The Languages4Life story

The best small school in Barcelona!

How did Languages4Life start?

Languages4Life was launched in 2011 by John MacPeek, a language enthusiast from New York, who found his home in Barcelona. John is a true polyglot and speaks 6 languages fluently (English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, German, French) and is currently studying Greek. He believes learning languages is a life-long passion, hence the name Languages4Life!

His vision was to create a small, high-quality, hi-tech school in Barcelona city centre, combining elements of iconic Barcelona modernism and modern technology, to create a truly unique school. The philosophy from day one has been small groups, personalised approach and excellent customer service, which has made Languages4Life a great success so far!

In 2012 Richard Davie joined John and launched TEFL Iberia, to offer English teacher training courses in Barcelona. His vision resonated exactly with John’s and now TEFL Iberia and the English teacher training department form a key part of Languages4Life.

In 2015 another milestone was reached at the school, with the addition of Maria Blanco and ELE Barcelona, offering Spanish teacher training courses. Her mission was to bring passion and creativity to Spanish teacher training, offering small groups, excellent training and lots of teaching practice.

All three companies now form part of the Languages4Life group and we are proud to offer the full spectrum of languages services in Barcelona – language lessons and teacher training – while maintaining their original principles of small groups, excellent customer service and high-quality teaching.

Why study at Languages4Life?

We say we’re the we’re the best, but don’t take our word for it! Please check out our reviews online and our social media pages to get a feel for the school. Studying at Languages4Life, you’ll definitely benefit from:

  • Small, productive groups (maximum 8, not 12)
  • Fun, engaging communicative classes
  • Our professional, international, bilingual staff team
  • Excellent location in the heart of Barcelona’s elegant Eixample district
  • Beautiful Modernist building with light and airy classrooms, well-equipped library and mosaic floors

We understand that learning a language is a challenge so we want to make the experience as smooth as possible for you – that’s why we work in small groups so you won’t feel put on the spot to speak, and other homely touches such as free tea, fruit and biscuits for all our students!


Take a look at our Instagram feed to find out more about the school, as and when it happens. Here are some recent highlights from life at Languages4Life.

Back to school! If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your Spanish, get in touch for a free level test! #spanishclass #thosetilesthough


Languages4Life & TEFL Iberia
Calle Valencia 275, 3rd floor
08009 Barcelona, Spain

09.00 - 21.00, Monday to Friday

(+34) 934 875 116

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Spanish, English and Catalan courses in Barcelona

Calle Valencia 275, 3º
Barcelona, 08009