Sprachen & Sprachschulen

Classes to learn catalan are ofered for free to a certain extend, as for instance by the Consorci per a la Normalització lingüística. If you want to learn castellano (spanish), it′s more difficult. Private schools can be quite expensive. One of the cheapest and most crowded options is the Escola Oficial d’Idiomes Barcelona, the official language school. They have intensive four-month courses, 10 hours weekly from october – january and from february – may. Be aware that you have to apply in advance! For information:

Escola Oficial d’Idiomes Barcelona Drassanes
Avda. Drassanes, s/n 08001 Barcelona
Tel: 93.324.93.30 Fax: 93.324.93.51
(near Metro Drassanes, green line)

Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística
C. de Mallorca, 272, 8è – 08037 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 272 31 00 – Fax +34 93 487 21 67