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ORIENTATION DATES & INFO

The TEFL and Madrid Lifestyle Programs start every month on the same Monday.

CE General Orientation One Year Study Abroad with TEFL & Spanish and Madrid Lifestyle Programs

 

2021

MONTH

DAY TIME

NOVEMBER

22nd

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

DECEMBER 20th

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

2022

DATE

DAY TIME

JANUARY

3rd

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

JANUARY 31st

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

FEBRUARY

28th 1) TEFL: 9:30am 2) MLife: 10 am

MARCH

28th 1) TEFL: 9:30am 2) MLife: 10 am
APRIL

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

MAY

2nd 1) TEFL: 9:30am 2) MLife: 10 am
MAY 30th

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

JULY

1) TEFL: 9:30am 2) MLife: 10 am
AUGUST 1st

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

AUGUST

29th 1) TEFL: 9:30am 2) MLife: 10 am
SEPTEMBER 26th

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

OCTOBER

24th 1) TEFL: 9:30am 2) MLife: 10 am
NOVEMBER 21st

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

DECEMBER 19th

1) TEFL: 9:30am

2) MLife: 10 am

The TEFL and Madrid Lifestyle Programs start every month on the same Monday at 9:30 and 10 am, according to the dates programmed above. TEFL students meet Richard and take care of the tuition payment at 9:30 and have orientation and start the program with the TEFL director John Bouse at 10:00. The Madrid Lifestyle students meet Richard and take care of the tuition payment at 10:00 and start orientation with Richard at 10:30.

 

TEFL Orientation and Start Date Procedure

Your place in the program is 100% reserved once you have paid the deposit. Your place in a specific month is only 100% reserved after you:

1) Send us a copy of the visa in your passport (please do this as soon as you receive it).

2) Send us your flight arrival details (please do this as soon as you book it).

3) We check with the program director to see if there is space in the month you want to take the TEFL program. We can only allow a maximum of 9 students each month, because of the high quality of our program and student to teacher ratio. If there is space, then your spot is reserved and the place is yours.

4) If there is no space for the month you have chosen:

a) We place you on the waiting list for that specific month.

b) When you arrive in Madrid, you can start the Spanish program as soon as the day after you arrive.

c) You attend the scheduled orientation start date for the TEFL program that you are on the waiting list for.

i) This is when we know if one, or more of the nine students has dropped out or doesn’t show up and you are then in (there is about a 50% chance that this could happen).

ii) If all nine students are there (no dropouts), then you continue with the Spanish course during the next four weeks as well as being available for easy to teach kids classes in the afternoons, and then you start the next TEFL program four weeks later.

 

Madrid Lifestyle Orientation and Start Date Procedure

1) Send us a copy of the visa in your passport (please do this as soon as you receive it).

2) Send us your flight arrival details (please do this as soon as you book it).

3) Once you have received your visa you can fly to Spain at any time. If you arrive a few weeks before the next scheduled orientation date and you would like to start the on-site Spanish course and/or start to receive class offers before orientation, please email infotefl@canterburyenglish.com and let us know and we will arrange it.

4) If you would prefer to wait until the next Orientation date and dedicate your time to apartment / room hunting during the weeks before your Orientation date, then that is also fine.

5) Your program will officially start on your Orientation day.

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TEFL & Madrid Lifestyle Orientation Location Information

1) Once your send us your flight information, you will receive an email confirming your Orientation date, which will be the next Orientation date on the above table after you arrive.

2) Orientation for your program will take place with Richard Clarke at Canterbury Alonso Martínez in Calle Covarrubias 22, 2 Derecha (second floor on the right), metro Alonso Martinez.

● Orientation is approximately 4 hours and about half way through there will be a coffee break.

3) The Garcia Lorca Spanish School program starts the following day after orientation (depending on your level) at 10 am in our Garcia Lorca Spanish School / Espacio Victoria in Calle Pizarro 19, Bajo Derecha (ground floor on the right).

 

TEFL & Madrid Lifestyle Orientation Tuition Payment Information

1)  You will make the cash payment to pay for your tuition fee for:

a) The Madrid Lifestyle Program minus the deposit (1.600€-300€) = 1.300at orientation.

b) The One Year Study Abroad Program with TEFL and Spanish minus the deposit (2.985€-800€) = 2.185at orientation.

2) We cannot run an orientation session, nor can you attend the on-site Spanish Program and get you started with classes until you have completed your full tuition payment. We also need to confirm to the Spanish Consulate of your country, the Foreign Ministry & Education Ministry of Spain that you have arrived, paid your full tuition and started our program.

3) Because we only accept Euros for this payment, we suggest that before you leave your country, you have your bank change your currency into Euros to pay for your tuition.

a) If you use an ATM from a Spanish bank in Madrid to withdraw from your foreign bank to pay your tuition fee, you will often have to pay a high percentage in transaction fees (for example, recently a new US program participant mentioned that Bank of America charged him 25% to withdraw money in Spain from an ATM for his tuition).

b) ATM’s in Spain usually have a daily limit of 300 € (check with your bank for your limit withdrawing from a bank in Spain), and so if you arrive the day before orientation (many people do) and you haven’t brought the tuition payment with you in Euros from your home country, then you will have to wait for the next month’s orientation. This is not advisable, because we try to start setting you up with classes as early as the first day of orientation.

4) And don’t forget, thanks to the Canterbury English giving back to you and the community philosophy, this is a one-time payment with lifetime free renewal benefits.

Congratulations, you have planned an amazing year for yourself! As long as you prepare well for your trip, everything will go smoothly and don’t forget, we are here to take you through the whole process.