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International House Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Bogota in the last 12 months
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

International House Bogota (IH)

  • The school is located in the heart of Bogotá's financial district, surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars for all budgets and walking distance to world-class shopping malls.
  • The language school International House Bogota was founded in Bogota, Colombia in 2007.
  • Address: Carrera 13, Nº 72 - 23, 110221 - Bogota, Colombia (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Servicios Linguisticos IH Colombia SAS
  • Tax registration ID: NIT901010913 0
  • Abbreviated name of school: IH Bogota
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by International House Bogota

At International House Alegre Schools the health and safety of our students and employees is a top priority. We are continuously monitoring the global updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are up to date on the most relevant information and protocols.
Our school is open for face to face Spanish classes and we have the necesary measurements to prevent COVID.
Family stay and apartments available as well.
Airport for both Mexico and Bogotá is open.

Accreditations and Quality seals

International House World Organisation

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

11

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 US$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
17
9
2
10
2
3
2
2
3
10
12

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is El Dorado International Airport.

El Dorado International Airport:
35 US$ pick up
70 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 07 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 16 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 42
Price in US$ 230 219 460 437 690 656 920 874 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2535 2409 4440 4218 6510 6185
The course includes Spanish immersion with social programme (entrance fees and transport not included).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 2700 2565 3000 2850 3600 3420
The contents, time and starting dates of these private classes can be arranged to suit the individual student's needs.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 450 428 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4050 3848 4500 4275 5400 5130
The contents, time and starting dates of these private classes can be arranged to suit the individual student's needs.
Students must take a minimum of 2 hour sessions. One-lesson is USD 45. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bogota
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 242 230 -- -- -- -- 462 439
This course is for students to prepare before coming to Colombia or continue their studies after returning home. The course consists of interactive study materials and can also include individual written and spoken tutorials with a qualified language instructor.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 1750 1663 2100 1995 2450 2328 2800 2660 3150 2993 3500 3325 4200 3990
The contents, time and starting dates of these private classes can be arranged to suit the individual student's needs. For two students with the same level who want to study together.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ -- -- -- 920 874 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2535 2409 4440 4218 6510 6185
This programme combines an Intensive Spanish Course with 3 or 4 hours of volunteer work with children each afternoon.
Activities may include: teaching basic English, playing table games and participating in other recreational activities.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 42
Price in US$ 530 504 1060 1007 1590 1511 2120 2014 3060 2907 4080 3876 5100 4845 6120 5814 6435 6114 11640 11058 19110 18155
The aim of this course is to help improve the student’s level of competence in many typical work-related activities such as participating in meetings, using the telephone for business, negotiating and selling, making presentations, etc. Students are also introduced to a wide range of business vocabulary and given an insight into the sort of cultural differences that they may encounter while doing business in Colombia.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 42
Price in US$ 405 385 810 770 1215 1155 1620 1539 2310 2195 3080 2926 3850 3658 4620 4389 4810 4570 8640 8208 13860 13167
The aim of this course is to help improve the student’s level of competence in many typical work-related activities such as participating in meetings, using the telephone for business, negotiating and selling, making presentations, etc. Students are also introduced to a wide range of business vocabulary and given an insight into the sort of cultural differences that they may encounter while doing business in Colombia.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1680 1596 2240 2128 2800 2660 3360 3192 3445 3273 6120 5814 9450 8978
Students will learn the basic steps with expert dance instructors. This programme combines four hours per week of dance lessons with an Intensive Spanish course.
The dance school is just 6 minutes’ walk from IH Bogotá.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 61 58 -- -- -- -- 116 111
This course is for students to prepare before coming to Colombia or continue their studies after returning home. The course consists of interactive study materials and can also include individual written and spoken tutorials with a qualified language instructor.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:The week starting 06 Apr includes two public holidays and therefore has a special price of USD 145.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
32 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 280 560 840 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
47 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 2200 2640 220
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
37 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in US$ 420 910 1400 1890 2380 2870 3360 3850 4830 5810 490 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
Studio apartments usually 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 cleaning service twice a week.
Price extra night:
70 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in US$ 540 1170 1800 2430 3060 3690 4320 4950 6210 7470 630 200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Studio apartments usually 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.
Price extra night:
90 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Students are not allowed to cook in host family houses. If students buy food and wish to leave it in the fridge, the family will leave some space for them. They should however always check with the family before putting the food in the fridge.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Squash 
Tennis 
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Organisation

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Value for money

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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What students liked about International House Bogota, Bogota
Super central location of the school, and friendly reception - but ultimately the lessons with a really good teacher, who was able to adjust to the students even though they had very different levels.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Nice place in the Candelaria area. I liked the rapport with the teacher.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Visit the museums in the area, enjoy a coffee.
I met many international students and made practice of my Spanish.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
3.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you like, you should identify the area where you want to stay. Otherwise, it would be very far and difficult to get the school.
Other comments: Teachers are very friendly, kind and flexible.
That you feel like one big group of friends within the school
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Additional information
Other comments: Maybe it would be a great addition if the school could provide a kind of 'basic' course for backpackers/travellers, which they can use during their backpacktour!
The school staff helped me, when I had a problem.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I think that it's appropriate to use "usted" for a teacher with a sense of Japanese. However, the students from other countries used "tu". I think it was good to feel more closer toward the teachers.

Brochures

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    FAQ about International House Bogota, Bogota

  • Spanish courses at International House start at 10 US$ for Online Course (Untutored) course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of International House Bogota
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from El Dorado International Airport (35 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House Bogota varies from 1 students (One-to-One Tuition ) to 8 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at International House Bogota hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at International House Bogota comes from Germany with a 17% representation, followed by students from USA (12%) and Holland (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International House Bogota offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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