Spanish Courses in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It has a huge number of attractions including a city center which retains its medieval street plan; one of the world’s most famous streets (the Ramblas), some stunning modernist architecture including several buildings by Gaudi (the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Milà…), Spain’s most famous architect; dozens of museums including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miró and yet another to Barcelona’s world famous football club, Barça! Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience. There are two major arts festivals during the year, one in the summer (the Grec) and one in the autumn (La Mercé), and there are concerts and shows of different kinds happening all the time.
The city enjoys an almost perfect climate making it an ideal place to be at any time of the year. It even has its own 4 kilometers of sandy beaches, which are less than 15 minutes away from the school. Its geographical position also makes it one of the easiest Spanish city to reach from the rest of world with direct flights from most cities in the world to its prize-winning international airport.
Spanish Courses at International House Barcelona
International House Barcelona has been offering Spanish Courses for adults in Barcelona since 1972. It is one of the oldest and most successful Spanish language schools in Spain. It forms part of the International House Eastern Spain group of schools, which is in turn a member of the International House World Organization, a leader on international language teacher training. The International House Barcelona Spanish Language School building is situated in the center of Barcelona on Calle Trafalgar, less than 5 minutes from Plaza Catalunya – the central square and communications hub of the city. The Spanish school occupies six floors of a large typical Barcelona town house located on a corner. It has a large entrance hall, high ceilings, lots of natural light, a marble staircase and an elevator. There are 40 air-conditioned classrooms, a conference room used for films and parties, a library and study center, Internet access room with 12 computers available for student use (free of charge), a bar/restaurant offering hot and cold dishes and drinks, and a terrace where students can relax, do homework or simply socialize with other students.
Students at International House Barcelona come from all over the world. The majority of them are European, with a smaller percentage of Americans, Asians and even some Brazilians who come all the way to Barcelona to take Spanish Language Courses at IH. The average age of the student body is 24 – 28, although they often have students as young as 17 and as old as 75. The majority of the students are young professional people who need Spanish to develop their careers. But they also host a large proportion of students who are still full-time students in their own countries as well as an increasing number of people who are simply learning Spanish as a hobby.
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International House – Spanish Courses in Barcelona
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
Minimum enrollment age: 16. Each lesson is 55 minutes long. Minimum enrollment for group courses: 1 week.
Spanish Courses offered:
Intensive Spanish Courses: 20 Spanish Lessons per week. Maximum of 10 students per class (average 7). Course consists of 20 lessons per week (4 Spanish lessons per day from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday). A program of social activities is included in the prices. In July and August the school reserves the right to schedule classes in the afternoon.
Intensive Spanish Courses – LONG TERM Course: 20 Spanish Lessons per week. Maximum of 10 students per class (average 7). Same as the Intensive Spanish Course above, but with considerable discounts being offered to students enrolling for more than 12 weeks. Course consists of 20 lessons per week (4 Spanish lessons per day from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday). A program of social activities is included in the prices. In July and August the school reserves the right to schedule classes in the afternoon.
Spanish Courses in Barcelona – Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six Weeks||Eight Weeks||Twelve weeks||Twenty-four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Courses 20 lessons per week.||$270||$540||$770||$1,030||$1,540||$1,950||--||--||$258|
|Intensive Spanish Courses - Long Term\||--||--||--||$2,930||$4,940||--|
International House Spanish Courses – Starting dates 2017: Elementary, Intermediate and advanced students may start any Monday during 2017. Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 2, 16 or 30 January / 13 or 27 February /13 or 27 March /10 or 24 April /8 or 22 May / 6 or 19 June / 3, 17 or 31 July / 14 or 28 August /12 or 26 September / 9 or 23 October / 6 or 20 November / 4 or 18 December. Notes: When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Holidays 2017: 1 January, 6 January, 14 April, 17 April, 1 May, 5 June, 24 June, 15 August, 11 September, 25 September, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December, 8 December, 25-26 December. Classes lost due to public holidays are not made up. When 2 holidays fall in the same week (weeks of 4 December and 25 December) the price for that week will be reduced by USD 80.00. When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
International House Spanish Courses – Starting dates 2018: Elementary, Intermediate and advanced students may start any Monday during 2018. Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 2, 15 or 29 January / 12 or 26 February /12 or 26 March /9 or 23 April / 7 or 22 May / 4 or 18 June / 2, 16 or 30 July / 13 or 27 August /10 or 25 September / 8 or 22 October / 5 or 19 November / 3 or 17 December. Notes: When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Holidays 2018: 1 January, 6 January, 30 March, 2 April, 1 May, 21 May, 24 June, 15 August, 11 September, 24 September, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December, 8 December, 25-26 December. Classes lost due to public holidays are not made up. When 2 holidays fall in the same week (weeks of 4 December and 25 December) the price for that week will be reduced by USD 80.00. When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Special Spanish Courses in Barcelona:
Senior Spanish Courses for Students 50+: If you are a mature student, you are of course always welcome to join any of our Spanish courses. However, if you prefer to study and socialize with people of your own age, and are over the age of 50, International House Barcelona has Spanish courses specially designed for you. This 2 week Senior Spanish Program consists of 15 Spanish Lessons per week (3 lessons per day from Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM), with an afternoon activity program and a weekend excursion included. Class size: 7-8 students per class average, with a maximum of 10 per class. All Spanish language levels from Beginner to Advanced are offered.
