rated 97%
24 reviews

address: Ronda Universitat 7

tel: +34 93 3427197

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One of Barcelona's most reputable language schools, Speakeasy has built its success on a number of key principles. For example: at Speakeasy you'll only find qualified native-speaking Spanish teachers, groups lessons are kept to a maximum of ten students, and in class you'll practice the effective immersion approach (not as scary as it sounds!). Whether you're a visitor in search of an extensive curriculum, or you're living in Barcelona and need evening classes Speakeasy have a course suitable for you - from levels beginner to advanced. Best of all the school is committed to offering the best prices in Barcelona, so as your Spanish improves you'll still be left with plenty of euros for sampling the city's legendary nightlife (if you are so inclined!). The school is located right in the centre of the city at Placa Universitat. Check out their website for more info and prices.

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I just finished 6 months of studies at Speakeasy here in Barcelona, and I'm so pleased with my time there. The teachers were really helpful and patient, and all the other staff as well. I liked the way they built up the classes, in order to learn as much possible. I strongly recommend studying at Speakeasy!

reviewed by Linn from Sweden on Sep.06.2017

i just finished my 4 month study at speakeasy and realized how happy i am! i have not only learned a lot of spanish, i have also found amazing friends and it feels like i have a little family now in barcelona. i have open up so many doors for my future and i'm definitely here to stay!!

reviewed by Loviza from Sweden on Jun.06.2017

Went to school here for almost 5 months and had the best time of my life!!! Great school with great teachers and the reception and service around was always soo helpful and kind. They also arrange really cool activities and trips creating a relly cool comunity! Thank you once again Speakeasy!!

reviewed by Frida from United States on Nov.10.2016

Now i'm currently studying in speakeasy bcn. I've been in this school for 3 months so far and i love it! I've heard some stories of other spanish language schools from my friends and i think speakeasy bcn is the best! They are especially very jealous of all the activities and trips that it organizes. Amazing activity manager Dina organizes so many events during weeks and also supercool trips in weekends. The main reason that i chose this language school was these activities aside from lessons and i'm really satisfied with them. It's easy to socialize with people and make friends. If you want to fully enjoy your time in barcelona, i really recommend speakeasy bcn. Also, teachers are nice and curriculums are good too!

reviewed by Minseo Kim from Korea on Jun.02.2016

My name is Sebastian Shrager and I am a 29 year old recent medical graduate from the USA. I had never formally studied Spanish, so I signed up for a 12 week intensive course (4 hours every morning, 5 days a week) and 4 hours a week of medical Spanish in the afternoon. At the end of my 12 weeks, I had an intermediate level of Spanish, which means I was confident enough to speak and text in Spanish.
Secondly, and more importantly, the institute is a wonderful environment to grow as human being. The staff are super friendly, the teachers really care if you learn and the extra curricular activities really broaden your horizons. Each week they have around 3 different social activities form visiting a museum, to going to a local market, to doing yoga on the beach and to visiting the bunkers. This activities allow you to explore the city and make new friends with other fellow students at the school. (It's really great to spend time with people who want to explore and immerse themselves in a new culture just as much as you do) They also have weekend trips, which included a weekend in Madrid, skiing in Andorra, the fire show in Valencia) I went for a weekend in Ibiza and it was one of the highlights of my 3 months in Spain
Overall, I think speak easy bcn is a platform for a great experience. You get out of it, how much you put in. If you go to 3/4 classes a week, do not do your homework and never do any of the activities, you will miss out. If you go to class, do your homework and engage in the activities, you will fall in love with Barcelona and make life long friends.

reviewed by Sebastian Shrager from United States on Jun.01.2016

Speakeasy has made my experience in Barcelona so great! My teacher Ana is very nice and makes our class of 7 people super fun and interactive. Not only have I improved my Spanish, but I have also met tons of awesome people through the many events & activities that the school organizes. From skiing in Andorra to a trip to Ibiza, the school really organizes some amazing trips and you get a chance to meet people from all over the world.

