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Spanish school in Barcelona: Humboldt

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school

Humboldt

The language school Humboldt was founded in Barcelona, Spain in 1986. HUMBOLDT, Business Communication Training, is located in the Passeig de la Zona Franca, 111, in the Edifici Auditori, one of the most modern buildings in Barcelona at Fira Barcelona. BCN Fira District is a multifunctional complex equipped with the maximum innovation that has the most advanced technology to grant efficiency and comfort in training and learning. Our center is on the 11th floor, with spectacular views over the port of Barcelona and the mountain of Montjuïc. All the classrooms are perfectly equipped and have advanced technological resources to facilitate effective and active learning in a highly comfortable environment.

The school address is: Edifici Auditori - La Fira de Barcelona, Paseo de la Zona Franca 111, 11 A, 08038 - Barcelona, Spain (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

FEDELE IALC Instituto CervantesISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalIALC - Accredited center by Instituto Cervantes

School Size:

Facilities

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 180
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 120
  • Junior courses in summer: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 16 years for specific Junior courses

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):

3
15
13
5
10
5
4
15
8
2
2
2
5

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN).

Barcelona–El Prat Airport:
95 € pick up
190 € return (both ways)
Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava:
200 € pick up
400 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 06.Jan.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 11.Sep.2019, 24.Sep.2019, 12.Oct.2019, 01.Nov.2019, 06.Dec.2019, 08.Dec.2019, 23.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019, 15.Aug.2019.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 310 295 620 589 930 884 1240 1178 1540 1463 1840 1748 2140 2033 2440 2318 2740 2603 3040 2888 3640 3458
Price in US$ 337 673 1010 1346 1672 1998 2323 2649 2975 3300 3952
If a group cannot be formed at the student's level on the dates requested the school offers the student the possibility of doing 50% of the group classes as One-to-One classes. Otherwise, student can ask for a refund.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 3098 2944 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 3363 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7-day express course (includes weekend).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 2040 1938 2550 2423 3060 2907 3570 3392 4080 3876 5100 4845 6120 5814 510 485
Price in US$ 554 1108 1661 2215 2768 3322 3876 4429 5536 6644 554
Mini Group + 5 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 710 675 1420 1349 2130 2024 2840 2698 3550 3373 4260 4047 4970 4722 5680 5396 6390 6071 7100 6745 8520 8094
Price in US$ 771 1542 2313 3083 3854 4625 5395 6166 6937 7707 9249
Mini Group + 10 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 910 865 1820 1729 2730 2594 3640 3458 4550 4323 5460 5187 6370 6052 7280 6916 8190 7781 9100 8645 10920 10374
Price in US$ 988 1976 2964 3952 4939 5927 6915 7903 8890 9878 11854
Mini Group + 15 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 16 32
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 610 580 1100 1045
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 663 1195
Possible options:
- Monday and Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:30.
- Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30 to 20:00.
- Friday: from 16:00 to 19:15.
Starting dates
2019: 18.Feb.2019, 15.Oct.2019.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Humboldt, Barcelona can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 35.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45.00 €. 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.
Comments about courses:

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € 137 274 411 548 685 822 959 1096 1233 1370 1507 1644 --
Price in US$ 157 314 470 627 783 940 1096 1253 1409 1566 1722 1879
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartments shared with other students and/or with the owner.
NON smoking.
A security deposit of EUR 150 may be requested on arrival.
Price extra night:
47 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € 242 484 726 968 1210 1452 1694 1936 2178 2420 2662 2904 --
Price in US$ 277 554 830 1107 1383 1660 1936 2213 2489 2766 3042 3319
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € 189 378 567 756 945 1134 1323 1512 1701 1890 2079 2268 --
Price in US$ 216 432 648 864 1080 1296 1512 1728 1944 2160 2376 2592
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € 184 368 552 736 920 1104 1288 1472 1656 1840 2024 2208 --
Price in US$ 211 421 631 841 1052 1262 1472 1682 1893 2103 2313 2523
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € 221 442 663 884 1105 1326 1547 1768 1989 2210 2431 2652 --
Price in US$ 253 506 758 1011 1263 1516 1768 2021 2273 2526 2778 3031
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € 215 430 645 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 1935 2150 2365 2580 --
Price in US$ 246 492 737 983 1229 1474 1720 1966 2211 2457 2703 2948
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartments shared with other students and/or with the owner.
NO smoking permitted.
A security deposit of EUR 150 may be requested on arrival.
Price extra night:
47 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
Students liked about Humboldt, Barcelona
Good and flexible organisation.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take the morning course.
Other comments: Try to get the student residence. It is nice and near the school.
Conversation class, the terrace on the roof. There was fresh food available (sandwiches and a different salad every day). The other schools only had vending machines. The teachers and the secretary were really friendly. The Welcome Beach Parties, etc. JUST TRY IT!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The magic fountains at the Montjuic.
Other comments: There are quite a lot of Swedish students at this school. The information doesn´t list a percentage, but there were soooo many when I was there. They are really cool though. :-)
Very nice people, good and sympathic teachers, kiosk and roof-balcony
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: dansatoria in tipidabo!!!:-))))
Other comments: Nice students, nie teachers, lot of party -loads of fun
The terrace on the roof serving food was a great focal point for meeting people.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
2.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Barcelona nightlife! Oveja Negra, Terazza, - a school-published brochure of good places would be a good idea.
Other comments: I would have liked to know a little more about my host family, rather than just names and addresses - perhaps you could get the hosts to write a very short message about themselves to put in the information to students.
High quality of teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: I originally booked classes in a mini-group, but there were not enough students to make a mini-group so the classes were converted into private classes at a discount, which actually suited me very well.

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