• Spain
    • Barcelona
2 - 52 weeks
Classroom Audience
Adults Business Early Childhood High School Middle School Pre-School University Students

Program Details

Classroom Audience
Adults Business Early Childhood High School Middle School Pre-School University Students
Age Min.


Salary / Benefits
The pay for teachers varies widely and depends on your qualifications, hours worked per-week, and length of contract. In all locations, LanguageCorps teachers earn enough to live comfortably. Visit our website for more information!
Starting Price
Price Details
- Airport pick-up
- Welcome breakfast
- Program orientation
- All course materials
- 10 hours of pre-course self-study material
- Accredited CertTESOL certificate
- Letter of recommendation
- Access to specialist teaching literature
- Supportive environment
- Lifetime job-finding assistance
- Free office-wide WIFI
- Free tea, fruit and cookies
- Accommodations can be arranged for an additional cost for the duration of the course
Oct 05, 2021
Feb 18, 2019
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About Program

In Barcelona, LanguageCorps offers the well-known CertTESOL Certification Course awarded by Trinity College London. The certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is accredited at Level 5 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is considered one of the top qualifications you can get as a new teacher. With LanguageCorps, you have numerous opportunities to teach English in Spain!

The 4-week Certification Program includes 160 of classroom time and 6+ hours of observed teaching practice with local students. The program is suited for both those with or no teaching experience, or those with teaching experience in need of an internationally recognized qualification. It will raise your awareness of teaching methodology in international classrooms. The course also includes 3 foreign language lessons to put yourself in the shoes of an English student. Classrooms are equipped with modern technologies so that you will be comfortable working with Smartboards.

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Program Highlights

  • Lifetime job-finding assistance
  • Internationally recognized CertTESOL qualification awarded by Trinity College London
  • Opportunity to apply for a student visa (contact us for more information)
  • Practice everything you’ve learned through observed teaching practice in a real classroom setting

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Program Reviews

9.57 Rating
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  • Fun 8.6
  • Facilities 8.1
  • Safety 8.3
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Yes, I recommend this program

Above the expectations

The course was well above my expectations, the trainers were amazing. I felt as though it really helped me become well-equipped to teach English as well as helped me build a network of people here in the city, other teachers and locals, which was wonderful when moving to a completely new place. I’m thoroughly enjoying my time in Barcelona. I am teaching English to kids at a private language institute and some private classes on the side which is great cause I can create my own wage. This city never sleeps, there is such an amazing variety of things to do - music, museums, shopping, bars and restaurants, the beach, hiking, nightlife, you name it. There is never a dull moment! I love the fact that the streets are so lively at night. Transportation is really cheap, and the metro is super easy to use. There is a lot of economically priced buses to other cities in Spain. The list of places I want to visit is growing as I keep exploring new things, but I’ll be around here for a while, so I'm in no hurry.

30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great transition abroad

Taking this course was a great way to transition to spending an extensive period abroad. From the friends made to a great resource of people of any and all questions that arise abroad. It quickly became family!

LanguageCorps was such a great resource from the beginning in helping ease the transition abroad. A credible certificate. Great and passionate teachers. And such a great way to make friends abroad!

If you're looking for a way to work and travel, starting with and getting certified through LangaugeCorps is the best way to go. They make sure you're well prepared for the next steps.

What would you improve about this program?
More help as far as identifying students needs and how to cater lessons towards them would be helpful.
26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Training in Spain to teaching in Thailand

I joined Language Corps with the desire to teach English in Spain. Language Corps did an absolutely amazing job with setting me up with the best TEFL training course. I could not be happier about all the support Language Corps provided with the training course and anything related to that. My training course was intense, the staff in Spain and America were always so supportive and willing to do anything to help, and it was incredibly enjoyable. I met so many people during this training course.

As for things that I wish I would have known before moving abroad. Language Corps briefly touched on this topic but they did not talk in depth about it. If you do not go over to Spain (or most of Europe) with a visa from the states it is more difficult than made known to find legal work. You can find work illegally but then you deal with all of the problems that can come along with working and living illegally in a foreign country. I now understand much more about all of this and if you want to email me, please feel free to do so. Part of this was my fault, but I do wish Language Corps had made this issue a little more known to me. All in all, it worked out but there were a handful of people in my course who were dealing with this similar issue.

