Spanish school in Barcelona: International House

From 212.- GBP
235.- EUR
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Key points

  • City offering a lively cultural scene and nightlife
  • Course centre renowned for the quality of its teaching
  • Excellent accommodation options in the town centre
  • Almost unlimited choice of leisure options

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELE
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Apartment, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
United States, China, Germany, etc..

The 42 air-conditioned classrooms of our partner school are contained in two beautiful buildings, in the heart of town. Located 5 minutes’ walk from the Plaza Catalunya, International House is a renowned language training institution in Barcelona. The course centre seduces with its large and light common spaces, its high ceilings and its central marble staircase. You will enjoy a computer room, free Wi-Fi access throughout the school, a study centre, a cafeteria and a sunny terrace. Learners of many different nationalities study at IH Barcelona, adding to its appeal. The teachers, trained at the school’s teacher training centre, know how to motivate students and use active communication methods, based on real-life situations. You’re sure to make fast and effective progress!

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Included in the price

  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 212.- GBP
(235.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
235 EUR
495 EUR
505 EUR
2
445 EUR
965 EUR
985 EUR
3
625 EUR
1405 EUR
1435 EUR
4
825 EUR
1865 EUR
1905 EUR
6
1225 EUR
2725 EUR
2725 EUR
8
1545 EUR
3545 EUR
3545 EUR
12
2305 EUR
5305 EUR
5305 EUR
16
2825 EUR
6825 EUR
6825 EUR
24
3865 EUR
9865 EUR
9865 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 46 EUR
Extra night (host family) 44 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
07:00 - 22:00
60 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
22:00 - 07:00
75 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 27.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 09.03 / 23.03 / 06.04 / 20.04 / 04.05 / 18.05 / 02.06 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 21.09 / 05.10 / 19.10 / 02.11 / 16.11 / 30.11 / 14.12 / 28.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 01.06 / 24.06 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 12.10 / 08.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Upper-elementary (A2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 257.- GBP
(285.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ Communication (group): 5 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-elementary (A2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 10
Communication (group): Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-13:30
Communication (group): 14:00-15:15 (Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
285 EUR
545 EUR
555 EUR
2
545 EUR
1065 EUR
1085 EUR
3
775 EUR
1555 EUR
1585 EUR
4
1025 EUR
2065 EUR
2105 EUR
6
1525 EUR
3025 EUR
3025 EUR
8
1945 EUR
3945 EUR
3945 EUR
12
2905 EUR
5905 EUR
5905 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 46 EUR
Extra night (host family) 44 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
07:00 - 22:00
60 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
22:00 - 07:00
75 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 27.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 09.03 / 23.03 / 06.04 / 20.04 / 04.05 / 18.05 / 02.06 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 21.09 / 05.10 / 19.10 / 02.11 / 16.11 / 30.11 / 14.12 / 28.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 01.06 / 24.06 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 12.10 / 08.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined business course, 20+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 447.- GBP
(495.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ Business (private): 10 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-13:30
Business (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
495 EUR
755 EUR
765 EUR
2
965 EUR
1485 EUR
1505 EUR
3
1405 EUR
2185 EUR
2215 EUR
4
1865 EUR
2905 EUR
2945 EUR
6
2785 EUR
4285 EUR
4285 EUR
8
3625 EUR
5625 EUR
5625 EUR
12
5425 EUR
8425 EUR
8425 EUR
16
6985 EUR
10985 EUR
10985 EUR
24
10105 EUR
16105 EUR
16105 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 46 EUR
Extra night (host family) 44 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
07:00 - 22:00
60 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
22:00 - 07:00
75 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 27.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 09.03 / 23.03 / 06.04 / 20.04 / 04.05 / 18.05 / 02.06 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 21.09 / 05.10 / 19.10 / 02.11 / 16.11 / 30.11 / 14.12 / 28.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 01.06 / 24.06 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 12.10 / 08.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELE exam preparation course (B1), 20 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 2 week(s)
2 weeks From 420.- GBP
(465.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
465 EUR
985 EUR
1005 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid on site) On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 46 EUR
Extra night (host family) 44 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
07:00 - 22:00
60 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
22:00 - 07:00
75 EUR
Starting dates 2 wk
04.05 / 29.06 / 02.11.2020
Exam dates
16.05 / 10.07 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 01.06 / 24.06 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 12.10 / 08.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELE exam preparation course (B2), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 week(s)
2 weeks From 420.- GBP
(465.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
465 EUR
985 EUR
1005 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 46 EUR
Extra night (host family) 44 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
07:00 - 22:00
60 EUR
Airport transfer from Barcelona (pick-up)
22:00 - 07:00
75 EUR
Starting dates 2 wk
04.05 / 29.06 / 02.11.2020
Exam dates
16.05 / 10.07 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 01.06 / 24.06 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 12.10 / 08.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

