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BCN LIP in Barcelona: Learn Spanish in Barcelona
Carrer d'Avinyó, 50
Barcelona
08002 BARCELONA
Barcelona is one of the best options for practicing the second most spoken language in the world. Learning Spanish will allow you to access the rich and varied cultures of the hispanic world and help you to travel through countries such as Spain, Mexico or Ecuador.

From the very beginning, we have worked to offer more and each day in terms of language education and activities. Thanks to the success of our courses and the response from our students, we have grown understanding what is expected and needed in learning a language. BCNLIP employs modern methods in language learning, but also remains traditional in traditional, with a family atmosphere and centennial architecture.

For us, each one of our students is special and for this reason we adapt to fit the rhythm and schedule of our students. For many of our students, BCNLIP is not only a language academy, but also a real life experience.
Spanish Schools in Spain
Business Groups
Spanish for Companies. Business Spanish
BCNLIP has collaborated with various businesses, conducting classes in Spanish with the same quality as our in-center courses. Our experience has given us insight into how to offer the best possible courses in the context of your own business.
FLEXIBILITY

Education is a fundamental investment in the development of any business. We understand that at times it is necessary to attend to issues more pivotal to the business, and because of this we program our schedules and dates based on the employees, keeping in constant contact so as to facilitate communication between students and teachers. For this reason, in order to create the best and most efficient schedules possible, we keep in continual contact with our teaching staff and your business to ensure schedule changes and cancellations are handled the best way possible. All cancellations should be done a day or so in advance, the class time able to be recuperated at a later date. It’s our pleasure to adapt our schedule to you, as well as send teachers wherever you need them to be. Our professional flexibility is split into three main ideas:

-Flexibility in administrative procedures
-Flexibility in scheduling
-Flexibility in class location

INVEST IN US. INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE.

During our time working with to professional clients, we’ve had the pleasure of working with businesses of esteem, such as Técnicas Reunidas, Orangine Schwepps, Benetton, Tiffany’s, Goretex, SNK Spain, Miroglio, and VWR International, giving classes in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and more. All of these companies understand that today languages are an incredible tool for professional development, internationally and at home.

On the other hand, personnel training in any field is also an investment that will raise the quality and efficiency of a business. For this reason, the training charges is remunerated by Social Security via the Tripartita Foundation (please take a look at their website). Any business with the desire to invest in educational training can utilize these resources. As long as the correct procedures are followed for a given organization, the business with recuperate the money invested in our monthly Social Security payment. It’s a win/win situation:

-Employees receive paid courses
-The business will recoup the investment
-The school receives proper payment

Our school will help the business through any doubt regarding this process and offer tools to facilitate the correct completion of the process.

It’s very important to take advantage of this sort of opportunity as it improves the quality of a business at no cost. Investing in BCNLIP is an investing in your future.
Courses
Intensive Course 10
10 Hours per week
Intensive Spanish: 10 hours per week.
Intensive Course 20
20 Hours per week
Intensive Spanish: 20 hours per week.
Intensive Course 30
30 hours per week
Intensive Spanish: 30 hours per week.
Accreditation
Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes Accreditation is an integrated conditions and requirements related to academic activity and teaching staff , facilities and equipment , administrative organization and information and publicity referred to a center dedicated to the teaching of ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) indicators system.

The Centers Accreditation System Cervantes Institute aims to:

Promote commitment to quality and improvement of schools that offer teaching Spanish in Spain and outside of Spain .
Encourage the development of a system of homogeneous teaching Spanish in their standards and with full guarantee of services and complementary activities offered .
Easier for people interested in learning Spanish choosing a center that has been accredited by a state agency prestige.
Activities
Communicative activities in Spanish. The Spanish course tasks

As we previously explained, our communicative activities work on comprehension, expression, interaction and mediation, along with the different skills necessary for the language. The communicative activity is divided into two parts:

Task – Textbook: follows the structure of a textbook chosen by the school. We use the manuals that best reflect our teaching philosophy at the moment. We also adapt and amplify some of the work from the textbook according to our criteria.

Task – BCNLIP: our activities are complementary to the recommended textbook tasks. They are obligatory for the students in the intensive courses and optional for those in the extensive courses. One activity is carried out every Friday. Our activities, which add a more real life vision to the textbook work, come from at least two of the following aspects:

-Address current events.
-Use various outside sources: music, newspapers, magazines, films, internet articles, webpages, etc.
-Go deeper into one of the four language skills.
-Put the student in a real life situation where it is necessary to use the language.
-Involve a situation that permits the student to get to know Barcelona.
-Practice the activity outside of the classroom, in a real life environment.

Our communicative activities vary every month and continually adapt to the evolution of our Spanish courses. We try to involve our students in different activities in which they have the opportunity to practice the language: tours, films, songs, television programs…
Touristic Tour
Jewish tour
Here we explain one of the most interesting periods of time in the history of Spain and Catalonia (Middle Ages until 1492) through the history of the Sephardic community (Jews of Spanish origin). Taking advantage of the fantastic location of the school, in the historical district of Barcelona, we head only 10 minutes away to the medieval “Call” neighborhood. We wander through the narrow and winding streets interpreting the traces of the past in order to understand this religious and cultural community silenced so many years ago and the impact it has had on history. We visit the oldest synagogue in Europe, the medieval baths, the main street… This activity is an ideal way to practice the different forms of the past tense: indefinite past and imperfect past. Level: B1 to C2.

