How to be a great English teacher
Being a TEFL teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. Not only do you have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, to travel and discover new cultures, but you also get to empower people to learn a new language and change their lives. Pretty awesome, huh? But being an Engli...
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5 things I wish I’d known before starting a TEFL course

Moving abroad to start a TEFL course is a big step, and there are certain things we all wish we’d known before touching down in Barcelona to start a career as an English teacher. So, with the benefit of hindsight, here are the five things it would ha...

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The 10 best apps for Barcelona life

Barcelona was the first Spanish city named a “Smart City”, hosts the Mobile World Congress every year and is home to dozens of tech companies, more of which start up every year. Given its profile as a tech-friendly city, it’s no surprise that there a...

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Do I need to speak Spanish to teach English in Barcelona?

This is a question we get asked a lot by prospective TEFL trainees who are planning a move to Barcelona. If you don’t speak any Spanish, we have good news for you – speaking the language is not essential for TEFL teachers in Spain. This might seem st...

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Hip hops – the TEFL Iberia guide to craft beers in Barcelona

The craft beer scene has been growing in popularity across Europe in the last 5 years, with the number of new breweries almost doubling since 2008. Most people, when they think of Spanish beer, would think of Estrella or San Miguel, but Spain also ha...

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The five types of TEFL teacher – which one are you?

Teaching English abroad is an opportunity that’s attractive to all sorts of people, for all sorts of different reasons – here are just a few!  The Eat Pray Lovers  Usually searching for the meaning of life, these misty-eyed teachers are on a transfor...

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A foodie guide to traditional cuisine in Barcelona

One of the most fun parts of living abroad is exploring a new cuisine. Barcelona is an eclectic and cosmopolitan city, so you won’t miss your home comforts too badly – there are even British and American supermarkets! But getting to know the cuisine ...