A Day In the Life of an ITA TEFL Student in Barcelona, Spain

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Barcelona TEFL Class located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, one of the top job markets for teaching English in Europe.  Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course.  To help you prepare for this course, we've put together a typical day in the life schedule to outline the daily grind and commitment required. 

Madrid, Spain English Teaching Q and A with Rhea Baliwala

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

 
What is your citizenship?


 India

What city and state are you from?

Mumbai, Maharashtra

How old are you?

27

What is your education level and background?

Master's Degree or Higher

Have you traveled abroad in the past?

Some international travel with friends, family, business, etc.

Visas & Jobs: A Guide to Teaching English in Barcelona, Spain for Americans

 Are you an American looking to live & teach English in Barcelona, Spain? Do you want to take ITA's internationally accredited Barcelona TEFL Class?

At International TEFL Academy, we certify over 5,000 people a year to teach English abroad & Barcelona represents one of the most popular teaching destinations for our graduates, including Americans. That said, if you are an American interested in teaching English in Barcelona, Spain there are certainly realities when it comes to matters like visas & the job market that you must prepare for and be willing to accept if you want to realize your goal of living & teaching in this beautiful city.

1. You should expect to live & teach English in Barcelona "under the table" on a tourist visa.

2. You should expect to work as a freelance private instructor & not as a full-time employee at a language school.

3. For a detailed overview of what it takes to get a job teaching English in Spain, please read What You Need to Know Before Moving to Spain to Teach English [The Ultimate Super Cheat Sheet]

Two Years Later: Living and Teaching English in Barcelona

By: Lauren O' Rourke

I never imagined I would say that I’ve lived in Barcelona for two years. It’s hard to believe! I arrived here in June of 2013 to explore before beginning my ITA Barcelona TEFL course in July. I didn’t have a lot of plans or preconceived ideas of what the next few months had in store for me, not to mention the next few years. I had spent so much of the last ten years of my life planning everything. Finish school, go to grad school, get a job, yatta yatta yatta. I was sick of planning. My loose “plan” was to take the TEFL course, teach for a while, travel, and head back to the States in the winter or maybe in the following spring. I wanted a new experience. I wanted to learn Spanish. I needed a break from the grueling 9-5 world. I never expected to fall in love and make a home in this magical foreign land. But that’s exactly what I’ve done, and I don’t regret it for a second.

How to Find Private English Teaching Work in Barcelona, Spain

By Lauren O'Rourke

As an American teaching in Barcelona, Spain, I was initially concerned about finding work without a work visa. Thankfully, that has not been a problem AT ALL.

The following details the means by which I found private students in Barcelona. It is by no means exhaustive, but I’ve found that there is such a demand for English teachers that I didn’t need to look very far to find plenty of private students. After only a few weeks of adding new students, I already had to turn students away or refer them to other teachers.

Barcelona and Then Some - TEFL Certification in Spain

By: Stacee Ballback

I feel tears begin to creep up and cloud myvision as I stand, sweating and panting, begging into the eyes of an airline attendant as she tells me that the plane wont wait for my friend to clear security. It’s not all as dramatic as I make it out to be though, such is the life of a two young girls traveling around Europe. In reality its moments like this that make the best stories later. We actually made it onto that flight. When it felt like I couldn’t hold up the plane any longer and after telling the attendant I wouldn’t get on the flight without her, Clara came running around the corner and I swear, the clouds opened and sappy reunion music played. The travel gods were on our side that day and for most of the three months we spent living in Barcelona.

Barcelona, Spain Q and A with ITA Alumni Gabriele Dow

 TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!              

What is your citizenship?

United States

What city and state are you from?

Houston, Texas

How old are you?           

22

What is your education level and background?       

Bachelor's Degree

Have you traveled abroad in the past?       

Never left the country

¡Visca el Barça! - Teach English in Spain with a Barcelona TEFL Certification

TEFL Certification in Barcelona, Spain

Gaudi. Ferran. Messi.  From the whimsical genius of Art Nouveau and the kitchens that created molecular gastronomy to the most popular football team in the world, Barcelona is synonymous with innovation characterized by the utmost in artistic style and flair.  Renowned for its buzzing street life, grand boulevards and inviting tapas bars, Barcelona is also one of the largest English teaching markets along with Madrid for teaching English in Spain.

The Art of English Teaching in Barcelona Spain


Barcelona is located of the autonomous region of Catalonia, deep in the most northeastern corner of Spain. A stylish, elegant, and culturally renowned city with an enticing slice of shoreline, it reveals a unique side of the Spanish soul. With a TEFL certification, you can work in Barcelona and make a living teaching English.

Barcelona’s tastes tend toward the extravagant - dinners at midnight, clubs catering to any and all musical cravings, and buildings that elsewhere exist only in the imagination. On the weekend, locals head to the seaside to stroll along the waterfront, sip mojitos and dine on freshly prepared paella.