TEFL in Spain. TEFL / TESOL certificate courses in Barcelona, Spain. Friendly & relaxed TEFL environment. Member of the WorldwideTEFLTraining.com network

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A 4-week TEFL course leading to an internationally validated certificate.


Key features of the 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 year-round courses with the International TEFL Academy: 

These courses lead to an OFQUAL recognised TQUK Level 5 Award Certificate in TESOL.

The TQUK Certification

The course curriculum has been externally monitored and approved by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK), an officially recognized Awarding Organization that is recognized and regulated by OfqualOfqual is the British Government body responsible for monitoring and maintaining educational standards in the United Kingdom, recognized as a leader in providing vocational and professional qualifications to colleges and private training providers in Education & Training, Social Care, and Health.

The accreditation guarantees that these courses meet the internationally recognized requirements of a minimum of 100 hours of academic work and 6 hours of observed teaching practice for a professional level TEFL certification, as set forth by the British Council and other leading bodies in the international field of TEFL.

  • Our summer courses at the School of Tourism of the University of Girona with TEFL International:

The TEFL International courses are accredited by Fort Hays State University in the USA. These courses are moderated each month according to the requirements of TEFL International. 

External Moderation

The TEFL  Barcelona course is externally moderated once a year by the TESOL Department of Fort Hays State University. Additionally, the course is externally moderated on a monthly basis by a local board led by Brian Tomlinson, Head of the Post-Graduate, Research and Consultancy Unit at the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.  


For the TEFL Barcelona course dates and fees, see: TEFL course dates / prices

Our TEFL Course - in photos

  • Our trainees are up and teaching almost from day one

  • Language classes in Spain are usually relaxed and informal

  • Our practice sessions mirror the type of situations you'll face in the real classroom

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 materials production, observation of experienced teachers / teaching practice, peer observation and feedback sessions.

Teaching practice going well!

Course Programme

For a detailed breakdown of the course, with subjects, units and timings, please see the TEFL course programme.

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Within a Historic Building

The training centre is now located within a beautiful modernist building built in the early twentieth century. All the classrooms are light and airy with wonderful views of the treelined streets below.

TEFL Barcelona trainees have access to modern computers, printers, photocopier and fiber optic wifi connection in all areas of the school. The training centre has 4 classrooms and a study area/ resource room with one of the best libraries of teaching resources in Barcelona. TEFL Barcelona graduates can continue to use the facilities as long as they are in the city.

For more information on the school see Our Location.


TEFL teaching Teaching students

Job Guidance.

We offer our students professional careers guidance both during the course and afterwards. See our special section for more details: TEFL job guidance


Teaching practice.

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 depending on the size of the group. 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 at the Mediterrani School of Tourism.


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. Written and oral 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.

TEFL TraineesTrainees preparing classes.

Our Staff.

Our tutors are suitably qualified and highly-experienced EFL teacher trainers. All our trainers have an abundance of teaching experience both in Spain and other countries. They are dedicated professionals who have decided to make teaching and teacher training their career. They are therefore very motivated and committed, and will want to ensure you obtain the best results; they will draw constantly from their personal experience to illustrate the techniques and methodology we show you on the course, and 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 may require. Meet the director


For testimonials from past students click here

Our Philosophy

At TEFL Barcelona we take the view that our student-teachers are the most important element of all our courses. We give all our student-teachers the closest personal attention possible and endeavour to support them in every part of the course.

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