TEFL Barcelona provides first-class TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher training courses in Barcelona – one of Europe’s most vibrant and popular cities.

Based in three great locations near the centre of Barcelona, we offer friendly, dynamic and professional environments in which to obtain an internationally recognised TEFL qualification of your choice.

We are not a TEFL certificate “production line”. At TEFL Barcelona we are committed to our students, providing professional TEFL job guidance for Spain and abroad during the course, with ongoing career support for as long as you need it.

We will also support you with your student visa application if required (perfect for Americans and other non-EU citizens), and can even help you find suitable accommodation for the duration of your TEFL course in Barcelona.

Kick-start your English teaching career the Mediterranean way, with TEFL Barcelona!


The 120-hour TEFL
Certificate Course

Certified 120-Hour TEFL Course with Teaching Practicum in Barcelona, Spain

For our intensive summer courses, we partner with TEFL International. They are accredited by Fort Hays State University.

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The 160-hour
Trinity CertTESOL Course

160-hour TEFL Course in Barcelona, Spain

Accredited by Trinity College, London, this is an intensive 160-hour TESOL course (equivalent to CELTA)

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The 190-hour TEFL
Certificate Course

190-Hour Accredited TEFL Course in Barcelona - TEFL Barcelona

Our year-round courses with the International TEFL Academy lead to an OFQUAL recognised TQUK Level 5 Award Certificate in TESOL.

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Teacher Development
Visa Program

160-Hour Trinity CertTESOL Course in Barcelona - TEFL Barcelona

Our Teacher Development course satisfies the requirements of the Spanish Student Visa and allows you to work legally in Spain for up to 12 months.

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Visa Course

Barcelona TEFL Courses with Spanish Language Classes Included - Plus Accommodation & Student Visa Application Support

You can take our Spanish lessons for up to 12 months and your Spanish Student Visa will be valid for as long as you are enrolled.

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Spanish Course + Teacher
Development Visa Program

Barcelona TEFL Courses with Spanish Language Classes Included - Plus Accommodation & Student Visa Application Support

To make the most of your stay in Spain, you can combine six months of teacher development courses, with a five-month Spanish language course.

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About Us

TEFL Barcelona Information and Reviews/Testimonials

TEFL Barcelona was set up in December 2005 by Spanish born, EFL teacher and teacher trainer Erwin Ebens.

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Job Guidance

TEFL Jobs and Career Guidance in Barcelona - with TEFL Barcelona

At TEFL Barcelona we provide a personalised job guidance service aimed at getting our graduates into the best teaching jobs in Barcelona, Spain or anywhere else in the world.

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TEFL Courses in Barcelona with Accommodation and Spanish Student Visa Support

Having a comfortable place to stay within easy reach of the school is essential during the course, so we provide a variety of accommodation options.

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Kirsten Hausmann, (USA) 

“The TEFL course and time spent in Barcelona were very much learning experiences. Care and thought should be put into your work for successful outcomes, which requires a lot of time! It is easy to underestimate the work load at first and learning so much in 4 weeks can be overwhelming at times.

Nevertheless, I feel infinitely more prepared to enter the world of teaching because of this course and that is what makes everything worthwhile. The assistance and resources provided to the students are incredible and it is so nice to be surrounded by those who exhibit a clear passion for the TEFL career.

If TEFL is what interests you and you are willing to work hard, I could not recommend this course enough. A challenging experience that will help you learn and grow an incredible amount in 1 month”.

Phoebe and Caleb Hamel, (USA)

“My husband and I both completed the course in early October. It’s only been about a month and a half, but we have both found work and are settling into a weekly routine. Both of us do a combination of private tutoring and online teaching, and he also teaches one evening a week in an academy.

I found my private tutoring jobs within a few days of posting just one ad on tusclasesparticulares.com. There were actually more people responding than I was looking to take on as students! I found other jobs via word of mouth.

When you’re looking for work, keep your eyes and ears open and get connected with all the TEFL Barcelona Facebook groups. And then, be prepared to make friends with your students!

All of mine are friendly, funny, and kind and I really enjoy seeing them each week. You’ve probably heard that teaching English in Europe isn’t the most lucrative career choice, and so far we’re finding that true, which is why we added our online teaching jobs.

We like variety, so this works for us. The amount of freedom we have in making our schedules is great. Overall, the amount of work you get will coincide with how much you want and how much you hustle to get it!

We’ve found what we learned during the ITA TEFL course super helpful and valuable in our teaching thus far!“. 

Otis Banwell (USA)

American graduate Otis Banwell on his first job after graduating fron TEFL Barcelona Spain“No one I know has had to struggle or leave the city due to a lack of work”

“I’ve been teaching English in Barcelona for five months now and have had a wonderful time.

I got here in January to get certified and though only four weeks long, the TEFL course I took with you, Lisa, Jamie and Michael provided enough information and hands-on teaching experience so that when I graduated in early February I felt ready to start teaching right away.

In my job search I started by posting a profile on tusclasesparticulares.com and in just one week I had found enough students that I did not need to continue looking for jobs. Everyone else who graduated in my TEFL class went on to teach a combination of private students and classes through a school or business but no one I know has had to struggle or leave the city due to a lack of work.

Barcelona is an amazing city and teaching English allows me enough free time to spend a good part of my schedule exploring and relaxing.

One piece of advice I have for potential TEFL teachers is to do everything you can to get a visa in your home country and then when you get here start the process right away of getting all your official documents that allow you to live and work here legally.

I am currently trying to extend my six month visa and am hoping it works out because I love it here and want to stay!” 

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