Learn Spanish in Barcelona

 

Barcelona

Population 1,6 million
Description The capital of Catalonia is Spain’s second biggest city and one of the most dynamic and international cities in Europe. Through history, the obstinate capital of Catalonia proved to be a centre for artistic, gastronomic and architectural innovation.
Climate summer 28ºC  winter 14ºC
To see The terraces on and around the Ramblas, the Gothic district, the Sagrada Familia, Parc Gaudí, Montjuic, Picasso museum, home matches of FC Barcelona at Nou Camp stadium.
To do Paella- and tapas nights, Flamenco & Salsa classes, sea kayaking, wine tasting, hiking or horseback riding in Catalonia.Excursions to Andorra, Figueras (Dali museum), Girona, etc.
   

 

Learn Spanish in Barcelona

The sagrada familia is one of the landmarks in Barcelona

Do you see yourself sitting in a t-shirt and shorts sipping a refreshing drink at the beach? Or perhaps you prefer climbing one of the imposing towers of the Sagrada Familia?

What about partying the night away in the open-air after you've had a great meal? No matter if you prefer art, history or its cosmopolitan nature, this beautiful city provides you with one of the best settings for your Spanish language course.

Babylon Idiomas offers a personal environment in the heart of the city at an award winning spanish language school. We think that makes learning Spanish in Barcelona at our school a winning combination.

 

 

 

barcelona cityBarcelona, capital of Catalonia

Barcelona is the 2nd largest city in Spain and is home to 1.5 million people as the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia in Spain. Barcelona was also the proud host of the 1992 Olympics.

Barcelona is the jewel in the Mediterranean crown, offering the widest range of choice in arts, culture and entertainment. The medieval city centre of Barcelona is one of the most stunning and complete in Europe befitting a seafaring city that ruled much of the Mediterranean 1,000 years ago.

The modernist architecture of the late 19th century and the works of Miró and Gaudí make Barcelona one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. Your Spanish course at our language school in Barcelona will be nothing like any other destination.

Catalonia has two official languages: Spanish and Catalan. You will have no problems learning and improving your Spanish here since Spanish is the dominant language in Barcelona and all Catalans are bilingual and will speak Spanish with you.

 

Barcelona offers you a Mediterranean climate & spirit

Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters: ideal for learning Spanish! Most shops close between 2:00pm and 4:30pm for lunch and are open until 8pm or later. Dinner is usually not served before 10:00pm and most restaurants take orders until midnight. Nightlife is almost 24/7 and hugely varied ranging from small bars in the Barrio Gótico to huge open air night clubs in the hills of the Tibidabo on the west side of Barcelona.

 

Barcelona has some beautiful and popular beaches on its doorstep and it won't take long to explore the beautiful Costa Brava which runs north of Barcelona, or the popular beach resort Sitges to its South. Just as popular are the Pyrenean mountains, less than 2 hours away. The mountains offer a fantastic getaway during summer as well as over the winter for skiing.

 

Barcelona has excellent facilities

Barcelona is a very well organized city in Spain. The airport has excellent connections and public transport is of high standards. There are plenty of sport facilities and of course the sea is at your doorstep if you want to (learn to) sail.

We hope this brief introduction has made you as enthusiastic about learning Spanish in Barcelona as we are. We look forward to welcoming you to our school soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The School

 

 

Location and School

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Our school is centrally located in downtown Barcelona, in a quiet street with spacious classrooms, a large common room and a beautiful big terrace: the ideal location for you to learn Spanish.

Our school is situated on the 1st floor of a typical ''Eixample'' building in the heart of Barcelona. The Eixample was built in the late 19th century and is one of the architectural highlights of our city.

High ceilings, French windows and original mosaic floors create a very special surrounding. We are confident that you'll like the ambiance and intimacy of our language school as much as we do.

Our large outdoor terrace is the heart of the school's social life and you can always find students and teachers talking and mingling here. There is also an inside living room where you can get a fresh espresso ("cafe solo" as we like to call it), surf the web or read a newspaper.

