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Best places to study French in Barcelona

Written by Christine

There’s just something about French that makes it so beautiful and romantic and makes many people want to take it on as a second or third language. Whether you need to study French for work or studies, or want to learn it just for pleasure, there are several language schools and academies in Barcelona where you can take a course and start speaking like a Parisian in no time.

Institut Français de Barcelona

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The Institut Français is a French school that was founded in the late 1800s in Cairo and has since expanded to numerous countries and campuses. You can start your studies from the very beginning if you have no prior knowledge, or take various courses that are specialized for official exams and certificates. There are even intensive courses offered during the summer to get you on the fast track to French, with the same high-quality level of classes. Little ones can even start learning French at a young age as classes are available for children and teens as well.

Address: Carrer de Moià, 8

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Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Barcelona

The Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Barcelona offers classes for several languages, including French. The advantage of taking a course at this school in comparison to others is that it is quite low-cost. There are several French courses available depending on the level, and all help to prepare for an official exam. The Escuela Oficial also offers fun activities for its students like book clubs and conversation groups, which makes learning fun and easy.

Address: Avinguda de les Drassanes, 14

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Barna-House has several languages listed in its course catalog, French begin one of the most popular. The groups are small and offered throughout the whole day, so you will be sure to find a class that meets your schedule and your learning needs. You can choose to be in a traditional group class, or an individual class for personal attention and help. With over 35 years of experience, there is a reason why Barna-House is one of the most well-known language schools in Barcelona.

Address: Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 123


LinguaYa is a French school that has only native French teachers that believe there is more to learning a language than simply studying grammar and vocabulary. You can attend one of the weekly workshops, join a conversation group, or even go on a cultural excursion to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You can also join a language exchange to practice your speaking skills with a French native without any pressure or embarrassment. Join LinguaYa to learn more than just language, but to experience French culture as well.

Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 390

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Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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