Summer is here! And more than ever, we’re in need of a bit of sunshine. But with travel restrictions still in place, many of us are deciding to stay local this year. It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom though. This could be the perfect opportunity to have an adventure closer to home – and what could be more adventurous than immersing yourself in a new language?

You’re in luck! At Oxford House we have lots of courses to brighten up your summer, and we understand that everyone’s situation is different, so that’s why we’re offering more options and more flexibility. That’s right! This year you can choose from either online or face-to-face to classes for all of our summer courses, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits you.

Do you think you’re ready to freshen up your English? Read on for more about our summer courses.


General English – Intensive and Super Intensive



Looking for a real language injection? Our intensive summer course is for those who take their English seriously. You can either sign up for 2 weeks (24 hours of class), or if you really want to push yourself, 4 weeks (48 hours of class) and complete half a level in one month. Both options provide a good grounding in the language, and we promise you’ll leave with a love of English.

Classes are Monday through Thursday for 3 hours a day and you can study in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Sign up here for our English Summer Intensive.

Super Intensive

Ready to really throw yourself in at the deep end? Our super intensive course offers 100 hours of full immersion in just four weeks. Not only will your English gain a real boost, you’ll also complete a whole level in a month. This makes it perfect for those who want to stand out in their professional or academic life, and fast!

Classes are Monday through Friday for 5 hours a day and you can study in the morning or afternoon/evening.

Sign up here for our English Summer Super Intensive.

What to know

  • Both our intensive and super intensive courses are offered throughout July, August and September so you can continue right through the summer to make the most of the holidays.
  • Guaranteed small class sizes. Both courses have classes of up to 8 students to ensure maximum speaking time.
  • Study face-to-face or online. The choice is yours!
  • You can study for 2 or 4 weeks depending on your availability.
  • Don’t know your level? We’ve got you! We have intensive and super intensive courses at every level from A1 – C2. We’ll help place you in the right one and get you on the road to success.

Cambridge Summer Intensive


No need to wait until the beginning of the academic year to get your Cambridge certificate. Yes. You heard! In just a short time, you can achieve your goal. These courses are perfect for those who may have lots of study or work commitments throughout the year and want to get a jump-start on their Cambridge English preparation.

We have courses for all the official exams – B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE) and the C2 Proficiency (CPE) and offer courses throughout July, August and September.

Classes are Monday through Thursday for 2.5 hours a day and you can study in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Sign up here for our Cambridge Summer Intensive.

What to know

  • All of our courses can be taken online or face-to-face – you decide!
  • Complete 20 hours with our 2 week course, or do 40 hours in 4 weeks.
  • Maximum classes sizes of 8 students per group to guarantee your teacher’s time and attention.
  • Includes a free mock exam to get the full exam experience.

IELTS Summer Intensive


Do you have a dream of studying in Australia? How about living in Canada? Well, start planning your future study abroad experience this year and prepare yourself with an IELTS summer intensive.

Our one month courses are great for those who are looking to take the IELTS Academic exam. Classes are led by our team of experienced professionals, and are designed with your needs in mind.

Classes are Monday through Thursday for 2.5 hours a day and you can study in the morning or evening.

Sign up here for our IELTS Summer Intensive.

  • Options for both 2 week or 4 week intensives.
  • Courses are run throughout July, August and September.
  • Choose from online or face-to-face courses to best fit your needs.
  • Small class sizes – maximum 8 students per group.
  • Sit in a free IELTS mock exam to get you ready for the real thing!

Online or face-to-face classes


After the success of moving our classes online, and to reflect the wishes of our students – we’ve decided to offer online summer intensives. These will occur in addition to our regular in-school classes, and this means you can pick the learning style that suits you best.

It can be difficult to imagine learning online, so to help you out check out our blogpost to find out what it’s like or watch the video below.


In-centre covid measures


For those who prefer to get back in the classroom – we want to reassure you that we have implemented a number of Covid-19 measures to keep you safe and well. This includes:

  • Socially distanced seating.
  • Hand sanitizer readily available.
  • High contact surfaces regularly cleaned.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Fewer groups at each timetable.


If you have any questions about our safety measures, please don’t hesitate to ask our reception staff. And you can find out about all our summer courses, including Eco English and Starter English on our website.

We look forward to spending the summer with you!

Glossary for Language Learners


Find the following words in the article and then write down any new ones you didn’t know.

Doom and gloom (exp): feeling of pessimism towards a very bad situation.

Brighten up (pv): to cause to become lighter.

Injection (n): putting new energy into something.

throw yourself in at the deep end (exp): to be introduced to a new situation without adequate preparation (normally for your own benefit).

road to success (exp): a process of events that will lead to success.

jump-start (v): to improve a situation by taking action.

pick (v): to choose.


exp = expression

pv = phrasal verb

n = noun

v = verb

Study English at Oxford House Barcelona

Interested in taking an English course at Oxford House Barcelona? Check all of our different summer courses, or contact us for more information.

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