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Expanish Barcelona

Carrer de Pau Claris 186, 2nd Floor, Barcelona, Spain

Expanish is a boutique Spanish language school that opened its Barcelona location in 2017.  The facilities are located in a fantastic area, just 1 block from the famous Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and a 15-minute bus ride from the beach.  We offer a wide variety of Spanish immersion programs, cultural activities and housing options to fit the needs of students of all ages, budgets and academic interest.

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School location

General Information

  • Minimum age of students: 16
  • Lesson duration: 50 min
  • Maximum class size: 10
  • Average number of students in group: 6
  • Number of classrooms: 9
  • School's foundation year: 2017
  • Level placement test on the first day: yes
  • The nearest airport: BCN El Prat
  • Distance from the nearest airport: 15 km
  • School opening times: 9:30am
  • School closed on national and regional holidays: 10.06.2019, 24.06.2019, 15.08.2019, 11.09.2019, 24.09.2019, 01.11.2019, 06.12.2019, 25.12.2019, 26.12.2019, 01.01.2020
  • Distance from the airport: BCN-Barcelona–El Prat Airport 15 km

Facilities

  • Drink vending machine
  • Snack vending machine
  • Free WIFI
  • Kitchen for student use
  • Lounge with TV

Facilities for disabled people

  • Adapted for deaf students
  • Adapted for blind students
  • Classrooms adapted for the disabled
  • Disabled toilet

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms
  • Heating in all classrooms
  • Audio-TV in all classrooms

The price includes

  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • WIFI Internet at school
  • Language level placement test on the first day at school
  • Language test before the course
  • Organized activities at school

Course materials:

To be purchased at the school for an extra charge of 25 €
Borrowed, to be returned after the course

Top student nationalities

Leisure activities

Activities Included / at extra cost Distance from school
Cooking
Yoga
Dancing

Courses

Intensive Spanish 20

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 153 €
165 €
Free cancellation up to 15 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 10
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The Intenisve Spanish 20 course is our most popular program option as it allows students to take Spanish lessons in a group setting for half the day, allowing for exploring the city and participating in activities for the other half.  Classes can begin any Monday of the year and are either in the morning (9:30am to 1:30pm) or in the afternoon (2:30pm to 6:30pm).

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Course hours

9:30am

Course start dates

23.09.2019, 30.09.2019, 07.10.2019, 14.10.2019, 21.10.2019, 28.10.2019, 04.11.2019, 11.11.2019, 18.11.2019, 27.11.2019
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Intensive Spanish 30

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 30
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 219 €
235 €
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 5
Maximum group size 10
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The Intensive Spanish 30 program is the most intensive group class offered by Expanish.  It consists of 6 group lessons per day and students can begin a program on any Monday of the year.  The course is ideal for those looking to get maximum exposure in a classroom and learn Spanish as fast as possible.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Course hours

9:30am to 13:30pm

Course start dates for complete beginners

03.06.2019, 10.06.2019, 17.06.2019, 25.06.2019, 01.07.2019, 08.07.2019, 15.07.2019, 22.07.2019, 29.07.2019, 05.08.2019, 12.08.2019, 19.08.2019, 26.08.2019, 02.09.2019, 09.09.2019, 16.09.2019, 23.09.2019, 30.09.2019, 07.10.2019, 14.10.2019, 21.10.2019, 28.10.2019, 04.11.2019, 11.11.2019, 18.11.2019

Course start dates

23.09.2019, 30.09.2019, 07.10.2019, 14.10.2019, 21.10.2019, 28.10.2019, 04.11.2019, 11.11.2019, 18.11.2019, 25.11.2019, 02.12.2019, 09.12.2019, 16.12.2019, 23.12.2019, 30.12.2020
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Evening Spanish Course

Minimum course length in weeks 4
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 4
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 4 weeks
Price: 34 €
Free cancellation up to 15 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 10
Certificate of course attendance yes


Supplements

Textbook 25 € one-off

Course description

The Evening Spanish course is designed for those who work and/or study during the day and cannot commit to an intensive program.  This course is conducted in monthly modules, allowing students to begin a course at the beginning of each month.  Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Course hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Course start dates for complete beginners

02.07.2019, 03.09.2019, 01.10.2019, 05.11.2019

Course start dates

01.10.2019, 05.11.2019
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One to One 10

