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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Teaching English in Barcelona during the summer

In the summer in Barcelona most language schools take a break and things generally slow down. It might seem like there isn’t a lot of work in Barcelona for English teachers through the summer, but it is out there – you just have to know where to look...

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Phase 3 in Barcelona: Your Questions Answered

Phase 3 is the final stage of Spain’s de-escalation plan before we enter the “new normality”. Grouped time slots will be eliminated, and you will be able to move about the province. It is still recommended that you work from home, if possible.  When ...

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The TEFL Iberia guide to teaching pronunciation

Pronunciation is sometimes overlooked in the TEFL classroom as teachers are focusing on the four skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking, and even within speaking, fluency is prized more highly than good pronunciation. However, pronunciatio...

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Building your portfolio of private students

The teaching English sector in Barcelona and Spain in general have two large breaks in the calendar year. There is the winter break which can last anywhere from two to three weeks, and there is the summer break which lasts a bank-breaking one-and-a-h...

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Teaching adults vs teaching kids – tips from our team!

Going from teaching adults to teaching children can be an intimidating step, especially as most TEFL courses don’t offer any teaching practice time with children. TEFL Iberia offers a dedicated seminar during the course with Carley, who has lots of e...

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The five best beaches near Barcelona

One of our favourite things about Barcelona is the city’s 5km of beaches, stretching all the way from Barceloneta to Bogatell. But with the summer influx of tourists the city beaches get very crowded – and even if you manage to find a spot you’ll be ...