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 214 428 641 855 975 1170 1365 1560 1755 1950 2145 2340 2354 2535 2717 2898 3079 3260 3441 3622 3803 3984 4165 4123 4295 4467 4639 4810 4982 5154 5326 5498 5669 5841 6013 6185 6357 6528 6700 6872
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 381 762 1143 1523 1811 2173 2535 2898 3260 3622 3984 4346 4527 4875 5224 5572 5920 6268 6617 6965 7313 7661 8009 8135 8474 8813 9152 9490 9829 10168 10507 10846 11185 11524 11863 12202 12541 12880 13219 13558
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 437 873 1310 1746 2090 2508 2925 3343 3761 4179 4597 5015 5252 5655 6059 6463 6867 7271 7675 8079 8483 8887 9291 9472 9867 10261 10656 11050 11445 11840 12234 12629 13024 13418 13813 14208 14602 14997 15392 15786
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 465 971 1477 1983 2396 2884 3371 3859 4346 4834 5321 5809 6115 6589 7062 7536 8009 8483 8957 9430 9904 10377 10851 11102 11566 12030 12494 12959 13423 13887 14352 14816 15280 15744 16209 16673 17137 17602 18066 18530
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 604 1273 1941 2610 3185 3835 4485 5135 5785 6435 7085 7735 8204 8840 9477 10113 10749 11385 12021 12657 13293 13929 14565 14978 15605 16232 16859 17485 18112 18739 19366 19993 20619 21246 21873 22500 23127 23753 24380 25007
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 : €29 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €29 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 186 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 493 985
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 660 1319
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 715 1430
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 743 1528
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 883 1830
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 : €29 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €29 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 186 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 558 1115 1672
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 725 1449 2173
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 780 1560 2340
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 808 1658 2508
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 948 1960 2972
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 : €29 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €29 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 186 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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