Length of training: 4 weeks
Tuition: Approximately $ 1,765
($ 650 Deposit, 850 Euro balance)
(housing costs are not included)
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Barcelona Spain TEFL Class
Barcelona is located in the Catalunya region on the east coast of Spain. Barcelona Spain is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that has something for everyone. It has great weather, four beautiful sandy beaches, world-renowned museums, interesting architecture, including Gaudi's distinctive buildings and an endless variety of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. It is close by car or rail from a number of other cities, including Madrid, which is only six hours away by car and Valencia, which is only four hours away.
International TEFL Academy Spain offers lifetime job search guidance for all our graduates.
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Teaching English in Spain: A Great Experience and a Foundation for a Great Future - By Ryan Franco
Life’s Too Short - Dustin Burgin
The Imagery of Change - Gabriele Dow
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Lexi Sabatino: http://womanwanderer.tumblr.com
Dustin Burgin: www.weekendtravelers.blogspot.com
Alison Clark: www.adventuresofamystic.com
Erin Lake & Rob Morgan: www.ErinAndRobInSpain.blogspot.com
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The TEFL TESOL School in Barcelona Spain
International TEFL Academy's partner school in Spain is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, with a metro stop conveniently located nearby, as well as a bus service in the area. The area, like most of Barcelona, is both commercial and residential. There are a number of apartment buildings, shops, bars and restaurants that are conveniently located close to the school.
How much work is involved with the course?
The Spain TEFL course is very intensive and requires a strong commitment by the student. One can expect to be in class for about eight hours a day along with a few hours of work at home. International TEFL Academy recommends that trainees have no other personal or professional commitments outside the course during those four weeks of training.
Who are the practice students?
The students are normally Spanish speakers that attend these free classes of English with complete awareness that they will be taught by novice teachers. The class sizes vary, but will never exceed 14.
Who are the Barcelona Spain TESOL trainers?
Your course Spain TEFL director will be supported by a team of 2 - 4 trainers. They will be responsible for leading input sessions and observing and supporting you through teaching practice. Trainers are all qualified to at least Diploma level and with experience in teaching and teacher training.
How will I be assessed?
The theoretical side of the course is module-based, each of which is graded and returned with comments. The modules submitted are continually assessed; there are no written examinations. Assessment on teaching practice is also continuous. On completion of the course, successful candidates are awarded the INTERNATIONAL TEFL ACADEMY Certificate in TESOL graded as follows:
A1 - Distinction
A2 - Excellent
B1 - Very good
B2 - Good
C - Pass
Tuition fee covers:
- The NCFE Certificate in TESOL at Level 5* (*CELTA/Trinity equivalent)
- Orientation to Barcelona Spain
- Housing assistance
- A student coordinator who will assist you with everything you need to know (visas and work permits, insurance, getting around in the city, things to bring, best airlines, English-speaking doctors and even hairdressers in Barcelona...)
- Job guidance assistance in Barcelona, throughout Spain and lifetime job guidance assistance worldwide
Tuition does not cover:
- Personal Expenses
- International Flights
- Visa, Insurance
- Airport Pick up
- Housing is paid direct to hostel & apartments
Our job guidance service in Spain includes the following:
>> Guest Speakers
Guest speakers including graduates who have experience seeking work in Spain. This session will give you the opportunity to learn first hand what’s out there and tips on how to secure work.
>> Resume/CV writing
During the course we will advise you on how to update and make the necessary amendments to your resume/CV in order to make it TEFL / TESOL oriented and appealing to your prospective employers. Often this can make a real difference, since the appropriate layout and structure of resumes/CV’s can change a lot from country to country.
>> Interview Skills
We will give you all sorts of tips on interview dos and don’ts, so you can give a top performance at your future job interviews. Our course director will thoroughly inform you of what aspects of methodology and practice you need to be prepared for and will perform mock interviews with you.
>> Resource Pack
A pack with useful telephone numbers and addresses that you can use to start your search, including advice on job-hunting both in Europe and around the world, and using the internet Job-search notice boards effectively to identify recently advertised jobs.
Accommodation in Barcelona Spain:
Barcelona is an energetic and exciting city that we are sure you will enjoy. We know that our students have individual tastes and preferences when it comes to accommodations. With this in mind, we offer clean, affordable and fully serviced facilities in a number of locations throughout the city. We promise that we will do our best to accommodate your housing preferences indicated on the application form. As well, we regularly monitor the standard of the accommodation provided and encourage your feedback at the end of the course.
The cost of staying in our "standard" accommodation for the duration of the one month course is €400 - €450. You will be housed in a clean, attractive, comfortable apartment, shared with two or three other students, either completing a TEFL course or studying other educational courses.
Most of these apartments are in the "Example" area, the city’s main shopping and business district and near to the centre. There are plenty of reasonably priced places for food and this is a good place to be at night, as many of the city's trendy bars and restaurants are located here. The area is well served by both metro and bus services. Should you wish for more luxurious up-town accommodation, with a quieter and more sophisticated ambiance, this can be arranged, albeit at extra cost.
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How much is the cost of living in Barcelona?
In Barcelona, the cost of living is roughly 75% of the US or UK.
Here are some typical prices listed in Euros (€1 approx $1.30)
One month rent in a shared flat, including bills: €300 - €400
Lunch out: €6.50
10 Journey Metro ticket: €6.00
Beer in bar: €1.25
To learn more about teaching abroad and TEFL Certification in Spain and around the world go to our form to request a brochure.