19th century building up close and the incredible collections of archaeological pieces it contains, especially Iberian art. We were also able to enjoy […]

Visiting the flea market (El Rastro) of Madrid, October 2021

Brief history of El Rastro El Rastro arose around 1496 as a slaughterhouse, the “Matadero viejo de la Villa”, which was next to the Plaza de Cascorro. In 1611, the writer Covarrubias Orozco described it like this: “The place where the rams kill, … Trace was said because they were dragging them, from the corral […]

Football in Spain – The National Sport

Real Madrid or Barcelona? Ronaldo or Messi? These are typical questions you hear from Spaniards when they meet each other. As you can see, football in Spain is an important topic; it involves not only sports but also culture, lifestyle, and politics… Football is Spain’s national sport and easily the country’s most important mass movement and […]

Spanish Gastronomy – The Delicious Paella

                Gastronomy Gastronomy is one of the biggest Spanish successes all over the world. Spanish food is well considered everywhere both for its quality and for being very healthy. The Spanish food culture is a varied form of preparing different dishes; a variety that can be seen in the different types of foods in the […]

The drive behind Canterbury English Teachers’ Blog on Madrid & Spain

We would like to tell a little story, that some people might be able to identify with; if not with the details, then perhaps with the message. Mid-Life Crisis alert We all hear about the mid-life crisis syndrome and if you haven’t had it, you might wonder what it’s about. I would say that in […]

A day in the life of a English teacher in Madrid

Our alumnus shares his insider look on teaching English in Madrid Find out more about the reason that brought Rick to Madrid   It’s morning, 7AM exactly, and the alarm is going crazy. I get up, take a shower, drink up my coffee and run. What´s wrong with this picture? Nothing, absolutely nothing, I love […]

Where to find the best tortilla in Madrid

There has always been a debate regarding the best cuisine in the world. In Italy you can have the best plate of spaghettis imaginable, or the most perfectly cooked lasagna you will ever encounter. You can find wonderful cheeses all around the country, either up north where you can have amazing parmesan or the most […]

Finding work in Spain & How Canterbury English can help

Many native and bilingual English speakers, and teachers from around the world want to come to  Spain to live and work. For non-Europeans, it is almost impossible to get a job at an English school in Madrid or find work anywhere in Spain. You rarely, if ever, see English teaching jobs from Spain offered internationally. […]

Who takes the Canterbury English TEFL Academy Course? TEFL Spain

If you were born in a country whose native language is English and are brought up speaking English, then you don’t have to study rocket science for ten years; medicine for eight; or engineering for six to end up with a job: because you were born with a job, but you probably didn’t realize it! […]

Top 25 amazing blogs about Madrid

Moving to a new city can always be hard at first, here´s a trusted  list of fun and trendy guides and blogs to make your new Madrid life easier: Be Madrid Be Madrid is a blog for expats and students studying abroad. They give advice on finding housing, cheap activities and excursions, and even survival […]

Great reasons for coming to Spain and teaching English

If you decided to live an adventure and experience new things, then working abroad is the best solution for you. With our TEFL programme you’ll work teaching English in Spain. It´s a perfect way to get to know other cultures, travel, meet new people and learn new languages. In this post you can find many reasons […]

How to be a perfect candidate for ESL teaching position

There are several skills that the employers expect from you as an ESL teacher. One of our head trainer James, who has been teaching English in Madrid for many years, gave us a perfect comprehension of what kind of competences the employers are looking for in ESL teachers. Having such a huge teaching experience in […]

How to write a winning resume

Writing a resume can be a difficult task because you are not sure what information you should put or which one to leave out. Here are several tips that will help represent you in the best way. Focus on the typical form When you write a resume you should follow several standpoints as some of […]