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Why choose the Barcelona TEFL International Centre?
  • One of the world's leading TESOL/TEFL Course providers with more than twenty schools worldwide.
  • Successful completion of the Certificate Course gains internationally recognised certificate.
  • Exciting follow-on Extension Courses to explore and develop specialist areas.
  • Externally moderated and validated courses.
  • Real classroom experience teaching genuine non-native English speaking students throughout the courses.
  • Experienced trainers support your lesson planning and preparation, observe your classes and provide constructive, supportive criticism.
  • Job opportunities around the world - comprehensive guidance and support about realistic job opportunities worldwide.
  • Challenging and enjoyable, intensive courses in one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities.
  • Hundreds of successful graduates teaching English around the world.


TEFL International Barcelona
Escola Mediterrani
Calle Rocafort 104

Tel: +34 934 230 337



TEFL International Barcelona is an English teacher training school based in Barcelona, Spain offering TEFL International Certificate Course in teaching English as a foreign language.

In 2009 we also launched a series of new Extension Courses to build on the skills learned in the TEFL International Certificate Course. Take a look at the full details of these new and exciting courses to expand your abilities in specific areas of Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners.

TEFL International is one of the world's largest TESOL/TEFL course providers with a network of twenty schools worldwide. TEFL International's reputation and the high quality of this course give you all the skills, experience and credibility you need to embark on your first teaching position as a TEFL teacher wherever in the world that may be.

Barcelona TEFL course

The Barcelona TEFL International Centre offers the opportunity to take this internationally recognised certificate program in Barcelona, one of the most fascinating, vibrant and dynamic European cities.

Our courses are continuously moderated by local and international peers to ensure the highest standards are maintained.

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Teaching English is a fun and rewarding career whether you are taking a year out, financing global travels, exploring a second career or simply enjoying the experience of taking the course. Once qualified, you will find a whole new world opens up to you giving you the perfect opportunity to experience different cultures, enjoy unforgettable moments and make many lifelong friends along the way, all whilst following a professional career.

We welcome all applications regardless of sex, age, race or nationality.

We hope to welcome you to the beautiful city of Barcelona on one of our training courses soon.

