TEFL + Developing Teacher Course

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TEFL + Developing Teacher Course

Are you a non-EU citizen and trying to get a work permit for Spain?

Then signing up for this course is the solution as you will be eligible for EU work authorization allowing you to work for up to 20 hours per week!


Course objectives

This course is an extension of the training received during our 4 or 8-week intensive Trinity CertTESOL course. It provides our graduates with the opportunity to develop their professional skills, fine-tune their strengths, and improve upon weaknesses. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of their achievements that will be a launch pad for their budding career in TEFL. In addition, this course includes an optional Spanish language component.

Course logistics

Students do a combination of self and guided study for at least 20 hours per week. Since most teaching jobs require teachers to work in the evenings, this course takes place in the mornings.

Course components

  • Teaching practice + self evaluation and feedback
  • (Online) specialised modules. Examples are:
    • Teaching Cambridge Exam classes
    • Teaching Young learners
    • Teaching Business English
    • Teaching Grammar
  • Teacher Development assignments to reinforce and expand on skills
  • Experienced teacher observation
  • Blogging about experiences and relevant topics
  • Administrative & marketing tasks at our school
  • Spanish classes

Typical course week of 20 study hours

A typical course week of 20 study hours would be like this:






(Observed) Teaching Practice

Spanish class

(Observed) Teaching Practice

Spanish class

10.30 – 11.30

Self evaluation and feedback with your tutor

Spanish self-study tasks

Self evaluation and feedback with your tutor

Spanish self-study tasks

11.30 – 13.00

Guided lesson planning

Guided lesson planning

Guided lesson planning

Guided lesson planning

13.00 – 14.00

Work on Teacher Development Assignments

Observation of an experienced teacher

Teacher Development Workshop

Observation of an experienced teacher


Each month will consist of the following:

o    10 hours of Spanish classes.

o    20 hours lesson planning.

o    20 hours teaching practice

o    10 hours Teacher Development workshops

o    10 hours observation of experienced teachers

o    10 hours independent work on your monthly assignment

Total: 80 hours per month (20 hours per week)


We recommend buying The Developing Teacher, Duncan Foord, Delta Publishing 2009, which provides options for developmental tasks for you to carry out on the course.

Student / Work Visas

If you are a non-EU citizen, by signing up to this course, you will be eligible for Spanish student status allowing you to travel freely and (for visas of 7 months or more) legally work for up to 20 hours per week

The Trainers

Our TEFL trainers on this course are Dip TESOL qualified.

Assessment & Certification

To pass the course and receive the certificate you will have to: Complete the development tasks to a satisfactory standard and present them in a blog each month. Attend 85% of the timetabled course.

Lenght: 5-11 months
Course fee: €160/month + €150 Service fee (for enrollment letter and documentation for the embassy)
One-off payment: Save €10/month
Start: Any Monday after completing our 4 or 8-week Trinity CertTESOL Course

When can I start?

Any Monday after completing our 4 or 8-week Trinity CertTESOL Course

Entry requirements

All candidates must have completed our Trinity CertTESOL course

How long can I attend the Professional Development program?

The program length is usually 5-11 months

How to apply?

Please send us an e-mail to info@tefl-in-spain.com to sign-up. To reserve your place on the course you will need to pay the first month or the full amount to get the one-off payment discount.

Course fee: €160/month

Service fee: €150

One-off payment: Save €10/month

*Service fee for enrolment letter and documentation provided for student visa application