International House Barcelona SL
IH Barcelona is part of the IH World organisation, the largest and widely regarded as the best independent language teaching and teacher training organisation in the world. People come to IH Barcelona because of its reputation as a centre of excellence. Around 75% of students on the courses sign up because IH BCN has been recommended to them by a friend. We have a wide variety of courses: the CELTA, DELTA and courses for Managers, Trainers and Directors. And we organise the annual IH Barcelona ELT conference each year - with around 460 people attending in 2017. The school is centrally located in a large "Modernista" building about a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya, the central square in Barcelona. We have a well-stocked library, an internet centre and wifi throughout the building. . We also have a snack bar in the building with its own sun-terrace which is a great place to relax at the end of the day!
During the course, the Head of Teacher Training will give a session on finding work. The session will include: how to write a cv, how to prepare for an interview, information on contracts and pay etc. All of our CELTA trainees are enrolled onto our "CELTAStars" site. IH Barcelona is a well-known teacher training centre, so schools send us job offers for our trainees. These are placed on the CELTAStars site, so that our trainees are kept up to date with job offers as they become available. According to a survey of CELTA trainees from here, 20% of trainees who take the CELTA course with us are offered work before they have completed the course, whilst 70% are working as teachers within 4 weeks of finishing.
If you would like the Teacher Training Department to help you find accommodation, we are able to arrange a room rent. This is a rented room in an apartment, sharing facilities, i.e. bathroom, kitchen, with the usual tenants of the apartment, who are often ex-trainees and English teachers.
The room rent is €400 per month, (proportional for shorter courses) inclusive of all costs except telephone, and our fee for this service is €75.
You are sent an accommodation request form with details when you have been accepted for the course.
In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% of our total fee will be retained. With less than six weeks' notice, 50% of our total fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date our total fee will be retained.
However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course.
No transfer is made if notice is insufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate. In the event of a course being cancelled all fees will be refunded.
NOTE Once the course has started, there is no possible refund. For this reason, you might consider taking out an insurance policy in order to be covered in case anything happen and you needed to leave the course.
Barcelona is now regarded as one of the most popular cities in Europe. It has the largest Gothic quarter in Europe, it has "Modernista" buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi and others, and miles of beaches with places for kids, volleyball, windsurfing and of course "chiringuitos" ( bars ON the beach ). As a city of culture Barcelona also offers you art museums, opera, music halls, late night discos and jazz festivals, and one of the best football clubs in the world! This combined with glitzy shops, restaurants, tapas and wine bars, has turned Barcelona into one of the greatest cities to visit as a tourist or a student! Barcelona has something for everyone.
In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House Barcelona SL needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.
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The course overall was very good, it gave me a practical hands on training, teaching students from the first day, in a dynamic and profesional fashion . This CELTA left me very well prepared not only for lesson planning and managing my classroom but also provided some very useful tips to ensure I found a teaching position quickly in a good school ( in my case within 5 days) which at the end of the day is the main reason I took the course.
Fantastic course, outstanding tutors, value for money, and lots of fun!
Doing the CELTA course in IH Barcelona was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The course itself was very challenging. But our instructors, Dragan and Liz, were absolutely fantastic and made what could have been a very difficult month, into a very enjoyable one. I probably learned more in a month there, than I did in two years of my undergraduate degree! I would highly recommend doing your CELTA in IH Barcelona. You will learn loads, make lifelong friends and, in the end, have a passport to work in and travel the world!
Great experience despite the intensity of the course. Our tutors were fantastic and really supportive throughout. I loved it.
The course was enjoyable and thorough. Certainly a recommendable experience.
In my opinion was a fantastic course, all you need in general teaching is there . I had lovely tutors and I could improve in every class/session new methods to implement in my job. So, for me it was very rewarding, thought for the written assignments and as well as challenging . A 10 for the course.
It was very intensive and there was a lot of information to take on board. I feel that the information was useful for planning lessons and a good teaching methodology was presented.
I fully enjoyed my CELTA course at IH BCN. All staff were super professional and helpful in guiding and training us to become soon-to-be better teachers.
