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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Being a Business English teacher

When I first started learning to teach English and thought about business English it conjured up images of men in suits, massive offices and demanding students. They would have difficult questions about English and wouldn’t suffer anyone who didn’t k...

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Our favourite terraces in Barcelona

Terraces – the tables grouped on pavements outside bars – are a big part of social life in Barcelona, especially in the summer. There’s one on every corner with groups of friends having a drink or a tapa together outside on summer evenings. We love g...

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Brexit & student visas: Which Spanish consulate should I go to?

The Spanish consulate websites are notoriously hard to navigate and find (in English) the exact information you are looking for. Now that British students require a visa to study in Spain, they will have to go to the Spanish consulate in either Lond...

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Webinar: Teaching English in Spain after Brexit

We're pleased to offer free access to the full recording of the webinar we did recently, in collaboration with AvaLanding: Teaching English in Spain after Brexit. This webinar is a goldmine of useful information if you are thinking of teaching Engli...

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Where to go for vermouth in Barcelona

The 1970s are back! Corduroy, flares, wire-framed glasses and everyone’s favourite retro drink – vermouth. To be fair, vermouth – or vermut in Catalan – never really went out of fashion in Barcelona, but in the last few years its popularity has skyro...

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The Architectural History of our School

The nieghbourhood of L’Eixample, where our school is situated, didn’t exist in the early 1800s. The city of Barcelona was what is now known as Ciutat Vella, surrounded by walls and bordered by the Mediterranean, with rampant overcrowding and all its ...