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 2021

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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 198 396 594 791 903 1083 1264 1444 1625 1805 1986 2166 2179 2347 2515 2682 2850 3017 3185 3353 3520 3688 3855 3817 3976 4135 4294 4453 4612 4771 4930 5089 5248 5407 5566 5725 5884 6043 6202 6361
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 361 722 1083 1444 1720 2063 2407 2751 3095 3439 3782 4126 4302 4633 4964 5295 5626 5957 6288 6619 6950 7280 7611 7736 8058 8381 8703 9025 9348 9670 9992 10315 10637 10959 11281 11604 11926 12248 12571 12893
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 413 826 1238 1651 1977 2373 2768 3163 3559 3954 4350 4745 4973 5355 5738 6120 6503 6885 7268 7650 8033 8415 8798 8974 9348 9721 10095 10469 10843 11217 11591 11965 12339 12713 13086 13460 13834 14208 14582 14956
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 430 899 1367 1836 2218 2669 3120 3572 4023 4474 4925 5377 5660 6099 6537 6975 7414 7852 8290 8729 9167 9605 10044 10276 10706 11135 11565 11995 12425 12854 13284 13714 14144 14573 15003 15433 15863 16292 16722 17152
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 559 1178 1797 2416 2949 3550 4152 4754 5355 5957 6559 7160 7594 8183 8772 9360 9949 10538 11127 11716 12304 12893 13482 13864 14444 15025 15605 16185 16765 17345 17925 18506 19086 19666 20246 20826 21406 21987 22567 23147
Starting dates:  

beginner : 12/01, 25/01, 08/02, 23/02, 08/03, 23/03, 05/04, 19/04, 03/05, 18/05, 31/05, 15/06, 28/06, 12/07, 26/07, 09/08, 23/08, 06/09, 20/09, 04/10, 19/10, 02/11, 16/11, 29/11, 13/12, 27/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€43, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 172 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:   Transfer on arrival from Bogotá Airport: € 31
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. $ 50 / € 43 to pay on site)
In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 11/01/2021, 22/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 05/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 16/08/2021, 18/10/2021, 01/11/2021, 15/11/2021, 08/12/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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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 456 912
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 619 1238
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 671 1341
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 688 1414
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 817 1694
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€43, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 172 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:   Transfer on arrival from Bogotá Airport: € 31
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. $ 50 / € 43 to pay on site)
In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 11/01/2021, 22/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 05/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 16/08/2021, 18/10/2021, 01/11/2021, 15/11/2021, 08/12/2021, 25/12/2021. 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 2021

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 516 1032 1548
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 680 1359 2038
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 731 1462 2192
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 748 1535 2321
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 877 1814 2751
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€43, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €26 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 172 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:   Transfer on arrival from Bogotá Airport: € 31
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. $ 50 / € 43 to pay on site)
In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 11/01/2021, 22/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 05/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 16/08/2021, 18/10/2021, 01/11/2021, 15/11/2021, 08/12/2021, 25/12/2021. 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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