My experience on the course was overall a positive one. The course extended my learning and the tutors were readily available to help and advise. I was particularly impressed that Mr. Thornbury was invited to address us.
International House in Barcelona is right in the middle of the city centre. It is a beautiful building with plenty of classrooms equipped with the all the necessary technology to support the teaching. There is a cozy cafe with a terrace where you can enjoy any food or beverage, or just relax on the sun during your breaks. The staff is very attentive and they made all the administrative paperwork vey easy to complete. I would definitely highlight my Tutors support and experience. It was a privilege to learn with such professional team!
The staff at International House is friendly and always available to provide any useful information. The opening hours of the school, the library and the internet room are perfect in case you need to use one of the space in your extra time.
My experience taking the CELTA course at IH was very empowering, it gave me the necessary tools to face a classroom well prepared and enough guidance to be effective. It was also very demanding.
I had one of the most wonderful experiences in my life doing the CELTA course in IH Barcelona. Amazing tutors, amazing staff who helped me to become a better English Teacher. Would even do it again!
I took the CELTA Blended couse. I suffered a bit and I learned a lot. The tutors are professional and supportive. Maybe the course could be a bit longer to have the chance to digest and practise what we learn more thoroughly. I'd do it again.
It has been an amazing experience. Though it has been very stressful due to the course being very intensive it was well worth all those sleepless nights. Yes, they did warn us in advance! Admin staff are fantastic, Erica, Gloria and Judit do everything they can to help. Tutors Roger and Nigel are very good. Roger's life experiences and sharp sense of humour made the time spent at IH Barcelona a great memory. And that lovely lady at the Cafe with oodles of energy with bright happy eyes and the warmest smile in the universe. Thank you. I had incredible fellow trainee teachers as the icing on the cake. Thank you all. Highly recommendable place to study*****. BY Muhammad Jan-Feb 2018
The tutors, the administration and the professionalism of the entire staff made my Delta module 2 at International house the best educational experience, I have ever had. I highly reccommend IH Barcelona to anyone who considers doing their Delta module 2.
Even though it has been a hectic month. It has been a great experience.
A fantastic experience. excellent tutors and staff. Very hard work but I loved it.
The tutors offered incredible support which made for a really great experience. I was very nervous about TP and the tutors made the space to teach in very comfortable and productive. I would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in teaching abroad. Although at times the program was a bit stressful, I feel this may have been necessary to learn the required material. All in all very happy with my experience and Barcelona as a whole.
The course was well organized and it gave me plenty of knowledge and experience for teaching English.
My experience at IH Barcelona was absolutely amazing. Great tutors and an incredible opportunity to further develop yourself as an EFL teacher.
Very interesting and useful for preparing me for the world of teaching. More specific tuition on teaching children would be useful.
i am glad to have chosen the best place to take the CELTA course
The tutorials were very useful; the teaching practice and being able to see different teaching styles and getting inspiration from the tutors and fellow teachers in training was invaluable! It was fast paced, so you're never bored and you definitely feel you're getting your money's worth. You get help with your CV and support during and after the course when looking for work. A great experience and a valuable certificate to have!
The course was extremely Intensive and I would advise anyone embarking on it to do as I did and cancel life as you know it for a month. Its worth it. The course is professional, thorough and without doubt equips you with the basic skills, tools and confidence necessary to begin teaching English immediately.
It was an extremely well-run course. Although it got prety hectic at the end, I enjoyed it very much. The tutors were extremely efficient and responded to emails very quickly. International House is a great place to take your CELTA course, however you choose to study for it.
I took the 'blended online' CELTA course. A really useful course for both novice teachers and teachers with a few years under their belt without any formal qualifications (my case). The tutors were spot on in their feedback every single time, praising your strengths and highlighting your areas for improvement. The online content was thorough and you still felt supported by the tutors, despite the fact you only met once a week. Hard work was encouraged and the result of your efforts was truly rewarding and it prepared you to become a better teacher.
The course was intense but fun. The tutors are very supportive.
