About Our TEFL Courses
In Barcelona, Spain

Overview of Our TEFL Courses in Barcelona

Our trainee teachers of English as a Foreign Language come from all sorts of different professional backgrounds and have a wide variety of needs and goals.

For this reason our TEFL courses in Barcelona, Spain are designed to be beginner-friendly, making them accessible to people who have little or no formal teaching experience.

We maintain small group sizes with a maximum of 12 teacher trainees per class, ensuring everyone receives personalised support and training. At TEFL Barcelona, we facilitate valuable hands-on teaching time, with a minimum of 7 hours face-to-face teaching practice with actual English students.

Our aim is to cater to all of our trainee teachers’ development needs and help you improve your English teaching skills, while maximising your employability through both intensive and extensive teacher training. To achieve this, we have partnered with several schools around Barcelona to enable us to deliver a broad range of TEFL courses in Barcelona, Spain.

Our three TEFL courses in Barcelona include:

Our 120-hour intensive summer course in Barcelona, Spain, which is accredited by Fort Hays State University, which we offer in partnership with TEFL International.

Our intensive 160-hour Trinity CertTESOL course in Barcelona is equivalent to the CELTA qualification and is accredited by Trinity College, London.

Our 190-hour TEFL certificate course is available year-round in Barcelona and is run in partnership with the International TEFL Academy, leading to an OFQUAL recognised TQUK Level 5 Award Certificate in TESOL.

We want to help you choose the best TEFL course for you and equip you with the skills you need to become the best English teacher you can be. We also want to help make your move to Spain as smooth and easy as possible. Our accommodation support staff will help you find the perfect home for the duration of your TEFL course in Barcelona, while our on-going TEFL industry career guidance will prove invaluable when it comes to applying for your dream English teaching jobs.

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Our Barcelona TEFL courses can also be followed by optional Spanish classes. This is particularly valuable if you are looking to obtain a Spanish Student Visa and/or prepare yourself for a fully-immersive transition into your new life as an English teacher in Barcelona, or anywhere else in Spain.

Our Philosophy

At TEFL Barcelona, we take the view that our student-teachers and their professional progress are the most important elements of our TEFL courses in Barcelona.

We provide the closest personal attention possible, always endeavouring to support you from the moment you begin your TEFL course to the time you start applying for your first English teaching job in Barcelona.

What’s more, our career guidance service is available to all TEFL Barcelona alumni for as long as they need it, meaning you can rely on us for support for your whole career, whether applying for teaching jobs in Spain or anywhere else in the world.

What is TEFL?

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are two acronyms that stand for the same thing.

TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) was originally used to refer to teaching English within an English speaking country. ELT – English Language Teaching – is another term that is sometimes used.

Choose Between 3 English Teacher Training Courses in Barcelona 
With Internationally Recognised Certification

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The 120-hour TEFL
Certificate Course in Barcelona

For our intensive summer TEFL courses in Barcelona, we partner with TEFL International (accredited by Fort Hays State University).

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The 160-hour
Trinity CertTESOL Course in Barcelona

Accredited by Trinity College, London, this intensive 160-hour TESOL course is held in Barcelona and is equivalent to the CELTA qualification.

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The 190-hour TEFL
Certificate Course in Barcelona

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

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Studying, Working and Living in Spain With a Spanish Student Visa

To be eligible to apply for a Student Visa in Spain you must be enrolled in an educational course (in Spain) that lasts for a minimum of 7 months.

There are two ways to do this, but the easiest and cheapest way to obtain a Student Visa in Spain is to enrol on our 1-month intensive TEFL course in Barcelona to become a certified English teacher, followed by our 6-month Teacher Development course – which includes a range of industry-focused sessions.

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Development Course

Our Teacher Development course in Barcelona 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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You can take our Spanish lessons in Barcelona 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

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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Our Staff

Our tutors are highly qualified and experienced EFL teacher trainers with a wealth of teaching experience both in Spain and other countries.

We are:

  • Dedicated education professionals who have decided to make English teaching and teacher training our careers.
  • Extremely motivated and committed, with drive to ensure you obtain the best results.
  • Passionate about drawing on our own personal experiences to illustrate teaching techniques and methodology, to help you choose the most appropriate techniques and lesson strategies.

Above all, we are committed to creating an effective learning environment by offering you all the human and technological support you need.

To find out more about our values and what we stand for, please see about TEFL Barcelona.

Course and Work Testimonials

Jessie Conroy (USA)

“I completed the course in November, which meant waiting a month until the next semester started. (Spain takes a month-long Christmas break.) But once everyone was back from holidays, work was not an issue to find. It was harder to find housing than it was to find students.

I advertised English classes on tusclasesparticulares.com, which is where most of my students contacted me. And on days I wasn’t being contacted, I was contacting potential students”.

Erin Shakespeare (UK)

“TEFL Barcelona has been the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experience. I’ve had the privilege to learn from experienced teachers and made fantastic friends.

This was the first step in a new career and new direction in my life and it was a very positive first step to take. The tutors created a welcoming, collaborative environment to learn in, with practical experience the underpinning of the course.

I can only say thank you so much!”.

Olivia Kelly (Canada)

“Getting a job was surprisingly easy for me”

“I really enjoyed my experience with TEFL Barcelona and would recommend it to anyone I know.

The teachers were approachable and extremely supportive. Within the second week at the school, I was teaching a class on my own! I was so nervous as I am not a fan of public speaking but the support I received from the teachers gave me the confidence.

While the course is only four weeks long it is extremely intensive and as a teacher, you will grow so much in just the one month.

They covered English grammar that I hadn’t even learnt back in school in Canada and different teaching techniques that could be used for any class size at all levels.

Getting a job was surprisingly easy for me, as I was hired before I even completed the course! I work for a language services company and I am a private tutor for people ages 6 to 52. I was also able to maintain a work schedule that catered to my needs, for example, I don’t work on Friday’s because I wanted to be able to travel on the weekends.

Becoming an English teacher is a really great option for someone who doesn’t want to work in a traditional office 9 to 5.

I get to travel the world and still make some money so I can’t complain. TEFL Barcelona is a great place to study and get your certification all while you get to live in Barcelona!”