Essential resources for TEFL in Spain

Spain is a great place to live and teach English as a foreign language. I've been here for almost seven years and am planning to be here for a while. The good thing about Spain is that there are many places to find a job teaching English. If you're qualified and have experience then there are plenty of opportunities. There might be a crisis in Spain, but the EFL industry is booming.

Here are a few essential resources if you're thinking of coming to Spain or are already here.

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TEFL courses in Spain
There are tons of places to do TEFL courses in Spain. Whether you're interested in a CELTA or DELTA there are plenty of options. I have to recommend i-to-i TEFL courses as one of the leading companies to do online courses.

GoAbroad have over 50 TEFL course programs in 25 different cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, and Santander. Check out their courses here. (Photo by nosepuedevlc)

Try for over 30 TEFL courses in Barcelona, Madrid, Cadiz, Granada, and Malaga.

Teach English Worldwide has a massive list of CELTA and TESOL courses all over the country.

Here are a couple more links: teflbarcelona.netoxfordtefl.comteflspainInternational House Barcelona.

TEFL jobs in Spain
Once you're qualified then get job hunting. The best time to find a job is in September just before term starts, after Christmas, or after Easter.

Check out i-to-i TEFL jobs for jobs in Spain. always has tons of jobs in Spain.

Dave's ESL cafe has jobs and some good forums.

Madrid Teacher is a useful website for jobs in academies and agencies in Madrid.

ESL Employment has a range of jobs and courses in Spain.

International House in Barcelona have a useful job resource list on their site. has a long list of ESL Jobs. (Photo by hugocadavez)

Spain travel websites  is worth having a look. The site has useful articles about travel, food, festivals, and things to see and do.

You can't beat Lonely Planet for up-to-date information plus some great city guides.

Just Spain is a decent website with information on hotels, visas, city guides, culture, education, business, and even golf. (Photo by eagle1effi)

I'm not a massive fan of the Frommers guide books, but the website is pretty good.

For essential information on safety, health, laws and customs, entry requirements, and natural disasters then check out the Foreign and Commonwealth Office guide to Spain.

Spain blogs
Notes from Spain by Ben Curtis and Maria Diez is a useful, witty, blog about everything you can imagine in Spain.

The Travelling Turtle by Erin is a useful blog about an American living the dream in Spain.

There's a decent list of blogs in Spain on Euro Residentes.

Eye on Spain has some good blogs and articles on life in Spain.

Madrid Man is a good blog about life in Madrid.

My Spanish Adventure is also a good site about Will Peach's experience in Spain.

If you're a fan of any other blogs or websites then just leave a link below. Hope this helps.

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