The best Spanish courses on offer in Barcelona


The information here is ideal for anyone wanting to learn Spanish in Barcelona (referred to as Castellano by locals), whether you are travelling, staying here for a prolonged period or living here permanently. There is no better time than the present to learn this beautiful language and put your skills into practice! Therefore, here is some information on a few of the most highly-rated courses on offer in the city to help you study Spanish in Barcelona.

Olé

With the opportunity to learn a language in Barcelona with Olé, you can be confident in knowing that you will receive a full experience as well as just classes. Beginning in 2005, Olé were revolutionary in creating Spanish teachers that wanted to teach in a small and more personal environment than what they found in schools or other institutions. As they offer accommodation whilst you learn to speak Spanish in Barcelona, you have one less thing to be worried about before moving. In the case that you already live in Barcelona, their classrooms are based in Eixample.

speaking class barcelona

In addition to this, they are recognised by the Instituto Cervantes. This is an initiative backed by the Spanish government in order to boost the number of Spanish speakers around the world. With this title, Olé put themselves at good stead as an option to you for when you study abroad.

Speak Easy Barcelona

Founded in 2001, Speak Easy Barcelona is a well-established company that teaches Spanish to around 800 people every year. As well as being recognised by the Insituto Cervantes, they have highly trained Spanish-speaking staff that are certain to ensure you enjoy your time here in the city whilst you study Spanish in Spain. Futhermore, Speak Easy is located in Eixample, by the Universitat Metro stop, a central location that is easy to access from anywhere in the city. This could not be better suited to help you improve your Spanish as you live in Barcelona.

barcelona

Camino Barcelona

Thirdly, Camino Barcelona is a reputable school for you to attend and make sure you get a good grasp of Spanish in Barcelona, leaving Spain with a high language level. The company guarantee that their language classes never exceed 10 people, Camino Barcelona is perfect for someone wanting authentic and personalised Spanish classroom environments. As well as this, the company can help you get onsite student accommodation in Barcelona. This is not only good because it means you will get to your Spanish class on time, but also that you will be living in Eixample. Meaning that the whole city is on your doorstep. Giving you plenty of opportunities to try out your new language!

beach barcelona

Camino Barcelona give you the chance to go on excursions with your class and even attend weekend trips to other parts of Catalonia. Sounds perfect to us! Lastly, as was the case for the two prior, Instituto Cervantes accredit Camino Barcelona as well.

Lingua Schools

Lastly, Lingua Schools is another central school that is respected and used by many people who wish to attend Spanish classes in Barcelona. Not only are they recognised by Instituto Cervantes, they also have all native teachers to make sure you improve quickly and receive honest feedback. Away from studies, the company can accommodate you either through a shared apartment or through a homestay with a local family. The latter option would give you a great opportunity to enjoy home comforts in a Spanish environment, so as to best optimise your growth as you undertake a Spanish class in Spain.

Park Güell

Furthermore, they also arrange day trips and other excursions, such as Saturday hikes up to Tibidabo or a weekend in Girona. This adds to the whole experience and would undoubtedly give you memories for a lifetime.

After researching this topic, it is clear that there are not many things to separate these four institutions with each one being successful in its own right. The only thing you have to do now is research, have a think and choose where to study and start your journey to learn Spanish in Barcelona.

Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at AB Apartment Barcelona. AB Apartment Barcelona is an apartment rental agency offering over one thousand short and long term apartments across Barcelona.

If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blogin order to raise your profile, please contact us.


Comments (8)

  1. Alex says:

    Once upon a time part of my retirement plan was to spend some of the winter around the Barcelona area. Making the most of the city’s great cultural opportunities and watching some football too. In order to make the most of the region I had a plan to improve my Spanish too.

    But Brexit’s put that plan on the back-burner. At the moment a weak pound means that I doubt that I’ll either be able to buy or rent in the area until the exchange rate improves.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Dear Alex,

      That sounds like the ideal retirement plan. As a student of Spanish, it pleases me to know that you are aware of how having a prior knowledge of Spanish will allow you to make the most of your time here. Also, there is no better local team to follow than FC Barcleona! If you have not been yet you must go soon.

