This course is carefully designed to help you to develop as a teacher by reflecting on your experience as a language learner and a teacher. You will observe fellow teachers in action and complete a range of reflection and observation tasks each month. Your monthly practical assignment will be supervised by a tutor with the aim of helping you absorb what you are learning. Our Spanish classes are accredited by the Instituto Cervantes which is the sole accreditation for institutions teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
The Developing Teacher Course with Spanish is for those who would like to fine-tune their skills as a language trainer while learning Spanish along the way. It is aimed at TEFL teachers with an initial qualification (such as the CELTA or CertTESOL) and 0-3 years experience. We are able to offer Spanish classes from A1 (beginner) up to B2 (upper-intermediate). For this reason, we can only accept candidates who have a maximum B1.2 level of Spanish when they join the course.
The timetabled sessions are held from 11:30–13:30 Monday to Friday. The remaining hours are flexible and can be arranged around your work schedule.
You can sign up for a minimum of 1 month and up to a maximum of 12 months and it can be extended at any time during the course.
Each month will consist of the following:
Total: 80 hours per month (20 hours per week)
Course fee: €300 per month
To live and work in Barcelona, many non-EU citizens sign up for our 4-week CELTA course followed by at least 6 months of our Developing Teacher Course with Spanish (7 months in total).
This combination will allow you to apply for a long-term student visa, and after arriving in Spain, apply for student work authorisation. (If you already have the CELTA or a similar qualification, you can meet the requirements by enrolling in at least 7 months of DTCS instead of 6.)
Once you have applied for student work authorisation, you can legally work up to 20 hours per week, which is considered full-time for a newly qualified teacher.
Learn more about our Visa Support Service.
To pass the course and receive the certificate you will have to:
The Developing Teacher with Spanish certificate will:
The Developing Teacher Course with Spanish can be taken for between one and twelve months.
|Start Date||End Date|
|25th October||19th November|
|22nd November||17th December|
|Start Date||End Date|
|10th January||4th February|
|7th February||4th March|
|7th March||1st April|
|(Later Dates TBC)|