Learn Spanish in Barcelona


Learn Spanish in Barcelona

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Spanish school in Barcelona

The language school in Barcelona is ideally situated in the centre of the city, less than a 5 minutes walk from the famous Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas. The school occupies 6 floors of a large corner building, which has a distinctive, triangular shape . The building dates from the beginning of the last century and has many attractive features: a very decorative street entrance, lots of natural light, high ceilings and a marble staircase.
The school’s facilities include: 40 air-conditioned classrooms, all with natural light many with interactive white boards and an Internet room which is free for students. There is also a library and a computer room, a bar which is open all day providing hot and cold food and drinks. The rooftop terrace is a great place for students to relax in the sunshine with Wi-Fi Internet connection adjacent to the bar area.

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Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general Spanish course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of Spanish or complete beginners that have a short time to learn Spanish in Barcelona

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 16

Combined courses

Students follow the Standard Spanish course and have an extra 5 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20+5 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 16

Spanish for Life course

This long term course is as the Standard Spanish course but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn Spanish in Barcelona.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 12-42 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 16

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10, 15 or 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 16

DELE preparation course

Students follow the Spanish Standard course with 10 lessons per week specifically tailored to DELE Exam preparation. DELE exams are held in May, August and November.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 4 weeks
Levels Elementary to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 16

Spanish for 50+ course

If you’re over 50 and would rather learn Spanish with students your own age,this 2 week Spanish course may be just what you’re looking for. You'll also be shown around Barcelona, have lunch together at a typical local restaurant, and go on a Saturday excursion outside the city

Lessons per week 15 Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 10
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 50

Supplementary courses

  • Conversation & Spanish culture: Improve your vocabulary, fluency and comprehension by discussing current issues and Spanish culture.
  • Creative Art's workshops: Make your own souvenirs to take home from Barcelona in workshops on ceramic painting, glass fusing, wheel pottery and clay sculpture. Four 2-hour introductory workshops that can be scheduled over a 1–4 week period. This activity will not be available during the last week of July and the whole month of August.
  • Art courses - Ceramics, clay sculpture and drawing & painting: 12 or 24 hours distributed in four or eight 3-hour sessions, which can be scheduled from Monday to Friday over a 1 to 4-week period.
    • Pottery course: This course starts by looking at different types of clay and covers a number of techniques such as developing different forms (tiles, plates, vases,) and using a variety of glazes at different temperatures.
    • Clay sculpture course: The course looks at how different forms and styles can be developed and also considers the variety of finishes that can be applied to each sculpture.
    • Drawing and painting course: Using a variety of materials such as charcoal, water colours, oil paints or acrylics, the course focuses on such issues as how to produce light and shadow, how to develop perspective and build volume, how to paint portraits, etc.

Accommodation

Host Family

Type A
Family accommodation is available throughout the year. Most families live near the school and are rarely more than 20 minutes away by public transport. Very occasionally, a family may be up to 30 minutes from the school as some of the most elegant districts of Barcelona are on the edge of the city.

All host families are carefully selected by the accommodation department and all agree to fulfil the following conditions:

  • To provide students with single rooms (unless a couple both attending courses or individuals request to share), which are comfortably furnished, have adequate heating and lighting facilities and a desk or table where students can work.
  • To provide basic laundry facilities and to change bed linen and towels weekly.
  • To make a daily bath or shower available.
  • To provide an adequate continental breakfast and – for those students who are being accommodated on a half-board basis – a substantial evening meal.
  • To provide students with a door key so that they can let themselves in and out.
  • To treat students as family guests and generally behave in a friendly and hospitable manner

All host families live in flats, as there are practically no individual houses in Barcelona. Apartment buildings (both old and modern) are rarely more than 8 floors high. A typical flat will have 3 or 4 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room and living room. Some flats have terraces; almost all of them have balconies.
It is difficult to describe a typical family as there is such a variety; some are young couples, some have children still living at home, others, perhaps the majority, have grown-up children who no longer live at home (but often appear for lunch on Sundays!). Lunch is usually eaten quite late (around 14.30) and dinner is usually about 21.00.
Type B
The Spanish school has a limited number of host families who live in larger apartments and who can also offer students their own private bathroom. These families will also undertake to do their students’ washing and ironing! The higher prices charged for these families reflect the extra services and facilities they provide.

Shared apartments

The school has a number of furnished apartments available for rent that students can share with other students. The normal minimum period for renting an apartment is 2 weeks. All apartments are centrally located and are therefore between 10-20 minutes from the school on foot or by public transport.

