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Spanish Courses with optional Internship in Barcelona

Optional ECTS university credits for our Spanish courses!

With us you will get to know the ins and outs of our beautiful language and world-famous culture. Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers will guide you, encourage you and make your learning fun and enjoyable. Outside the classroom we will do our best to cater for all your needs, including getting you into comfortable accommodation and providing you with a rich and varied programme of social activities so you can discover the secrets of our splendid city and typical aspects of Spanish culture!

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2019

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of 40 EUR must be paid. Fees can be paid in EUR or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

 Intensive Spanish, from 210 EUR a week

This is our main course. It offers you a high degree of flexibility:  you can do as many weeks as you want and start at any point in the year, whatever your level. Discounts from the 2d week up to 145 EUR a week!

COMBINE your intensive course WITH:

Conversation and Spanish culture, 65 EUR per week

Learn about Spanish culture and improve your vocabulary,  fluency and comprehension, 6 additional hours per week

Creative arts workshops, 215 EUR - 4 workshops

Make your own souvenirs to take home from Barcelona in workshops on ceramic painting,  glass fusing, wheel pottery and clay sculpture. Four 2-hour introductory  workshops that can be scheduled over a 1–4 week period

Art courses , 12 hours: 250 EUR & 24 hours: 415 EUR

Ceramics, clay sculpture, or drawing and painting . If you like art, Barcelona is the perfect place to experiment and explore your creativity; 12 or 24 hours distributed in  four or eight 3-hour sessions, which can be scheduled from Monday to Friday over a 1 to 4-week period

Private tuition, 45 EUR per hour

Business Spanish , 1 hour/day: 225 EUR/week

Learn the Spanish used in the business world with one or two hours of private classes in  the afternoon. Optionally, students may take the exam organised by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce

Other cities , combined courses

Study Spanish while you get to know Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastian, Seville, Palma de  Mallorca, Valencia or Cadiz. Choose the cities and the number of weeks you want to study

Internship, one-time placement fee 600 EUR

  • Full-time students aged between 18 and 28 and with an intermediate level of Spanish (or above) are eligible to attend our Spanish Internship program
  • This program combines a 4-week (or longer) Intensive Spanish course with a 12-week (or longer) work experience program in a company based in or near Barcelona
  • During the internship students are expected to work a full 38-hour week and these positions are normally not paid as this is considered to be part of the training program
  • However, they do provide students with the ideal opportunity to practice and develop their Spanish skills in a professional environment, and students will also develop a number of work-related skills and competencies


Part-time Spanish, 310 EUR - 10 weeks

Spanish classes twice a week, 4 hours a week: the ideal course if you are already living and working (or studying) here in Barcelona, duration 10 weeks, specific start dates

DELE preparation courses, 440 EUR

Prepare for the DELE exams organised by the Instituto Cervantes and earn an  internationally recognised official qualification. Our school is a registration centre for the exam, 2 weeks course

Courses for over-50s, 480 EUR

If you’re over 50 and would rather learn Spanish together with students your own age,  this 2-week programme may be just what you’re looking for. We’ll also show you around Barcelona, have lunch together at a typical local restaurant, and go on a Saturday excursion outside the city. Start dates 2019 - May 6, September 23; 2 week program 

Executive Plus, 1,920 EUR a week

Maximum learning in the shortest time. This five-day individualised immersion  programme consists of 30 hours of private tuition, five lunches and two evening meals with a teacher in local restaurants, guided project work, and optional visits to local companies on request

Online courses with Net Languages

To get ready before coming to Barcelona or continue your studies after returning home,  we recommend one of our online courses. Each Net Languages course consists of around 120 hours of interactive study materials and can also include individual written and spoken tutorials with a qualified language instructor


  • Teacher training courses for Spanish teachers 
  • Made-to-measure courses for closed groups 


Reasons to learn Spanish in Barcelona with us

Our school was founded in 1972 and has since grown into a major centre for language teaching, teacher training, study tours and related activities . 
Each year about 1700 students from more than 60 countries attend our courses!

