Learn Spanish in Barcelona
Learning Spanish in Barcelona will not only give lovers of language the chance to better their Spanish skills, but will also give learners an opportunity to explore the city’s rich cultural history.
This course gives participants insight into the Spanish way of life. The school staff and host families take great care of our students and will be there ready to help at all times. At social gatherings, students will gain a deeper understanding of Spanish traditions and cuisine.
The language school uses modern learning materials and teaching techniques. Whether you are learning Spanish grammar, vocabulary, or small-talk, this course will make it a fun and interesting experience. Even students possessing little or no prior knowledge of the Spanish language will be encouraged by our highly-trained staff to learn and interact.
After Spanish language lessons have finished for the day, our students can participate in many recreational activities in Barcelona and the surrounding area. Many of the famous sites and tourist attractions in Barcelona are located just minutes away from the language school. Especially famous is the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, which paints a characteristic view of the city.
His most famous work is the Sagrada Familia church – the landmark of Barcelona. Some of his other world-famous structures include the Casa Batlló , the Casa Milá and the Park Güell, a park that offers its visitors a breathtaking view of the Barcelona city skyline. If you are an admirer of Antoni Gaudí, maybe a language-learning holiday in Barcelona is just the kind of inspiration you’re looking for.
Our School Location
Our language school in Barcelona is located right in the centre of Barcelona within easy reach of the city's main attractions. Right on the doorstep of the school you have the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of the city and visit Barcelona´s lively cafes and shopping district with the famous Plaza de Cataluña, the University of Barcelona and the harbour are only a short distance away.
Our partner language school is situated in the heart of the vibrant Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Its position on La Rambla could not be better. Famous landmarks such as Gaudi’s “Casa Batlló” or “Casa Milà” are just a few minutes’ walk away, and Plaza de Cataluña is no more than a few small steps away either. On street running parallel to La Rambla, you will find the shopping mile of “Paseo de Gracia”: during lunch break or any other time, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the city, try out Spanish delicacies in one of the many Tapas bars or simply observe the hustle and bustle of the city from here.
The Spanish language school in Barcelona is operated by a young and very enthusiastic owner with years of experience in teaching international language students. Great emphasis is placed on an informal and personal atmosphere. To cater to language students’ individual needs and wishes, class sizes are capped at 8 participants. Young and motivated instructors teach at our Spanish language school in Barcelona and are readily available to assist you with any questions you might have, whether on grammar, learning progress or trip advice. Our Spanish language school in Barcelona was founded in 2000 and completely renovated in 2011 now boasting modern, air-conditioned facilities. In addition to televisions and DVD players, students in Barcelona can use free Wi-Fi anywhere in the school building.
The library offers many possibilities for deepening your Spanish knowledge and, in the cafeteria, you can get to know fellow students better. The modern, residential building with high ceilings, mosaics and hardwood floors has been fashionably furnished.
A Spanish language trip to Barcelona is not just a super way to learn the language – it is also a super way to experience a cosmopolitan, spirited, traditional and cultural lifestyle of this Mediterranean city!
The quality of teaching at our language school in Barcelona is a top priority. The school is accredited by the renowned Swedish CSN (the Swedish National Board of Educational Grants). In various countries, selected courses in language schools in Spain are recognized as `educational leave`. In some countries your course fees are tax deductible. However, decisions on this may vary from one tax office to another, and we therefore ask you to contact your local tax office for advice. Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding educational leave or funding for community service. Of course, we will also send you the relevant documents for submission to your employer.
"I booked a one-week Intensive 30 course for beginners as educational leave. The information and support from all the staff was absolutely superb. I had enormous difficulties in getting my employer to approve this course as `training leave` despite the school´s accreditation. But, through perseverance and with the support of the school, I finally did it. The school is very centrally located and easily accessible by metro. It has a beautiful courtyard to relax in between classes. The teachers are just great, the course was really intense - I learned a lot. All the school staff are warm, friendly, helpful and really nice. I thought it was just great and I want more! Vamos! "
"Because everything was answered very quickly and ultimately everything worked out well, I am very satisfied. The school is in a very good location with kind and competent teachers. The accommodation was also in a very good location.”
"The building was clean, the premises were good and the team and teachers were great. I was very satisfied with my host family. The accommodation is located only 4 minutes from the school and therefore not far from the centre of the city."
"I was particularly pleased with the very prompt replies to my e-mail inquiries. The school was clean and functional and made homely by some photos and flowers. The terrace was particularly great for grabbing the sun and fresh air during the breaks.
All the team members were friendly and knowledgeable. I thought it was great that I was helped so much more than I expected. The course was very effective because only 2-3 other students took part. I liked the fact that, from the beginning the discussions were as realistic as could be."
"It all began with my contact via internet. Very soon I got a reply with answers to questions and the detailed offer I needed for approval of personal training leave that I needed from my employer. The good care and support continued in Barcelona. I received support with my learning as well as in searching for new accommodation. Of special importance for me was the great help they provided regarding my stolen papers when they made repeated contact with the Embassy and the office which funded my course. I thank you very much again for all this.
