International House Barcelona

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Telephone: +34 93 268 45 11

Fax: +34 93 268 0239


Established: 1972Minimum Student Age: 16 years old

Total No. of Students: 5,000

Public or Private: Private

Students per Class: 8

School Setting:

International Student %: 100 %


School Introduction

IH Barcelona was founded in 1972 and has since grown into a major centre for language teaching, teacher training, study tours and related activities.

There are four main areas of activity in the school:
1) Teaching Spanish to students from all over the world
2) Teaching other languages (English, German and French) to the local population
3) Training teachers of Spanish and English
4) Sending students from Spain to study languages abroad

IH Barcelona currently has around 2,000 local people studying English, German and French in the school, so there is plenty of opportunity for our students of Spanish to meet native Spanish speakers, make friends and improve their fluency outside the classroom, in the bar, at social events, etc.

The school is situated in the centre of the city – less than 5 minutes walk from Plaza Cataluña, which is the central square and communications hub of the city. The school occupies 6 floors of a large corner building, which has a distinctive, triangular shape (somewhat similar to the famous Flat Iron building in New York). The building dates from the beginning of the 19th century and has many attractive features: a very decorative street entrance, lots of natural light, high ceilings, a marble staircase, etc.

The school’s facilities include:
– 40 air-conditioned classrooms, all with natural light
– An Internet room which is free for students
– Interactive White Boards in many of our classrooms
– A library and a computer room offering complementary online Spanish courses via our sister company Net Languages.Online courses available for all students.
– A bar which is open all day providing hot and cold food and drinks
– A rooftop terrace where students can relax in the sunshine
– Wi-Fi Internet connection available in 85% of the school.
– Bathroom facilities for disabled students.

When you’re not studying you’ll want to meet people, get to know the city and its surroundings and practice your Spanish. To help you do all this IH Barcelona organises an interesting and varied programme of social activities that regularly includes guided visits to places of interest in and around Barcelona, conversation exchange evenings with Spanish people studying English or other languages, cycle tours of the city, trips to the beach or to the cinema, white water rafting in the Pyrenees, scuba diving on the Costa Brava, etc.

Other Information

Language Requirement: Depends on the course

Minimum Booking: 1 Week

Type of School: Language School

Start Dates: Intensive Spanish Course – Any Monday (except beginners)

Courses Offered:

50 Plus Programs, Exam Preparation, General Language Programs, Intensive Language Programs, Internships, Specialized Programs

Costs (Approx.)

1 Week Course: €845.00

Title:  Course for teens (age 13-17)

Cost Includes:

Our Group Courses consist of 15 hours of tuition per week, from Monday to Friday. Classes normally take place from 10.00, each lesson is 55 minutes. The course includes a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activies, specifically designed for teenagers.  Group Courses are offered at all levels from complete beginners to very advanced. The average number of students per group is 7 to 8 and the maximum number is 12. This price include full board, basic medical insurance, transport on arrival and departure from Barcelona El Prat Airport, a local bus pass (if accommodation is with a host family living furtuer than 20 minutes walking distance from the school) and all activities and excursions.



42 Week Course: €6,090.00

Title: Academic year/ University Preparation Course

Cost Includes:

This 42-week course is designed for students who want to study a long-term course or to continue their studies at a Spanish University. The course programme consists of a 40-week Intensive. Spanish Group course, followed by a 2-week University Preparation course. These last two weeks are dedicated to developing study skills such as note taking, speed reading, writing assignments and making summaries. Students will also be introduced to the study methods and evaluation systems commonly found at Spanish universities.


Starting dates: Any Monday (except beginners)

Duration: 42 weeks

Hours per day: 4 hours (including 20-minute break)

Levels: All

Minimum age: 16

Included: Registration, classes, level test, all course materials, certificates, programme of social & cultural activities of approx. 6-10 hours per week and access to all the school’s facilities.

Not included: Entrance fees and transport for excursions.

**Intensive Group Course & Spanish Culture

Designed for students who want to study more than 20 hours per week, these courses combine an Intensive Group Course in the morning with cultural classes in the afternoon. The afternoon sessions, which run from 14.30 to 16.00 Tuesday to Friday, are designed to give students the opportunity to develop their appreciation of Spanish culture and history while also improving their spoken Spanish.

Intensive Group Course + Creative Arts workshops

This course combines an Intensive Spanish Course in the mornings with a series of four 1.5 hour introductory workshops on ceramic painting, glass-fusing,

pottery and sculpture. All materials are provided and students will be welcome to take home any work they produce. This series of 4 workshops can be scheduled to take place over a 1- 4 week period. Each artistic workshop lasts for 1.5 hours, for a total of 6 hours.Please note that the Creative Arts Workshops / Intensive Art Courses will not be available during the last week of July and the whole month of August.

Intensive Group Course + Intensive course in pottery, sculpture or drawing and painting

This 2 or 4-week course programme combines an Intensive Spanish Course in the mornings with a 24-hour art course dedicated to developing skills in one of the following three disciplines: pottery, sculpting in clay, or drawing and painting. The art course is divided into eight three-hour sessions which can be programmed to take place on any day (from Monday to Friday) over a 2 or 4-week period. Please note that the Creative Arts Workshops / Intensive Art Courses will not be

available during the last week of July and the whole month of August.

DELE Preparation Courses

These 4-week courses are designed to prepare students to take the DELE exams (B1, B2, C1 and C2) organised by the Instituto Cervantes. The course consists of 4 hours tuition per day from Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 13.30.

Business Spanish Courses

These courses consist of 4 or 6 hours tuition per day for 2 weeks, giving a total of 40 or 60 hours tuition per course. Students who take the 60-hour course can choose to take an exam at the end of the second week which is organised by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the University of Alcalá. The extra classes focus on preparation for the exams, which are held at the school. Please note that exam dates are flexible and available all year round.

Note: We also offer students the possibility of taking an Intensive Group Course of 2 or more weeks followed by a Business Spanish Course. The Intensive Group Course will help students improve their overall level of competency in Spanish, while the Business Spanish Course will focus more specifically on developing competency levels in a range of work-related activities. Please see Intensive Group Courses for starting dates and prices.

Individual Tuition

The contents, times and starting dates of these private classes can be arranged to suit the individual student´s preferences so classes can, for example, be scheduled to combine with an Intensive Group Course.


Full-time students with an intermediate level of Spanish (or above) are eligible to attend our Spanish internship programme. This programme combines a 4-week (or longer) Intensive Group Course with a 12-week (or longer) work experience programme in a company based in or near Barcelona. Students are not normally paid for the work experience as this is considered to be part of a training programme. Students should send applications at least 3 months in advance together

with a copy of their CV, a recent photo, and a letter (in English and/or Spanish) explaining why they are interested in following the programme and which sector/ industry they are interested in working in. The educational institution which the student is attending in his or her home country will be asked to sign a statement confirming that the student is following a full-time study programme and that a period of work placement is a necessary component of this programme.

Other Course Durations Offered:Yes

If you are interested in this school please contact their representative in Ireland Equinox Education Services for details of cost and indeed with any questions you may have.

Tel : 056-444-3991
Mobile : 087-9975625
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