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Expatriates in Spain / Re: Interested in being on an indie travel show?
« Last post by TeddySal on Today at 01:28:19 PM »
That's really cool, Tracy. Where can we check out your new show?
Starting Your Own Business / exceteLW
« Last post by excete on November 06, 2018, 05:45:43 PM »
Hello. I decided to make some home renovations, want to buy sockets. Who knows any active cashback?
Finding work in Spain / Re: Opinion: Teaching English In Spain Is A Joke!
« Last post by exammadrid on July 27, 2018, 06:39:56 PM »
Everything depends on personal experience but you made some good points.
My experience teaching college students is the best. When you teach students who are studying in private colleges and their dream is to keep studying overseas or find a job somewhere else, they take it very seriously
I have been teaching many years in and I can say that it has been a pleasure.
It is hard to find a good english school and have a nice contract but when you got it, the whole experience changes. My first years, I had to teach in different schools and companies so I had to commute all over the place.
It is like anywhere else, if you don't give up you will get lucky. And remember, luck is when opportunity meets preparation.  ;)
Finding work in Spain / Re: Which city has the best job market in Spain?
« Last post by exammadrid on July 27, 2018, 06:32:33 PM »
Snowball chance in hell.....
It is not about where you would like to live, it is all about where College students live. They need to take official exams such as TOEFL, SAT, TOEIC...Moving to small cities you will be stuck with children and elderly people, grammar and some more grammar courses.
The best places to make money are the capital, Madrid and then I would say Barcelona and  Valencia. Seriously, forget about the rest.
Most places near the cost, there are thousands of British people living there and they teach privates at home for very low prices, now you will have to fight against that. The best is to work in an private academy with a contract and everything legal, Don't risk it.
Good luck!!!
Finding work in Spain / Re: English Schools in Spain
« Last post by exammadrid on July 27, 2018, 06:25:47 PM »
Best schools are private English academies. Government or State schools pay really bad. In private academies you can get a full time job plus private classes and other extras.
I completed my TEFL course in and as soon as i graduated I got job with few english academies in the same area, they provide you with jobs in their company or they get in touch with other english academies in Spain.
A good salary should be around 1400 €. Check this english school in Madrid
Finding work in Spain / Re: Looking for work as an English teacher in Spain
« Last post by exammadrid on July 27, 2018, 06:21:22 PM »
I was in the same situation few years ago. Check in this American Academy in Madrid  They do have job openings very often. If your target is Madrid, you shouldn't have any problems.
Finding work in Spain / Re: How to find English Teaching work/hours in Madrid
« Last post by exammadrid on July 27, 2018, 06:18:57 PM »
The best 2 places to find English teaching jobs are:



And that is it. In TEFL Madrid I got TEFL certified and they helped you throughout the whole process, some friends who did the course in other schools had to look for jobs in lingobongo, and it works fine.

Finding work in Spain / Re: Part-time TEFL courses
« Last post by exammadrid on July 27, 2018, 06:14:50 PM »
I did the full time course with and it was great. However, I got some friend who did the part time and it was fine too but they weren't so well prepared as i was when we completed the course. My course was way more intense when it comes to practical hours.
I got more hours on field that they did.
The Expatriate Cafe / Re: getting NIE once in Spain
« Last post by exammadrid on July 25, 2018, 07:33:59 PM »
I found this video about getting NIE in Spain. I hope it helps everyone.
The Expatriate Cafe / Re: Want to apply to teach in Spain - advice needed!
« Last post by exammadrid on July 25, 2018, 07:31:16 PM »
If you want to apply to teach in Spain, definitely the best option is to enrol in a TEFL school and let them deal with all the red tape, visa, spanish classes, job search..
A good and safe option is to stick around the capital of Spain, Madrid. Being the biggest city you have more chances to find a good job, there are many English Schools and college students. There is a TEFL academy (TEFL Madrid) pretty famous among Americans. They take care about everything. Here I leave you a link.  You can ask about job listings or english academies around the country.

An American Academy which works pretty well in down town Madrid is They are seeking for new teachers very often.
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