The school is in a beautiful old house with a garden and is centrally located and easily accessible. The classes are intensive, focused and true to life. The teachers are professional, very friendly and dedicated and you meet pupils of different ages and nationalities. The atmosphere in the school is great and very welcoming, which has a positive effect on the mood of the participants. Drinks are always available and tasty tapas can be purchased in the immediate vicinity.
After 6 hours of intensive lessons I was quite exhausted in the afternoon, but in good spirits. There was still time for things to do in the evenings. I have fond memories of Barcelona and I would like to return to take another course there.”
Our language school in Barcelona offers a variety of different Spanish courses: whether you want to improve your general Spanish, study specialised subjects or prepare for an official language certification, our language school in Barcelona has the right intensive language courses for you. Spanish courses for 6 different ability levels are provided in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To place you in an appropriate language course for your skill level, you must take a placement test beforehand. At the end of the language course, your abilities and progress can, on request, be tested again, and you will receive an official certificate from the language school. Spanish classes take place in small groups of no more than 7 or 8 participants. The small class size allows language teachers to adjust their instruction to the individual learning progress of each student. The language school in Barcelona is operated by highly motivated and qualified teachers, all of whom are native speakers. To interact effortlessly in a Spanish-speaking environment, you should know not only the language, but also familiarise yourself with the culture and customs of the country. To this end, the language courses in Barcelona teach culture-specific and country-specific topics in addition to grammar, vocabulary and communication skills. Most of the Spanish courses in Barcelona start every week. Course start is on Mondays. Intensive language courses for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, are on offer. Course fees include the course book and additional instructional materials.
Our language school in Barcelona focuses on adult education; the minimum age for participants is 18.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include the following: the course as described, a placement test and course certificate, textbook and lesson materials, informative literature, two cultural activities per week, an internet connection (WLAN), water.
Saving tip: The longer the course the cheaper the price per week!
|Courses start every Monday||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk||12 Wk||24 Wk|
|Standard Course (20 lessons)||220||385||550||705||1,015||1,325||1,945||3,805|
|Intensive ‘Crash’ Course (30 lessons)||295||535||775||1,005||1,415||1,825||2,645||5,105|
|Private Spanish Course (20 hours)||715||1,215||1,795||2,375||3,535||4,695||7,015||-|
|Private Spanish Course (30 hours)||1,015||1,795||2,665||3,535||5,275||7,885||10,495||-|
|Supplemental Private Lessons (5 hours)||165||310||445||590||880||1,170||1,750||3,490|
|Supplemental Private Lessons (10 hours)||340||680||1,020||1,360||2,040||2,720||4,080||8,160|
|DELE Spanish Exam Preparation Course (20 lessons)||-||465||-||-||-||-||-||-|
lesson = 45 minutes, hour = 60 minutes, *These courses can only be started at certain times.
The prices for the upcoming year will be published here shortly. We would be delighted if we could provide you with an individual offer in advance.
Course Dates and Info
The following dates should help you plan your language journey to Barcelona 2017, Spain:
2017 Start Dates for the general and private Courses: Begin every Monday
2017 Dates for beginners with no prior Spanish language knowledge: 09 January, 06 February, 27 February, 20 March, 08 May, 05 June, 03 July, 31 July, 21 August, 12 September, 02 October, 16 October, 06 November, 11 December
2017 DELE exam preparation courses dates: not available yet
2017 Barcelona holidays (on Weekdays): April 14 , April 17, May 01 , June 24 , August 15 , September 11, October 12 , October 30, October 31, November 1. Winter Holidays will take place from 04.12 - 08.12.2017 and 25.12.2017 - 08.01.2018
Our language school in Barcelona offers its students the opportunity to complete a language course with a subsequent internship placement in a company in the city. An internship can help participants improve their language abilities, gain valuable international experience and increase their value to future employers. After all, a language trip abroad is an important personal experience and an excellent addition to any CV.
The internship programme focuses on the needs of EU students. The required minimum age is 18 and students must have a sufficient grasp of the Spanish language (CEFR level B1). Prior to the internship students participate in intensive language courses. Our language school in Barcelona recommends the following course durations: 8 weeks for students with little or no Spanish skills and 4 weeks for students with medium or excellent Spanish skills. Students can choose between a standard language course with 20 weekly instruction hours and a combination of a standard course with 5 additional hours of private coaching per week.
The language school cooperates with many companies to provide students with industry internships. Students can name specific industries they would like to gain experience on their applications. To increase the chances of getting a position in a preferred company, a student must apply at least two months before the start of the internship. Available industries include: Administration, Engineering, Management, Computer science, Art and culture, Tourism and hotels, Education, Health and many more.
