Canterbury English TEFL

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    1. First of all, Canterbury English only accepts into its program the number of students that we can give a job to in order to fulfill our guaranteed job offer with us. This varies according to the month of the program. For example, there are more spaces available from June to February than March to May. The reason for this is that we have a significantly higher demand for classes from June to February than in March to May, so we limit the space in the program in March to May, so as to fulfill our promise in making sure you have a job soon after you arrive in Madrid.

    2. In a certain month, if you see that the program is full, it is for one of two reasons a) We have reached the limit of 10 students per class b) We have reached the job guarantee limit and cannot accept any more students into the program for that month. This means that you would have to sign up for the next available month.

    3. Once you have completed the Madrid Lifestyle Orientation or the One Year Study Abroad Work Orientation, soon after you arrive, we register you in our Canterbury English Intranet.

    4. That same day you will receive your first class offers*. We send out two different emails a day with class offers. The first is at 3pm (classes sold in the morning) and the second is at 6 pm (classes sold in the afternoon). The number of new class offers in each email is between one and ten depending on how many classes our sales team has sold that morning / afternoon. This is an incredible number of class offers a day and we don’t know any school in Madrid that has as many daily class offers as Canterbury English. Please see an example of a random selection of real-live class offers from the week of February 14th at the end of this section.

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    *For the August TEFL course, the reception of class offers starts a bit later, because the course takes place during August, which is the Spanish vacation period (ie. most of Spain, and Europe, is on the beach in August!).

    5. You email and tell our scheduling department which offer you want.

    6. We get a list of for example three teachers who want a certain class.

    This is how we decide who gets the class. a) Your schedule: two of the teachers have a fuller schedule than you do, so you get the class. This way we build up everybody’s schedule on an even par.

    Susan has 4 hours Jane has 6 hours and Cassey has 8 hours, so the class goes to Susan.

    Sometimes the client asks for specific things such as a female teacher or a male teacher, British or American. But this is usually only one out of ten, so if it’s a male or female it will be specified and teachers respond accordingly.

    7. We start building up your schedules on the first day of Orientation and you combine our classes with other English Academy hours to get a full schedule. And we keep sending you our own class offers and other schools job offers all year long. All of our teachers are working between 20 and 30 hours a week.

    What if you don’t have a good schedule within the first month or so after arriving? 

    You let us know and that same day, all the class offers emailed to our teachers are first reviewed by you and you get first choice of all the daily class offers. This guarantees that if you receive less hours, you would be given top priority and that would solve the problem very quickly.

    8. After 45 days are up, since your Orientation, and you are launched as a teacher with a full schedule, we then pass to the next phase, which is schedule maintenance. Canterbury English is the only TEFL Madrid program that mentions schedule maintenance.

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    9. The other programs talk about getting you a guaranteed job. That’s like an old Hollywood movie when the couple in love gets married, go on a honeymoon and hang a do not disturb sign on the hotel bedroom door and “live happily ever after.” You don’t see the next day when the wife is throwing plates at her husband who’s left his socks on the sofa (or visa versa!). That’s kind of the way it is in the TEFL Spain market. It sounds great, but… reality is…Only Canterbury English does schedule maintenance.

    10. At Canterbury English, you will have schedule maintenance for the rest of your stay in Madrid. You lose a class, we replace it. It’s that simple.

    11. When you receive the acceptance from scheduling for the class offer you have asked for, you receive the class details by email along with the new student information and then you are all set to go. We email the client and confirm that you are the new teacher and then everything for that class is set up. You can now prepare for the first class with the student.

    12.This procedure is repeated for each new class that you want.


    The student pays you directly into your bank account on the last class day of the month.

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    1. As we are all teachers here at Canterbury English and know what it is like, we have found that the most teacher friendly system is for you to receive the payment for the classes you have taught during the month on the last day of the month, so there is no lag time for you (you don’t have to wait a week or two to get paid).

    2. The advantages of this system. Every English school has a different pay system. Canterbury English has a very advanced intranet for pay appointments and class administration that has been ten years in the making. You input your hours into the Canterbury English Intranet My Hours program. You have a digital calendar, which you fill out for all your scheduled classes. This generates a pay sheet and the client pays you directly when you give them their receipt.

