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Spanish Schools in Barcelona

So the electrifying and bewildering big city has enticed you and drawn you in....what is the next step? How do you go about choosing a Spanish school in Barcelona? Easy, you read this Spanish Learning Centre Guide and you will be able to make up your mind in no time which school is the rice to your paella, the brava to your patata and the onions to your, eh... tortilla...

Tandem Barcelona

Facts and Figures

LocationRonda Sant Antoni, Metro Universitat, 5 minutes from famous Ramblas, 10 minutes from beach by Metro
Size of SchoolSmall school, Maximum 150 students
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 8 students
Summer Camps AvailableNo
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers + WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessNo
Websitehttp://www.tandembarcelona.com/

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  • Facilities and Services - Small Spanish School in the centre of Barcelona with fully equipped classrooms (TV,DVD and Video)
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  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Tandem offers economical, professional teaching that allows for personal attention by controlling of the number of students in a class ensuring you get the attention necessary to learn Spanish in Spain with ease. Communicative approach to language learning. Member of the Tandem International Network of Quality Language Schools.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - You can choose from Standard Spanish Courses to Intensive to a combination of them both at Tandem Spanish Language School. Levels range from 1 to 6 (Beginner to Advanced).
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Included in the price of your Spanish course are afternoon excursions accompanied by your teacher, to immerse yourself in the culture of Barcelona and put into practice what you have learnt so far. Additionally at an extra charge the school offers organised trips for some Tapas and Flamenco, the Gaudi Tour and the Gothic Tour. So get practising that Spanish, you've no excuse!
  • Accommodation - You will take up residence in a private student flat, with a 24 hour reception and free WiFi, only 15 minutes walk from the school. Buffet breakfast and central location. Host family stay doesn't seem to be available.

Enforex Barcelona

Facts and Figures

LocationCalle Diputació, walking distance to Las Ramblas, heart of L'eixample Neighbourhood, Nearest Metro stops: Rocafort, Urgel, Plaça Espanya , Universitat, Plaça Catalunya
Size Large, Capacity for 550 students, 4 story building with spacious terrace garden
Number of Students/ClassOn average 5, maximum 10
Summer Camps AvailableYes
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers+ WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/spain-barcelona.html

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  • Facilities and Services - Open all year round and its simply massive size means you will make friends from all over the world very quickly and be able to support each other during your Spanish learning adventure in Barcelona. The four story building has a state of the art computer room and library, a garden solarium and even a gym! So you can be the fittest Spanish student going. You are provided with 5 extra hours of cultural lessons a week on top of your language lessons, included in the price and upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack with everything you possibly will need to know for embarking on your Spanish Immersion adventure contained inside!
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Students will work from a specially designed course book and the aim is to facilitate the transition both linguistically and culturally in Spain as easily and as rapidly as possible. Enforex Barcelona focuses on communication and assessing the needs of each individual student with a class structure which permits content to flow from one week to the next with ease. All materials are included in your course fee. This institution is a member of the following National and International organisations: eduSpain, NAFSA, AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) , AEEM, AMACFE (Asociación Madrileña de Centros de Formación), FEDELE (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Escuelas de Español para Extranjeros), AECAE (Agrupación Educativa de Cursos Académicos en el Extranjero) and ELITE. Enforex also holds the Ideal Quality Certificate. Other accreditations include: Sweden's CSN, Germany┬┤s Bildungsurlaub and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce Madrid. There is also the opportunity to gain University Credits for your home university whilst studying for a semester in Barcelona
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  • Courses Offered and Levels - The Spanish courses available are simply endless! There are of course the normal General Intensive and One to One Courses and also Business Spanish Courses, DELE Exam Preparation, Classes for Juniors and Summer Camps and also the option of using the school as a base during part of the 'Learn and Travel' programme, where you can travel throughout Spain, or just to the major cities, studying Spanish at the Enforex schools, for example in Seville or Salamanca, as you go! However, if you are looking for something a bit less run of the mill, you have the option of combining your Spanish Course with a number of other activities or subjects, depending on your individual tastes and persuasions. If you fancy making your experience one of total Spanish immersion and adding a bit of History, Literature, Art or Cooking to your Spanish, then this is the school for you. Go on, you'll be dicussing the finer points of Gaudi's work and Lorca's style, the Spanish civil war and the perfect tortilla de patatas in no time, and all in Spanish! There are 6 ability levels (Basic to Proficiency).
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Barcelona is a city to be explored and enjoyed and Enforex makes the most of its location in the heart of Barcelona and arranges weekly tours free of charge for its students, for example to the stunning Sagrada Familia, the tapas bars of Barcelona and that quintessential Barcelona city tour. For a little bit extra day trips are arranged to Sitges, Girona and the Camp Nou and weekend trips to Figueras(Dalí Museum) and Tarragona. All worth it both to see around and to practice your Spanish language skills.
  • Accommodation -At Enforex's Spanish school in Barcelona you have the option of staying with a local family, putting your feet up in Student Accommodation (either private apartments or halls of residence) or private lodgings.

