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 .

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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 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks 24 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 194 388 582 776 1058 1411 2116 2680 3350 3808
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 657 986 1055 1606 1969 2953 3796 4745 5482
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 855 1283 1261 2010 2380 3570 4619 5773 6716
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 344 688 1032 1375 1957 2609 3914 5077 6346 7404
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 388 776 1164 1552 2222 2962 4443 5782 7228 8462
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 16/01, 30/01, 13/02, 27/02, 13/03, 27/03, 10/04, 24/04, 08/05, 22/05, 05/06, 20/06, 04/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 28/08/015, 11/09, 25/09, 09/10, 23/10, 07/11, 20/11, 04/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €14 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Double studios can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€32

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 2017 the school is closed on:09/01/2017, 20/03/2017, 13/04/2017, 14/03/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 19/06/2017, 26/06/2017, 03/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 16/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 08/12/2017, 25/12/2017. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 194 388 582 776 882 1058 1234 1411 1587 1763 1939 2116 2177 2345 2512 2680 2847 3015 3182 3350 3517 3685 3852 3808 3967 4125 4284 4443 4601 4760 4918 5077 5236 5394 5553 5712 5870 6029 6188 6346
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 344 688 1032 1375 1631 1957 2283 2609 2935 3262 3588 3914 4125 4443 4760 5077 5394 5712 6029 6346 6664 6981 7298 7404 7712 8021 8329 8638 8946 9255 9563 9872 10180 10489 10797 11106 11414 11723 12031 12339
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 698 1024 1218 1434 1723 2010 2298 2586 2874 3161 3449 3622 3901 4180 4459 4738 5017 5296 5575 5854 6133 6411 6479 6749 7020 7289 7560 7830 8100 8370 8640 8910 9181 9450 9721 9991 10261 10531 10802
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 926 1349 1543 1843 2213 2583 2953 3323 3693 4064 4434 4689 5051 5412 5773 6135 6496 6857 7219 7580 7942 8303 8453 8805 9158 9510 9863 10215 10568 10920 11273 11626 11978 12331 12683 13036 13388 13741 14093
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 388 776 1164 1552 1851 2222 2592 2962 3332 3702 4072 4443 4698 5059 5421 5782 6144 6505 6866 7228 7589 7950 8312 8462 8814 9167 9519 9872 10224 10577 10929 11282 11634 11987 12339 12692 13045 13397 13750 14102
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:  

€36, 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:  

€32

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 .

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 459 917
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 609 1217
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1186
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1384
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 653 1305
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €14 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Double studios can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€32

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 2017 the school is closed on:09/01/2017, 20/03/2017, 13/04/2017, 14/03/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 19/06/2017, 26/06/2017, 03/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 16/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 08/12/2017, 25/12/2017. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

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 459 917
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 609 1217
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 653 1305
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 680 1226
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 842 1455
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, 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:  

€32

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 .

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 679 1358 2036
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1327 1991
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1525 2288
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 723 1446 2169
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €14 per week
Info studio apartment:  

Double studios can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€32

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 2017 the school is closed on:09/01/2017, 20/03/2017, 13/04/2017, 14/03/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 19/06/2017, 26/06/2017, 03/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 16/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 08/12/2017, 25/12/2017. A discount is given if the school is closed for 2 consecutive days.

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 679 1358 2036
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 723 1446 2169
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 1367 2028
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1596 2354
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€36, 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:  

€32

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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