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Non-EU citizen and dreaming of living and working in Spain?

Make your dream a reality!

Become CELTA-certified and live in Spain for one year

Cambridge CELTA course
Developing Teacher
Course with Spanish
Visa Support

Teach in Barcelona

Spain is one of the most popular TEFL training locations and Barcelona is possibly the most vibrant and multicultural city in the country.

Join our top-rated CELTA course in our modern school in the centre of the city and combine it with our Developing Teacher Course with Spanish (DTCS) for your chance to live, study and work in Barcelona legally as a qualified TEFL teacher for 1 year. We are there to guide you step-by-step through the process and make the move to Spain as stress-free as possible.

We have created a package specifically for non-EU citizens so that you can:

Package overview - Study, live and teach in Spain for 1 year


This package is ideal for you if:
  • You would like to gain the CELTA (the most-recognised TEFL qualification worldwide)
  • You would like to live, study and teach legally in sunny Barcelona for one year
  • You would like to learn Spanish every day
  • You are committed to professional development


1 month CELTA course

  • Internationally recognised Cambridge CELTA certification (suitable for teaching adults and young learners)
  • Expert input and support from world-class team of highly qualified tutors
  • Minimum 6 hours teaching practice with real students
  • Access to our vibrant community of teachers and graduates (+3500)
  • Comprehensive careers service

11 months Developing Teacher Course with Spanish
Included per month (11:30–13:30 Monday to Friday):

  • 32 hours of Spanish classes (+8 hours of Spanish homework)
  • 4 hours of face-to-face group workshops
  • 4 hours of online teacher training webinars
  • 6 hours observation of experienced teachers
  • 8 hours of reflective tasks
  • 18 hours of independent study work
  • Total: 80 hours per month (20 hours per week)

Oxford TEFL Visa Support Service

  • Unlimited support by email from our Visa Advisor with replies within one working day
  • Step-by-step guidance applying for a long-term student visa
  • Assistance registering your address in Barcelona
  • Assistance obtaining your ID Number and ID Card
  • Assistance obtaining your social security number


3 months

  • 2 months to gather the required documents
  • 1 month to process your visa application at the consulate


1 month CELTA course: €1550

11 months Developing Teacher Course with Spanish (€300 per month): €3300

Long-Term Visa Support Service: €180  €100

Total fees: €4950


If you want to live, study and teach in Barcelona, we can help you!

Take the next step to an exciting year in Spain

live, study and work in Barcelona

What do graduates say?

Why study with Oxford TEFL in Barcelona?

Teach in Barcelona

Over 20 years' experience

We have been training teachers since 1998 and have helped hundreds of non-EU citizens come to Barcelona to live, study and work legally.

We have almost a 100% success rate in obtaining long-term student visas for those coming from countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand!

Our modern school in the centre of the city is an ideal learning environment and our vibrant community of teachers and graduates will help you settle into life in Barcelona in no time.

Barcelona is a relatively low-cost city to live in as well. More reasons to choose us: Why choose us.

We help you find a job

There is high demand for English teachers in Barcelona, and many schools rely on us to help them fill teaching positions.

We have a database of around 100 schools in the city who are keen to be put in touch with our CELTA-qualified graduates and we are also able to recommend online companies.

Our solid reputation in the city will help you land interviews and find an employer who can sponsor your student work authorisation.

During the CELTA course, you will also attend a dedicated careers session and receive personalised support from our Careers Advisor.


We offer two certifications

The Cambridge CELTA is the most recognised TEFL certification worldwide. This means you will already have a great head start and can continue to build on this certification to help you stand out.

Our Spanish classes, which are part of the Developing Teacher Course with Spanish, are accredited by the Instituto Cervantes which is the sole accreditation for institutions teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

We will also provide you with a certificate for this, which will prove to employers that you are serious about your development and have studied with a leading course provider.

Courses start every month

Meet Diana, our Visa Advisor

At Oxford TEFL, we provide a visa support service for trainees taking our TEFL courses that wish to stay in Spain to teach English.

Our visa service in Barcelona is different from a lot of other course providers. We actually provide assistance from within the school—we don’t outsource to another company.

This means that our Spanish Visa Advisor, Diana Guralev, can work with our non-EU trainees to ensure that they get fast and reliable service while keeping costs as low as possible.

Originally from the Slovakia, Diana has been through the whole visa process herself, so she has first-hand knowledge of every aspect of visa applications and common problems which may occur.

Diana has lived in several different countries before settling down in Barcelona, where she obtained the Cambridge CELTA with Oxford TEFL to complement her Master’s degree in British and American Studies.

We have an almost 100% success rate in obtaining visas for those from countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!

You can find more information in: Visa support service in Barcelona.

Diana Guralev

Barcelona is waiting for you!

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe and is famous for its stunning architecture, lively nightlife, sandy beaches, vibrant cultural heritage and world-class cuisine.

Enrol now in this package and live, study and work in Barcelona for a year

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