Internships last between 3 and 9 months. In some cases, the duration of the internship can be shortened, based on the specifics of the company. Companies in Spain generally do not pay interns, but some companies offer a monthly wage between €150 and €300. Other companies pay for transport and meal costs. Upon completion of the intensive language courses and the internship, students receive two certificates. The first certifies the participation in a language course and the CEFR level achieved. The second testifies to the successful completion of an internship and identifies the tasks entrusted to students in their respective companies.
Use this unique opportunity and learn Spanish in Barcelona both in a language course and in an internship environment.
To make your language course in Barcelona an all-around success, you need not only the right language course, but also the right accommodation! Our language school in Barcelona offers a variety of different accommodation types, one of which will most certainly be right for you. Language and travel accommodation in a host family is very popular with our language travellers. This not only allows you to use your newly-acquired knowledge constantly after class, but you will also gain valuable insights into Spanish culture and day-to-day living. Participants with a desire for independent living can find lodging in a shared apartment; both single and double rooms are available. Kitchens and bathrooms must be shared with flatmates, some of whom may be Spaniards. Upon request, the language school can also give you contact information for accommodation in a private apartment. Our language school in Barcelona selects the accommodation carefully. To ensure that high standards are met constantly, language school employees inspect the accommodation regularly and the feedback of past participants is taken very seriously.
In addition to our host family housing option, apartment sharing is a popular accommodation choice for our participants. In shared apartments participants can choose to live in either a single or a double room and will share a kitchen and bathroom with other flatmates. Students who choose this option will be responsible for cleaning up after and taking care of themselves. For the preparation of meals, students may use a fully equipped kitchen. It is common for students to cook and do other activities together in their shared living space. Residents are responsible for the cleanliness of the apartment for the duration of their stay. This kind of housing arrangement gives participants a chance to live independently while connecting with other language school students or with Spanish friends. Because the language school arranges for participants from different countries to live together under one roof, you will have the opportunity to use your Spanish skills right away. Our flat sharing option also organizes boarding with native Spanish hosts, which would be very beneficial for your Spanish skills. If you have specific desire for your accommodations (i.e. being placed with young learners or with Spanish natives), our language school will try to take your request into account. The language school is usually only 20-30 minutes away from the apartments with the use of public transportation. It is also possible to walk to the language school from some flats. We hope you have a lot of fun in Spain!
Many of our participants choose to stay with a Spanish host family. With this option, language lessons start from the moment you wake up! Staying with a host family is a great way to take the language learned in our language course and actively apply it right after class. Moreover, with this option students have an opportunity to make contacts in Spain and get first-hand insight into Spanish culture and Spanish daily life!
All of our host families are very carefully selected by the Barcelona language school and are a part of our language school team. The majority of our host families have already built up years of experience in dealing with international students. It is not uncommon for long-lasting friendships to develop between students and their host families and many of our former students are still in contact with their former host families today! The Spanish host families may or may not have children. Sometimes single women or married couples without children are host families for our international students. The host families in Barcelona are usually 20-30 minutes away from our language school by use of public transportation. With some host families students are able to walk to the language school. With host family accommodation, students have the option to stay in either a single or a double room. Please note, however, that double rooms can only be booked for two people. You additionally have the choice to have only breakfast with your host family or both breakfast and dinner (half board).
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|Price per person and week||DR*||SR|
|Host family (OB)||165||195|
|Host family (HB)||190||230|
|Shared Apartments (SC)||150||180|
DR: double room - SR: single room - HB: half board - OB: overnight with breakfast - SC: self-catering *A double room can only be reserved for two people arriving on the same day. Arrivals usually take place on Sundays and departures on Saturdays. Should you like to arrive or depart on different days, we would be happy to book additional nights for you (for an added fee).
The prices for the upcoming year will be published here shortly. We would be delighted if we could provide you with an individual offer in advance.
"Communication through Culture "is the motto of our school in Barcelona. What better way is there to get to know the culture of a country than through enjoying activities that enable the visitors a valuable insight into traditions and way of life of that country?To achieve this, our language school in Barcelona organises a variety of activities. Take guided tours with themes such as: " The Life and Work of Gaudí " , or visit churches and historic buildings such as the fascinating " Sagrada Familia " , the " Palau Güell " or Gaudí's famous " Casa Batlló " . Together with your language teachers, discover lesser known parts of Barcelona or explore historic neighbourhoods such as the romantic "Gothic Quarter " or the lively harbour area known as "Barceloneta " !Our cooking workshops at the school are also very popular. In these you are given guidance about how to cook typical regional dishes and, of course, try them out too! The school also regularly organises screenings of Spanish or South American films followed by discussions. We are sure there is something for everybody in this wide range of activities!Not only does Barcelona itself have much to offer, but also the area around the city. At the weekends the school organises excursions. For example you can travel to the mountains of Montserrat with the famous Benedictine monastery, to Figueres, where Salvador Dalí was born, or to one of the many sparkling wine cellars (cavas) in Penedès, the most important wine region of Catalonia.At least two cultural activities a week are included in the course price. You can also take trips to other cities in Spain from Barcelona.