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Spanish in Barcelona - Enforex

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Programme Summary:

  • Spanish courses for 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

Destination

Barcelona

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 La Rambla, 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.

School facilities include:

  • 50 fully-equipped classrooms with the most up-to-date audio-visual equipment
  • A large common room with refreshments and coffee machine
  • A study hall equipped with Internet access
  • Wifi in the whole building
  • A reading room and a well-equipped literature library and video library
  • A 1500m² terrace and the solarium available all year round
  • The conference room, welcoming up to 160 people
  • The building has a lift for the mobility-impaired students

Activities and events during your stay

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Guided walking tours of Barcelona by theme or by area: Roman Barcelona, Medieval Barcelona, Modernist Barcelona, Montjuic Castle
  • Picasso Museum
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Weekend trips: Sitges, Dalí Museum of Figueras, Poblet, Vic, Tarragona, Montserrat Mountain, Núria Valley, Tortosa, Girona, Sant Cugat, Madrid, Valencia

Lessons

Spanish language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 55 minutes
  • Class size: average 5 students (10 maximum)
  • Schedule: 80% of the general Spanish lessons take place in the morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Courses begin every Monday
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • Free access to the online learning platform

Courses on offer

General Spanish lessons

  • Standard - 20 lessons: 20 Spanish group lessons per week.
  • Intensive - 25 lessons: 20 Spanish group lessons + 5 cultural workshops per week
  • Super-intensive - 30 lessons: 20 Spanish group lessons + 5 cultural workshops + 5 private or semi-private (2 students) lessons per week.

Levels : beginner to advanced

  • DELE Exam Preparation

    The 20 lessons per week of this programme are a preparation for the DELE exams (Spanish 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.

Language level: Elementary (A2) to upper internmediate (B2)

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks

Accommodation

General information

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

Homestay

  • Double room with a student of a different nationality*
  • Shared bathroom
  • Half board
  • Distance from school : families usually live around 30 minutes away from school by foot or by public transport

*Shared room with a student at Enforex of the same gender. However, if you are in a double room and there are no other students to share it with you, the shcool has the right to change you to a different room.

Extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom
  • Full board

Practical information:

  • Bedding and linen provided
  • Most families can provide you with Wi-Fi access, but you can request this for an extra cost if you would like to ensure access to Wi-Fi
  • Laundry available once a week (the family will give you a day or let you know when their usual laundry day is)

Student Residence (ages 17+)

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 another student and give you an opportunity to use your Spanish on a regular basis.

  • Double room, shared with a student of a different nationality*
  • Shared toilet and bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Distance from the school: 5-15 minutes by foot
  • In the centre of town
  • Deposit to pay upon arrival (see « Dates & Prices» tab), reimbursed by the school at the end of the programme if there is no evidence of damage to the apartment.

Services:

  • Bedding and linen provided
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rooms are cleaned once a week. The rest of the time the student is responsible for his or own space.
  • Students do not have access to a kitchen

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom in a double room (for students travelling in twos)
  • Half board
  • Full board

Shared apartment (ages 17+)

  • Double room, shared with a student of a different nationality*
  • Shared toilet and bathroom
  • No meals included
  • Distance from the school: maximum 15 minutes by foot
  • Capacity: between 3 & 6 rooms
  • Deposit to pay upon arrival (see « Dates & Prices» tab), reimbursed by the school at the end of the programme if there is no evidence of damage to the apartment.

Services:

  • Fully furnised and equipped apartments
  • Kitchen equipped with microwaves, dishes, pots and pans
  • TV
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bedding and linen provided
  • Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Everyone must be responsible for keeping the area clean

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom in a double room (for students travelling in twos)

*Shared room with a student at Enforex of the same gender. However, if you are in a double room and there are no other students to share it with you, the shcool has the right to change you to a different room.

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

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:01/01, 06/01, 02/04, 19/04, 1/05, 21/05, 15/08, 11/09, 24/09, 12/10, 01/11, 06/12, 08/12, 25/12, 26/12

Note: Lessons missed due to national or local holidays will not be made up or refunded.

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

  • Start of 2 week sessions : 28/01, 25/03, 13/05, 01/07, 02/09, 23/09, 11/11

  • Start of 4 week sessions : 14/01, 11/03, 29/04, 17/06, 19/08, 09/09, 28/10

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

Prices 2019

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay, residence or flatshare accommodation
  • Board as described
  • Course materials and 1st 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 (after 12:00)

  • Departures: Saturday (until 12:00)

Transport

  • Arrival Airports:

  • Barcelona airport, train station or bus station

  • Gérone airport, train station or bus station
  • Reus / Tarragone airport, trains station or bus station

Transfers possible on request (fees apply, please see « Dates & Prices 2018»).

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.

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