Teach in Spain Express

2 week intensive TEFL training in Barcelona
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Information for term Teach in Spain Express

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

February 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $1,300


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Build your resume and gain international teaching experience in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most culturally diverse and lively cities.

During this intensive two-week program you will develop your English teaching skills in a real world environment. You will spend 40 hours learning from an expert ESL teacher trainer and then will apply what you learn with 20 hours of in-classroom experience split between observation and active teaching. This program is designed for candidates who will complete at least 120 hours of TEFL certification prior to arriving in Barcelona or experienced teachers who want to further develop their English teaching skills.

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Term Dates Deadline Duration
Spring May 2021 February 1 2 weeks

About Our Program Fees

CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our express programs allow you to experience teaching abroad in a realistic setting with guidance and training from professionals in Spain. This includes 60 hours of professional development; 20 hours of structured practicum and 40 hours of teacher training. This program has a $1,300 program fee to cover the costs of operating the program.  When combined with CIEE’s 150-hour TEFL certificate, the cost of the program is $2,000.

CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount.

What's included

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What's included

  • 2 weeks of instruction and observed practicum with local students under the guidance of an experienced mentor teacher. Includes:
    • 40 hours of instruction from mentor teachers
    • 20 hours of observed practicum
  • Pre-departure and in-country support (what to pack, transportation advice, emergency support in-country)
  • 60 hour certificate of TEFL professional development 
  • Welcome dinner
  • Cultural activity 
  • Farewell dinner
  • International insurance
  • Job assistance and advice

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation costs around city
  • Full-time or long-term teaching placement

The Destination

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You will spend two weeks in one of Europe's most lively cities! 

Teacher training sessions are held at CIEE Barcelona, walking distance from landmarks such as the Cathedral of Barcelona, Casa Batlló, and la Sagrada Família. So when the workday is over, enjoy some tapas and vino at a nearby cafe and explore the sites.  Since all of your training will be held at a centralized location, you will be able to find nearby accommodation without the need for excessive commuting.

Program highlights

  • Duration

    2 weeks abroad in Barcelona

  • Training

    60 hours of professional development

  • Assistance

    Pre-departure and in-country support and guidance from CIEE

Job Description

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Program Description 

This intensive 2 week training program includes a mix of 20 hours guided practicum with 40 hours of teacher training. Completing the training will result in a completion certificate. The topics that will be covered include:

  • Intercultural Teaching and Learning
  • Reflective Teaching and Action Research Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiation of Instruction to Meet Learner Needs
  • Tailored Lesson Planning (teaching a specific age group,  topic, etc.)
  • Use of Instructional Materials
  • Philosophy of Teaching

  • 20 hours structured practicum

    The practicum hours are a mix of observation and active teaching. Active teaching will be a blend of co-teaching and lead teaching (depending on the cohort size).  Practicums will be held at a local public high school with students between ages 12-18. Teaching/observation hours will typically take place in the morning since it’s at a public high school. 

  • 40 Hours Teacher Training

    Classes are held at CIEE Barcelona which is centrally located to many different sites and attractions. Teacher trainings will be spread out over the 2 weeks, typically in the afternoon. Classroom trainings are taught by an experienced TEFL professional with many years of experience.


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  • Must be a fluent English speaker
  • Must have a valid passport
  • Ability to obtain a clean criminal background check
  • Must love adventure and traveling abroad

To qualify for Teach in Spain Express, you will also need ONE of the following:

  • A TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate of at least 120 hours
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, TESOL or ESL
  • Signed letters documenting two years of full-time, lead-teaching experience

If you don’t have any of these teaching credentials, you can enroll in CIEE’s 150 hour online TEFL course. 

TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certification

The Teach Abroad Express programs are designed to build upon your previous TEFL experience or certification. You can also qualify for this program if you enroll in CIEE’s 150 hour course which can be added to any Express program for an additional $700. With CIEE TEFL’s 150-hour certification course you will:

  • Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
  • Understand the components of English related to teaching non-native speakers
  • Get personalized feedback from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • Learn to design lessons for TEFL students at a variety of levels
  • Complete 20 hours of practice teaching experience to hone your skills

Discover the benefit of including a CIEE TEFL course with your teach abroad program.

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