Study Abroad Teaching English with TEFL and Spanish (One year Visa Program)

If your goal is to earn a TEFL Certificate and live in Madrid, Spain on a one year student visa and teach English with Canterbury English, while studying Spanish at our Garcia Lorca Spanish School, then this is the program for you!


  • PROGRAM COST:  2600 Euros


  • Program Cost Details: 2985€ (paid before the course starts)
  •                                         – 385€ (approx. student teaching refund after you finish the TEFL)
  •                                      = 2600€ (price you pay for your TEFL & Spanish Certificates)

Note: You are paid approximately 385€ for your PAID STUDENT TEACHING that takes place during the TEFL course and which usually finishes a week or two afterwards (No other TEFL program pays you for student teaching abroad).


  • When you arrive in Madrid, you begin the four week Canterbury English intensive TEFL certification program (see program details in TEFL a weeks), in which as the days go by, you will begin to grow wings as a future English teacher. On the third or fourth week of the course, you will start to fly, as we give you real English classes to teach with OUR CLIENTS, earning A WAGE!! With the invaluable tools we give you during the course, we trust you with our companies, adults and children and we know you will excell! If you wish, you can continue teaching abroad these clients for the rest of the school year.


  • After you have completed the four week TEFL program, you begin eight months (October to May) of Spanish classes. This, along with our medium size study groups, will help you make rapid progress in the idiom, because living in a country, immersed in its culture and surrounded by its language, as well as studying it, is the fastest way on Earth to become fluent. Becoming fluent in Spanish will be a golden feather to wear in your cap for the rest of your life! And get tefl jobs abroad.


  • Because our Spanish school is located together with our English teaching academy, you are on-site every day and this makes it much easier for you (and for us) to receive more paid work to fill out your English class schedule. You receive the daily offers on your cell phone during your Spanish class and go to our  scheduler as soon as the class is finished to grab the offer that fits best into your schedule! It’s easy teaching overseas.


Your One Year Work and Study Visa

  • The Canterbury English Study Abroad TEFL and Spanish Program includes a student visa that allows us to give you up to a maximum of twenty hours a week of work, at a pay rate of between 16 and 20 Euros an hour. This means that you will be earning enough money to support yourself in Madrid, as well as having the time to study and excel in becoming fluent in the Spanish language.


  • UNBELIEVABLE OFFER: If you wish to stay in Spain after one year, Canterbury English will allow you to do a second year (first year is onsite and the second year is online) of the 8 month Spanish program for free and provide a letter and our credentials so that you can renew your student visa for another year FOR FREE (Nobody else will do this). Come and teaching abroad!


  • Why do we do this? Because after one year of working-teaching-abroad with us, you have paid your dues, and you are REAL family to us. We have developped a friendship and REAL friends help other friends out when they need help. And if you become an expatriot and become hooked on Spain, like us at Canterbury English, then you might just want to stay. And if you do, just say the word, and that means we will allow you to do our year online Spanish course for free (first year of Spanish is onsite and the second year is online) and we will renew your student visa for free. THAT’S WHAT REAL FRIENDS ARE FOR!



  • A Canterbury English International TEFL Certificate, Madrid, Spain,   created in 1998 and accredited by the College of Teachers, London, England, created in 1849.
  • The Garcia Lorca Spanish School Nine Month Certificate, Madrid, Spain, created in 2000.



