Why IH Barcelona?

  • The Teacher Training Department of IH Barcelona is part of the London-based IH World Organisation, the largest - and widely regarded as the best - independent language teaching and teacher training organisation in the world | more about IH
  • The original IH four-week preparatory course, in existence since 1963, provided the model for the present-day Cambridge CELTA.
  • In Barcelona, we have been training teachers of English since 1974. We have an international reputation for excellence and we are now one of the largest ELT training centres in Europe.
  • IH Barcelona is an official centre for the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA (Diploma) courses.
  • We also offer a range of other training courses, specialised seminars and workshops (teacher trainees are welcome to attend any IH workshops or seminars which may be running during their course).
  • We can provide help with economically-priced accommodation, usually with ex-teacher-trainees and English teachers, in apartments within easy reach of International House.
  • We provide careers advice, with help on finding employment, updates on vacancies in the IH organisation network of schools and in non-IH schools in Spain and around the world.
  • If you take your CELTA course with us, there is excellent support, including regular jobs ads, from our support group.
  • Facilities include a snack-bar with a sun-terrace for coffees and lunches, public telephone, air-conditioning, a library and a study space especially for teacher trainees | more the school
  • Computer facilities and internet access are also provided | details
  • You can study Spanish in the Spanish Department of IH Barcelona, where there is a discount for teacher trainees. Post-course, many of our CELTA students in fact enrol on the Spanish classes given by trainees on our Spanish teacher training courses.


Overall an excellent course that exceeded my expectations both in terms of its professional utility and its personal enjoyment.
Trainee on a CELTA course at IH Barcelona