FreeDa Language School

Who we are

We are professionals committed to teaching to the absolute highest standards. 

How do we do it? Well, it’s not just book work. We supplement the learning process with numerous themed events and activities. We don’t settle for boring school lessons. We’re about learning with pleasure, seeing quality results, and inciting passion for languages. Come test out a trial class for free and see what we’re all about!

Find us here

You can find us in the Poble Sec neighbourhood, at Cabanes 40.The school is situated near the Apollo Theater and many other points of interest such as Montjuic, Las Arenas, etc. We also have a school in El Born, at Flassaders, 7. This is just off Carrer Princesa and is near Parc de la Ciutadella.

The schools are within walking distance from Paral.lel and Jaume I metro stations as well as having a plethora of bus routes nearby. Nevertheless, many of our students choose to take advantage of the incredible Barcelona weather and use bicycles to get to school.

Our mission

We make it our business to bring out the best in every student and help them to reach their fullest potential in studying the language and gaining confidence in personal and professional life.

Our vision

We strive to grow everyday towards becoming a global space, where people not only learn a new language, but also exchange cultures, make new friends and celebrate diversity, while having the irreplaceable experience of living abroad.

FreeDa Team

In fact, we are a language dream-team in Barcelona!

The FreeDa Language Space team carefully monitors the educational processes and guides our students accordingly, providing for a highly efficient learning experience. We are committed to the students!

All of our teachers are native speakers with linguistic and pedagogical backgrounds. Furthermore, they are regularly improving their skills through specialized training. We are committed to excellence!

Our administrative team ensures that information and support is provided to every student on their journey with us. We are here to help students every step of the way. We is committed to providing exceptional customer service!

Olga Zakharova y Olga Gavriliuk

Olga Zakharova y Olga Gavriliuk

Directors

Paolo Cifali

Paolo Cifali

Marketing Executive

Nikolai Pchelin

Nikolai Pchelin

Manager

Shane Broderick

Shane Broderick

Manager

Egor Petukhov

Egor Petukhov

Manager

Ricardo Rey Rodriguez

Ricardo Rey Rodriguez

Director of Studies / Spanish teacher

Our most experienced teacher Ricardo is from León, one of the cities with the most Roman influence in Spain. He is our Head of Studies. He has traveled extensively and speaks Spanish, English, German and a little Russian. His first class was in Granada in 2001 and since then he has not stopped teaching. If we talk about the experience we talk about Ricardo. You won’t be able to leave his classroom without homework. Grammar is of utmost importance for him, but he always feels the spirit of the class and he knows perfectly how to adapt to it. When asked how he prepares his classes his response is the following: “Classes are like a puzzle and everything is interconnected.” For him, teaching is a mixture of organization, creativity, and a sense of humor.

Helena Ortiz

Helena Ortiz

Academic coordinator / Spanish teacher

Helena is one of our most experienced teachers and she’s been with us the longest. She is our Academic Coordinator and teaching ELE is definitely her cup of tea. What we like about her the most is that she is flexible and fun to learn Spanish with. She is aware of students’ needs and knows exactly what approach to use to help them reach their maximum potential, furthermore her classes are extremely personalized. She has almost 20 years of experience passionately teaching Spanish, and that adds to the fact that she is a very open and positive person.

Meritxell Pedro Casulla

Meritxell Pedro Casulla

Events coordinator / Spanish teacher

She is one of our most polyglot teachers: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Japanese and a little bit of Italian and Portuguese. Therefore, she knows very well what it is like to study languages and be able to start accumulating knowledge from the very first lesson. She believes that Spanish is a communication tool and a very beautiful language that represents many different cultures and opens many doors. Her love for languages and other cultures along with a strong desire to help people resulted in her work choice. Txell has been working in FreeDa for 3 years and has also worked in various schools before. Being very organized she plans her classes in a very detailed manner. Her resourcefulness is key to entertaining and engaging classes since she knows how to make use of all the materials she has at her disposal and turns chores into adventures. Talking of adventures, Txell is also Events Coordinator of the school.

