1-12 months
4-6 hours per week

Discount Spanish with trainee teachers

Learn Spanish in just 4 hours per week

Looking for a great way to kickstart your Spanish?

ELE Barcelona is a Spanish teacher training school based in Barcelona city centre. If you’re looking for a cost-effective way of learning and practising your Spanish you can sign up to our Spanish lessons with trainee teachers. All classes are prepared under the supervision of the tutor and the teachers are trained in a student-centred, communicative style of teaching, meaning you’ll get plenty of practice speaking in each class.

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This course is ideal for you if:


You plan to stay in Barcelona long-term and want to boost your fluency


You want to learn in a small-group setting


You are looking for a cost-effective way to study Spanish


You love meeting new people and exploring cultures

Small-group learning

Small-group learning

Maximum of 8 students per class

Fun, dynamic lessons

Fun, dynamic lessons

All carefully prepared under the supervision of our senior tutor

Modern classrooms

Modern classrooms

Interactive whiteboards, Mac computers and high-speed wifi throughout

Central location

Central location

Only 2min walking from Passeig de Gracia metro

I really enjoyed these courses

I recommend them to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish in a relaxed, multicultural environment. The classes are excellent value, and even though the teachers are learning, they spend hours preparing fun lessons with a variety of interesting topics. I highly recommend it!

Harry Lawrence

What’s included?


At least 4 hours of class per week


Free matriculation


Spanish teachers from all over the world


All learning material


Well-prepared classes


Possibility of doing private classes, with no additional cost

4 hours per week:


6 hours per week:


Next courses

Spanish A1
30 enero 2023
24 febrero 2023
Monday, Wednesay and Friday 10:00 - 12:00
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Spanish B1
31 enero 2023
23 febrero 2023
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 12:00
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Level test

Before you start studying you will have to do a quick oral level test with our coordinator, to make sure you are in the best group for your level. Once you sign up we will contact you to organise a suitable time.

Course Curriculum

The specific topics covered will vary based on your level, consult the list to see what you will learn.


A1 Beginner

  • Introduce yourself and meet other people.
  • Describe people, objects, places, situations or weather.
  • Express your likes and dislikes.
  • Describe your family and friends.
  • Describe the market, clothes and shopping.
  • Make suggestions.
  • Time, dates, numbers.
  • Describe the seasons.
  • Describe transport, cities, countries.
  • Describe possessions.

A2 Lower intermediate

  • Describe routines and habits.
  • Describe and narrate experiences and events in the past.
  • Discuss diet and lifestyle.
  • Use polite forms and give advice.
  • Talk about the future and plans.
  • Give directions and instructions.
  • Describe appearances.

B1 Intermediate

  • Describe experiences, anecdotes, stories and tales of the past.
  • Express your desires and feelings.
  • Talk about hypothetical situations.
  • Discuss fictional stories.
  • Express and justify your opinions.
  • Describe emotions and give advice.
  • Describe and respond to the news and current events.
  • Describe achievements.
  • Discuss the environment and social issues.

B2 Upper intermediate

  • Participate in discussions and describe your viewpoint.
  • Retell stories in other peoples’ words.
  • Express hypothetical conditions.
  • Give detailed and accurate explanations of preferences, descriptions, personal experiences.
  • Tell anecdotes.
  • Describe wishes and regrets.
  • Discuss future hopes and plans.
  • Discuss the arts and culture.

C1 Advanced

  • Express yourself with ease, spontaneity and effectiveness in social, academic and professional scenarios.
  • Make jokes and use double meanings or irony.
  • Be able to understand a wide variety of discourses: literary texts, films, scholarly articles, television, etc.
  • Produce clear speech, fluent and well-structured with a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
  • Speculate and use vague language.
  • Discuss controversy.
  • Use language of persuasion, frustration, criticism, evaluation, negotiation.

C2 Proficient

  • Take part in any conversation or discussion with ease.
  • Be able to understand with ease virtually everything you hear or read.
  • Use idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
  • Express yourself fluently and accurately while conveying nuances.
  • Learn to overcome communication problems with discretion.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a complete beginner. Does the teacher speak my language?

Yes. Although our Spanish instructors conduct all courses in Spanish, they all speak some English and can assist with translations as needed. Due to our level system, you will be placed with other new learners.

Can you help me overcome my fear of speaking Spanish?

Absolutely. It is normal to be nervous, shy, or scared when speaking a new language in a new city. Our conversational teaching style is designed to give you more confidence in the classroom, but also on the streets of Barcelona (and the rest of the Spanish speaking world).

What will the classes be like?

The specific content varies based on your level, but all classes are fun, dynamic, and taught in small groups (maximum 8 students), with a focus on speaking and listening. Teachers incorporate activities from the textbook and the interactive whiteboard into all lessons.

What is the communicative approach?

The communicative approach is a teaching method that emphasises students interacting in real, ‘authentic’ scenarios in order to learn a language. Nowadays it is considered one of the most effective methods of language learning. You can read more about it here.

What does "immersion" mean?

Immersion means that from the moment you enter the classroom you will be encouraged to speak only in Spanish. You may be wondering, “how can I speak and understand Spanish if I’ve just started learning?” The answer is that our qualified and professionally trained teachers use a range of techniques in order to help a student understand, without using any translation.

Which level is best for me?

You will complete a thorough level test with one of our teachers in order to place you in the most appropriate level. This consists of an initial online test, followed by a speaking and listening test completed at the school. As soon as we have your results we will let you know which group is best for you. If you feel the level is too easy or too difficult, we can easily move you to a different one. You can start the online level test here.