STUDENT VISA OPTIONS TO TEACH ENGLISH IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

Do you have a desire to legally teach English in Barcelona Spain?

Do you dream of living in one of the best cities in Spain and Europe while learning the language?
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Our TEFL school in Barcelona (ITA Barcelona) has developed special packages offered to those who want to obtain a student visa in Barcelona Spain.

The two packages are distinguished by whether you've already completed a TEFL course, or you're just starting down the road to becoming TEFL certified.

Student visas provide a legal right for English teachers to live, travel and teach in Barcelona legally for up to 20 hours per week while they are concurrently enrolled in classes at an approved school.

The student visa is valid for the time periods indicated below with the option to renew for another 12 months.

When should I apply for these offerings?

You should apply for this at least 3 months before you want to be in Barcelona. The student visa process through the Spanish government can be lengthy so you want to be sure to give yourself enough time (anticipate an extra month during summer months).

How do I know which option to choose?

Please review the options below to decide which fits your profile. Also, your ITA admissions advisor can discuss options with you!

2 Options for Enrolling in Spanish Classes and Getting a Student Visa in Barcelona

Student Visa Includes a Legal Right to Teach English in Spain
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Options Are Based on Which TEFL Class You Take

 


Includes

⇒ 7-12 months of language classes (15-20 hours per week are required): 
Language classes will be held at BCN Language Immersion Program Language School (BCNLIP). BCNLIP is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, which is the highest accreditation a Spanish language school can obtain in Spain.

⇒ Orientation & Induction: 
BCNLIP will provide you with assistance and guidance with apartment hunting, opening a bank account, getting a NIE, form-filling in Spanish, etc.

⇒ Job Guidance: 
ITA Barcelona will provide you with assistance and guidance in finding an English-teaching job in Barcelona.

⇒ Professional Development (Optional): 
Students can elect to spend 5-hours per week fine tuning their professional English teaching skills. The other 15-hours will be dedicated to language learning.


Class Hour Requirements

 15-20 of your weekly hours will come from general language classes. You may choose among available classes in Spanish, Catalán, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, and Hebrew.

 5 of your 20 weekly hours you can choose to dedicate to professional teacher development. In this track, teachers will complete a range of reflections and observation tasks each month as well as attend workshops to share and learn new ideas.

Pricing

*Please note, all USD$ conversions are approximate. Refer to xe.com for the exact market rate.

Language Study Only [Option A] - Visa Length
Deposit to ITA  Balance Due to ITA Barcelona (Includes 200€ Course Registration Fee)  Total Tuition for Language Study Only [Option A]
7 Months $200 USD 1840
($2,080 USD) 
2000
($2,280 USD)
8 Months $200 USD 2090€
($2,360 USD)
2250
($2,560 USD)
9 Months $200 USD 2340
($2,650 USD)
2500
($2,850 USD)
10 Months $200 USD 2540
($2,880 USD)
2700
($3,080 USD)
11 Months $200 USD 2740
($3,100 USD) 
 2900
($3,300 USD)
12 Months $200 USD  2940
($3,330 USD)
3100
($3,530 USD) 

*The $200 deposit to ITA and the 200€ course administration fees are non-refundable. This includes the first book, DHL EXPRESS service if consulate requires original documents, preparation of documents, consulting, etc. 

Other fees and costs: All housing, travel, textbooks, and Spain Student Visa Fees are extra. 

Student Visa Processing: Tuition for the language classes is due ASAP to start the student visa process. All visa fees must be paid by the student to the Spain consulate directly when applying. Visa fee for Americans is approximately $160. Students applying for a Spain Student Visa can apply at the consulate in their home country at their assigned regional office OR once in Barcelona (see "Processing a Student Visa for Spain in Barcelona" at end of post).

Start Dates

Start dates are flexible. Students should plan to begin the application process with ITA Barcelona at least three months before their intended start date (do not wait until the last moment).

Many Spaniards vacation throughout the month of August. Teachers should expect work at private language schools and even private tutoring to greatly decrease or even disappear during August, making it an ideal time for teachers themselves to also travel and vacation. 

 


Includes

⇒ 4-week TEFL Certification Course: 
Classes to be held at ITA Barcelona. This is fulltime, Monday-Friday and you cannot take your language classes during this month. 

