Barcelona Spanish Courses

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Barcelona is a modern metropolitan city with a uniquely international flair and the whimsical architectural touch of Gaudí. Its multicultural, artistic atmosphere provides a fascinating backdrop to its big city lifestyle, nice beaches, and pleasant weather.

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Spanish Courses Offered in Barcelona

First Class Barcelona University (UAB) Package: A special program at Barcelona University (UAB) for students who are looking for an all-inclusive package including Spanish course, high quality accommodation, free-time activities, medical insurance and more.

Barcelona University (UAB)
Feedback: 7,5


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  • Students per class: Max. 15
  • Average Students Summer: 800
  • Average Students All Year: 500
  • Year Founded: 1999
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  • Great number of students in the school: ideal for those who want to socialize

  • Facilities

  • Number of students per class

  • Free time activities

Camino Barcelona
Feedback: 9,0


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  • Students per class: Max. 10
  • Average Students Summer: 390
  • Average Students All Year: 200
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  • The only school in Barcelona with on-site accommodation

  • Great location

  • Does not offer Spanish courses for kids

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  • Students per class: Max. 12
  • Average Students Summer: 120
  • Average Students All Year: 60
  • Year Founded: 2001
  • Classrooms: 14
  • Minimum Age: 14
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  • Wide range of useful ‘extras’ included, such as a student card for discounts

  • Intercambio service arranged so students can make friends with Spaniards

  • Reduced class sizes (can be as small as 3 pupils)

  • No excursions to other Spanish cities


What Previous Students Think About Barcelona

About Barcelona

Iconic architecture, modern fashion and great cuisine characterise Barcelona. This destination is recommended for students who love the excitement of a large, cosmopolitan city. Barcelona provides a cornucopia of Spanish and Catalonian culture, history, fashion and entertainment. As an added attraction, the city boasts some of the world’s best city beaches.

One of the most interesting things about the city is how it is divided into many neighbourhoods, each with its unique character. The central La Rambla and Ciutat Bella are busy—sip a coffee outdoors and watch the locals rushing to work or join the ambling foreign tourists. Visit Barrio Gótico with its ancient taverns or sunbathe on the beach at the old fishing district of Barceloneta. Venture into authentic, colourful El Born, or go for cocktails and alternative music in anarchic and trendy Raval. Students can take a funicular up the Monjuic Mountain, or admire quirky Gaudi buildings including the mind blowing Sagrada Familia Cathedral in the grid-patterned L’Eixample district.

Although the Gaudi architecture is Barcelona’s must-see for students, the city has a world-class selection of other attractions. Museums and galleries include the MACBA, the Picasso Museum, the Joan Miro Foundation and the Catalonian Art Museum. Fashion lovers and shoppers will adore the numerous retro clothing stores and cool boutiques. Barcelona is well known as one of Europe’s culinary capitals, with restaurants ranging from typical Spanish and Catalonian tapas and seafood to trendy international restaurants. The city’s nightlife is nonpareil. Here students can find every kind of niche music bar, fashionista cocktail joint and macro nightclub—and everything else in between. The city also attracts huge national and international names in rock, pop and electronic music, with regular concerts, festivals and DJ events all over the city.

In Barcelona, a percentage of the population speaks Catalan as their mother tongue. Spanish is the region’s official first language and while everybody speaks and understands it, some locals prefer to only talk in Catalan. This can hamper getting to know a part of the population in Barcelona, especially during longer stays when students usually want more integration with their local community. Barcelona is therefore recommended for short immersion periods from a few weeks to 3-4 months, or in combination with another location in Spain. Many Andalusian cities, like Malaga, Granada and Seville combine well with Barcelona because they offer a different kind of lifestyle and cheaper living costs. At the more expensive end of the scale, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Pamplona also offer a good contrast to Barcelona.

In the summer there is always a festival or parade happening in one of Barcelona’s neighbourhoods. Apart from the many concerts and music festivals, the city celebrates numerous traditional fairs and street parties. The most famous one is the Fiesta Mayor de Gracia, held in the Gracia neighbourhood mid-August. Locals decorate the district with lanterns and papier-mache statues and the streets are filled with music, dancing, food and drink.

Since it is situated on the Mediterranean, Barcelona generally has a mild, sunny climate, and is a suitable travel destination any time of year. The summers are hot and dry; July and August experience temperatures around 35ºC (95ºF), so students who dislike intense heat should avoid these months. Although the autumn, and in particular November, can get rainy, the weather stays mild at around 19ºC (66ºF). Winters can bring colder weather at 10ºC (50ºF), especially if it is raining and there is a sea wind. The most pleasant times to visit Barcelona are spring and autumn.

Barcelona is one of Spain’s most expensive cities when it comes to accommodation and living costs. Public transport is subsidised, however, so getting around is comparably cheaper than in other big European city destinations. Students who shop, eat and drink at venues used by local people, avoiding those aimed at tourists, can live on an average budget.


People who like a big city atmosphere and would like to experience a modern Spanish cosmopolitan city will love Barcelona. The location of Barcelona next to the Mediterranean offers a nice climate all year round and there are always many interesting activities going on (big concerts, international sport matches, town festivities, etc). For more information about other partner Spanish schools Barcelona you can see this links.

The only negative point about Barcelona is that some people are reluctant to speak Spanish as Catalan is their first language. This can make it a bit difficult to get to know the local population but as Spanish is an official language everybody does speak Spanish.

Barcelona can be highly recommended for short-term studies (up to 3-4 months) and in combination with another location in Spain.

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