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 2022

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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 247 494 740 987 1126 1351 1577 1802 2027 2252 2477 2702 2718 2928 3137 3346 3555 3764 3973 4182 4391 4600 4809 5018 5227 5436 5645 5855 6064 6273 6482 6691 6900 7109 7318 7527 7736 7945 8154 8363
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 451 901 1351 1802 2145 2574 3003 3431 3860 4289 4718 5147 5367 5779 6192 6605 7018 7431 7843 8256 8669 9082 9495 9907 10320 10733 11146 11558 11971 12384 12797 13210 13622 14035 14448 14861 15273 15686 16099 16512
Intensive with executive host family, single room , bed & breakfast 515 1030 1544 2059 2466 2960 3453 3946 4439 4932 5426 5919 6203 6680 7157 7634 8111 8589 9066 9543 10020 10497 10974 11451 11928 12405 12883 13360 13837 14314 14791 15268 15745 16222 16699 17177 17654 18131 18608 19085
Intensive with studio apartment, double room , no meals 537 1121 1705 2290 2767 3330 3892 4455 5018 5581 6144 6707 7061 7608 8154 8701 9248 9795 10342 10888 11435 11982 12529 13076 13622 14169 14716 15263 15810 16356 16903 17450 17997 18544 19090 19637 20184 20731 21278 21824
Intensive with studio apartment, single room , no meals 697 1469 2241 3013 3678 4429 5179 5930 6680 7431 8181 8932 9473 10208 10942 11676 12411 13145 13880 14614 15349 16083 16817 17552 18286 19021 19755 20490 21224 21958 22693 23427 24162 24896 25631 26365 27099 27834 28568 29303
Starting dates:  

beginner : 10/01, 24/01, 07/02, 21/02, 07/03, 21/03, 04/04, 18/04, 02/05, 16/05, 30/05, 13/06, 27/06, 11/07, 25/07, 08/08, 22/08, 05/09, 19/09, 03/10, 17/10, 07/11, 21/11, 05/12, 19/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€54, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €33 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €33 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 215 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 : EUR 38 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • free internet at school

In 2022 the school is closed on: 01/01/2022, 10/01/2022, 21/03/2022, 14/04/2022, 01/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 27/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 20/07/2022, 07/08/2022, 17/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/07/2022, 08/12/2022, 25/12/2022. 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 2022

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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 569 1137
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 772 1544
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room , bed & breakfast 837 1673
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room , no meals 858 1764
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1019 2113
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€54, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €33 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €33 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 215 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 : EUR 38 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • free internet at school

In 2022 the school is closed on: 01/01/2022, 10/01/2022, 21/03/2022, 14/04/2022, 01/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 27/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 20/07/2022, 07/08/2022, 17/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/07/2022, 08/12/2022, 25/12/2022. 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 2022

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 644 1287 1930
One-to-one with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 848 1695 2542
One-to-one with executive host family, single room , bed & breakfast 912 1823 2735
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room , no meals 933 1914 2895
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1094 2263 3431
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€54, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €33 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €33 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 215 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 : EUR 38 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • free internet at school

In 2022 the school is closed on: 01/01/2022, 10/01/2022, 21/03/2022, 14/04/2022, 01/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 27/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 20/07/2022, 07/08/2022, 17/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/07/2022, 08/12/2022, 25/12/2022. 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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