General Spanish Course
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||14 years old and older|
|Average||26 years old
(22 in the summer)
Since opening our doors to overseas students in 2001, our goal has always been for students to learn in a pleasant, fun and effective way – Barcelona makes this an ideal environment.
We also want you to have a really positive and fulfilling personal experience while living in Barcelona.
Our school’s ethos and size allows us to attend to you personally and help you with your requirements.
Our team is pleased to help you with information for sightseeing, visas, jobs or anything to enhance your stay while you are with us. Our teachers are native speakers, university educated and trained to teach Spanish as a foreign language through courses and seminars.
You have classes focused on conversation, grammar, and vocabulary, although we pay special attention to conversation; we want you to be speaking Spanish in your daily life quickly.
We produce our own material made by our teachers with the support of our Spanish Studier Director and our Studier Director.
We have our own compilation of the best material from the most popular Spanish books.
Students work in small classes - 7 on average but a maximum of 10. This allows the teacher to dedicate more time to our students’ learning needs.
The school enjoys an international atmosphere, welcoming more than 100 nationalities and making cultural exchange easy between our students.
We teach six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) and follow the EU directive for second languages learning.
Before beginning the course, you take a grammar and speaking test to assess your level of Spanish. This places you at the correct level, and at the end of your course, you receive a language certificate.
At Kingsbrook, you get free use of computers with Internet access as well as free Wi-Fi connection in all areas of the school.
Kingsbrook has an attractive design, which makes the school a perfect place to study Spanish.
We opened in 2001 with 7 classrooms for a total of 14 classrooms actually.
Our classrooms are well climate with air-conditioned, fans and heats.
We have a study room where you can work comfortably. Here, once a week, our teachers give free review lessons and help you with any questions.
Our two eRooms have free Internet access and DVD-ROMs of grammar exercises, vocabulary, listening and DELE preparation if you want to continue studying after your classes.
Coffee area with sofas and tables where you can socialize with other students, listen to music or just pick up a Barcelona culture & leisure magazine.
Snack area with cold drinks, coffees, biscuits, salads, sweets...
Borrow free from our library. It holds Spanish and international novels and movies, books on sports and adventure, grammar, guide books, documentaries, and music DVDs.
Two terraces where relax and talk to your teachers and classmates.
Language exchange board to meet Spanish people studying other languages at our school and exchange languages while sharing culture.
The nationality and age mix at Kingsbrook Idiomas varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 26. In the summer, the average age is 22.
We are located in the Eixample quarter, the heart of “el Modernisme” in Barcelona, and close to the streets of Diagonal, Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya. On the doorstep of the school, you can find markets, shops, gyms, banks, bars, restaurants, terraces, museums, theaters, parks, libraries...
You can reach the famous Pedrera by Gaudí just by walking. Sagrada Familia, Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Old town are just 10 minutes by metro or bus.
In less than 20 minutes by metro or bus, you are at any of the 7 city-side beaches.
We are also close to the Gracia quarter - full of university students, artists, art galleries, clubs, fashion shops, bars terraces... just about one of the most exciting areas in Barcelona.
kingsbook is welcoming, excellent teachers, everyone was very attentive, the school has a good infrastructure, the location is great, the students are friendly, the school always has a weekly event that integrates all the classes, in short it has an fantastic energy! I learned a lot!Show details » Read more...
The Kingsbrook Idiomas i can highly recommend to everyone who are searching for language school . Teacher , classmates and everyone there were super friendly . I was there just one week but i improved Spanish a lot . I was living near to Sagrada Famíia so i think it was the best location which i could get . I loved everyday walking around it . From my classmates became friends for life . Family where i lived was amazing. I loved them . Its definitely not last time when i decided for this city and school !Show details » Read more...
I like the location of the school. It is about the city centre and is very close to lots of sightseeing sports too. The activities organised were fantastic with the Spanish teacher as a tour guide at the same time. I understood more about the monuments and Learnt more vocabularies too. Just the housing, the location is great but it is too hot to live in a room with no fan and not air conditioning in summer. It is too hot too sweaty sometimes u can’t even fall asleep.Show details » Read more...
I spent only one week at the school but I am very pleased that I attend there. The school location is very good (Exiample is the best district of Barcelona :)). I liked the classes as they were interesting.Show details » Read more...
