We are open!

Please read our Covid-19 response

A note from the School Director

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.

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How are we protecting our students and staff?

We have the following safety measures in place:

Physical Distancing

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Desks and chairs will be 2 metres apart.

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Staggered classes to avoid congestions.

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Mandatory use of face masks.

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Masks are available for sale at reception.

Regular Disinfection

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Hand sanitizer and soap is readily available.

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Classrooms will be disinfected between classes.

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Bathrooms will be cleaned regularly.

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Classrooms will be properly ventilated.

Kitchen Area Closed

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Coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits will be temporarily unavailable.

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Cups, mugs and dishes will also be unavailable.

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We ask that you bring your own coffee thermos or water bottle.

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Eating in the school is temporarily prohibited.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Current Reality For Teaching English Overseas?

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.

The Economy Is Weak. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In A TEFL Course?

In short, yes, there is a large demand for online teachers and it is relatively easy to find work.

There are few points worth remembering before investing in a TEFL course:

  • Demand for online teachers was consistently rising before the pandemic and is now at record levels.
  • Education is more or less recession proof; many people use their downtime to study or retrain.
  • Governments have boosted funding for their Covid retraining schemes. See UK Government and Irish Government websites for more information.
  • The training and qualification you get now is valid forever and you can use it to find online or classroom work all over the world.

Should I Do The Course Online Or Wait Until Next Summer?

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.

I Really Want To Come To Barcelona And Teach. What Should I Do?

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 coordination@tefl-iberia.com 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.

What Does TEFL Iberia Recommend At This Point?

There are few points worth remembering before investing in a TEFL course:

  1. Stay safe!
  2. Do the online Trinity CertTESOL to get qualified.
  3. Build up your experience teaching online this winter.
  4. Come to Barcelona to participate in your free 2-day workshop when you are ready.
  5. Find your dream job in Barcelona when the time is right.

How are we helping?

Reduced prices on our courses

To support individuals in retraining or to find new employment opportunities we have reduced our course fee from 1550€ to 1400€, to make the course as accessible to as many people as possible.

Increased our online offering

We now run a fully 100% online Trinity CertTESOL course, for those that can’t make it to Barcelona or want to maintain strict social distancing.

More flexible refund policy

We’ve updated our refund policy to reflect the current circumstances due to Covid-19.