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“The past few weeks at TEFL International Barcelona I had incredible experiences learning how to improve my teaching skills. I've been teaching English for about six years in Brazil only. Now, I'm thrilled with the idea of being able to teach anywhere in the world as a TEFL certified teacher. My special thanks to all staff members at TEFL International Barcelona for their support and constant care.”
Fernando Galvão
September 2014
“Fun, engaging and insightful. Friendly learning environment and fantastic trainers.”
Christopher Hindle
May 2014
“The whole experience has been invaluable to me. If you want your TEFL experience to mean something - study here. The quality (and friendliness) of the trainers can't be matched!”
Rebecca Wignall
May 2014
“This course has given me an invaluable life skill and truly taught me how to begin a career teaching English. TEFL International Barcelona is an amazing place and I would highly recommend it to everyone I care about.”
Ariel Navarro
May 2014
“Thank you so much for a truly fantastic experience - I loved every minute of it! In fact the only bad thing I have to say it that it went by far too quickly! I would recommend this TEFL course - the trainers were so friendly an their teaching was exceptional. Thank you!”
Leah Goldkorn
May 2014
“This course can be challenging and rightfully so. It prepares trainees for the challenges of teaching through active participation. I'm now more confident in my ability to educate others. The material is presented in an approachable way by sympathetic and always helpful trainers. Overall, a valuable and essential course”
Erica Sparks
April 2014
“I have learnt so much throughout my time on the course and have met some lovely people. The trainers have been so supportive and I felt as though I could come to them for anything I needed help with.”
Catherine Burns
April 2014
“Taking this course was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I had a great experience. The trainers were great and the training was spot on. I definitely feel like I got my money's worth!”
Tristan Bellisimo
April 2014
“This course is super well-organised, it helps a lot to see the English language in all its glory. Each part of the course just fits together so nicely, Grammar, structure, teaching and all the rest.”
Dorottya Makra
April 2014
“This course was very enjoyable! Time flew by! The instructors were amazing and I feel confident that I'll have a successful career ahead of me. I can't praise the Instructors or the course enough!”
Danielle Ciambruschini
April 2014
“The best thing about the course is the trainers, Lisa and Jamie are fantastic teachers. I don't think this course would have been so beneficial if it had taken it elsewhere.”
Daniel Manfredi
February 2014
“I really enjoyed the course. Not only did it teach me so much but it was also fun. There is so much support available too. I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is thinking about a career in teaching EFL”
Ben Servian
January 2014
“All the teachers were very friendly, they used various activities, games handouts drawings etc. The sessions were interesting and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed it!”
Anastasia Korol
November 2013
“Thanks for your emotional support and understanding. A+++, I loved it!”
Susan Beck
November 2013
“A nicely done, well-prepared course. Good interactions. A non stressful environment, friendly and helpful teachers.”
Stylianos Frangeskou
November 2013
“I love this course. I highly recommend it if you want to be engaged in a learning community. The instructors really know their stuff!!!!”
Emily Pfohl
January 2013
“Best experience ever, got to learn a lot, felt completely supported throughout the whole month, met the nicest people, would do it all over again, it was absolutely worth it. I wouldn't change a thing. I wish it had been a couple weeks longer!”
Danae Lebrero Diaz
January 2013
“I really enjoyed the course and I would recommend it to a friend”
Ruth Trammell
January 2013
“The best thing about the course was the Trainer Staff's knowledge, support and professionalism”
Robert Pfohl
January 2013
“I Really enjoyed this experience. The teachers are all so experienced and did offer very good insights to English and making comparisons across different cultures. Its something invaluable that I could never have learned if I hadn't been here in Barcelona.”
Lim Kwee Lee
November 2012
“I really enjoyed the course and met lots of new people”
Lucy Bond
November 2012
“I have had an extremely positive experience in my TESOL class. The instructors have been so helpful inside and outside of the classroom and really care about the students. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of teaching abroad.”
Danielle Mabeus
October 2012
“This was an unforgettable experience. My fellow classmates are some of the best people I know and I have been blessed to have met therm. The course was fun, challenging, and invigorating. We are well prepared after this course to step into the big world of TEFL!”
Fianna Helou
October 2012