I could not more highly recommend my CELTA experience with IH Barcelona. From the tutors to the facility, everything was extremely professional and top quality.
I was more than satisfied with all aspects of the course and the service offered by IH Barcelona. The CELTA tutors were exceptionally good – well-organised, very clear, and always helpful. The staff at IH was always available for support and clarification when needed. The facilities were good and we had everything we needed (books, computers, printers). I would definitely recommend studying at IH Barcelona and taking the CELTA course in particular.
Great facilities, great location, lots of useful materials. Amazing tutors, really concerned about our learning and real experts in what they teach. I would have liked to have more access to the facilities (especially during weekends, to prepare assignments), and I really think tutors' feedback could have been a bit more strict and directed towards getting a better mark next time. But overall, outstanding course, extremely hard but rewarding. Telling an employer I have the CELTA is like touching the magic button of employability, I have got a well-paid job relatively quick and easily.
Fantastic experience! I have learned a lot and enjoyed the course, and most importantly, I found a job very quickly after I graduated.
It was wonderful.
It was an amazing experience that I would love to repeat.
The most enjoyable learning experience I've ever had. The tutors were excellent! I couldn't have asked for better, and the course content was superb and very practical. The only thing that was less than perfect was the school building itself, which was a little bit tired: whilst the facilities were fine, the classrooms overlooked a noisy street and had no air conditioning, and we could have done with a more spacious classroom for the number of students we had.
I had a very good experience
The school has a lovely positive vibe and is in a great location. Unfortunately, the room my classes were in was often unreasonably hot.
It was definitely an intense experience, very satisfying though! I'd have liked to have a bit more time with the tutors, getting more personalized feedback. Overall, it was great.
The experience was wonderful,but many days we had problems with the printer so that was quite stressing.
I really enjoyed the professional yet welcoming, and challenging experience of the CELTA course. IH is well respected in the employment market too.
Before starting the course, I couldn't even imagine that one can learn and grow so much in only two months. Every minute of it is worth it! Brilliant tutors, offering invaluable support, very well organised and delivered- the DELTA in IH is an experience that changed my life and teaching.
It’s an extremely intense experience, but if you are ready it’ll be completely worth it.
Great teachers, very helpful and understanding, Personalized tutoring and with a lot of patience to everyones different needs. Wifi is a bit sketchy and the desks/tables-chair setup kills your back though
I would recommend IH Barcelona to anyone thinking of doind the DELTA. The course tutors gave invaluable feedback and the entire experience left me feeling more prepared and confident in the classroom.
I am totally pleased with my CELTA experience at I.H. Barcelona. On a professional level, I have had well-prepeared and super accessible tutors who have taught me a lot. On a more personal basis, I have had the opportunity to share this challenge with many interesting people that I now consider friends.
I believe the CELTA course offered by IH Barcelona is certainly the best. I have been an IH student for many years; first as an English student; later on I studied the ELE course and on the 22nd February 2017 I finished my CELTA course, both in IH Barcelona. I would recommend IH Barcelona to anyone looking to studying any language teaching related course. The course tutors were involved, helpful and extremely professional. The IT facilities very good and the materials and resources provided (computer room, library, online help,etc.) were excellent. Also the CeltaStars provides ongoing information about job opportunities and online sources for further development. The CELTA course has been hard and very intense, and I thank the school and tutors for their support which has made a big difference.
I loved the Celta course. My main tutors Sam Whiteley and Liz Wooton were excellent role models for teaching and were/are caring, supportive and very professional tutors. I have learnt a great deal and I can see how my teaching has improved as a direct result of the course.
I found the teaching practices very helpful and really key to learn. The fact that the course mixes people with teaching experience with people without it can be a bit stressful for the least experienced, although, of course, it also means that one learns from them, so it is not necessarily a bad thing.
Learning in a professional and supportive environment. The expertise and experience of the tutors promoted confidence and desire to excel
A fantastic learning experience powered by motivational tutors. The course seemed very well rehearsed and ran very smoothly. IH clearly has a positive reputation to maintain and the staff did this admirably.
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