Roman tour
Here we rebuild the origins of Barcelona, when the city was called Barcino and was founded by the first colonists of the Roman Empire. If we follow the route of the thousand-year-old roman wall, which can be found very close to the school, we can discover treasures of that time: the temple of Augusto, the aqueduct, the main streets (Cardus Maximus, Decumanus Maximus), the Roman baths and the main entrances. By the use of a historical map of ancient Barcino, we try to understand the urban distribution. It is an activity with the goal of reflecting upon that time in history and the immense legacy that the Romans left in the Iberian peninsula. We use orientative maps and texts in addition to practicing directions and localization through language and the use of the past tenses. Level: A2 to C2.

Avinyò Street tour
The street in which the school in situated serves as an excuse to investigate the history, architecture and daily life of Barcelona. We observe the different aspects of the street in order to allow us to discover the small “microcosms” that surround the school. This activity helps to practice the basic uses of the language: location, directions, descriptions… Level: A1 to B1.

Visit to The Encants Market
We travel to the Poble Nou neighborhood to lose ourselves in the popular Los Encants market. It is an authentic and original place where you can find all types of objects. The students can discover their own universe of objects: the most expensive, the cheapest, the strangest, the most beautiful… This works a wide variety of vocabulary from the world of shopping: furniture, clothing, household items, electronics… We use different structures to compare and describe objects. Level: A1 to C2.
Culture
Ghost tour
Here we delve into the dark legends of the most magical aspects of Barcelona history. We walk through the gothic neighborhood discovering, step by step, the famous fantastical places such as the ancient Jewish cemetery and the catacombs, with the spirits of the Visigoth kings. It is an interesting route for advanced levels to work on comprehension, both written and oral, along with the capacity to narrate a story. Level: B1.2 to C2.

Gaudí tour
We direct ourselves to Passeig de Gracia to admire the work of Barcelona’s most famous architect, who also helped to bring fame and recognition to the city. We will give you the required tools in order to understand the architecture and the historical context of that era while working the necessary vocabulary and proposing a great number of questions and exercises. Level: A2 to B1.2.
Gastronomy
Culinary tour
This is a tour in order to understand why Catalonia is currently a first rate worldwide gastronomical destination. Starting on Avinyò Street, we walk to the Borne neighborhood discovering bars, restaurants, bakeries, specialized supermarkets… Through this activity we work in depth the large variety of vocabulary related to the world of food. Level: B1 to C2.

Cooking class
This is one of the most popular activities at the school. We propose a typical dish of Catalan and Spanish cuisine such as paella, fideua or tapas. The school suggests a minimum budget in order to buy the necessary products at the Boqueria market. The students make the required purchases needed for the recipe and then observe a cooking class in the director’s house. Finally, everyone collaborates in the making of a delicious dish to be enjoyed by all. In this activity we work various aspects of the language: shopping, culinary vocabulary, the necessary constructions to give instructions… Level: A1 to C2.
Accommodations
OUR STUDENT RESIDENCE
Our student flat is situated on the same street, one minute from the school. It’s a majestic renovated building from the XVIII century which possesses the charm of the old together with the comfort of modernity. It’s equipped with everything necessary for studying and communal living. You will be able to live with your flatmates in a relaxed and safe environment:

-10 single and double rooms.
-3 bathrooms.
-Spacious and equipped kitchen.
-Weekly changing of sheets and towels.
-Daily maintenance and cleaning of the flat.
-BCNLIP assistant in the residence.
-Inhabited by students.
-WI-FI in all of the bedrooms.
-Desk, wardrobe, single or double bed.
-We guarantee a relaxed and safe environment.
-Flat of 200 m2.
-Living room.
-Elevator.
-Main floor.


OUR LOFT

If you want to share a loft with a friend, here you have the best option:

-2 level loft style house with two independent spaces, bathroom, kitchen and it’s own entrance.
-Fully equipped space: bed, wardrobe, table, chairs, cabinets, air conditioning, toaster, washing machine, refrigerator, electric kitchen appliances, etc.
-Well connected with the center and surrounding areas: 5 minutes from the Cornella Centre metro station, and 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona.
-Excellent infrastructure: supermarkets, banks, walking areas, stores, etc.

Included: light, water and cleaning service expenses. Deposit: dependent on the length of stay.


FAMILY STAY

The family stay is one of the most recommended by the school because it permits you to continue practicing Spanish in your home and understand the cultural and social realities of Barcelona. Our families are selected by BCNLIP, which guarantees the success of your stay.


OTHER OPTIONS

The school can also inform you about other housing options: renting apartments or rooms in the area and stays in other student residences. The prices will vary according to the time of year and the date of the reservation.
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