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Accreditation for our Spanish courses

International House Barcelona belongs to the International House World Organisation, which – since 1953 – has been dedicated to the goal of raising the standard of foreign language teaching.

In addition, as shown below, accreditation for our courses comes from a number of external bodies.



IH Barcelona is a Full Member of EAQUALS, the European Association for Quality Language Services, probably the most prestigious organisation of its kind in Europe.

Instituto Cervantes

We are a "Centro Acreditado por el Instituto Cervantes para la enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera", the only international accreditation system for centres teaching Spanish as a foreign language.


For the official Instituto Cervantes DELE exams we are an "institución colaboradora", which means -- among other things -- that we run DELE (and CCSE) exams in-school, both for our own students and for external candidates.

See also our DELE preparation courses


We are also members of FEDELE (Federación Española de Escuelas de Español como Lengua Extranjera).


IL3-University of Barcelona

Our teachers are trained and carefully selected by IH. Our Spanish teacher training courses are certified by IL3-University of Barcelona.

CSN - Bildungsurlaub

We are also authorised to accept students under the terms of the Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN) and the German Bildungsurlaub – and a number of other educational institutions also award credits to students who take our Spanish courses.

Madrid Chamber of Commerce

We are officially recognised as a centre collaborating with the Madrid Chamber of Commerce.

Accredited as environment friendly

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.

We make a conscious, monitored effort to reduce the amount of electricity, paper and water that we consume, but there are many, many more things that we could all do.

For details of our environment policy, see the link at the foot of each page on this site.

IH Barcelona has the ISO 14001 Quality Certificate.

Help us!

To reduce our ecological footprint, we need the help of everyone in the school. When you're here, are we turning off the projector and air-conditioning when we leave the room? Help us with that, and 1001 other small things!

Calculate your footprint

See also

Why study Spanish at IH Barcelona?

Accreditation for other IH Barcelona courses

For our English courses, we are a Platinum Centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment exams and teaching awards, which includes those for our ELT teacher training courses as well as Cambridge English exams and IELTS Tests.


Full details of accreditation for our Spanish courses

Accreditation for our Spanish courses

Help us help the planet

Environment policy

Read our environment policy