Spanish is the world’s second most spoken language, after Chinese, and is the second most used language in international communication. Speaking Spanish will allow you to communicate with more than 495 million people worldwide.
In three weeks you will learn the equivalent of one college semester of Spanish and acquire speaking and comprehension abilities that are not possible in a classroom back home.
Learning Spanish will make traveling to any of the 21 countries where Spanish is an official language easier, not to mention the many countries where Spanish is widely spoken.
Now that we have convinced you to start learning or improving your Spanish in Spain, be careful – the Spanish passion for living is contagious and once you start to learn about their language and culture, you won’t ever want to stop 🙂
Barcelona is a Mediterranean jewel, an enthralling, unique city that beckons to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Avant garde, cosmopolitan, and vibrant, Barcelona virtually breathes art and creativity. Here you will find a rich artistic and cultural heritage alongside enticing beaches and all the comforts and services of a world class city.
Don Quijote is one of the main partners of the Verbalists Language Network. The school is located at Carrer de Mallorca 27, in the heart of Barcelona’s vibrant and central L’Eixample district, which is home to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, a collection of notable modernist architectural gems including Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and much of Barcelona’s best boutique shopping.
On foot, the school is 10 minutes from the Plaza de Espanya, 10 minutes from the Plaza de Catalunya and within walking distance of the city’s bustling Gran Via avenue. The Sants train station, Barcelona’s main railway terminal and a landmark building, is only 150 meters away. With direct connection from the school to 8 main public bus lines, and a metro station less than 5 minutes from our entrance, getting around Barcelona is as easy as walking out the front door!
The school, housed in a modern and spacious building with 2600 square meters generously spread over the 3 lower floors, is one of the largest Spanish schools in Europe.
The school offers more than 55 bright and airy classrooms with a total surface area of 2000 square meters. It also consists of 600 square meters of common areas, including a large interior patio, which looks out through a glass wall onto the school’s expansive private garden, complete with trees and terrace. The patio is a popular spot to relax between classes while enjoying a drink or snack from the vending machines stationed throughout the school.
Learn Spanish in Barcelona with don Quijote and enjoy the luxury of a building beautifully-furnished with marble floors throughout the common areas and wooden floors in the classrooms.
If you don’t have much time but learning Spanish or improving your level is one of your priorities, don Quijote makes it easy for you. With fewer hours of class each day, the intensive Spanish course 10 is ideal for combining your classes with other activities and learn Spanish fast.
With two hours of class daily, you will have much free time to explore the city and its culture.
The Intensive Spanish courses are undoubtedly the most popular because they are designed to help students learn Spanish as quickly as possible through constant interaction. The classes are given entirely in Spanish in all levels, from beginning to advanced, so that students are divided according to their skill levels.
Intensive Spanish courses are taught using an interactive teaching method which means that, whenever possible, professors will use practical situations requiring student interaction and communication. This communicative teaching method has been constantly refined over the years and is now an integral part of don Quijote’s success.
This course is designed for students who want to begin communicating as quickly as possible. The program includes 20 weekly group classes which generally take place in the morning in small group classes with a maximum of 10 students and an average of 6 students. The classes are focused on oral expression and comprehension, as well as written communication and interaction, all of which are essential in learning a new language.
In addition to the intensive Spanish classes, which will help you develop your level in a short time, the culture and conversation workshops are a fun and entertaining way to interact with your classmates and delve into the Spanish culture.
Super Intensive 30
This comprehensive, intensive Spanish course consists of 30 classes per week, divided into 20 intensive Spanish classes, 5 Spanish culture and conversation workshops, and 5 semi-private classes in groups of up to four students, so you can make the most of the time you have.
The program is designed to improve your level significantly, dedicating considerable hours per day to learning. You will gain fluency in communicating thanks to the Spanish culture and conversation workshops, where you can practice with your colleagues, and perfect your weakest points with semi-private classes, which will help you build a solid and specialized foundation. Immerse yourself completely in your destination’s culture and give a serious boost to your Spanish.
Spanish & Flamenco
Taking flamenco classes in Spain is an ideal way to compliment your Spanish course. Flamenco is an internationally recognized art form that was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.
Originating in Andalusia, flamenco origins can be traced back to the fusion of various musical styles by the gypsies who have propelled the preservation and dissemination of flamenco around the world.
The flamenco course in Spain will introduce students to the song, dance and music that make up this artistic expression. Discover the passion and wide range of emotions that are expressed by the performer through complex techniques of foot stomping and hand clapping.
The flamenco course is taught at an academy by professional flamenco dance teachers who will adapt to your dance level whether you have studied flamenco in the past or not. The content is flexible and can be adapted to students’ schedules and language level. There is a minimum of three students required to offer the course.
