Here is a glimpse of the TEFL Barcelona course, where you can visit our facilities and see what trainees do during the course. You can also watch some student testimonials for an insight into different aspects of the course.
Why become a certified English teacher in Barcelona?
Barcelona, in the heart of Catalonia and situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees Mountains, is steeped in a unique and intriguing culture. It is one of the top destinations for EFL teachers and (at the risk of echoing the travel guides) it’s not hard to see why: it offers exciting nightlife and café culture, there is the opportunity to try a new career, experience a new way of life, to learn a new language, and the locals are usually open, friendly and happy to provide you with plenty of practice. Although Barcelona is a city of almost 2 million people, it is easy to get around. Thanks to an efficient metro system travel times between areas are relatively quick. The warm climate, the sea and beaches, fantastical art and architecture, the food, the nightlife, make Barcelona one of the most attractive cities in Europe in which to obtain a TEFL qualification and teach English.
Working in Barcelona: Our Job Guidance Service
The demand for English teachers in Barcelona has been high for quite some time, with growing opportunities in the Business English and English for Young Learners sectors in particular. The level of English spoken in Spain is not generally high compared to other European countries (hence the high demand, particularly for children’s classes) and teaching here can be as challenging as it is rewarding.
Why choose our TEFL Barcelona course
Our TEFL course in Barcelona includes a comprehensive job guidance service designed to give you the tools you need to successfully market yourself and get the right job. In addition to group and individual sessions with advisors, you will receive information on teaching in Barcelona before the course starts.
Michael, our job guidance advisor, makes sure you’ll have a great head start on your job search. Graduates of our TEFL course typically start receiving job offers before the course even ends. While many graduates don’t receive full time hours at one school, many fill in their schedule by working at multiple schools or teaching private classes in addition to their contracts at language schools. The result is often a busy but varied schedule.
Teaching and living in Barcelona offers such a diverse and rewarding experience that many teachers find they stay longer than planned. For some a sojourn in a foreign country is enough to give them the break they needed and they go home with a fresh perspective. Others make the country their home and pursue careers in EFL (Director of Studies, Teacher Trainer, etc.). Still others fall in love with the globetrotting lifestyle allowed by being able to find a job almost anywhere in the world, and they never go home again… Our job guidance service never expires – we will assist you in finding work in any city around the world at any point in time!
TEFL Barcelona Course Options
Our 4 week intensive TEFL course
TEFL Barcelona Course Dates 2017
- January 9th – February 3rd * Special offer
- February 6th – March 3rd * Special offer
- March 13th – April 7th
- May 2nd – May 26th (Course starts on Tuesday due to public holiday)
- June 5th – June 30th
- July 10th – August 4th
- August 7th – September 1st
- September 12th – October 6th ( Course starts on a Tuesday due to public holiday)
- October 16th – November 10th
- November 20th – December 15th
Cost – 1350€ (370€ deposit + 980€ due at the start of the course)
TEFL Barcelona Extension Courses
We offer two extension courses to supplement your 4-week TEFL course. Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners. You may enroll in these extra sessions at any time. Please enquire for prices and dates.
Accommodation during your TEFL studies
Having a comfortable place to stay within easy reach of the school is essential during the course. We can provide accommodation in a shared flat for the duration of the course. Sharing a flat with other trainee teachers or students is a great way to start life in Barcelona. You have the freedom to cook what and when you like, your own room and somewhere quiet to work and relax.
Accommodation costs are 450€ for the duration of the course, with extra nights charged at 20€ a night.
Accreditation of our TEFL courses
Our TEFL Barcelona course is accredited once a year by the TESOL Department of Fort Hays State University.
Additionally, the course is externally moderated on a monthly basis by a local board led by Brian Tomlinson, Head of the Post-Graduate, Research and Consultancy Unit at the School of Languages at Leeds Becket University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University) in the UK.