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 203 406 609 811 926 1111 1296 1481 1666 1851 2036 2222 2235 2407 2578 2750 2922 3094 3266 3438 3610 3782 3953 3914 4077 4240 4403 4566 4729 4892 5055 5218 5381 5544 5707 5870 6033 6196 6359 6523
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 371 741 1111 1481 1763 2116 2468 2821 3173 3526 3878 4231 4412 4751 5090 5430 5769 6108 6448 6787 7126 7466 7805 7933 8263 8594 8924 9255 9585 9916 10246 10577 10907 11238 11568 11899 12229 12560 12890 13221
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 424 847 1270 1693 2028 2433 2838 3244 3649 4055 4460 4866 5099 5491 5884 6276 6668 7060 7452 7845 8237 8629 9021 9202 9585 9969 10352 10735 11119 11502 11886 12269 12652 13036 13419 13803 14186 14569 14953 15336
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 441 922 1402 1882 2274 2737 3200 3663 4125 4588 5051 5513 5804 6254 6703 7153 7602 8052 8501 8951 9400 9850 10299 10537 10978 11418 11859 12300 12740 13181 13622 14063 14503 14944 15385 15825 16266 16707 17147 17588
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 573 1208 1843 2477 3024 3640 4257 4874 5491 6108 6725 7342 7787 8391 8995 9598 10202 10806 11410 12013 12617 13221 13825 14217 14812 15407 16002 16596 17191 17786 18381 18976 19571 20166 20761 21356 21951 22546 23140 23735
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:  

€45, 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 $ 200 / € 177 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 / € 45 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 468 935
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 635 1270
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 688 1375
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 706 1450
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 838 1737
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€45, 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 $ 200 / € 177 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 / € 45 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 529 1058 1587
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 697 1393 2089
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 750 1499 2248
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 767 1574 2380
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 899 1860 2821
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€45, 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 $ 200 / € 177 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 / € 45 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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