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Spanish Courses in Barcelona

Enroll in EF’s Spanish courses in Barcelona and be romanced by the unique charms of Spain’s largest coastal city

Study Spanish in Barcelona and live in Europe’s most cosmopolitan city by the beach. Our Spanish courses are held in the Eixample district, home to some of Barcelona’s best shopping. Just around the corner is the pedestrian boulevard of Rambla de Catalunya, where lime-trees provide shade for the sidewalk cafés spilling into the street. EF’s Spanish courses in Barcelona place students a short walk from several of architect Antoni Gaudí’s modernist masterpieces, and just three metro stops from the beach.

EF’s Barcelona features a contemporary design, fitting right in with the city’s cutting-edge architectural flair. Spanish courses are held in state-of-the-art classrooms, and our comfortable lounges encourage student interaction in a relaxed environment. Outside of their language courses, students mingle on our expansive decked terrace, the perfect place to work on your tan between classes. Active students benefit from access to Barcelona University’s fully-equipped sports center.

Catalan Culture on the Coast

Barcelona was once a hidden gem, with only the savviest travelers including a stop here in their European itineraries. No longer. Today’s Barcelona is on the top of everyone’s list, especially those looking for a rich cultural experience alongside afternoons at the beach. Barcelona may have become an international city, but its spirit remains distinctly Catalonian.

Barcelona’s unique brand of culture is on display everywhere in this city. Step into the sprawling La Boqueria food market and taste freshly sliced jamón Serrano and order fish caught that same day. Take in the view from Gaudí’s eccentric Park Güell or marvel at his masterpiece, La Sagrada Família, a surreal cathedral still under construction more than 80 years after his death. Head to Las Ramblas, the city’s main artery, and order from a long list of authentic tapas before joining the locals for late-night dancing. Once your cultural appetite has been satisfied, lay out a towel on one of Barcelona’s golden-sand beaches and watch the waves roll in. Has Barcelona topped your list yet?

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Program Highlights

  • Start any Monday, all year round
  • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
  • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Brand new course center located in the lively Eixample district
  • Spacious outdoor terrace with seating and sun loungers
  • Sleek, modern interior with state-of-the-art fittings
  • Tapas evenings, Dali Museum tours, organized excursions to Montserrat, Madrid, Andorra and Costa Brava
  • 4-minute walk from vibrant shops, restaurants and art galleries
  • Close to Diagonal Metro station, just two stops from the famous Sagrada Família

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Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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  • Intensive Course

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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  • General Course

    A well-rounded program of language study.

    26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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  • Basic Course

    Combine your language studies with a fun-filled vacation.

    20 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday, summer only

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 12 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students who want to focus on how to communicate as well as enjoy lots of free time to explore the destination.

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  • EF Internship Program

    Combine a minimum of 8 weeks of language study with 8-9 weeks of practical experience.

    32/26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start Date

    Every Monday

    Level

    Upper Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    Minimum 8 week course with 50-100 internship hours

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AT HOME IN THE WORLD

Live like a local. Come home to a Spanish family after a day at the beach or live at EF’s residence in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District.

  • EF Homestay

    Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

  • EF Residence

    Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

    Anna Ravell: Single room from $285/week. Shared facilities. Half board Sept. - June. B&B July - August. 10-minute walk from the school.

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Student Talk: Barcelona

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  • “Barcelona is just gorgeous! Every street I walk through, every building I see, every time I lift up my camera to take a photograph, the words coming out of my mouth are "that is just beautiful!"”

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  • “I have learned quickly with EF because both my teachers and homestay family are extremly patient and supportive.”

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Student life in Barcelona

Everywhere you turn, Barcelona is brimming with life. Its markets overflow with colorful produce and boisterous vendors, the grand boulevards pack with strolling pedestrians and night clubs pulse with activity into the early morning. EF’s activities coordinators are onsite to introduce you to the best of this vibrant coastal city.

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Gaze skyward to view the towering spires of La Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudi’s surreal masterpiece. Stroll down the tree-lined Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most lively throughway. Wind your way through the labyrinth of streets in the Gothic Quarter, home to Roman ruins and the massive Barcelona Cathedral. Sample locally-produced sweets at La Boqueria market and explore the work of one of Spain’s great artists at the Pablo Picasso Museum.
Barcelona’s tree-shaded promenades are lined with alternative boutiques and brand-name storefronts. Find unique shops in the Eixample district and brand-name stores along the Las Ramblas, Plaça de Catalunya, and Montjuic streets.
The FC Barcelona football team is legendary and cheering in the stands of Camp Nou stadium is an unforgettable cultural experience. Take a sailing lesson in the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean. Dig your feet in the sand on Barceloneta beach, the most popular of the city’s seven beaches. Hike around the jagged peaks of Montserrat, a unique natural park home to a historical monastery.
Barcelona is the perfect starting point for jaunts around Spain. Discover the country’s proud capital of Madrid. See ultra-modern architecture brush shoulders with the ancient in Valencia and explore the mountains of the tiny country of Andorra. Relax on the spectacular Costa Brava and party on the fun-loving island of Ibiza.
This is a city that likes to stay up late. Sip sangria and sample a dizzying array of fresh tapas in a Gothic quarter square at midnight, when many locals finally get around to eating dinner. Dance until daybreak at a nightclub without closing hours. Catch a live flamenco show in a club off Las Ramblas and join local students at a grungy rock show in a club on the palm tree-lined Placa Reial.

Prices & Dates for Barcelona

Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

Included in the Price

Course
  • 20,26 or 32 English lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
  • EF Placement test and progress tracker
  • EF Course Certificate
  • Post course English level report
  • Online pre & post course
  • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
Accommodation
  • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
  • Weekends: all the meals
  • Twin room with homestay
Lesson materials
  • Digital learning media (tablet)
  • Academic material
Accessibility
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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