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Spanish Gap Year in Barcelona

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 offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (recommended 18+)
Course duration8 to 42 weeks
Alternative courses1 week+ 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration50 minutes
Maximum per class10 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)

Languages for Life

8 wks   €1520.0012 wks   €2280.0016 wks   €2800.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
Summer supplements: Not applicable
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Academic Year Courses

24 wks   €3763.0028 wks   €4346.0034 wks   €5277.00
CESA Fee: € 50.00 per person
Summer supplements: Not applicable
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Barcelona: Ice cream

Spanish 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.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

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.

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 on the main Barcelona Spanish school: Accommodation description.

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