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Intensive Spanish + Spanish culture and conversation course

Combine your 4-hour intensive Spanish course in the mornings with an extra 1.5 hours on different aspects of Spanish culture and history, for a total of 26 hours of class a week.

Course details

Duration Enrol for as many weeks as you like.
Timetable Intensive course: Monday to Friday 09.30 to 13.30, with a twenty-minute break
Spanish culture course: 14.30 to 16.00, Tuesday to Friday
Classes 7 average, with a maximum of 10
Levels Minimum Spanish level recommended: Lower Intermediate
Ages 16+


Spain is different!

¿Qué clase de loco podía ser el Quijote sino un loco español? Y aunque su talla descomunal y su demencia lo universalizan y de alguna manera lo hacen comprensible y admirable a todos los hombres del mundo, hay en él rasgos que únicamente podían darse en ese país a la vez brutalmente realista y mágicamente descabellado que es España.

Ernesto Sabato, Argentinian novelist

Course content

We look at a different aspect of Spanish culture each day. Subjects regularly covered include:

  • Spanish social customs: An insight into the Spanish way of life and how it and its customs compare with those in your own country
  • Flamenco: A course which looks beyond the music and dance to the culture of flamenco
  • Architecture in Barcelona, including Gaudí
  • Spain's cultural diversity: The languages, gastronomy, geography and folklore of each of Spain's regional cultures
  • Spanish music
  • Ferran Adriá and Spanish nouvelle cuisine
  • Spanish 20th century art: A look at a range of artistic styles including those of Picasso, Dalí, Miró and Tapies
  • The Spanish media: Press, radio, television and the Internet and the language that is characteristic of each
  • The Spanish Civil War: the causes, most important episodes and many consequences of the war
  • A brief introduction to the history of Spanish literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • Spain's most popular fiestas: The Easter Processions, the Fallas, San Fermin, etc
  • Spanish cinema

When can you begin?

Our Spanish culture courses start every Tuesday.

Course prices and booking

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Prices valid until December 31st, 2019.

No hidden extras

NO booking fee

NO charge for course materials

NO other hidden extras !!!

Accommodation fees are separate and there is a charge for certificates for ECTS credits.


Accommodation in Barcelona

Pick the accommodation that suits you best for your stay in Barcelona: we offer Spanish host families, shared flats or student residence (and you can obviously also arrange your own accommodation and just take a course with us).

Other popular add-ons for our intensive Spanish course

Creative arts workshops

Creative arts workshops

You can also combine the course with four 1.5 hour creative arts workshops on painting ceramics, glass-fusing, pottery and sculpture.

Business Spanish

Business Spanish

+5 or +10 hours a week
If your interest is in Spanish for work, add private Business Spanish classes to your intensive course

Combined courses

Spanish in two or more cities

Combine your intensive Spanish course in Barcelona with a course at another of our schools in Spain -- Cadiz, Madrid, Palma, Seville, San Sebastian or Valencia

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