Language course Spanish in Bogotá

International House Bogotá

The school owners jokingly call it 'El Palacio' because it is known as the building that five former Colombian presidents used to get dressed and prepared for their inauguration ceremony. 

IH Bogotá is located in a brand new building in the heart of the financial district, surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars for all budgets and walking distance to world-class shopping malls. The school is close to a number of Universities meaning it has a large student presence. It’s also close to “Rosales” and “Nogal”, some of the most traditional neighbourhoods in Bogotá. El Dorado International Airport is a 30-minute taxi ride away! As for its facilities, the newly renovated building has 4 storeys, 11 spacious classrooms, a student lounge with computers available for students, easy wheelchair access, parking facilities and WiFi throughout!

The school's facilities include:

  • 11 modern classrooms all with video beams, excellent sound devices and natural light
  • free wi-fi with high speed Internet access which students can use free of charge
  • student loung with computers
  • some classrooms with interactive boards

Intensive

The intensive course includes 20 lessons per week in a group with a maximum of 8 students. The course is available for all levels with a minimum duration of one week. If you already have some knowledge of Spanish, you can start every Monday. There are special starting dates for complete beginners (see below).

The lessons usually run from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM with a break of 20 minutes in between.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks 37 weeks 38 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 218 435 653 870 993 1192 1390 1589 1787 1986 2184 2383 2397 2582 2766 2950 3135 3319 3503 3688 3872 4056 4241 4198 4373 4548 4723 4898 5073 5248 5423 5598 5772 5947 6122 6297 6472 6647 6822 6997
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 388 776 1163 1551 1844 2213 2582 2950 3319 3688 4056 4425 4610 4964 5319 5673 6028 6382 6737 7091 7446 7800 8155 8283 8628 8973 9318 9663 10008 10353 10698 11043 11388 11734 12079 12424 12769 13114 13459 13804
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 445 889 1334 1778 2128 2553 2979 3404 3830 4255 4680 5106 5347 5758 6170 6581 6992 7403 7815 8226 8637 9048 9460 9644 10046 10448 10850 11251 11653 12055 12457 12859 13260 13662 14064 14466 14868 15270 15671 16073
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 473 988 1504 2019 2440 2936 3432 3929 4425 4922 5418 5914 6226 6708 7191 7673 8155 8637 9119 9602 10084 10566 11048 11303 11776 12249 12722 13194 13667 14140 14612 15085 15558 16031 16503 16976 17449 17922 18394 18867
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 615 1296 1976 2657 3243 3905 4567 5229 5891 6552 7214 7876 8354 9001 9649 10296 10944 11592 12239 12887 13535 14182 14830 15251 15889 16527 17165 17803 18442 19080 19718 20356 20994 21632 22271 22909 23547 24185 24823 25462
Starting dates:  

beginner : 14/01, 28/01, 11/02, 25/02, 11/03, 26/03*, 08/04, 22/04, 06/05, 20/05, 04/06*, 17/06, 02/07*, 15/07, 29/07, 12/08, 26/08, 09/09, 23/09, 07/10, 21/10, 05/11*, 18/11, 02/12, 16/12, 30/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€38, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €30 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €30 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 190 deposit by credit/debit card is required upon arrival for student apartments. Deposit is refundable provided there are no damages incurred during the stay

Transfer:  

€34

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer upon arrival for one person. Flights should arrive between 08.00 and 21.00. If a transfer is required out of these times the cost will be increased by 50%.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • free internet at school

Course material is not included in the price (approx. 40 USD to pay on site)
In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 07/01/2019, 25/03/2019, 18/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 20/07/2019, 07/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 14/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

Commercial Spanish

The language school offers a course for those who need to expand their knowledge of business Spanish. The purpose of this course is to improve Hispanic work-related activities, such as participating in meetings, negotiating and selling, making presentations, etc.. You will also expand and improve your business vocabulary and gain insight into the nature of the cultural differences that you may encounter while doing business in Colombia.

This course combines an intensive Spanish course of 20 lessons per week with 10 individual lessons that focus on business Spanish.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Commercial Spanish without accommodation 502 1003
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 672 1343
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 728 1456
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 757 1556
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 899 1863
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€38, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €30 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €30 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 190 deposit by credit/debit card is required upon arrival for student apartments. Deposit is refundable provided there are no damages incurred during the stay

Transfer:  

€34

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer upon arrival for one person. Flights should arrive between 08.00 and 21.00. If a transfer is required out of these times the cost will be increased by 50%.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • free internet at school

Course material is not included in the price (approx. 40 USD to pay on site)
In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 07/01/2019, 25/03/2019, 18/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 20/07/2019, 07/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 14/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

One-to-one

Instead of taking an intensive group course, you can also opt for private lessons. The content, times and starting dates may be determined after consultation. That way you create a customized course and may pay attention to the language skills you want to further improve. This course is available at all levels from beginners to very advanced and to students of all ages.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 568 1135 1702
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 738 1475 2213
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 795 1589 2383
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 823 1688 2553
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 965 1995 3026
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€38, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €30 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €30 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 190 deposit by credit/debit card is required upon arrival for student apartments. Deposit is refundable provided there are no damages incurred during the stay

Transfer:  

€34

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer upon arrival for one person. Flights should arrive between 08.00 and 21.00. If a transfer is required out of these times the cost will be increased by 50%.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • free internet at school

Course material is not included in the price (approx. 40 USD to pay on site)
In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 07/01/2019, 25/03/2019, 18/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 20/07/2019, 07/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 14/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

Host familiy

Staying with a host family is the ideal way to make the most of your stay in Bogotá. This way, you will really get to know the Colombian way of life, the local food and culture. Your stay is in a single room with breakfast or half board.

Executive host family

What could be more fun than experiencing a new culture? By staying with a host family, you will really get acquainted with the Colombian way of life. Your stay is in a single room with breakfast or half board. In an executive host family you will have a single room with a private bathroom. You can choose accommodation with breakfast or half board.

Studio

You can choose to stay in a studio apartment for exclusive use or for two people, if you are traveling together with someone. These studio-apartments are based on self-catering, so no meals are provided. They are located within 5-20 minutes walking distance from the school. Usually they include a bedroom, bathroom, living and dining room with equipped kitchenette, all utilities, Wi-Fi high-speed internet connection, a flat screen cable TV and a cleaning service twice a week.

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