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Top 7 Language Schools in Barcelona

Top 7 Language Schools in Barcelona

Where to go when you want to learn Spanish in Barcelona

Want to spend a great time in Barcelona and learn Spanish all the while? What could be more enriching and fun? Don't think that this is just for young people either, whether you're a French student of just 18 or an older German couple; everybody is welcome!

Common questions about learning a language in Spain

How can I enroll if I don't know Spanish?

Easy. Almost every school offers there site in various languages so you'll find it a breeze to enroll online. By the nature of language schools at least one of the staff will speak your language, in this case; English. If you're coming from a place that requires a visa, E.G. America, then some of the schools will even help you process that so you can come to study. And if you don't want to pay to go to a language school, you can even earn Catalan or Spanish for free outside of a classroom environment.

Where will I live?

One of the most convenient and safest options for staying in Barcelona if you're coming for less than a year is to stay in a monthly apartment rental for students, where you can live with friends or even a pet. If it's on relatively short term notice, don't worry as there's always something available in Barcelona. You'll feel right at home.

The schools are distributed between the uptown and downtown areas, so the best place to stay if you're learning a language is the Eixample area, which has easy access to both. This way you can enjoy the entire city while still finding it easy to get to classes on time.

If you are coming to study in Barcelona we advise you to look at our student accommodations in Barcelona.

In the Classroom
In the Classroom

Excursions in Barcelona

To make the most of Barcelona and fill your trip with unforgettable experiences and emotions, we offer you the excursions through the Catalan capital organized by our friends - the GetYourGuide team. Choose your excursion and fall in love with Barcelona:

List of top 6 language schools in Barcelona

1.  Expanish Language School Barcelona

Located in the trendy neighborhood of Eixample and boasting modern facilities, numerous activities and Spanish programs for all levels, Expanish is one of the best Spanish language schools in Barcelona. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff work hard to ensure that every student receives the best immersion experience possible. Their professors teach using the communicative method, meaning that every student is guaranteed to quickly advance their Spanish language skills.

  • Programs and tuition fees:
    • Intensive Spanish (20 group lessons):
      • 1-4 weeks: 185€
      • 5-11 weeks: 175€
    • Intensive Spanish (30 group lessons):
      • 1-4 weeks: 255€
      • 5-11 weeks: 245€
    • One to One Lessons (min. 10 individual lessons): 40€ per lesson
    • Intensive Spanish (20 group + 10 ind. lessons):
      • 1-4 weeks: 505€
      • 5-11 weeks: 495€
  • Web: https://expanish.com/
Expanish Language School Barcelona
Expanish Language School

2. WorldClass - Barcelona Language School

If you are looking for a small and homely place to learn Spanish, World Class Bcn is a perfect option for you. You feel it's a special place when you first put your feet inside. It surprises by its cozy ambient with space for activities like flamenco or cooking. Then, you learn about their courses, classes focused on communication run in small groups. Once there, you meet warm and passionate people willing to share their love for Spanish and Barcelona and help you when you've got problems typical for someone new in the city. 

They have different types of courses. For example, in the summer they organize special programs for teenagers, full of games and digital activities.

WorldClass
Students of WorldClass School

3. IH – International House

One of the most famous and prestigious schools in Spain, but also one of the most expensive. It money is no problem then this is definitely the school that will boost your Spanish the quickest. There are also many students from Europe that take advantage of the free public program called Da Vinci.

  • Tuition Fees:
    • One week: €210
    • One month: €800
    • One year: €6090 (42 weeks) (To compare with other schools below; for 52 weeks it would be €7540)
  • Website: https://ihes.com/bcn/spanish/index.html

4. Don Quijote

This Spanish school in Barcelona has been ongoing since 1986. In addition to classes, the school organizes various excursions and walks, so you can learn not just language, but also local culture. There is also various other courses like Spanish Cooking, diving, Flamenco, and even golf.

  • Tuition Fees:
    • One week: €199
    • One month: €796
    • One year: €8628
  • Website: www.donquijote.org/
Life outside of School
Life Outside of School

5. ABCHumboldt

Probably one of the best schools in terms of value and quality. The staff are friendly and the environment is cosy with the aim of making classes fun. They combine the more monotonous tasks of grammar exercises with other learning experiences such as games, discussions, and debates about relevant topics.

  • Tuition Fees:
    • One week (class of 4): €310
    • One week economy (class of 13 in partner school): €156
    • One month (class of 4): €1240
    • One month economy (class of 13 in partner school): €584
    • One year (class of 4): €15640
    • One year economy (class of 13 in partner school): €6760
  • Website: http://www.abchumboldt.com/spanish-courses/
Happy Students
Happy Students

6. Camino

The youngest school on the list, it was opened in 2006 but has become popular in almost no time. One unique aspect of this school is that it also has 11 student apartments in the same building.

7. Ole

It's the cheapest school in the list, but don't underestimate it! Famous for its energetic and younger professors who will not only explain the enigma of grammar and expand your vocabulary, but also give you information about local traditions and advise about living in Spain. If three enroll together, you get a 10% discount, and if you enroll 3 months in advance there is a 5% discount.

Classes for Childrenь
Classes for Children

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