Learning to Speak Spanish in Barcelona
"If you already know us then words are not necessary, and if you do not know us yet, I am Demetrio Sánchez, the Director of Studies at the don Quijote school in Barcelona. I presume that you want to learn Spanish. I can also imagine why you want to learn it: work, study or just for fun -which is, by the way, a magnificent reason. I also understand your doubts: Where? Barcelona? Why? The Ramblas, the Barceloneta, the Güell Park, the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí, Dalí... But all that is not enough without human warmth, without people. My colleagues and I know this from our experience, which is why we want to offer you our personal side as well as our professional side as much as possible. We are people who work with people, and when we give lessons in Spanish we try to make friends. The decision is yours."
Head of Studies of our school in Barcelona
Our school in Barcelona occupies an entire 5 story building and is located in the heart of the center, just opposite the ‘Ritz Hotel’ on the famous boulevard ‘La Gran Vía’. The school has 65 spacious classrooms, all with windows and many with balconies. The ground floor is dedicated to the teachers’ room, a multimedia classroom, and a central meeting/recreational area where you can watch TV, read the newspapers, have a coffee with your fellow students or do your homework.
65 spacious classrooms
You will make a lot of friends from all over the world!
Reasons to study Spanish in Barcelona
- Population: 2,000.000.
- Location: North East of Spain.
- The port of Barcelona is one of the largest in the Mediterranean.
- Barcelona has an international airport.
- The historical capital of Catalonia and Spain's second city.
OUR OPINION OF BARCELONA:
- The city offers a wide variety of art, a lively street life, an extensive nightlife and an international audience.
- Barcelona was the venue for the Olympic Games in 1992; a visit to the Olympic Village is not to be missed.
- At the end of September, one of the most important celebrations of the city takes place: the Mercè (patron saint of the city). During this time, there are many rock, pop and folk concerts, street-theatre productions and sporting activities.
- The city's history is beautifully reflected in the famous Barrio Gótico, the old quarter known as the Gothic Quarter because it is a treasure house of Gothic architecture, and where you can find both historic monuments and modern institutions.
- Barcelona's location offers easy access to the beaches of the Costa Brava and skiing resorts in the Pyrenees.
- Nearby are Sitges, Figueres, Empúries, and Girona, all of which are worth a visit.
- Barcelona is Spain's Mecca for modern art and theatre lovers. You can admire the work of Picasso, Miró and see Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia, Güell Park and La Pedrera building.
- Barcelona is a city with style,allure and an unbelievable number of things to do, from art to gastronomy to pop music. The city has a clear metropolitan character. For some students that can take a bit of getting used to. If that is the case you might consider studying first of all in another city for a while. Most of our students, though, really feel at home in Barcelona. And rightly so, because Barcelona is an experience in its own right.