Students normally have their own individual bedroom although some larger rooms are also available for two or more students. Students travelling to Barcelona with friends or family can therefore request to share a bedroom in an apartment.

Apart from a bed (or beds) each bedroom also contains a desk and at least one wardrobe. Each apartment also has a kitchen, bathroom and living room which students share. These apartments are fully furnished and facilities include a washing machine and TV. Some apartments also have telephones, but these are programmed to accept incoming calls only. Students are provided with sheets, blankets and towels, but they should bring their own beach towels. The apartments are cleaned once a week and bed linen is also changed weekly.

Each student is provided with a set of keys so that they can come and go when they please.

The school will try to place students of the same age and sex together in the same apartment where possible. As this isn’t always possible however, if students do not want to share an apartment with people of different ages or sex, they should make this very clear on enrolment.

Student Residence

Standard Residence – Residencia de Estudiantes Roca

Residencia des Estudiantes RocaThe residence occupies the whole of the first floor and ground floor of a large, smart, apartment building in one of Barcelona's posher residential districts, Tres Torres/Bonanova. There are 49 bedrooms in total including single rooms, double rooms and some triple rooms. The residence has a capacity for 70.

All of the bedrooms have wardrobe space and tables and 6 of the bedrooms also have their own private bathrooms. There are 22 bathrooms in total.

The residence, which is normally used to accommodate female university students, is extremely well maintained and kept very clean.

Meals

Students can be accommodated either on a bed and breakfast basis or half board. Full board accommodation can be arranged on request. The menus are varied and balanced and the quality and quantity of food provided is very good. Water is provided with meals and other drinks are available from a vending machine. Breakfast is from 08.00 to 10.00 and dinner from 20.00 to 21.30.

Students are not permitted to use the kitchen to cook in, but they are allowed to keep food in the refrigerator and make use of the microwaves. There is one refrigerator in each flat, 8 in total.

Washing facilities

Students have access to a washing machine, iron, etc. The washing machine functions with tokens that cost €2 each. Bed linen is changed every week and towels are changed twice a week.

Other facilities

  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • 5 comfortable TV lounges
  • Public telephones for students' use, including incoming calls
  • Laundry room
  • Large terrace/garden.

Transportation

There are 2 options for travelling to the school:

The metro station El Putxet is approximately 5 minutes walk from the residence. From there trains go to Plaza Cataluña (10 minute journey), which is less than 5 minutes from the school.
Buses numbers 14 & 58 leave from a stop approximately 2 minutes from the residence. They also go via Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Cataluña (journey time approx. 25 minutes), number 58 stopping outside the El Corte Inglés department store.
A 10-journey metro/bus ticket costs around €10.30.

Security

There is always a member of the residence staff available and on-site during the day and at night there is a residence guard.

Each student is given a key and is free to come and go as he/she pleases.)

Availability

Year-round in single rooms; shared rooms available July to September.

Standard Residence – Colegio Mayor Lestonnac

Colegio Mayor Lestonnac ResidenceOur standard student residence, the Lestonnac university college residence, is located in the central Eixample district of Barcelona, just 15 minutes' walk from the school. It is a purpose built residence with more than 100 rooms in total, offering single rooms all year round and twin rooms in the summer, all with shared bathrooms.

The rooms are equipped with single beds, a built-in wardrobe, a desk, book shelves, and a wash-basin and they look out onto a sunny interior courtyard and terrace. Rooms are cleaned and linen and towels are changed weekly.

The residence has its own kitchen and all meals are prepared on-site, although there is also a picnic option available on request, for those students who prefer to take their lunch with them.

Other facilities:

  • A large dining room
  • A living room with sofas, TV and daily newspapers
  • A room with a piano for those who wish to play music during their stay
  • Libraries (one shown in the photograph, above) and study rooms
  • A good-size indoor swimming pool open in the evenings (from 7pm) and at weekends
  • A small gym
  • Various terraces
  • Laundry rooms with washing, drying and ironing equipment
  • Snack vending machines
  • Free WiFi on all floors

The Lestonnac university college residence is run by a religious order and houses mostly young, female university students all year round. The staff is very intent on creating a welcoming and friendly environment for all their students.

Availability

Single rooms available all year, except over Easter and July 1-September 5.


Exclusive Residence - Barcelona Residence

Barcelona ResidenceOur exclusive residence, Barcelona Resident, is located in the El Born–La Ribera district, in Barcelona's old town, just 10 minutes' walk from the school and very close to the beach. This is a beautiful historical and cultural area with plenty of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There is even a chocolate museum serving delicious hot chocolate next door to the residence!

