Our 4 week TEFL course in Barcelona offers a world-renowned TEFL/TESOL certification course that equips you for teaching English overseas, or in your home country. Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach – where English is the only language used in the classroom.
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2) Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3) Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4) Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5) Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
6) Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
Barcelona is simply a magnificent city that offers a wide variety of things to do and sights to see. As the second city in Spain, you would expect to find a huge bustling metropolis. However, with a population of just two million, Barcelona offers a disproportionate range of entertainment, arts and culture, while remaining small enough to access all parts of the city easily.
You will never be without things to see or do during your TEFL course in Barcelona. Tapas evenings, cafè crawls, sailing trips, skiing, windsurfing, wine tasting and beautiful beaches – we can arrange just about anything. Barcelona also boasts an outstanding nightlife that rivals the very best that the Mediterranean coast has to offer.
With a TEFL certificate from ITTT you will find there are a wide variety of job opportunities available to you, both in Barcelona, throughout Spain, as well as across the rest of the world. If you decide to stay on in Barcelona, as many of our trainees do, you will find that teaching English here is the most exciting and fun way to get to know this amazing city. Once you have successfully completed the course and earned your TEFL certificate, we will do all we can to help you find a teaching position through our lifetime job assistance service.
Our training course is based in the modern Mediterrani Escola building close to the famous Plaza d’Espanya and the Universitat, right in the heart of bustling Barcelona. Our school facilities include free internet access and well-equipped classrooms, both large and small. We also provide a wide range of teaching resources and materials.
Accommodation for our TEFL course in Barcelona consists of either a private room in an apartment shared with other course participants, or a home stay option where you will have your own private room with a Spanish speaking host. All of our accommodation is located within easy reach of the school and is clean, comfortable and adequately furnished.
The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.
The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Barcelona is completing a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.
If you decide to take our training course in Barcelona, it doesn’t mean you have to stay and work in Spain. If you would like to move on after the course we can help you find a job almost anywhere in the world.
Our TEFL course venue in Barcelona is superbly located in the modern Mediterrani Escola building close to the famous Plaça d’Españya and the Universitat, right in the heart of the city. There are three metro lines within easy reach of the TEFL school, so getting around Barcelona is relatively straightforward and convenient. Also there are regular buses operating throughout the city both during the day and at night.
School facilities include free internet access, well-equipped classrooms and a wide range of teaching resources and materials. In fact the school has everything that you will need for the duration of the TEFL course. In addition, there is a cafe on the 8th floor of the school building with an outside sun terrace area for you to relax in. We also have two computer suites available with more than one hundred terminals which enable you to access the internet and your email accounts with broadband internet access.
During the course we will provide both large and small classrooms for your English teaching practice so that you can experience teaching groups of different sizes and practice teaching in different learning environments.
Accommodation for our TEFL course in Barcelona consists of either a private room in an apartment shared with other course participants or a home stay option where you will have your own private room with a Spanish and/or English speaking host. All of our accommodation is located within easy reach of the school with no more than 20 minutes travelling time required.
All our accommodation options are clean and comfortably furnished. You will have your own private room and share the general living quarters and facilities such as the kitchen, bathroom, washing machine etc. Towels and sheets are also provided.
All accommodation is situated within easy reach of a range of bars, restaurants and other entertainment sites. Please note that a 150 euro accommodation deposit is required, which should be paid when you arrive. This is returned to you when you leave the accommodation at the end of the TEFL course (providing that the accommodation is left in an acceptable state and all equipment is in good working order).
The price of the accommodation for the duration of the TEFL course starts at 500 euros depending on the room that you are allocated.
The accommodation is available from the Saturday before the course start date until the Saturday after the end of the course. If you decide to arrive a bit earlier or stay in Barcelona for a few extra days after completing your TEFL course, this can usually be arranged without any problem. The typical daily rate for extended stays is 20 euro per day.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.