International House Barcelona is a Spanish language school located in Barcelona city center. IH Barcelona is full of people actively engaged in either learning how to speak a language or learning how to teach one. All the school's teachers are university graduates with specialized training. They will help you achieve your language goals through our dynamic and immersive lessons.
IH Barcelona has more than 45 years of experience providing language courses in Barcelona. The school occupies two buildings where you’ll find 40 classrooms, a library, a self-study centre, computer room, vending machines and bar and terrace where you can buy food or enjoy a coffee. There are Wi-Fi access and air-conditioning throughout the school.
High intensity means you will learn Spanish in Barcelona very quickly taking advantage of the school high degree of flexibility and the Spanish classes focused on how to communicate in real-life situations.
Some of the International House Barcelona teachers helped on the creation of the most popular Spanish language teaching books and materials.
The Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization established by the Spanish government. This organization is committed in improving the quality of institutions teaching Spanish.
EAQUALS (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services) is an elite academic accreditation in association with cultural institutions such as the British Council, the Goethe Institut and Oxford University Press aimed at providing exceptional language education to individuals worldwide.
International House World Organization (IHWO) is a leading organization with more than 60 years of experience improving the quality in language teaching. International House work with 159 schools in 52 different countries all around the world. Each language school must fulfil all the IHWO’s quality requirements.
This language school is an official DELE exam center which means that you take the DELE exam in there. DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as Foreign Language) are official diplomas issued to show the Spanish language level.
If you haven’t had the chance to study Spanish before, don’t worry! You can start as a complete beginner at this school.
The school offers a pick-up service from the closest airport.
The school offers free Wi-Fi in common areas.
Barcelona is one of the most gorgeous cities in the whole world. It has a huge number of attractions including some stunning modernist architecture by Gaudi, Spain's most famous architect, and dozens of museums (Picasso, Miro, Barcelona Football Club, etc.). Barcelona has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides visitors with a truly unforgettable experience. The city enjoys an almost perfect climate, making it an ideal place to study Spanish in Spain.
International House Barcelona is located in the city center, 5-minutes walk from Plaza Cataluña, 20-minutes walk to the beach and 30-minutes by bus to the airport.
The General Spanish Course has 20 lessons per week to learn Spanish in Barcelona. The goal of the Spanish lessons at IH Barcelona is to improve the students' communicative skills. The emphasis of classroom activities is the development of the students' abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish, paying attention also to the vocabulary, grammar, writing and reading skills. The maximum number of students per group at this school is 10.
Without a student visa
With a student visa (not required for EU members)
Do you prefer a more immersive experience?
School usually starts every Monday of the year (except for absolute beginners).
Course hours per week≈20
Other Courses and Features
Private lessons one to one available throughout the year. These Spanish lessons are available all year long, so you can learn at your own pace.
Specific courses for the preparation of the DELE exam (Diploma of Spanish as Foreign Language). DELE are the official titles certifying Spanish proficiency for non-native speakers.
This course aims to provide a general vision of the business world in Spain, emphasizing the language and the specific vocabulary of business from a practical point of view.
Combine several weeks in a general Spanish course, followed by an internship in a Spanish company. Once you’ve finished the course you’ll start your internship in a company!
Students of all ages are welcomed. Senior students also study Spanish in this school, so the course doesn’t have any age limit.
Tuition Cost Breakdown
Note: The total costs above include Spanish lessons, placement test, free Wi-Fi, approx. 6 additional hours/week of Spanish immersion with IH social program, free access to one of the school online courses for 6 months, and certificate of attendance (80% of attendance is required). There is a €25 charge for the first-course book, which also covers the cost of any further materials.