We’re back! And we’re ready for another great year of learning English. From new timetables, to welcome events and even a new Academic Director, we’re starting the term with a bang!

To keep you informed, we’ve created a list of all the changes at Oxford House beginning in October 2019. So get your OH notebook ready, pack your school bag and read on to find out what you can expect during the 2019/2020 school year.


New Academic Director – Jane Perkins

Say hello to our fantastic new Academic Director Jane Perkins.

Jane Perkins | New Academic Director at Oxford House BarcelonaJane has experience in education both in Spain and abroad working as a Principal at Oxford International and Resident Director at CAPA The Global Education Network. We are very excited to welcome her and look forward to catching up in the future.

Let us know in the comments if you have any questions for Jane and be sure to say hi if you see her around the school.


New accreditation – Eaquals

We are very pleased to announce, after a lot of hard work from our teachers and administration team, that we have passed our Eaquals Accreditation! Hooray!

Eaquals are a set of rigorous inspections which check the quality of teaching and services in language schools. And we ́re delighted to receive accreditation because it means we are providing you with the best quality classes and meeting the highest international standards.

It was a long process, but most definitely worth it! So we’d like to thank all the teachers and students for their support during these inspections. Great job everyone!

Learn more about Eaquals and what it means to us.


New timetable – English Intensive evening class

Studying really late at night can be tiring so we have a new timetable to fit your schedule. The Monday – Friday evening English Intensive will now run from 18:30 – 20:30, meaning you can enjoy the dynamic, 10-week, 100-hour course at an earlier (and more convenient) time!

As with other OH intensive courses, students can benefit from small classes (maximum 8) and free enrolment. So, come, sign up and improve a whole level in just one term.

Here are your options for our intensive English courses:

Monday – Friday, 2 hours a day

First Term: 7th October – 17th December

Morning Classes: 08:00 – 10:00

Evening Classes: 18:30 – 20:30 * New Class Time!

Monday – Thursday, 2. 5 hours a day

First Term: 7th October – 12 December

Morning Classes: 10:00 – 12:30

Evening Classes: 16:00 – 18:30

Explore our intensive English courses here or take a look at our other courses, timetables and price lists here.


New levels – Beginner English Intensive

For beginners who want to kick-start their English with maximum classroom time, we now have the A1 English Intensive course.

By the end of the 100-hour course, you’ll have mastered the basics, grown in confidence and be well on your way to speaking English. We also offer higher levels A2 – C2, so see above for timetables.

Find out more about our A1 English Intensive course here.

For those that can’t commit to a 10-week course, don’t you worry! We still have the English Starter for A1 beginners, which is a flexible, semi-intensive course that starts at the beginning of each month. Classes are 1.5 hours a day and run from Monday – Thursday.

Find out more about our English Starter for A1 beginner course here.

Wondering which level you are? Take our level test to find out!


New events

A new school year means exciting new events! Start by coming to the Oxford House mid-October party in the trendy Mau Mau bar.

We’ll also see the return of the very popular Happy Friday – a monthly language exchange at different locations around Barcelona. One week you might find yourself on a scavenger hunt around the city, the next, a board game marathon or a 1920’s themed party in El Rouge. Whatever the event expect lots of games and prizes!

Don’t miss out! Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with new events.

New schools – Escola Diputació and Escola Pia Nostra Senyora

This year Oxford House is proud to be working with 2 other local schools – Escola Diputació and Escola Pia Nostra Senyora, providing their English after school clubs (extraescolares).

We’re also back for another year working with Escola Antoni Brusi, Escola Regina Carmeli, Escola Parc de la Ciutadella, Escola Carlit, delivering fun and dynamic English classes for young learners.

Contact us now if you’re interested in organising extraescolares at your child’s school.

Also, take a look at our other available courses for kids and teens.


New students…and old

Finally, we welcome all our new and returning students this year! Whether you’ve been coming to us for years or you’re a brand new student, we’d like to wish everyone the best start to the academic year.

And if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? When it comes to learning a language, there’s no time like the present! Take a look at 10 Reasons to study English at Oxford House for more reasons why you’ll love studying with us.

And don’t forget as well as general English and Spanish classes we also offer specialised courses for:

Business English

Official Language Exams

English for Young Learners

Teacher Training


Still not sure which one to take? read out article – Which English course is right for me?

Glossary for Language Learners


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

With a bang (exp):: when something starts in an exciting way.

Schedule (n): a list of planned events.

Enrolment (n): your subscription to a course.

Kick-start (v): to make something happen quickly.

Trendy (adj): fashionable.

Scavenger hunt (n): a game where you search or collect things in a limited period of time.

Abroad (adv): in or to a foreign country.

Delighted (adj): very happy.

Brand new (adj): completely new.


exp = expression

n = noun

v = verb

adj = adjective

adv = adverb

Study English at Oxford House Barcelona

Interested in taking an English course at Oxford House Barcelona? Check all the different English classes we can offer you and contact us for more information.