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Welcome to our school Expanish in Barcelona. Here we have gathered information about the school and its services. If you have any questions or doubts you are welcome to write us in the chat at the right bottom corner or schedule a free and commitment-free Skype appointment for us to guide you to the best suited school for your individual learning style. Please click the button below to calculate price and to buy a course.

Expanish Barcelona

Expanish has all you need to learn Spanish while discovering the vibrant city of Barcelona. It is one of the smaller schools in the area and the atmosphere is both warm and welcoming in this newly renovated schools just few steps from Gaudi’s spectacular creation “La Pedrera”. With its 9 bright classrooms all equipped with smart TVs we always get an intimate almost family-like feeling when visiting this pearl in the city centre.

The school has an innovative and modern approach to language learning with highly trained teachers, customised learning materials and activities allowing you to develop your basic vocabulary quickly. During the breaks students hang out in the coffee bar, in the lounge, the dining area or in the garden. We highly recommend Expanish if you prefer a smaller school with a personal touch in the heart of Barcelona.  

This school offer a small teacher-to-student ratio in the classroom and, throughout your stay, you may get to know 2-3 teachers per course. This helps with learning to understand the accent and grow sharp listening skills. Teachers provide personalised attention on each student’s progress by giving feedback. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly so you can feel comfortable speaking in Spanish. You will be exposed to audio, visuals and in-room multimedia as well as practice grammar and vocabulary. This is a great school for longer studies and here all types of learners will feel comfortable.

For Swedish students all our schools are approved by CSN – this school at high-school level.

  • Class Rooms: 9
  • Group Sizes: max 10
  • Length of lessons: 50 min
  • Levels: Complete Beginner (A1.1) to Advanced (C2)
  • Literature: Aula (included)
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Average Age (summer): XX
  • Average Age (other): XX
  • Internet Wifi: Yes (included)
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Coffee Machine: Yes
  • Accessibility: Yes
  • ECTS Credits: No
  • DELE-Prep Courses: Yes
  • Accomodation:
    - Host Family
    - Shared Appartment
    (tips for longterm students)

Methodology

Expanish teachers use a communicative method where you will learn by doing rather than memorising grammar and completing fill-in-the-black worksheets.

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Spanish is the only language used in class, so you will be speaking and communicating beginning from your very first day.

The focus is to teach you the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and oral comprehension. Your progress is evaluated weekly either in a project form or in small tests to give you feedback to develop.

The teachers

The schools has an extensive selection process ensuring that all teachers are highly qualified native Spanish speakers with high level training and experience.

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All Expanish teachers are native Spanish speakers and the school require that all as a minimum have a university degree and a certificate to teach Spanish as a foreign language combined with real life teaching experience. Teachers performances are constantly evaluated and Expanish support teachers in their development.

Welcome kit

To Expanish it is important that you as a student feel comfortable from the very first day which is why you will receive a small welcome kit as you arrive to the school.

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The welcome which you will receive at the first day at the school includes a SUBE card (public transportation card), a local SIM card, a discounts booklet for gyms, restaurants and other useful services, a map, a folder and an Expanish eco-bag to store class materials. This is a school who really cares about you.

Welcome inside the school

All courses run from Monday to Friday (with exception to national and local holidays**), in various levels all year round. Groups are formed by level of Spanish. Courses may be held in the morning or in the afternoon but the majority of the year classes are held in the morning, with afternoon sessions more common during summer. Your exact class schedule is determined on your first day*.

On your first day, you will be grouped with students who share your level of language proficiency. The groups are full of people of all ages, background, and nationalities. We believe this makes a more interesting and educational environment. We have visited the school and verified small groups, quality textbooks and materials and a well-rounded structure to learn Spanish quickly. The school utilise a communicative approach and all classrooms has multimedia installed for interactive learning.

  • Group Lessons: Mondays to Fridays 9:30-13:30 or 14:30-18:30 (timetable may vary per week) and additional for Basic 25 and Plus 30 students.
  • Curriculum based on the Cervantes Institute Guidelines
  • Framed by the Common European Framework of Reference

* Please note rotation between morning and afternoon may take place due to high volume of students.

