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Oxford TEFL is among the most highly-regarded teacher training institutions in Europe. Thousands of teachers have earned their Cambridge CELTA & Cert TESOL certificates in our centers in Barcelona, Prague, Cadiz, Malaga, London and Kerala (India).

We are also one of the largest providers in the world of the Trinity Dip.TESOL, which we offer in Barcelona and Prague.

From the Barcelona and Prague centers we also provide language and skills training to the local and international business community, as well as offering a range of general English classes in the schools themselves.

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Founded
1998
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Oxford TEFL
Carrer de la Diputació, 279
08007 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain

Reviews

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Tristan
10/10

I completed the Celta Certification Course at Oxford House, (Narodni 25), in early November 2018. The course is intense and extremely helpful for either a beginning or experienced teacher. It is demanding and rewarding. It provides a solid foundation to either build confidence, or to add confidence, for any who take the course. The reason I am writing this review is because this particular school became very special to me because the teachers and staff who run the school are inordinately rare and they work extremely hard. They have a sincere kindness that provides support on days that were difficult and that lends an added warmth on days that were less so.
The staff who taught me were David Young, Šárka Císařovác, Sean Hayward, and Dan Baines. Even though we had only known each other four weeks, I genuinely missed them when I left because they were so hearted in their work, their crafts and their individual talents. Their criticism and feedback was direct, honest, and essential for understanding. Sometimes it was very hard to hear, but honesty is necessary for progress in learning. And they all have a good sense of humor that is most welcome to balance out the demands of the course. And their strong, detailed feedback and instrumental methods provide reverberating echoes in my mind which serve to help me daily in my teaching as useful and friendly reminders.
Rachel Williams is a teacher in the language school at Oxford house, and she works as a coordinator in the Celta course. She helped us with writing our CV’s and helped me find work right away after the course was completed. She gave advice regarding accommodation and answered many other questions about practicalities in Prague. She also set-up different programs after the school day was finished such as Jan Kalina’s informative and useful services in his company “Movetoprague.”
Sean, Dan, Rachel, Šárka, and David breathe a heartbeat into Oxford House and students feel it during, and long after the course has finished. I was not only taught much, I was nurtured and nourished in and through my learning due to their many supportive and encouraging spirits. I cannot recommend this place highly enough as it stands alone and apart from all other Celta certifying schools because of these unique people.

How can this program be improved?
More people could sign up for the Celta course and take advantage of the special teachers here
Yes, I recommend this program
Dave
David
10/10

Oxford TEFL was a fantastic way to integrate into the teaching community in Prague. The 4-week course not only trains you to be a competent and confident English teacher, but it also introduces you to other teachers in the area. The staff are super supportive and care about your experience and helping you find a job after you finish, utilizing their network not only in the Czech Republic but all around the world, depending on where you want to go. My cohort had 12 people in it, and at the beginning the majority of us were planning to take the course and move elsewhere, but after becoming such good friends and falling in love with the city, nearly all of us decided to stay for a year after. The housing that Oxford provided during the course also allowed us to get our feet on the ground in Prague and take our time to search for something more long-term after.

So not only were the course and staff helpful for preparing us, but we also found a community in each other. Even though most of us have moved on since, the people I met there 6 years ago are still good friends today. That experience will last a lifetime!

How can this program be improved?
The only recommendation I have is more help planning lessons. Oxford has a library of resources for teachers, and helps a lot with building individual lesson plans, but I struggled sometimes to string together long-term learning outcomes and lessons. Training teachers on how to plan their courses long-term rather than simply class-by-class can make the job much easier.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

The course from Oxford TEFL Barcelona was very rewarding - it helped me as a new teacher develop the skills you need to give a good lesson as you get lots of teaching practice time and the feedback you receive from experienced teachers is incredibly useful. This is an intensive course so there is a lot of work to do in the four weeks but if you plan it well you can still enjoy the city of Barcelona as you do the course - or stay here after to work as a teacher, as many do! The careers service from the school is lifelong so there is always help available when looking for positions in the city and overseas, which is another reason to use Oxford TEFL for teacher training because the value for money here is great. My time on the course was really enjoyable and the support available from the tutors was above and beyond what I was expecting, they're really helpful and deliver interesting and useful input sessions too.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Nadim
10/10

My experience with the TEFL Course at Oxford House Barcelona has been one filled with various feelings, mostly positive if not at certain times stressful. The course is challenging and demanding. Overall i was positively shocked with the amount of information and training one gets during the relatively short period of the course. The training practice were eye opening and of course the feedback was the cherry on top. Not to mention the input sessions, these are well designed lessons about various essential topics in addition to several projects that tend to involve you more in the learning process, learning to teach that is!

Yes, I recommend this program
Ben
10/10

Really enjoyed the course and felt like I got a lot out of it.

Lots of teaching practice, variety and different assignments to show you how to be a teacher. We even did some lessons Romanian in the first week to see how to effectively teach a language from the beginning - as well as having a lot of fun!

It was a very intense month, especially when teaching real students on the the third day of the course but this proved to be the best way to learn - by doing!

Would recommend doing the course to anyone interested in teaching.

Yes, I recommend this program