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The 5 best centers for learning Spanish in Barcelona

Adriana
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. 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.

International House

This Spanish learning center is one of the most prestigious institutions in Barcelona (and Spain in general) both for the training of foreign students and to train future teachers. IH offers a wide range of courses to all levels and timetables availability, and also proposes a complete cultural and social program (guided tours to emblematic places) included in the courses price. To be able to communicate in a language isn’t only to speak the language, but to understand its culture. They promote exchanges between Spanish students studying French, English or German in the center and foreigners studying Spanish, in order to get the students into the language. Trafalgar Street 14. Phone: +34 93 268 45 11.

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. 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. Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585. Phone: 93 403 55 19.

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. 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. Diputación Street 92. Phone: +34 93 488 13 31.

Speakeasy

This center is also accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, but it opened imore recently than the previous school we have mentioned. They offer 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. 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. Ronda de la Universitat 7. Phone: +34 93 342 71 97.

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.

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. Mallorca Street 201. Phone: +34 93 797 54 58.

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Adriana

Adriana

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

2 Comments

  • 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 http://www.idiomas247.com/.

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