Cambridge CELTA Course in Barcelona

A cosmopolitan and modern city that conjures up images of sunny days and Gaudi architecture. Enjoy the big city living in Barcelona while you get your CELTA certification.

TEFL Certification in Barcelona, Spain

While Madrid is Spain’s capital, Barcelona is the second-largest city offering a multi-national and busy feel that smaller Spanish towns do not. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a larger city and like to have a wealth of activities at your fingertips, then completing your CELTA in Barcelona is an excellent choice.

Our Barcelona based CELTA course is just as popular as our other locations across the world, and it offers an excellent and well-developed approach to ESL teaching. Our tutors apply a well thought methodology which covers all aspects of the teaching, including language awareness, professional skills development, teaching context, and classroom management.

Besides providing a strong foundation and certification from which to begin your teaching career, our CELTA course empowers you with skills and confidence to apply for almost any teaching position within Spain. The CELTA certificate is also well regarded across Europe and the world too, which means onward travel and job hunting if you choose to move on, is a reasonably simple task.

Barcelona Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Barcelona Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in Barcelona.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Barcelona Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Barcelona

Over the last two decades, our Barcelona CELTA institutes have trained teachers from all over the world, both unilingual and multilingual. We have teams of experts who run both centers and ensure continuous provision of quality teacher training services.

The Trafalgar Center: The Trafalgar Center is situated at Trafalgar 14, in the heart of Barcelona. Established in 1972 and located in an environmentally friendly atmosphere, we set a high standard for our training services.

We have in place a number of facilities, including comfortable classrooms, computer systems you can use within the center and relaxation spots where to relax in between classes.

We also provide accommodation support services to help trainees settle down quickly although you may have to inform us before you arrive in the city.

The Carrer Diputacio Center: Opened in 1998, our Diputacio center is located at Oxford House Carrer Diputacio, 279 08007 in the electric city of Barcelona.

The center is well furnished with facilities, a friendly ambiance, a team of expert tutors who are very supportive, organized, and always available to help at every step.

Job Support and Placement: Barcelona, Spain

We have an extensive career support program that helps our graduates to get jobs quickly at the end of their training. Usually, most of our CELTA alumni find a placement within three weeks of graduation either in Spain or any other country.

Our career advisor is available to work one on one with trainees during and after the course to ensure a smooth progression to a fulfilling career after training.

Moreover, we have a database of schools and a Facebook page that is regularly updated with the latest opportunities from around the world, both of which you are available to explore.

Why Choose CELTA in Barcelona?

There are prospects for English teachers in Spain, especially in cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Granada.  If you choose to stay in Barcelona after your CELTA, you will find teaching jobs through government programs, language academies, as well as private tutoring opportunities.

Salaries vary depending on the types of institutions and your qualification. Government programs pay between 700 EUR and 1,000 EUR per month with an average of 12 - 16 hours work per week. Private schools, on the other hand, will pay between 1,500 EUR - 2,000 EUR per month for 25 to 30 hours work weekly.

About a 2-hour drive from the French Pyrenees, Barcelona is well connected to other parts of Spain and also mainland Europe, meaning travel on your days off won’t be a problem. Transport links are excellent whether you choose to fly, take a train or use the extensive bus network that snakes across Europe.

Such proximity to other parts of Europe also means your job hunt after your CELTA won’t take long. Onward travel is effortless, and since the CELTA certificate is well-recognized worldwide, you will be open to several opportunities.

Things to do in Barcelona, Spain while taking a CELTA

The cultural diversity of Barcelona rivals that of other European cities, and this means CELTA trainees can always find a range of activities to keep busy during their time out of the classroom.

Barcelona has a lot to offer not least because of the mixture of traditional and modern but for the astounding range of architectural structures, cathedrals, the world-class art museums, great nightlife, and the spectacularly delicious foods and drinks.

Explore the Sagrada Familia Cathedral with its medieval origins, or the Barcelona Cathedral which is older and dates back to the 13th century. You can then stop in for some art at the Museu Picasso or the Gaudi House Museum and marvel at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic.

For football fans, tickets to a game at Camp Nou the home of Futbol Club Barcelona should be included in your visit and for those looking for something a bit different, head to La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous street for pavement artist, street entertainers and a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants.

Try out some local flavors in one of the city’s many markets, or even pop in to the ‘Spanish Village’ a cultural center providing a snapshot of Spanish life. You can also find some amazing traditional food at the Barcelona Gothic Quarter. Try the pa amb tomaquet or the Escuedella d-Olla, made of broth and solids such as pasta, meat, Catalan sausage and botifarra negre (blood sausage).

Start your CELTA in Barcelona. Become a certified teacher in a multicultural and exciting city. With its links to other cities and so many goings-on, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do while you’re here.

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