Our Advantages
There are countless language schools in Barcelona: so why would you want to take a Spanish course with us?
  • We're in a great location 
  • A real nice atmosphere in a lovely building 
  • Great courses 
  • Taught by great teachers 
  • Optional ECTS university credits for our Spanish courses
  • Attended by a nice mix of students 
  • Excellent, value-for-money accommodation 
  • in a pretty amazing city
Our Students 
  • The school caters for students from all over the world at all levels and with a wide variety of needs
  • One of the great things about our school is the mixture of people you will meet here at any given time
  • All of our students are welcome to our Friday Club language exchange, which is a great place to meet people of other nationalities taking different courses — among whom you'll meet lots of local people, which is excellent if you want to learn Spanish
School's Location
  • less than 5 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya, which is the very centre of Barcelona 
  • 20 minute walk to the beach
  • 30 minutes by bus to the airport
School's Building
  • The language school occupies 6 floors of a large corner building which has a distinctive, triangular shape (somewhat similar to the famous 'flat-iron' building in New York)
  • The building dates back to the very early 20th century and has many attractive features: a very decorative street entrance, lots of natural light, high ceilings, a marble staircase, etc. 
Our Facilities
  • 40 air-conditioned classrooms, all with natural light, around half with interactive whiteboards 
  • Computer room with 15 PCs available for students to access the internet (free of charge) etc., open 60 hours a week 
  • WiFi access
  • A library and study centre 
  • A bar which is open all day, providing hot and cold food and drinks 
  • A terrace where students can relax in the sunshine 
Academic Excellence , Our competitive edge
  • Our teachers are university graduates with specialised training and subject to regular assessment
  • We train over 400 teachers a year and keep the best ones for ourselves
  • Our teachers have written textbooks for teaching Spanish 
  • Teachers receive continuing training: seminars, class observations with feedback, and personalised input to develop their skills
  • We have a director of studies to effectively coordinate our teaching team
  • Starting dates: Any Monday (every  second Monday if you’re a beginner)
  • The minimum age is 16 years old
  • All levels from complete beginners to very advanced
  • Classes are held from Monday to Friday
  • The average number of students per group is 7 to 8 
  • Course timetable for General courses: classes normally take place from 09.30 to 13.30, with a 20-minute break taken halfway through the morning  
ECTS university credits
Thanks to a new agreement with Jaume I University (UJI, of Castellón), you can now obtain ECTS credits for your intensive Spanish course. ECTS Credits (European Credit Transfer System) are recognised by universities throughout Europe and can therefore be transferred abroad.
You can earn from 4 to 6 credits with minimum 100 study hours

The emphasis of classroom activities is therefore the development of the students' abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish and students are given plenty of opportunity to practise the sort of language they are likely to need outside the classroom. We don't just want our students to "know" Spanish, we want them to be able to use it! Due attention is also paid to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and a wide variety of materials is used, including published materials from many different sources as well as materials which have been written by our own teachers. 

Take advantage of unique opportunity
To add value to our courses we will be providing all our students with free access to one of our Web-based Spanish courses for 6 months. This will allow students to start improving their Spanish before they come to Barcelona and in many cases, it will allow them to continue studying when they get home.  These Web-based courses provide hundreds of hours of motivating, interactive study material, which students can use to develop their language skills either before or after their class

Included in the price
  • Selected Spanish course
  • Language Certificate at end of the course
  • Books and/or course materials 
  • Free access to our online Spanish courses for 6 months, NEW!  
  • Level test
  • 6 more hours/week of Spanish immersion with our social program 
  • Access to all the school facilities 
  • Application fee 40 EUR
  • Optional ECTS credits 60 EUR
  • Extra charge for exams if required
  • Entrance fees and transport for excursions 
  • Barcelona Airport transfer fee (one way) 60 EUR
School building
Spanish class
Student at computer lab
Students on activities in Barcelona

Optional accommodation during your Spanish Course in Barcelona

The accommodation can be arranged on request in a Spanish host family, shared apartment or student residence.

All accommodation has been carefully selected and is regularly monitored by our staff. It is all centrally located and the school can easily be reached in approx. 20 - 30 minutes by public transport. You can choose from:

Host Family, from 200 EUR a week

You’ll learn firsthand how people live in Barcelona and get to know your host family in their own home. This option will give you an insight into local culture and let you put your Spanish into practice. Our families offer accommodation in single rooms, with or without a private bathroom, with breakfast only or half board. 

Shared Apartment, from 180 EUR a week

If you choose this option, you’ll have a single or double room in a shared apartment. You’ll get to know other people and be independent. 

Student Residence, from 235 EUR a week

Residences bring you into contact  with a wider community of students and offer extra services, including  a dining room, reception, cleaning, etc. The Lestonnac university college residence is a purpose built residence with more than 100 rooms in total.  The rooms are equipped with single beds, a built-in wardrobe, a desk, book shelves, and a wash-basin and they look out onto a sunny interior courtyard and terrace. Rooms are cleaned and linen and towels are changed weekly. 

Activities: Learn to speak Spanish and have fun!

We will be here to help and support you before your arrival and during your stay until you return home. Make friends, practise your Spanish, and visit Barcelona’s iconic locations and hidden gems!

Learn more Spanish! 
Get the most out of your Spanish course by joining us on our social programme. The activities are lead by one of our Spanish teachers and are conducted in Spanish, giving you around six additional hours of Spanish a week.
Activities include visits to places of interest in Barcelona, films in Spanish and our very popular Friday Club (see below), at which you will meet some of the native Spanish speakers who are learning English, French or German with us.
Most of the activities are included in the prices of your course. Note, however, that entrance fees and transport costs (where appropriate) are not included.

Sample programme
1st week
  • Tuesday Guided tour of the Gothic Quarter 
  • Wednesday Visit to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia 
  • Thursday Visit to the Picasso Museum 
  • Friday Friday Club
2nd week
  • Tuesday Visit to the Barcelona City Museum 
  • Wednesday Walk round the Ribera District 
  • Thursday Visit to Gaudi's Park Güell 
  • Friday Friday Club

Shared Apartments
Student Residence
Student Residence

Barcelona — much more than just another city!


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