In the last twenty years, we have trained thousands of native and non-native English-speaking teachers in Barcelona who are now working around the world. Although we are a large training centre, we maintain a very personalised approach and ensure that all our trainees have the best support possible from our experienced team of staff. Our tutors are experienced and qualified to DipTESOL/Delta level and are ready to support you throughout the course.
We offer a 4-week, 120-hour, intensive CELTA course which is fully accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment. This includes:
On successful completion of this course, participants are provided with the official CELTA certificate which enables graduates to work anywhere in the world.
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Some prior knowledge of English grammar is beneficial and will increase your chances of being accepted onto the course and passing your assessments.
We will provide you with a free 20-hour pre-course task which will help you familiarise yourself with English grammar and get prepared for the course.
During the course, you will also learn more about English grammar. We believe in learning through involvement and in your grammar and language awareness sessions you will mostly experience a workshop approach, where your tutor acts as a “facilitator/animator” rather than as a lecturer.
The practical nature of the course is emphasised from the very beginning. You will be in small groups (4 or 5 trainees with one tutor) and you will begin teaching real adult students in the first week. After each class you teach, there will be a feedback session with your tutor and fellow trainees, followed by lesson planning help for your next lessons. For our trainees, this is usually the most fun part of the course!
We provide group and individual lesson planning support throughout the course. You will also observe some of our tutors so you can see first-hand how experienced teachers plan and deliver classes, providing further insights into lesson planning, staging and management. The feedback that we provide at the end of each lesson will enable you to keep building on your teaching skills and improve your lessons day by day.
All of our classrooms are equipped with modern technology and we encourage the use of YouTube, interactive online teaching platforms (Kahoot, Quizlet, etc.) and social media alongside the use of books and other more traditional activities. The school has a wide variety of resources available to you to use to help create engaging classes for your students.
You will learn a variety of teaching methodologies to use with your students during the course and after you graduate. We provide workshops, tutorials and video content, as well as reading materials to help you understand and use these techniques.
It is not necessary to have a university degree, to be a native speaker of English, to speak a foreign language, or to have any previous teaching experience. To be considered for this course, you will need to:
While we do not require any certificates, we have included a table below showing what score would be required to achieve a C1.2 level of English on different exams:
Cambridge C1 Advanced
Cambridge C2 Proficiency
Grade A or B and no less than 180 in any paper
Grade A, B or C and no less than 180 in any paper
Overall band score 7.5 and no less than 7.0 in any skill
Overall score 105 and no less than 25 in any skill
Your English level will be assessed throughout the application process.
Graduates of our CELTA courses typically go on to work in private language schools, teaching adult or young learner students around the world. Some also teach students online or work for language training agencies. One of the great things about the CELTA qualification is that once you have it, you can work anywhere (visa permitting).
During the course, you will meet our careers advisor who will provide a session on finding work after your course. You will be given expert advice on preparing your CV which highlights your background, education, experience and skills. You will be able to meet our careers advisor as many times as you like during and after the course. See our careers service page for more information.
First, complete the application form. We will check your application and get in touch within one working day to send you a pre-interview task (grammar and language awareness) .
Once you have completed the pre-interview task, you will be able to select the day and time of your online interview.
During the online interview we will ask you about the pre-interview task, your background and reasons for wanting to take the course. We will make sure that the course is a good fit for you and vice versa.
If accepted, you will receive a full place offer and information about how to secure your place on the course via email.
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.
Responsible and professional attitude to learning
Responsible and professional attitude to planning and teaching of your lessons
Punctuality and organisation
Willingness to respond to feedback and adjust your own teaching appropriately
Overall progress and professionalism in the field
The two types of assessment are:
1. Teaching practice
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.
2. Written assignments
You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:
Our team of trainers are experts in their field and qualified to a minimum of DELTA / DipTESOL level, which means they are qualified to train teachers of English. They offer support every step of the way throughout your course and are very active in the TEFL industry.
Our face-to-face courses are on hold until summer 2021. Want to gain your qualification sooner? Consider our 100% Online CELTA course.
On average, our graduates find work within 21 days of graduation. Our dedicated Careers Advisor, Justin, works closely with our trainees before, during and after the course to ensure that you have a great chance of finding a good position anywhere in the world. We have a database of over 500 schools and graduates who we are regularly in touch with, and we can refer you to them. Our Oxford TEFL Jobs Facebook page is updated regularly with new jobs around the world.
If you’re a non-EU citizen, we provide a comprehensive, fast and reliable visa service to help you start living and working in Spain legally. Tim, our Spanish Visa Advisor, is always on hand to help you every step of the way.
We offer the Developing Teacher with Spanish course to help you develop your skills, learn Spanish and meet the requirements of the Spanish consulate in order to obtain a long-term student visa to legally work in Spain. Fee: €300 per month.
We offer two options for accommodation in Barcelona which are comfortable, low-cost and close to the school:
Option 1: Find your own accommodation via our accommodation group, which is only for trusted hosts and trainees. This is a free service.
Option 2: Our accommodation officer, Taylor, will match you to an Oxford TEFL host which meets your specific needs and preferences.
Option 3: (1 month + stays only): Oxford TEFL collaborates with spotahome.com which helps students find longer-term housing.
We offer several Spanish courses to suit a variety of timetables and needs in our language school, located in the same building as our teacher training centre. Fee from €150 for one month.