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TEFL TESOL Course Spain - Barcelona

Teach English in Barcelone, Spain Situated between the blue waters of the Mediterranean and the Tibidabo Hills, Barcelona the Catalonian capital sparkles with vibrant colours and an intensity that is hard to rival. At the forefront of a unique and intriguing culture, this city places you amongst some of the most visionary artists of the modern era as well as being on the doorstep of some of the great playgrounds and vacation retreats of Europe.

From the modernist spires of Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia to Picaso's Cubism and Dali's Surrealism, the unique Catalan perspective still impacts on the world you see today. As you stroll down Las Ramblas or wander through the Gothic Quarter you will be surrounded by ornate churches, ice cream houses, flower stalls, street artists and a way of living unknown to Northern Europe.

Having immersed yourself in culture now is the ideal time to relax, watch the world go by and sample the local tapas in preparation for the evening's marcha. Barcelona is renowned for its nightlife and at times it seems that every corner offers a new club, café, bar or restaurant. Drift from the many bars in the Gothic Quarter to the trendy cafes of Eixample or the open-air nightclubs that overlook the city in the Tibidabo Hills.

Our centre in Barcelona does everything possible to ensure you make the most of your time here. A welcome dinner at the start of each course provides the warmest of welcomes and gives you the opportunity to get to know your fellow trainees. The course is located central to many of Barcelona's landmarks and well served by public transport. The building itself is fully equipped with computers and internet access and accommodation is just a short ride from the school.


  • On the North Eastern coast of Spain, snuggled between the Mediterranean and the Tibidabo Hills
  • Steeped in cultural heritage and nightlife to rival the best in the world
  • Easily accessible from Western Europe and close to the Pyrenees, The Balearics or the Costas


  • An internationally recognised TESOL/TEFL qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio


  • Bask in the Mediterranean sun or visit the works of Picasso, Dali, Miro or Gaudi
  • Explore the plazas and markets, dine in the cafes and restaurants and dance all night in the bars and clubs
  • One of the most popular European destinations, Barcelona has a high demand for English teachers
  • Satisfactory completion of your studies at TEFL International Barcelona will enable you to gain employment with one of the hundreds of language schools in Spain.
  • Exciting follow-on Extension Courses to explore and develop specialist areas.


  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • Your support staff is extremely helpful, courteous and will assist you with whatever you need

Country Costs

Spain is one of Europe's cheapest countries and it is just about possible to live on a budget of €20 per day, although this would be purely survival and not allow you to enjoy then many attractions Spain has to offer. Increasing your daily expenditure to €40 would enable you to stay in a local pension, enjoy menus del dia and visit museums. Move up to €100 per day and you would be able to hire a car, stay in top hotels and enjoy all that Spain has to offer.

Sample costs:

  • All inclusive lunch menu €8-10
  • Glass of beer or wine €1,50-2,50
  • Coffee €1,20
  • Bus/metro ticket €1.20 for a single trip or €7 for 10 individual journeys


  • Cheap €5-6
  • Mid-range €18
  • Expensive €20+
  • Tapas dishes about €3 each
  • Paella dishes from €10

Visa Requirements

UK nationals: UK citizens must hold a valid passport but as EU citizens, are entitled to enter and work in Spain. For those holding a passport endorsed British Citizen or British Dependent Territories Citizen no visa is required for a maximum stay of 90 days f Other UK passport holders require a visa and a passport valid at least three months beyond visa expiry date.

Americans/Canadians/Australians: required to hold a valid passport for the period of intended stay and a return ticket or proof of onward travel. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

South Africans South African citizens should apply in advance for a visa to enter Spain . Passports should be valid for at least three months beyond expiry date of visa.

New Zealanders: New Zealand citizens are required to hold a valid passport for the period of intended stay, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to three months.

Irish nationals: Irish nationals require a valid passport, but a visa is not necessary for a stay of up to three months.

Non-EU nationals: must hold a return or onward ticket. All visitors may be asked for proof of financial means for their stay in Spain.

Health & Safety

Visitors to Spain do not require any vaccinations for entry to the country. Most EU countries have a reciprocal health agreement with Spain providing free health care at State run hospitals.

Spain is a safe country and apart from occasional pickpockets or bag snatchers there are no major threats. Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance cover and take precautions to avoid petty street crime.


“The course well organized and had you teaching right away. It really helps you become confident and improve your teaching techniques. The course was also taught in a relaxed atmosphere, this helped me.
I had a very good time interacting and meeting new and exciting people, while learning to become and effective ESL teacher.”Chad Trenney February 2010

“I think that the best thing about the course was that it really prepares you for teaching. The teachers give you a strong foundation of grammar, as well as teaching methods.
The TEFL experience has been wonderful. I got hands on training by amazing instructors, while I explored a new city and met a new group of best friends.”
Danielle Galasso January 2010


Barcelona Course Schedule


  • 12 January - 6 February
  • 16 February - 13 March
  • Tue 7 April - Thu 30 April
  • 4 May - 29 May
  • 1 June - 26 June
  • 6 July - 31 July
  • 3 August - 28 August
  • 7 September - 2 October
  • 5 October - 30 October
  • 9 November - 4 December
  • Costs

    Deposit: US$ 600 (£ 370 ) Balance of course fees: 960 €uros (£ 813 ) Accommodation: 16 euros (£ 14 ) per night


    How to Apply

    Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the vibrancy and intensity that is Barcelona.


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    Location Map

    Map of Barcelona

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    Directions to reach TEFL

    From the airport take the AirBus from directly outside any terminal and get off at Plaça Espanya. The school is just 3 minutes walk from here.

    The nearest metro station is Rocafort on Line 1. The station is just a block away from the school on the main Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes. You are just 2 stops (or a 10 minute walk) from the University and the centre of Barcelona.

    Many buses also run up the main Gran Via.

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