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Teach English in Spain (Barcelona)

4.8(37 reviews)
Experience
Teach
Destination
Spain
Duration
1 to 12 months
Ages
20 to 65
Degree
No Degree required

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Trip overview

Barcelona – a global city at the crossroads of historical architecture and modern life. Intricate cathedrals share streets with modern murals. While the culinary scene satisfies the most sophisticated palate. 

And if you dream of calling this cosmopolitan city home – here’s one of the best ways to do it: get your internationally recognised TEFL certification while living in the heart of the city. With a visa that allows you to get a paid teaching position across Spain – Barcelona included. 

On this life-changing trip, not only do you get everything you need to start your English teacher life with a bang, you also get: 

  • Optional Job Interviews. Once you’ve passed your TEFL course, our team will arrange interviews to help you land your dream job.
  • TEFL Course. Your 160-hour (4 weeks), internationally recognised TEFL course is included in this trip along with accommodation for the duration of your course. 
  • Local Activities & Experiences. Get the lay of the land and experience the highlights of your new home with a range of cultural activities and experiences during your first few weeks in Spain. These may include a walking tour of Barcelona, a Flamenco class, and a Spanish cooking class. 
  • Permanent Accommodation Support. If your teaching placement doesn’t include accommodation, our team will help you find a comfortable home you’re happy with close to your placement. 

There’s something about Barcelona you have to experience for yourself. The city buzzes with an energy that can’t be escaped. One of the many reasons tourists and expats flock to this amazing city. 

When you’re ready for a break from the dramatic architecture and delicious food and wine – you can sneak off to one of the many beaches on the Mediterranean Sea to lounge in the sun. 

Barcelona is centrally located, too, so you can hop on a quick flight to explore the rest of Europe on your time off.  

Speaking of time off, most English teaching positions are at private language institutes. Most of these classes run in the afternoon and evening, meaning you could have your mornings free to explore your new home. 

But this isn’t only an adventure full of fun. It’s also an opportunity for you to get a professional certification that gives you a meaningful occupation. With a local income that will help you fund your travels and live comfortably. 

When you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you find accommodation, visa assistance, a range of exciting cultural activities, and so much more.

Inclusions

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CertTESOL course
Job assistance
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Comfortable accommodation
Private airport transfer
Welcome orientation
Local cultural experiences
Local life essentials
Language lessons
Interview preparation
Developing teacher course
Permanent accommodation support
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 20-65 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Teach English trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re on your side from the moment you. You’ll be assigned a Dedicated Trip Coordinator to guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. Our team is well travelled so you can learn from our experience. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

When you touch down at Barcelona Airport, your private transfer will be waiting to take you to your shared apartment in the heart of Barcelona. This will be your home for the next 5 weeks while you take your TESOL course so we make sure it’s close to your training school. 

Your first week will be packed full of cultural activities to help you get into the swing of things in one of the coolest cities in the world. These activities include a welcome breakfast with the rest of the Global Travellers, learning how to make paella in a local chef’s home kitchen, a Flamenco show in the Theatre City Hall, an open top bus tour of Barcelona, and 10 hours of beginner Spanish lessons. 

Your TESOL qualification is certified by Trinity College, London – a major name in the TESOL world that’ll stand out on your resumé/CV. 

Our team has many connections with language institutes in Barcelona, so they are your best asset to land a teaching position in Spain – as long as you graduated from your TESOL. Most positions pay around €15 per hour and you are allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week.

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

We’re with you every step of the way.

Requirements 

For this trip you must have your high school certificate and meet the visa requirements. You’ll need a laptop for your classroom duties. 

Extra Costs

Flights, travel & medical  insurance, visa, criminal background check, official documents for visa application, souvenirs & spending money.

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a modern shared apartment in the heart of Barcelona. This will be your home for the next 5 weeks while you take your TEFL course so we make sure it’s close to your training school. 

Once your course is over, we’ll help you find your new home close to your teaching placement. 

Trip itinerary

Arrival

When you touch down at Barcelona Airport, your private transfer will be waiting for you. You’ll go to your shared apartment in the heart of Barcelona which will be your home for the duration of your course.  You’ll meet your fellow classmates, and, since you have a day or two before your course starts, you’ll have some time to explore your new home.  You and your new friends could start ticking famous bars off your list, check out the sites of Europe’s coolest city, or simply relax on a beach after your flight. 

Week 1

When you touch down at Barcelona Airport, your private transfer will be waiting for you. You’ll go to your shared apartment in the heart of Barcelona which will be your home for the duration of your course.  You’ll meet your fellow classmates, and, since you have a day or two before your course starts, you’ll have some time to explore your new home.  You and your new friends could start ticking famous bars off your list, check out the sites of Europe’s coolest city, or simply relax on a beach after your flight.  From there, your first week is full of cultural activities to get you into the swing of things in your new home. You’ll also meet a bunch of other Global Travellers doing the course with you.  Activities include:  Flamenco class  Walking tour of Barcelona  Spanish cooking class in a local chef’s home kitchen  You’ll also get 10 hours of beginner Spanish lessons and our in-country partners will help you set up a bank account and deal with any other paperwork necessary for your trip.

