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General and Intensive Spanish

Locations: Barcelona, Spain

Course Details

Intensive enough for the student to make progress, but allows plenty of free time to explore Barcelona.

Course Characteristics

  • all levels, from beginner to advanced (specific starting dates for complete beginners)
  • placement test on first day of course
  • 20 or 25 lessons a week (50 minutes per lesson)
  • morning of afternoon lessons, 4 or 5 lessons a day
  • maximum 10 students per class (average 7)
  • students may start any Monday, except complete beginners
  • length of course: from 1 to 48 weeks
  • cost of books: 35 euros per level

Should there be fewer than 5 students of the same level to form a group, a reduced number of lessons may be offered.


Registration fee: €60

Books: €35 to buy (or €5 euros per week to rent) per level

20 lessons per week: €135 per week

25 lessons per week: €178 per week

Airport transfers, if required:  €75 each way

School Details

This school, offering a very high standard of Spanish language course, occupies a beautiful building in the heart of Barcelona. The difference between this and any other Spanish language school in the city is that it has on-site accommodation. Also, on the roof of the school residence, there are extensive sun terraces - very popular with students on sunny afternoons after lessons, and at the weekend.

The school could hardly be better located, lying just off Gran Via, right in the centre of Barcelona. Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Cataluña are just 10 minutes' walk away. Gaudi's famous Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are also within easy walking distance. When you walk out of the school, you are in the very heart of Barcelona, near all the best shops and restaurants, with many of the most important places of interest all around you.

School characteristics

  • High quality Spanish courses
  • Fully-qualified native Spanish tutors, all with a university degree and specific training in the teaching ofSpanish as a foreign language.  Their aim is to make learning the Spanish language interesting and enjoyable.
  • Small group size (max 10 students/class, average 7)
  • School located just 10 minutes' walk from Plaza Cataluña
  • Exceptionally well-equipped school, air-conditioned throughout; all classrooms have lots of natural light. 
  • School Internet café with free, unlimited Internet access + free Wi-Fi connection throughout the school.
  • School in a beautiful building with on-site accommodation
  • Personal attention to each and every student
  • All accommodation centrally located
  • Extensive cultural programme of visits + activities, not only to help students practise the Spanish that they learn in class, but also to ensure that they make friends and really enjoy their time in Barcelona. There are evenings out with tutors, guided visits to places of interest within Barcelona, parties in the school, Spanish film evenings, plus cultural lessons in the afternoons on topics such as 'The Spain of Today', ‘Spanish Films', and much more.

Message to all students from the director and staff of the school:
"You are important to us. We want you to learn Spanish, discover Barcelona and really enjoy the experience! We will treat you with the respect and individual attention that you deserve. Before you start your course, we will advise you as regards the best course and accommodation for you. On your arrival, we will carefully assess your level of Spanish and check that you are happy in your accommodation. During your time with us, we will regularly make sure that you are happy with your Spanish lessons, that you are pleased with your accommodation and that you are thoroughly enjoying your time in Barcelona. We will do everything we can to make this an experience of a lifetime for you, so that you want to come back to Barcelona again and recommend us to all your friends!"

Accommodation Details

Accommodation is booked from the Sunday before the course starts to the Saturday after it finishes. Additional nights, at extra cost, may be available.

Host family - Staying with a Spanish host family is the best option for students who wish to learn as much Spanish as possible in the time available to them. This is because if you choose to stay with a Spanish host family you will be totally immersed in the Spanish language, with lots of opportunities to practise in the family the Spanish that you learn in class.  Though Catalan is spoken by many people in Barcelona, all our families will speak only standard Castilian Spanish to our students.  If for any reason you are unhappy in your host family, you will be moved, without question.

  • single room + breakfast         € 195 per week
  • single room + half board        € 225 per week
  • single room + full board         € 255 per week
  • Shared twin rooms or double rooms for couples are also available.  Prices on request.
  • Families live within 20 minutes' travelling distance from the school.
  • Bed linen is provided, but not towels.
  • Families will do one clothes wash per week.

Standard Residence - A student residence is a good option if you wish to stay with students, but do not want to stay in a host family and would prefer not to be in a shared apartment. 

  • Residence shared with Spanish students and sometimes international students as well. 
  • single room + half board        € 275 per week
  • single room + full board         € 305 per week
  • price for single room + breakfast on request
  • Twin (shared) rooms and sometimes  triple rooms also available. Prices on request.
  • Standard student residences in Barcelona are located either within walking distance of the school, or else at a maximum of 20 minutes by public transport.
  • Deposit of € 100 required on arrival, returnable at the end of the course if no breakages have occurred.
  • Bed linen in provided, but not towels.
  • No cooking facilities available.

On-site Superior Residence - For students who are looking for high standard student accommodation, with meals, situated in the same building as the school, in the very centre of Barcelona, then the On-site Superior Residence is a good choice.

  • The residence is located on the floors above the school, so to go to school each day, students simply go down the stairs, or use the lift!
  • There is FREE Wi-Fi internet access in every room of the residence.
  • All the students in the residence are also studying Spanish at the school.  As well as accommodation, residents receive 2 meals a day, or just bed and breakfast, depending on their choice.
  • In the on-site superior residence, students can choose to say in single rooms, twin rooms (two beds), or in twin rooms for sole use.  Students who choose a twin room can share the room with a friend, or else the school can place another student in the room.
  • There are two bathrooms for every three rooms in the student residence. There are also living areas, with flat screen TVs.
  • Rooms are also available with private bathrooms and many have balconies There are sun terraces on top of the residence, for students to use in their leisure time.

Standard Shared Apartments - Many students choose to stay in Standard Self-Catering Apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and 3 or 4 bedrooms. Most apartments also have balconies. Typically, 4 to 6 people live in each apartment, normally a mixture of international students and Spaniards. A shared student apartment is an excellent choice for those who wish to cook for themselves and enjoy the experience of sharing an apartment. This type of accommodation gives complete independence and is also a great way to meet people and make friends.

Though the Standard Self-Catering Apartments do not offer as high a standard of comfort as the On-Site Superior Apartments, they do offer a good standard of accommodation. They all have a fully-equipped kitchen, including washing machine, bathroom and living room, with TV. They are a very popular choice with students.

However, if it is important to be sure that the apartment will be really close to the school, in the centre of Barcelona, then choose to stay in an On-site Superior Apartment.  These apartments are located above the school, in the same building as the school. They have flat-screen TVs, two bathrooms in each apartment, and rooms are available with private bathrooms. The On-site Superior Apartments offer a higher level of comfort than the Standard Self-Catering Apartments and have FREE Wi-Fi Internet access in all rooms. There are also large roof top sun terraces on top of the building for students to use in their leisure time, for sunbathing, socializing and making friends.

Private Studios - Accommodation can be arranged in private studio apartments, for students who do not wish to share an apartment with other students, and who do not want to stay in a host family.

  • These studio apartments are fully-equipped, with kitchenette, private bathroom, TV and washing machine. They provide private, high standard self-catering accommodation for one or two people, but are expensive.
  • Each studio apartment generally has one bed, sometimes two. A few studio apartments have a double bed.
  • The studio apartments are in central Barcelona, located either within walking distance of the school, or else at a maximum of 20 minutes by public transport.

Each studio apartment is different and varies in price. Therefore, it is not possible to give an exact price for a studio apartment without knowing the dates of the proposed course.  Please let us know whether you would like a studio apartment for 1 or 2 people and we will tell you which studio apartments are available and the price for these apartments. Please note that studio apartments are expensive, normally charged by the day and cost a similar amount per day to staying in a good standard hotel.

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