to TEFL Barcelona!
TEFL teacher training,
the Mediterranean way!
Key features of our year-round teacher training intensive courses
Internationally Recognised Certificates
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 intensive 4 week summer TEFL courses at BCN Languages in partnership with TEFL International are accredited by Fort Hays State University in the USA. These courses are moderated each month according to the requirements of TEFL International.
Main features of our intensive teacher training courses
Four week duration
We provide you with a 4-week intensive course, exceeding international standards, with 120 hours of classroom time, including 100 contact hours, and 20 hours devoted to teaching practice (the most important part of any TESOL/TEFL certificate course).
The daily schedule is divided up into theoretical input classes and workshops in the mornings, and practical sessions in the afternoons, including lesson planning and production of teaching material, observation of experienced teachers and of teaching practice, peer observation and feedback sessions.
We consider this to be the central component of the TEFL course around which all other elements revolve. The other aspects of the course are designed to enable and support the learning process which is generated by the teaching practice sessions. The 20 hours of the teaching practice component encompass: observation of experienced teachers, peer teaching, teaching Spanish and Catalan students, peer observation and trainer-led feedback sessions.
All trainees will be asked to teach between 6 and 7 practice lessons. Class size varies from single students, (one-to-one classes), through small groups of three or four, to groups of six to fifteen learners. The practice lessons are taught on-site.
All assignments and observed teaching practice are assessed, as is participation in the theoretical sessions and workshops, and overall professional development on the course. The assessment of teaching practice is continuous, meaning that, above all, the final grade will reflect your progress in teaching. This grade is also based on your ability to reflect on your own teaching and that of others.
Those having difficulty with any particular task will be given tutorial help and an opportunity to resubmit work. Feedback will be given after each observed practice lesson. Trainees will be expected to have achieved a satisfactory standard in all areas, including teaching, by the end of the course.
We offer our students professional careers guidance both during the course and afterward. See our special section for more details: TEFL job guidance
Our year-round courses in conjunction with ITA
These year-round courses take place at our new centre located very near to Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia.
The facilities include 3 classrooms, a work area equipped with modern computers, printer and photocopier, and a library full of current EFL course books and teaching materials.
Our summer courses with TEFL International
The training centre is located within the Rambla de Catalunya premises of BCN Languages, a well known language school in the centre of Barcelona. A variety of languages are taught onsite, which means that you will be able to experience what it is like to teach in a real language school environment and be immersed in a dynamic language learning atmosphere. For more information on the school please see https://www.bcnlanguages.com/centros-barcelona/
The building The school is located in a beautiful, turn of the century building in the fashionable Eixample district of Barcelona and has all the modern facilities and conveniences of an up-to-date language school, including 8 comfortable classrooms, a study area with computers and Wi-Fi, and a spacious terrace where you can sit and relax, and chat with other students during breaks from classes and teaching practice.
BCN Languages overlooks Rambla de Catalunya, one of the most picturesque and emblematic streets of Barcelona, a tree lined boulevard full of cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Many of the most important Gaudi buildings are located in this neighbourhood.
Central location: just 5mins walk from Plaza Catalunya.
The location is unbeatable! The school is in the middle of the central Eixample district, just 5 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia with its famous Gaudi buildings, and high class shops.
A 10 minute walk takes you to the trendy Raval district with its edgy bars and restaurants, and also to the Ramblas and the Barrio Gótico, the tourist epi-centre of Barcelona.
Thanks to this central location, public transport links are fantastic, and you can easily get to most areas of the city within a few minutes.
Rambla de Catalunya,22, principal 1ª, 08007 Barcelona
Plaça Catalunya (L3, L1) Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4), Universitat (L1, L2)
Plaça Catalunya (L6, L7, S1,S2, S5, S55)
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 found their trainees to be reliable, enthusiastic and well prepared for the teaching positions I have to offer.“
Deborah G. Watson Flindall - Complementos SL
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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