⇒ 7-11 months of language classes (15-20 hours per week):
Language classes will be held at BCN Language Immersion Program Language School (BCNLIP)
. BCNLIP is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, which is the highest accreditation a Spanish language school can obtain in Spain.

⇒ Orientation & Induction: 
BCNLIP will provide you with assistance and guidance with apartment hunting, opening a bank account, getting a NIE, form-filling in Spanish, etc.

⇒ Job Search Guidance: 
ITA Barcelona will provide you with assistance and guidance in finding an English-teaching job in Barcelona.

⇒ Professional Development (Optional): 
Students can elect to spend 5-hours per week fine tuning their professional English teaching skills. The other 15-hours will be dedicated to language learning.
 

Class Hour Requirements

15 of your required 20 weekly hours will come from general language classes. You may choose among available classes in Spanish, Catalán, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, and Hebrew.

 5 of your 20 weekly hours you can choose to dedicate to professional teacher development. In this track teachers will complete a range of reflections and observation tasks each month as well as attend workshops to share and learn new ideas.

Pricing (Housing & living costs, text books not included)

*Please note, all USD$ conversions are approximate. Refer to xe.com for the exact market rate.

* The class textbook will have to be purchased before the class begins. The PDF version is $45 and the paperback version is $67.95.

Visa Length (TEFL Course + Language Classes)
Deposit to ITA  Remaining Balance  Total Tuition (TEFL Course + Language Classes)
8 Months $750 USD 2740
($3,120 USD) 
3400
($3,870 USD)
9 Months $750 USD 2990
($3,410 USD)
3650
($4,160 USD)
10 Months $750 USD 3240€
($3,700 USD)
3900
($4,450 USD)
11 Months $750 USD 3440€
($3,925 USD)
4100
($4,675 USD)
12 Months $750 USD 3840€
($4,380 USD) 
 4500
($5,130 USD)

*The 200€ course administration fees are non-refundable. This includes the first book, DHL EXPRESS service if consulate requires original documents, preparation of documents, consulting, etc. 

Pricing Breakdown

Language study tuition is paid in full to ITA Barcelona to start the student visa paperwork. This can be paid as soon as you have made the decision to take the language study in Barcelona.
 

NOTE: The 200€ of the language study tuition are non-refundable course administration fees.

A $750 USD up-front deposit is paid to ITA to hold your spot in a Barcelona TEFL class. Tuition for the language classes is due ASAP to start the student visa process.

Start Dates

For a list of the Barcelona TEFL Class start dates, please click here.

** You should plan to begin the application process with ITA Barcelona at least three months before your start date.

Many Spaniards vacation throughout the month of August. Teachers should expect work at private language schools and even private tutoring to greatly decrease or even disappear during August, making it an ideal time for teachers themselves to also travel and vacation.

Other fees and costs: All housing, travel and Spain Student Visa Fees are extra.

Student Visa Processing: All visa fees must be paid by the student to the Spain consulate directly when applying. Visa fee for Americans is approximately $160.  Students applying for a Spain Student Visa can apply at the consulate in their home country at their assigned regional office OR once in Barcelona (see below).

 

 

Processing a Student Visa for Spain in Barcelona

Anyone interested in obtaining a student visa in Barcelona should bring a criminal background check from your home country. It takes approximately 1 month to process your student visa in Barcelona.
 
The language school in Barcelona can offer additional assistance with this process for a 200 Euro fee.
 
Here is a general outline of the process:
  1. Choose your dates, enroll, and pay for the courses
  2. Obtain your criminal background check.
  3. Collect the paperwork and documents you need to apply to receive your student visa. These can include:

      a. Medical certificate
      b. Proof of Medical Insurance
      c. Certificado de Empadronamiento
      d. Accommodations Contract
      e. Proof of funds showing access to 650 Euros per month for the length of the
          student visa
      f. Bank Statement from a Spanish Bank
      g. Completed application form
  4. All documents must be translated into Spanish.
  5. Make an appointment with the police department to get your fingerprints taken for your residence card
  6. Students can complete their application online via a lawyer OR with the immigration office in Barcelona.

Please note that the student visa is not guaranteed. You should have a back-up plan if you are denied the student visa.

 

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