Week 2-5

You’ll take your TESOL course, which is certified by the Trinity College in London – a major name in the TESOL world.  Once you’ve passed your course, our in-country partners will set up job interviews with language institutes across Spain. You’ll get help with your CV/resumè, interview prep, placement, and permanent accommodation support.

Ongoing

Each teaching position is different, so how your life looks will depend on your placement.  Most English teaching jobs in Spain are at private language institutes earning about €15/hour. The majority of classes are in the afternoon and evening. So you can spend your mornings exploring your new home or sleeping in after a night on the town.  Teachers often get 2 weeks off during Easter and Christmas and sometimes some time off in August, too. Giving you plenty of time to explore the rest of Spain and Europe at large.  We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions.  Don’t go alone. Go with Global.

Why choose us

Our Teach English trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about teaching in Spain, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Spain. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Spain , complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Teach

The main purpose of this trip is to get your TEFL qualification so you can teach English as a foreign language anywhere in the world

You’ll do your 4-week TEFL course in Barcelona. As tourism grows and globalisation makes the world smaller, English continues to be the ‘global language’ for mutual communication. 

Which means that people who live in non-English speaking countries could open up a world of opportunities for themselves and their communities by learning to speak English – even in developed countries like Spain. 

This is the perfect trip for someone who wants to follow a career in education, but wants to travel the world while they’re doing it. A stint as an English teacher overseas will look great on your resume and set you up for success for a future in education. 

Alternatively – if the corporate ladder isn’t your cup of tea – this is also one of those travel ‘hacks’ that’ll allow you to travel indefinitely.

Reviews

Callum H
Nice and easy, gave plenty of time and attention. Cheers
Mia V
Extremely helpful and straightforward assistance from Jake and Matt. So friendly and well informed.
Bella R
Alll the staff have been amazing and very helpful for me, they have helped me work through all the different options and helped me with all the application processes! Can’t wait for my trip! Dave and Nicole have been especially helpful!
Robert S
I loved the process. Everyone was so nice. Tai is amazing!!! This was such a pleasure to do. I am so happy that I chose to go with this company to Teach English abroad. I am so excited that I am moving forward with this adventure.
Matthew J
So good.Defineltly confident with getting booked in and starting this trip!

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

What if I don't have any teaching experience?

No experience? No problem! Most Teach trips include a comprehensive in-country TESOL/TEFL course and certification. Led by experienced instructors, these courses equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in the field. All in-country courses include in-person teaching practice with real students so you can gain practical experience as well as cultural immersion, to ensure success when you're out in the field.

Am I guaranteed a job after completing the TESOL/TEFL course?

One of the huge advantages of choosing Global Work & Travel for your Teach adventure is our commitment to helping you secure your first paid teaching placement. Our in-country partners have a stellar reputation for training highly competent and confident English Teachers. With their extensive network of schools and language institutes, they work diligently to set you up with a paid placement. Once you complete your TESOL/TEFL course, or sometimes even before finishing it, our in-country team will set up interviews, prepare you for success, and guide you towards securing your desired teaching position. Then it's off to enrich the lives of students with your English wisdom!

Will I be provided with accommodation during my Teach trip?

Most Teach trips include initial accommodation, and our in-country partner will provide resources to help you find a clean, comfortable, and affordable place to stay during your teaching placement. It's common for our teachers to develop great friendships and opt to live and work together. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the modern, nice, and affordable accommodation options available to you. Rest assured, we'll ensure you have a comfortable home away from home during your Teach trip!

Will I earn enough to get by when teaching?

Absolutely! While the earning potential may vary depending on the teaching destination, all our teachers on the field earn more than enough to cover their living expenses and save some funds for exciting side trips or future travels. Many teachers even take advantage of additional tutoring opportunities to further boost their income. You can rest assured that your teaching placement will provide you with sufficient financial resources to support yourself and enjoy the incredible experiences that await during your time abroad.

Can I teach in other countries afterwards?

Absolutely! Once you've successfully completed your TESOL/TEFL course and initial placement in the country you booked, you'll have developed the skills and experience necessary to excel in English teaching. Many of our teachers take advantage of this and choose to explore other fascinating destinations while leveraging their English teaching skills as a means to work and travel the world. It's an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons, immerse yourself in different cultures, and continue making a positive impact through teaching. The possibilities are endless when it comes to teaching in multiple destinations - the world is literally your oyster!

What if I already have a TESOL/TEFL?

While we acknowledge your existing TESOL/TEFL, we require all our teachers to complete our comprehensive TESOL/TEFL Course & Certification included in the trip package. This ensures that you are equipped with the necessary skillset, practical experience, and premium accreditation for success in the field. Even teachers with prior TESOL/TEFL certifications, including those with extensive professional teaching experience, have found immense value in our course. Our courses provide local language and cultural training, lesson planning, in-class observation and evaluation, and more. It serves as a refresher, helps you acclimatise to the local environment, make lifelong friends, and ensures you are fully confident when applying your teaching skills.

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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