OUR STORY



We love art.
We love language.

We connect people
through art and language.

The Art of Language was founded in 2014 with the aim to improve intercultural understanding and communication by promoting art as a tool for language learning. Throughout the year, we organise English/Spanish courses and Art events where students learn and exchange languages while enjoying art together.

Learning Spanish or English is much easier and more fun when you´re reading or talking about something that inspires you. When you have just seen a beautiful film at the cinema or met someone with the exact same music taste as you, you stop caring about making grammar mistakes. You just want to talk!

Art encourages us to express ourselves, helps us to understand each other and inspires us to share thoughts and ideas. And that´s what learning a language should be about: about feeling comfortable and excited to share your ideas, experiences and stories - and connecting with those who speak your language. And don´t worry about grammar or pronunciation. We will help you with that!

Since 2014, we have been very grateful to have welcomed more than 700 students (designers, photographers, actors, doctors, art directors, teachers, students, actors, engineers, mothers, boyfriends, friends, colleagues…) from all over the world (England, Chile, Australia, South-Africa, Argentina, The United States, Holland, China, Ireland, Colombia, Italy, Turkey…) and we hope to continue doing so in the future!

 

ART EXHIBITIONS WE HAVE VISITED tOGETHER:

Xavier Miserachs | La Pedrera

Total Records. Vinilos y fotografía | Fotocolectania

Various artists - BlueProject | El Born

SPANGLISH NIGHTS WE WON´T FORGET:

Spanglish Nights | Christmas Dinner

A Night of Spanglish | Live Music Quiz

A Night of Spanglish | How Sweet!

SONGS WE KNOW THE LYRICS TO:

Spanish | Mediterraneo | Joan Manuel Serrat

English | Can’t Get Away From It | Sexto Rodriquez

English | War In The Mind | Lauren Hill

ARTISTS WE HAVE BEEN HONOURED TO MEET:

Ivana Flores | Urban Base Elements

Frank Plant | Victor Lope Art Gallery

Francisco de Pajaro | Urban Base Elements

SPANGLISH NIGHTS WE HAVE ORGANISED OUTDOORS:

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Spanglish Night | ¡Qué Malaje!

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Spanglish Night | Jump!

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Spanglish Night | ¡Qué Malaje!

MUSIC WE HAVE DANCED TO:

Rei | Barcelona Museum Night

Reye | Primavera Als Ravals

Meute | BAM Festival

FILMS WE HAVE WATCHED… (WITH(OUT) SUBTITLES):

Spanish | Relatos Salvajes | Cines Verdi

English | All films by Stanley Kubrick | CCCB

Spanglish | The Cameraman | Sala Montjuïc

PEOPLE WE ARE STILL FRIENDS WITH:

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From: A Night of Spanglish | Live Music Quiz

ART WE HAVE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE CITY:

Light Installation Art Works | Llum Festival

Art by Fredric Amat | BCN Open House 24HRS

Circus Performance | Barcelona Museum Night

PHOTOGRAPHERS WE HAVE LOVED:

George Brassaï | Fundación Mapfre

Saul Leiter | Foto Colectania

Antoni Bernad | Palau Robert

STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE INTERVIEWED:

 

OUR TEAM

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StephaNIE

TAOL | English teacher and dreamer
BA | History, Languages and Art
CELTA | English Language Teaching to Adults

People call me | Steph/Stevie
Art | kinetic art, films, music, dance
Cultural spot | Montjuïc in summer
City | Barcelona/London
Film | The Salt of The Earth
Musician
| Devendra Banhart
Artist | Dustin Yellin
I love | people, ideas, stories, dancing

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SANDRA

TAOL | Spanish teacher and world traveller
BA | Humanities
MA | Spanish & English Language Teaching

People call me | the teacher-student ;)
Art | music, films, painting
Cultural spot | The Gothic Quarter
City | Salamanca/Cáceres
Film | Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Musician
| Txarango
Artist | Gustav Klimt
I love | traveling, smiling, learning, growing

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KARLA

TAOL | Spanish teacher and creative/bandleader ¨Mamacita¨ orchestra
BA | Film and Literature; Photography and Combined Media, Music
MA | Spanish Language Teaching

People call me | Karla
Art | human nature
Cultural spot | London whenever, whereever
City | Venice
Film | Les Triplette de Belleville
Musician
| Björk, Alain Pérez
Artist | Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander McQueen
I love |life itself

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GEORGES

TAOL | English teacher and language learner
BA | Maths & Languages (Spanish & English)
TEFL | English Language Teaching To Adults

People call me | free of charge on evenings/weekends
Art | photography, music, 3D modelling
Cultural spot | Gracia. All of it.
City | Toulouse/Barcelona
Film | Lost in Translation
Musician
| Tom Waits
Artist | Ryan Church
I love | the golden hour in summer, finding new places to get lost

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SOFIA

TAOL | Art curator and PR lady
MA | Art & Economics

People call me | Sofia and ¨mama¨ sometimes!
Art | conceptual/installation art
Cultural spot | Enrique Granados/Aribau
Artist | Jaume Plensa
City | Santiago/New York
Film | Amelie
Musician
| Nina Simone
Artist | Björk
I love | having a glass of wine with friends!

 
 

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