“This course truly prepared me for a real-life teaching job. The instructors possessed expert knowledge in the field and were readily available to give suggestions and insight which catered to my every need. The learning environment was personal, genuine, and stimulating. I enjoyed every minute!”
Haley Pangman
October 2012
“I must say I NEVER thought I would have such a wonderful teaching experience as I did in January of 2011!  It started with my living arrangements with a wonderful person who has become my life-long friend in Barcelona.  I had the fortunate experience of learning with 11 energetic and supportive classmates (half my age).  The classes were very well organized and the teachers all had AMAZING teaching skills, and so excited to share their creativity and anecdotes they've experienced.  The curriculum was  somewhat stressful but it also forced you to learn quickly.  At first my stress began every morning riding the metro to school and making sure I didn't get lost in the city.  It took me 3 days to finally get the journey right and not leave the station walking in the opposite direction of where I needed to be.  The living and classroom experience gave me a confidence level I never knew I could achieve.  I attribute my success in the course  to my classmates and teachers who were wonderfully supportive with our assignments, our preparation for the future and the classroom teaching experiences EVERYDAY for the two week students.  The students we taught were wonderful and endearing and I loved the student evaluation time that was given after every teaching session.  The evaluating teachers were so supportive and thorough with their feedback of your skills that you could only improve with each experience.  They answered every question and gave you everything you needed to be successful.  I took this class to plan for my retirement in 4 years to enable me to travel and supplement my trips with a job.  In the meantime, I will be teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) at night to keep all that I learned fresh in my head.  I loved the experience for me but I also understand the ultimate value of doing this in your younger years.  Your world expands tremendously and allows you to appreciate other cultures and enjoy learning everything new around you.  I have promoted this course to my children, colleagues and friends.  Thank you all for a life-long wonderful experience I will NEVER forget.”
Helen Fernandez
January 2011
“I thought staff were good but they also threw you into teaching in the first few days which, although daunting,was the way to get you integrated.
I enjoyed my experience here. the staff were very good and quite mixed in teaching also which helped everybody.the facilities were good and i learnt a great deal in a short space of time.”
Billy Cobb
February 2010
“The course well organized and had you teaching right away. It really helps you become confident and improve your teaching techniques. The course was also taught in a relaxed atmosphere, this helped me.
I had a very good time interacting and meeting new and exciting people, while learning to become and effective ESL teacher.”
Chad Trenney
February 2010
“It is intense and you really get to learn how to teach English properly. The teachers are very knowledgeable and give a lot of feedback.
It's a action packed four week course. It is a balance of working, trying to find work and having fun.”
Taylor White
January 2010
“The teachers are excellent. And the course is extremely comprehensive.
As an older student this was a real challenge for me. But the teachers were all very supportive and encouraging.”
Anne Gahl
January 2010
“In my mind, the greatest strength of this course had to have been the instructors. They each had a different teaching style and were all quite effective in their own way. I appreciated this variation.”
Todd Weeks
January 2010
“The tutors with their different personalities, who supported us through teaching experiences and exams, thanks so much! Additionally the fact that instead of just learning grammar and teaching method
I had a fantastic time and would strongly recommend this course to anyone!”
Cai Jia Eng
January 2010
“The trainers here are amazing. Lisa is such a great teacher and mentor. The other 4 trainers here are so kind and willing to help not only with course work, but with general questions about Barcelona.
I have loved my time here. The trainers were just so great and really made learning horrible boring grammar fun and exciting!”
Helen Marie Havnaer
January 2010
“The professionalism of the teachers and the well managed content during input sessions.
I had a wonderful time and would genuinely recommend the course to others wishing to obtain a TEFL qualification.”
Hugh Corner
January 2010
“Definitely the teachers/trainers, all are extremely helpful and class is actually enjoyable.
Great city, great school, great teachers, awesome experience.”
Selina Herdman
January 2010
“The teachers are very enthusiastic and helpful. They maintained professionalism while creating a very comfortable atmosphere.
Awesome.. All around. I learned so much from them and met some really great people.”
Gretchen Kirchmer
January 2010
“I think that the best thing about the course was that it really prepares you for teaching. The teachers give you a strong foundation of grammar, as well as teaching methods.