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 10
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week:
Price: 298 €
320 €
Free cancellation up to 15 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 1
Maximum group size 1
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

One to One lessons are private lessons and the ideal way to learn Spanish at your own pace, focus on the topics that interest you and get individualized attention from a professor.  The One to One 10 course is 10 private lessons per week (2 per day) and are usually in the afternoon between 2:30pm and 6:30pm.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Course start dates for complete beginners

03.06.2019, 10.06.2019, 17.06.2019, 25.06.2019, 01.07.2019, 08.07.2019, 15.07.2019, 22.07.2019, 29.07.2019, 05.08.2019, 12.08.2019, 19.08.2019, 26.08.2019, 02.09.2019, 09.09.2019, 16.09.2019, 23.09.2019, 30.09.2019, 07.10.2019, 14.10.2019, 21.10.2019, 28.10.2019, 04.11.2019, 11.11.2019, 18.11.2019

Course start dates

23.09.2019, 30.09.2019, 07.10.2019, 14.10.2019, 21.10.2019, 28.10.2019, 04.11.2019, 11.11.2019, 18.11.2019, 25.11.2019, 02.12.2019, 09.12.2019, 16.12.2019, 23.12.2019, 30.12.2020
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DELE Preparation

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 4
lessons per week 10
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week:
Price: 298 €
320 €
Free cancellation up to 15 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 1
Maximum group size 1
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

DELE Preparation is a program of 10 individual lessons per week.  This allows students to start a course on any Monday of the year in order to prepare for the DELE exam.  Classes are typically in the afternoon form 2:30pm to 4:30pm or 4:30pm to 6:30pm (2 hours per day from Monday to Friday).

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course start dates for complete beginners

06.05.2019 - ..

Course start dates

23.09.2019, 30.09.2019, 07.10.2019, 14.10.2019, 21.10.2019, 28.10.2019, 04.11.2019, 11.11.2019, 18.11.2019, 25.11.2019, 02.12.2019, 09.12.2019, 16.12.2019, 23.12.2019
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Accommodation

Host Family Homestay

Expanish offers the option of living with a homestay, which is the best housing option to learn Spanish.  Students will live with local families and share mealtimes (breakfast and dinner).  This allows for language and cultural exchange and students can connect with locals in a new way.  For more comfort, a student can decide to book a private bathroom.

Price per week:
Price: 215 €
Free cancellation up to 15 days before arrival
Choose a course
Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, weekly cleaning, access to the laundry room, heating, bedding, towels, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Sunday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 16
Maximum age 100
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Distance from school walking Up to 35 minutes min
Distance from school by public transport Up to 35 minutes min
Extra nights bookable: Yes
Price per extra night 42 €
Accommodation booking fee charged by the school 0 €
High season supplement per week 0 €


Supplements

Special Diets 35 € per week
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Student House Student Shared Apartment

A Student Shared Apartment is a great way for young students to live with their classmates in an independent living situation.  Each student will have their own private bedroom and share commons spaces like bathroom, kitchen and living room.  The apartments are self-catering and fully-equipped kitchens so students will be responsible for making their own meals.

Price per week:
Price: 180 €
Choose a course
Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, weekly cleaning, access to the laundry room, heating, bedding, towels, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Sunday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 18
Maximum age 100
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Distance from school walking Up to 35 minutes min
Distance from school by public transport Up to 35 minutes min
Extra nights bookable: Yes
Price per extra night 42 €
Accommodation booking fee charged by the school 0 €
High season supplement per week 0 €
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Terms & Conditions


Visas
- Expanish cannot be held responsible for decisions taken by embassies or immigration police regarding entry visas or visa extensions. Visa advice can only be given by the appropriate Embassy or Consulate.
- Students must maintain a valid visa status and their course will be terminated without a valid tourist or student visa. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the most updated regulations/processes are being followed. 
- Expanish cannot be held responsible for any visa regulation changes which occur after the bookings has been confirmed in compliance with the then existing regulations.
- A visa document courier fee is charged each time documents have to be sent by courier (see school price lists).
- In order to emit course confirmation documents for student visas for Spain, Expanish requires the payment of 100% of the program.
- Students who require a visa/temporary residence permit may not be able to shorten their course due to the terms of their visa/temporary residence permit.