    3. When you work for other schools, you will find that many of them still do things by hand! Other schools usually pay during the first week of the following month.

    4. At Canterbury English, we always make sure you are paid on the last day of the teaching month. We know you have to pay your travel pass on the first day of the month, as well as pay rent during the first days of the month, not to mention basic amenities such as food and going out to enjoy the exciting Madrid nightlife!

    5. Our companies sometimes pay us up to six months late. We often have to finance our companies until they pay us, but that’s our problem, you must be paid (because to teach english in other countries and earn money is our expertise), no matter what, precisely and on time, like a railroad clock, on the last day of the month. Many a teacher has come to us and said, “Wow! I have worked for a lot of academies and Canterbury English is the only one who pays religiously and always on time.”

    No teacher for Canterbury English in Madrid has ever gone unpaid over the last decades. Sounds normal by US or British standards, but in Spain, there’s a lot of stories out there… This is also inside information that only 30 years of experience running a language school and twenty years experience running a TEFL Madrid training program will give you. Not something other TEFL Spain programs will ever mention. So as you can see, Canterbury English is a sure bet for many different reasons. However the academies we recommend or that we have agreements with are tried and true, because we use feedback from our teachers about them to make sure of this.

    6. As you can see, Canterbury English is the Real Deal!

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                                              REAL CLASS OFFER  EXAMPLES


    Dear Canterbury English Teachers, happy Saint Valentine’s Day!   


    Here are today’s new classes you may be interested in. Please let me know ASAP by  email if you want one of these classes.

    Teacher DetailNative or Bilingual
    Pay RateN1: 16€/hour + 0(ETS2)/class 
    Class Details

     It can be 2 days a week 1h class or 1 day a week 2h class

    She prefers the first option.

    Week DaysPreferred Day(s):  Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
    Preferred Time20:00-22:00
    Time Flexibility

    Earliest Start Time:  19:45

    • Latest Start Time:  20:15

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    • Scheduled End Date: June 30th
    Student Details

    Student(s): Blanca A

    • Level: Lower Elementary
    Class AimsBlanca wants to practice her English conversation to improve her understanding and fluency. As she has a lower level, she will need solid grammar support and she would possibly like to study for a Cambridge exam in the future when she feels more confident about her level.
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    Teacher DetailNative or Bilingual
    Pay RateN1: 16€/hour + 2 (ETS2) 
    Class Details Length: 2h     # Days/Week: 1
    Week DaysPreferred Day(s):  Fridays
    Preferred Time17:00-19:00
    Time FlexibilityEarliest Start Time: 16:45


    • Latest Start Time:  17:15
    DatesStart Date: As soon as possible


    • Scheduled End Date: June 30th
    Student DetailsStudent(s): Laura C (She would like classes for her and her husband, 1 hour each student)


    • Level: Laura: Lower Intermediate, Husband: Upper Intermediate
    Class AimsLaura wants to practice her English with a lot of grammar and phonetic support. Her husband has a higher level and would like to focus the class on conversation and Business English to prepare him for meetings with German, French and British customers.
    MetroSan Lorenzo

    TEFL Madrid for you
      Teacher DetailNative female
      Pay RateN1: 16€/hour + 1(ETS2)/class 
      Class Details Length: 2h     # Days/Week: 2
      Week DaysPreferred Day(s):  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays
      Preferred Time17:30-19:30
      Time FlexibilityEarliest Start Time:  17:30 thats when Sofia gets home from school


      • Latest Start Time: –
      DatesStart Date: As soon as possible


      • Scheduled End Date: sometime in June
      Student DetailsStudent(s): Fran Ra. Fran wants classes for himself and his daughter, Sofia, who is five years old.


      • Level: Fran: Intermediate. Sofia: Elementary
      Class AimsFran: Conversation with a focus on cooking, as he loves to cook.


