Barcelona Language Schools Guide

Barcelona is home to excellent language schools, catering to locals and students visiting the city. Schools can accommodate to all different levels of ability. Some provide additional courses such as teacher training or even flamenco. Housing and cultural activites are offered by various institutions for students looking for more than just language classes. Courses can range in length from a matter of weeks to a year long curriculum.

Olé Languages

Olé Languages caters to students with a range of ability and offers intensive and semi-intensive courses. Classes are small with a maximum of nine students. The center also assists in finding accommodation for students.

Key Features:

Languages Offered: Spanish
Class Sizes: 3-9 Students
Course Types:Intensive, Semi-Intensive, Evening, Long Term
Starting Class Prices: €86 for 1 Week Semi-Intensive (10 hours)
Accommodation Options: Flatshare, Homestay, Private Apartment

Neighborhood: Eixample
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 201, 08036 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 797 54 58

Camino Barcelona

At Camino Barcelona, we believe that learning a language goes hand in hand with learning about the culture. That is why we offer cultural activities everyday to our students, its a great way for you to meet people from all around the world but also to have the chance to practise your Spanish outside of the classroom while seeing Barcelona!

Our school uses a communicative methodology, which is the most efficient way to learn a foreign language. This means that you will learn Spanish through using it for real communication between you, the teacher and other students in your group, instead of just studying the language passively. This is widely accepted as the most effective and rapid way to achieve a real, practical ability to speak, understand, read and write Spanish. It is also a very enjoyable process! Everyone is welcome at Camino, contact us today and come for a Free Trial day!

Key Features

Languages Offered: Spanish
Class Sizes:15 to 20 Students
Starting Class Prices: €29 for Extensive Evening Conversation twice a week
Accommodation Options: On-Site Apartments, Standard Apartments, Spanish Host Families

Courses Offered: Spanish Language, Flamenco, Salsa
Neighborhood: Eixample
Address: Calle Comte d’ Urgell 78 08011 Barcelona
Phone: +34 934 67 85 85

Speakeasy BCN Spanish Language School

Speakeasy BCN offers intensive, part-time and private Spanish courses in Barcelona for individuals and groups. The school is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and is an official DELE and SIELE examination center. At Speakeasy BCN, all students can obtain internationally recognised Spanish language qualifications based on the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages (CEFR). The language school is located on the edge of the Gothic Quarter in the centre of Barcelona. It is a 5-minute walk from the world-famous La Rambla boulevard. 

Speakeasy BCN has two dedicated activity coordinators who organize weekly trips and activities. The school assists international students with their student visa applications and helps to secure accommodation in a student residence, shared apartments, private apartments and family homestays.

Key Features

Languages Offered: Spanish
Class Sizes:8-13
Course Types:Intensive, Semi Intensive, Conversational, Evening, Corporate
Starting Class Prices:€88 Semi Intensive one week (10 hours)
Accommodation:Student Residence, Shared Private Apartment, Private Apartment, Family Homestay

Neighborhood: Dreta de l’Eixample
Address: Ronda de la Univ., 7, L’Eixample, 08007 Barcelona
Phone: +34 933 42 71 97

World Class Barcelona

If you are looking for a small and homey place to learn Spanish, World Class Bcn might be a perfect option for you. We have created a warm and cozy environment to bring people together and to learn from each other. We offer Spanish classes focused on communication and interactive application while learning a language. By organizing events for them, they experience that mastering a language is also joyful and fun!

Languages Offered: Spanish, English, Polish
Class Sizes:Up to 9 Students
Starting Prices:€72 for 1 week Semi-Intensive (9h)
Housing Options: Shared apartments, Student house, Spanish host family

Neighbourhood: Sant Antoni/Raval
Address: Carrer de Bisbe Laguarda 4, 08001 Barcelona
Phone (Whatsapp): +34 656269695

Parla Language School

Language courses in Barcelona and online with native teachers.

Languages Offered: English, Catalan, French, German, Spanish
Class Sizes:4-9 Students
Starting Prices:114€ Per Month (3 hours per week)

Neighborhood: Eixample
Address: Av. de Roma, 112, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 934 53 31 02

Barcelona Escuela Mediterráneo

Barcelona Escuela Mediterráneo was founded in 1996 and has acquired much experience teaching students from all over the world, making it one of the best Spanish language schools in Barcelona. The school offers high quality classes at an affordable price and with a teaching staff with specific training and a lot of knowledge.

