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ExpanishBarcelona, Spain

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4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Overall school rating of Expanish, Barcelona
Ranked #4 of 23 Spanish schools in Barcelona
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Social activities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
Students 18-30 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(3)
Students 31-49 years
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

(8)
Students 50+ years
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

(3)
What we like about the school
  • The school hosts a variety of activities each week that are free or low-cost.
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.7/5.0)
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • Learning progress guarantee.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Expanish is right in the centre of Barcelona city, in the neighbourhood of Exiample. It is an high-end area of the city, with lots of designer shops, upmarket restaurants and brunch cafes.

Travelling around the city: It is a 20 minute walk from Expanish to Plaça de Catalunya. This is the very core of Barcelona with lots of restaurants and shopping options, including a large
El Corte Inglés department store. The Diagonal Metro Station is one block away from the school. From this station, students can take the green or the blue line which both pass major Barcelona landmarks. The Verdaguer Metro Station is just 7 minutes by foot from Expanish. This is a station for the yellow line which stretches along the coast, and is easy to visit the beaches.

Things to see in Barcelona: Sagrada Familia is close to the school. Students can walk there in under 20 minutes or take the metro in 8 minutes. Casa Milà is just around the corner, and Casa Batlló is ten minutes by foot. With the different transportation options close by, it is very easy to visit all the attractions in the city.

Course structure: Expanish has group and private Spanish classes, as well as a combination of the both. They offer exam preparation courses for the SIELE and DELE exam. There is a University Pathway Packages in specific blocks, for those wanting to further their education.
  • The language school Expanish was founded in Barcelona, Spain in 2017.
  • Legal name / parent company: Programs Abroad LLC
  • Tax registration ID: 32-0667901

Spanish Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Work & Study
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

Information for all courses offered by Expanish

Comments about courses

Private tuition: minimum 2 lessons.
Optional student insurance: from EUR 20 per week.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 49 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 06 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 11 Sep 2024, 24 Sep 2024, 12 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 06 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee
Note: All courses offered by Expanish, Barcelona can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Having fun
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  • Tours of the city
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  • Biking in Barcelona
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  • Going out for a meal
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  • Working hard
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  • Helping each other out
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  • Admiring the views
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  • Building
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  • Chatting
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  • Learning together
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  • Studying together
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  • Helpful staff
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Expanish

Accreditations and Quality seals
IALCSistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)NAFSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:00
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Expanish and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in some classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 4

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 120
Throughout the year: 70
Junior courses - In summer: 50
Minimum age of students
16 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Barcelona-El Prat Airport:
60 € one way
120 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Barcelona and how to get from the airport to Barcelona on your own here on our Barcelona page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Germany do not require a visa for travelling to Spain and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
90 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing5 km
Diving20 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf50 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music-
Sailing10 km
Skiing200 km
Squash5 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga5 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Expanish Barcelona organises a minimum of 4 free activities per week.

Example activities include: visits to important landmarks or neighbourhoods in the city; workshops on Spanish History/Theater/Phonetics/Film/Specialised Vocabulary/Art; Yoga, Cooking, and Flamenco classes - in Spanish; Catalan class; Scavenger Hunt; Wine tasting; Tapas night; Beach volleyball; Open Air Cinema; Pub Quiz... etc.

Note that some school organised activities may require students to pay for their own drinks/food or entrance fee, etc.

Adults - Paid activities

Expanish Barcelona organises day excursions outside Barcelona most weekends. Example destinations include:
Girona, Montserrat, Sitges, visit to the Cavas Freixenet winery
Costs can range anywhere from 50 to 300€

Accommodation

Ratings of Expanish compared to ratings of all schools in Spain

 Expanish BarcelonaAverage of all other schools in Spain
Overall school rating4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Student opinions about Expanish, Barcelona

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Everyone is super friendly & accommodating of requests, such as a change of learning level. If you want to learn, Expanish is definitely a good place to go!
Disliked
The classrooms are a bit small, but that doesn't bother you if you get along well with the other students. The teachers change weekly, which can be good and bad.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The intensive course with 1 hour of private lessons & 4 hours of group lessons per day was the perfect mix for me to take in as much as possible but not be overwhelmed.
Course: Combined Course 20 + 5 - 1 week
3. Aug. 2022
Liked
Motivated and friendly staff, well organised, individual language level is taken into account
Disliked
The complete textbook must also be bought for a week. This includes a CD (no CD player on holiday), MP 3 and answers are available online, but only at extra cost.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Just right for me. There was enough time to practice in the group, then time for individual training in the private lesson. There is enough time to explore the city. However, one week is too little to progress in the language.
Course: Combined Course 20 + 5 - 1 week
18. Jul. 2022
Liked
The atmosphere was a relaxed and friendly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The view over the entire city of Barcelona is incredible from the hill next to Park Güell.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Spanish 20 - 2 weeks
14. May. 2019
Liked
Small group
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The school's dates should be communicated in advance, then you can take part on Sunday.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student Shared Apartment
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Spanish 30 [Spanisch] - 1 week
5. Jan. 2019
Liked
Very nice.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Spanish 20 - 1 week
24. Jul. 2019

Map  

Carrer de Pau Claris 186, 2nd Floor - 08037 Barcelona
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Questions and answers about Expanish

  • Student are on average 28 years old.
    Lisa Lebret, language travel agent from France - Oct 07, 2022
  • Regarding the certificate, we will provide it at the end of the course if the student has an attendance of 80% or more.
    Ana Beatriz, Administration from Expanish, Barcelona - Aug 17, 2023

FAQ about Expanish, Barcelona

  • Yes! Our 30+ school is open year-round. So if the student is 30 years or older, the student will automatically be at the 30+ center, which is just a few feet down the street from our "regular" center.
    Murphy S, Commercial Manager from Expanish, Barcelona - Jul 26, 2022
  • You will be asked to complete an online test beforehand, and on the first day of the course, the school will conduct an oral interview with you to check your speaking skills.
    Clare Keenaghan, Admissions Team from Expanish Barcelona - Nov 10, 2023
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Barcelona-El Prat Airport (60 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Expanish varies from 1 students (Online One-to-One Classes 10) to 12 students (Intensive Spanish 30)
  • 100% of teachers at Expanish hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Expanish comes from Switzerland with a 11% representation, followed by students from USA (11%) and Germany (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Expanish offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.

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