Cambridge CELTA in Barcelona

Gain your Cambridge CELTA in Barcelona and study in the centre of the city.

What is the Cambridge CELTA?

In the last twenty years, we have trained thousands of native and non-native English-speaking teachers on the Cambridge CELTA course in Barcelona. Although we are a large training centre, we maintain a very personalised approach and ensure that all our CELTA course 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 in gaining your Cambridge CELTA qualification.

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Cambridge CELTA Course in Barcelona

We offer a 4-week, 120-hour, intensive Cambridge CELTA course which is fully accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment. This includes:

  • Course for native and non-native English-speakers
  • Training for teaching adults and young learners
  • A prestigious, internationally recognised qualification 
  • Minimum 6 hours teaching practice with adult students
  • Dynamic workshops and input sessions
  • positive, dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • World-class, experienced tutors
  • Small groups and friendly atmosphere
  • Weekly language exchanges and other events

 

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

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 CELTA course in Barcelona, 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 CELTA course is emphasised from the very beginning. You will be in small groups (3–4 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.

You will attend sessions Monday–Friday. Apart from the timetabled sessions, trainees also need to spend time independently working on lesson planning and written assignments. You can expect to spend 8–10 hours per day in total.

Due to the high workload, you will need to clear your schedule. If you have other commitments during the four weeks, this will affect your chances of passing.

Please note that the sample timetable below is only intended to be used as a guideline—your session will be different.

 

Sample timetable for CELTA course in Barcelona (Monday–Friday)
10:30–12:30Input sessions (x2)
12:30–13:30Break
13:30–15:00Teaching practice (TP)
15:00–15:30Feedback
15:30–16:30Lesson planning with tutor
16:30–17:00Break
17:00–18:00Drop-in support session

 

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.

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 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 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

TOEFL iBT

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. 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.

Room Capacity

There will be no more than 15 people per room at any given time:

  • Input sessions (13 people): 1 tutor and up to 12 trainees
  • Teaching practice (15 people): 1 tutor, 4 trainees, and up to 10 students
 
Social Distancing

All tutors, trainees, and students will be spaced at least 1.5 metres apart.

 
Masks

Until further notice, everyone (tutors, trainees, and students) must wear a mask at all times, even if they have already been vaccinated.

 
Sanitation

Hand sanitiser is available throughout the school.

Assessment

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 CELTA trainers in Barcelona 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 CELTA course and are very active in the TEFL industry.

Course Dates (2021)

All available dates for the face-to-face CELTA course in Barcelona are listed below.

Dates for 2022 will be confirmed later this year.

2nd August -
27th August
Application deadline: 26th July at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
30th August -
23rd September
Application deadline: 23rd August at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
27th September -
22nd October
Application deadline: 20th September at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
25th October -
19th November
Application deadline: 18th October at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
22nd November -
17th December
Application deadline: 15th November at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
27th September -
22nd October
Application deadline: 20th September at 12:00 noon (Spain time)

Course Fees

Cambridge CELTA (Standard Option)
€400 deposit to reserve place + €1100 to be paid before course begins.
1500
This price includes
TEFL course career

Careers Support

  • 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

On average, our CELTA course 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.

Visa Support

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.

Accommodation

We offer three options for accommodation in Barcelona during your CELTA course. All options 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.

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.