Key Features:

Languages Offered: Spanish
Class Sizes:5-15 Students
Starting Prices:15€ (2 hours)

Courses Offered: Spanish
Neighborhood: El Raval
Address: Carrer de Santa Mónica 2, 08001 Barcelona
Phone: +34 933 187 070

Linguaschools Barcelona

Linguaschools Barcelona is housed in a modernist late 19th century building, a short walk from Plaça de Catalunya. The beautiful building has a private garden, roof top terraces and is in a traffic-free street. Linguaschools offers intensive courses, semi-intensive courses and individual classes. Prices are transparent and there is an availability guarantee for both course and accommodation when a booking is made two weeks (or longer) in advance.

A variety of accomodations are available through the school,  including shared apartments, luxury shared apartments and host family living. Social activities are also organized to balance life while studying in Barcelona.

Languages Offered: Spanish
Course Types:Intensive, Semi-Intensive, Exam Preparation, Online
Class Sizes:Maximum 10 students
Housing Options:Host family or shared apartment

Neighborhood: Eixample
Address: Pasaje Permanyer, 17 08009 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 176 1536

Nativos Language Consultants

Nativos has been teaching professionals to gain more fluency and confidence in languages since 2000. Due to their focus on business situations, it is the preferred language centre for Barcelona based businesses and professionals. Each class adapts to the student, so if you’re in sales, you’ll learn vocabulary related to your needs. All teachers have at least 10 years of experience in teaching Business English, Spanish, or the corresponding language. Clients include Deutsche Bank, Government of Catalonia, Intermon Oxfam, Infojobs, AXA, and Pepe Jeans.

Courses Offered: In-company, online, and hybrid courses to learn English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Catalan.
Neighborhood: Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Address: calle méndez núñez 4, 08003 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 167 25 80

Escola Oficial d’Idiomes de Barcelona

Spanish Official Language Schools are public centres dedicated to the teaching of languages to adults. The Official Language School Barcelona Drassanes (EOIBD) is part of the Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

The school offers courses in Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish for foreigners.

Courses Offered: 15 languages including Spanish and Catalan
Neighborhood: El Raval
Address: Avda. Drassanes, 14, 08001 Barcelona
Phone: +34 933 249 330

Expanish Language School

Expanish Barcelona is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Eixample. With top of the art facilities, group and private lessons, extracurricular activities, and accommodation options, Expanish encourages their students to embrace the fully immersive programs.

Courses Offered: Spanish
Neighborhood: Eixample
Address: Carrer de Pau Claris 186, 2nd Floor, 08037 Barcelona
Phone: +34 932 201 306

BCN Languages

BCN Spanish Language forms part of a group of language schools called BCN Languages which are located throughout the city of Barcelona in Spain. Our objective is to make our schools homely places where learning a language means not only studying it, but also getting to know the culture and opening our minds to different ways of life. All BCN Languages schools strongly believe in the importance of learning a language through experience, contact and dedication.

Courses Offered: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German, Italian & Russian
Neighborhoods: Gràcia, Eixample, Sants, Sagrada Família, Joanic
Address: Plaça Gal·la Placídia, 22, entr., 08006 Barcelona
Phone: +34 932 38 45 16

BCN Language Immersion Programs (LIP)

The BCN LIP Language School was established by a philologist and an anthropologist with a view to teaching correct Spanish and providing the opportunity to practice the language outside the classroom. The school is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. The classrooms are designed for a maximum of 8 students to ensure a high level of individual attention. As well as providing classes the center organizes activities and excursions. Students can also choose from range of accommodation including apartments, a stay with a local family or a student residence in the center itself.

Languages Offered: Spanish and Catalan for foreigners
Class Sizes: 10 to 15 students and 20 to 30 students
Courses:Intensive 8h or 20h/week and extensive 4h/week
Minimum Enrollment Period:3 months
Housing Options: Apartments, student residence, local family

Neighborhood: Gothic Quarter
Address: Calle Avinyó, 50 08002 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 318 65 91

Oxford House Barcelona

Oxford House Barcelona language school is located Eixample Dreta neighborhood. The school was founded in 1998 by Duncan Foord and Nick Rawlinson, two English teachers with experience working in Barcelona.

Courses Offered: Catalan, Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
Neighborhood: Eixample
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 279, 08007 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 174 00 62


Should I Learn Catalan Or Spanish For Barcelona?

Both Catalan and Spanish are commonly spoken in Barcelona.

Where can I practice Spanish in Barcelona?

There are some great intercambio events that enable you to practice your Spanish outside of class. We recommend the Barcelona Language Exchange Meetup Group, which holds regular events.