3 trips not to miss while teaching English in Spain

One of the perks of teaching English in Spain is all the time I have to travel. Often English teachers have 4-day work schedules, teaching between 20 to 25 hours a week, and flights are pretty cheap from Madrid. Once you are done lesson planning you can focus on extracurricular activities like traveling!  I’ve been to Italy, […]

Madrid Bucket List

My Madrid Bucket List I’m sure that those of you that have been living in Madrid for a couple years or longer, whether you are TEFL teachers, teaching English in Madrid as an assistant, studying, etc know the feeling of having “seen it all, done it all”. You have visited the museums and done the […]

Meet Our TEFL Teacher, Jon!

Jon George, originally from San Francisco, U.S.A., is our newly graduated TEFL teacher from the course in August 2012, has found a special niche for himself in Madrid. His ‘Madrid’ story begins with his desire to create an adventure. After college the traditional 9 to 5 schedule was of little interest to him, he valued his […]

Wish you were here: 12 Last Minute Semana Santa Destinations

This time last year I remember going back and forth with my group of friends about one very important question: WHAT TO DO FOR SEMANA SANTA? On the beach in Malaga, Semana Santa 2012 In the last week leading up to our sweet vacay from teaching, we had landed on visiting old roommates in Paris, […]

Meet Our TEFL Teacher of the Month, Carolina!

Meet our TEFL teacher Carolina! Carolina is originally from Canterbury Kent in England and she completed her TEFL certification August 2012 course after being inspired by her cousin, who came to Madrid to teach English and had an amazing experience.  She was looking for the opportunity she hadn’t taken advantage of in university, to live […]

A TEFL Teacher’s: Guide to El Rastro

As a TEFL teacher in Madrid, an ABSOLUTE must do is visit El Rastro.  It’s a giant open-air flea market which stretches from neighborhood (barrio)Embajadores to La Latina and hosts approximately 3,500 stalls (casitas). It’s open every Sunday from 9am to 3pm.  Although it is now known as a place to find just about anything, […]

A TEFL Teacher’s: Guide to Public & Private Pools in Madrid

Madrid is a beautiful city and a very popular year round holiday destination.  People flock in hoards to the city for the beautiful architecture, lively culture, and wonderful weather.  However, there is one thing that all tourists and Spaniards understand; in the summer it gets HOT! Now that you’re living here teaching English and summer […]

A TEFL Teacher’s: Guide to Discounts in Madrid

While Madrid is already far less expensive than other big cities such as London and NYC, things still add up. Fortunately for you, if you are teaching through the TtMadrid program, you will have a student ID card. If you flash it in the right places, it will save you tons!  Here at TtMadrid we […]