Like all of you, I am concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in Spain and abroad and its potential effect on students, employees, and community members.
I believe these circumstances present a unique opportunity to learn and adapt and we at TEFL Iberia are prepared to tackle the challenge head on. The last few months have been very challenging, but we are optimistic that travel will be back! Barcelona is too beautiful and interesting a city to stay away from, and we look forward to welcoming back regular groups of students.
In the meantime we are offering a 100% online option for our Trinity CertTESOL course, aswell as an in-person course if you wish to come to Barcelona.
We have the following safety measures in place:
Desks and chairs will be 2 metres apart.
Staggered classes to avoid congestions.
Mandatory use of face masks.
Masks are available for sale at reception.
Hand sanitizer and soap is readily available.
Classrooms will be disinfected between classes.
Bathrooms will be cleaned regularly.
Classrooms will be properly ventilated.
Coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits will be temporarily unavailable.
Cups, mugs and dishes will also be unavailable.
We ask that you bring your own coffee thermos or water bottle.
Eating in the school is temporarily prohibited.
The reality is that many schools have either gone completely online or have
opted for a hybrid model. Governments all over the world have put restrictions
on how many people can gather in one place at a time, which puts limitations
on how TEFL courses and English classes are run.
So if you do make it to Barcelona, for example, you’ll be expected to wear a face mask / shield during your lesson and your students will have to wear a face mask too. Classes will be limited to 6 (5 students and the teacher) and there will be cleaning protocols in place between each class.
In terms of finding a job in a school, the demand is definitely reduced but it is possible to find work. It’s just a case of being persistent and being in the right place at the right time.
In short, yes, there is a large demand for online teachers and it is
relatively easy to find work.
We believe there is no point putting your life on hold or delaying what you
really want to do, with such an uncertain future. Even though there is news of
a vaccine we really don’t know when things will go completely back to normal
and we can’t put our lives on hold forever!
If you get qualified now you can get some experience online and you’ll be in an excellent position to find classroom teaching work in the country of your choice, when travel restrictions are relaxed.
Also, to give you an edge, we’re offering a free, 2-day classroom teaching workshop in Barcelona for all students that complete our online Trinity CertTESOL course.
It is still possible! We recommend completing the online Trinity CertTESOL and
we can also help with your relocation to Barcelona (accommodation,
bureaucracy, visa) as we normally do. Contact
for more information.
It is still possible to find work in schools in Barcelona, you’ll just have to put a little more effort into your search.