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A famous city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a mix of local culture, superb architecture and lots of fun.

Barcelona is deservedly famous: there’s just so much to do and so many places to explore. You can visit a new neighborhood or plaza (public square) every day of your stay. The restaurants are superb and the nightlife has something for all. Quiet days can take you to the beach while active days let you experience some of the world’s finest attractions.

But with so much on offer, Barcelona cannot be rushed. This is a city that needs time. Visit for just three days and you can only scratch at the surface. Stay for weeks and you can truly explore like a local, diving into the heart of what makes Barcelona so special. The public transport is excellent as well, making independent exploration very straight-forward.

From a famous attraction like Sagrada Familia to a less-touristic local district, Barcelona will reveal its charms as long as you give the city time. Best of all, Barcelona is a city with a proudly vibrant culture. It’s something that is all around you. And the more you practice your Spanish the more you will enjoy the experience.

Sagrada Familia

Gaudi’s masterpiece is more than a century in construction. Its towering spires act as compass points in the city and the artistic detail is unlike anything else in the world. Quite simply, La Sagrada Familia is unmissable for all who visit Barcelona.

Barceloneta Beach

Bars and restaurants line the golden sands of Barceloneta Beach, where the atmosphere can be relaxed or lively dependent on how you feel. Come here to sunbathe and swim, or come for the afternoon and stay long into the evening.

FC Barcelona

The world’s most famous football club puts on a show, whether you are visiting for a live match or not. Take a tour of Camp Nou, the hallowed stadium, or find yourself tickets for a game. Either way, it’s an inspiring experience.

Gothic District

Barcelona’s historic heart is a wonderful mix of shops, bars, plazas and elegant architecture. Here you can explore without a map and always stumble upon a new treasure. Stay for a few weeks in Barcelona and you’ll find personal favourites in this old cultural hub.

Park Guëll

Strange colours and unique mosaics are dotted around Park Guëll, a quiet place to hang out and look over the city. Designed by Gaudi more than a century ago, this is perhaps the world’s most unique public park, a place you’ll want to visit time and time again.

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Our school in Barcelona

There’s a special Catalonian atmosphere to Linguaschools Barcelona. The modernistic building is typical of the city during the late 19th century, while the garden provides space for you to relax with new friends over a coffee. Situated in the heart of the city, the school surrounds you with everything Barcelona has to offer. Many popular attractions are within walking distance but there’s also a local atmosphere to the neighbourhood, with cafes and narrow alleys aplenty. 

This means there are lots of different places to go when you have a break between lessons. There’s also good Wi-Fi if you need to reconnect with home. Evening and weekend activities help you really experience the region, from paella and tapas nights to flamenco and salsa classes, plus excursions to places like Figueres, Girona or the wine regions. But most importantly, Linguaschools Barcelona is a relaxed base in a bustling city. You’ll find peace and quiet here, which is perfect when you want to really learn Spanish.

CLASSROOMS 10 classrooms with natural light and air-conditioning
ACCREDITATIONS Instituto Cervantes, FEDELE, Bildungsurlaub, DELE exam center, CSN, SIELE, Madrid Chamber of Commerce, Erasmus+, Universitat de Barcelona
Location 5 minutes walking from Plaza Catalunya
Multimedia all classrooms have digital projectors
student areas private garden and 2 roof terraces
Other facilities wifi, computers free of use, library, snacks and coffee machines, luggage storage
Languages spoken by staff English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Dutch, Italian

Nationality mix

Rest West-EU

Age mix

Spanish courses in Barcelona

We offer a variety of Spanish courses at Linguaschools Barcelona, ensuring that there is something for every level of ability and time commitment from 1 week up to a whole year. Small-group intensive courses are either 20 or 30 hours per week, with the opportunity to include some individual lessons as well. A semi-intensive 10 hour per week course is also available, along with a specific Spanish conversation course.

Those already living in Spain with little time available –for example, people working, doing an internship, Erasmus students and au-pairs – could consider semi-intensive courses such as the extensive 4, with 2 lessons, 2 evenings per week over 12 weeks. As with most Linguaschools, Barcelona also offers various official Spanish exam preparation courses and private tuition.

CLASS DURATION 1 lesson = 55 minutes
GROUP SIZE Max. 10 students
MINIMUM AGE 16 years old

Intensive Courses

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Intensive 20
Intensive 30

Combination Courses

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Intensive 20 + 5
Intensive 20 + 10

Individual courses

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Individual 10 and Individual 20
Customised Individual Lessons
Customized Semi-Individual Lessons

Semi-Intensive Courses

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Intensive 10
Conversation 10
Max. 6 students in a group
Intensive 8
Extensive 4
Max. 12 students in a group

Exam preparation courses

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DELE Exam Preparation
DELE 10 (individual)
DELE 20 + 5
SIELE Exam Preparation
Madrid Chamber of Commerce Exam Preparation

Please note that the school is closed on bank holidays. Half of any missed group lessons are generally made up for in the same week.


Feel at home in Barcelona. All the accommodation is safe, comfortable, and good for studying Spanish. You will have your own room and key to the main door, either in a shared apartment or with a host family. There’s WIFI, kitchen, bathroom, living room, and all the necessary amenities. Plus, you get to keep all your independence.

Availability All year round
Distance 25 minutes walking distance
Shared with Locals and or language school students
Standard apartment Standard single and double room
Standard apartment Big single room
With private bathroom Single and double room
With private bathroom Big single room and double room
Limited availability
Availability All year round
Distance 25 minutes walking distance
Shared with Locals and or language school students
Host family Single and double room breakfast
Host family Single and double room half board
Host family Single and double room full board

For a smooth check-in you should arrive at your accommodation before 22.00 (landing time before 20.00 at Barcelona (BCN) airport). If you arrive later, you may need to reserve an airport transfer or you may be charged a late check-in fee.

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Barcelona is packed with highlights, from world famous attractions to local experiences.

In Barcelona there is always somewhere new to explore and something new to try. During the week the school organises welcome drinks, picnics and tapas tours. Then look forward to weekend day trips to Girona, Sitges, and a hike on Tibidabo. All these fun activities help further improve your Spanish and learn the culture like a local.

Week Welcome sangría

Week Tapas tour

Week Beach volleyball

Week Picnic

Weekend Trip to Sitges

Weekend Hike to Tibidabo

Weekend Trip to Girona

Weekend Boat trip

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Hike to Tibidabo

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Upcoming activities

Sep 21, 2019

Trip to Sitges

We meet at the gate of the school at 09:00. The price is for one way, you have to buy your own ticket back. We need a minimum of 6 students to make the activity happen. ...

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Sep 23, 2019

Welcome drink

At 13:30 in the school garden.Try our home made Sangría and get to know your fellow students.

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Sep 26, 2019

Picnic in the school garden

We meet in the school garden from 13:00. 3€ for the food. Minimum 6 students. 

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