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 2020

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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 207 413 619 825 942 1130 1318 1507 1695 1883 2072 2260 2273 2448 2623 2798 2973 3147 3322 3497 3672 3847 4022 3981 4147 4313 4479 4645 4810 4976 5142 5308 5474 5640 5806 5972 6137 6303 6469 6635
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 377 754 1130 1507 1794 2152 2511 2869 3228 3587 3945 4304 4488 4833 5178 5523 5868 6214 6559 6904 7249 7594 7939 8069 8406 8742 9078 9414 9750 10087 10423 10759 11095 11432 11768 12104 12440 12776 13113 13449
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 431 861 1292 1722 2063 2475 2887 3300 3712 4125 4537 4949 5187 5586 5985 6384 6783 7182 7581 7980 8379 8778 9177 9360 9750 10140 10530 10920 11310 11700 12090 12480 12870 13260 13650 14040 14430 14820 15210 15600
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 449 937 1426 1915 2314 2784 3255 3726 4196 4667 5138 5608 5904 6362 6819 7276 7733 8190 8648 9105 9562 10019 10477 10719 11167 11615 12064 12512 12960 13408 13857 14305 14753 15202 15650 16098 16546 16995 17443 17891
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 583 1229 1874 2520 3076 3703 4331 4958 5586 6214 6841 7469 7922 8536 9150 9764 10378 10992 11606 12220 12835 13449 14063 14462 15067 15672 16277 16883 17488 18093 18698 19303 19908 20514 21119 21724 22329 22934 23539 24145
Starting dates:  

beginner : 13/01, 27/01, 10/02, 24/02, 09/03, 24/03, 06/04, 20/04, 04/05, 18/05, 01/06, 16/06, 30/06, 13/07, 27/07, 10/08, 24/08, 07/09, 21/09, 05/10, 19/10, 03/11, 17/11, 30/11, 14/12, 28/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€45, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €28 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €28 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 180 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:  

€33

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. € 45 to pay on site)
In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 06/01/2020, 23/03/2020, 09/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020, 20/07/2020, 07/08/2020, 17/08/2020, 12/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 08/12/2020, 25/12/2020. 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 2020

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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 476 951
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 646 1292
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 700 1399
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 718 1475
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 852 1767
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€45, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €28 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €28 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 180 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:  

€33

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. € 45 to pay on site)
In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 06/01/2020, 23/03/2020, 09/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020, 20/07/2020, 07/08/2020, 17/08/2020, 12/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 08/12/2020, 25/12/2020. 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 2020

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 538 1076 1614
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 709 1417 2125
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 763 1525 2287
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 780 1601 2421
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 915 1892 2869
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€45, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €28 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €28 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A € 180 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:  

€33

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. € 45 to pay on site)
In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 06/01/2020, 23/03/2020, 09/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020, 20/07/2020, 07/08/2020, 17/08/2020, 12/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 08/12/2020, 25/12/2020. 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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