Activity Program Sample for the 2 week Senior Spanish Courses:
•Tuesday: Guided tour of the Gothic Quarter
•Wednesday: Visit to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia
•Thursday: Visit to the Picasso Museum
•Friday: IH Friday Club language exchange
•Saturday: Excursion (Costa Brava, Figueras and Dalí museum)
•Tuesday: Visit to the Barcelona City Museum
•Wednesday: Walk round the Ribera District
•Thursday: Visit to Gaudi’s Park Güell
•Friday: IH Friday Club language exchange
Senior Spanish Courses’ price include: The price of the course includes the pre-course level test, all course materials, 15 Spanish lessons per week (30 total), a special program of social and cultural activities (transport, entrance fees and guide included); and access to all the school’s facilities, including free Internet usage.
Note: accommodations are not included in the course price but are available upon request (see options and prices under “Accommodations” tab).
Senior Spanish Courses starting dates 2018: 7 May, 25 September
Senior Course Price 2018: $ 605.00 for 2 weeks
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Additional courses available: (please contact us for prices and details)
- Spanish for Business Courses
- Conversation and Spanish Culture Course
- Private Spanish Courses
- Executive Plus Spanish Courses
- Teacher Training Spanish Courses
International House Barcelona – Accommodations
International House Barcelona offer accommodations in host families (single room or double room occupancy available for students traveling together), in shared apartments or in studio apartments (studios are only available on a monthly basis). There is also a limited number of “Executive Host Families” available, these families live in larger apartments and offer a private room, private bathroom as well as laundry service. The pricing for executive family stays reflects the extra services provided.
The residence is located in a newly refurbished building 10 minutes walking distance to the school and very close to the beach. It offers single room accommodations, shared bathrooms, Wi-Fi and LED TV. Students may choose breakfast only or half board (breakfast and dinner).
A new Exclusive Student Residence option is being offered from September through July (in August it may be available on request and based on availability). The Exclusive Residence offers single room accommodations, private bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and LED TV, study rooms and sports facilities. Students may choose room only (no meals) or dinner daily.
Accommodation Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Family: (Single room / breakfast)||$270||$540||$770||$1,080||$258|
|Host Family: (Single room / 2 meals a day)||$320||$640||$960||$1,280||$309|
|Executive Host Family: (Single room / breakfast)||$322||$644||$966||$1,288||$309|
|Executive Host Family: (Single room / 2 meals per day)||$390||$780||$1,170||$1,570||$380|
|Apartment Share: (Single room / no meals)||$335||$670||$999||$1,330||$309|
|Standard Residence: (Single room / breakfast)||$412||$824||$1,236||$1,648||$380|
|Standard Residence: (Single room / half board)||$476||$952||$1,428||$1,900||$444|
|Exclusive Residence: (Single room / private bath, no meals)||$450||$900||$1,350||$1,800||$399|
|Exclusive Residence: (Single room / private bath, dinner)||$540||$1,080||$1,620||$2,160||$485|
* Important note: students requesting shared apartment or studio apartment accommodations will have to pay an additional refundable security deposit (200 Euros) upon arrival.
International House Barcelona – Activities
International House Barcelona organizes a varied program of social activities for their Spanish language students. Activities regularly include:
- Welcome and farewell parties
- Lectures on topics of interest
- Concerts by local musicians
- Visits to discos
- Accompanied visits to places of interest in and around Barcelona
- Video films in Spanish
- Language Exchange evenings with our Spanish students of English, French and German.
- Most of the activities are offered free of charge, but excursions and outings involve a nominal extra charge.
The school will also help students plan their own social activities if they want to do something extra like go to a swimming pool or gymnasium, go to a movie or go and watch Barcelona Football Club.
Additionally during the summer months there is a full day excursion every 2 weeks to places such as the Salvador Dalí museum in Figueres, the provincial capitals of Girona and Tarragona, the beaches of the Costa Brava or the sacred mountain of Montserrat.
Airport Transfers: From Barcelona airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 77 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.