Unforgettable Spanish courses in Barcelona

What city has more UNESCO listed buildings than Athens, more museums than Florence, more hashtags on Instagram than #Milano, bigger beaches than any city on the Mediterranean and more visitors each year than Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna or Madrid? Yes, it’s Barcelona!

Barcelona is a world-famous city that combines a medieval quarter and Spain’s most visited monument (the Sagrada Família) with one of Europe’s top 5 tech districts, a major international airport and the award for the ‘world’s #1 beach city’ from National Geographic.

Speakeasy BCN Spanish language school in Barcelona is right in the heart of the action. Spanish courses in Barcelona where you don’t just learn Spanish, you’re immersed in Spanish culture too!

A Barcelona language school you can trust

With our official partner certifications and accreditations, you can be sure that your Spanish learning is from a reliable and recognised learning center.

Spanish language qualifications for your resumé 

Spanish is the most powerful language you can learn to unlock career opportunities in industries like tourism, international business, education, real estate, government, finance and development. Our Spanish courses in Barcelona give you qualifications that impress employers.

The Speakeasy curriculum follows the 6 levels of the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): from A1 to C2. Because we’re an accredited language school, international students can get a long-term Spain student visa just by applying to one of our Spanish courses!

Spanish courses in Barcelona at Speakeasy Spanish language school

How do you know our Spanish lessons will deliver? Our Spanish classes are small (maximum 8-13 students) so you never feel left behind. We’re the only school to introduce ‘mini levels’ between each stage of the CEFR framework to ensure you’re placed with students of the exact same ability.

You can choose from 15+ of our Spanish courses in Barcelona and determine how fast you want to earn qualifications and improve your career opportunities. We also have a ‘rolling admissions’ policy so you can start learning from the week you arrive.

Your ticket to learning Spanish in Barcelona

What’s the best way to learn Spanish? We provide 100% in-person classes because we believe in speaking and living the language like a local.

In fact, we’re the only Spanish language school in Barcelona with two activities coordinators to help you get out and practice what you’re studying. It’s all part of the ground-breaking immersion method of learning Spanish.

  • Weekly activities

    Your social calendar will be packed with activities like beach days, roof-top drinks, museum tours, Gaudí visits, wine tasting, cooking classes, Barcelona FC matches, yoga in the park, paddle-boarding, ski trips and weekend trips (Madrid, Ibiza, Zaragoza, Girona, Tarragona, Valencia, Andorra and France).

  • Travel opportunities

    Long-term language students can take designated travel breaks without skipping class. Within 1-3 hours of leaving Barcelona’s international airport you could be landing in Lisbon, Monaco, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, Budapest, Sicily, the Swiss Alps or Santorini!

  • Accommodation

    You’ll have no trouble finding a place to stay in Barcelona – we help you get a room in a student residence or find a shared apartment, a family homestay or a private apartment.

  • Visa services

    All our long-term Spanish courses include professional support to help you secure a Spain student visa, medical insurance, extend your NIE and any assistance you need.

  • School Life

    You’ll quickly feel at home in Speakeasy BCN’s school located within minutes of Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic quarter and the world-famous La Rambla. You can make use of our free WiFi and student card with discounts around the city. School classrooms are small on purpose to maximize learning and making friends.

What people say about our Spanish courses in Barcelona

Our students’ successes are the driving force behind the Speakeasy team, and we’re delighted to share with you a selection of recent reviews of our school and our Spanish languages courses.

Upcoming events

Take a look at the next Speakeasy Events that we have planned for our students!

  • Estartit and Medes islands + pirate ship
    20 July 2024 07:45

    Estartit and Medes islands + pirate ship

    €28

    On Saturday, we are making a day trip to L'Estartit, a beautiful coastal town on the Costa Brava known for its clear waters and stunning beaches. It's perfect for enjoying maritime activities. One of its main attractions are the Medes Islands, a protected marine reserve with a rich pirate history. During a 3-hour tour on a replica of a pirate ship, the Black Corsair, we will explore the islands, cliffs, and even take a swim in this breathtaking natural reserve.

  • Beach and Volley
    24 July 2024 19:00

    Beach and Volley

    Free event

    This Wednesday, we are going to have a favorite Speakeasy meetup on Bogatell beach to hang out and play volleyball! Join us after class to soak up the afternoon sun, play volleyball, and mingle with fellow Speakeasy classmates. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks!

  • Cinema at the Beach
    25 July 2024 20:30

    Cinema at the Beach

    Free event

    On Thursday, let’s pack something tasty and bring a blanket to watch a movie under the stars.
    We will be watching 'Past Lives,' a Korean movie inspired by real events. It follows two childhood friends over the course of 24 years as they reflect on how their relationship evolves over time.
    Have you ever watched an open-air movie by the beach? Join us for this wonderful experience!

  • Calella de Palafrugell
    3 August 2024 08:40

    Calella de Palafrugell

    €30

    Come with us as we visit one of the most charming villages of Costa Brava - Calella de Palafrugell.
    We’ll explore the old fishermen's houses with colorful shutters, alleys that join the sea to the picturesque town, quaint beaches, and quiet coves. Calella de Palafrugell captures the essence of the Mediterranean, to say the least!

Browse our full activities listings for a look at all our upcoming and past events.

FAQs for everything you need to know about our Spanish Courses in Barcelona

We're on hand to answer any questions you might have about your course and your stay in Barcelona.

  • Yes! We have a range of ages at Speakeasy BCN so you will never feel out of place, whether you’ve just finished school or have decades of work experience. The average age of a student at Speakeasy BCN is 28.

  • Yes! We have a very international student body at Speakeasy BCN. You can choose to take a part-time Spanish course in Barcelona while studying or working, or if you take a long-term Spanish course, we can help you get a student visa in Barcelona.

  • Yes, all our teachers are native Spanish speakers. They all have a university degree, special training in ELE (Español como Lengua Extranjera) and experience teaching Spanish to foreigners.

  • Yes! If you give us one weeks’ notice, you can switch to a different schedule or re-evaluate your situation and move to a different class. See an overview of our Spanish courses here.

  • We don’t offer trial classes because it can be disruptive to the class dynamics, and it's important for us to maintain high-quality learning experiences for our students. However, you can enroll in a Spanish course for one week and then extend your study for as long as you like.

  • Yes! We have over 15 different Spanish courses to choose from, including intensive and super-intensive study programs.

  • We can help you access a room in our student residence, in a shared apartment, in a homestay or in a private apartment. Visit our student accommodation in Barcelona page to find out more.

  • The first step is reserving yourself a spot on your desired Spanish course. Start the process by filling out our Pre-Booking form. (If you’re an international student, it’s a requirement that you have paid your long-term course in full before applying for a student visa.)


If you have more questions, take a look at our complete FAQs page.

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