School in BarcelonaAll our class rooms have air-conditioning to keep you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. Worth mentioning are the ergonomical chairs that make your Spanish course just that little bit more comfortable.

Our school managers are there to help you make the most of your Spanish course with Babylon Idiomas in Barcelona.

 

 

 

 

Our Team

All our teachers are Spanish native speakers and have studied Spanish philology. We carefully select our teachers not only on their academic skills but also on their enthusiasm, patience and energy.

Our head of studies oversees the high quality of our Spanish courses and is there to help you with any questions you may have.

 

Frequently asked questions: 

Question Answer
How many students attend your school? On average 40 students per week with a large increase in spring and summer:

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How many teachers work at Babylon Idiomas in Barcelona? Our team consists of one head of studies and depending on the season between 8 and 14 Spanish native and university trained teachers.
What happens when there are not enough students to form a group? Although it happens rarely that we don’t have enough students to form a group, when it does happen: if you booked an Intensive 20 course and there is no group available, you will receive 5 private classes.
What languages do the service staff speak? You can be assisted in Barcelona in Spanish, English, German and Polish.
Is there a post course evaluation? Yes, you will receive an electronic survey where you can give your feedback about the course. This is very important to us so we do recommend everyone to fill this out.
How many hours do I need to attend class to receive a certificate of assistance or diploma? We require that you attend at least 80% of the course if you wish to receive a certificate of assistance (or diploma in case you have taken the end of course test).

 
 

Spanish Courses

Flexibility, variety and quality: these are the elements that define Spanorama Spanish programs in Spain.

Courses starting every Monday, all year round
Minimum course duration: 1 week, and up to 1 year
Maximum 10 students per class, average 5-6
5 hours of cultural lessons and workshops every week
Combine your course in different cities!

Get to know the characteristics, destinations and prices of all of our Spanish courses in Spain on these pages.

Intensive Spanish CourseSpanish lesson

This course consists of 20 lessons each week. It's the perfect course to choose if you want to combine a stay in a foreign country with language classes or if you have business obligations. Also, if you prefer a less intensive daily schedule this is the right choice for you. Students can choose an appropriate course length to suit their needs and goals, from 2 to 24 weeks.

The program consists of an integrated approach including textbook study, listening comprehension, pronunciation practice and practice in the key structures of Spanish.

 

 

Intensive Plus Spanish Course

This course consists of 25 lessons each week. It's the perfect course to choose if you want to combine a stay in a foreign country with language classes or if you have business obligations. The program is an ideal combination of group lessons (4 each day) and individual teaching (1 hour daily). The individual lessons of this course can be dedicated to extra conversational practice, special vocabulary or business studies.

 
Super Intensive Spanish Course

This course consists of 30 lessons each week. It is designed to encourage quick progress in Spanish communication. Classes are small with 6-10 participants per group. Course duration is 1 week or more. The level of Spanish spoken in class is adjusted to fit the abilities and needs of the students.

 
Super Intensive Plus Spanish Course

The Super Intensive Plus course is especially designed for people who want to make the most progress in the least amount of time. The program is an ideal combination of group lessons (6 each day) and individual teaching (1 lesson daily). The individual lessons of this course can be dedicated to extra conversational practice, special vocabulary or business studies.

Six lessons daily in an Super Intensive course, as described above, plus 1 private lesson every day. With 7 lessons daily, this course maximizes the benefits of group work and individual instruction. In the private lesson your teacher can concentrate on aspects of language relevant to your particular needs.This course will enhance your grammar and fluency in conversational Spanish.

 

 
InIndividual lessonsdividual (One-to-One) Spanish Course

Our Individual Spanish Course offers our participants a flexible individual learning program. The course is dedicated to the personal and specific needs of each student.

The topics are chosen according to the particular requirements and study aims of the learner, such as Spanish for business, exam preparation or specific areas of language difficulty, such as grammar work, comprehension skills and oral communication. You can choose between 3, 4 or 6 lessons daily.