reviewed by Libby Wemhoff from United States on May.31.2016

Great school, I studied for 6 weeks and had the best teachers. Really improved my spanish and met a lot of new friends. Great activities outside school too! Totally recommended!

reviewed by Danne Sjölin from Sweden on May.27.2016

SpeakEasy is a great school with great teachers, small classes which means you can ger more individual help and also they do a lot of great activities outside of school for anyone to join. Couldn't be more happy about choosing this school to learn Spanish and get to know new people in Barcelona! Go there!

reviewed by Louise Westman from Sweden on May.06.2016

I am currently studying at SpeakeasyBCN and I am having an amazing experience thus far! I researched different language schools in BCN for about 5 months, and this option continued to rise as the best. First of all, I found the school to be relatively cheap in comparison to other schools. I did a lot of research prior to coming and inquired in many other schools about different prices, but I found Speakeasy to be the cheapest for what you get. Now that I have been in my program for 2 months and have experienced different teachers, I am assured that this is the case! Second, I found the administrators to be extremely helpful, especially prior to my arrival. I first exchanged emails with Dina and she responded much quicker and more thoroughly than the schools I had inquired about. Additionally, Gabriel was so helpful in the visa and admission process. It was evident that the two of them both cared about my individual situation and wanted to help. Third, I am not usually one for organized or school activities, but my first week here I decided to go to one of the Speakeasy events because I didn't know anyone. It turned out to be such a fun night and I made great friends that night! I have gone to several "activities" since, and every one of them has been a fun time and good cultural experience. It is a great way to meet people and get to know your classmates! Dina also does a really great job at making the events fun and making sure you feel connected and comfortable. Last thing.. I have been really pleased with my teachers and the help I have received from the reception in regards to my classes. It is evident that everyone at Speakeasy truly wants to help you make the most of your experience and time at the school!

reviewed by Audrey Bingaman from United States on May.06.2016

It was indeed a great decision I made to study Spanish at Speak Easy BCN. I was in Barcelona for three months with the main motive to study Spanish. I enrolled for the twelve week intensive course - 20 hours per week. The price was reasonable, I got a discount by paying everything upfront. The location is superb - right in the heart of Barcelona, 2 minutes walk from Plaça Catalunya. The most important thing is, teachers are great and I learnt a lot everyday. I had Sandra and Veronica as my teachers and they are amazing and well experienced in teaching. On top of that, I befriended with people around the world not just in class but also by joining the weekly activities organised by the school. Dina, the activity coordinator is the best - you will never get bored with her activities - or even for advice on where to go in BCN, she knows it all! In short, I had a great time at Speak Easy, met wonderful people, and guess what? Now I can read, write, and speak Spanish! Definitely recommend it if you want to learn Spanish while explore Barcelona. Speak Easy has it all!

reviewed by Carolyn Ong from Malaysia on Aug.05.2015

I studied spanish at speak easy for 8 weeks, 2 hours a day. When I first contacted the school I got a lot of help with CSN (if you're not Swedish you don't know what that is, but anyway an employee made it easy for me). I learned so much spanish in these 8 weeks, but our teacher Ramón also taught us a lot about the Spanish and Catalan cultures, which made it even more fun to learn the language! He was always very helpful, understanding and encouraging.

reviewed by Anna Montelius from Sweden on Apr.30.2015

I am really satisfied with the school! Great teachers, nice staff, good location and useful material. I happily recommend the school to everyone, whether you are a beginner or have studied spanish since earlier.

reviewed by Susanna Ström from Sweden on Apr.27.2015

I had an amazing time at the school and learnt so much. You could tell they have a lot of experience with both teaching and taking care of new comers. I would and I did recommend it to all my friends! Gracias!

reviewed by Rudolph-Hugo Rossouw from Sweden on Mar.12.2015

Awesome teachers, great employees! They are friendly, helpful and fun. If I ever go back to Barcelona I would definitely sign up again, met so many new friends for life there!

reviewed by Justin Jonkman from Netherlands on Mar.11.2015

Great classes! I tryed Spanish classes in other countries/schools and this one was the best. I took classes in summer and I really like it, the teachers are profesional and explaining everything in the right way. Also the school is giving oportunities to meet other peoples in their activities so I made some new friends :)

reviewed by Claudia from Germany on Mar.11.2015

Great teachers, I really learned a lot! Nice small classes too and very central.

