Thousands of people in Spain decide to get TEFL certified every year. Have a read through some of their stories – if they could do it, what’s stopping you?
“I came to Spain to retire 7 yrs. ago. I was asked to teach English to Spanish children for a few hours a week. I now have a full-time teaching position in a Private Bi-lingual school near my home. I am head of the English dept. & teach children from 3yrs. to 12/13 yrs. Life is busy , but I enjoy the challenge and now speak the Spanish language .. which is helpful in my job.”
“I was made redundant without expecting it and I have always worked in the tourism industry. Nearly 50 years old, bilingual and unemployed and didn’t know what to do for a living. Stopped to think what job I could find at my age with the recession in Spain and I realised that being bilingual I had no qualifications at all to teach English as a foreign language. I knew I wouldn’t have any difficulties finding a job in Spain the minute I was qualified. I looked up for information on TEFL courses online and found that i-to-i offered me what I wanted. I could do it online and in my own free time. In less than two months after completing my course, I was employed in an English school near home and teach privately one-to-one in the afternoons. I have recommended this course to some friends here in Spain and they have also completed the course and are now employed teaching English as a second language. I learned a great deal with this course and would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to teach English as a foreign language. The tutors are great and were always there when I needed them. I don’t think I will be made redundant again after having my qualifications.”
“I live in a Spanish village and there aren’t many English families here. As I speak Spanish aswell many people were asking me to help them learn English, from children to pensioners. I felt that the TEFL course would give me the grounding and understanding of where to begin and how progress with the different abilities. It has been a great help and I am building my confidence up as a teacher.”
“I lived and worked as a TEFL teacher in Madrid over 30 years ago but was never ‘offically qualified’. My husband and I decided to return to live in Spain and I decided I needed to refresh my knowledge and bring myself up-to-date with any new teaching methods. I have recently been offered a job teaching English in a language school in Cartagena.”
“I studied abroad in Spain and wanted to find a way to move back to Europe after finishing my degree in journalism. I chose i-to-i because of their combined courses, as I had no idea how to teach. Three years later, I work as a full-time teacher in a private school in Spain.”
“Last summer, while traveling around the U.S., I was bitten by the infamous travel bug. Shortly thereafter, I met a girl from Spain and felt a calling to try teaching as well. Now, 8 months later, the girl from Spain is my girlfriend and I´m in Spain teaching English! Needless to say, I´m very thankful for the opportunity TEFL has provided me!”