 
D.E.L.E. Preparation Spanish Course

Upon successful completion of Intermediate or Advanced courses you can apply for the exam of the DELE Diploma Intermedio. Successful completion of the superior level course awards you pass the exam of the internationally recognized "Diploma Superior de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (D.E.L.E.: Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language).

This course takes between two and four weeks with four lessons daily.Our superior level course allows you to obtain the internationally recognized "D.E.L.E"-Diploma.

 
Summer Spanish Course

A holiday course with a maximum of 10 students per group. We combine classes with a large variety of outdoor activities. Summer courses at the Spanorama's schools are really something special!.

The summer course is offered at all levels from total beginner to advanced. With this course you can combine studying and a vacation. The activity program gives you many opportunities to immerse yourself in Spanish culture and explore Barcelona and other cities in Spain.

 

 
Spanish Courses For GroupsGroups

Of course Spanorama Languages also offers you and a group of friends, colleagues or fellow-students the possibility to book a group-course with an interesting discount.

1. Group from three to seven participants (small groups):

Spanorama Languages offers groups from 3 to 7 participants a 10% discount on the course prices. To benefit from this offer just mention “Group Discount”, and the names of the other group members in the comments section on the application form.

2. Group of more than seven participants (large groups):

For the larger groups, consisting of seven or more students, Spanorama Languages offers customized programmes and significantly reduced prices. We can provide tailor-made programmes for your group which can also include a range of interesting guided tours and excursions, leisure programmes, parties and sporting activities that can shed a different light on the Spanish language and culture.

 

 

Accommodation

The following accommodations are available:

Spanish FamilySpanish family

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture by having us arrange your accommodations with a host family. Almost 80% students choose to live with a host family during the first weeks of their program..
Staying with a host family is an important and rewarding part of the student's learning process. The students receive their own house key and are only required to bring their own towels. Students can choose half-board or full-board, as accommodation in a single or a double room.
If there is more than one student with a family we will look for an international roommate in order to encourage the use of Spanish 24 hours a day.
n Spanish host Family: We ask that you reserve your accommodation in Spanish Family at least 2 weeks in advance.

 

Student Apartments
Shared apartments
the possibility to live in shared furnished apartment, in individual rooms (or double if you come with two friends). The minimum duration is 2 weeks. The students or the participants of our courses can reserve an apartment for them or search by themselves another type of accomodation. Thus you shared your life with 4 or 5 people of the Institute.

You have in common: a living room where you can meet or watch television, a kitchen to prepare your meals and one or more bathroom. That means that you will live with people of different nationality and that you will endeavour to speak Spanish.
 
Hotels & Private Apartments

If you prefer, you may also book accommodation in a hotel, pension or separate holiday apartment. The Spanish course can also be booked independently without accommodation. Those who wish to accompany students may also book accommodation.

There are plenty of hotels and pensions, some of them only 15-20 min from the school walking we can help you to find a hotel or a pension and inform you about the prices and the conditions of staying, please contact us by e-mail, phone or fax.

 

 
   


Activities

 

Barcelona School Activities

Babylon Idiomas Barcelona takes great pleasure in organising a wide range of cultural and social activities.


activities in barcelona¡Cultura Now!

Every day we organize a culture class. Our teachers prepare a different presentation on subjects such as architecture, Spanish movies, Spanish literature or Spanish history.

The culture classes are held every day from 12:30-13:15 and are available to all students with the exception of those who have only booked the Intensive Course 20 (these students may purchase access to culture classes separately).

 

Happy Miércoles

Every Wednesday evening we organize a social activity where all the students participate. Some examples of activities we organise: a salsa lesson, cava & tapas, paella night, “degustación internacional”, wine tasting. This is a great way to meet the other students and make new friends.

 

Cine Hispano

Every Tuesday between 12:30 and 14:05 you can get your popcorn ready, sit back and enjoy one of the many excellent movies that the Hispanic film world has to offer [with Spanish subtitles to make it just a little bit easier to follow]. A great way to improve your Spanish listening skills and enjoy a good movie at the same time.


