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Spanish Gap Year in Barcelona

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The Spanish Gap Year in Barcelona is the ideal long-term course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and young adults looking to take a serious career break. These long-term Academic Year courses allow students to focus on all aspects of Spanish over several months, whilst placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework. In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long-term retention of key skills.

A long term in-depth Spanish language course aimed at those who wish to achieve true fluency in the Spanish language through a long term Spanish immersion programme in Barcelona.  Ideal for Gap Year students, University graduates or any adult looking for maximum progress and fluency in the Spanish language. Follow a programme across a range of 12 different language levels, from complete beginner to fluency - see Spanish Course Methodology for further information.

The Spanish language school in Barcelona was established in 1972 and is based in a well-appointed town house, with its own roof terrace. It is just a few minutes walk from the Plaza Catalunya(centre of Barcelona) and Las Ramblas.

There are 40 air conditioned classrooms all with natural light and most rooms now have interactive whiteboards. There is a library and study centre with audio machines and access to TV and video. Students also have access to the Internet room (free of charge) with 15 PC's which is open 60 hrs a week. Wifi is also available throughout the school for those that have a laptop. There is a student bar which is open all day and provides hot and cold food and drink. Students can also relax on the schools terrace and enjoy the sunshine.  

  • Duration : 24 to 36 wks (shorter courses available)
  • Spanish tuition (20 lessons)  
  • Class size : 6/10 people
  • Preparation for DELE exams (optional, not included in course fees
  • Minutes per lesson : 50   
  • Ability levels : Beginner/Intermediate
  • Minimum age :16yrs  

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Barcelona : Spanish Gap Year Course links

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  > Accommodation offered by Spanish school in Barcelona

  > CESA student reviews on Barcelona

Barcelona, a dynamic city and an ideal place to spend all or part of your Gap Year - for first hand information and advice please contact the CESA staff.


Want to learn Spanish in Barcelona, but can't manage a Gap Year course? 

We can also offer shorter Spanish language courses:

  > Barcelona : Languages for Life (20 lessons)  8 to 24 wks

  > Barcelona : Standard Course (20 lessons)   1 to 8 wks

  > Barcelona : Intensive Course (30 lessons)   1 to 12 wks


Spanish Gap Year course information:

The Spanish Gap Year language course ensures rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key Spanish language skills and also covers a range of topics on modern day Spain (cultural, social and economic).

Oral and written Spanish language skills are developed and enhanced through out these long term courses.  This Spanish language programme is aimed at Beginners to Low Intermediate abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are aiming to achieve fluency over a number of months. 

Classes are then held from Monday to Friday each week and the College is open throughout the year.  Once you have successfully completed your course you will receive a college certificate attesting to your level of Spanish language proficiency, this will include the duration of course attended.


  • Intensive grammar study
  • Phonetics
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Syntax and application
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Dialogue and communication
  • Idiomatic language
  • Written and oral expression
  • Lecture and analysis
  • Live guided discussion and synthesis
  • Free conversation

DELE Exams are offered to Gap Year students:

Do you speak Spanish? Can you prove It!

Some people study Spanish for self-enrichment or want to know how to tell the time or talk on the phone in Spanish. or to satisfy short term language requirements in high school, college, university or career goals. Others however, though, such as universtiy or Gap students, aspiring teachers, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language as part of a formal training programme. For this latter group of students, formally proving competency in the language is a requirement and this is where the DELE Exams are of great value.

Ask CESA for the DELE exam factsheet for further details.
> DELE exam preparation course in Barcelona