IH Barcelona was founded in 1972 and has since become a highly prestigious and well-known school for its quality language courses and pioneering training programmes.
There are six main areas of activity in the school:
- Translation courses (and a translation services)
- Training teachers of English and Spanish
- Teaching Spanish to students from all over the world
- Teaching other languages (English, German and French) to the local population
- Official test centre for 2 main English exams: Cambridge and IELTS.
- Sending students from Spain to study languages abroad
Their most popular courses for fluent English speakers are:
Their courses provide practical guidance in translation both at an introductory level and to experienced translators who may wish to enter for public examinations such as the Institute of Linguists’ Diploma in translation.
Their most popular teacher training course is the University of Cambridge’s Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). This is probably the most widely recognised initial teacher training qualification for teachers of English in the world and is the best qualification you can have if you’re hoping to find work at a professional language school.
Other training courses they offer include the Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA), courses for teaching young learners, courses for Directors of Studies, Teacher Trainers and Centre Managers.
They offer a wide range of Spanish courses for all levels, all year round: intensive, extensive, DELE preparation, individual tuition… An entertaining and varied social programme is included in the course. They also offer a good number of accommodation options.
IH Barcelona is accredited by a large number of prestigious organisations including the Instituto Cervantes and EQUALS - an international association of providers of language courses and services which aims to promote high quality within the language education field.
International House Barcelona also offers a wide range of language courses and teacher training courses online.
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