The TEFL experience has been wonderful. I got hands on training by amazing instructors, while I explored a new city and met a new group of best friends.”
Danielle Galasso
January 2010
“Too many to mention! Sense of humour of the trainers; the group of trainees I was a part of; the students with whom we were able to work/'practise' on; the immediate feedback from trainers.
It was a shock to my system to be in the position of student after so many years of not studying, but the camaraderie, the laughs, the structure of the course, the very competent trainers,”
Barbara Jowett
November 2009
“This course has completely changed my life. I've met so many wonderful people who will be my friends forever and the course was very interesting and very stimulating.”
Gavin Foster
October 2009
“Lisa, Jamie and Jane! They were so warm and helpful. I learned so much from them.”
Rachael Burrell
October 2009
“The best thing about the course was meeting people from all parts of the world. I am glad I was able to work with such a wonderful group of people (staff and classmates).”
Geraldine Navarrette
October 2009
“It was learning combined with fun.”
Franzen David
October 2009
“The best thing about the course was the supervised teaching experience. It is very helpful to have them their evaluating your performance and then give you feedback at the end of the lesson.”
Carlos Nolasco
September 2009
“The practical experience of teaching. Reinforcing grammar. Learning lots of new teaching techniques and games to use in class. Getting support re job guidance, interview skills etc. Jobs board.”
Karen Kay
September 2009
“The course material was presented in a way that was both fun and educational. I looked forward to coming to class each day and was impressed with all of the different ways lessons were taught.”
Marybeth K. Ebel
September 2009
“The wonderful teaching abilities of our instructors and the wealth of knowledge we have obtained!
I have honestly had such a great experience with this program - the trainers really wanted us to succeed and gave us help when needed. The classes focused on relevant topics and the hours allowed us.”
Christy Beck
September 2009
“The best thing about the course was the variety of teacher personas. It showed that all types of people can be adapted to the TEFL method.”
Brian E Agee
September 2009
“The instructors were great, I felt like I learned a lot, and I feel completely prepared to start teaching ”
Lindsey Vick
September 2009
“The friendly attitude of the students and the teachers plus the location of the school, I loved every minute.”
Joseph Hughes
September 2009
“I think it was really beneficial to actually teach classes and receive constructive feedback from the trainers. The trainers are not only knowledgeable and helpful but all very nice and interesting people, and of course Lisa is brilliant and really knows what she's doing.”
Tabitha Learn
August 2009
“The course was really fun yet at the same time incredibly useful, each different trainer has their own style and so the atmosphere is always exciting. The course allowed me to make some really good friends. The course has left me with a wealth of knowledge and the confidence to go into a classroom with nothing and still be able to teach a class.”
Stuart Barlow
August 2009
“I really enjoyed the teaching experience. It was tough, but I feel it really prepared me for the future if I do choose to pursue teaching English abroad. The instructors gave very helpful feedback and eased my nerves!”
Michelle Sekiya
August 2009
“The teaching practice and feedback. It was really good to be observed by the experienced teachers because they all gave different feedback which helped me progress. I loved teaching the students.”
Marisa Hudlin
August 2009
“The tutors. They are a great team who have a very good working relationship which is reflected by the quality of the course. They are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and I felt very supported throughout the course.”
Kathryn Black
August 2009
“The really really great teaching, along with brilliant feedback: I feel really prepared to be a teacher.”
Anna Bentley
July 2009
“The actual teaching time we received. The fact that we had 6 hours of teaching in a realistic, academic setting with feedback from experienced teachers gave me confidence and improved my teaching skills.”
Jessie Akers
July 2009
“Everyone in it (teachers and students). The teaching practice sessions. Lisa Girling's distinctive (sparkling) personality. Living in Barcelona. [not ranked by order] ”
Anthony Zega
June 2009
“I think the best thing was the trainer guidance throughout the course. I felt supported by teachers that really know grammar, and that was really encouraging.”
Ann James
June 2009
“Meeting people from around the world and getting a chance to help the community through teaching English.”
Erin Foster
June 2009
“I learned how to speak and be comfortable in front of a group of people. I not only learned how to teach effectively, but met amazing people and learned a lot about myself along the way.”
Naomi Yulfo
June 2009
