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 188 376 563 751 853 1023 1194 1364 1535 1705 1876 2046 2106 2268 2430 2592 2754 2916 3078 3240 3402 3564 3726 3683 3837 3990 4143 4297 4450 4604 4757 4911 5064 5218 5371 5524 5678 5831 5985 6138
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 333 665 998 1330 1578 1893 2208 2524 2839 3155 3470 3785 3990 4297 4604 4911 5218 5524 5831 6138 6445 6752 7059 7161 7460 7758 8056 8355 8653 8951 9250 9548 9846 10145 10443 10741 11040 11338 11637 11935
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 675 990 1178 1387 1666 1944 2223 2501 2780 3057 3336 3503 3773 4043 4313 4582 4853 5122 5392 5662 5932 6201 6267 6528 6789 7050 7312 7573 7835 8095 8357 8618 8880 9141 9402 9663 9925 10186 10447
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 896 1305 1492 1782 2140 2498 2856 3214 3572 3930 4288 4536 4885 5235 5584 5934 6283 6633 6982 7332 7681 8031 8176 8517 8858 9199 9540 9880 10221 10562 10903 11244 11585 11926 12267 12608 12949 13290 13631
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 376 751 1126 1501 1791 2149 2507 2865 3223 3581 3939 4297 4544 4894 5243 5593 5942 6292 6641 6991 7340 7690 8039 8184 8525 8866 9207 9548 9889 10230 10571 10912 11253 11594 11935 12276 12617 12958 13299 13640
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:  

€35, 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:  

€31

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 444 887
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 589 1177
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 631 1262
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 658 1186
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 815 1407
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, 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:  

€31

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 512 1023 1535
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 657 1313 1970
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 700 1399 2098
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1323 1962
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1543 2277
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, 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:  

€31

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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