History, Mission, and Vision of AIL Barcelona

Welcome to AIL Barcelona

My name is Chris Haworth, and I am the director and founder of AIL Barcelona. I’d like to take a moment to share with you some insights into our language school, its rich history, commitment to quality education, and the reasons why numerous students opt for AIL Barcelona for their language studies.

Chris Haworth

Director & Founder

Our History

2023 - Expansion throughout Spain: Opening of a new school in Barcelona

In 2023, AIL Madrid expanded its presence by acquiring Olé Barcelona, one of the city's most prestigious Instituo Cervantes accredited Spanish language schools. Olé Barcelona (which is cobranded as "AIL Barcelona") welcomes over 1,000 students a year in the 11 classrooms of its ground floor, city centre premises. These students are immersed in the vibrant Spanish and Catalan-speaking communities, fostering cultural exchange and providing an enriching language learning experience.

2023 - AIL Barcelona obtains the Accreditation as a Socially Responsible School by FEDELE

Barcelona, just like its sisters schools in Madrid and Málaga, achieves this quality seal. We strive to create a positive impact on society while providing top-notch Spanish language education to our students from around the world.

2024 - Official Examination Center for the SIELE Exam

In 2024, our school in Barcelona proudly becomes an Official Examination Center for the SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española) Exam. SIELE is a globally recognized assessment that evaluates and certifies proficiency in Spanish for individuals who are not native speakers of the language. As an Official Examination Center for SIELE, we are authorized to conduct and assess these exams right here in our school premises. This presents a valuable opportunity for our students to attain an internationally recognized official certification that validates their proficiency in Spanish.

BLC Spain
BLC Spain: Innovation and Excellence in Education

As a prominent member of the AIL Español network, BLC Spain offers an innovative educational proposal focused on international business management and Spanish proficiency. Founded by experts in both the business and educational fields, our institution is characterized by its strong commitment to educational excellence and cultural immersion.

Our program gives students the opportunity to choose their destination in Spain after completing their first year in Madrid, facilitating deeper immersion in the diverse regional cultures of the country. Collaboration with the University of the Atlantic ensures globally recognized quality training.

Students can engage in real projects with companies, concluding their education with a high level of proficiency in Spanish and solid preparation to thrive in international professional environments. At BLC Spain, we value personal growth and provide an inclusive and supportive environment.

Discover more about our educational program and join our community at BLC Spain.

Our Mission

At AIL Barcelona, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional education and fostering an immersive learning experience for our students, encompassing the richness of the Spanish language and culture. Our mission is to stand as the forefront Spanish school in Barcelona, cultivating an environment that is both inviting and intellectually stimulating, nurturing personal development and linguistic proficiency. Our team works tirelessly to guide students towards fluency in Spanish, ensuring a deep understanding and appreciation for the intricacies of Spanish culture. We take great pride in providing a dynamic and individually tailored approach, catering to the unique needs of each student.

Our Vision

Our vision at AIL Barcelona is to establish ourselves as a global benchmark in the instruction of Spanish and the dissemination of Spanish culture. We strive for leadership in the realm of teaching Spanish as a foreign language, providing innovative and top-tier programs that cater to the diverse needs of our students.

Our objective is to be a hub of educational excellence, offering a dynamic and motivating atmosphere where students can comprehensively develop their linguistic and cultural skills. We are committed to ensuring that our students not only attain authentic fluency in Spanish but also acquire a profound understanding of Spanish culture, thereby unlocking academic and professional opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world.

We aspire to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive community, where students feel inspired, supported, and valued. Our emphasis is on creating a collaborative and enriching learning environment, facilitating interaction with highly qualified teachers and fellow students from around the globe, thereby enhancing both their educational and cultural experiences.

Aligned with our vision, we pledge to stay abreast of the latest educational methodologies and technologies, guaranteeing that our students have access to the most advanced and effective resources. We are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of Spanish language teaching, championing innovation and continuous improvement across all facets of our institution.

In summary, our vision at AIL Barcelona is to be a preeminent institution in the realm of Spanish education and the promotion of Spanish culture. We are committed to delivering high-quality programs, an enriching educational experience, and an inspiring learning environment for our students.

Our Values

At AIL Barcelona, we are anchored in a set of core values that serve as the bedrock of our educational philosophy and encapsulate the essence of our institution. These values define our identity and propel us to deliver quality education and a transformative experience for our students:

  1. Academic Excellence: We are dedicated to offering top-tier educational programs that adhere to the highest academic standards. Our relentless pursuit of excellence extends to Spanish language instruction and the promotion of Spanish culture.
  2. Student Commitment: Each student is esteemed as a unique individual, and our commitment is to provide a nurturing and personalized learning environment. We prioritize their well-being and academic success, endeavoring to equip them with the tools necessary to reach their aspirations.
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility: We recognize the positive impact we can make on society and the environment. AIL Barcelona is committed to being a socially responsible institution, implementing sustainable practices, and contributing to the development of our local community.
  4. Diversity and Inclusion: We hold in high regard and respect the diversity of our students, employees, and collaborators. Our institution actively fosters an inclusive environment where cultural, ethnic, gender, and thought differences are not just accepted but celebrated. We believe that diversity enriches our community and facilitates collective learning and growth.
  5. Innovation and Continuous Improvement: AIL Barcelona strives to lead in Spanish language education by embracing new educational methodologies and technologies. We maintain a commitment to constant improvement across all facets of our institution, ensuring our students receive an updated and relevant educational experience.

These values serve as our compass in every action and decision, underscoring our dedication to being an educational institution characterized by excellence, social responsibility, and a commitment to embracing and celebrating diversity.

Contact Us

Unlock the world of Spanish with just one click. Contact AIL Barcelona today to embark on your linguistic journey, opening doors to new opportunities and cultural experiences. Don't miss out, get in touch now and let's start speaking Spanish together!

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