“The friendly and inviting learning environment which Lisa created. The relaxed atmosphere in both the classroom and college facilities meant that my learning and experience of the course was to optimum standard. I feel that everyone benefits from this set up, from us as students to the local people who come in for free lessons. The nature of this set up means that the students being taught by ourselves are patient and grateful. This ultimately boosts confidence and enables us as new teachers to feel comfortable in this otherwise alien scenario.”
Julia Tobin
June 2009
“I really enjoyed preparing the lesson plans and teaching. The trainers did a good job of helping you in the beginning when you are still nervous about teaching, but then slowly backing off as the course went along and allowing you to do things yourself.”
Logan Goutagny
June 2009
“The building itself had AC which was really good, and the temperature was well maintained throughout the four weeks. The teachers were very approachable and reassuring which for myself was a great help. The class was not too big, and had probably the right amount of students a room that size can/should hold. Overall, a great experience.”
John Smith
May 2009
“Although the course was intense it was well planned and executed. Good that we were immediately expected to teach.”
Gavin Minty
April 2009
“Meeting new people and realising the potential for a life of fantastic travel.”
Lilias Drummond
April 2009
“It was an experience that I will remember indefinitely. Being able to stand in front of a classroom and teach them about grammar or even just colors or a political situation is very empowering. The teachers were very nice and some were very inspiring.”
Catherine Page
March 2009
“The best thing about the course was making new friends.. It was an amazing experience!!!”
Chelsey Funk
March 2009
“Barcelona is beautiful! This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a new place, and open doors to see the rest of the world.. The best thing was working together to plan lessons and observing our peers teaching.”
Ben Telthurst
March 2009
“I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to become qualified as an English teacher. The great thing was the teachers' enthusiasm and the relevance of the content to the actual teaching we performed.”
Vincent Jeffrey
March 2009
“Very intense but practical! Observation and teaching within the first week of the course allowed us to see quickly what was expected.”
Ana Rosa Badillo
March 2009
“You haven't tried it yet?? Come and do it!!!”
Natalya Karamnova
December 2008
“I feel that I discovered that English is a beautiful language and I want to improve my knowledge even more thanks to this course.”
Giacomo Neri
December 2008
“Best experience ever, Thank you.”
Svenda Scholey
December 2008
“The ESA method of teaching is the best I've ever heard of or had the experience of using in the classroom. TEFL International Barcelona rocks!”
Ester Cunha Viana
December 2008
“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. I still have much to learn but feel prepared to start a career armed with so many resources and knowledge.”
Mark Balthrop
December 2008
“Taking the TEFL Course in Barcelona has proven to be one of the most unique learning experiences of my life and intellectually and culturally rewarding as well.”
Joshua Rodriguez
December 2008
“I had a lot of fun but they weren't joking when they said it was intensive!”
Daniel Lejeune
December 2008
“informatively useful for success in a future career.”
Lindsay Johnson
December 2008
“Learnt heaps, intense but well worth it.”
Jessiline Marriott
December 2008
“A fantastic experience! I would do it all over again!”
Marie Georget
October 2008
“I was incredibly impressed with Lisa and her team of instructors. They made us work very hard, but offered a fabulous amount of support. This has been a fantastic experience. I have a whole new appreciation for the profession of teaching.”
Julie Martin
October 2008
“The smartest thing I've done in years, I now have the means to live the life I've always wanted to-working and living anywhere I want”
Casey Pierce
October 2008
“I gained useful information and tips on how to better teach students who are learning English as their second language. I believe the course helped me to become a more effective teacher.”
Lesley Bross
September 2008
“A thorough, intensive, comprehensive course held in a fabulous city. Hard work, but efficient and effective - after 4 weeks, you will be prepared and assisted to find work anywhere in the world.”
Charlotte Nicholls
September 2008
“An intense month, but I now feel ready to teach my first class on Monday with plenty of teaching ideas and a good knowledge of grammar!”
Gemma Lunn
August 2008
“I really enjoyed this experience. I learned a lot of new interesting ideas and concepts of grammar. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.”
Tiffany Burdge
August 2008
“We all felt relaxed and comfortable, which allowed for better teaching on our part. And also the ability to form lasting friendships with other classmates and the teachers. I loved it!”
Megan Hart
August 2008
“I would do it again!”
Charif Shanahan
August 2008
“The instructors were very beneficial, and the teaching practice was very helpful, and boosted my confidence in my own teaching skills. One of the best experiences I've had. Teaching was the best way to experience another culture, and I would highly recommend the course to others.”
