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TEFL Course is the easiest, most affordable and exciting way to live
and work abroad in Madrid, Spain. This includes our competitive prices,
social activities and a guaranteed job!
Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar to you?
· Are you a recent college graduate who would like to take some time
off before graduate school or starting a corporate job?
· Have you had enough of the corporate world and would like to start
a new career path and life for yourself?
· Do you enjoy travelling and meeting brand-new people on original, novel adventures?
Now ask yourself a few questions:
· Have you ever thought about living, really living and not just visiting, outside your home country?
· Would you like to learn another language?
· Could you see yourself living the Spanish lifestyle in a warm, sunny climate?
Then perhaps Canterbury is what you are looking for! Madrid is the vibrant capital of Spain, which has a low cost of living, coupled with the greatest nightlife in all of Europe! Canterbury offers exciting opportunities for students and alumni of universities throughout the world to teach English, while experiencing the thrills of cultural diversity through living in a foreign country! We are committed to accept, to challenge, and to inspire people to make a life instead of just a living.
| Canterbury, a committment to accept
Why is the choice of a guaranteed job teaching English in Madrid, Spain with Canterbury a unique opportunity for you?
First of all, after earning your International TEFL Certificate at Canterbury, if you desire, you will be provided with a guaranteed TEFL job teaching English in Madrid during the school year! Canterbury will offer you excellent opportunities for a summer job as well, including the chance to teach at summer camps located throughout Spain during the months of July and August.
large corporate centers specialize in TEFL certificates only and do not
teach English at all. We have been providing English teaching jobs for
teachers in Madrid since 1991. Canterbury´s program is small and highly
selective and is designed to be specialized in both TEFL and English
teaching. Thus, being accepted at Canterbury means that you
automatically make that next step of looking for a job. Coming to Spain
to teach abroad, is a big move for people, by providing our TEFL
students with automatic jobs, we make that move very easy.
Moreover, you will gain invaluable real teaching experience
in our course that is not found in other programs, and the confidence
necessary to stand in front of a group of non native English speaking
students and teach English as a foreign language. After you have
obtained your certificate, you will have both the
opportunity to teach at any other institutions that you desire as well
as a guaranteed job at Canterbury. For people who are shopping for a
TEFL program, this should be a key factor in deciding which one to
Another important difference at Canterbury includes being paid for teaching classes that begin during the course. Theoretical training is important, but there is no substitute for experience.
Standing in front of a group of non native English speakers and
teaching an English class in a foreign country is not easy. For those
with little or no teaching experience, it can be a daunting experience.
Canterbury realizes this. Our program is specifically designed to guide
you, to help you and walk you through this process so that you attain
the confidence necessary to do this by the end of the course.
Our philosophy for training teachers includes both a "LEARN BY DOING" approach together with a "PAID FOR DOING" policy.
Thus, each TEFL trainee must teach a total of 20 hours of classes with
non-native speaking students to fulfill the 120 hour course
requirements and obtain their TEFL certificate. This is by far the
highest number of real teaching hours offered by any TEFL program.
Moreover, you will be paid for teaching these classes as well. As a
trainee, you will be hard pressed to find a better situation than that!
Be careful to specifically ask other programs how many hours you will
actually teach "real" classes with real non-native speaking students
because many times this figure is less than 10 hours of the entire 120
Unlike other TEFL programs,
Canterbury devotes a significant amount of time concentrating on the
techniques of teaching children. Every trainee participates in eight
separate sessions of 2.5 hours each, or 20 hours total of children practice teaching. Considering that 50 % of the job offers around the world involve teaching children,
this is another important point to consider when shopping for a TEFL
program. Many TEFL programs, including the CELTA, cover this topic in
passing, if at all. We feel this is an oversight.
because of the shifting job market to the teaching of children,
together with the major insufficiency of a children teaching section in
the original CELTA program, many CELTA providers are now offering
additional young learner certificate courses of 20 to 30 hours duration
on aspects of teaching English to young learners for an additional
400-500 euros on top of the initial 1,490€ course price. Remember,
CELTA stands for Certificate of English Language Teaching of Adults.