I also really enjoyed their activities at school. I joined a Montserrat trip, Andorra, a graffiti tour etc.

reviewed by Carl from Sweden on Mar.11.2015

I can highly recommend Speakeasy! Super professional and friendly staff and teachers, central location and a very good price (I compared to many other schools in Barcelona). They also helped me with my student visa application, which was a bit of a pain in the ass.

I will be back soon!

reviewed by Peter from United States on Mar.11.2015

Great and fast learning experience with them!! Teachers are available for students, with strong teaching skills, schedule is flexible and price-quality ratio is excellent.. Perfect!!

reviewed by Nico from Spain on Mar.11.2015

The pros: We had small group private lessons outside of the school at our apartment. Our instructor was punctual, enthusiastic, professional, polite, competent, and made us feel comfortable learning. All great. Additionally, this school accepted payment directly via credit card (Visa/Mastercard) making it much easier to pay the tuition from America than a bank transfer (which made us much more comfortable as a bank transfer is weird and too much trouble).

The cons: The first lesson had to be rescheduled on short notice due to the first teacher (apparently quitting?) just prior to our scheduled time. And there were no books or materials given (other than photocopies) to work with and/or take home for continued practice and self-directed learning. I would also like to see them use PayPal or accept American Express via a "pay online" option. So I took away 1 star for these issues.

reviewed by Taylor from United States on Jun.18.2014

I took a very enjoyable conversation class here last summer. I liked the teachers and the structure of the lessons (each day had a different theme - roleplay, debate, presentation etc. which worked well), and the school's central location is very handy indeed for those short on time. The price was pretty much unbeatable. Obviously I'd recommend the conversation classes only for those with a decent knowledge of Spanish grammar already... others should check out the other courses on offer.

reviewed by Dunc from United Kingdom on May.08.2014

Speakeasy ist eine absolut geniale Sprachschule! Ich war für ein Auslandssemester in Barcelona und hab dort wirklich scnhell Spanisch lernen können.Die Leute sind super nett und hilfsbereit und es herrscht eine absolut tolle Atmosphäre. Preis-Leistungs-Verältnis ist absolut ok! Danke für die tolle Zeit!

reviewed by Alexandra from Germany on Aug.31.2012

Nice location friendly reception staff native teachers and cheaper than the likes of International House and Don Quixote

reviewed by Dom from United States on Mar.20.2012

I've been taking the intensive classes for 3 weeks now and my overall impression have been quite positive.
The school is located 5 minutes from Placa Catalonia. The staff is friendly and helpful (for example, I started from the middle of the beginner's level and and thus half of the material from the textbook had been already covered; instead of making me pay 30 euros for the book they rented it to me for free).
The teaching method is the old [study the grammar]-->[do the exercises from the textbook], plus they hand in additional materials, but in general - nothing unique there.
The teachers, I think, are the best part. I had to change my group after the second week there, so I have observations for 4 different teachers in class. They're all young, energetic and look enthusiastic about what they're doing.

reviewed by Niki from Bulgaria on Mar.12.2011

Took several courses here and thought all the teachers were excellent. Especially Paco, but all were friendly and made you feel comfortable speaking Spanish. Fellow students were also a lot of fun to hang out with eating tapas and drinking cervezas after classes

reviewed by D-Lite from Spain on Oct.25.2010