Insurance
-. Students are required to have adequate travel/medical insurance. Expanish offers an optional insurance policy that can be purchased.

Class Information
- Classes are held Monday to Friday and are scheduled in the morning and/or afternoon. 
- Expanish reserves the right to use classrooms in alternative premises of the same standard.
- Long-term discounts are applicable when the weeks are booked and paid for together.
- Spanish in the City - some activities outside of the classroom may incur extra costs.
- Expanish may change course structure and timetables at its discretion without notification. The student is entitled to a refund of tuition fees for those courses that Expanish is not able to provide.

Accommodation Information
- For registration received less than 2 weeks prior to start date, Expanish cannot guarantee requested accommodation option.
- All students housed in non-Expanish accommodation should adhere to all rules and policies provided by the provider, which may include deposits, security precautions, use of facilities, guest policies, etc.
- Students in housing will be provided keys, and in case of loss or theft they are responsible for replacing them and covering other related costs.
- Where possible special dietary requirements will be accommodated.  Availability and any applicable fees will be confirmed upon request.
- Students under 18 by the start of their program can only book a Homestay accommodation option.
- For the Student Shared Apartment a deposit of 200€ is required upon check-in. Deposit can be made in cash or with a credit card authorization form.

Changes to Enrollment
- Expanish reserves the right to charge an administration fee of 40€ / US$40 for the course, volunteer placement, or internship placement and 100€ / US$100 for the accommodation each time the program is changed or postponed after Expanish has confirmed the initial enrollment (€ - Barcelona, $ - Buenos Aires). Any changes should be made in writing two weeks before the requested change or postponement. This also includes requests for changes while the student is at the school.

- Any postponement within two weeks of the start date will be considered a cancellation of original program.
- In cases where the student wishes to change housing assignments within same option, Expanish reserves the right to charge an administration fee of 100€ / US$100 and perform the change according to availability (€ - Barcelona, $ - Buenos Aires).
- Changes between different services (courses, accommodation, volunteer placements and other services), such as substituting one service for another, are not permitted and will be considered a cancellation.

 Course Cancellations
- For cancellations received 14 days or more in advance of the program start date, Expanish will refund fees received in full, excluding non-refundable charges (registration fee, courier fees).
- For cancellations received less than 14 days in advance of the program start date, the student will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to one week of tuition and registration fee.
- For any cancellation received on or after course start date, there is no refund for the course.

 Course Cancellations With Student Visa
- To cancel or end studies at the school, the student is required to return the original certificate of studies document, send a signed document confirming intention to cancel program, a copy of their passport and the official denial of visa document (for cancellation with official denial of visa document).
- Refunds with the official denial of student visa document or official document of canceling intentions to study abroad: If the cancellation is made with at least 15 days before the program start date, the school will return the full value of the course minus 100€ of a cancellation fee. If the cancellation is made with less than 15 days before the program start date, the school will return the full value of the course minus 25% of the total amount paid as a cancellation fee.
- Refunds without the official denial of student visa document or official document of canceling intentions to study abroad:
If the cancellation is made before the start date of the program, the school will refund the full value of the course minus 75% of the total amount paid as a cancellation fee. If the cancellation is made on or after the program start date, whether the student has arrived to Barcelona or not, there is no refund of program fees nor can the program be changed or transferred to another person.

Homestay and Shared Apartment with Host Cancellations
- For cancellations received 14 days or more in advance of the program start date, Expanish will refund fees received in full.
- For cancellations received less than 14 days in advance of the program start date, the student will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to one week of housing.
- For any cancellation received on or after check-in date, there is no refund. 
 - If a program has started and a student has reserved 8 weeks or more of a Homestay or Shared Apartment with Host, they may notify Expanish in writing 4 weeks prior to the date of termination to receive a refund of the remaining weeks, otherwise a 4-week cancellation fee will apply.

Student Shared Apartment Cancellations
- For cancellations receive 16 days or more in advance of the program start date, Expanish will refund fees in full minus a cancellation fee of 1 week of housing.
- For cancellations received 15 days or less to the start date, there are no refunds for Student Shared Apartments.
- A deposit of 200€ is required upon check-in. Deposit can be made in cash or with a credit card authorization form. 


