TEFL Certification in Barcelona Spain - Overview
Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Spain and around the World? This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job placement assitance for finding jobs teaching English in Spain and around the globe.
The Spain Barcelona 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.
Spain is one of the most popular locations in Europe and the world for teaching English abroad. English teachers in Spain typically find work in September or early October, and then again in January. Teachers in Spain will be expected to interview in person once they arrive in Spain, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Many English teachers in Spain live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with their coworkers.
*Note about the Job Market in Barcelona: Spain, including Barcelona, represents one of the stronger job markets in Europe. It is important to note, however, the vast majority of non-EU citizens, including Americans & Canadians, enter and teach English in Spain on a tourist visa. While not legal, it is the common practice. To learn more, please speak to an ITA advisor & read the following article: Teaching English abroad “Under the Table” Without a Work Visa - What Does it Mean?.
It is also important to note that the vast majority of Americans & non-EU citizens who work in Barcelona do so as independent contractors & private tutors on a tourist visa. To learn more, please read: Jobs & Visas: A Quick Guide to Teaching English in Barcelona, Spain for Americans & How to Find Private English Teaching Work in Barcelona, Spain by ITA graduate Lauren O'Rourke.