IH Barcelona founded in 1972 is located right in the center of Barcelona. It is a major center for language teaching (Spanish for foreigners and English for local students), teacher training, study tours and related activities. We have friendly, qualified and motivated teachers who will help students achieve their language goals through our dynamic and immersive lessons in a relaxed and friendly environment. They will also be able to keep practicing Spanish and make friends on our social program of activities after class.
The main objective of most of our Spanish courses is to improve the students' communicative skills. The emphasis of classroom activities is therefore the development of the students' abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish and students are given plenty of opportunity to practise the sort of language they are likely to need outside the classroom. We don't just want our students to "know" Spanish, we want them to be able to use it! Due attention is also paid to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and a wide variety of materials is used, including published materials from many different sources as well as materials which have been written by our own teachers. The teaching and the course programme are carefully supervised by the Director of Studies, who is also responsible for ensuring that students are placed in the appropriate level and that their progress is satisfactory. While the atmosphere in the classroom is generally relaxed and informal, students should be prepared to work hard and participate fully.All teachers are native speakers: siAccreditations or memberships:
Instituto Cervantes, EQUALS, FEDELE, ACELE-FEDELE Barcelona (Asociación Catalana de Escuelas de Español/Lengua Extranjera), Bildungsurlaub, CSN, Somos parte de The International House World Organisation (IHWO) Somos reconocidos como un centro colaborador con la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid. Certificación del Sistema Medioambiental ISO 14001 Certificado EMAS III (Sistema Comunitario de Gestión y Auditoría Medioambientales -Eco-Management and Audit Scheme ) Nuestros cursos de formación de profesores están certificados por la Universidad IL3 de Barcelona.Average number of students: 2000Maximum number of students: 170Minimum age of students: 16Average class size: 7Maximum number of students per class: 10Access test: noMaximum duration in course weeks: 0Minimum duration in course weeks: 1Less than 15 lessons/week: siMore than 15 lessons/week: siPrivate Lessons: siSpanish language and culture: siBusiness Spanish: siDELE Preparation: siCCSE Preparation: noSpanish + internship: noTeacher training: siOnline classes: siCultural courses aimed at teaching Spanish: noSports courses aimed at teaching Spanish: noOther languages:
ExamsDELE: siDELE escolares: noCCSE: siSIELE: noOther language exams:
SERVICESAir conditioning: siWIFI: siComputer with Internet access: siWarm food: siGarden or terrace: siSPA or gym: nohandicapped access: siOnline Spanish classes: siAirport transfer: siExcursions: noHealth insurance: noAccommodation search: siGastronomic tours: noFilm Workshops: noDance workshops: noCooking workshops: noInternships: noLanguage Exchange: siSports activities: no
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