The School for Training is a small specialist teacher development institute, providing face-to-face and online courses of the highest quality for teachers from all over the world. The school was founded and is run by award-winning writer and trainer Kieran Donaghy who has over thirty years of experience in English language teaching and extensive experience of designing and delivering courses for teachers.

The school offers innovative courses on important areas of language pedagogy not normally covered on CELTA or DELTA courses such as how to use short films and videos, the role of empathy in language education, social justice in language teaching and the fifth skill of Viewing in the language curriculum.

The School for Training gives teachers the training to meet their students’ needs and promote positive change in the classroom and beyond. Teachers learn to think deeply, critically and creatively about teaching and learning. Classes are varied, practical and hands-on, but with reference to relevant theory. With this thorough background in theory and practice, teachers are better prepared to intelligently and compassionately serve their students.

Our courses are rooted in The School for Training’s commitment to progressive educational and social change – our approach to language instruction embeds empathy, compassion, diversity, justice, equity, and inclusion as core values of teaching and learning.


The School for Training is located at Carrer de Sardenya 326 in the centre of Barcelona just 100 metres from La Sagrada Familia. The Sagrada Familia Metro Station (Line 5) is just 50 metres from the school. The Sagrada Familia neighbourhood is vibrant – full of shops, bars and restaurants.



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