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Cambridge CELTA

(face-to-face in Barcelona, part-time)

Looking for a face-to-face course but unable to commit to full-time? Take our flexible CELTA course over 14 weeks in the heart of Barcelona.


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What is the Cambridge CELTA?

Our part-time face-to-face course provides a more flexible way to gain the CELTA qualification at our working language school in central Barcelona. Maybe you are based in Barcelona and have a family at home or ongoing work responsibilities. Whatever your other commitments, if you have 20 hours a week to dedicate to studying, this course could well be for you. 

Oxford TEFL have been training TEFL teachers since 1998, and we are proud of our highly experienced and well-qualified team. Our tutors all have the DipTESOL or DELTA qualification, and are trained to provide the personalised attention and support that our trainees need to make a success of the course. We have trained native and non-native English speakers from a very wide variety of backgrounds, and have a 93% pass rate.

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CELTA Course Overview

We offer a 14-week, 120-hour, intensive Cambridge CELTA course which is fully accredited by Cambridge Assessment English. This includes:

  • A prestigious, internationally recognised qualification
  • Course for native and non-native English-speakers
  • Complete your teaching practice face-to-face on Saturdays over 14 weeks
  • Study online for an additional 15 hours per week in your own time with tutor support
  • Training for teaching adults and young learners
  • Minimum 6 hours teaching practice with real adult students
  • A positive, dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • World-class, experienced tutors
  • Small teaching practice groups and friendly atmosphere

On successful completion of the CELTA course, participants are provided with the official Cambridge CELTA qualification which enables graduates to work anywhere in the world.

The School in Barcelona

  • A large language school as well as the teacher-training centre
  • Fully equipped classrooms with projectors
  • A library, kitchen, large garden, computers, free Wi-Fi
  • Central location at Carrer Diputació 279, just a block away from Passeig de Gracia

The Cambridge CELTA Course in Barcelona

The Cambridge CELTA is one of only two TEFL qualifications that are listed by the British Council as an acceptable teaching qualification that meets their standards and requirements. Around 75% of employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. So, being a qualified CELTA teacher immediately puts you at an advantage over many other teachers worldwide.

If you would like to teach English abroad, this is possibly the best way you can start. We have been training teachers since 1998 and we are ready to help you gain your internationally recognised TEFL certification.

Some prior knowledge of English grammar is beneficial and will increase your chances of being accepted onto the Cambridge CELTA 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 CELTA course, you will also learn more about English grammar through Moodle (our online learning platform) and with the guidance of our experienced tutors.

Your teaching practice, guided lesson planning, and peer observations will take place at our school in Barcelona on Saturdays from 09:30–15:30. You will also receive an additional 15 weekly hours of asynchronous training via Moodle (approx. 20 hours per week in total including the teaching practice on Saturdays).

The course is ideal for those who have other commitments, or those who are looking to gain their CELTA qualification in a flexible way.

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. Our school in Barcelona has a wide variety of resources available to you to use to help create engaging classes for your students.

Oxford TEFL is proud that our face-to-face CELTA course is 100% paperless. This means that you will need to bring your own laptop with you to ensure you have access to all the relevant materials for self-study.

You will learn a variety of teaching methodologies to use with your students during the CELTA course in Barcelona and after you graduate. We provide online live lessons, 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 the CELTA course, you will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be educated to the standard required for entry into higher education (e.g., “A-levels” in the UK, a high school diploma in the US/Canada). 
  • Be in good enough health to deal with the demands of an intensive training course.
  • Demonstrate your ability to cope with the academic demands of the course (assessed via the application process).
  • Have a C1.2 (high C1) or C2 level of English.


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

Cambridge IELTS


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 Cambridge CELTA course in Barcelona 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 Cambridge CELTA qualification is that once you have it, you can work anywhere (visa permitting).

During the CELTA course in Barcelona, 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. 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 CELTA course in Barcelona and there is no final examination. The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.

These include:

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:

  • analysing and responding to adult learner needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching

The Tutors

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.

Course Dates (2023)


These are the available dates for the part-time face-to-face CELTA in Barcelona.

3rd September –
10th December

🌴 No class on 24th September

Application deadline: 23rd August at 12:00 noon (Spain time)

Course fees

Cambridge CELTA (Standard Option)

€425 deposit to reserve your place + €1200 before the course begins.


Cambridge CELTA (Instalments Option)

€425 deposit to reserve your place + 3 monthly instalments of €425.

Instalments Option—Payment Deadlines
Course Starts
3rd Sept
Deposit (€425) by
25th Aug*
1st Instalment (€425) by
25th Sept*
2nd Instalment (€425) by
25th Oct*
3rd Instalment (€425) by
25th Nov*

*Deadline for payment is 12:00 noon Spain time.


This price includes
TEFL course career

How can we help you find a job?

  • 75% of English language teaching jobs require a Cambridge CELTA qualification (or Trinity CertTESOL)
  • 90% of our graduates secure employment within 1-4 weeks of course completion
  • 20% of our graduates secure employment even before they have graduated
  • 95% of our graduates who look for work in Asia secure employment
  • 100% dedication from our team of careers advisors

Our dedicated Careers Advisor works closely with our trainees before, during and after the course to ensure that you have a great chance of finding a good position teaching English anywhere in the world. This includes an online group session to answer any of your questions. You can learn more about our Careers Service here.

Spanish Classes

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.

What do graduates say?

Still undecided?

Meet some of our Barcelona CELTA course graduates as they explain their experience on the course and how they plan to use this qualification to further their careers.

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