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Reviews of Barcelona Language School, Barcelona, Spain

Total number of reviews: 57
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 57 reviews of former students of Barcelona Language School
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Barcelona Language School, Barcelona, Spain
4.1/5.0 
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Homestay 4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
other 4.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Barcelona Language School
8. Apr. 2018
1.  (44 years) - 
101. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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27. Feb. 2018
2.  (48 years) - United Kingdom
102. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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21. Jul. 2017
3.  (20 years) - Russia
103. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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6. Sep. 2016
4.  (64 years) - United Kingdom
104. Course:  Business - 2 weeks

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Afternoon tours were good
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The cafe was a good place for a break.
20. Aug. 2016
5.  (63 years) - United States
105. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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The school was very well organized. Staff and teachers were friendly and professional.
1. Feb. 2016
6. Markus (43 years) - Germany
106. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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9. Dec. 2015
7. Arne-dietrich (49 years) - 
107. Course:  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
8. Michael (64 years) - Australia
108. Course:  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
9.  (31 years) - 
109. Course:  Business - 2 weeks

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11. Aug. 2015
10.  (48 years) - 
110. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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6. Aug. 2015
11.  (16 years) - Philippines
111. Course:  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
12.  (47 years) - 
112. Course:  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
13.  (59 years) - 
113. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Sightseeing barcelona
2. Jun. 2014
14.  (59 years) - United Kingdom
114. Course:  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
15.  (41 years) - 
115. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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10. Jan. 2014
16.  (23 years) - Poland
116. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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Small groups, interesting classes
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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).
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Sandra - the best teacher. :)
6. Nov. 2013
17.  (55 years) - Canada
117. Course:  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
18.  (56 years) - Belgium
118. Course:  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
19.  (16 years) - 
119. Course:  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
20.  (20 years) - Poland
120. Course:  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
21.  (39 years) - 
121. Course:  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
22.  (55 years) - Hong Kong
122. Course:  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
23. Thomas (38 years) - 
123. Course:  Part Time Course - 10 weeks

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10. Oct. 2011
24.  (22 years) - Belgium
124. Course:  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
25.  (50 years) - 
125. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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16. Nov. 2008
26.  (42 years) - France
126. Course:  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
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School, social activities need to improve. City, don't miss the atmosphere and restaurants in the market(mercat de la boqueria).
8. Sep. 2008
27. Giuseppe Augusto (58 years) - 
127. Course:  Intensive Plus Course - 1 week

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7. May. 2008
28.  (27 years) - Canada
128. Course:  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
29. Johanna (33 years) - Sweden
129. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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24. Oct. 2007
30. Alain (53 years) - 
130. Course:  Course for the over 50 - 1 week

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11. Jul. 2007
31. Zuzana (43 years) - 
131. Course:  Intensive Group - 3 weeks

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19. Sep. 2006
32.  (20 years) - 
132. Course:  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
33.  (22 years) - 
133. Course:  Spanish out There - 1 week

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Local pleasant
9. Feb. 2006
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134. Course:  Intensive Group - 1 week

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19. Dec. 2005
35. Leontien  - 
135. Course:  Intensive Group - 8 weeks

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4. Sep. 2005
36. Längle (17 years) - 
136. Course:  General Course

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31. Jul. 2005
37. Anonymous (18 years) - 
137. Course:  General Course

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27. Apr. 2005
38.  (16 years) - England
138. Course:  General Course

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29. Mar. 2004
39.  (33 years) - Japan
139. Course:  General Course

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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
40.  (23 years) - China
140. Course:  General Course

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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
41.  (29 years) - Deutschland
141. Course:  General Course

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very central, nice rooftop!
30. Oct. 2003
42. Döhling, (30 years) - Deutschland
142. Course:  General Course

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8. Oct. 2003
43. Iris (28 years) - 
143. Course:  General Course

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31. Jul. 2003
44.  (25 years) - Italia
144. Course:  General Course

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24. Apr. 2003
45. Devis (32 years) - Svizzera
145. Course:  General Course

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17. Apr. 2003
46. Anonymous (22 years) - Deutschland
146. Course:  General Course

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2. Jan. 2003
47. Anonymous (40 years) - Italy
147. Course:  General Course

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15. Nov. 2002
48. Dani (23 years) - 
148. Course:  General Course

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2. Oct. 2002
49. Iris (23 years) - Germany
149. Course:  General Course

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19. Sep. 2002
50.  (25 years) - Austria
150. Course:  General Course

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good and professional
18. Mar. 2002
51.  (30 years) - Deutschland
151. Course:  General Course

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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
52. Marc (29 years) - Deutschland
152. Course:  General Course

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31. Aug. 2001
53. Anonymous (23 years) - 
153. Course:  General Course

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20. Aug. 2001
54.  (32 years) - Schweiz
154. Course:  General Course

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students from 18 - 50 and it went perfectly together
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siesta
13. Apr. 2001
55. Hubert  - österreich
155. Course:  General Course

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16. Nov. 2000
56.  (24 years) - Germany
156. Course:  General Course

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small classes
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one of the few good offers f0r long term courses in Barcelona! 3 months - 4hours per week
6. Oct. 2000
57.  (29 years) - Rep Of Ireland
157. Course:  General Course

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Administration & Teachers made my summer
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the culture
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If the school could help to organise more inter-cambio conversations

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