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 2018

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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 199 398 597 796 905 1086 1267 1447 1628 1809 1990 2171 2234 2406 2578 2750 2922 3093 3265 3437 3609 3781 3952 3907 4070 4233 4396 4558 4721 4884 5047 5210 5372 5535 5698 5861 6023 6186 6349 6512
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 353 706 1059 1411 1674 2008 2343 2677 3012 3347 3681 4016 4233 4558 4884 5210 5535 5861 6186 6512 6837 7163 7488 7597 7914 8230 8547 8863 9180 9496 9813 10129 10446 10762 11079 11395 11712 12028 12345 12661
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 716 1050 1249 1472 1768 2062 2358 2653 2949 3243 3539 3716 4003 4289 4576 4861 5148 5434 5720 6006 6293 6579 6648 6925 7203 7479 7757 8034 8311 8588 8866 9143 9420 9697 9975 10251 10529 10806 11083
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 950 1384 1583 1891 2270 2650 3030 3410 3790 4170 4549 4812 5182 5553 5924 6295 6666 7036 7407 7778 8149 8519 8673 9035 9397 9758 10120 10482 10844 11205 11567 11929 12291 12652 13014 13376 13738 14099 14461
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 398 796 1194 1592 1900 2279 2659 3039 3419 3799 4179 4558 4821 5191 5562 5933 6304 6675 7045 7416 7787 8158 8528 8682 9044 9406 9767 10129 10491 10853 11214 11576 11938 12300 12661 13023 13385 13747 14108 14470
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:  

€37, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €20 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €15 per week
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.

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 2018

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 471 941
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 624 1248
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 670 1339
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 698 1258
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 864 1493
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€37, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €20 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €15 per week
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.

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.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

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 543 1086 1628
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 697 1393 2090
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 742 1484 2225
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1403 2081
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1637 2415
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 : €20 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €15 per week
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.

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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