Learn more about our flexibility promise and our latest travel updates. Click here for more details.

Learn Spanish in Bogota, Colombia

We offer the following courses:

– Spanish Language

– Spanish + Salsa

– Discover Colombia 

Located in the northern area of South America, Colombia is a beautiful and diverse country. It has developed considerably in recent years and is now safe to visit, offering vibrant cities, pristine beaches, dense jungles, inspiring mountains and, of course, the ever present warmth and genuine friendliness of the Colombian people.  A country full of contrasts, still slightly off the beaten track, Colombia beckons those with a sense of adventure.

Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is located in the centre of the country at 2,625m above sea level (the third highest capital in South America) and has over 7 million inhabitants. Discover the historic centre ‘La Candelaria’ with its charming colonial-style buildings. Enjoy the energy of this modern university city with restaurants, museums, galleries and cultural events as well as a vibrant nightlife.  All of that with an almost perfect climate, with temperatures averaging approximately 20ºC throughout the year – the perfect place to improve your Spanish and discover real Colombian culture!

Our School
Our school is located close to the financial district in one of the most dynamic parts of the city.  There are 11 classrooms, all with plenty of natural light, an internet room with free access to computers and WiFi.  The school is close to  a number of universities meaning that there is a large student presence in the area, and it is just 30 minutes from La Candelaria, the historic old town.  The school is well connected with the rest of the city by public transport.

Cultural Activities and Excursions
A weekly social programme offers further Spanish immersion with cultural activities including museum visits, salsa classes, ‘tejo’ game and excursions in Bogotá. Most activities are free of charge but students may have to pay entrance fees and transport costs where applicable.  Once a month, the school organises full day excursions at the weekend to places of interest outside the city of Bogotá. A supplement is required for the full day excursions. You will receive a copy of the social programme upon arrival.

National Holidays 

The school will be closed on the following public holidays and no classes will be held.  Only individual lessons will be rescheduled.

1/6 January, 23 March, 9/10 April, 1/25 May, 15/22/29 June, 20 July, 7/17 August, 12 October, 2/16 November, 8/25 December 2020.

Transfers
One way transfers to/from Bogota city El Dorado International Airport between 08.00 and 21.00 are charged at £45 per person.  Transfers outwith these hours will cost £60 per person, one way.

Courses are available all year round for a range of ages and levels.  Course fees include a placement test, course certificate, use of school facilities including internet and some cultural/social activities.

Please click on one of the options below for more details:

General Spanish Course

This course is designed for those who wish to learn general Spanish language skills, ideal for use in everyday life.  All lessons are taught in Spanish only and teachers discourage the use of any other language in the classroom.  Please note that students are required to purchase the course book at the school for approx. 50 US$.  Long term courses are also available for 5+ weeks – please contact us for more details.

General Spanish Course

Course duration: 1 or more weeks
Consists of: 20 group lessons per week
Class timetable: 09.00 – 13.00 including 20 minute break (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Maximum class size: 8 students
Minimum language level: beginner
Minimum age: 16 years
Cost: 1 week £225 / 2 weeks £450 / 3 weeks £660 / 4 weeks £880

2020 Start dates 

You can start a course on any Monday throughout the year (except public holidays) unless you are a complete beginner in which case you may only start courses on these dates:

January: 13, 27   February: 10, 24   March: 9, 24   April: 6, 20   May: 4, 18  June: 1, 16, 30   July: 13, 27    August: 10, 24   September: 7, 21   October: 5, 19   November: 3, 17, 30   December: 14, 28

Please note: the following Mondays are public holidays and courses in those weeks will start on the Tuesday:

  • January 6; March 23; May 23; June 15, 22, 29; July 20; August 17; Oct 12; Nov 2, 16

Individual Spanish Course

One-to-one tuition is ideal for those who would like intensive learning or those who wish to focus on specific topics as lesson content can be tailored to an individual’s needs.  For example, you can request help to develop negotiating, presentation, telephone or writing skills, etc.  This type of course can either be one-to-one with the teacher, or can be combined with a General Spanish Course.

Course duration: 1 or more weeks
Consists of: 10/15 individual lessons per week
Class timetable: flexible
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Maximum class size: 1 student
Minimum language level: beginner
Minimum age: 18 years
Cost: 10 lessons per week, 1 week £300 / 2 weeks £600
15 lessons per week, 1 week £450 / 2 weeks £900

2020 Start dates: Individual courses can start on any weekday, except on public holidays.

Spanish + Salsa in Bogotá

This course combines morning group Spanish tuition with 6 hours of salsa lessons each week with the best local salsa teachers.

Course duration: 1-4 weeks
Spanish tuition: 20 group Spanish + 4 group salsa lessons per week
Class timetable: 09.30 – 13.30 including 20 minute break (Mon-Fri) + 3 afternoon sessions
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Maximum class size: 8 students
Minimum language level: beginner
Minimum salsa level: beginner
Minimum age: 18 years
Cost: 1 week £270   2 weeks  £540   extra week £270

2020 Start dates

You can start a course on any Monday throughout the year (except public holidays) unless you are a complete beginner in which case you may only start courses on these dates:

January: 13, 27   February: 10, 24   March: 9, 24   April: 6, 20   May: 4, 18  June: 1, 16, 30   July: 13, 27    August: 10, 24   September: 7, 21   October: 5, 19   November: 3, 17, 30   December: 14, 28

Please note: the following Mondays are public holidays and courses in those weeks will start on the Tuesday:

  • January 6; March 23; May 23; June 15, 22, 29; July 20; August 17; Oct 12; Nov 2, 16

Discover Colombia

Perfect your Spanish in Bogotá before heading off into the Amazon rainforest to discover its natural beauty and ecological diversity, as well as the rich culture of the local indigenous communities.  This 5-day Amazon eco-adventure takes place where Colombia borders both Peru and Brazil and includes fully guided activities such as hiking through nature reserves and canoeing down rivers to see pink dolphins.

Programme duration: 2 or more weeks Spanish Course + Amazon Adventure
Spanish tuition: 20 group lessons per week
Class timetable: 09.30 – 13.30 including 20 minute break (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Maximum class size: 8 students
Minimum language level: beginner
Amazon Adventure: 5 days in the Amazon
Minimum age: 18 years
Cost (Spanish Course): on application
Cost (Amazon Adventure): Ask us for more details

 2020 dates on request

Accommodation is available in local homestays and studio apartments all year round. Accommodation is from Sunday night until Saturday morning and extra nights are available on request (1 week = 6 nights / 2 weeks = 13 nights).

Homestay

This type of accommodation is perfect for those who wish to be fully immersed in everyday Colombian life.  These are local homes which have been carefully selected and inspected.

Standard

Single, bed & breakfast  Single, half board
1 week  £210  £230
Extra week  £210  £230
Extra night  £35  £40

With private bathroom

  Single, bed & breakfast  Single, half board
1 week   £255  £280
Extra week   £255  £280
Extra night   £43  £47

Studio Apartments

Located within easy walking distance of the school are self catering studio apartments with an open plan bedroom/living room, small kitchen area and bathroom/shower.  The studios are all equipped with crockery and cooking equipment and there are a number of shops nearby for buying provisions. Double occupancy of the studio apartments is possible for two people who are travelling together and on payment of a 15% supplement of the usual single room price.

Single room, self-catering
per week  £495