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 2021

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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 200 399 598 798 910 1092 1274 1456 1638 1820 2002 2184 2197 2366 2535 2704 2873 3042 3211 3380 3549 3718 3887 3848 4009 4169 4329 4490 4650 4810 4971 5131 5291 5452 5612 5772 5933 6093 6253 6414
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 364 728 1092 1456 1734 2080 2427 2774 3120 3467 3814 4160 4338 4672 5005 5339 5673 6006 6340 6674 7007 7341 7675 7800 8125 8450 8775 9100 9425 9750 10075 10400 10725 11050 11375 11700 12025 12350 12675 13000
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 416 832 1248 1664 1994 2392 2791 3190 3588 3987 4386 4784 5014 5400 5785 6171 6557 6942 7328 7714 8099 8485 8871 9048 9425 9802 10179 10556 10933 11310 11687 12064 12441 12818 13195 13572 13949 14326 14703 15080
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 434 906 1378 1851 2236 2691 3146 3601 4056 4511 4966 5421 5707 6149 6591 7033 7475 7917 8359 8801 9243 9685 10127 10361 10795 11228 11661 12095 12528 12961 13395 13828 14261 14695 15128 15561 15995 16428 16861 17295
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 564 1188 1812 2436 2973 3580 4186 4793 5400 6006 6613 7220 7657 8251 8845 9438 10032 10626 11219 11813 12407 13000 13594 13980 14565 15150 15735 16320 16905 17490 18075 18660 19245 19830 20415 21000 21585 22170 22755 23340
Starting dates:  

beginner : 12/01, 25/01, 08/02, 23/02, 08/03, 23/03, 05/04, 19/04, 03/05, 18/05, 31/05, 15/06, 28/06, 12/07, 26/07, 09/08, 23/08, 06/09, 20/09, 04/10, 19/10, 02/11, 16/11, 29/11, 13/12, 27/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€44, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 174 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:   Transfer on arrival from Bogotá Airport: € 31
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. $ 50 / € 44 to pay on site)
In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 11/01/2021, 22/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 05/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 16/08/2021, 18/10/2021, 01/11/2021, 15/11/2021, 08/12/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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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 460 919
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 624 1248
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 676 1352
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 694 1426
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 824 1708
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€44, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 174 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:   Transfer on arrival from Bogotá Airport: € 31
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. $ 50 / € 44 to pay on site)
In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 11/01/2021, 22/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 05/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 16/08/2021, 18/10/2021, 01/11/2021, 15/11/2021, 08/12/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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 520 1040 1560
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 685 1370 2054
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 737 1474 2210
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 754 1547 2340
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 884 1829 2774
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€44, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 174 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:   Transfer on arrival from Bogotá Airport: € 31
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. $ 50 / € 44 to pay on site)
In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 11/01/2021, 22/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 05/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 16/08/2021, 18/10/2021, 01/11/2021, 15/11/2021, 08/12/2021, 25/12/2021. 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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