Taking full advantage of Barcelona, this course relies on interactive instruction to review tenses and sentence structure and build vocabulary. Language learning is approached through a variety of activities, such as storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate visits to museums and cultural sites, and regular contact with local native Spanish speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking. They are evaluated on the first day and placed in a class with others of a similar level.
Oxbridge in Barcelona is housed in the Liv Student Residence, in Sarrià, a quiet neighborhood that lies within minutes of the city center.
In Barcelona, students live in rooms that are occupied by undergraduates during the year. They are housed in singles or doubles and each room is equipped with a private bathroom.
Students on the Oxbridge in Barcelona program choose one Major course and one Minor course to study for the month. They have the option of studying in English or Spanish.
Every class is designed to use Barcelona as a teaching tool. When students are not in class, they have access to a full range of optional activities designed to help them discover Barcelona and immerse themselves in Spanish life.