Students who sign up for flamenco dance classes are required to use appropriate attire. Flamenco shoes are essential for all participants and ladies must also dress in a proper skirt and leotards. These items can be purchased in the flamenco school.
|1 week € 300|
|Duration||From 1 week|
|Frequency||8 Dance classes|
|Start dates||Any Monday, all year round|
|Age Range||Minimum 16 years old|
|Minutes per lesson||50|
Learning a language is not only about learning grammar, communication and vocabulary. In order to truly understand a language you must understand the nuances of the culture and its people. The more you immerse yourself in your host country, the more you will get an in depth understanding of the language that surrounds you.
What better way to discover the local culture than through its cuisine?
The Spanish cooking classes will introduce you to famous dishes from the Mediterranean diet, known to be the world’s healthiest and characterized by its use of fresh fish, vibrant vegetables, seasonal fruit, beans and legumes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fish, seafood, poultry, cheese, yogurt and, of course, wine. You will learn how to make traditional Mediterranean dishes and popular Spanish food such as the Spanish omelet or paella, all sure to impress your friends and family once you get home.
|2 weeks € 395|
|Frequency||10 Cooking classes|
|Classes||Minimum of 3 students|
|Start dates||Every Monday|
|Age Range||Minimum 17 years old|
|Minutes per lesson||50|
Comfortable accommodation is an essential part of your study trip. That is why we attach so much importance to the quality of the accommodation offered by our partner educators.
Family stays offer you a unique opportunity to experience Spanish life while living in the home of a local speaking family. You’ll speak Spanish all day long, out of necessity and fun and interest in the family life you see unfolding around you. Accommodation in a host family allows you to get the most out of your language course as it gives you a privileged view of daily life in another culture.
- Your host “family” may be a family with parents and children or a single parent who takes in students because he or she enjoys the company. You wouldn’t be the first to go out on the town together, or to keep in contact with your family after your return home.
- You can choose from a room with breakfast, half-board (breakfast and either a cooked meal in the afternoon at about two o’clock or light dinner at ten) or full-board (breakfast and two meals).
- You’ll eat at local hours – usually later than what you may be accustomed to- and you’ll eat local foods, although the family will take your preferences into account as much as possible.
- You will be given your own house keys, so you can come and go as you please. You will also be able to receive phone calls at the family home.
If you are looking for an inviting and well-equipped stay just a quick walk from your classroom, don Quijote student residences may be the ideal accommodation for you. The school’s student residences have a youthful, international feel and offer you all you’ll need in one building: laundry facilities, TV, prepared meals or shared do-it-yourself kitchens, and areas for studying and socializing.
The student residences offer individual, shared and triple rooms, shared TV, shared living/dining rooms and washing machines. Bed linens are provided; we suggest that you bring your own towels, for maximum comfort.
You can choose to share a student apartment with four or five don Quijote students. In a student apartment you’ll prepare your own meals and interact with don Quijote students of all ages and backgrounds. We recommend you make a pact about speaking Spanish in the apartment; other shared languages often take students away from Spanish language practice.
About shared student apartments:
- Although the student apartments are not very luxurious, they include all the basic facilities: a bed, table or desk, chair and a closet wardrobe.
- Each student apartment has a living room with TV, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine and an iron.
- No telephones are available in student flats; we suggest you use public telephones or local calling centers.
- You share the kitchen and the bathroom and, together, keep the house clean.
If you prefer the privacy and independence of a hotel for your stay, we can provide you with a hotel reservation service on request: just contact us with your preferences, and we will look for the most suitable hotel. This is the best alternative if you prefer coming and going at your pleasure without having to worry about timetables or cleaning while you make the most of your Spanish program at don Quijote.
2020 RATES (in Euros)
BARCELONA LANGUAGE PROGRAM PACKAGES
(COURSES + ACCOMMODATION)
minimum age: 16
- school admin fee
- placement test and certificate
- textbook & study materials
- welcome reception event (you will also receive a welcome pack containing a map of the city)
- orientation tour
- free access to Internet
- enrollment/registration fee: €50
- entrance fees to museums, etc.
- public transport in Barcelona
- medical insurance
- airport transfers – pick-up service to/from your accommodation from/to the airport: €170 (two transfers, €85 each way)
From stunning Gaudi architecture, to beautiful, lively, sunny beaches – experience Barcelona with our language travel! Spanish will enrich your life long after your first Barcelona experience, so we hope your course will only be the beginning of a lifelong relationship with the Verbalists Language Network. Between courses, we invite you to stay in touch with us by following our website.
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