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Learn Spanish in Barcelona

Barcelona, a city cradled between sea and mountains, stands out not only for its striking beauty, but also for its dynamic cultural spirit, making it the ideal setting in which to learn Spanish. As you immerse yourself in this Catalan gem, you’ll discover that every cobbled street, every colorful market and every echo of music in the squares is an invitation to dialogue, explore and blossom in the language of Cervantes.

Whether you’re seduced by the imposing modernist architecture, the renowned gastronomy, or the sunny charisma of its people, Barcelona is a lively backdrop for enriching your learning experience. Every street corner is an open classroom, every interaction a lesson, every smile a chance to practice and perfect your language skills.

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1 month Spanish course in Barcelona

🛏️ Host family 📚20 Spanish lessons per week 👨‍🎓+18 years 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €5515

3 months to learn Spanish in Barcelona

🛏️ Host family 📚 20 Spanish lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €1010

2-month internship + Spanish course in Barcelona

🛏️ Homeless 📚 Package: 2-month internship and morning Spanish course 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 Without meal

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Why learn Spanish in Barcelona?

Barcelona, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is the destination of choice for anyone wishing to learn Spanish while immersing themselves in a rich culture and fascinating history. Here’s what makes Barcelona the perfect setting for a language stay:

  • Architectural treasure: Barcelona’s streets are an open book on history, with architectural gems ranging from Gothic buildings to Gaudí’s modernist masterpieces. Learning Spanish here means studying in an open-air museum.
  • Beaches and the Costa Brava: After classes, relax on the city’s golden beaches or take a trip along the Costa Brava to admire breathtaking coastal scenery under a generous sun.
  • Catalan culture: Barcelona is a window on Catalan culture, offering a unique perspective on traditions, language and art, enriching your stay with a deep cultural dimension.
  • Professional opportunities: The metropolis is bursting with opportunities for students and professionals alike, making learning the language a real springboard for an international career.
  • Dynamic student life: With its renowned universities and international student population, Barcelona vibrates with youthful energy and community spirit, ideal for bonding and practicing Spanish.

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Language schools in Barcelona

Expanish School Barcelona

Our partner language school Expanish Barcelona is located just a few meters from Casa Milà, Gaudí’s extraordinary masterpiece on Passeig de Gràcia. The school has nine spacious, well-lit classrooms, each equipped with connected TVs. With modern comforts in mind, the school boasts high-performance air-conditioning, free high-speed Wi-Fi access and computers and tablets for students’ use. Enjoy convivial breaks in the school café for a snack and enriching exchanges with other learners in the common area. And when classes end, the wonders of Barcelona await you just a few steps away for endless discoveries.

The school offers a wide variety of programs for learning Spanish:

  • General Spanish group course: 20 lessons per week
  • Intensive Spanish group course: 30 lessons per week
  • One-to-one lessons: minimum 2 lessons per week
  • Long-term courses: 3 to 12 months to fully immerse yourself in Barcelona culture
  • Combined courses: 20 group lessons + 5-10 individual lessons
  • Group evening classes: 2 hours, 2 evenings a week
  • DELE exam preparation course
  • SIELE exam preparation course

Expanish 30+ School Barcelona

Expanish +30, offers tailor-made Spanish language learning programs for learners aged 30 and over, designed to meet their specific language immersion needs.

The school is nestled in Barcelona’s prestigious Eixample district, an area renowned for its abundance of bars and restaurants. The school is close to the Sagrada Familia, making it easy to reach the beach by public transport. Housed in a majestic traditional building recently renovated in 2022, the campus features a common area dedicated to the student community as well as 7 well-lit classrooms. What’s more, for those keen on cultural experiences, the school offers a range of free weekly activities, including local wine tasting sessions and architecture workshops, providing a deep immersion in Spanish culture.

The school also offers a wide range of Spanish courses:

  • General Spanish course: 20 lessons per week
  • General Spanish Course – Intensive: 30 lessons per week
  • Combined Spanish course: 20 group lessons + 4 private lessons
  • DELE exam preparation course
  • SIELE exam preparation course

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

When planning a language stay in Barcelona, choosing the right neighborhood for your accommodation is crucial to a rewarding and convenient experience. Here are some recommended neighborhoods that combine accessibility, safety and cultural life:

  • L’Eixample: This district is ideal for students thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and impressive architecture. The Eixample is well served by public transport, making it easy to get to the various language schools. You’ll also find a wide variety of cafés, restaurants and stores.
  • Gràcia: Known for its bohemian atmosphere and lively little squares, Gràcia is perfect for students looking to live in a neighborhood with a strong local identity. It’s an ideal place for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center while staying connected to the essentials.
  • El Barri Gòtic: If you’re interested in history and culture, the Gothic Quarter is the place to be. This is the historic heart of the town, with its narrow streets and ancient buildings. It’s also a convenient location for language schools in or near the city center.
  • El Raval: This multicultural neighborhood offers generally more affordable housing, ideal for students on a budget. El Raval is lively, with many bars, restaurants and markets, but it’s also important to choose a safe area for accommodation.
  • Poblenou: This district is a fantastic option for those who prefer a more modern, less touristy setting. Close to the beach and with good transport links, Poblenou offers a high quality of life with its many green spaces and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Sants: Although less well known to tourists, Sants is much loved by locals for its close-knit community and village atmosphere. It also offers easy access to the airport and other parts of the city via the Sants train station.

