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 228 456 684 912 1040 1248 1456 1664 1872 2080 2288 2496 2511 2704 2898 3091 3284 3477 3670 3863 4056 4250 4443 4636 4829 5022 5215 5408 5602 5795 5988 6181 6374 6567 6760 6954 7147 7340 7533 7726
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 416 832 1248 1664 1981 2378 2774 3170 3566 3962 4359 4755 4958 5339 5720 6102 6483 6864 7246 7627 8008 8390 8771 9152 9534 9915 10296 10678 11059 11440 11822 12203 12584 12966 13347 13728 14110 14491 14872 15254
Intensive with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 476 951 1427 1902 2279 2734 3190 3645 4101 4557 5012 5468 5730 6171 6612 7053 7493 7934 8375 8816 9256 9697 10138 10579 11020 11460 11901 12342 12783 13223 13664 14105 14546 14986 15427 15868 16309 16749 17190 17631
Intensive with studio apartment, double room, no meals 496 1036 1575 2115 2556 3076 3596 4116 4636 5156 5676 6196 6523 7028 7533 8038 8543 9048 9554 10059 10564 11069 11574 12079 12584 13090 13595 14100 14605 15110 15615 16120 16626 17131 17636 18141 18646 19151 19656 20162
Intensive with studio apartment, single room, no meals 644 1357 2071 2784 3398 4091 4784 5478 6171 6864 7558 8251 8751 9430 10108 10787 11465 12144 12822 13501 14179 14858 15536 16215 16893 17572 18250 18928 19607 20285 20964 21642 22321 22999 23678 24356 25035 25713 26392 27070
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:  

€50, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €31 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €31 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 199 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: € 35 [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 525 1050
Commercial Spanish with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 714 1427
Commercial Spanish with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 773 1546
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, double room, no meals 793 1630
Commercial Spanish with studio apartment, single room, no meals 941 1952
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€50, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €31 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €31 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 199 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: € 35 [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 595 1189 1783
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 783 1565 2348
One-to-one with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 842 1684 2526
One-to-one with studio apartment, double room, no meals 862 1768 2675
One-to-one with studio apartment, single room, no meals 1011 2090 3170
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Course materials:  

€50, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €31 per week
Info executive host family:  

Executive host family includes private bathroom.

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €31 per week
Info studio apartment:  

A $ 200 / € 199 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: € 35 [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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