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 just moved since September 2018 in a brand new building in the heart of the financial district. The new location is located in the heart of Bogotá's 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 year .

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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 198 395 592 789 897 1076 1256 1435 1614 1794 1973 2152 2215 2385 2556 2726 2896 3067 3237 3407 3578 3748 3918 3874 4035 4196 4358 4519 4680 4842 5003 5165 5326 5487 5649 5810 5972 6133 6294 6456
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 350 700 1049 1399 1659 1991 2323 2654 2986 3318 3649 3981 4196 4519 4842 5165 5487 5810 6133 6456 6778 7101 7424 7532 7845 8159 8473 8787 9100 9414 9728 10042 10356 10669 10983 11297 11611 11925 12238 12552
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 710 1041 1239 1459 1752 2045 2338 2630 2923 3216 3509 3684 3969 4252 4536 4819 5104 5387 5671 5954 6239 6522 6591 6865 7141 7415 7690 7965 8240 8514 8789 9064 9339 9613 9889 10163 10438 10712 10988
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 942 1372 1569 1874 2251 2627 3004 3380 3757 4134 4510 4770 5138 5505 5873 6240 6608 6976 7343 7711 8078 8446 8598 8957 9316 9674 10033 10392 10750 11109 11467 11826 12185 12543 12902 13260 13619 13978 14336
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 395 789 1184 1578 1883 2260 2636 3013 3389 3766 4143 4519 4779 5147 5514 5882 6249 6617 6985 7352 7720 8087 8455 8607 8966 9325 9683 10042 10400 10759 11118 11476 11835 12194 12552 12911 13269 13628 13987 14345
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 15/01, 29/01, 12/02, 26/02, 12/03, 26/03, 09/04, 23/04, 07/05, 21/05, 05/06, 18/06, 03/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 27/08/015, 10/09, 24/09, 08/10, 22/10, 06/11, 19/11, 03/12, 17/12, 31/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €19 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:  

€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

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 08/01/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 20/07/2018, 07/08/2018, 20/08/2018, 15/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 368 736 1103 1471 1749 2098 2448 2798 3147 3497 3847 4196 4371 4707 5044 5380 5716 6052 6388 6725 7061 7397 7733 7854 8182 8509 8836 9163 9490 9818 10145 10472 10799 11127 11454 11781 12108 12436 12763 13090
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 422 843 1265 1686 2018 2421 2825 3228 3632 4035 4438 4842 5070 5460 5850 6240 6630 7020 7410 7800 8190 8580 8970 9145 9526 9907 10288 10669 11050 11432 11813 12194 12575 12956 13337 13718 14099 14480 14861 15242
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 : 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:  

€36, 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. 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 year .

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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 467 933
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 619 1238
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 664 1327
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 692 1248
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 857 1480
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €19 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:  

€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

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 08/01/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 20/07/2018, 07/08/2018, 20/08/2018, 15/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

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 476 951
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 637 1274
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 691 1381
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 718 1475
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 852 1767
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, 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. 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 year .

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 691 1381 2072
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 736 1471 2206
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1391 2063
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1623 2394
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €19 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:  

€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

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 08/01/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 20/07/2018, 07/08/2018, 20/08/2018, 15/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

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 700 1399 2098
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 754 1507 2260
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:  

€36, 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. 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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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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