International House Barcelona

Facts and figures

LocationCarrer de Trafalgar, Metro Urquinaona, 5 minutes walking from city centre (Plaza Catalunya)
Size Large, 6 floor 'Flat-iron' style building, 40 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 10, Average 7
Summer Camps AvailableYes
Internet AccessYes (Free, Internet room, WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.ihes.com/bcn/

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  • Facilities and Services - Library and study centre for use of all students, Terrace, bar serving food and drinks and everything is as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. Students can benefit from a Language Exchange Programme that takes place every Friday, where new international friends are waiting to be made.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - The aim here at International House Spanish Academy in Barcelona is to develop students' ability to speak and understand Spanish. Mixture of a relaxed atmosphere for learning and a spot of hard work! All materials necessary provided free of charge. International House Barcelona is accredited by the Cervantes Institute and also members of FEDELE (The Federacion Española de Escuelas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) and ACELE (Asociación Catalana de Escuelas de Español/Lengua extranjera).
  • Courses Offered and Levels - Standard to Year long Courses, Intensive, DELE Exam Preparation, Business Spanish, Spanish for over 50 year olds, Junior Programs, Spanish + Culture, Spanish + the Arts, Spanish Online Course. Levels at International House range from Beginner to Advanced, a grand total of twelve levels!
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - If you sign up for a Spanish language course here, you will find certain activities included in the price (transport and entrance fees extra where appropriate) such as a visit to Parc Güell, a Photo Taking Tour of Barcelona and an excursion to the Picasso Museum. Weekend excursions are also available at an extra cost to places like Sitges, Girona and Montserrat.
  • Accommodation - This depends on what you are looking for and also what your bank balance is looking for, International House can arrange accommodation for you with a Host Family, in University Residence, Private Apartments or Hotels.

Don Quijote Barcelona

Facts and Figures

LocationCarrer de Mallorca, Metro Entença, Sants Estació or Tarragona, in heart of L'Eixample neighbourhood, 10 minutes from Plaza Catalunya
Size Large, 2000 square metres.More than 55 classrooms.
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 8, Average 5 to 6.
Summer Camps AvailableYes
Internet AccessYes (Free, Cyber Cafe, WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.dq-barcelona.com/

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  • Facilities and Services - Large private garden, parking area if you are feeling brave enough to drive through Barcelona, large conference room, snack area and speaker system allowing for background music throughout whole school if so desired! Fully accessible to disabled students.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Don Quijote aims to provide students with best immersion experience possible and its methodology is based on flexibility, openness and interaction. Teachers all qualified and experienced. Member of: ALTO NAFSA: Association of International Educators; European Association for International Education; the "Instituto Nacional de Consumo"; the Global Work Experience Association, GWEA and Instituto Cervantes accredited.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - All the usual suspects make an appearance here. You have the option of enrolling in a standard Spanish Course, Intensive, DELE Preparation, a Combination Course of group classes with 10 one to one classes per week, or you could choose Spanish combined with a paid or unpaid internship, to fully immerse yourself in the Spanish speaking work environment and to perfect those cheffy touches alongside your Spanish language, there is also the option of Cooking classes combined with your Spanish Course and finally, some specialised courses are also provided, namely Business, History, Art, Literature or Medical Spanish. All courses and their content correspond to 6 levels (Beginner to advanced) and you will be tested upon arrival to ascertain to which one you are best suited.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - The nice people at Don Quijote have arranged some classes for you, should you decide to join them, free of charge including job coaching classes, lectures on modern art and basic introduction to Catalan classes. For an additional fee you can participate in dance classes and weekend and day trips to some of Barcelona's many surrounding towns and cities.
  • Accommodation - In Barcelona with this institution you can reap the benefits of staying with a local family or opt for University Accommodation, private apartments or even stay in Don Quijote's very own hotel in the centre of Barcelona, Hotel Dq.