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About Us

Our international staff and native Spanish teachers guarantee high quality and excellent service

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Innovative Spanish language teaching in the heart of Barcelona

We are an innovative organization, offering Spanish instruction to groups, individuals, and businesses in Barcelona and remotely using online tools.

Founded in 2001, our international staff and Spanish teachers guarantee the highest quality of service. Speakeasy provides a contemporary curriculum and highly interactive approach that has made it one of the country’s fastest-growing schools offering Spanish courses for international students.

  • Center accredited by Cervantes Institute

    In 2010, Speakeasy was accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, which means it meets the conditions set by the Instituto Cervantes Accreditation System for Centres, the only international accreditation exclusively focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

  • Small groups & international students

    We guarantee that the groups are never over 12 students. Our students come from all over the world and there are usually 5 or 6 different nationalities in each class. The average age of our students is 27 years and you will usually find a good mix of ages in each class.

  • Communicative immersion approach

    We use a communicative and practical approach to learning Spanish. The objective of the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation that you learn, is to be able to communicate in Spanish in an effective way. The Spanish courses are immersion classes, which means that all the teaching and textbooks are in Spanish from the very beginning.

  • In the heart of Barcelona

    Speakeasy Spanish School is located in the very center of Barcelona, close to Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla, surrounded by shops and restaurants and fast access to 3 central Metro stations, a train station and over 25 bus lines.

  • School facilities & services

    • Most classrooms equipped with interactive digital boards
    • Free wireless connection
    • Library with books for all levels
    • Weekly extracurricular activities
    • Accommodation services
    • Visa services
    • Health insurance services
    • Student card with great discounts
  • Activities

    We have a really vibrant atmosphere here at Speakeasy, where you get much more than just a great education. As a part of our Spanish program, we offer our students an exciting activities program. We offer a variety of activities every week, and we try to differentiate them as much as possible, mixing a bit of culture with fun and exciting activities, there is always something for everyone.

  • Official examination center

    Speakeasy is an official examination center for both of the internationally recognized DELE and SIELE exams. These exams are requirements for entry into universities or professional selection processes. We offer preparation courses for both exams which allow our students to prepare for and take the exams all in one center.

Qualified and experienced teachers

Our highly qualified and experienced teachers together with our excellent course plan are the keys to our success and the reason why 99% of our students recommend Speakeasy. Because of this, 50% of our international students come through recommendations of other Speakeasy students and alumni.

To ensure our high level of quality Spanish classes, our teachers and services are evaluated constantly, and we pay special attention to our student’s comments and suggestions.

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Gerard Don Speakeasy, May 2021

The 6-hours a week Evening Course helped me get my Spanish from a very basic level to upper intermediate in less than 6 months. During the classes we use a variety of different learning techniques in a small group of students and Georgina has been a great teacher, facilitating an interactive experience. Next to a full-time study or job it is demanding – but rewarding, fun and definitely worth it!