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 187 373 559 745 846 1015 1184 1353 1522 1692 1861 2030 2089 2250 2410 2571 2732 2892 3053 3214 3374 3535 3695 3653 3805 3958 4110 4262 4414 4566 4719 4871 5023 5175 5327 5480 5632 5784 5936 6088
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 330 660 990 1320 1565 1878 2190 2503 2816 3129 3442 3755 3958 4262 4566 4871 5175 5480 5784 6088 6393 6697 7001 7103 7399 7695 7991 8287 8583 8879 9174 9470 9766 10062 10358 10654 10950 11246 11542 11838
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 669 982 1168 1376 1653 1928 2205 2480 2757 3033 3309 3475 3743 4010 4278 4545 4813 5080 5348 5616 5884 6151 6216 6475 6734 6993 7253 7511 7771 8030 8289 8548 8808 9066 9326 9585 9844 10103 10362
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 888 1294 1480 1768 2123 2478 2833 3188 3543 3898 4254 4499 4845 5192 5539 5885 6232 6579 6925 7272 7619 7965 8109 8447 8786 9124 9462 9800 10138 10477 10815 11153 11491 11829 12168 12506 12844 13182 13520
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 373 745 1117 1489 1776 2131 2486 2841 3197 3552 3907 4262 4507 4854 5200 5547 5894 6240 6587 6934 7280 7627 7974 8118 8456 8794 9132 9470 9809 10147 10485 10823 11161 11500 11838 12176 12514 12853 13191 13529
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:  

€34, 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 440 880
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 584 1167
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 626 1252
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 652 1177
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 808 1396
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€34, 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 508 1015 1522
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 652 1303 1954
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 694 1387 2080
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1312 1946
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1531 2258
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€34, 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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