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 212 424 636 847 967 1160 1353 1547 1740 1933 2127 2320 2334 2513 2693 2872 3051 3231 3410 3590 3769 3949 4128 4087 4257 4427 4598 4768 4938 5108 5279 5449 5619 5790 5960 6130 6300 6471 6641 6811
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 378 755 1133 1510 1795 2154 2513 2872 3231 3590 3949 4308 4487 4832 5177 5523 5868 6213 6558 6903 7248 7593 7939 8063 8399 8735 9071 9407 9742 10078 10414 10750 11086 11422 11758 12094 12430 12766 13102 13438
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 433 866 1298 1731 2071 2485 2900 3314 3728 4142 4556 4970 5205 5605 6006 6406 6807 7207 7607 8008 8408 8808 9209 9388 9779 10170 10562 10953 11344 11735 12126 12517 12908 13300 13691 14082 14473 14864 15255 15647
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 461 962 1464 1965 2375 2858 3341 3825 4308 4791 5274 5757 6061 6530 7000 7469 7939 8408 8877 9347 9816 10285 10755 11003 11463 11924 12384 12844 13304 13764 14225 14685 15145 15605 16065 16525 16986 17446 17906 18366
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 599 1261 1924 2587 3157 3802 4446 5090 5734 6379 7023 7667 8132 8762 9393 10023 10654 11284 11914 12545 13175 13806 14436 14846 15467 16088 16710 17331 17952 18573 19194 19816 20437 21058 21679 22301 22922 23543 24164 24786
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:  

€37, 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 € 185 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. 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 488 976
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 654 1307
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 709 1418
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 737 1514
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 875 1814
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€37, 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 € 185 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. 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 553 1105 1657
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 718 1436 2154
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 774 1547 2320
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 801 1643 2485
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 939 1942 2946
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€37, 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 € 185 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. 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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