Leisel Powell
July 2008
“The best thing about the course was entering the world of teaching in a fun way! And meeting lovely new people. It was all such fun and instructive.”
Rachel Thomas
May 2008
“Excellent. Highly recommend it. In fact, I have highly recommended it and you may be seeing one of my friends soon.....”
Sam Mantle
March 2008
“I thought the course was really well put together and I would definitely recommend it to someone who is thinking about teaching, whether to just travel or as a career. Well worth it!”
Alexandra Malamud
March 2008
“The Director and the trainers give you so much and fill you with the confidence you need to do a good job but at the same time you never lose your independence, they are fantastic teachers and I'll always remember them and this experience.Probably one of the most truly amazing and inspiring months of my life.”
Paul Brearley
March 2008
“It was very thorough, I feel prepared to teach all different levels and age groups. Also, the teachers were exceptional.”
Erin Fore
March 2008
“Amazing!! It's hard work, obviously since everything is compacted into a month, but the experience is well worth it! ....the trainers make you welcomed and safe.”
Mariam Al Koury
March 2008
“Coming from the States with a current teaching license, I was afraid I would find the course rather basic but instead I found it a great representation of quality teaching and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn underneath these qualified teachers.”
Rachel McDonald
February 2008
“I've had to wait over 20 years to do a teacher training course and it's been worth the wait! It has given me the basic teaching skills I wanted plus the knowledge, conviction and motivation to develop them as far as I possibly can.”
Lesley MacDonald
February 2008
“The most challenging, intense, rewarding, exiting time of my life!!!!!!”
Louise Ellis
January 2008
“The best thing about the course Was the Professional and lucid teaching style of the course director and the trainers.”
Garett Ballard-Rosa
January 2008
“The best thing about the course was the Director, her guidance has been exceptional!Bring on the students baby! I'm ready!!”
Theresa Moch
January 2008
“Wow! What a great, intense course. I can't believe it went by so fast. I was very pleased with the experience.”
Tom Alholm
April 2007
“An intense course in an intense city. Fun all round!”
Daan Bartlema, Ireland
February 2006
“My experience at the Barcelona TEFL Course was amazing! The course was intense and exciting while the staff provided an abundant amount of knowledge, advice, guidance and support. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to teach English as a foreign language.”
Nicole Pomeroy, USA
August 2005
“Well set out and very organized. You can feel yourself improving”
Robert de Smidt, Australia
August 2005
“This is a very professional, enjoyable course that a future or current teacher can gain something valuable from. Go for it!”
Kristen Weaver, USA
August 2005
“It has been a great experience with great teaching and new doors have opened”
Marcia Murray, Venezuela
August 2005
“This course was a lot of hard work but it was also the best four weeks I’ve ever spent anywhere! Sun, new friends and knowledge all at once. What more could you ask?!”
Leann Russell, USA
July 2005
“Thanks for a great four weeks in Barcelona. Incredible how competence and confidence can build and grow in just 4 weeks. A credit to the organisation and skills of those involved in running this course.”
Gareth Jones, UK
June 2005
“If like me you have no idea what to do with your life, the TEFL International course in Barcelona is definitely a helpful step in the right direction. It comes fully recommended.”
Jaimie Brzezinski, UK
June 2005
"My experience with TEFL was one of the most challenging and thought provoking of my life. The program was very intense and I learned more about teaching, the barrier of language, and myself than I had in years of school.....Being in Barcelona was an incredible experience just because of it's energy and diversity. It is a place where you have to be self-sufficient and independently motivated. The tutors were incredible teachers and treated us like adults instead of kids. They were patient and motivating and set a tone of discipline while being very friendly. The foreign language experience was an eye opener and changed my perception of teaching adults in particular."
Lillian Gardine, USA
August 2004
"The TEFL course which I took in Barcelona let me learn more about myself than I had ever expected. Not only did I learn more about the English language, but I learned more about individual humanity as well.
The group of individuals who were part of the TEFL course in September of 2004 are some of the greatest people I will ever meet. This course not only gave me the opportunity to learn but to advance who I am. If you do go - meet the locals, learn who your students are, they are some of the best people you will ever met. This course, Claire, John, Lisa, Mighel, and my crew of comrades made an impact on me that I never would imagine. It is well worth the money and well worth the experience. "
Erika Carasik, USA
September 2004
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