Language course Spanish in Bogotá

International House Bogotá

The school is housed in a beautiful old building in the heart of the historic district of La Candelaria. The building dates from the early 19th century and has been lovingly preserved. It still has many original features including beautiful tiled and wooden floors, ornately carved wooden high ceilings and two spacious interior courtyards that flood the building with natural light.
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. 

The school is housed in a beautiful old building in the heart of the historic district of La Candelaria. The building dates from the early 19th century and has been lovingly preserved. It still has many original features including beautiful tiled and wooden floors, ornately carved wooden high ceilings and two spacious interior courtyards that flood the building with natural light.

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. 

The school's facilities include:

11 spacious classrooms all with natural light
A computer room with high speed Internet access which students can use free of charge before or after class
Multimedia facilities, which include video beams and computers which allow teachers to use the latest, interactive class materials. Some classrooms have interactive boards.
An auditorium with space for up to 30 people
Two lovely courtyards, where teachers and students can relax and enjoy each other's company
Wi-fi

11 spacious classrooms all with natural light

A computer room with high speed Internet access which students can use free of charge before or after class

Multimedia facilities, which include video beams and computers which allow teachers to use the latest, interactive class materials. Some classrooms have interactive boards.

An auditorium with space for up to 30 people

Two lovely courtyards, where teachers and students can relax and enjoy each other's company

Wi-fi

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.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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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 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks 24 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 191 382 572 763 1040 1387 2080 2635 3294 3744
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 646 969 1038 1580 1936 2904 3732 4666 5390
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 841 1261 1240 1976 2340 3510 4542 5677 6604
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 338 676 1014 1352 1924 2566 3848 4992 6240 7280
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 382 763 1144 1526 2184 2912 4368 5686 7107 8320
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 16/01, 30/01, 13/02, 27/02, 13/03, 27/03, 10/04, 24/04, 08/05, 22/05, 05/06, 20/06, 04/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 28/08/015, 11/09, 25/09, 09/10, 23/10, 07/11, 20/11, 04/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €14 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Double studios can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€32

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

In 2017 the school is closed on:09/01/2017, 20/03/2017, 13/04/2017, 14/03/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 19/06/2017, 26/06/2017, 03/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 16/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 08/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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.

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 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 451 902
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 598 1196
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1166
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1361
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 642 1283
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €14 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Double studios can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€32

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

In 2017 the school is closed on:09/01/2017, 20/03/2017, 13/04/2017, 14/03/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 19/06/2017, 26/06/2017, 03/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 16/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 08/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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.

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.

Duo course

The duo course offers tuition for two students who want to study together. Together you have lessons from one teacher. The content is tailored to your level of knowledge, interest and / or professional field. A duo course can only be booked by two people who travel together and have the same knowledge of Spanish.

JobTravel

This program combines an intensive Spanish course of 20 lessons per week with 3 or 4 hours of volunteer work with children or the elderly.
The language school works with various organizations amongst others: Fundación Social por Bogotá, Fundación Casa Linda Hogar, Hogar Abuelitos Sol y Luna and Hogar Amor y Vida.
Activities may include:
With children and adolescents:
Teaching English
Playing table games
Leading recreational activities
With the elderly:
Accompanying and assisting residents with daily activities
Playing table games
Going to the park, etc
Reading to the residents
You need to have a minimum level of intermediate Spanish and the minimum duration is 4 weeks.

This program combines an intensive Spanish course of 20 lessons per week with 3 or 4 hours of volunteer work with children or the elderly.

The language school works with various organizations amongst others: Fundación Social por Bogotá, Fundación Casa Linda Hogar, Hogar Abuelitos Sol y Luna and Hogar Amor y Vida.

Activities may include:

With children and adolescents:

Teaching English

Playing table games

Leading recreational activities

With the elderly:

Accompanying and assisting residents with daily activities

Playing table games

Going to the park, etc

Reading to the residents

You need to have a minimum level of intermediate Spanish and the minimum duration is 4 weeks.

Host familiy

Staying with a host family is the ideal way to make the most of your stay in Bogotá. In 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

If you go for 2 weeks or more, then you can choose to stay in a studio. The studio apartments are located at about 7 minutes walking distance from the school and are available for one person or for two people traveling together.
The studio apartment has a small kitchen and private bathroom. There is wifi and cable TV. Bed linen and towels are provided and the studio is cleaned once a week. There is no washing machine but there are several local launderettes within walking distance of the studios.

If you go for 2 weeks or more, then you can choose to stay in a studio. The studio apartments are located at about 7 minutes walking distance from the school and are available for one person or for two people traveling together.

The studio apartment has a small kitchen and private bathroom. There is wifi and cable TV. Bed linen and towels are provided and the studio is cleaned once a week. There is no washing machine but there are several local launderettes within walking distance of the studios.

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Located in the centre of Columbia at an altitude of about 2,600 meters, Bogotá has an almost perfect climate with average temperatures ranging between 9 and 23 degrees Celsius. The city lies on a plateau surrounded by mountains; Sabana de Bogotá. The city's name comes from Bacatá, a residence of the Muisca Indians. The city has a population of approximately eight million and is divided into several districts, including the historic center, "La Candelaria", the business district and various modern and affluent suburbs. It's pretty easy to get around in the city, thanks to the city 's innovative TransMilenio, a closed network of bus lanes, similar to a metro, only then above ground.

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