There are two subway stations nearby: (L1 Arc de Triomf and L4 Jaume I), two train stations (Arc de Triomf and Estació de França) and various municipal bus routes.

The residence is situated in a brand new building, having opened in September 2013. It has 42 bedrooms distributed on 3 floors. All rooms are single with private bathrooms. They are all equipped with a 90x200 cm bed, bed sheets, towels, a desk, a chair, a built-in wardrobe, a 22" LED TV, free WiFi and high speed cable internet connection, a mini fridge, telephone, air conditioning and heating, and double-glazed windows. Rooms are cleaned and bed sheets and towels are changed weekly.

The kitchen-dining area contains an oven, a microwave, some toasters, a water cooler, dining tables and chairs, etc. Meals are all good-quality Spanish food and are provided in catering style. Each resident has a small fridge housed in a small cupboard, locked with a key, where meals are delivered daily. Students can eat them whenever they want.

Breakfast is continental (fruit or fruit juice, cereal with milk, or cheese, toast or a sandwich). Coffee is not included but is available from a machine for a very low price. Dinner includes a starter, a main course, dessert, dressings and bread.

Other facilities:

  • Self-service laundry, with washing, drying and ironing facilities
  • A large kitchen-dining area
  • A study room
  • A living area with a 50” TV, sofas and cushions where residents can relax and meet other people

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day with 24-hour customer services at reception, thanks to its fantastic location and high standard accommodation, this residence is definitely a good option for students who want to live comfortably and in style while learning Spanish.

Availability

Throughout the year (except August, when it may be available, on request)

Transfer

A transfer service from Barcelona or Girona airport to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.

Leisure

The Spanish school organises a varied programme of social activities for Spanish students. These include welcome cocktails, guided visits and excursions to places of interest in and around Barcelona, films in Spanish, concerts by local musicians, and language exchange evenings.
Most of these activities are included in the course fee. However, please note that entrance fees and transport costs (where applicable) are not included. We also charge a small fee to help cover the costs of both the Spanish cooking classes and the Salsa dance classes.
The Social Programme is changed every two weeks so that students staying for longer periods will not have to repeat specific activities. All students are given a copy of the Social Programme planned for the following 2-week period when they arrive.
A typical 2-week social programme might read as follows:

Week 1

  • Monday- Orientation tour of the Gothic Quarter
  • Tuesday- Guided tour of Montjuic
  • Wednesday- Visit to Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia
  • Thursday- Visit to the Picasso Museum
  • Friday- Friday Club
  • Saturday Full-day excursion to the Costa Brava, Figueras and Dalí Museum

Week 2

  • Tuesday- Visit to Barcelona City Museum
  • Wednesday- Guided tour of the Ribera district
  • Thursday- Visit to Gaudí´s Parc Güell
  • Friday- Friday Club
  • Saturday- Full-day excursion to Montserrat and Sitges

Friday Club

On Friday evenings, from 19.00 to 21.00, the school organises a Friday Club in the students’ bar, with activities designed to help students meet people from the local community and practice their Spanish (activities based around music, films, karaoke, competitions, games … ) all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

2018 Course Prices

SPANISH COURSES

1 lesson = 55 minutes  /  Minimum age = 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

ADMINISTRATION FEE: € 50.00

Week (s) STANDARD COURSE 

20 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

1 € 210
2 € 420
3 € 600
4 € 800
6 € 1200
8 € 1520
12 € 2280
16 € 2800
20 € 3500
24 € 3840
extra weeks € 160
Week (s) COMBINED COURSE 

20 group + 5 private lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

1 € 430
2 € 860
3 € 1260
4 € 1680
extra weeks € 410

SPANISH ACADEMIC YEAR COURSE 

20 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

42 weeks
€ 6090

SPANISH FOR 50+ COURSE 

15 lessons per week / Max. 10 per class

2 weeks
€ 470

DELE PREPARATION COURSE 

20 group / Max. 10 per class

2 weeks
€ 430
PRIVATE TUITION (per week)
10 lessons 15 lessons 20 lessons Additional lessons
 € 450 € 675 € 900 € 48 per lesson

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES Must be booked in addition to the standard course

CONVERSATION & SPANISH CULTURE 

2 afternoons a week - total of 6 hours a week

€ 65 per week
CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP'S 

4 workshops of 2 hours each

€ 215
ART COURSES - CERAMICS, CLAY SCULPTURE OR DRAWING & PAINTING 

12 hours over 4 x 3 hour sessions or 24 hours over 8 x 3 hour sessions

12 hours: € 250

24 hours: € 415

2018 Accommodation Prices

ACCOMMODATION

Sunday to Saturday

Week (s) HOST FAMILY  (Type A)

