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Teach English in Barcelona

TEFL Course in Barcelona - Teach English in Barcelona

Barcelona TEFL Program Summary

  • 4 week Trinity CertTESOL certification
  • Pre-arranged accommodation, ready for when you arrive
  • Exclusive access to TEFL teaching positions
  • Training in beautiful Barcelona
  • Around 8-10 others on your course.
  • 12 month Professional Development (visa program)
  • Visa paperwork preparation & support



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When can I start my TEFL?

Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and we recommend you apply early as courses fill up fast.

Bathe in the Spanish sunshine

Barcelona boasts beautiful beaches, a fabulous social scene and is known worldwide for its unrivaled Mediterranean culture

Teach English in Barcelona


Barcelona is a city in the north-east of Spain and the capital of Catalonia. This is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast with a population of more than one and a half million people. This old city is the most visited in Spain and attracts people with its mild climate and relaxed lifestyle, surreal buildings – Gaudi’s masterpieces, beaches and the sea, delicious food and entertainment for every taste.

Transport throughout the city is fantastic; it is very well-connected with the majority of Spain and Europe. In addition, it is among the world’s most bike-friendly cities with its 180 km bicycle lanes along with one of the most successful bike-sharing programs in the world.

Barcelona with its coastline offers plenty of sunshine hours to enjoy the local beaches. There are many tapas bars, cafes, roof terraces & pools to get that Vitamin D!

Barcelona is incredibly diverse and international. It hosts thousands of tourists, students and expats every year, which means that you’ll get to meet lots of people. Since English is the default language for tourism, so there will be no shortage of English teaching jobs in Spain.

Living expenses, rent and bills in Barcelona come to around €700-€900 per month and salaries can range from €1,000 to €1,300 per month after taxes, meaning you can live and work in this stunning city comfortably! You’ll have spare income each month to travel, eat out, and have all the fun you can in Barcelona!

Moving away from the tourist hotspots will reduce your spending significantly! Living like a local will ensure you have the full Spanish experience, whilst also being able to visit all the attractions on offer too.

It’s recommended to have savings of approx €2000 Euro before you begin your program, to live comfortably until you’re paid by your employer, which is usually at the end of your first month teaching.


The team in Barcelona have an optional accommodation service, taking all the hassle out of it for you! 

You’ll be sharing an apartment with 2-3 other people, usually TEFL students, current teachers, or if you want to brush up on your Spanish, you can request to live with local residents!

Apartments cost approx €700 Euro per month, depending on the size and location of the accommodation. 


It all comes down to where you decide to live and work, following the course! You’ll have full assistance from the team, to ensure you have your new, more permanent housing secured, ready for the time you begin teaching. Shared apartments in Barcelona are usually around €500 Euro per month.

  • Course format

This course is a Trinity CertTESOL, completed over 4 weeks. It’s a full time, intensive schedule. You’ll be training for 160 hours in 4 weeks, with homework and assignments to complete also.

  • Teaching practices

There are 6+ hours of observed teaching practicals throughout the course, these are also varied so you can practise your teaching with different groups and ability levels.

  • Type of assessment

There are 5 main modules to complete, each one must be passed to adhere to Trinity College’s exacting standards.

  • Course location and centre

The training centre is in a prime location in Barcelona, surrounded by shops, gardens, museums and much more. You’re a 15 minute walk from the beach, La Sagrada Familia and other famous attractions.

  •  Requirements 

To complete the TEFL course you need to be at least 18 years old (although each applicant is considered on a case by case basis). You can also be a non-native speaker of English as long as you have a level C1 or above, which will be tested during the interview. A Bachelors degree (in any discipline) is preferred, however there are plenty of TEFL jobs for non degree holders.

  • Job market and employment possibility

There’s a good demand for TEFL teachers in Barcelona. You have exclusive access to teaching jobs with a partner language school, plus tools and support to work throughout the city.

  •  Visa Requirements

EU passport holders can live and work in Spain without restrictions. For non-EU passport holders, you will need a visa to live, study and work in Spain for longer than 3 months. TEFL Connect provides a course that allows non-EU passport holders a student visa for a year, which includes Professional Development classes, and you can legally work 20 hours per week. You not only receive your TEFL certification but constantly build on your skills at the same time!

There is a wide variety of TEFL teaching positions in Barcelona, working with all age ranges! You can teach adults, young learners, business English, and private tuition. 

You also have the added benefit of a language school who hire exclusively from our course graduates! Meaning you have first access to teaching jobs there.

In Barcelona, TEFL teachers will typically work 20 hours per week, the rate of pay varies from €12 – €30 per hour, depending on class type and level of experience. 

As a new teacher, you can expect to earn between €1000 – €1300 per month after tax, depending on how hard you work.


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