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The ESADE-Executive Language Center is located in Barcelona, Spain, in the residential area of Pedralbes. Its building was specifically designed to enhance language learning with spacious air-conditioned classrooms equipped with audio-visual technology, a library and a learning center. With a 45-year experience in language teaching, ESADE-ELC started as a small school that gradually evolved; it currently offers a wide range of Spanish, English, Chinese and Arabic classes to accommodate the needs and objectives of all sorts of language learners.

The school is committed to high quality education and applies rigorous standards. Created in 1978, the Spanish Department has since become a reference in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Some of the teachers actually contributed to published reference material (such as the Diccionario de términos clave de ELE, published by Instituto Cervantes’s Virtual Centre), and partake in forums and conferences focusing on teacher training.

Spanish classes are available in intensive or semi-intensive mode, and can include a cultural approach with lectures and cultural visits. ESADE-ELC also provides customized Spanish programs for companies and professionals, as well as a training seminar for teachers willing to specialize in Spanish for business purposes. The latter was first offered in 1995, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes; it is considered a reference among professionals in the Spanish-teaching field. Furthermore, the school is a DELE-accredited center (DELE is the diploma in Spanish as a foreign language) and also prepares students to this exam.

English classes are available in semi-intensive, intensive, superintensive and consolidation mode. ESADE-ELC also offers Business English classes, English classes for doctors and preparation classes for Cambridge’s First Certificate and Certificate of Advanced English exams.

Chinese and Arabic are normally offered at an introductory level, but students can also enroll in tailor-made classes.

Study Programs:

  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Language Courses
    • Language Courses and Cultural Immersion Programs
    • Spanish Language and Literature (in Language Schools)
  • Social and Cultural studies
    • Language and Culture

Type of studies: Spanish Language and Culture, Language Courses
Language of instruction: Spanish
Type of school: Language School

Location: Av. Esplugues, 92-96, Barcelona, Spain, 08034
Telephone and Fax: Tel.: +34 934 952 095 Fax.: +34 934 952 092

More information about Academic Programs:

Intensive Spanish Courses (from January to November): their main objective is to develop listening comprehension and speaking. All levels, 22 hours per week (50-minute classes), includes language and culture. Starting dates every two weeks, classes from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm. 7 students per class on average.

Morning Semi-intensive: focused on real group needs. Start in October and March. 70 hours in total, 5 hours per week (two sessions of 2.5 hours each). Classes from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm. 8 students per class on average.

Afternoon Semi-intensive: focused on Spanish for professional purposes. Start in October and March. 70 hours in total, 5 hours per week (two sessions of 2.5 hours each). Classes from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm. 8 students per class on average.

Summer Semi-intensive: focused on real group needs. Start in July. 30 hours in total, 6 hours per week in two 3-hour sessions. Classes from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Average number of students per class: 8.

Business Spanish Modules: they are designed to cater to the skills and knowledge required in a professional activity. It is a unique product that combines language and business communication skills. It consists of 1 to 4 one-week modules, each covering different business topics: Intercultural Relations, Negotiating in Spanish, Meetings and Presentations, The Job Search Process. Classes from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm. 50-minute classes. Average number of students per class: 7.

Combined Courses (from January to November, 1-to-4 week long): these courses are focused on specific student needs. Combined students go to the Intensive Spanish Courses in the morning from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm (Mon to Fri) and receive customized individual tuition in the afternoon from 2.45 pm to 4.45 pm (Mon to Thu). 20 lessons per week with the group, 8 individual classes per week, 2 lessons from the cultural program per week, and 2 excursions per month.

DELE Exam Preparation Courses: they are training the students to the skills and abilities required to pass DELE exams. They include activities such as: improving accent, pronunciation, spelling and punctuation; practising grammar; writing a variety of texts; developing oral comprehension. Classes from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. 50-minute classes. Three or four weeks before the exam dates. 7 students per class on average.

DELE Exam: ESADE-Executive Language Center is recognized as an official Examining Centre for the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE).

Customized classes (all year round): they deal with the student’s objectives and needs, whether at the individual or business level. For instance, a firm or institution in need of in-company language training for its staff, or wishing to send a group of employees to our school, will find ESADE's customized option an excellent choice.

Admission Requirements:
Minimum age: 18

Language Requirements:


Spanish Intensive Courses: from 2 to 6 weeks - 200 euros per week. From 7 to 24 weeks - 180 euros per week.

Morning Semi-intensive (October-March): 795 euros.

Afternoon Semi-intensive (October-March): 795 euros.

Summer Semi-intensive (July): 365 euros.

Business Spanish Modules: 1 module: 320 euros. 2 modules: 620 euros. 3 modules: 900 euros. 4 modules: 1.160 euros.

Combined Courses: 1 week: 880 euros. 2 weeks: 1.760 euros. 3 weeks: 2.640 euros. 4 weeks: 3.520 euros.

DELE Exam Preparation Course: 840 euros (exam fees included).

Student Residence, Shared or Private Apartments, Homestay, Hotels.

Services and Activities:
Learning Center with latest multimedia materials, Library, Interactive Learning Spaces, Travel Agency, Bank, Bookshop, Coffee Shop, Parking, Airport pick-up.

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