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Spain's leading Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course

The one and only course you need -168hrs and you're done!

What our Combined Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course includes

  • 10-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Barcelona

  • 158-hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course to further your TEFL training (6 months’ access)

  • Three FREE 30-Hour Top-up Courses in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1 — worth €360

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth €240

  • 282 hours of TEFL training (114 FREE optional top-up course/webinar hours)

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth €30

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth €30

  • Guaranteed pass (or your money back)

  • Level 5 Diploma, Ofqual (UK government) regulated qualification

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

  • Help with finding TEFL Jobs abroad on completion of the course

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Working and living abroad teaching English as a foreign language is now easier than ever! You will have the opportunity of a lifetime with the help of The TEFL Academy.

With our TEFL courses in Barcelona, we provide a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) right on your doorstep. The course is broken down into two parts: a classroom course and an online course. The classroom course takes a total of 10 hours to complete over 1 day of training with our knowledgeable TEFL tutors at the Hotel NH Barcelona Eixample. The online course can be started before or after your classroom training. If you need any assistance, you can always get help from our committed team of online TEFL experts.

During the classroom TEFL course in Barcelona, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL courseYou’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The online portion of the course is 158 hours and takes on average four to six weeks to complete. Depending on your own schedule, you can take up to a maximum of six months to complete the course. This part of the course covers the theory of TEFL in more detail, such as teaching methods and grammar.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

We will award you with a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours) upon completion of the course.The course is an internationally recognised certificate, that’s been approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications and is regulated by Ofqual (UK government). Once obtained, you can start to look for a suitable post on our TEFL Jobs Board. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

You only have to pay a small deposit of €50 to reserve a place on our Barcelona TEFL courses. Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.

Classroom Course Timetable

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.


Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Online
  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Delia Ortega, TEFL Trainer

Delia Ortega was born and raised in NYC and moved to Barcelona in 2006, leaving her job as a Corporative Lawyer and College English Professor new beginnings. Following her passion for teaching, she opened her own English center in 2015, and currently serves as the founder and director of it.

Delia found success in her students’ ability to speak English by applying a peculiar approach to learning a new language: no books! By forcing students to communicate in their own words without relying on textbooks, Delia has managed to teach over 1,000 of her students how to speak English. Her promise? You will leave her first class speaking English (even if not perfectly at first).

Her background in law and experience teaching for various Universities has given Delia the ability to tailor each course to a specific student’s needs. Whether it is preparing a businessman for an interview, or for a business meeting or presentation; helping a college student excel in an official English exam, or simply preparing a traveler with confidence for an upcoming trip overseas; Delia prides herself in knowing that she can apply pertinent content to each class.

So, why did a lawyer and businesswoman become an English teacher? You may ask. Her answer is simple: Being able to teach another human being how to communicate in a different tongue is like magic. Granting another the gift of speaking a new language makes a long-term difference in a person’s life like nothing else can. She considers making a student realize their own potential and learning that they are more resilient than they ever thought possible to be the greatest joy of teaching. “They teach me as much as I teach them”, she says.

Delia Ortega

"Being able to teach another human being how to communicate in a different tongue is like magic. Granting another the gift of speaking a new language makes a long-term difference in a person's life like nothing else can."

Working and living abroad teaching English as a foreign language is now easier than ever! You will have the opportunity of a lifetime with the help of The TEFL Academy.

With our TEFL courses in Barcelona, we provide a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) right on your doorstep. The course is broken down into two parts: a classroom course and an online course. The classroom course takes a total of 10 hours to complete over 1 day of training with our knowledgeable TEFL tutors at the Hotel NH Barcelona Eixample. The online course can be started before or after your classroom training. If you need any assistance, you can always get help from our committed team of online TEFL experts.

During the classroom TEFL course in Barcelona, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL courseYou’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The online portion of the course is 158 hours and takes on average four to six weeks to complete. Depending on your own schedule, you can take up to a maximum of six months to complete the course. This part of the course covers the theory of TEFL in more detail, such as teaching methods and grammar.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

We will award you with a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours) upon completion of the course.The course is an internationally recognised certificate, that’s been approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications and is regulated by Ofqual (UK government). Once obtained, you can start to look for a suitable post on our TEFL Jobs Board. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

You only have to pay a small deposit of €50 to reserve a place on our Barcelona TEFL courses. Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Online
  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Delia Ortega, TEFL Trainer

Delia Ortega was born and raised in NYC and moved to Barcelona in 2006, leaving her job as a Corporative Lawyer and College English Professor new beginnings. Following her passion for teaching, she opened her own English center in 2015, and currently serves as the founder and director of it.

Delia found success in her students’ ability to speak English by applying a peculiar approach to learning a new language: no books! By forcing students to communicate in their own words without relying on textbooks, Delia has managed to teach over 1,000 of her students how to speak English. Her promise? You will leave her first class speaking English (even if not perfectly at first).

