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ELT (TEFL) courses in Barcelona

CELTA: the place to begin in English language teaching


CELTA courses in Barcelona

CELTA: Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

Intensive (4 weeks) and part-time (4 months), as well online (blended) options for CELTA, probably the most widely recognised initial qualification within the ELT profession.

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Next courses


  • January 12-April 13 (online)
  • March 5—June 20 (part-time)
  • April 3—27
  • May 4—June 1
  • June 4–29
  • July 2—27
  • July 30—August 27
  • August 29—September 28
  • September 14-December 21 (online)
  • October 1—29
  • November 5—30
  • November 5–February 20, 2019 (part-time)


CELTA... one of the most enriching experiences I have had in my life. Rae

DELTA: becoming the best teacher you can be


DELTA course at IH Barcelona

A major step up from CELTA, DELTA is designed for people who have several years' experience of teaching English...

Part-time (October-March) and full-time (July and August) options, as well as a course specifically for Module 3.

Find out more about DELTA


Next courses

Full-time course, Summer 2018

  • July 2–August 24, 2018

Part-time course 2018-2019

  • 2 October 2018–28 March 2019


That's the difference between CELTA and DELTA: on DELTA courses, teaching is what people do, that's what they're good at, and they just want to get better. Emma

Friday workshops



Our 8-session teacher development workshop series offers highly practical workshops for teachers of adult learners of English.

Young learners

Young learners workshops

We also run a similarly practical 8 workshop series for teachers of Young Learners of English.

About our workshops

The two Friday morning workshop series are designed to create coherent teacher development courses, with a certificate awarded at the end of the course.

You can, however, come only to your own selection of the sessions that most interest you.

For further details of the session, see the workshop pages.

Next sessions

Information on the 2018-19 sessions will be available in September.

The two series, again with one for those teaching young learners, the second for those teaching adults, will begin in November 2018.

IH Barcelona ELT Conference

February 9 and 10, 2018

ELT Conference Barcelona

Speakers in 2018
Ania Kolbuszewska, Andy Hockley, Antonia Clare, Barbara Gardner, Chia Suan Chong, Chris Roland, Danny Norrington-Davies, Dorothy Zemach, Emma Meade Flynn, Ferran Velasco, Gabby Maguire, Gavin Dudeney, Gerard McLoughlin, Jo Gakonga, John Field, Jonathan Dykes, Josh Round, Lola Garay, Loraine Kennedy, Lynn Durrant, Mark Ormerod, Monica Poulter, Pere Cortiella, Philip Kerr, Po Chan, Robin Walker, Roger Hunt, Scott Thornbury, Shaun Sweeney, Shaun Wilden, Sophia Mavridi, Susan Pexton, Valentina Dodge, Vicky Anderson

Full information on this year's Conference



Just wanted to say what a FANTASTIC conference you all put together this year. It was fun, informative, intellectual, practical, enlightening and thought-provoking. Not to mention organized and professional. Bravo!

Courses for teachers of young learners

CELT YL extension


A two-week extension course for teachers who are already CELTA qualified but who have little or no experience of teaching children.

Very Young Learners


The five sessions on this course look at teaching English to the very young (5-7 year olds).

All our YL courses


See and compare all our young learner courses on one page.

Friday workshops

See also our workshop series for teachers of young learners.

ELT Management

ELT Management (IDLTM)


A 325-hour flexible mode course leading to the IDLTM qualification in ELT management - the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management.

Director of Studies


A 30-hour intensive course for experienced teachers interested in taking up a position as Director of Studies (DoS) in a language school.

See also

Trainer Training

Our Trainer Training course, which can be done in conjunction with the DoS course.

Also of interest

IH Barcelona ELT Conference

There is also an ELT Management strand at our annual ELT Conference (February).

Specialised ELT courses

ELT trainer training

A 30-hour intensive course for experienced teachers interested in becoming teacher trainers.

Business English

A 35-hour intensive ESP course to increase the competence and confidence of those teaching Business English.

Preparation for Oposicions

A 25-hour course for English teachers in Secundària wanting to prepare for Oposicions in 2018

Generalitat courses

Language analysis, technology and young learners on these closed courses for local primary and secondary school teachers.

Perhaps you need something different...?

Made to measure courses

Our trainers go out to other centres to provide tailor-made teacher training courses and workshops.

Topics can include Young Learners, Business English and Technology, as well as more specific subjects such as collocation or language analysis, or using blogs with language learners.

Contact Sam Whiteley, Head of Teacher Training, for further information.

Find out more

Call us to find out more about any of our courses:

+34 93 268 02 39

See also our contact details page.


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