It is very hard to exaggerate barcelona. With a population of nearly 2 million, it is big enough to offer the widest range of choices in arts, culture and entertainment but small enough to find your way around. Catalonia's capital sparkles with vibrant colours and intense energy.
At tefl international in Barcelona we will do everything possible to make sure you have an enjoyable time in this fantastic region. We are a small and friendly team offering you the warmest welcome and a range of social activities and excursions to suit everyone. Tapas evenings, café crawls, sailing trips, skiing, windsurfing, wine tasting, beautiful beaches we can arrange just about anything!
A welcome dinner at the start of the course helps ensure you get to know your fellow trainees at an early stage. Yes, the course is intensive but we do make sure you have the opportunity to get the most out of your weekends and evenings.
Situated between the blue waters of the Mediterranean and the Tibidabo hills, Barcelona is on the doorstep of some of the great playgrounds and vacation retreats of europe.
The Balearic Islands are to the east, the Costa Brava (Wild Coast) and Pyrenees to the north, the Penedes wine region to the west and the Roman city of Tarragona, the monastery at Montserrat and the beautiful resort town of Sitges to the south. There is so much to explore!
The time for Barcelona is now. It has led the region of Catalonia in a resurgence of a unique and intriguing culture, which makes it an unforgettable city to experience. It is home to some of the most visionary artists of the modern era.
From the modernist spires of architect Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral to Picasso's Cubism and Dali's Surrealism, the unique Catalan perspective has had a dramatic impact on the way we see the world today.
Stroll down the main street, the Ramblas. This grand boulevard takes you from the elegance of the Plaça Catalunya right down to the sea. You will see grand opera houses, ornate churches, flower stalls, artists, street mimes, classy cafés and great shopping. Visit the lively produce market to see an explosion of fresh products and colours. Try a‘tortilla espanola’ (potato omelette) and a café con leche in the market café.Wander deep into the bohemian Gothic quarter, a tangled mix of seemingly undiscovered and grand squares, schoolyard plazas, art nouveau storefronts, baby flea markets, musty and classy antique shops and balconies with jungles behind wrought iron bars.
The centrepiece of the Gothic Quarter is its colossal cathedral, a fine example of Catalan Gothic, started in 1300 and completed 600 years later. The Picasso Museum, far and away the best collection of Picasso’s work in spain is just nearby.
And finally, a word about Barcelona’s nightlife. At times it seems that there are more clubs, cafés and bars here than anywhere else in the world. Dinner only really begins to be served after 9pm and the choice and range of cuisine is excellent. Afterwards you can pick from a thousand near perfect bars tucked away in the Gothic Quarter, trendy cafes in the Eixample district and open-air nightclubs in the Tibidabo Hills amongst other options.
With all this to offer, Barcelona is a great place to have fun. History and character, buildings with no straight lines, artists and theatre, wild festivals and an even wilder nightlife, bronzed beaches and refreshing mountains.
Barcelona is a gateway to Catalunya, to spain, to the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. Pack your swimsuit and your skis, your art history book and your clubbing shoes. If you're in the mood to surrender to the charms of a City, let it be in Barcelona.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
The TEFL International school is situated in new offices in the heart of Barcelona. There are 3 metro lines close by and regular buses and night buses run along the Paseo de San Juan.
Facilities at the school include internet access, tea and coffee, well-equipped classrooms and all the teaching resources and facilities that you will require for the duration of the course.
We have both large and small teaching rooms for your teaching practice to give you experience of teaching different size groups in different environments.
Optional extra: Spanish Language Course
Should you want to learn some Spanish during your time in Spain, you could attend a Spanish language program either before or after your TEFL course. This TEFL course/language program offers you the opportunity to become TEFL qualified with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate and immerse yourself in the local culture, improving your language skills.
Language courses start most Mondays, and are available for two, four and eight weeks. Please click here for details.
The accommodation offered during your TEFL course in Barcelona, should you require it, is arranged through a local housing agency, so you can be sure that your room will be of a high standard.
The accommodation consists of a private room in an apartment with a Spanish or English speaking resident of Barcelona. You will have your own private room and access to all communal facilities. You have your own key and are free to come and go as you please. All rooms are clean, comfortable and adequately furnished. Please note however that Barcelona bedrooms are generally small in size and do not usually have air conditioning as standard. Sheets are provided however you will need to bring a towel. All rooms are located within easy reach of various restaurants, bars and entertainment sites.
Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis. The cost of the accommodation is EUR 450 for the duration of the course.
- 13 January 2020 - 7 February
- 23 March 2020 - 17 April
- 27 April 2020 - 22 May
- 1 June 2020 - 26 June
- 6 July 2020 - 31 July
- 10 August 2020 - 4 September
- 14 September 2020 - 9 October
- 19 October 2020 - 13 November
- 23 November 2020 - 18 December
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
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.