Each neighborhood has its own characteristics and advantages, so it’s important to consider your personal needs in terms of education, budget, and lifestyle when choosing your accommodation in Barcelona. Also consider accommodation options such as host families, shared apartments, or student residences, which can offer deeper immersion in the local language and culture.

Yes, it’s possible to combine learning Spanish with work experience in Barcelona thanks to our integrated course and internship programs. These packages are specially designed to allow students to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture while gaining valuable work experience in a variety of sectors:

  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Trade and Business
  • Education and Teaching
  • Mode
  • Hotels and Tourism
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Languages and Translation
  • Associative Sector
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Social work

These courses are accessible even to candidates with no previous experience in the field, opening up professional and personal development prospects. To be eligible, students must achieve at least a B2 level in Spanish, demonstrating sufficient language skills to take full advantage of the internship experience.

Applicants must provide a letter of application, an updated CV with photo, a copy of their passport, and travel insurance for the duration of their stay. To guarantee effective preliminary immersion, the course must be preceded by at least one week of classroom Spanish lessons. Classes are held every morning for one hour, allowing students to balance study and work.

As for the language of the internship, it can be English or Spanish, depending on the student’s choice and the needs of the host company, offering flexibility according to their level of competence and fluency in each language.

Our programs are an ideal opportunity for students to enjoy an enriching international experience, improve their language skills and develop their professional network in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities.

Finding a job in Barcelona can vary depending on many factors, including your area of expertise, your command of the language, and current economic conditions. The city attracts an international workforce thanks to its diversified economy and thriving tourism sector, offering opportunities in fields such as services, commerce, language teaching, and the hotel and catering sector.
However, competition for jobs can be fierce, and fluency in Spanish, and often Catalan, is a significant advantage for job seekers. Professional networks and local contacts can also play a crucial role in the job search. It’s advisable to start your search online, via local and international job portals, and to connect with professional networks as soon as you arrive.

The cost of studying Spanish in Barcelona can vary considerably depending on a number of factors, such as the type of course, the length of study, the language school chosen and the type of accommodation.

In general, here’s what you can expect:

  • Course fees: Courses can range from a few hundred to several thousand euros, depending on the intensity and duration of the program. A week’s Spanish course can cost between 260 and 400 euros.
  • Teaching materials: Some courses may require the purchase of books or materials, which can add 20 to 100 euros to the total cost, depending on the course.
  • Accommodation: Options range from staying with a host family, which can include meals and cost between 700 and 1,200 euros a month, to renting an apartment, which can vary widely depending on location and amenities, ranging from 500 to 1,500 euros a month.
  • Insurance and administrative fees: Some programs may also require registration fees or insurance, adding additional costs.
  • Cost of living: You also need to take into account the cost of daily living, including meals, local transport and leisure activities, which can require an additional budget of 300 to 700 euros per month.

It is important to note that these figures are indicative and may vary. To get a more precise idea of the cost of your language course in Barcelona, you can request a quote online or contact us. What’s more, it’s wise to set aside an extra budget for unforeseen or additional expenses that may arise during your stay.

For a language stay in Barcelona, students have several accommodation options at their disposal, each offering a different experience of the city and local culture:

  • Host family: Living with a host family is an immersive way to practice everyday Spanish and discover local traditions. Meals are often included, and this can be an economical option.
  • Student residences: schools offer accommodation in student residences, which can be both practical and socially enriching.
  • Shared apartments: Renting a room in a shared apartment with other students is a great way to make friends and share accommodation costs.

During your language study stay in Barcelona, take full advantage of the city’s cultural riches and typical activities. Here are some not-to-be-missed highlights:

  • Gaudí architecture: Admire the works of architect Antoni Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Parc Güell, masterpieces of Catalan Art Nouveau.
  • Les Ramblas: Stroll along the famous avenue des Ramblas, the vibrant heart of Barcelona life, ideal for observing the urban bustle and discovering street artists.
  • Boqueria market: Visit this emblematic market to sample local produce and discover the colors and flavors of Catalan cuisine.
  • Montjuïc and the Magic Fountain: Stroll up Montjuïc hill, visit the castle and watch the Magic Fountain, especially in the evening when it lights up with color.
  • Gothic Quarter: Explore the Barri Gòtic with its medieval streets, hidden squares and imposing cathedral.
  • Barceloneta beaches: Relax on the beaches of Barceloneta and enjoy water sports or simply soak up the Mediterranean sun.
  • Poble Espanyol: Discover this open-air village-museum featuring architecture representative of the whole of Spain.
  • Museums: Visit the Picasso Museum, the MNAC or the Fundació Joan Miró for an overview of Spanish and Catalan art.
  • Soccer matches at Camp Nou: If you’re a sports fan, don’t miss the chance to see a FC Barcelona match in the famous stadium.
  • Les Fêtes de Gràcia: If your stay coincides with this festival in August, admire the street decorations and cultural performances.

For European citizens, going on a language study holiday in Spain is very simple, thanks to free movement within the European Union. Here’s what you need to know:

  • No visa required: As a member of the EU, you don’t need a visa to enter and study in Spain.
  • Identity card or passport: All you need is a valid identity card or passport.
  • Access to healthcare: With the European Health Insurance Card, you benefit from access to healthcare during your stay.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
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Sarah Belaïd
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Fanny Krier
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Antoine Fromont
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