There was not much job assistance once I got over to Spain. I am a very independent person so this did not affect me whatsoever, but if you are not incredibly independent be aware that most of your applying for jobs and getting job interviews will be done by yourself.

Once I decided on a job and packed my bags to move to Thailand, for various reasons, I one day randomly received an email from the staff at Language Corps and they were checking in with me. They were so interested to see where this adventure had taken me and what I was up to now with teaching. I really appreciated that they reached out to see where I was after my TEFL course; that was so sweet. Overall, I would recommend the program. They provided me with guidance in starting this whole process. The start is the hardest part and that is the part Language Corps provides the most assistance. I love being abroad and Language Corps started me off on the right foot!

What would you improve about this program?
If I were to change one thing about Language Corps it would be making the legal versus illegal working situation more known to all people. I would hope this would be explained more in depth so that individuals who sign up to teach are aware how this all works.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I´m an English teacher thanks to Language Corps!

My experience through language corps was absolutely fantastic! I did the TEFL/ TESOL course in Barcelona. The staff is really great and supportive to help you through the whole course as well as after when looking for jobs. I remember my first class I was so nervous that I almost started to cry, but thanks to this course I learned how to be a confident, organized and prepared teacher. I am currently teaching at a high school near Segovia, Spain and have taken so much from what I learned at Language Corps to use in my classroom. Thanks for everything!

26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a Lifetime

I will never forget my first month in Barcelona last September. It was exciting, overwhelming, and full of adjustments. Getting certified to teach, adjusting to a new country, and exploring my new home was a lot to take on in just a month. That month was well worth it. I became comfortable teaching English through hands on experience and was supported by a great staff. I also met my new lifelong friends and landed my first teaching job. After that month I knew I was where I was meant to be.

Seven months later I am still in Barcelona with many of my friends from my TEFL course. These past months have been filled with so many experiences, obstacles, and memories that I will never forget. Teaching English abroad is definitely not easy at times. There will be obstacles that you will encounter but don't let them stop you.

I have two months left in this remarkable city and I am enjoying every second of it. This city is full of amazing people and opportunities and I am so lucky to be here. Living in Barcelona has truly been the experience of a lifetime.

24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Location, and Great Opportunities

LanguageCorps directed me to a great TEFL program in Barcelona. I was really impressed with the standards and quality of the course, and felt really prepared to start teaching English. I was in a really big group (40 of us) so we got less individual attention than normal, but they still were able to help us get on track. Barcelona is a great city to teach English in...Madrid probably has more opportunities, but I think Barcelona overall is a much nicer city...can't beat the beach right there!!

23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Sevilla, Spain

I worked with LanguageCorps to obtain a CELTA certification this past fall (2011). The whole experience was wonderful. LC helped me every step of the way, from the initial application to securing a place to live during the program, and even offered to help arranging plane tickets and visa applications. They were very communicative and open to questions, and that took away a lot of the nervousness for me. I had a great time in Sevilla and I would highly recommend LanguageCorps for anyone who is thinking of teaching abroad.

26 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

It is very difficult for non-EU citizens to acquire a work visa in Europe unless you are willing to stay long term. As there is a high demand for English teachers in Europe, teaching jobs are plentiful, but most schools don’t want to go through the hassle of helping short term teachers get a work visa unless they are willing to commit to a year or longer contract.

Hello, Average teaching salary in Spain ranges from €700-€1,800. Most participants find this is enough to allow them to live a comfortable but modest life in Spain, but to support a family you would need more than one income. -Languagecorps Program Advisor

Hey Narmin, Yes, absolutely! As a non-native speaker, you are required to take an English Placement Exam to determine your level of English. If you send an application through our website, we will get in touch with you to schedule a time for the exam. Meanwhile, have look at this blog post to see how you can increase your chances to teach English abroad as a non-native speaker: https://www...