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The 6 Best Centers for Learning Spanish in Barcelona

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Written by Adriana

If you are spending some time or a long term in Barcelona either for study or for work, for sure that one of your main goals is to improve your Spanish, one of the most spoken languages in the world and, therefore, a tool that you can use on your professional or personal life.

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But the question is, where can you learn if you have limited time and resources? From ShBarcelona’s website we want to give you some tips for you to know the best options, centers, schools, institutes, etc., at your disposal for this purpose.

Where to learn Spanish in Barcelona

Universidad de Barcelona

Over 60 years of tradition in teaching Spanish language and indisputable prestige within university education endorse University of Barcelona as a center.

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They offer annual and quarterly courses suitable for all levels, an Erasmus program for foreign students, a summer program with intensive courses and cultural activities, 40, 60 and 80 hours intensive courses, and courses to get Hispanic Studies diplomas.

The courses at the University of Barcelona entitle students, if required, the recognition of ECTS credits. Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585. Telephone: (+34) 93 403 55 19

Move to Barcelona for the long term


Linguaschools started as a small project in 2005 and quickly became one of the top networks of Spanish schools throughout Spain and Latin America. They currently have 13 schools in Spain and Latin America and receive students from more than 80 countries.

It is a DELE and SIELE exam center in Barcelona and accredited to do CCSE nationality exams. They offer personalized service and a wide range of courses from individual, to custom, to intensive at fair prices.

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Linguaschools’ centers are recognized by many reputable universities, educational institutions, and scholarship programs all over the world. Additionally, their programs have been endorsed and accredited by several well-known institutions, such as the Instituto Cervantes for Spanish language schools.

Finally, Linguaschools offers all year round activity programs to show students the local culture and hotspots, creating an unforgettable experience. Address: Passatge Permanyer 17, 08009. Telephone: (+34)  931 761 536. Email:

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World Class Bcn

World Class Bcn is a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a homely and flexible place. It is situated in the center of Barcelona and its cosy space invites you to enjoy a coffee before the class. Since the school was established 5 years ago, their team has created a fantastic learning environment for studying Spanish, ensuring that their students feel welcome.
They offer General Spanish courses focused on communication (from 3 to 20 hours per week), but also Business Spanish classes, Conversations, Preparation to Dele exam, and even a special Program for people who speak languages similar to Spanish (like French, Italian, Portuguese or Romanian).
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The school is open on Saturdays. What’s more, they keep the class size small for a better quality experience.
On top of that, the students get to participate in cultural activities outside of lessons. Dancing workshops, cooking a Spanish tortilla, walking tours and flamenco at school is part of your learning program!  Adress:  C/Bisbe Laguarda 4 

Enforex Barcelona

This center is accredited by the Cervantes Institute and is the largest center of all Enforex centers in Spain and Latin America, with capacity for 550 students.

They also taught classes in English, French and German, which allows foreign students to be involved in language exchange programs and mingle daily with native speakers, for a complete Spanish immersion.

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At Enforex there are all kinds of courses: intensive, super-internsives, long-term, quarterly, for over 50 years old people, to prepare official exams, for groups, Spanish literature courses, Spanish for business, for doctors, for engineers, and so many leisure options.

The offer is so wide that we are sure you will find some course that suits your needs. Address: Diputación Street 92. Telephone: (+34) 93 488 13 31

Study and live in Barcelona for a couple of months


This center is also accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, but it opened imore recently than the previous school we have mentioned. Speakeasy offers excellent 30, 20, 10 and 6 hours a week intensive courses, perfect for those who want to learn Spanish but have little time to stay in the city.

In each class the number of students is limited, which favors rapid language acquisition, they also include a time for conversation, and pauses for students to rest and get to know each other.

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In Speakeasy you can also do Combined Courses in which you will participate in group classes and private lessons with the teacher alone, and you can optimally prepare for your DELE exams.

This center is also in the city center and makes students feel fully integrated into Barcelona. Address: Ronda de la Universitat 7. Telephone: (+34) 93 342 71 97

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Olé Languages Barcelona

This Spanish school, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, is specialized in teaching Spanish since 2005 and has a very good reputation. They offer language courses at competitive prices for all levels (from A1 to C2) and it suits to different needs.

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In Olé Languages Barcelona you can find different types of courses, such as: intensive (20 hours /week), semi-intensive (10 hours /week), evening (4 hours /week), conversation, DELE and more.

With a small groups of participants (maximum 9 students per class), teachers can focus on the specific needs of each student and offer them more time to practice language. Address: Mallorca Street 201. Telephone: (+34) 93 797 54 58


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Adriana is a writer, content & community manager, web designer, media analyst and tireless traveler.


  • Thanks for the tips! Actually I chose to learn Spanish in Barcelona because I really wanted to live in a big city experiencing all the things that big cities have to offer, but I wanted it also to be near to the seaside, and because it’s full of funny things to do for a young person. Barcelona looked just perfect for this!

  • Thank you for this list. I lived in Barcelona for two months, and i took some classes of spanish. I advise you to take individual classes like i did, therefore i learnt a lot in few weeks because during the lessons i spoke a lot with my teacher, and to learn a new language you have to practise a lot. I leave you the link of the school if you are interested

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