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
72 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 EUR 210.-
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
460
470
2
420
920
940
3
600
1350
1380
4
800
1800
1840
6
1200
2640
2640
8
1520
3440
3440
12
2280
5160
5160
16
2800
6640
6640
24
3840
9600
9600
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 EUR 660.-
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
910
920
2
1320
1820
1840
3
1950
2700
2730
4
2600
3600
3640
6
3900
5340
5340
8
5120
7040
7040
12
7680
10560
10560
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 EUR 275.-
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
525
535
2
550
1050
1070
3
795
1545
1575
4
1060
2060
2100
6
1590
3030
3030
8
2040
3960
3960
12
3060
5940
5940
16
3840
7680
7680
24
5400
11160
11160
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 EUR 440.-
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
940
960
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 EUR 440.-
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
940
960
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

72 students gave their opinion about this school

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)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (2.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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20 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der Sprachaufenthalt in Barcelona war eine positive und bereichernde Erfahrung für mich gewesen! Der Sprachkurs hatte genau das richtige Niveau für mich: Er war weder über- noch unterfordernd.Barcelona hat als Stadt in der Freizeit viel zu bieten von Museen und Ausstellungen über Strand bis zu Tapasbar und Diskotheken Im Unterricht wurde viel Wert auf das Reden gelegt und es gab viele Gruppenarbeiten und Spiele. Die Lehrkräfte waren sehr freundlich und es herrschte eine gute Stimmung. Das U-Bahn System Barcelonas ist einfach zu verwenden und die Züge fahren alle 10 Minuten. Das Freizeitangebot der Schule war sehr vielfältig: Von Stadtführung bis Strandausflug war alles dabei. Die Lehrer haben sich viel Mühe gegeben.
2 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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30 years old - Sweden
/ 5
Jag gillar Barcelona men för språkutvecklingen är en stad där det ”endast” talas spanska att föredra. (Användningen av katalanska är påtaglig). Ljuddämpningen i klassrummen är bristfällig. Vid muntliga övningar blev den surriga ljudnivån ett problem. Min lärare under de tre veckorna var toppen!! Bidrar definitivt till min positiva helhetsupplevelse. Vidarebefodra gärna positiv feedback från ESL, (läraren heter Ana). Bra boende, fräscht. Väl varmt, tur det fanns fläkt på rummet. Köksutrustningen var heltäckande men knivar och motsvarande behöver en uppdatering/slipning. Smidigt att ta sig till skolan med både buss och Metro. Tryggt och trevligt område.
3 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja.Bra övningar i skolan och en fördel att vistas i landet där språket talas. Har höjt mig en nivå i förmågan att kunna uttrycka mig i dåtid. »
School highlights
« Centralt läge. Atmosfären. »
21 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
21 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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23 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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24 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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19 years old - France
/ 5
Repas mauvais qualité, le moins cher possible et souvent inmangeable
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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36 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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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) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan
Evening meal option
1

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
The dining area contains an oven, a microwave, some toasters, a water cooler, dining tables and chairs, etc
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available
Vending machine 1
Laundry
Washing machine 2,50€ (detergent and fabric softener included) Dryer 2,50€.
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
1
Cable internet access
Free
1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars) 1
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
42 rooms
~12 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
every week
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
a mini-fridge in each bedroom
Microwave
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
1
Cable internet access
Free
1
Floor 1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

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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