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”. […]

Scott Thornbury: Does aspect make you tense?

Scott Thornbury grammar tense

Scott Thornbury is a guest tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL course and will be speaking at the next Innovate ELT conference hosted and co-organised by Oxford TEFL Barcelona. He also teaches on an online MA TESOL program for The New School in New York. His latest book is Scott Thornbury’s 101 Grammar Questions (Cambridge University […]

NEW! Online (Blended) Cambridge CELTA course in Barcelona

Online CELTA course

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the internationally-recognised Online (Blended) CELTA course in our modern training school in central Barcelona. If you have a busy schedule and you are unable to attend a 4-week intensive course, our 16-week Online (Blended) CELTA course could be for you. This course has been designed […]

Bringing Pronunciation into the Mainstream

Mark McKinnon Pronunciation

Mark is a tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL and Teaching Pronunciation course. At this year’s InnovateELT conference he will present a half day workshop to help teachers develop a range of pronunciation teaching skills and feel much more confident about planning effective lessons which integrate pronunciation. In this blog post he explores ways to bring pronunciation […]

NEW! Take your Teacher Development Course in 3 Ways

Teacher Development Courses

We are excited to now offer three ways to take your teacher development courses with Oxford TEFL. Through feedback from our graduates and efforts to continually improve our service and offer courses which meet the needs of our trainees, we now offer eight subjects delivered via these three modalities. Our aim is to help teachers […]

Welcome to the team Tim!

We are happy to announce Tim as our Careers Advisor and Spanish Visa Support Officer in Barcelona after taking over from the wonderful Corinne. He will also be helping with interviews and general admin for the Cambridge CELTA and Trinity DipTESOL courses. Find out more about Tim in this blog post. Welcome to the team Tim! Where are […]

Graduate Story: Zoe Zymanczyk

Zoe completed her TEFL certification in August 2014 at Oxford TEFL, Barcelona. After finishing the course she spent 3 years teaching in Spain, Colombia and South Korea. Zoe returned home to London in April 2018 and is currently working in ELT publishing alongside colleagues who helped create many of the textbooks she used to teach […]

Free Teacher Development Workshops this February

We are excited to announce our next round of free teacher workshops at Oxford TEFL Barcelona! These workshops are open to any teacher who would like to develop their skills, pick up some practical tips and network with other teachers in the city. Learn from experienced teachers and enjoy our modern school and large garden! […]

CPD in ELT. Keep calm and carry on!

Duncan Foord is the Director of OxfordTEFL, Barcelona. He has 30 years experience in language teaching, teacher training, school leadership and management. He is the author of “From English Teacher to Learner Coach” (with Dan Barber, The Round 2014) The Developing Teacher (Delta Publishing, 2009) and The Language Teachers Survival Handbook with Lindsay Clandfield (Its […]

Five areas of grammar that give teachers a headache

Lindsay is a Canadian trainer, teacher and award-winning author. He is a tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL course and the Course Director of our teacher development courses. He’s the series editor of the Delta Teacher Development Series, the lead author of Macmillan’s critically-acclaimed coursebook Global and the force behind the popular blog Six Things. When […]