While there is no single accrediting body for TEFL, we place a huge importance on making sure that our courses are of a consistently high quality and recognised worldwide. TEFL Iberia is accredited by SLB – Serveis Linguistica de Barcelona, a professional teaching organisation based in Barcelona. The team at SLB have decades of combined experience, the highest level of qualifications in TEFL/TESOL and have also worked for the UK government qualification authorities. This means that a) our courses undergo strict external monitoring to ensure the best quality training and b) our certificates are widely recognised and respected.
SLB have carefully assessed every aspect of the course, including:
- All input sessions and course material
- Observation of teaching practice
- Tutor subject knowledge and competence
- Daily teaching practice
- Interviews with groups of trainees on course content and school facilities
- Administrative procedures, including pre-course and post-course services
The school is inspected every quarter in order to make sure the same high standards are maintained.
Endorsements, Affiliations & Memberships
TEFL Iberia is a member of various professional bodies and is endorsed by a number of universities, such as Aberdeen, St Andrews, Loughborough, Kent and Edinburgh, to name a few. We have achieved this by maintaining exceptionally high standards in our courses and a professional approach in the running of the academy. TEFL Iberia is also endorsed by AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) which is the professional association for higher education careers practitioners. The organisation is used by British universities’ careers service as a source of information about international study. You can find us listed here: AGCAS 2013
We’re affiliated with Languages4life, the beautiful school in Barcelona city centre where our courses take place. All teachers at Languages4life are hired exclusively from our pool of TEFL course graduates.
This is not an accreditation but simply good practice – TEFL Iberia is a contributing member of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of a Foreign Language). Their main purpose is to link, develop and support English language teaching professionals around the world. As an institutional member we benefit from regular publications and remain up-to-date with regular developments in English language teaching. IATEFL Website
Is the certificate recognised?
Yes – TEFL Iberia exceeds the internationally accepted minimum of 100 hours of contact time and 6 hours of teaching practice. You’ll receive 160 hours of contact time and 10 hours of teaching practice, which is equivalent to level 5 on the UK qualifications framework. This, coupled with the fact that we work hard building international connections ensures that the TEFL Iberia certificate is widely recognised and respected.