Barcelona Bonanova Young Learners centre

C. Vendrell, 1 08022 Barcelona Barcelona
Telephone number
93 253 19 00
Fax number
93 418 86 01


The British Council’s Barcelona Young Learners centre offers the highest quality English courses for children and teenagers in a safe and friendly environment. Our courses at Bonanova are carefully structured to allow your child to make rapid progress. All our classes are delivered by qualified and well-trained teachers in modern well equipped classes.

We have many years experience preparing students for official exams and aim to give your child the best possible advantage.

We support your child's learning both inside and outside the classroom. We offer:

  • a free membership of our library for all students, offering a wide range of learning resources
  • an online student/parent portal which offers a wide variety of learning resources and teaching centre news
  • regular parent-teacher meetings
  • activities using English for real life communication, with lots of speaking to build confidence
  • integrated lessons which include reading and writing, listening and speaking
  • tutorials and continuous assessment to help check progress.

Courses, dates and prices

Courses for young learners

Our English courses are taught across an academic year.

Course name Course dates Price per year (€)
Lower primary (5 - 7 years) October 2014 - June 2015  1,275*
Upper primary (8 - 9 years) October 2014 - June 2015  1,275*
Junior (10 -13 years)  October 2014 - June 2015  1,275*
Senior (14 - 18 years) October 2014 - June 2015  1,275*
Cambridge exam preparation (14 - 17)  October - December 2015 To be confirmed

Summer courses for young learners

Course name Course dates Price (€)

General English, summer (5 - 18 years)

29 June - 24 July 2015 1,270*

British Council Glop summer camp (5 - 12 years)

One week courses in June and July From 239

British Council Can Catà Natura, summer (7 - 11 years)

22 - 26 June

(4 days - San Juan)


*Discounts are available on some courses, and the price depends on the number of installments; please see the 'How to pay' tab for more information.

How our levels work

Children in Lower Primary are divided by age. We have classes for five year olds (Primary Blue), six year olds (Primary Pink) and seven year olds (Primary Red).

There are two levels for Upper Primary for 8 and 9 year olds: Primary Green and Primary Purple.

There are 6 Junior levels for children from 10 to 13 years ranging from Junior 2 to Junior FCE.

There are 8 Senior levels for students from 14 to 18 from Senior 3 (pre intermediate), all the way to Cambridge Proficiency.

We ask all other students to do a level test to make sure your child is in the right class for their age and level.

Primary (5 - 9 years)

Junior (10 - 13 years)

Senior (14 - 17 years)

Blue (5 years)    
Pink (6 years)    
Red (7 years)    
Green (8 - 9 years)    
Purple (8 - 9 years)    
  Junior 2 (Movers)  
  Junior 3  
  Junior 4 (KET/Flyers) Senior 3 (KET)
  Junior 5 Senior 4
  Junior 6 Senior 5 (PET)
  Junior FCE FCE 1
    FCE 2
    CAE 1
    CAE 2
    CPE 1
    CPE 2

Academic term dates (2014/15)

Young learners (5 - 17 years)

Terms Existing students -  registration opens New students -  registration opens
Term 1: October 2014 - December 2015 From June 2014  From June 2014

Term 2: January 2015 - March 2015

From November 2014  From December 2014 

Term 3: April 2015 - June 2015

Preferential registration period ends 24 May 2015* From 25 May 2015 onwards

*We offer existing students a preferential registration period until 24 May 2015 to guarantee that your child continues in the next level at the same time and on the same day as the current year.

Contact and location

Telephone enquiries and visitor opening hours

Day Regular opening hours
Monday-Friday (From 15 September 2014 onwards) 15:00 - 20:00
Saturday (From October 2014 onwards) 10:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

Public holiday closing dates 2014 - 2015

  • 8 December 2014 Constitution Day
  • 23 December 2014 - 7 January 2015 Christmas Holidays
  • 30 March 2015 - 7 April 2015 Easter Holidays
  • 1 May 2015 Labour Day
  • 24 June 2015 Sant Joan

How to get there

Public transport: FGC: Av. Tibidabo Station

Buses: 22, 17 58, 64, 73, 75, 85

How to pay

Course Prices 2014/15

In one payment: €1,275

Instalments (from July 2014 to February 2015): €1,350 (in 2, 3 or 5 payments)*

Express (preparation for FCE and CAE December 2014): €760

New students pay a €70 registration fee. New students who register before 31 August do not pay a registration fee. 

Depending on availability, new students may join classes mid-way through the year, please contact us for further information.

Summer courses must be paid in full at registration.

*For details of dates and instalments please read our Terms and conditions document (PDF 490kb).

You can pay by:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Direct debit (academic year only)
  • Cheque to British Council
  • Cash


The following discounts are available when booking a course:

  • 5% for students with two or more family members studying simultaneously at any centre in Barcelona.

You will need to buy a textbook for most courses - these are available at a discounted price at the centre during the first week of term.


Must be requested in writing and are by bank transfer only. In the case of a course being cancelled by the British Council, a full refund will be made. Where a student cancels a place before the course start date, a refund minus an administration fee will be made. 

Credit for sickness, transfer of work or studies, against documented evidence

A student must provide written documentary evidence from an employer, place of study or doctor in support of a credit request.

Please contact us for more information.

Terms and conditions

For further information about registration and payment please read our Terms and conditions document (PDF 490kb).