How can I prepare for the Cambridge CELTA course?

You have been offered a place on the Cambridge CELTA course. Now, you are ready to start on some pre-course material to help you get prepared for the course. This is what you can do:   1. PRE-COURSE TASK This will be sent to you once you have made your first payment for the course. […]

Graduate Story: James Kalmanson

  James is a photographer from Florida, United States and he completed our Cambridge CELTA course in Barcelona in August 2019. He now hopes to start working with teaching children and gaining his Spanish citizenship to stay in Barcelona. In this blog post, he describes his reasons for taking the course and gives some tips […]

Finding a TEFL Teaching Salary That Works For You

As an English teacher living abroad, I am a member of countless expat, ESL teaching, and digital nomad Facebook groups. Like many of my fellow teachers, I find they often come in handy for a quick piece of advice, restaurant recommendations and the occasional need to offload Ikea furniture. There are other questions that contain […]

Meet Maya: Developing Teacher with Spanish graduate

live, study and work in Barcelona

Maya Dileep Kumar is originally from India and came to Barcelona in November 2017. She completed her TEFL course in June 2018 and the Developing Teacher with Spanish course between July 2018 and July 2019. With the help of our visa service, this combination allowed her to stay in Spain and work legally for up to 30 […]

9 Tools for Making the Classroom Paperless

There are many reasons for making your classroom paperless. Beyond the ecological ones of saving paper and hours of time and stress spent in front of a photocopier to produce multiple handouts that end up forgotten in a folder somewhere. There are also the more pedagogical drivers of building students’ digital literacies and making our […]

Win a scholarship for a Trinity DipTESOL Course! (2019)

After the great success of our Trinity DipTESOL scholarship last year, we are very excited to announce another opportunity to win a scholarship! As well as transforming your teaching, this qualification helps you to move into other areas of ELT such as becoming a Director of Studies or teacher trainer, writing course books, and even […]

Trinity DipTESOL Unit 2 unpacked: What are the three research projects?

Farid Bashiri is one of our Trinity DipTESOL graduates and he is also a teacher trainer certified by the British Council. He has been working in ELT for more than 15 years and has presented at numerous local and international training events. Farid is currently based in Iran and runs his own teacher training workshops […]

Back to the Future at InnovateELT 2019

Tamara Parsons is a teacher, materials writer and course designer. She is particularly interested in EdTech and its relevance/usefulness in the classroom and beyond. Tamara is a regular InnovateELT conference attendee and speaker. In this blog post she shares her reflections on the 5th conference which took place this May 17th and 18th and is […]

Dirk Lagerwaard: How to guide mediation in the secondary classroom

Dirk Lagerwaard

Dirk Lagerwaard is a tutor on our Teaching Young Learner courses. He is a PhD candidate at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and teaches English at a secondary school and the Escola Oficial d’Idiomes in Cornellà. He also works at the Blanquerna University, where he teaches the subject “The Teacher as an Agent of Change”. […]