      • Sofia: Start learning the language with songs, games and exercises that will keep her attention and interest and keep her laughing (her Dad says she’s really a fun kid), so that she can develop a love for English from a young age.
      MetroPio XII



      Teacher DetailNative
      Pay RateN1: 16€/hour + 0(ETS2)/class 
      Class Details Length: 1h     # Days/Week: 1
      Week DaysPreferred Day(s):  Mondays & Thursdays
      Preferred Time18:30-19:30
      Time FlexibilityEarliest Start Time: 18:00


      • Latest Start Time: 19:00
      DatesStart Date: As soon as possible


      • Scheduled End Date: June 15th
      Student DetailsStudent(s): María P (Adult)


      • Level: Advanced
      Class AimsMaría is a pharmacist and because of her job, she wants to practice and improve her pharmaceutical vocabulary. She works in a neighborhood where she has to attend many tourists and foreigners with health issues and who ask for prescriptions and advice in English. María wants to be able to communicate better with her clients so she can prescribe the right medicines.
      • Gregorio Marañon


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        Teacher DetailNative or Bilingual
        Pay RateN1: 16€/hour + 3 (ETS2)/class 
        Class Details Length: 2h     # Days/Week: 1
        Week DaysPreferred Day(s): The class can take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
        Preferred TimeShe doesn’t care
        Time FlexibilityEarliest Start Time:  8:00 am


        • Latest Start Time:  8:30 am
        DatesStart Date: As soon as possible


        • Scheduled End Date: end June
        Student DetailsStudent(s): Lauren C (She wants classes for her and the husband (both adults). 1h each person)


        • Level: Lauren (lower intermediate)
        • Husband (upper intermediate)
        Class AimsLauren: She is a business executive and has worked in a national Spanish company for many years where English has not been needed. Her company was recently bought by an American multinational and so she has to improve her English fast. Grammar, phonetics, conversation, meetings, telephone English, email correction and she wants her mistakes to be corrected with the Canterbury English laser method which she thought was really interesting and which convinced her to sign up w CE.


        • Husband: Lauren’s husband is a stay-at-home Dad and he takes care of their three young kids. He just wants to practice conversation and have a good time in class as well as helping his kids with their homework.
        MetroFuencarral + 11 minute walk

    TEFL Spain only for you
          • OFFER SIX: FEBRUARY 14TH
          Teacher DetailNative
          Pay RateN1: 16€/hour + 4(ETS2)/class 
          Class Details Length: 1.5h     # Days/Week: 2
          Week DaysPreferred Day(s):  Mondays and Wednesday
          Preferred Time17:00-18:30 or 17:30-19:00
          Time Flexibility

          Earliest Start Time:  17:00

          • Latest Start Time:  17:30

          Start Date: As soon as possible

          • Scheduled End Date: end June
          Student Details

          Student(s): Luisa R (She needs a teacher for her two kids. Oscar (13 years old) & Samuel (14 years old). On Mondays one kid and on Wednesday the other one.

          • Level: Elementary
          Class AimsReview what they are learning at school. Help with their English homework. Class discipline is important with these two teenagers. Their mother says that Oscar gets distracted easily and Samuel likes to fool around and play the clown a lot in class. The mother wants the teacher to keep these teenagers in line so they can settle down and study. Also, Samuel has to prepare the Pet exam.


          • Bus

          No metro

          • Zone Pozuelo, take 561 bus from Moncloa

          That is why with us you can an opportunity to earn a salary by teaching English away from your country, coming to Madrid, Spain.

          • *Note 1: Native (N):  is born in USA, GB, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Bilingual is born in another country with a Bilingual (B) English level.
          • *Note 2: Native born teachers can chose both Native and Bilingual classes. Bilingual teachers can chose only Bilingual classes.
          • *Note 3: ETS: Extra Travel Supplement per class.
          • We hope you are able to choose some of today’s selection of classes.
          • Good luck and we would love to see you at our Canterbury English Club event this week, red hot Valetine Week’s Flamenco Night!
          • Come and clap your hands and sing with us “Olé Paquito!”
          • Have a great day!

    Is the Job with Canterbury English Really 100 % Guaranteed? Yes, One Hundred Percent! Between our classes, private classes, academy classes and Catholic School Program classes, you’ll have a 20-30 hours a week teaching schedule.