TEFL Internships Spain

Destinations 2017-2018

for TEFL Internships Spain

Who can apply?

Interested in completing a comprehensive TEFL Certification programme this year or next year? Apply now for one of our TEFL Internships Spain. You can apply, as an EU passport holder and a native or near native speaker of English:

  • as a university student: during your gap year or Erasmus, you can even receive funding through your university and Erasmus+. Generally the length of the TEFL Internship is dictated by your degree and the university. We are flexible! (Minimum 1 month. Maximum 9 months: ask your Erasmus Coordinator).
  • as a non student: we also offer 1-month teaching internships in Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona. Throughout the year and in all three locations in Spain. Same conditions below, apart from the duration of the TEFL internship with its standard 1 month.

We have numerous TEFL Internship start dates throughout the year. So please contact us for more details.


What can you achieve with our TEFL Certification Internships?

  • Accredited TEFL Certification with our 1-month to 9-month TEFL Internships. (Variable lengths of TEFL internships depending on the University requirements, only 1-month long for non-students).
  • Extensive subject knowledge: General and Academic English Teaching.
  • TEFL Classroom experience (1to1 and in some schools reduced groups): with your 30 hours per week of teaching, and between 1 and 10 hours of studying.

So what is the difference between TEFL Internships for students and for non students?

  • There is a reduced admin fee for Erasmus+ students (discounted to £25 > ask for your discount code once accepted on the programme). Please note that you have to be an Erasmus student when on the internship, with a university agreement. There is a higher fee for non university students.
  • The length of the teaching internship varies. It is 1 month long for non students and between 1 and 9 months long for students. To be decided during the interview stage.

TEFL Internships Spain: MADRID

Why choose Madrid?

According to recent consulting reports, the cost of living in Madrid is still generally lower than that of most major European cities. This is a key factor in the lifestyle and quality of life standards for the student community. Madrid is a very densely populated city and parking is a problem. However, the public transportation system is excellent. Buses, metro, as well as relatively inexpensive taxis make it easy to get around. There are several underground and metropolitan lines, each identified by a number and colour.


You will be teaching in one of these 2 neighbourhoods of Madrid:

  • Salamanca
  • Pacífico

Internships Spain: BARCELONA

Why choose Barcelona? 

In Barcelona, public transport is excellent; metro, buses and comparatively reasonably priced taxis make it easy to get around. There are underground lines and metropolitan lines, easy to identify. The cost of living in Barcelona is still generally quite low for a big city. This is a key factor in your day to day. Indeed, in recent years the city has become a magnet for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Do keep in mind that prices in Barcelona vary substantially from one district to the next. In any case, we strongly advise that you plan your budget wisely.


The host schools are in the following neighbourhoods of Barcelona:

  • Sants
  • Sagrada Familia

TEFL Internships Spain: VALENCIA

Why choose Valencia?

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with Semi-arid climate influences. Also Valencia’s old town, el barrio del Carmen, is one of the most popular areas of the city. It is where much of Valencia’s nightlife takes place, along with Ruzafa. It is also where a wealth of interesting history and architecture can be found. In addition Running through the heart of Valencia is the dried out river bed of the River Turia. Besides, this space stretches for 9 km and offers a wealth of green tranquility at the heart of the city. Many of Valencia’s most popular attractions are also in the riverbed, for instance this is where the famous City of Art and Sciences  – a cultural centre spanning 2km and 5 large buildings. It also includes Valencia’s science museum and Valencia’s aquarium.


We have partner language schools in these central areas of Valencia:

  • El Pla del Real (student area near Facultats)
  • Extramurs (city centre near Plaza España)

In order to apply for a TEFL internship in Spain, please:

  • send us your updated CV and brief CL (make sure your phone number is updated),
  • specify your preferred destination(s) and potential starting date(s) to contact@teflinternshipspain.com


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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