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Reviews of Barcelona Language School, Barcelona, Spain

Total number of reviews: 52
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Barcelona Language School, Barcelona, Spain
4.1/5.0 
(52 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared Flat 3.8/5.0 
other 3.9/5.0 
Individual Reviews
1. Feb. 2016
1. Markus (43 years)  -  Germany
1. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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9. Dec. 2015
2. Arne-dietrich (49 years)  - 
2. Intensive Spanish + Spanish Culture - 1 week

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Overall, the school seemed well organised. But again, I was disappointed by the group divisions; as usual in low season there were only courses up to the level B2 and the groups were very mixed in terms of the level. I had experienced the same at other schools (besides Enforex Madrid). I was lucky with my teachers, so all in all, everything was fine.
2. Nov. 2015
3. Michael (64 years)  -  Australia
3. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Needs better classroom facility especially for more than 8 students. Sometimes noisy. Uncomfortable seating and 2 hours between breaks is too long being crammed in an uncomfortable environment.
26. Aug. 2015
4. (31 years)  - 
4. Business - 2 weeks

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11. Aug. 2015
5. (48 years)  - 
5. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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6. Aug. 2015
6. (16 years)  -  Philippines
6. Summer Course for Teenagers (13-17) - Residence - 4 weeks

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The time we spent doing activities together and the beaches
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don't eat so much ice cream it costs a lot, buy it at the supermarkets
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Goood
6. Apr. 2015
7. (47 years)  - 
7. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Convenient location.
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Still depending on the number of the students (in a class) and a teacher's teaching style, this school seems not to be ideal for the beginners. This school was not for me at least. As they taught using a ready-made textbook, I had to memorize the less commonly used vocabulary such as tuxedo, tights and pantihose, even though I had not learned the past tense yet. We had to practice the conversation among beginners though, we could neither express our opinions nor understand what we were speaking were correct. We often ended up speaking in English. I'm sure that there are more important support for the beginners. Actually I studied in another school in the previous week. Comparing with the school, this school's method is poorer and less effective.
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I'm afraid that not only teachers but also school staff were not very friendly, perhaps because there were too many students. When I asked to a school staff, he recommended me to ask a Japanese staff who came in the afternoon, although I could communicate in English.
18. Oct. 2014
8. (59 years)  - 
8. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Sightseeing barcelona
2. Jun. 2014
9. (59 years)  -  United Kingdom
9. Course for over 50s - 2 weeks

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good central location
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seems a very friendly place
1. Apr. 2014
10. (41 years)  - 
10. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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10. Jan. 2014
11. (23 years)  -  Poland
11. Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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Small groups, interesting classes
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I'd advise you to stay in a shared apartment. They are really nice, luxurious, big and comfortable. They are usually located in the Old Town, close to the school (no need to take public transport).
Other comments
Sandra - the best teacher. :)
6. Nov. 2013
12. (55 years)  -  Canada
12. Course for over 50s 2 weeks, Intensive group course 1 week - 3 weeks

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Great teachers. Social Program for 50+.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Go to Figueres - Dali's museum is great. Palau de la Musica is just around the corner from the school, but don't buy the tour, concerts are just few euros more.
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Great location - close to everything worth seeing.
6. Nov. 2013
13. (56 years)  -  Belgium
13. Course for the over 50s + Creative Arts Workshops - 2 weeks

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Barcelona Language School offers small groups. My apartment was right in the city center and just 3 minutes from the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try carefully the door of your living room and washing machine in your apartment.
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I like the every day cultural activities
23. Sep. 2013
14. (16 years)  - 
14. Intensive Spanish + Spanish Culture - 1 week

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The professors, who were really good and made me passionate about the subject.
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It's a very good school
12. Aug. 2013
15. (20 years)  -  Poland
15. Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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Classes with Sandra! The best teacher in the world ;)
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Take part in all classes, that's the idea of the stay! Moreover, speak Spanish as much as possible! Meet Spanish people, integrate with other students and enjoy this awesome time in Barcelona!
17. Sep. 2012
16. (39 years)  - 
16. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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The school staff is very kind and the teachers are so good! They explain well. The facility is clean.
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If you speak English a little, it would be very helpful. In my class there were nine students with different nationalities. We went out together to have dinner and fun times. As we were elementary level, we communicated in English.
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I want to come back to this school. There were fewer Japanese students than I expected. I saw only one more Japanese while I too a course.
2. Jul. 2012
17. (55 years)  -  Hong Kong
17. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Excellent adult pedagogical methods used by the teacher.
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Well organized from initial email exchange to exit procedures.
10. Apr. 2012
18. Thomas (38 years)  - 
18. Part Time Course - 10 weeks

