Sunday, April 18, 2021

SP-Barcelona(cathedral)100.jpgBarcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Spain, offering a wide choice of cultural and leisure activities, an excellent location for a language school in Spain. Barcelona is exceptionally situated: bathed by the sea and well connected with the rest of Europe. Moreover, its Mediterranean climate offers mild winters and warm summers, making it even more attractive. It is a modern, cosmopolitan city that has preserved its historical heritage shaped through many centuries. Its geographical location, as a strategic point in Europe, together with the open character of its people explains why Barcelona experiences a continuous cultural enrichment.

The Institute
The Spanish language School in Barcelona Spain specialises in Spanish courses for foreigners. We strongly believe that the main engine when learning a language is the student himself. That's why we focus our teaching on awaking the innate qualities of each person to learn Spanish. Our aim is to enable the student to actively communicate and interact in a wide range of communicative situations and contexts while they get to know the culture of our country. SP-Barcelona(reception)175.jpgFor many years we have worked in the area of teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and we have realised the importance of a personalised service in order to develop the student's self-confidence, obtain maximum linguistic efficiency and learn to speak fluent Spanish. We also offer accommodation for your stay in Barcelona, according to your needs, so that you feel comfortable and enjoy the city, its culture and history. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Programmes
In order to form homogeneous groups and to assign you the most suitable class according to your level, you are required to sit an oral and written placement test the first day of class (except for absolute beginners). The academic Spanish programme is structured in grammar, conversation, listening and culture lessons. At the end of the course you will be awarded a diploma and a report stating the total amount of hours and the level attained. The number of students allowed per class is 8 (except in the high season, when we may assign a maximum of 10 people per class). The courses start every Monday. If Monday is a holiday, lessons will start the following day, Tuesday. Each lesson is 55 minutes long and our schedule is Monday to Friday from 10:00 am on. If there were two holidays on the same week, we would make up for the lessons of one day.

SP-Barcelona(class)2.jpgTeachers
The Academic Department consists of the Academic Coordinator of Spanish and the teaching staff. All our teachers are university graduates (philosophy, philology, history or literature) and have been specifically trained to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language and help you learn to speak fluent Spanish. They also have a master's degree in Spanish for Foreigners, which guarantees their competence as excellent educators. The Academic Department holds a weekly meeting in order to monitor and assess each student's progress.

Methodology
The methodology used by the school is based on giving the students solid grammatical knowledge so that they develop their communication skills, improving their linguistic performance in the business, personal and professional environment. Spanish immersion is our main objective. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish. Since the learning pace is different for each student, our teachers will meet every week to assess your progress individually and ensure that you are in the appropriate level. In order to achieve this goal we have two different modules, each consisting of two lessons of 55 minutes

SP-Spain(Costa4)100.JPGAccommodation
Accommodation is an essential part of your stay in Barcelona. That's why it is very important to us that you feel comfortable. We offer you accommodation in families, shared flats or student residences, according to your interests and needs. We carry out a meticulous selection and an exhaustive tracking of the accommodation. We do our best to offer you a place located as close as possible to the school or else well communicated by public transport. Whichever option you choose, accommodation will be available from the Sunday before the beginning of the course until the Saturday after the end of the course. You may also book some extra days, depending on your needs. More than three extra days will be deemed a full week.

Social and Cultural Activities
Knowledge is not acquired in class only. Therefore, apart from the lessons, the Spanish school offers you a series of cultural and leisure activities with the purpose of getting to know better Barcelona and its surroundings, while you practice the language meeting students from other groups and teachers. We organize reception parties for students and celebrate popular festivals like the Festival of Saint John, La Castañada, Easter, etc., combining them with cultural acts and events such as conferences, films in Spanish, guided visits to the most emblematic places in the city like Park Güell, Sagrada Família, Picasso Museum, Fundació Miró, etc. We also organize periodic excursions to discover places of interest located in cities and towns near Barcelona, like the Dali Museum in Figueres, the Sacred Mountain of Montserrat, beaches in Costa Brava, as well as visits to other cities in Spain such as Madrid, the capital, Valencia, Ibiza, or even to the Principality of Andorra, known as a paradise for skiing and for all sorts of winter and summer sports. We also teach foreign languages to Spanish native students, offering you exchange possibilities.

See also One-to-One Spanish Homestays in Spain

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