Spanish school in Barcelona: International House

From 210.- 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 (B1, B2)
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Germany, China, United Kingdom, etc..
ratings
80 authentic opinions

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, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 210.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
210 EUR
460 EUR
470 EUR
2
420 EUR
920 EUR
940 EUR
3
600 EUR
1350 EUR
1380 EUR
4
800 EUR
1800 EUR
1840 EUR
6
1200 EUR
2640 EUR
2640 EUR
8
1520 EUR
3440 EUR
3440 EUR
12
2280 EUR
5160 EUR
5160 EUR
16
2800 EUR
6640 EUR
6640 EUR
24
3840 EUR
9600 EUR
9600 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
14.01 / 28.01 / 11.02 / 25.02 / 11.03 / 25.03 / 08.04 / 23.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 26.08 / 09.09 / 23.09 / 07.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 18.11 / 02.12 / 16.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 24.06 / 15.08 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 01.11 / 06.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Combined Business course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 660.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 Business one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
660 EUR
910 EUR
920 EUR
2
1320 EUR
1820 EUR
1840 EUR
3
1950 EUR
2700 EUR
2730 EUR
4
2600 EUR
3600 EUR
3640 EUR
6
3900 EUR
5340 EUR
5340 EUR
8
5120 EUR
7040 EUR
7040 EUR
12
7680 EUR
10560 EUR
10560 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
14.01 / 28.01 / 11.02 / 25.02 / 11.03 / 25.03 / 08.04 / 23.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 26.08 / 09.09 / 23.09 / 07.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 18.11 / 02.12 / 16.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 24.06 / 15.08 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 01.11 / 06.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Course + culture

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 275.- EUR
Lessons
26 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 6 of culture )
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:30 + 14:30-16:00 (Tue-Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
275 EUR
525 EUR
535 EUR
2
550 EUR
1050 EUR
1070 EUR
3
795 EUR
1545 EUR
1575 EUR
4
1060 EUR
2060 EUR
2100 EUR
6
1590 EUR
3030 EUR
3030 EUR
8
2040 EUR
3960 EUR
3960 EUR
12
3060 EUR
5940 EUR
5940 EUR
16
3840 EUR
7680 EUR
7680 EUR
24
5400 EUR
11160 EUR
11160 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
14.01 / 28.01 / 11.02 / 25.02 / 11.03 / 25.03 / 08.04 / 23.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 26.08 / 09.09 / 23.09 / 07.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 18.11 / 02.12 / 16.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 24.06 / 15.08 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 01.11 / 06.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

DELE course B1

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 440.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
440 EUR
940 EUR
960 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
13.05 / 01.07 / 11.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 24.06 / 15.08 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 01.11 / 06.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

DELE course B2

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 440.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
440 EUR
940 EUR
960 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
13.05 / 01.07 / 11.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 24.06 / 15.08 / 11.09 / 24.09 / 01.11 / 06.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 48 EUR
Low season discount, Course (23.12 - 27.12.2019)
Extra night with host family 42 EUR
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 51 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 44 EUR
Extra night in a residence 59 EUR
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) (shared apartment) 200 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (07:00-22:00) 60 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (22:00-07:00) 75 EUR

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, single room, no meals 260 EUR
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Not available in August )

Course info

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

80 students gave their opinion about this school

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
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 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+ undefined

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan
Evening meal option
Yes

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
The dining area contains an oven, a microwave, some toasters, a water cooler, dining tables and chairs, etc
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available No
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
Washing machine 2,50€ (detergent and fabric softener included) Dryer 2,50€.
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access
Free
Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) Yes
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
42 rooms
~12 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
every week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities
a mini-fridge in each bedroom
No
Microwave No
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access
Free
Yes
Floor Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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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