I’m really impressed. The school is amazing. The place in which teachers teach and guys learn is amazing. That is related to the teachers! They were really nice: young, friendly, patient, I had really good time with them and I learned more in a week thanks to them that in months for my own.
I’ve been in a family, with a not so young woman, but her heart and her soul makes her look like a teenager! She really took care of me and we understood each others perfectly! We complete each others! She talked confidentially to me a lot and I really appreciate every sweet word, teaching and advice she gave me! I really miss all!
The city is amazing! I know that now with internet we’ve got a lot of facilities but I’ve never been lost or afraid in that city
Obv I pay attention in the night, and also during the day cause BCN is a metropoli
I’m deeply grateful for the amazing organization you offered me
My experience was fine. I liked the classes and thought it was challenging, however in some cases the level or tempo seemed a bit slow, which off course is because of the different levels in the class. The teacher we had was great! He was really good at explaining the material, creating a good atmosphere and making the classes very comfoetable, safe and a good learning environment. So a lot of compliments to Hernan! The facilities was great, activities was okay. We went on a bike ride that seemed quite unorganized though and where it seemed weird that we had to go from our home to the school, to then go by the metro to the place where we were to actually be. In our case and our living situation it would have saved us time and money to just know the meeting point and then be able to just go from there.
The Housing was ok, however, it was not a shared apartment. We lived in an apartment owned by a woman and with her. She turned off the wifi when she was not around, the beds were very uncomfortable.
At the same time we did not get any information about meeting at the school before arriving and that was not ideal.
I had a great time at Kingsbrook. The teacher was very patient and made the class fun. I learned a lot within a very short period of time. The location is good and there is a great bakery next door. It was a good experience and I'm very thankful for it.Show details » Read more...
The teacher was patient and we had the opportunity to do lots of speaking. I felt that I received individual attention from the staff and they were very accommodating. The school has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Show details » Read more...
I had a very successful couple of weeks! My housing was very good in every way. I liked my landlord Cesar Duch, the apartment was located in a very nice neighborhood and I had truly nice roommates. At first I thought my level was just right for me, but after a while I felt like maybe I should have changed my level to the next one. However, I wasn't sure so I stayed in the same group and changed a little too late. Still, I enjoyed my stay very much and the fact that I stayed in the easier group for a bit too long did not bother me. I liked my teachers and made plenty of new friends.Show details » Read more...
Thank you very much Nicole for your kind words! We enjoyed having you as a student in the Academy and look forward to meeting you again. We hope that your experience in Barcelona was rich and exciting. Our teachers and the academy welcome you back whenever you feel like visiting Barcelona again. Best wishes.
I really enjoyed my 8 weeks in the school, the teachers were very good and I liked that we were only small groups in the classes (4-6). The school atmosphere was very pleasant and it offered plenty of activities so we could discover the city.Show details » Read more...
I like an atmosphere of Kingsbrook, it's really friendly. We have a lot of fun and different activities that help us to know more about Barcelona and Spanish culture.
And the most important -- quality of education! It's perfect. Kingsbrook has high-qualified professors that's why it's interesting to study and really fruitfully.
Kingsbrook is pretty good location-wise and the school also provides a lot of activities, but I wasn't able to attend most of the time because I traveled to different countries every weekend.Show details » Read more...
School Kingsbrook Idiomas is one of the best language schools in the world. The teachers are interested in students and explain every part of the material that is hard for students with patience. Friendly atmosphere, nice people. Location very good, in the center. If you want to study Spanish, go to Kingsbrook Idiomas.Show details » Read more...
I am very pleased with everything, the school itself, the location and housing, 10 min walk from school to home. I was there for only one week, but my Spanish has improved a lot. I had a hard time on the first day of training, as the teacher was a native speaker, not a word in English and more so on Russian, and I came to Barcelona with zero knowledge of Spanish and did not understand a word. Teacher told me that, but it was very interesting, and on the second day , I began to delve a little. In essence, the Spaniards are very friendly people, and I will definitely come to Barcelona again, only this time not to learn Spanish, just relax.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Spanish in Barcelona. These homes are often between 5 - 25 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about student residence accommodation
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Barcelona, but this tends to be more expensive. Kingsbrook Idiomas provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Barcelona based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.