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Spanish Gap Year in Barcelona

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The Spanish school in Barcelona offers a long term in-depth language course aimed at those who wish to achieve true fluency in the Spanish language. Ideal for Gap Year students, University graduates or any adult requiring significant improvement in their Spanish language skills.

Follow a programme across a range of 12 different language levels, from complete beginner to fluency, with a natural duration of two weeks per level. Classes are ONLY conducted in Spanish and students are given many opportunities to practise the  language outside of the classroom. The language school wants you to be able to actively “use” your Spanish not just “know” it academically!

Gap Year in Barcelona Plus Points

  • Barcelona is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city
  • A full range of Spanish language exams are offered, year round – if you want them!
  • The Spanish programmes appeal to students of all levels and ages

Spanish Course Details

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Academic Year 24 to 36 weeks
Languages for Life 8 to 24 weeks
Alternative courses 1 week+ 
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration 55 minutes
Maximum per class 10 students
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 13.30 hrs (also 16.00 to 20.00 hrs in the summer)
  • Start dates throughout the year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Preparation for DELE exams (optional extra module, not included in course fees)

Course Dates 2019

January  07, 14, 21, 28
February 04, 11, 18, 25
March 04, 11, 18, 25
April 01, 08, 15, 23*
May 06, 13, 20, 27
June 03, 11*, 17, 25*
July 01, 08, 15, 21, 29
August 05, 12, 19, 26
September     02, 09, 16, 23, 30
October 07, 14, 21, 28
November    04, 11, 18, 25
December 02, 09, 16, 23#, 30

# Special price for this one week course – see PDF

Teaching details

Academic Year Course Fees
24 wks: € 3763.00 28 wks: € 4346.00 34 wks: € 5277.00
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Languages for Life Course Fees
8 wks: € 1520.00 12 wks: € 2280.00 16 wks: € 2800.00
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
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Gap Year course information

This Spanish language programme is aimed at Beginners to Intermediate abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are aiming to achieve fluency over a number of months.

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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.

Classes are then held from Monday to Friday each week and the Barcelona Spanish language school 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 offered

Can you prove your ability in Spanish?

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 university 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.

Accommodation in Barcelona

Most students studying in Barcelona, decide to stay with local Spanish hosts or in shared apartments with other language students if they would prefer to live independently.

Further information can be found at:

Barcelona Accommodation