81 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Es war ein toller Kurs - ich habe viel gelernt, aber auch Spaß gehabt. Würde es jederzeit wieder machen.
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
47 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, das war ein methodisch guter Kurs »
School highlights
« Guter Mix der Methoden, viel mündliche Praxis, kleine Lerngruppe, sehr symphatische Mitarbeiterinnen »
19 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
55 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
70 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, habe Fortschritte erzielt »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ich war sehr zufrieden, nur bin ich leider direkt bei meiner Ankunft in der Stadt Barcelona mit Straßendieben in Kontakt gekommen. Dies ist wohl ein großes Problem in Barcelona nur wusste ich dies leider nicht.Dafür können Sie nichts, aber es ist für mich ein Grund bei dem Allgemeinen Eindruck einen Stern abzuziehen. Die Klasse war sehr international, was mir sehr gut gefallen hat. Die Bücher die wir erhalten haben waren neu. Nur ist die Schule und die Klassenräume alt.
1 week, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, weil man jeden Tag viel auf spanisch kommuniziert hat. »
School highlights
« Die internationalen Klassen, die schnelle "Abfertigung" »
Top tips
« Auf Taschendiebe achten! »
66 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
70 years old - France
/ 5
Sejour très agreable à Barcelone, école top, petits groupes d apprentissage, pedagogie classique mais interactiveFamille en centre ville, tres respectueuse des personnes accueillies, tres sympathique Tres sympathique avec activites culturelles
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Les professeurs sont très biens et l'emplacement de l'école en plein centre de Barcelone est juste génial. Le petit point négatif est que l'école est assez vieille donc le matériel ne fonctionnait pas toujours et les salles de classes sont petites. Nous changions de professeurs assez souvent ce qui est bien car cela nous permettait d'avoir différentes méthodes d'apprentissage. La résidence se situe dans le quartier El Born, l'un des plus beaux de Barcelone. Emplacement juste superbe car proche de tout (autant la mer que du centre), entourée de restaurants, bars et supérettes et surtout à seulement 10 minutes à pied de l'école. Seul bémol, un peu trop de bruit dans la résidence tard le soir mais comme le 3/4 des résidents sont hispaniques et qu'ils vivent un peu la nuit, il ne faut s'attendre à de la tranquillité avant 00h00 / 1h00. Pas assez de propositions d'excursions en dehors de la ville ou d'événements sportifs ou spectacles. Un peu dommage à ce niveau là car seules des excursions de monuments ou des quartiers sont possibles. Donc un peu trop répétitifs si l'on fait un séjour sur plusieurs mois.
12 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
Staying with a host family in Barcelona is extremely beneficial. Not only will you be exposed to the Spanish language from morning until evening, but you will also be immersed in local culture, learn more about the daily life of your hosts and get insider tips. Usually located less than 20 minutes to the school building by public transport, the families offer single room accommodation with half board. On request and at a charge, it is possible to book a private bathroom.

Shared apartment
If you wish to share your daily life with other students from all over the world, this option is for you. Located 10-20 minutes’ to the school on average (on foot or by bus), the shared apartments consist of 3-4 single rooms with desks, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room with TV. A washing machine, bedlinen and bath towels are available, but you must bring your own beach towels. Once a week, the apartments are cleaned and the sheets are changed.

Barcelona Resident residence
Just 10 minutes’ walk from the course centre, this residence offers first-rate services and ensuite single rooms. Each room is equipped with a desk, a small refrigerator, Wi-Fi or cable high-speed internet and air-conditioning/heating. Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed during weekly housekeeping. International students have access to several kitchens and dining areas. Other facilities include a student lounge with TV and sofas and a study room. Many shops, restaurants, bars and the beach are located in the immediate surroundings of the residence – ideal for immediate immersion in Barcelona’s vibrant life!

Not available in August.

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Barcelona Resident

General information

Our exclusive residence, Barcelona Resident, is located in the El Born – La Ribera district, in Barcelona’s old town, just 10 minutes’ walk from the school and very close to the beach. This is a beautiful historical and cultural area with plenty of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There is even a chocolate museum serving delicious hot chocolate next door to the residence! Thanks to its fantastic location and high standard accommodation, this residence is definitely a good option for students who want to live comfortably and in style while learning Spanish. Not available in August.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
on foot
Average public transport cost:
T-10: 10,20 € (10 journeys - zone 1)
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
1 minute
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
3 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 16+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Saturday until 12:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
Evening meal option

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
The dining area contains an oven, a microwave, some toasters, a water cooler, dining tables and chairs, etc
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
Washing machine 2,50€ (detergent and fabric softener included) Dryer 2,50€.
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Cable internet access
Free
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
42
~12 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
every week
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
a mini-fridge in each bedroom
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Cable internet access
Free
Floor
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Our partner school offers an enticing activities programme: guided city tours, the Picasso Museum or the Sagrada Familia, films in Spanish, a visit of the barri Gòtic and the much appreciated Friday Club, dedicated to language exchanges with Spanish students who attend English courses at the school. All of these activities are supervised and accompanied by Spanish teachers from the course centre, who extend language learning beyond the classroom. If you wish to explore Barcelona on your own, nothing is easier! The central location of the school allows you to get around easily and make the most of the many attractions and highly relaxed lifestyle that is so typical of this sunny region. Public transportation prices are among the cheapest in Europe and the beach is less than 15 minutes away from the city centre.

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