THE INTENSIVE 190-hour TEFL

Key features of our 190-hour level 5 tefl course

Accreditation

When choosing a TEFL course it is important to make sure that the course you are considering is accredited and moderated by an external body to ensure that you will receive the highest standard of training and facilities.

Our 190-hour intensive 4 week TEFL courses offered in partnership with the International TEFL Academy lead to an OFQUAL recognized TQUK Level 5 Award Certificate in TESOL (equivalent to CELTA).

The TQUK Certification

The course curriculum has been externally monitored and approved by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK), an officially recognized Awarding Organization that is recognized and regulated by Ofqual.

What is OFQUAL?

Ofqual is the British Government body responsible for monitoring and maintaining educational standards in the United Kingdom. Find out more on our certificates page.

190 hour TEFL course description

This highly demanding level 5 course consists of 90 in-class hours and 100 hours of self-study and project work.

During the first two days of the TEFL course you will have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers – usually your trainers – teach the same groups of students you will be teaching later on. From this observation you will gain valuable insights into EFL teaching, a solid model for lesson structure, and activities and techniques that you will be able to use later in your teaching practice.

Spread out over the course you will teach a total of 6 observed and assessed lessons to groups of local Spanish students at various levels, such as elementary, intermediate and upper-intermediate or advanced. Your teaching practice will also include the opportunity to teach a lesson to young learners at a language school.

In addition, you will teach 3 unobserved one-to-one lessons. You will prepare and teach these lessons together with a fellow trainee as part of your Student Profile Project which prepares you for teaching private students.

The morning sessions with the trainers will cover all aspects of TEFL methodology:

  • EFL Teaching principles – The role of the teacher and the role of the student.
  • Lesson planning models.  Planning different skill lessons: Teaching speaking, reading, listening, grammar, vocabulary and writing.
  • Exploiting materials and using course books to plan lessons.
  • Using music and songs in lessons.
  • Using visual aids, video and film in lessons.
  • Grammar: Parts of speech, auxiliary and main verbs, the English verb system – tenses, forms and functions. Futures. Passive voice.
  • Classroom management and teacher language.
  • Error correction: oral and written.
  • Phonology: Word stress, sentence stress, features of connected speech and intonation. The IPA chart – consonants and vowel sounds in British and American English.
  • Using technology in the classroom.
  • Teaching one-to-one classes.
  • Testing and teaching exam preparation classes.
  • Phrasal verbs, idioms and colloquialisms
  • Teaching business English.
  • Teaching young learners.

As part of your TEFL course, you will have the experience of being in the role of a language learner. You will be given a lesson in an unknown foreign language at beginner level taught solely in that language without recourse to English. This will give you the opportunity to experience the methodology from a student’s perspective, and gain valuable insights and techniques for teaching beginners.

During the course, you will be required to study the various chapters of the course manual in advance of the theory sessions to help you better participate and interact with your fellow trainees in the class. You will also be assessed on your reading through a series of simple online quizzes.

You will have three lesson plan projects throughout the course:

  • A one week program of 3 lessons for a beginner course.
  • A lesson based on a reading comprehension for intermediate students.
  • A lesson based on a video for beginner students.

Together with another trainee teacher you will evaluate a private student’s level, their needs and goals. Based on this analysis you will then plan and teach your student a lesson tailored to their needs and goals.

We offer our students professional careers guidance both during the course and afterward. See our special section for more details: TEFL job guidance

School facilities

These year-round courses take place at our new centre located in the central Eixample area very near Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia.

The facilities include 4 classrooms and work areas, fully equipped with wi-fi, modern computers, projector, printer and photocopier, and a library full of current EFL course books and teaching materials.

School address: Sardenya 337, Entresuelo 3º, Barcelona 08025.

Metro: Sagrada Familia (L2, L5)

Course and work testimonials

Carmen Cidoncha, Head of Studies – BCN Languages

“As a Head of Studies at BCN Languages, I would like to state that TEFL Barcelona graduates show a great level of skill and professionalism.

In fact, TEFL Barcelona provides our School with a reliable source of new and qualified teachers: not only for their ability to be versatile in preparation but for their well-planned and intentional methods of teaching.”

Jodie Sclare – GetEnglish

“I have been working with TEFL Barcelona for some time now and often employ recently qualified trainees from their TEFL programme.

I have found their trainees to be reliable, enthusiastic and well prepared for the teaching positions I have to offer.

Deborah G. Watson Flindall – Complementos SL

“I would say that a very high percentage of the candidates from TEFL Barcelona came over very well in the interviews.

In general, your graduates do compare well with those of other courses, and for us, this is a guarantee of professional training. You’re doing a fine job!

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