  • This is for someone who would like to obtain a June TEFL Certificate and work in a summer camp near the beautiful and monumental city of the conquistadores called Caceres, which is in the province of Extremadura, Spain. Both EU and Non-EU (with a tourist visa) native English speakers are eligible for this course and job.
  • Instructors will be working with campers from age 12 to 17 over the course of July. The position will pay a total of 1.000€(or 2000€ if you teach two months) in cash, with housing and three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included.
  • Much of the time spent with campers will be enjoying activities including games in the outdoors, hiking and trekking, swimming, music and drama. This provides a great and unique opportunity to meet new people and make new friends for both the kids and the instructors.
  • The camp is all day, from breakfast at 9am in the morning until bedtime at night, but there is time to rest during the day, because there are many instructors and you take turns for breaks and siestas.
  • In the camps, there is one instructor for every 4 or 5 children. The tasks to be performed would be English classes in the morning and for the rest of the day games, being with the kids at the swimming pool, taking them on nature hikes, canoeing, archery, drama productions, etc.
  • If you have a particular skill, such as playing the guitar, singing, crafts making, playing any other instrument, juggling, etc, then this will be very welcome.
  • We would love you to spend the whole two month of July and August with us. But, in the case that you are not available for the four weeks, you also have the option to join us for two weeks and earn 500€.


  • More about our Garcia Lorca Spanish School and Canterbury Club Activities


  • The program includes eight months of Spanish classes (10 hours every week) in our Garcia Lorca Spanish School.


  • Part of this program is the Canterbury English (like a tefl academy) Getting to Know Spanish Culture Adventure Club, with monthly field trips and activities such as the Canterbury Grape Harvest Festival & Madrid Winery Tour, the Olive Harvest in Jaen, Real Madrid Night Out, Skiing & Snowboarding at la Pinilla Ski Resort, June Teachers vs Student Football Game & Picnic in Retiro Park and many more fun events!


  • These cultural day trips are combined with the night time Canterbury English Party Club, including Pub Nights, Flamenco Nights, Gypsies and Torrero Nights and much, much more.


Bona Fida Home Away from Home
  • Canterbury English is a real, bona-fida home away from home for you, because once you are on board, we will take care of you from A to Z.

Teaching abroad with us in Madrid

If you’re ready to go, what’s your next move to make this dream come true?

  • 1. Check out our Canterbury English TEFL Brochure.
  • 2. Email Richard Clarke, the founder and director of Canterbury English and ask your heart away!! Richard is a UCSB (University of California Santa Barbara) graduate, from Los Angeles, California, who’s living the dream and who wants to share it with you, so email him at
  • 3. When you’re nice and ready, you can complete our Canterbury English International TEFL program application and email it to Richard. He will personally review it and notify you within about two weeks if you have been accepted into the program. If you are, congratulations, the dream is about to become true!
  • 4. After you have been accepted, you and Richard can set up a Skype session together. This is when you can ask all the questions that your heart desires (make a list before), so that you are fully confident about coming to Madrid to share the next amazing chapter of your life with us!
  • 5. When you get the acceptance email (always think positive!), then it’s time to pay the non-refundable deposit of 300€.
  • 6. This deposit is your passport to SUNNY SPAIN, MARVELOUS MADRID & an EXCITING, LOVELY LIFE with the Canterbury English Study Abroad Program and Guaranteed Teaching Job (for all students) WITH US (that’s the key), which starts during the Course!!!
  • 7. No organization in Spain can beat this offer. It’s the best value for money. It’s less  expensive than all the other programs. It’s the only one that gives a GUARANTEED JOB to ALL its graduates WITH US. And it’s the only one that you can go on field trips or pub nights once a month and shot the breeze over a drink with the founder!
  • 8. It’s a no-brainer!! Canterbury English is the ONE & ONLY! The ORIGINAL! And it’s all yours for a steal!
  • 9. Great opportunities like this one only come up a few times in your life. Don’t miss it. We will take care of you and ease you into this new life! Sign Up Now!
Duration 1 Year
ELIGIBILITY: College degree (some acceptions), Non-EU Passport
COURSE FEE: 2,600€
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There are many ways to learnHow to Apply

  • 1

    Email for Info

    Email Richard ( and he will send you the information you need to decide if this is for you.

  • 2

    Fill out Application

    After you have read the information and are familiar with our organization, we will send you an application form.

  • 3

    Application Decision

    After you have completed your application and sent it to us, within 3-5 days it will be reviewed and a decision will be made.

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