Study and Learn Spanish in Barcelona, Spain - Spanish School in BarcELONA, Spain - Spanish Abroad - spain
Students who want to study Spanish in Barcelona, Spain are sure to have much to do and see in this incredibly cosmopolitan and diverse city. Students who choose to study Spanish in Barcelona at our Affiliate Spanish Language School (ASLS) will not only study Spanish at a world-class institution, but will be living in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. People of all ages and backgrounds can study Spanish in Barcelona or at any 5one of our other ASLS.
You can be confident in our selection of our ASLS. It is our policy to personally visit and evaluate each school we represent. In addition to a comprehensive tour of all campus facilities and in-depth interviews of key faculty and staff, we actually take the classes offered to ensure that the company's elevated standards are upheld. A formal review and evaluation of all homestay accommodations is also undertaken. Relax, we do the work for you!
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The Affiliate Spanish Language School in Barcelona, Spain.
Our Affiliate Spanish Language School (ASLS) in Barcelona was founded in 1972. The school is accredited by the Insituto Cervantes and has obtained the CEELE seal of quality, issued by
Alcala de Henares University.
The city enjoys an almost perfect climate, making it an ideal place to be at any time of the year. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. January and February are the coldest months, averaging temperatures of 10 °C (50 °F).
Snowfalls are so rare that they are remembered as special events. July and August are the hottest months, averaging temperatures of 30 °C (86 °F). Barcelona even has its own sandy beaches, which are less than fifteen minutes away from the school.
- An ‘electronic classroom’ with high-speed Internet access.
At the beginning of each Spanish immersion program students receive a formal and informative orientation. Students are presented with tourist maps and information to help them find their way around the city.
In addition, students receive a Students’ Manual, which, apart from introducing them to the school and explaining how the courses are organized, provides them with information on restaurants and bars, local transport, nightlife, museums and other cultural attractions.
A typical activity could involve searching Spanish Websites for information necessary to complete a specific task.
Our ASLS in Barcelona has incredibly diverse offerings of social and cultural programs for all students. For example, on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m., they organize a special Friday Club with activities designed to help foreigners who came to learn Spanish get to know students from Spain. The event includes quizzes, games, parties and celebration of local or national events - and the bar also offers specialty Friday Club prices.
A typical two-week social program might read as follows:
Week 1: Monday: welcome cocktail party; Tuesday: Guided tour of the Gothic Quarter; Wednesday: Visit to Guadi’ Sagrada Familia; Thursday: Visit to the Picasso Museum; Saturday: Full-day excursion to the Costa Brava, Figures and Dali Museum.
To be selected as an ASLS, the school must offer classes that primarily focus on developing the students' communicative skills. The summary of the syllabus is separated into four phases.
Included in all courses: all course material, social and cultural activities of approximately, which total anywhere from 2 to 10 hours a week. Also students have access to all the school facilities (computers, care, library, etc).
All classes start on every Monday of the year, except holidays. Students who are sixteen years-old is the minimum student age to enroll. The average group class size is 7 and the maximum number per class in 10 students. Students can enroll for as many weeks as they like; however, students with no previous knowledge of Spanish must start on specific dates. Please click here for official start dates.
The second phase (Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Post-Intermediate) is where students develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish grammar. Phase three (Pre-Advanced, Advanced) provides the student with an opportunity to hone their command of Spanish grammar, to develop fluency and to improve pronunciation. Phase four (Post-Advanced, Proficiency) is the most advanced grammar and conversation course offered and the most individualized.
The Intensive Group Course (4-hours per day, Monday thru Friday, 20-hours per week). This course normally take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a twenty-minute break taken halfway through the morning. The school takes beginners up to advanced native Spanish-speakers. The average class size is seven to eight students and the maximum number is ten students per group class. The school reports that 90% of all of its enrolled students take this course and that during the high season (July-August) this course may take place in the afternoon hours between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. For these students, the social/cultural excursions will take place in the mornings.
Students can either study entirely in this way, or, if they prefer, combine an Intensive Group course in the mornings with 1, 2 or more hours of Private courses in the afternoons. Also, if you want to take semi-private classes with a friend or family member, this can be arranged as well. For semi-private classes (one teacher and two students) there is a 20% increase from the private course per hour cost.
There are also SPECIALTY COURSES for all students. Below is a list of courses and a brief description of each.
Creative Arts Workshop Themes:
1. Painting and Drawing: You will learn how to paint and draw like Monet! Just kidding, but you will create some cool art. You will use water-colors, charcoal, oil, and acrylics to name a few. Also, you will paint portraits among many other things. All material are included in the price of this course.
2. Pottery: explore different techniques, learn about different clays; glazing at different temperatures; learn how to develop different plates, vases and tiles, etc. Get ready to have fun in the pottery class!
3. Sculpture: Learn how to sculpt like Pablo Picasso... Just kidding, but you will be able to create differ net types of sculptures and learn about different finishes used in the sculpting process. All materials are included in the price of this course.
Business Spanish Course: Those interested in this course must have an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency and be at least 18 years-old to enroll. This course can be a stand alone 2 or 4 week course that includes a Business Spanish Exam at the end if desired. One can choose the 4 or 6 hours per day Business Course.
So what is this course about you may be asking. Well, for those who need to use Spanish in the workplace, this course was designed for you! You can be any type of professional: law, medicine, finance, education, etc. After taking this course you will be competent in many aspects of the Spanish language and culture related to business. For starters, you will practice speaking Spanish the following areas: participating in meetings; using the telephone for business; negotiating and selling; making presentations; and much more. Additionally, students will learn specific business vocabulary and discuss cultural themes that may arise while doing business in Spain and/or other Spanish speaking countries.
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Business Exam: The exam is organized by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the University of Alcalá. The exams are not obligatory, but students taking the six-hour a day course should expect a significant amount of classroom time to be spent on activities designed to help them prepare for these exams.
The exam is available at two levels, Certificado Básico, and Certificado Superior. The lower of the two levels (Básico) recognizes that students have a basic competence in Business Spanish which should allow them to perform routine tasks in a Business context. The second level (Superior) recognizes a more advanced level of competence and familiarity with the technical language used in the Business world.
The exams are held in the school on the Friday at the end of the course. Exam fee: 165 (subject to change)
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All of the teachers at the ASLS in Barcelona hold university degrees and they have successfully completed a rigorous training course that prepares them to teach Spanish to foreigners. Some teachers hold Masters degrees as well.
The students who wrote testimonials have agreed to share their experiences with anyone who is interested. However, their email addresses will only be shared upon written request.
Khédija from France.
Conversation Exchange: One of the advantages of studying Spanish at IH Barcelona is that it is really easy to meet Spanish people without leaving the building. They have more than 2,000 Spanish people studying English and other languages in the school every year and many of them are really keen to meet students from other countries and practice their language skills.
Students who attend the ASLS in Barcelona come from all over the world. The majority of them are European, although there are always some Americans studying. The school provides Spanish tuition for students from a number of American organizations who organize study-abroad programs in Barcelona. So, college students who want to earn academic credit can earn it by taking classes here.
The school reports that the average age of the students is 24 to 28, although often there are students as young as 17 and as old as 75.
The school guarantees no more than 10-students per class; however, the average group class size is about 5-7 students. After you have completed your Spanish immersion experience, you will be asked to fill out a satisfaction questionnaire to critique your teachers, homestay family and overall classroom experience.
Please seriously consider the ASLS in Barcelona. Their school, programs and services are excellent and you are sure to have the time of your life!
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