Oxford TEFL in Barcelona

One of the most popular destinations for TEFL teachers.

Barcelona. Get lost in the winding streets of the Gótico and people-watch on the city beach in Barceloneta. This bustling, lively city has a fascinating culture, arts and music scene and is perfect for training for an accredited TEFL certificate. Our training centre in Barcelona has a fantastic garden and everything you’d expect from a modern school. It is centrally-located, next to Passeig de Gracia and all the main transport links. Although we are a large training centre, we maintain a very personalized approach and ensure that all our trainees have the best support possible from our experienced team of staff. Our tutors are experienced and qualified to Dip TESOL/ Delta level and are ready to support you throughout the course.

Key features:

  •  Centrally located and well connected to the rest of the city
  •  Large language school and teacher training centre since 1998
  •  Fully-equipped classrooms with projectors
  •  Library, kitchen, terrace, computers and internet
  •  Weekly language exchanges and other events

Living and working in Barcelona

How easy is it to find a job?

There is currently a massive demand for English teachers in Barcelona and the rest of Spain. Since the economic crisis began we have seen more and more Spanish people taking English classes to improve their employment prospects. There are many opportunities for English teachers including language schools, private schools and setting up private classes yourself. Our job placement department will advise and help you with all your job search requirements. We offer a free lifelong careers service to all our graduates. For more information contact us.

Is it expensive to live in Barcelona?

  • If you rent a room you can expect to pay between €300 and €450 a month.
  • If you eat at home then expect to spend about €200 a month on food.
  • If you travel by metro or bus twice a day from Monday to Friday it’s approximately €40 a month.

The rest would depend on what your lifestyle is like. Here’s some useful information about prices:

  • Cinema — about €9
  • Nightclubs — about €10-15 entrance fee with drink included
  • Beer at a normal bar — €2.50
  • Eating at a restaurant ordering “menu del día” — €5-15


Oxford TEFL can put you in contact with hosts who can provide suitable accommodation during your course which is:

  • Comfortable
  • Conveniently located
  • Low cost

Learn more about accommodation during your course in Barcelona.

Visa support

Oxford TEFL can support you in getting a student visa, which allows you to get work as a TEFL teacher. For more information on visa support, click here.

What our grads say about Oxford TEFL Barcelona

Before even having finished my course, I was being interviewed by different schools. The careers support service had sent out my CV to their contacts. I started working for a school a week later and stayed there for nearly four years. In February of last year I left Barcelona to go travelling and when I got back in October, Oxford House once again found me a position teaching in-company classes. I am loving teaching there and am very grateful to the career adviser! Continue reading

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