Mario Santarén Villafrela

Mario Santarén Villafrela

Spanish teacher

This is Mario, our teacher from Seville. Mario loves to travel, and that led him to give his first Spanish class in the Philippines, since then he is certain that this is what he loves doing. He speaks English, although he does not like to use in the classroom, he believes it is more practical to create the cognitive concepts in Spanish right away, so his students learn faster. Mario is quite rigid in following his course program, but he also knows how important it is to leave time for students’ questions and doubts. He is a very outgoing teacher and enjoys sharing experiences in class, so the conversation will be another thing that you will practice a lot with him.

Lara María Fuentes Martinez

Lara María Fuentes Martinez

Spanish teacher

Lara came to work with us from Madrid, to be precise from a neighboring town in the mountains, where she is from. Lara has been teaching languages for more than 10 years, living in Granada, Amsterdam, and Bristol and her level of English is something impressive. Lara has obtained a degree in Education Studies in England and has been teaching Spanish since 2013. So she knows exactly how to organize her classes: interaction and humor are the core of her teaching method. Her classes are structured in a way students practice all the language aspects in a dynamic and creative environment. Don’t be scared to make a mistake while with Lara, she believes it is an important part of a learning process. She is a very happy and kind person, who knows how to make the most of every moment in class, so you can’t help but learn new things with her all the time.

Iván Capilla Bertos

Iván Capilla Bertos

Spanish teacher

Ivan is Andalusian, from Granada. He speaks Catalan, English and Spanish. He has been working with us a bit more than a year, but he has already become one of our most creative and innovative teachers. He is very dynamic and you will feel at ease with him in no time. He will make you speak Spanish the second you meet because for him there is no valid excuse not to speak it. Another thing we like about Ivan is that he knows how to adapt immediately, he knows exactly what the group needs, and points out what should be revised by each and every student. That’s why he will help you to maximize your learning capabilities. He is a very energetic and empathetic person, and that is why he is an exceptional teacher who will help you not only to learn Spanish but to enjoy the process to its fullest.

Félix Abreu Delgado

Félix Abreu Delgado

Spanish teacher

Felix is ​​from the Canary Islands, from Tenerife. That means that his Spanish includes all the different characteristics of speaking. In fact, he tells us that for him real Spanish is in Latin America. He is passionate about literature, music, and cinema and you will notice it in his classes. He follows the communicative approach and he encourages laughter in class. It is crucial for him that you enjoy the learning process, and therefore he prepares dynamic and fun classes. He has been teaching Spanish for over 2 years since he finished the Master of ELE, so he is up-to-date on news in language teaching. Apart from teaching in school, his experience includes giving classes in NGOs. He always has a plan A, B, and C depending on the mood and needs of his students.

Anastasia Zarutskaya

Anastasia Zarutskaya

Spanish and Russian teacher

She is one of our most polyglot teachers: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Japanese and a little bit of Italian and Portuguese. Therefore, she knows very well what it is like to study languages and be able to start accumulating knowledge from the very first lesson. She believes that Spanish is a communication tool and a very beautiful language that represents many different cultures and opens many doors. Her love for languages and other cultures along with a strong desire to help people resulted in her work choice. Txell has been working in FreeDa for 3 years and has also worked in various schools before. Being very organized she plans her classes in a very detailed manner. Her resourcefulness is key to entertaining and engaging classes since she knows how to make use of all the materials she has at her disposal and turns chores into adventures. Talking of adventures, Txell is also Events Coordinator of the school.

Imane Khider

Imane Khider

Agente de Argelia y Marruecos

Olesya Shtakh

Olesya Shtakh

Agente de China y Rusia

Our methodology

To ensure that the training procedure is as effective as possible, classes are held in small groups or individually. This makes it possible to closely monitor each student, identify problems and solve them immediately.

Furthermore, we host a large number of activities, such as language exchange meet-ups, parties, games and day trips.

This is how we make the learning process interactive and efficient at the same time!

Our courses

Our school is specialized in Spanish, Catalan, English and French languages.

We offer an extensive range of training programs to ensure that you will find the one that fits your needs! 

FreeDa assists with the process of obtaining a student visa and supports students at all stages of the preparation for the visa application process, as well as during the learning process (obviously!).