TEFL Courses in Spain

TEFL Courses in Spain  | Theory & Practice combined

TEFL Courses in Spain with TEFL Trainer

TEFL Trainer offers TEFL Courses in Spain with a 1- to 9-month TEFL internship programme in Barcelona, Madrid, or Valencia.

This teaching internship is designed to supplement your Accredited & Online TEFL Course with 1 month+ of Teaching Experience or Lesson Plans. This will enable you to consolidate your theoretical knowledge of teaching English as a foreign language, and enable you to gain first-hand experience in the classroom. This formula guarantees employability in TEFL.

3 learning blocks

TEFL Theory 140 hours Online & 6 final Exams
TEFL Research 6 x 400-word Reflective Diaries
TEFL Classroom Practice or 6 Lesson Plans 100+ hours of Teaching or Further preparation for Teaching (with optional Skype mentoring)


  • Our TEFL Assistantship Programmes start almost every month in Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid. You can apply now by email: contact@teflinternshipspain.com specifying your preferred start date (please suggest any Monday). In order to partake in this programme, you will need to have an advanced level of English and have successfully passed a Phone and/or Skype interview.
  • Our TEFL Courses are advanced as they combine first-hand teaching experience and theory.
  • Our TEFL Courses are fully accredited and internationally recognised.
  • Our TEFL Certification programme is considered General and Specialist (as you will learn about General English, but also Business, and Exam English).
  • Please note that you need to be an EU Passport holder to partake in our programmes in Spain, as we are unable to help with visa applications being a UK based company.
  • If you a non EU passport holder, we will first of all forward your request for a student visa to a partner school in Spain, who will then be able to provide you with an estimate for a language course in Spain – enabling you to sign up for a course giving you access to a student visa. You would then be able to complete our TEFL certification programme in parallel.


At TEFL Trainer, we provide a professional, friendly and supportive environment where you will learn to teach English in 1to1 and small groups. We tutor and lecture so you will be mentored online and receive instruction face to face. You will teach English 1to1 and, in some partner schools, to small groups (2 to 8 learners). You will also observe experienced teachers.

Our TEFL Courses in Spain are extremely hands-on, professional yet friendly, and extremely competitive in terms of price and quality! In our teacher training partner language schools, in Valencia, Barcelona, Castellón la Plana, Valladolid, and Madrid, you will receive all the teaching experience with real students of English, support from your headteacher onsite, a complete TEFL course (booklet and complete online course), as well as further support from your online mentor.


Where to find flat-shares, rooms, or a homestay in Spain?

When completing your Teaching Internship Programme in Barcelona, Madrid, or Valencia, we don’t want you to be stressed dealing with foreign landlords. Therefore we have compiled a list of accommodation options for you. We also provide student support if you wish to receive extra help finding lodging. Please note that in Castellón la Plana and Valladolid the language school provides you with paid accommodation, in lieu of an allowance.




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Flat-share we also highly recommend: Spotahome. It is a safe way to book mid- to long-term accommodation in more than 10 countries over Europe. In fact, all the listings on the website are personally verified by a team member who makes professional photos, HD videos, and floor plans. Furthermore Spotahome offers a multilingual customer service that really helps customers during the whole booking process.

Uniplaces and Easypiso offer cheaper alternatives, and are also specialised in  student accommodation.

Weroom and PisoCompartido offer numerous shared accommodation options.

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Homestay offers you to ‘experience a place like a local’

Airbnb is also a good alternative for short-term housing. 

Roomlala is another platform designed for short-term let in people’s homes. 



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Suitelife has a portfolio of over 1,000 properties.

Idealista and Fotocasa have a great price range and variety of flats.


Neighbourhoods in Madrid: Pacifico | Salamanca, in Barcelona: Eixample | Sant Antoni, in Valencia: Facultats, in Castellón: centro

This was a really interesting course to do, and was a perfect placement for my year abroad. The interview process was very organised and streamlined and my placement was confirmed in good speed. January 2016

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Llewelyn M, Barcelona

I have definitely improved my English teaching skills. I had a great time. The online course was very extensive. I would definitely recommend it! January 2017

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Laurynas S., Valencia

It is one of few programmes that give you direct experience teaching before your qualification is even complete, allowing you to learn theory and apply it whilst on the job. December 2016

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Wilhelmina A, Madrid

My experience with TEFL Trainer has, without doubt, improved my teaching capability. The team offered constant support while allowing me to develop my individual teaching style. August 2016

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Julia I, Barcelona
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