Non-Expanish Accommodation
- Expanish works with independent student residences, hostels, hotels and private apartment companies, each with their own cancellation policies. Expanish will inform the student of booking terms when confirming the booking.

Internship and Volunteer Cancellations
- For any cancellation made of internships, there is no refund for the internship placement fees.
- For any cancellation made of Volunteering, there is a cancellation fee of US$250 (initial volunteer placement fee)..

Insurance Cancellations
- For cancellations received 14 days or more in advance of the program start date, Expanish will refund fees received in full, unless trip has begun or claim has been made. 
- For cancellations received less than 14 days in advance of the program start date, after the trip has begun or after a claim has been made, there is no refund for insurance.

Payments
- Final payments must be received in full 14 days prior to program start date.
- Payment instructions are provided with the invoice.
- The payer is responsible for all bank and transaction fees.

Refunds
- Any refunds due will be paid to the original payer.
- The financial cost of the refund will be automatically taken out of amount refunded.
- In the event that a refund is due, prorated refunds will be calculated on a weekly basis.

Public Holidays
- Expanish will close for public holidays and class time will not be made up fully so students should account for holidays when booking their program.
- Individual lessons during holidays will be rescheduled. For group classes, Expanish will offer 2 extra hours of class to compensate during weeks with one holiday.
- For weeks with two holidays, Intensive Spanish 20 and Intensive Spanish 25 students will receive 6 extra hours of classes and Intensive Spanish 30 students will receive 2 hours of One-to-One lessons as compensation.

Course Breaks
Students may request a 1 week break for every 8 weeks of course.  One week of notice is required.

Level of Spanish
If a student does not have the minimum level of Spanish required to follow a specific course, as determined by the Expanish placement test, Expanish reserves the right to move the student to a course that is appropriate for their level.

Materials
- Buenos Aires: Expanish developed its own textbooks which are included in the cost of the course.
- Barcelona: Students are required to pay a 25€ cash deposit upon arrival for class materials. They will be provided with a textbook that is then exchanged each time they change levels. Upon completion of the program, the deposit will be refunded if the book is returned in the same condition it was issued.


Reduction of Lessons
Expanish reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons in a class with less than 3 students. If there are 2 students in a class, lessons will be reduced by 50%.  If there is 1 student in a class, lessons will be reduced by 60%.

Transfers
- Flight details must be given 7 days prior to arrival in order for Expanish to provide an airport transfer. No refunds will be granted on transfers if flight details are not sent to Expanish at least 7 days prior to arrival.
- Details include arrival airport, arrival time, flight number, airline and point of origin.
- Airport transfer fees include a maximum waiting time of one hour from the flight’s arrival. In the event of delay, students will be charged an additional fee upon arrival at the school.
- Students under 18 by the start of their program are required to book in and out airport transfers.

Supervision
Neither Expanish nor its accommodation providers provide supervision for any student participating in an adult program (16+ years old). Students who are less than 18 years old are required to complete a parental liability and waiver form prior to arrival.

Force Majeure
Expanish will not be liable for any failure to comply with obligations (and therefore shall not be required to pay compensation) if the failure is accompanied by any cause beyond Expanish’s reasonable control; nor shall Expanish be responsible for any costs incurred by or on behalf of the student as a result of any such case. Such causes shall include but are not limited to fire, flood, war, riot, embargo, organized labor stoppage, unusually adverse weather conditions, acts of civil or military authorities, acts of terrorism, acts of god, pandemics etc.

Liability
Expanish will not be held liable for loss, damage or injury to persons or property. Expanish will not be liable in the event that any service contracted to be supplied by Expanish becomes impossible to supply for any reason or any cause outside the control of Expanish.

Code of Conduct & Expulsion
Students are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to continue each week. They should inform the school in case of absence. Students should act in a respectful manner towards fellow students, teachers, staff and third party providers such as accommodation hosts and/or activity guides. Expanish reserves the right to expel students from the program/accommodation at its sole discretion if it sees students in breach of its basic code of conduct (supplied in in the welcome pack on the first day of classes) and no refund will be given. Students must pay the full cost of any damage to property and are expected to obey the laws and adapt to the customs of their host country and host family (if applicable).

Photography & Filming
Expanish may take promotional photographs and video footage of students. If students do not wish to participate, Expanish will respect their wishes if Expanish has been notified.

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