      As a fellow Brit, I understand the complications this has. It is not ideal in the slightest. I hope your dream becomes a reality very soon and you will be working on Spanish in no time- Buena Suerte!

      Best wishes,
      Owen
      The team at AB Apartment Barcelona

  2. Jez Brown says:

    With all due respect to the “students” in the picture they are not in the first flush of youth. I find the thought of doing a Spanish course quite appealing but I wouldn’t want to be seen as old enough to be the father of even grandfather of some of the students. This is very reassuring that there are plenty of more mature people doing the courses.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Dear Jez,

      Thank you for your comment. I understand your concerns around the type of students that attend language classes. The most reassuring thing I can tell you is that a language class is the most opening environment you could ever find yourself. No matter the demographics of the group, you are all there to learn Spanish, appreciate the culture and maybe even make friends in the process.

      I think the idea that students have to be young to learn a language has stemmed from University and College expectations. However, speaking from experience, this is far from the truth. Having done some work with the Insituto Cervantes branch near my University in Leeds, The UK, there was no one under 30 in the group. This was because the students wanted to acquire Spanish as a way to further their careers and move abroad. In that sense, as long as you are open minded and willing to learn through mistakes (at the start at least), then you will be the ideal Spanish student!

      I hope this helps and that you enjoyed the blog.

      Best wishes,
      Owen
      The team at AB Apartment Barcelona

  3. Sarah Bugden says:

    I’ve always fancied the idea of doing a Spanish course in situ. I wasn’t very good at Spanish at school but being sat in the same concrete comprehensive classroom for 3 years didn’t help. Learning in the beautiful city of Barcelona must be a better way of going about the challenge.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for your comment.

      I fully understand your point of view, sometimes school classrooms just fail to capture the imagination of their students.

      However, as you have pointed to, learning the language in the country makes for a much more engaging and rewarding experience. The main point being that you can immediately practice what you have learned as soon as leaving class. In addition to this, you will be surrounded by students that are there to learn, rather than because they have no option.

      I hope you are able to take up a Spanish course in Barcelona in the near future, and wish you all the best.

      Kind regards,
      Owen
      The team at AB Apartment Barcelona

  4. Gerald says:

    I’m getting to that stage of life where I sometimes forget why I’ve walked into a room and at other times my wife tells me that she’s heard my particular words of wisdom twice already.

    I’ve read a number of times know that learning a new language, according to the latest research, is an excellent way of keeping the mental faculties sharp and keeping the dreaded dementia at bay,

    I know that learning Spanish would be a challenge but I think that I would give myself a better chance of success if I fully committed to it, studying in Barcelona with Spanish being spoken all around me.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Hi Gerald,

      Thank you for your comment, we hope you enjoyed our blog.

      The first thing I would say is that this world needs all the wisdom it can get, given the current climate!

      Yes, as a student of Spanish, I have also read these analysis of how much learning a language can help. In addition, I´ve heard that learning an instrument can also keep your brain sharp well into later life.

      My advice would be to go for it! It is relatively formulaic to get to grips with once you start. As well as this, it opens up a great proportion of the world, to visit and practice the language! At a certain level of fluency you may even branch into your second language, with Portuguese being a possible building block.

      Above all, do what you enjoy and never stop giving yourself a new challenge- that what this journey is all about!

      Have a great day,
      Kind Regards,
      Owen

      The team at AB Apartment Barcelona

Leave a reply



Your actual name, not your online persona, website name, company name or keywords, otherwise your comment won't be published





Please do not advertise and make sure your comment adds value, otherwise we regret that it won't be published. Comments such as "Nice post. Thanks for sharing." do NOT add value to the discussion! Homepage links (not deep links) are allowed in the 'Website' field only - if you would like to advertise, please contact us for details and we will be happy to help.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.

Our readers also enjoyed these posts…