International House Barcelona SL

International House Barcelona SL

Barcelona, Spain

Graduate Ratings

9.1 / 10

(49 student reviews)
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School Overview

School Description

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!

Help with Employment

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.

Accommodation

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.

Refund Policy

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.

Location Overview

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.

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School Address

CARRER TRAFALGAR 14
BARCELONA
08010
SPAIN

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
05 Mar 2018 -
20 Jun 2018
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03 Apr 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
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04 May 2018 -
01 Jun 2018
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04 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
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02 Jul 2018 -
27 Jul 2018
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30 Jul 2018 -
27 Aug 2018
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29 Aug 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
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14 Sep 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
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01 Oct 2018 -
29 Oct 2018
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05 Nov 2018 -
20 Feb 2019
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05 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
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Student Reviews

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The course was well organized and it gave me plenty of knowledge and experience for teaching English.

, CELTA student,

My experience at IH Barcelona was absolutely amazing. Great tutors and an incredible opportunity to further develop yourself as an EFL teacher.

, CELTA student,

Very interesting and useful for preparing me for the world of teaching. More specific tuition on teaching children would be useful.

, CELTA student,

i am glad to have chosen the best place to take the CELTA course

, CELTA student,

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!

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

The course was intense but fun. The tutors are very supportive.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

Fantastic experience! I have learned a lot and enjoyed the course, and most importantly, I found a job very quickly after I graduated.

, CELTA student,

It was wonderful.

, DELTA Blended student,

It was an amazing experience that I would love to repeat.

, DELTA Blended student,

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.

, CELTA student,

I had a very good experience

, CELTA student,

The school has a lovely positive vibe and is in a great location. Unfortunately, the room my classes were in was often unreasonably hot.

, DELTA Blended student,

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.

, CELTA student,

The experience was wonderful,but many days we had problems with the printer so that was quite stressing.

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed the professional yet welcoming, and challenging experience of the CELTA course. IH is well respected in the employment market too.

, CELTA student,

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.

, DELTA Blended student,

It’s an extremely intense experience, but if you are ready it’ll be completely worth it.

, CELTA student,

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

, CELTA student,

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.

, DELTA Blended student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

Learning in a professional and supportive environment. The expertise and experience of the tutors promoted confidence and desire to excel

, CELTA student,

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.

, CELTA student,

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