The Teacher Training Center in Barcelona opened in 1974, and started with a four-week teacher training preparatory course (the original model for the Cambridge CELTA); nowadays the Center runs a wide range of teacher training courses in Barcelona, including the CELTA and DELTA courses.
Over the last 35 years, the Teacher Training Center in Barcelona has gained an international reputation for excellence as a teacher training centre and has become one of the largest TEFL training centres in Europe.
The Training Center is located in the center of Barcelona, less than 5 minutes walk from the famous Plaza Cataluña and Ramblas.
The School's facilities include:
- 40 air-conditioned classrooms, all with natural light, around half with interactive whiteboards
- Internet access with 15 PCs available for students to use (free of charge) in an Internet Room open 60 hours a week
- WiFi access is also available if you have a suitably equipped laptop
- A library and study centre
- A bar which is open all day, providing hot and cold food and drinks
- A terrace where students can relax in the sunshine
- Bathroom facilities for disabled students
The Training Center in Barcelona has an accommodation service which will book you a room for the duration of your CELTA, DELTA, or CELT YL course in Barcelona. This is your own room in an apartment, sharing with the long-term tenant/s of the apartment. Your host/s could be one or more people, who could be Spanish or English, a couple or a single person, with or without children. You share kitchen and bathroom, and provide (and cook) your own meals.
Generally speaking, apartments are within walking distance of the Training Center, or a short Metro ride away.
An accommodation request form is sent to you when an offer of place on the course is sent to you.
Accommodation Fees in Barcelona 2012 & 2013:
The weekly price for the accommodation option mentioned above in Barcelona is 100€ a week.
There is also a "one off" accommodation arrangement fee of 75 EUROS that will be charged on top of the accommodation fee no matter how many weeks the accommodation is booked for.
Barcelona hardly needs an introduction since it is one of the most interesting and lively cities in Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, it has a wonderful climate: hot summers and mild sunny winters. Barcelona's climate and location, together with all the other attractions it offers make it one of the best destinations both for tourists and students.
The city offers a wide range of cultural attractions from the Picasso and Miró Museums to the Gaudí buildings, the cathedral, the Gothic Quarter etc. Not only does culture stand out in Barcelona but you will also find an exciting nightlife with bars and restaurants on every corner: the atmosphere is friendly, laid-back and stylish. There's nothing quite like a walk down Paseo de Gracia or the Ramblas - this stretch must be one of the most unique in the world.
The city's magnificent climate means that its streets, squares and parks are full of people enjoying the outdoor atmosphere and hospitality that the city is so famous for. Barcelona changes every season and, of course, during the summer you can enjoy the sunny weather, the sea and wonderful sandy beaches.
There are many well-worth-a-visit places near Barcelona and which are within easy reach. We recommend the sandy beaches and rocky coves of the Costa Brava, the Dalí museum in Figueras and the Monastery of Monserrat. During the winter there is skiing in the nearby Pyrenees. An easy day trip can also be made to the impressive Montserrat Monastery and mountain.