Teaching English in Madrid
Madrid is a great city to teach English because it offers a perfect mix of old and new. Its metro system is designed so that you can be connected to major sites in Madrid easily and quickly. The city also has great accessibility to other large cities in Spain and Europe. Teaching English in Madrid is a great way to learn Spanish, experience Spain’s outgoing culture, and travel anywhere you want for cheap. As the capital city of Spain, Madrid offers a wide range of opportunities for English language teachers. You can teach English to kids, business professionals, or private lessons to university students.
At 3.5 million people, Madrid remains a small city when you compare it to other European cities. That being said, being a small metropolitan city has its benefits. OnTESOL graduates teaching English in Madrid have found that they have several metro stops within close walking distance to their home to reach their school. Madrid is also a great city for walking and is known to have many beautiful sites to admire the ancient architecture or to people watch while having a tapa in a street patio.
Spend your day off wandering the Gran Via, the city’s main tourist area with shops and the famous Plaza de Espana. For a more intimate experience, head to El Rastro to shop and peruse the oldest and most iconic flea market. From vinyl records to jewelry, there is a little bit of something for everyone at El Rastro!
Most schools are located centrally, so it is best to find an apartment in the core, which may prove to be noisy but it is worth your while to share and save money. Check out idealista to search apartments. It is best to brush up on your Spanish though, as you’ll quickly notice that not many people speak English in Madrid!
The Basque country has easy access to a variety of gorgeous landscapes! Get out of the city and either kayak, swim, surf or take the shuttle boat to San Sebastian Island, which has a lovely beach and many seaside resorts to stay in overnight. You can take a 5 euro trip which lasts about 1 and a half hours to Zumaia and Zarautz, or hike for about two and half hours and is part of the legendary Camino de Santiago. This coastal hike will take your breath away. To soak up some nature closer to the city, head to Parque Abusu.