** There are no classes taught on national holidays in 2018: Jan 1, Mar 30, Apr 2, May 1, May 21, Aug 15, Sep 11, Sep 24, Oct 12, Nov 1, Dec 6, Dec 25 and Dec 26. During weeks with one holiday, all group classes will be compensated with 2 extra hours of optional group classes. During weeks where there are two holidays, Intensive Spanish 20 students will receive 6 extra hours of classes and Intensive Spanish 30 students will also receive an additional 2 hours of One-to-One lessons as compensation. All individual lessons will be rescheduled.

At Expanish in Barcelona, we are able to offer accommodation from affordable 155 EUR per week in shared double room in a shared apartment. We recommend that you book for at least 2-5 weeks, in case you prepare to find alternative living when you have arrived in Barcelona. It isn’t an easy city to find an apartment but it isn’t impossible either depending on the time of the year. During the summer it will be more difficult.

Shared Apartment

In the shared apartments the single rooms can have a single or double bed (standard single rooms or big single rooms) and can also have private facilities (limited availability). This is a great, affordable option for you who want to see Spanish culture but need a more independent option, as this accommodation does not include meals. The room has adequate furniture to allow the student to study. If not, you can use an alternative space, such as the living room.

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Arrival day: Sunday before the start of the course
  • Departure day: Saturday after the end of the course
  • Extra nights might be available upon request (please talk to the school on arrival)
  • Check-out time: before 12:00 pm
  • Average distance from the school: 15-20 minutes walking distance
  • Maximum distance from the school: 25 minutes
  • Location: Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Gracia, Ciutat Vella.
  • Room contents: a bed, a closet, a desk and a chair, a lamp, sometimes a bedside table.
  • Bathroom usage: shared. [We also offer rooms with private bathroom which can be either inside or outside the bedroom].
  • Cleaning frequency: before the student’s arrival and once a week for common areas.
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Towels and Sheets are included.

Homestay

In the host families single rooms have usually a single bed. You will have your own set of keys and will be able to enjoy a home-style experience without losing your independence. The family will change the bed linen and towels and will clean the room once a week, plus the family will prepare breakfast or breakfast and dinner. It is a great opportunity to experience the culture and rapidly progress in Spanish.

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Arrival day: Sunday before the start of the course
  • Departure day: Saturday after the end of the course
  • Extra nights might be available upon request (please talk to the school on arrival)
  • Check-out time: before 12:00 pm
  • Average distance from the school: 15-20 minutes walking distance
  • Maximum distance from the school: 25 minutes
  • Location: Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Gracia, Ciutat Vella.
  • Room contents: a bed, a closet, a desk and a chair, a lamp, sometimes a bedside table.
  • Bathroom usage: shared. [We also offer rooms with private bathroom which can be either inside or outside the bedroom].
  • Cleaning frequency: before the student’s arrival and once a week for common areas.
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Towels and Sheets are included

Offered courses

Basic 20

from 140 EUR / week

Basic 20

4 hours of group lessons every morning, Monday through Friday. Basic 20 is ideal for all Spanish levels to study communication, reading, writing and listening. Courses begins every Monday. We recommend adding private lessons to you Basic 20 course to grow your skills fast.

Intensive 25

from 160 EUR / week

Intensive 25

5 hours of group lessons every day, Monday through Friday. Intensive 25 is perfect for you who wants to have 4 hours of regular group lessons along with an extra hour of conversation classes. Courses begins every Monday.

Plus 30

from 210 EUR / week

Plus 30

6 hours of group lessons per day, Monday through Friday. Plus 30 is divided in morning lessons of 4 hours and afternoon lessons of 2 hours to reinforce the material from the morning sessions.

PRIVATE LESSONS

(4, 6 or 10 hours per week)

Private Lessons

To grow your skills faster you may add individual private lessons to your studies at this school. This allows you to focus specifically on the issues that you find challenging. We recommend private lessons especially for students participating at our Light 20 programme.

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