Win a 2-week Spanish course in our competition!

Pack your bags

At IH Spain, we're running a photography competition, with the prize a two-week Spanish course (plus free accommodation and airport transfer) at any one of the seven IH Spain Spanish schools.

All you have to do is take a photo of what you would bring to Spain with you in your suitcase if you won the prize and upload it to the IH Spain Facebook page. Don't forget the suntan oil ūüėČ !

We have Spanish schools in seven great cities to visit: apart from Barcelona, that's Cadiz, Palma, Madrid, San Sebastian, Seville and Valencia. Picking the nicest is going to be real tough!

Fun Spanish course for teenagers

20% discount for juniors (aged 13-17) at IH Tarragona
We're currently offering a 20% discount on our summer Spanish course for teenagers which we run on the Costa Dorada at IH Tarragona. Once a major Roman settlement, Tarragona is a seaside town about 100km south of Barcelona.

The programme includes:

  • A 2 to 6 week Spanish course in small, international groups
  • An entertaining and varied programme of social, cultural and sports activities
  • Accommodation in Spanish host families or in a student residence

To benefit from our special offer:

  • You must stay a minimum of 2 weeks
  • Your stay must include the week starting 4th August

You'll find full information on the programme at IH Tarragona on our website.

All the way from Colombia

Cafe de Colombia

Café de Colombia dolls | Photo: Tom Walton

My Mum reckons we should publish more "touristy" pictures of Barcelona here on our blog, so she's not going to be impressed by this one, is she?

The dolls were on the whiteboard in the staffroom in the Spanish Teacher Training Department here at IH Barcelona, and I imagine that one of the trainers brought them back from Colombia after teaching a course at IH Bogot√°, where we also run Spanish courses.

You'll find some touristy pictures of Barcelona here but we reckon if you really want those you want to come to Barcelona yourself and get them…

¡Vívelo!

1, 2, 3, ¬°saltad!

Un, dos, tres, ¬°saltad! | Photo: Maria Cabot

For our ¬°V√≠velo! competition, Maria persuaded her students to stand on the bench on our terrace — and then jump off it!

They look like they had fun doing it, don't they? The jury thought so too, and the photo was one of the finalists in the competition.

The competition was organized by the Viva Group, which runs Spanish courses in Spain and Latin America, including those at IH Barcelona.

Alc√ļdia, Mallorca

Street in Alcudia, Mallorca

Street in Alc√ļdia, Mallorca | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska

Magdalena has been over to Mallorca to visit IH Palma, our sister school on the island, where we also run Spanish courses. Alc√ļdia is in fact on the other side of the island from Palma, on the east coast, about 60km away, but if you do go you really must travel outside of Palma, and don't — whatever you do — just lie on the beach! If you're really energetic, you could hire a bike, though most people — like Magda — hire a car.

Alc√ļdia, Magda tells us, is an old town with Roman and Moorish influences. It's quiet, at least in comparison with Puerto Alc√ļdia, which is the resort with a fabulous beach, on the bay about 3km to the south, and a great spot to learn windsurfing and sailing.

Explore Mallorca — it's one of the many lovely corners of Spain!

>> Locate Alc√ļdia on map of Mallorca
>> Spanish courses in Mallorca