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Spanish in Barcelona - Enforex

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Programme Summary:

  • Spanish courses for ages 16+
  • General, intensive, or private Spanish classes
  • Accommodation in a host family, residence or shared apartment
  • DELE exam prep
  • Cultural workshops
  • Organized activities and excursions
  • From 1 to 52 weeks



Sprawled between the beaches of the Mediterranean and the mountains of Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain's second largest city and capital of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, boasts unparalleled architectural beauty, sandy beaches and mountains all around. Visitors encounter its pristine and almost entirely intact historic Gothic centre between the maze of narrow cobblestone streets and the grid-like layout of the L'Eixample neighbourhood, the urban planning "Enlargement" project that began towards the end of the 19th century.

Bacelona's magnificent beaches, cultural and social life, arts scene and convivial atmosphere draw over 5,000 international students and millions of visitors each year to its shores. There really is something for every one in this vibrant coastal city.

Enforex School, Barcelona

Enforex Barcelona is located only a 5 minute walk from Las Ramblas, one of the most emblematic boulevards of Spain. In the heart of Barcelona, the school is located in a magnificent, 100-year-old building that has been fully renovated and restored to meet the needs of a modern institution. Along with 50 classrooms, there is a large common room with refreshments and coffee machine, a study hall equipped with Internet access, Wifi in the whole building, as well as a reading room and a well-equipped literature library and video library. Classrooms all have the most up-to-date audio-visual equipment.

You will also appreciate the 1500m² terrace and the solarium available all year round. the conference room can welcome up to 160 people and the building has mobility access and lifts available.


General information

The school is open to participants ages 16 and up of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Classes can receive a maximum of 10 students, generally with an average of 8 students. Classes are each 55 minutes long.

Courses begin every Monday, and students sit a placement test on the first day of class. Our programs combine different teaching techniques, centred on a communicative approach in order to reach every kind of learner. The school welcomes students 16 and over.

Spanish lessons

  • General spanish lessons

    • Standard: 20 Spanish lessons per week.
    • Intensive: 25 Spanish lessons + 5 cultural workshops per week.
  • DELE Exam Preparation

    The 20 lessons per week of this programme are a preparation for the DELE exams (Sapnish as a foreign language diploma). There are 3 different spanish levels all recognised by the Instituto Cervantes. This diploma represents a major asset for students wishing to attend a spanish university or to find work in a Spanish speaking country. Schools offer four week sessions to prepare for the basic, intermediate or advanced exams. The exam dates and prices are established by Instituto Cervantes. Please check the "Dates & Prices" tab.

  • Private Lessons

    Group programme + 5 or 10 private lessons per week. Students benefit from one-on-one teaching and a personalized lesson plan. The fastest and most efficient way to improve rapidly.

Cultural Workshops

A strong understanding of Spanish culture is essential to communication in the language. Our afternoon cultural workshops are not only intended to serve as opportunities for students to practice their Spanish, but also as ways to learn the basics of Spanish history, art, and mass communication.

  • Spanish Radio: Students produce their own radio program based on national and international newscasts. The class requires students to listen to, collect and summarize information from Spanish broadcast media.
  • Press Workshop: Students produce their own newspaper/magazine based on news, cultural events, and popular traditions. The class requires students to conduct research in Spanish print media as well as to interview locals.
  • Drama Workshop: Students learn and perform extracts from well-known Spanish plays. In addition to the obvious cultural education that this workshop provides, it also aids students in learning to express themselves quickly with idiomatic terms.
  • History, Literature, & Art: Students learn to analyse some of Spain’s most famous writers and artists who reflect Spanish history. Students will also discover Spanish customs, gastronomy, and popular events.

Activities and Excursions

In addition to the events offered by the city and its surroundings, the school organizes a variety of activities.

  • Afternoons
    Picasso Museum, Modernistic Way, La Sagrada Familia, The Gothic Quarter, Antoni Gaudi’s Artistic Legacy, Montjuic Castle, Park Güell, Cathedral, Olympic area, Pueblo Español, "El Tibidabo", Museum of Modern Art, City Tour, Water parks, Miro Foundation
  • Weekends
    Sitges, Dalí Museum of Figueras, Poblet, Vic, Tarragona, Montserrat Mountain, Núria Valley, Tortosa, Girona, Sant Cugat


General information

Accommodation is available from the Sunday before lessons start to the Saturday midday following the end of lessons.


