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About International House Barcelona

IH Barcelona

IH Barcelona

IH Barcelona was founded in 1972 and has since grown into a major centre for language teaching, teacher training, study tours and related activities.

These are the main areas of activity in the school:

More than 3,000 students learnt Spanish with us last year, on the different courses that we offer. As we also have a large out-going programme, (we send more than 200 students to study language courses in different countries each year), we know from experience what sort of issues tend to concern students most, and this helps us to ensure that the students who come to study Spanish with us are given the necessary help, care and attention.

IH Barcelona currently has around 1,200 local people studying English, German or French in the school, so there is plenty of opportunity for our students of Spanish to meet native Spanish speakers, make friends and improve their fluency outside the classroom, in the bar, at social events like our very popular Friday Club, etc.

The quality of our teaching is guaranteed by the fact that we only use fully trained teachers who have been carefully selected to match the high standards we set ourselves.

Regular courses and seminars held in the school, combined with frequent visits to and from other schools, help to ensure that these standards - and our reputation - are constantly upheld.

IH Barcelona and the environment

We have been approved by the European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) which accredits our school as an institution that does its utmost to protect the environment.

If you take a course with us, we ask you to help us reduce the impact our activities have on the environment.

IH Barcelona is a member of:

International House Spain

Seven of the 23 International House language schools in Spain (IH Barcelona, IH Cadiz, IH Madrid, IH Palma de Mallorca, IH San Sebastian, IH Seville and IH Valencia) specialise in teaching Spanish to students from all over the world.

All seven language schools comprising IH Spain share a common philosophy: we all want to offer courses which exceed our students' expectations, and we all want to maintain high standards of efficiency when dealing with agents.

Working together means we can also offer students the opportunity of combining a Spanish course in one city in Spain with a similar course in a different city.

The Viva Group

Spanish courses in 5 great destinations

IH Barcelona is part of the Viva Group of language schools offering quality Spanish language courses in choice destinations.

Our other centres in Spain are in Mallorca and Tarragona; in the Caribbean we have courses in Mexico; and in South America we run Spanish courses in Colombia.

The IH World Organisation

Founded in 1953, International House World is a network of more than 150 schools around the world, all committed to the highest standards in education and business. A key aim of International House is to raise the standards of language teaching around the world.

One important way in which we do this is through Teacher Training courses for which International House has a world-wide reputation. We train our own (as well as many other schools') teachers to enable language students to learn the language of their choice simply, quickly and efficiently in a rich linguistic and cultural environment.

To ensure that every school maintains the high standards that are specified in the Affiliation Agreement, an external assessor visits each school every two years and conducts a thorough investigation into all aspects of the school's activities. These visits ensure that the unparalleled reputation International House enjoys for the quality of its services is safeguarded.


IH Barcelona is accredited by:

Accreditation for our courses

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Environment policy

Read our environment policy