Activites in barcelonaWeekend Olé

Every weekend we organise an activity or excursion such as a trip to the Dali museum in Figueres, a sailing trip on the Mediterranean or a visit to the monastery of Montserrat. These activities carry a small cost and can be booked at the customer service desk.

In addition to these activities, we'd be delighted to help you book alternative activities such as dancing classes or sailing lessons. We're here to help!

 

 
 

Prices

Intensive and Super Intensive Spanish Courses
  Intensive Intensive Plus Super Intensive Super Intensive Plus
  Duration / Weeks 20 20 + 5 lessons per week 30 lessons per week 30 +5 lessons per week
  Per week 140€ 280€ 220€ 375€

Included:
Study books and materials first month
Entry level test (if required)
End of course exam and diploma
Free internet access and wifi
Access to book and DVD library
Student Services Help
Weekly social activities
Free Spanish film night
Complementary culture classes


Individual (One-to-One) Spanish Course

  Lessons intensity  
  1 hour flexible 38€

Included:
Study books and materials first month
Entry level test (if required)
End of course exam and diploma
Free internet access and wifi
Access to book and DVD library
Student Services Help
Weekly social activities
Free Spanish film night
Complementary culture classes


D.E.L.E. Preparation Spanish Course


  Lessons intensity  
  4 weeks 20 hours week 650

Included:
Study books and materials first month
Entry level test (if required)
End of course exam and diploma
Free internet access and wifi
Access to book and DVD library
Student Services Help
Weekly social activities
Free Spanish film night
Complementary culture classes

 

 

D.E.L.E. preparation [Barcelona] 05/05  (exam days: Friday 23rd May + Saturday 24th May)29/09  (exam day: Friday 17th October)

 

Summer Spanish Course

  Lessons intensity  
  4 weeks 15 hours week 430€

Included:
Study books and materials first month
Entry level test (if required)
End of course exam and diploma
Free internet access and wifi
Access to book and DVD library
Student Services Help
Weekly social activities
Free Spanish film night
Complementary culture classes

 

Course Start dates [Day / Month]*
Intensive Course 20 / 20+5:

Level: Absolute Beginners [level A1]
Destinations: Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia
07/01, 20/01, 03/02, 17/02, 03/03, 17/03, 31/03, 14/04, 28/04, 12/05, 26/05, 09/06, 23/06, 30/06, 07/07, 14/07, 21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08, 01/09, 15/09, 29/09, 13/10, 27/10, 10/11, 24/11, 01/12, 15/12*
Spanish + Salsa [Barcelona] 20/01, 17/02, 17/03, 14/04, 12/05, 09/06, 14/07, 18/08, 15/09, 13/10, 10/11
Intensive Course:
All other levels [A2-C2]
Every Monday*
Super-Intensive Course
Levels A2-C2
Every Monday*
Inmersión see Intensive Course dates
Español Exprés Every Monday
Individual classes Flexible

 

* Please note that if a local holiday falls on a Monday, courses start on the Tuesday

Babylon Idiomas will be closed in Barcelona from the 20th of December 2014 until the 4th of January 2015.

Accommodation Prices:

Host Family (prices per week)

    Half Board Full Board
  Host family Double room 170€ Consult
  Individual room 195€ Consult

Price in Spanish Family includes: Bed linen, blankets, laundry once per week & meals
Supplement in Spanish Family:
Extra day double room (max. 3 days) 35€ per day
Extra day single room (max. 3 days) 45€ per day

Note: Double room only available for 2 students traveling together.


Shared Student Apartments (prices per week)

     
  Apartment Double room 145€
  Individual room 180€

NOTE: The students should contact our central office in order to be informed about the place and the time to pick up the keys of their rooms. The students must respect all rules and regulations set by families, residences and shared flat administrations. If there is damage to the premises, the student must pay the corresponding amount.

NOTE: It is necessary to leave a deposit upon arrival (150€ payable in cash or with credit card authorization). The deposit shall be returned to the student at the end of the stay provided there are no damages to the apartment.