Staying with a host family is the best way to fully delve into the Spanish language and culture. We take enormous care in selecting the best host family for the student and all of our families are carefully screened. Students are encouraged to spend time with their families in order to make the most out of their stay in the country. It is possible that you will take part in their daily lives, from going shopping to visiting friends on the weekends.

All host families are carefully selected and their accommodation are usually bewteen 20-30 minutes away by foot or by transport from Enforex school.

Students stay in double rooms (single rooms subject to availability and at an additional charge). Our host families provide bed linens, blankets, laundry once a week and provide breakfast. 80% of the host families offer Wifi access.

There are single or double rooms available (with an extra, please check the prices tab to learn more).

Student Residence

Student residences offer dormitory-style living for students who would like to have a more independent lifestyle. Students who choose this option have the opportunity to live side-by-side with Spanish people (during the year) or people from all over the world (during the summer).

The residence hall is located in the center of town and is about 20 - 30 minutes on foot from Enforex. Students have double rooms and breakfast. However, single rooms, half or full-board and private bathroom are options available (first come first served basis). Please note students do not have access to a kitchen. Otherwise toilets and showers are shared. Bedding and a cleaning service for common areas is provided. There is a deposit of €150 payable by cash or credit upon arrival.

Shared Apartment

This option also allows students to live with international students in a friendly atmosphere. Apartments are entirely furnished and equipped: students can cook their own meals in the kitchen, complete with a microwave, pots and pans, utensils, etc.

Apartments are made up of 3 to 6 rooms (singles, doubles, and triples) and include all comforts needed to ensure a pleasant stay: fully-equipped kitchen, TV, washing machine, bathroom etc. Bedding is provided and amenities (water, heat, electricity) are included. It is possible to request a private bathroom at an extra charge.

A deposit of 150€ is required (cash or credit card) to obtain the keys. There is a weekly cleaning service for common areas. Apartments are located in close proximity to shops and restaurants.

Dates & Prices 2016

Dates 2016

Course start dates

Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On public holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be made up or refunded): 01/1, 06/1, 25/3, 06/4, 01/5, 01/6, 24/6, 15/8, 11/9, 24/9, 12/10, 01/11, 08/12, 25/12, 26/12.2016, 01/01/2017

DELE exam preparation course start dates (2 or 4 weeks):

  • 15/04 (A1-C1):

  • 2 weeks: 4/04

  • 4 weeks: 21/03

  • 15/07 (A2-C1):

  • 2 weeks: 4/07,

  • 4 weeks: 20/06

  • 21/10 (A2-B2):

  • 2 weeks: 10/10

  • 4 weeks: 26/09

  • 25/11 (A2), 26/11 (A1-C2):

  • 2 weeks: 14/11

  • 4 weeks: 31/10

Students should enrol for DELE preparation courses at least 10 weeks in advance.

Prices 2016

Programme Prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Length (in weeks)Flatshare, self-cateringHomestay, half boardResidence, breakfast
385 €425 €470 €
5 €680 €800 €850 €
970 €1,150 €1,230 €
1,265 €1,505 €1,610 €
10 €1,790 €2,150 €2,305 €
2,360 €2,840 €3,045 €
12 3,425 €4,145 €4,455 €
20 €4,535 €5,495 €5,910 €
18 5,000 €6,080 €6,550 €
20 5,545 €6,745 €7,265 €
24 6,405 €7,845 €8,470 €
32 8,510 €10,430 €11,260 €
40 €9,380 €11,540 €12,475 €
Extra week270 €330 €355 €
Course extras - per week
Private lessons (5)175 €
Private lessons (10)340 €

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay, residence or flatshare accommodation
  • Board as described
  • Course materials and textbook
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to Barcelona
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional extras
  • Transportation in and around Barcelona
  • Deposit on arrival, where applicable
  • Exam fees, where applicable
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance

Practical Info

  • Arrivals: Sunday

  • Departures: Saturday


  • Arrival Airports:

  • Barcelona or Girona Aiports

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices 2016 tab)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.