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10. Oct. 2011
19. (22 years)  -  Belgium
19. Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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Location and teachers were really good.
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The staff at the reception were really friendly and helpful.
15. Aug. 2011
20. (50 years)  - 
20. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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16. Nov. 2008
21. (42 years)  -  France
21. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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the kindness of the teacher and of people from the cafetaria.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Make sure to integrate a course where everyone has just arrived like you in order to socialize easily
Other comments
School, social activities need to improve. City, don't miss the atmosphere and restaurants in the market(mercat de la boqueria).
8. Sep. 2008
22. Giuseppe Augusto (58 years)  - 
22. Intensive Plus Course - 1 week

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7. May. 2008
23. (27 years)  -  Canada
23. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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meeting other international students and learning about different cultures
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participating in activities
16. Apr. 2008
24. Johanna (33 years)  -  Sweden
24. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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One bedroom furnished apartment
24. Oct. 2007
25. Alain (53 years)  - 
25. Course for the over 50 - 1 week

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11. Jul. 2007
26. Zuzana (43 years)  - 
26. Intensive Group - 3 weeks

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19. Sep. 2006
27. (20 years)  - 
27. Intensive Group - 3 weeks

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the teachers and students were very serious and had a good level. The courses were interesting and interactive.
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"la fuete de montjuic" and "el parc Guel"
6. Jul. 2006
28. (22 years)  - 
28. Spanish out There - 1 week

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Local pleasant
9. Feb. 2006
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29. Intensive Group - 1 week

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19. Dec. 2005
30. Leontien  - 
30. Intensive Group - 8 weeks

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4. Sep. 2005
31. Längle (17 years)  - 
31. General

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31. Jul. 2005
32. Anonymous (18 years)  - 
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27. Apr. 2005
33. (16 years)  -  England
33. General

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29. Mar. 2004
34. (33 years)  -  Japan
34. General

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Many teacher teach with polite manners to all of the students.
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If you make a long stay you'd better talk about some flat with your friends and teachers or information.
18. Mar. 2004
35. (23 years)  -  China
35. General

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The teachers are very responsible and they prepared every lesson very well.
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Nothing
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I can only recommend the school, although its courses are a bit more expensive than the ones of other schools. The teachers work very hard and I've really learned a lot.
10. Nov. 2003
36. (29 years)  -  Deutschland
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very central, nice rooftop!
30. Oct. 2003
37. Döhling, (30 years)  -  Deutschland
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8. Oct. 2003
38. Iris (28 years)  - 
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31. Jul. 2003
39. (25 years)  -  Italia
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24. Apr. 2003
40. Devis (32 years)  -  Svizzera
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17. Apr. 2003
41. Anonymous (22 years)  -  Deutschland
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2. Jan. 2003
42. Anonymous (40 years)  -  Italy
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15. Nov. 2002
43. Dani (23 years)  - 
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2. Oct. 2002
44. Iris (23 years)  -  Germany
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19. Sep. 2002
45. (25 years)  -  Austria
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good and professional
18. Mar. 2002
46. (30 years)  -  Deutschland
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teachers were excellent
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Fridays and Saturday 7:00 to 9:00 pm in front of Palai National fountain-lightshow with classic music, parque Ciutadelle on a weekend
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Make sure to change the class as soon as possible once you figured ou that the course is to slow/fast for you to get your money worth it.
3. Sep. 2001
47. Marc (29 years)  -  Deutschland
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31. Aug. 2001
48. Anonymous (23 years)  - 
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20. Aug. 2001
49. (32 years)  -  Schweiz
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students from 18 - 50 and it went perfectly together
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siesta
13. Apr. 2001
50. Hubert  -  österreich
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