Her background in law and experience teaching for various Universities has given Delia the ability to tailor each course to a specific student’s needs. Whether it is preparing a businessman for an interview, or for a business meeting or presentation; helping a college student excel in an official English exam, or simply preparing a traveler with confidence for an upcoming trip overseas; Delia prides herself in knowing that she can apply pertinent content to each class.

So, why did a lawyer and businesswoman become an English teacher? You may ask. Her answer is simple: Being able to teach another human being how to communicate in a different tongue is like magic. Granting another the gift of speaking a new language makes a long-term difference in a person’s life like nothing else can. She considers making a student realize their own potential and learning that they are more resilient than they ever thought possible to be the greatest joy of teaching. “They teach me as much as I teach them”, she says.

Delia Ortega

"Being able to teach another human being how to communicate in a different tongue is like magic. Granting another the gift of speaking a new language makes a long-term difference in a person's life like nothing else can."

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Accreditation FAQ

The simple answer is, we just don't know! Recruiters offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

A Level 5 TEFL Diploma is the gold standard of TEFL qualifications, therefore we only offer this option for our Level 5 students.

We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we try to keep it simple, giving you exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!

The Level 3 and Level 5 versions of our TEFL course are regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by Qualifi an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, a UK government department) regulated awarding body. Qualifi have robust quality assurance systems and procedures in place which all course providers must successfully pass in order to be accredited under the scheme.

Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside Europe. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in Europe may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy has chosen Qualifi, as they offer international accreditation for training course providers.

You can find out more about Qualifi on their website: https://qualifi.net

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Ofqual is a non-ministerial UK government department.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Ofqual recognise Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulate qualifications like ours. An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded in 1926 and is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor. DEAC's goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it approves by requiring compliance with its published standards, policies and procedures.

Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.

You can find out more about the DEAC on their website: https://www.deac.org/

When you hear about “levels” this refers to the UK government’s framework for qualifications. This framework allows learners studying UK government regulated qualifications to understand where their qualification sits in comparison to other qualifications. A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

A TEFL Diploma is simply a slightly higher level of qualification than a "Certificate". It will help your CV/Resume stand out against other applicants for TEFL jobs. Our Diploma is the highest Level 5 Diploma available, so courses advertised as an "Advanced Diploma" are equal to our qualification.

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Any qualification that is officially recognised by the UK government will sit on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. Make sure to ask your course provider to provide a link to the register for their qualification.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

You may see cheap TEFL courses advertised online that claim to be a “level”, such as “Level 5 140-Hour TEFL Course” (often advertised on daily deal websites), unfortunately these courses are not the level they claim to be and are highly misleading.

The level of a course tells learners where the qualification sits on the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  If a course is not listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications, then it is not really a level at all. You can find our qualification on the register here.

Make sure you ask any TEFL training provider that claims to be offering a “level” of TEFL course to provide a link to the Register of Regulated Qualifications. If they cannot provide this, then the qualification is not the level they claim it to be and will not be accepted by foreign embassies and employers.

TEFL and TESOL are both acronyms for teaching English to non-native English speakers. Both acronyms can be used to describe qualifications which certify you to teach English as a foreign language. To a large extent, "TEFL" and "TESOL" are used interchangeably.

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Etienne
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Rene our very energetic and enthusiastic facilitator presented all the topic's clearly and answered all our queries. She was a real livewire and no one at the course could fall asleep. I learned quite a lot from the 10 hour practical course the theory part , but more so the practical part where we had to prepare and present lessons with activities. That was real fun and not stressful at all. I can truthfully say that I benefitted a lot from the two day course in completing the rest of the theory part of the TEFL course which includes my three assignments I still need to complete and forward.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. She new all about the theory and practical side of the TEFL course. She was enthusiastic, sincere, confident and very honest in all that she conveyed to us in class. He enthusiasm rubbed off on all of us and we all were made to feel relaxed and comfortable, as from the first moment we had contact with her, on day one.. Rene our presenter is a real Ambassador for TEFL Academy and I enjoyed every moment of the two day training session.
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Marta
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The teacher was very knowledgeable made the course fun and engaging she was very good at explaining all the information and working with us. I loved the opportunity to do our lessons and have feedback.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. She was very warm and friendly very approachable and knowledgeable made everyone feel at ease and we have learnt a lot
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Jose
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I think it’s very important to have a classroom workshop because it gave us the opportunity to hear the experience of an actual English teacher. It clarified a lot of the expectations we had when we started the course on our own homes.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Richard was great. Great teaching technique. He knows how to connect with his students quickly and that made a great difference.
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Drikus
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The class was presented in a very professional way, but at the same time the presenter made it fun and exciting. Everything was clear and specific which made the learning experience successful. Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching English was infectious.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. She was brilliant.
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Nicolas
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. He was highly knowledgeable and entertaining, he wanted everyone to engage and just feel comfortable as well as understand what he was explaining or demonstrating. One of the best teachers I’ve ever encountered!

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