Barcelona - the very name brings to mind the thought of a café con leche in one of the many cafes in the Plaza Catalunya, a fruity sangria on the beach and sun rays on the skin. Barcelona combines the Mediterranean climate, a fine sandy beach, numerous bars and pubs, Catalan delicacies and nice young people from around the world. Without doubt, Barcelona is a fascinating city with a very special charm - just the place where you would want to take a Spanish language course.
Study abroad programs in Barcelona are particularly special experiences: you can learn Spanish from native speakers with our language courses in Barcelona, and also discover one of the trendiest cities in Europe. Those who need a rest after shopping on the Ramblas will find a wealth of options: sit in one of the street cafes for a while, or enjoy the impressive Parque Guell which offers a wonderful view of the city. A Spanish language course in Barcelona is an investment in your future, and taking one will give you the opportunity to visit unique places, gain useful experience and perhaps even develop new friendships. Who knows - maybe they’re waiting for you on the longest - and perhaps most colorful - park bench in the world? Discover for yourself the many benefits of taking a language course in Barcelona!
Pre-Arrival Language Test
All students fill out an online Spanish test prior to their arrival so they can be assigned to the right classes. If you have beginners Spanish, it’s still a good idea to take the test as it gives you a nice introduction to the course.
Whether you are a complete beginner or simply wish to brush up on your Spanish, a standard language course at our language school in Barcelona is bound to meet your requirements. This is the perfect compromise between learning the language and enjoying your free time. Four daily lessons guarantee effective learning, while the morning or afternoon remains free for extracurricular activities. That way, you can discover Barcelona and its surrounding area, get to know the Spanish culture and traditions, do sports and much more.
The size of the standard Spanish courses in Barcelona is limited to a maximum of 10 students, who always come from a wide range of countries and create an international atmosphere in the class.
Classes: 4 lessons per day, each of 45 minutes, 5 course days per week
Levels: basic, intermediate, advanced
The four lessons that you will have each day are as follows:
1 lesson - grammar and general vocabulary exercises
1 lesson - conversation
2 lessons - reading, understanding texts, listening, writing
The course structure may vary depending on the individual teachers and students. The topics usually refer to current articles from local newspapers and magazines. We work with texts that match the students' language skills. In this way, the texts and topics can be discussed actively by the group.
Choose between three types of accommodation in Barcelona: Apartment, Host Family or School Residence. School Residence only available in high season
The shared apartment is part of our concept of communicative learning and provides you with the opportunity to enjoy your free time activities in Barcelona with other students. If you communicate with your flat mates in Spanish, you can quickly and almost effortlessly improve your language skills. All apartments offer the choice of single rooms and double rooms. Bed linen is provided, but please bring your own towels. The furnishing is simple and functional. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Students cook for themselves and are expected to keep all the areas tidy, however, the basic cleaning of the apartment is organised by the language school.
If you choose the homestay option, you will have the chance to experience the Spanish way of life and the opportunity to practice your new language skills in conversation with individual family members. The host families are open, helpful and friendly. On your first day they will help you become familiar with your new daily life: keys, meal times, use of the washing machine etc. The family provides bed linen, but please bring your own towels.
You can share accommodation with language students from different countries in our school residence in Barcelona. The residence in Barcelona offers spacious single and double rooms which are bright and furnished in a modern style. You can chat with the other language students in the common areas, or prepare food in the fully equipped shared kitchen. The bathroom is also shared. For a small additional charge we will also provide you with a laundry service.
Please note that this option is only available in the summer from June until August.
2018 dates which are suitable for complete beginners:
January: 08 & 22
February: 05 & 19
Our language school is closed on the following public holidays in 2017:
- 01-06 January
- March 26
- 14-17 April
- 01 May
- 15 August
- 11 & 25 September
- 12 October
- 01 November
- 08 December
- 25 December - 07 January 2018
Sprachcaffe has different prices for the accommodation depending on season. The seasons are classed as low, medium & high. Therefore, the following surcharges will apply in addition to the regular fare.
The season surcharges for 2017 are:
LOW TO MEDIUM 25 EUR PER WEEK
MEDIUM TO HIGH 25 EUR PER WEEK
The seasons for 2017 are:
LOW: 01 Jan - 01 Apr & 01 Oct - 31 Mar 2018
MEDIUM: 02 Apr - 17 Jun & 27 Aug - 30 Sep
HIGH: 18 Jun - 26 Aug