Single room / Breakfast

HOST FAMILY (Type A)

Single room / Half board

1 € 210 € 250
2 € 420  € 500
3 € 630 € 750
4 € 840 € 1000
6 € 1200 € 1440
8 € 1600 € 1920
12 € 2400 € 2880
16 € 3200 € 3840
20 € 4000 € 4800
24 € 4800 € 5760
extra weeks € 200 € 240
extra night € 35 € 42
Upgrade to Host family (Type B) € 40 per week € 55 per week
*Host family type B includes additional services such as ironing of students clothes and access to a private bathroom.
Week (s) STANDARD STUDENT RESIDENCE     

Single room  / Breakfast

STANDARD STUDENT RESIDENCE     

Single room  / Half board

1 € 320 € 370
2 € 640  € 740
3 € 960 € 1110
4 € 1280 € 1480
6 € 1770 € 2070
8 € 2360 € 2760
12 € 3540 € 4140
16 € 4720 € 5520
20 € 5900 € 6900
24 € 7080 € 8280
extra weeks € 295 € 345
extra night € 53.50 € 62
Accommodation in a standard residence is available year-round. In this case, students are accommodated in single rooms with a shared bathroom.

In summer (July, August and the first half of September), shared rooms are also available.

Week (s) SHARED APARTMENT     

Single room  / Self catering

EXCLUSIVE STUDENT RESIDENCE     

Single room with bathroom / No meals

1 € 260 € 350
2 € 520  € 700
3 € 780 € 1050
4 € 1040 € 1400
6 € 1440 € 1860
8 € 1920 € 2480
12 € 2880 € 3720
16 € 3840 € 4960
20 € 4800 € 6200
24 € 5760 € 7440
extra weeks € 240 € 310
extra night € 43.5 € 58.50
Exclusive student residences offer a higher standard of accommodation than standard student residences. The buildings are generally more modern and include extra facilities such as air conditioning, study rooms and sports facilities. We offer accommodation in an exclusive residence (single room with private bathroom) throughout the year (except in August, when this type of accommodation may be available on request).
Week (s) EXCLUSIVE STUDENT RESIDENCE     

Single room with bathroom / Evening meal

1 € 420
2  € 840
3 € 1260
4 € 1680
6 € 2280
8 € 3040
12 € 4560
16 € 6080
20 € 7600
24 € 9120
extra weeks € 380
extra night € 70
Exclusive student residences offer a higher standard of accommodation than standard student residences. The buildings are generally more modern and include extra facilities such as air conditioning, study rooms and sports facilities. We offer accommodation in an exclusive residence (single room with private bathroom) throughout the year (except in August, when this type of accommodation may be available on request).
TRANSFER SERVICE     ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE
BARCELONA AIRPORT / ONE WAY € 60
The prices quoted are for transfers between 7.00 and 22.00 (arrival time at the airport). If a transfer is needed before 7.00 or after 22.00, these prices will be increased by 25%.

2018 Dates

STANDARD, COMBINED, SPANISH ACADEMIC YEAR COURSES & CONVERSATION & SPANISH CULTURE COURSE: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED. * Indicates a Tuesday start date.
JANUARY 2* 8 15 22 29
FEBRUARY 5 12 19 26
MARCH 5 12 19 26  
APRIL 3* 9 16 23 30
MAY 7 14 22* 28
JUNE 4 11 18 25  
JULY 2 9 16 23 30
AUGUST 6 13 20 27
SEPTEMBER 3 10 17 25*  
OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29
NOVEMBER 5 12 19 26  
DECEMBER 3 10 17 24 31
PRIVATE TUITION Any Monday
SPANISH FOR 50+ COURSE 7 May & 25 September
DELE PREPARATION COURSE 7 May, 2 July & 29 October
CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOPS

ART COURSES - CERAMICS, CLAY SCULPTURE OR DRAWING & PAINTING

Available every week except the last week of July and all of August.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 1 & 6 January, 30 March, 2 April, 1 & 21 May, 24 June, 15 August, 11 & 24 September, 12 October, 1 November and 6, 8, 25 & 26 December. Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded.

Summary

School size Medium
Minimum age 17
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams

DELE

Accommodation
  • Host family
  • Shared Flat
  • Student Residence
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