Moreover, Canterbury also dedicates a substantial amount of time
directed toward the techniques of teaching business English to
professionals. Again, all trainees participate in eight separate
sessions of 2.5 hours each, or 20 hours total of business English practice teaching.
A further distinction of the Canterbury program
is a DVD copy of your final practice teaching oral presentation. This
is a powerful tool to use with future employers. In addition to your
certificate, work experience and recommendations from Canterbury, you
have the ability to show yourself teaching an actual thirty minute
class to any prospective employer. This gives you a sizable competitive
edge in the job market. Canterbury also provides you with classes on
resume writing, marketing yourself, and their well known and respected
At Canterbury you will
find an uncommon, singular, intimate, and prestigious program that
costs less than any of our major competitors. The classes,
being much smaller, are much more interactive and the end result is
that you, the student, obtain much more from the program. We believe "ACCESSIBILITY" is EDUCATION.
Thus, all of our teachers as well as all of our directors and staff are
always accessible to our students. At Canterbury you will find a fun,
relaxed place to study and work abroad that is made up of friends and
family. Canterbury is a throwback to the good old days where each man's
word is honoured and respected, and not a place where you get the
feeling that you are just another number...
Our testimonials are clear, well thought out essays written by real people who have thoroughly enjoyed their experiences at Canterbury.
Consider the following excerpts from the testimonials of Michelle Cervantes and Robert Thornburn:
"The absolute best part of Canterbury is the guaranteed job. With Canterbury it is even possible to start teaching English in Madrid before you finish the TEFL program. This will save you a lot of stress. I had friends who worked for other companies and it took some of them almost two months to find enough work to survive."
Michelle Cervantes – Boulder, Colorado
"Like most things, the key to becoming better at it, is experience. Canterbury provides its teachers with key presentation assignments throughout the course to get your feet more than wet. Students actually start earning through teaching before they finish the course. Canterbury does provide its teachers with paying students/clients. There are other language schools claiming this, but it's a sad fact that not all deliver. Canterbury wants you to work. In fact, you must satisfy their minimum teaching hours requirement before you receive your TEFL certificate."
Robert Thornburn – Los Angeles, California
At Canterbury you will find an unconventional, unusually caring, close-knit family atmosphere. You
will find intensive Spanish classes at the Garcia Lorca Spanish School
that are offered at a 30 % discount to all Canterbury TEFL students to
help them study and learn Spanish at the same time. You will
also find free internet & photocopy services, and lifetime job
assistance. If you desire, you will find a teaching job during the
school year in Madrid and a summer job with the possibility of teaching
somewhere in Spain. And of course, you will find the Canterbury Club, which separates Canterbury from all the other programs; a truly unique association, that brings together teachers, students, and international friends from all over the world.
|Directors James and J.B.
The Garcia Lorca Spanish School
SPECIAL OFFER for students taking The Canterbury International TEFL Certificate!!
The students who do our TEFL certificate program, can also take the Garcia Lorca Spanish Course.
The times of both programs are designed to leave you free to teach
English classes in the evenings, while the courses are in progress.
For students who do both programs, there is a 30% discount on the Spanish program. The Spanish program, normally 699 Euros, is then only 499 Euros.
The Spanish course is an eighty hour intensive program
taught over four weeks. Most other programs at best offer some free
Spanish classes. A few weeks of sporadic classes of an hour once every
few days will give you little more than a smattering of Spanish. We
believe that for the student who is serious about learning the language
(after English, Spanish is the second most important language in
today's world and for many TEFL students, their number one reason in
choosing Spain as a destination is to learn and become fluent in
Spanish), the only realistic way is to enroll in a total immersion program. Of course, in Madrid there are dozens of similar total immersion programs, but they cost much more starting at 1,000 Euros. For more complete and extensive information visit
General Information and Facilities
The Madrid centers are located at:
Center 1: Calle Covarrubias 22, 2º Derecha
Metro Alonso Martínez
Center 2: Calle Claudio Coello 50, 1º Inter. Izq.
Tel. +34 610 266 427
+34 91 125 01 09
+34 91 758 56 20